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Lee H

Member Since 18 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 23 2014 02:50 AM

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In Topic: i550

06 November 2014 - 01:00 AM

Does anyone know if i550's have a PHRF rating?

In Topic: i550

03 November 2014 - 10:47 PM

Went out again on Sunday, 5-7 knots with gusts to around 10. These boats really like to dig in and sit on that chine and IMHO they could definitely do better with traps, so I am ordering some wires to try it out. I also need to get that outboard into the cabin. 





In Topic: i550

31 October 2014 - 03:14 AM


We've still got our harnesses from our beach cat days, so I might rig up a couple of traps and see what it is like. 


....I've been wondering what it'd be like to attach those harnesses to the centreline--sorta like star harnesses


That might work, though it looks like it still puts a lot of stress on the thighs. I guess you could adjust it so it is not as extreme as hiking in a star. 

In Topic: i550

31 October 2014 - 01:16 AM

Wow, 30-35 knot gusts must have been a handful.


The trailing end of the keel is not square. I didn't do the alternating "rounding" like the you did Eric, but we have a one sided rounding like #8 in this table (or maybe #7 worst case). Will have to do some more sailing in various winds to see if it is repeatable/predictable. 


We've still got our harnesses from our beach cat days, so I might rig up a couple of traps and see what it is like. 

In Topic: i550

27 October 2014 - 07:45 PM

Took our i550 out again on Sunday, the winds were very mild, so it was somewhat boring except for a few decent gusts. Was good to get the spinnaker up and iron out more learning issues with the way we have the boat rigged. Unfortunately not enough wind to plane. 


Was wondering what the highest consistent wind speed anyone has sailed an i550 in? We found that even with 8-10 knot gusts, they sure have a tendency to heel and sit on that chine.


Close hauled when we had one exceptionally strong gust, we kept her almost dead flat with a lot of hiking, and I felt a mild vibration through the boat. Afterwards I was wondering if it was the keel vibrating. Anyone experience anything like that?


Totally class illegal, but made me wonder again about using trapeze on one of these boats, which is very doable with my rotating rig. Craziness or worth a shot?