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  1. Cashelmore

    Wilford Brimley DTS

    Epic scene:
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    Seek advice on forced buyout of 1/3 share in sailboat

    Have a friend cuff the rudder and withhold the key until a reasonable deal is reached. /s
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    Singlehanding a J46?

    Lol. Would that actually work for more than a couple tacks in light air? It’d sure be a funny sight. Why not just get powered winches?
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    Singlehanding a J46?

    Awesome feedback. Thanks
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    Singlehanding a J46?

    How easy is it to singlehand a J46? Boat handling: Let's forget about the spin for now. Is it easy to hoist and drop the main and jib? Is it easy to tack the jib if an autopilot takes care of the helm? Is it doable to trim the main with or without an autopilot, or is handling the main and the wheel pretty much a two person operation? Performance: Does it truck upwind pretty well in 0 to 30 knots without a few thousand pounds on the rail? Sure, you have to depower sooner than fully crewed boats and tacks will be slower. Will the boat be fairly well under control and sort of keep up with the jones, or will you be basically blown off the water in anything over 10 knots without a few thousand pounds on the rail? What about handling the corners of the course and transitioning to downwind? Transitioning back to upwind at the leeward mark? Transitioning between reaching and close hauled and vice versa? Would W/L beer can races be doable and fun, or dangerous and a terrible idea? What about doing longer races solo like the Transpac, N2E, King Harbor, Coastal Cup in So Cal, etc..? More importantly, would it be a lot of fun? Or would sailing a J46 solo be a huge pain in the butt?
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    Singlehanding a J46

    How easy is it to singlehand a J46? Boat handling: Let's forget about the spin for now. Is it easy to hoist and drop the main and jib? Is it easy to tack the jib if an autopilot takes care of the helm? Is it doable to trim the main with or without an autopilot, or is handling the main and the wheel pretty much a two person operation? Performance: Does it truck upwind pretty well in 0 to 30 knots without a few thousand pounds on the rail? Sure, you have to depower sooner than fully crewed boats and tacks will be slower. Will the boat be fairly well under control and sort of keep up with the jones, or will you be basically blown off the water in anything over 10 knots without a few thousand pounds on the rail? What about handling the corners of the course and transitioning to downwind? Transitioning back to upwind at the leeward mark? Transitioning between reaching and close hauled and vice versa? Would W/L beer can races be doable and fun, or dangerous and a terrible idea? What about doing longer races solo like the Transpac, N2E, King Harbor, Coastal Cup in So Cal, etc..? More importantly, would it be a lot of fun? Or would sailing a J46 solo be a huge pain in the ass and not worth the effort?
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    yellow fever

    At least 5 have been mentioned in this thread so far. 6 if the current rig is toast.
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    yellow fever

    I heard the pedestals were connected to both the jib and main at the same time. They were bringing in the jib without realizing they were cranking the crap out of the main. If over-tightening the main snapped the rig by the gooseneck, then that's one hell of a strong sail and/or a weak rig.
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    yellow fever

    Heard the same. New mast in the last year or two. Shame. Busted by the gooseneck.