{Stus-List} How To Sail a 33-1 Faster? Tanks,

ckilgour at sympatico.ca ckilgour at sympatico.ca
Fri Nov 16 09:43:55 EST 2007


That's a great idea!  Heck, at least the fenders won't be chatting to each other when they should be watching for puffs and such.

Cheers
Colin
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Bob Moriarty" <bobmor99 at gmail.com>

Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 19:56:16 
To:"David Ryan" <dryan at buckeye-express.com>, cnc-list at cnc-list.com
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} How To Sail a 33-1 Faster? Tanks,


>From a shorthanded perspective, how about filling some fenders full of
lead shot and chaining them to the windward toe rail (gotta love those
slotted toe rails).

On Nov 15, 2007 6:49 PM, David Ryan <dryan at buckeye-express.com> wrote:
> I agree with the empty water tanks, especially if you are not cruising. I
> carry a case of bottled water or maybe 2 cases for overnight races for those
> that don't want beer or pop.  Besides, water in my tank gets smelly quickly.
> I go with a full gas tank as much as I can, just because somebody told me
> that you can get condensation inside with an empty/part empty tank. It is on
> the centerline, too.
>
> You guys got me thinking about the Puff thing.
> When a big puff hits, it is usually my tendancy to head up a bit so the boat
> does not heel over too much. Then, I sailed with a very good racer that
> encouraged me to head DOWN a few degrees, and build speed  when the puff
> hits. The main and/or traveller gets eased, but the jib stays put, and if
> people are on the rail they hike hard.  That way, you use the energy to
> boost speed, which outweighs the modest gain to weather by luffing a little.
> It seems very counter-intuitive, but when I've tried it, it does seem to
> work, and work well.
> What do you think???
> dave ryan
>
> PS: for the jib-skirting job, it would be great if the mastman does it. But
> Bob (and most of us, I think) sails short handed, and I was trying to use
> the least # of people.
>
>
>
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