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  1. leeboweffect

    Tuning Runs On The Nacra 5.0

    A bit of fun from 07.21.2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz2LnvoFS7E&feature=youtu.be
  2. A bit of fun from 06.21.2019. Enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_AtEBQSS-8
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    A Little Fun From May 19th - "Beach Cat Bidet"

    Vespa, really, let's talk BOOOORING...Go back to your sheep, they love ewe...
  4. Reverse shifts, how to land a beach cat (onshore breeze, lake version) and use the boat as a bidet! Enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD1Q4cpGDh8
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    The Nacra 5.0 In Very Gusty/Shifty Winds

    When I got the boat four years ago the clevis pin attaching the diamond to the tang would catch the shroud almost every time. I don't know how folks over the years sailed the boat that way or how they didn't tear the diamond tang off. I thought I has solved it permanently with spacers and vinyl tubing. I will be checking everything. https://www.thebeachcats.com/index.php?module=forums&func=viewtopic&topic=15819
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    The Nacra 5.0 In Very Gusty/Shifty Winds

    Thanks, I'll check out the geometry. As I said above, this never happened before. The static rig setup was firm, not hyper tight. Yes I do own a trap harness, but never use it on this lake due to the shifty nature of the winds on it. I don't like reverse capsizing and/or tea bagging.
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    The Nacra 5.0 In Very Gusty/Shifty Winds

    Yes, I see now that there has to be something caught, but I have no idea what. I'm going to thoroughly look the geometry over and try to reproduce whatever caused this. Three and a half years sailing this boat it has never happened before. The Nacra 5.0 doesn't have a mast rotation limiter. The mast "assumes" a position much like the Hobie 16 except the Hobie 16 does have stops at the extremes.
  8. A bit of fun from last week...enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2Iz6Zqnlkw
  9. A little fun on Oak Hollow Lake from last Wednesday. Enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d3bwCHZ890
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    My Apologies, and a Question re CAT TRAX

    Just bought a set of used Cat Trax. The cradles and wheels are set too wide for my boat. To relocate everything I will have to re-drill the axle. All of the cradle attachment holes must be in the same plane and centered. Does anyone have a jig/technique for doing this with hand tools?
  11. Here is some pretty interesting footage from our 2018 Interclub Regatta. The crash at 5:00 is scary and a teachable moment. Situational awareness is paramount in avoiding potentially life threatening crashes like this one. Think about this the next time you find yourself crowding someone on the line in heavy traffic. My Nacra 5.0, sail #967 appears in the footage a couple of times. Enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sszNNfS8A0A
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    When is old, too old? P16

    IMHO the P16 is a better boat than an H16. I've seen experienced hands with them smoke H16s. The pros are: - Overall higher quality construction and better design which one would expect as it come out after the H16. - More robust crossbar to deck (flush mount, no pylon) arrangement. - Larger bow displacement, less prone to pitchpole which allows the boat to be driven much harder off the wind. Used parts are more difficult to come by, but there are always parts whores on ebay with an overpriced stash. Most folks I know that have them buy very cheap "parts" boats when they pop up. The only reason that this boat didn't become more popular than the H16 is that Hobie penetrated the the market very hard and fast with the product plus the "cool" factor and aura of the "Hobie Way Of Life." There is no such thing as too old. Buy it and have fun.
  13. Enjoy... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDjHMcWzkW8
  14. A quick side by side comparison of GPS telemetry instruments commonly used on sailboats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xv3JMuvxy54