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Old 07-14-2017, 07:17 PM   #181
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I'm excited. Going to West End then Abacos Wednesday, Lord willin, weather permittin.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:23 PM   #182
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Very cool! Congrats!
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:31 PM   #183
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Thanks. Don't kick me off the forum! I'm not a real sailor!
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:50 PM   #184
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:50 PM   #185
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That's great Dude, so happy for you! Above all, have fun!!!
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:16 PM   #186
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Old 07-16-2017, 10:42 PM   #187
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My eldest son approves of the mast.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:16 PM   #188
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Well done, Cardude!

Nice to have another steadysailer on here.
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Old 07-16-2017, 11:22 PM   #189
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Test sail today. 4.5 knots SOG in about 10 knots of wind on a broad reach with no engine. That was better than I expected actually.
She performs very well. I'd need the current to be helping to get that speed with 10 knots of wind.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:29 AM   #190
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I might have had some current going with me. Had the rigger showing me all the ropes underway and I was pretty distracted.
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Old 07-17-2017, 05:52 AM   #191
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Well done, Cardude!

Nice to have another steadysailer on here.


Steadysailer. That's what I need to call this thing.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:01 AM   #192
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Looks good cardude . Now you can hang some shade . You're gonna have some fun with this new rig. She looks easy to sail. Built in get home package.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:24 AM   #193
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Looks good cardude . Now you can hang some shade . You're gonna have some fun with this new rig. She looks easy to sail. Built in get home package.

I bought some of that mesh shade material with some grommets sewn in. Definitely need to make some shade out there.

The rig seems fairly easy, I just need some practice so I can identify all the lines quicker.

Heading to Lake Worth today then West End tomorrow or Wednesday.

Waiting on a diver to clean the bottom. I didn't think of having that done but should have-- the boat has been sitting for a couple of months and it has barnacles on the bottom I realized after I cleaned out the AC sea strainer, which also was filled with barnacles. They must really like the water on the St Lucie river. I've never had barnacles on the inside of the strainer.
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Still at the dock unfortunately. Stupid autopilot problems. I might be hand steering to the Bahamas. I guess I shouldn't worry and just go.
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Greetings,
Mr. 01. Otto is probably confused with the new fancy rig...

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Sailboats are designed to sail heeled, esp on the wind,motor cruisers are designed to operate sitting evenly. I`m interested how the boat copes with the heeling affect while under sail? Any issues?
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Old 07-19-2017, 01:22 PM   #198
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We are anchored at Lake Worth waiting to cross to West End early tomorrow AM. Went down the ICW from Stuart.

Got waked by multiple big sport fish boats on the ICW. The addition of the rig has really dampened the roll from wakes. Before the roll was very violent and snappy. Now it's gentle. So that's a nice plus.

I'm not really sure why the roll subsided so much. Seems like the extra weight above would have made it worse not better, but I'm not complaining!
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"I'm not really sure why the roll subsided so much. Seems like the extra weight above would have made it worse not better, but I'm not complaining!"

The weight up high slows down the roll.

Fishing schooners on the Banks would hoist an anchor part way up the mast for a smoother ride in a blow..
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"I'm not really sure why the roll subsided so much. Seems like the extra weight above would have made it worse not better, but I'm not complaining!"

The weight up high slows down the roll.

Fishing schooners on the Banks would hoist an anchor part way up the mast for a smoother ride in a blow..
Yup. And sailboats without their masts can have a nasty snap. Lots of cases where dismasted boats have been abandoned because the motion without the mast was too violent.
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