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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    I'm only competitive upwind on one tack and when it's flat. I tack, lock off the tiller then go and deal with the jib. That leaves plenty of time where the jib is on the wrong side of the main... So Sunday I was sailing away from the boats upwind until I tacked. Then I'd catch back up and pass...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    I really liked having autopilot on my last boat and one-touch tacking... I guess I'm most concerned about the tiller clutch (as with the autopilot) when hoisting/dousing/gybing the chute. But, hey, I can try something different! Or try to fix my autopilot! Or sail with crew ;)   thx
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    Latest race update... It's a hard boat to race around the cans solo when the autopilot is a POS. The biggest issue with it is that the control arm pops off of the tiller under load. The second biggest issue is that it goes over hard to start a tack but then loses its mind and just stays hard...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    We figured out the need for the runners... And I guess we'll use @MPongs numbers for now and think about reinforcing (and cranking down) in the future. One thing at a time! Our next real purchase/project should be a rudder! 
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    Well, exciting stuff all of this. Hey... You have the 3/4 carbon rig, too?
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    The numbers I’m quoting are used multiple times in this thread.  And if you’re using a PT-2 the wire can’t be more than 1/4” since that’s the largest diameter that will fit that gauge. I guess I’ll go measure my wires. And run through the manual and see if I see manufacturer numbers… But the...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    We're back! New jib, new motor mounts... And getting ready to actually do the tension on the rigging properly! So... Uh. What diameter wires are my shrouds? That seems kind of important both for buying a Loos gauge and for dialing it in! Yes, yes, I'm ready! 26, 37, 32 (or more) on the...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    Soon. Maybe. One of these years! So, I just need to call those three manufacturers you listed before and they’ll know what needs to happen?
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    The 32 is the new carbon 32. Close to the same boat but longer in back so you can have a more normal back stay arrangement - among other things.
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    Well.... Let's get our mast tuned right to start with (ie. next year) and have our boomkicker a little higher and we'll reflect on things all winter long! I'm pretty sure we already have a copy of HPS to ponder... And you've got to work with me on the picture... It was a random shot when we...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    Yes, that boat. And... Lake sailing is both nuts and over for the year. I see what you mean about sail shape... Hmm. Well, it could just be that we had the second reef in as we generally aren't using the vang much.  In the squirrely winds we were happy to be under control and moving in the...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    LOL. I don't really know what the wind was where we were - I don't have instruments. Races were Sunday 10-4 so you check here: https://www.windalert.com/spot/166152 That is on the east side of the lake but the wind was west - coming over a big hill.  We kept things under control better than...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    :)  Ah, man! Come on! Lake sailing with swirly wind ain't all that. When the weather station was showing ~15 gusting 20 we were doing 12... But that wind was channeled down the lake. This weekend it was coming over the hills and crazy stuff was going on...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    OK, OK. Fine. We're doing OK out there. We're learning and handling things a lot better. At this time last year we were in the same regatta (our first with this boat) and we bailed out when the winds went over 18kts (they went to 25 plus gusts). We've figured out our backstays. have added a...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    We definitely have a cassette. But, ha, it feels like our rudder wobbles are coming from the hinges and not the cassette itself... But, yeah. We're going to be sure to contact the mast manufacturer and make sure we're tuned properly for next season so that we can eliminate that as one of our...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    @Irrational 14So, we pull the rudder after racing. That must mean that we have the cassette. The rudder does wobble quite a bit... Wanna shoot me some kind of reference on Waterat or should I just call? Yours looks fancy and all but you must leave that in when not sailing, right?
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    I’m not quoting any longer and I don’t know :)  What’s a cassette? Ours is 5 or 6 feet tall and doesn’t have any bite at all after around 20° of heel. Boat is 15 years old and we’re the 5th owners so I’m guessing that every other owner has thought it was crap, too. Alas! I’m going to have to...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    I read it again and am still missing something. It’s the same shape. So… It should behave very similarly, no? Oh, this one isn’t floppy or something but it doesn’t feel like floppiness has anything to do with why we cavitate and lose helm. At least, when steering it doesn’t feel like that! It...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    Ah, but the gross tune for our runners are all the way aft - only the helm can reach them. The fines are forward far enough that anyone can deal. Still... I can see how doing helm and main could work going downwind. Bringing the sail over might be exciting in wind but could work.




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