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In Topic: Forecasting for gusts and what drives them

21 February 2017 - 12:36 PM

Gusts in the teens are not a problem. In my opinion. the most important thing in the canoe is to slow down your frantic reaction clock. When you swim, take your time righting the boat. Missed recoveries are exhausting and if you do it three times in a row while rushing, you will be so spent that you may end up turtled. Slow down. Take your time. That is my biggest peiec f useful advice from 2 years experience.

I don't find gusts to high teens much trouble--but 20s is another thing entirely. Steady 15 is very nice. Steady 20 not so nice if you are new. 

 

brag brag brag


In Topic: What's the hardest dinghy you've sailed?

16 February 2017 - 05:42 AM

 
Wow man you must be the best sailor in the world! I think i should worship you in my prayers.
 

I love this post! when are you visiting Aus for a sail/holiday?
I am not worthy to meet the gods of difficult dinghy sailing. For they are the masters who managed to build a boat that was so difficult to sail.
For some reason, which I fail to fully comprehend yet, they built their boat by breaching common sense (and maybe even physics itself) to make it even more difficult to sail by having virtually no freeboard and thus not allowing any heeling at all, as the boat will immediately fill and sink.

Further I am not ready for the pilgrimage to the holy country of difficult dinghies to sail. For you are the true masters of difficult dinghy sailing and the ones who invented the holy skiff trinity and laid the rules of how it's name may or may not be used for the classification of boats that non believers claim to be also difficult to sail.

In Topic: RS Aero 9 Sail - How to Buy Cheap?

13 February 2017 - 06:39 PM

Some people spend all they have to buy a Porsche, but then they go cheap on the new tires and braking pads, etc... because they don't need an can't really afford the racing spec.
 
why should anyone give a fuck?


Were this "Porsche Anarchy" then I dare say somebody might point out that a cheap supercar has full supercar running costs. Once upon a time Jeremy Clarkson and friends did a feature demonstrating exactly that point. IIRC the "bombshell" line was "yes you can buy a supercar for £6K but for the love of God, don't".

Since this is a thread on the Aero, discussion on its application is in order. Discussion on a point is not to be confused with "giving a fuck" about what someone else does.
 
Btw, do you own an Aero?

3 of them.

In Topic: RS Aero 9 Sail - How to Buy Cheap?

13 February 2017 - 09:28 AM

 

The aero (just like the laser used to and still does) also severs another market. Those that see in the boat the ideal Plattform to blast around on their own. Just for the sake of it. Or to store it at their holiday house in Spain or what ever! And simply enjoy the wind (and water) in their hair.


I own an Aero and it would be a pretty crap choice as a beach boat. It is lightweight and quite easily damaged. There are better choices out there for general recreational use.

 

I know what DTA is doing and am pleased he is having fun. I would not however buy a used boat off him.

 

 

great - then don't!

 

better boats out there? maybe, it depends what you want.

 

Beach boat? what is a beach boat? I'd sail a RS areo alone just for fun - I know of others who do too. without beach...

 

it the laser an ideal beach boat? Guess not,

but then look around and see what you find one the beaches all around the world?

 

I'm sure what you thing is a good blast around boat is a qualified assessment

 

however it does not affect people all around the world to buy whatever they want.

 

Is a Porsche a good car for driving around in town?

or a Ferrari?

 

 

Some people spend all they have to buy a Porsche, but then they go cheap on the new tires and braking pads, etc... because they don't need an can't really afford the racing spec.

 

why should anyone give a fuck?


In Topic: RS Aero 9 Sail - How to Buy Cheap?

12 February 2017 - 07:43 PM

Dion, I believe you could  have one made cheap, Mariner sails here in dfw was gunna build me a custom one off mylar for my IC and it would be 700$, a dacron replica should be dirt cheap.

Stock Mylar cloth is less expensive than stock dacron cloth. I will once again advise getting the sail repaired. I have jibs that are 40% patch and are still better than poorly made one's. Support your local loft.

DRC

Exactly
They are the ones to support.
A sail maker can repair a lot. It will cost you up to 200.

I understand that you also want a replacement sail. At least as backup.