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FishAintBiting

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In Topic: Butt Finally Over Gunwale in RS Aero 9

04 June 2016 - 02:56 AM

Facinating that your Neanderthalic cognitive capabilities are still shining!   :blink:

 

Boat and wind speeds in Knots, surely you are clever enough to communicate with the whole world!


In Topic: Butt Finally Over Gunwale in RS Aero 9

03 June 2016 - 04:15 AM

Butt is definitely over the edge.

 

First minute the boat didn't look to be sailed that flat, second minute an improvement.

 

Not sure you are holding the tiller extension well, looks awkward.

 

Keep at it!


In Topic: RS Aero - Windward Capsize Recovery Technique

01 June 2016 - 07:41 AM

 

 

Always wear a pdf.
Always

 
I agree that should always be taught to anyone learning to sail. And I appreciate where you're coming from. And I certainly would never suggest for anyone else to not wear a PFD. But we're going to have to agree to disagree about exceptions to this general rule when (1) a fit sailor w/ decent skills is (2) in very chill conditions. Baby can't be put in a corner forever; the freedom of the speedo has to be let loose at some point.

It's your call.
I always wear one on a dinghy in wind (been out for a swim with my wife when they're was no wind in summer and obviously we weren't wearing pdf, but always one stayed on the boat)
It's more a feeling than a necessity.
I feel naked without pdf when sailing.
It's like the bicycle helmet. I'm so used to it, that it feels strange not to wear one.

 

 

 

 

The other question to ask - how far can I swim?

 

Now prove yourself by doing this in open water, much tougher than in a pool!   :blink:

 

I can do 1,000m in the pool but this is not continuous swimming either.  

 

Can you make it to shore?


In Topic: RS Aero - Windward Capsize Recovery Technique

01 June 2016 - 04:09 AM

 

Always wear a pdf.
Always

 

I agree that should always be taught to anyone learning to sail. And I appreciate where you're coming from. And I certainly would never suggest for anyone else to not wear a PFD. But we're going to have to agree to disagree about exceptions to this general rule when (1) a fit sailor w/ decent skills is (2) in very chill conditions. Baby can't be put in a corner forever; the freedom of the speedo has to be let loose at some point.

 

 

 

 

IMHO I'd be more than a little cautious about about your own self belief and ability to do without a PFD, this is with respect to "w/ decent skills".

 

Haven't been inspired yet by anything you've shown so far.  

 

In the past when sailing an International 14 and also an 18foot skiff, I never used a PFD BUT there was someone else with the boat (either 1 or 2 others respectively) and the racing had officers observing what was going on.

 

What happens if you are knocked out cold by the boom?

Have had a surfboard knock me out years ago and came-to face down in the water.  Very luck to have survived that.

 

A little caution and a PFD when sailing solo would be a wise call.

 

Good luck,

 

Fish

 

PS - Budgie Smugglers should be banned and our previous PM who wore these shot!


In Topic: RS Aero - Windward Capsize Recovery Technique

31 May 2016 - 07:00 AM

With such slow sheet/ helm reactions i am not surprised at windward dunkings. Sail surfing i imagine would require constant chasing of breeze along with some body dynamics, limited only when the wave traps you. steering a clunker like that in a dead straight line & dunking is waay slower than heading up a tad or over trim the sail for a few seconds. :)

 

+1

 

Might want to take the mainsheet so that it goes directly to the boom, skip the normal block, when heading down-wind too

 

Be alert, as the world needs more lerts  :blink: