What average apparent windspeeds are you sailing in when this is deemed necessary and what are the peak gusts? What length and beam in general are you sailing. Do you attempt sailing upwind in these conditions at say a 55 AWA?
I tried calling Conex Electro-Systems who made the TideFinder and the mail box is full and they have a generic answering message that does not identify themselves... do tide cycles repeat themselves? maybe an old year can be used?
Anyone know the answer?
Here is one for Multihuller's collection....
* 1st Around Bintam - race record
* 1st Neptune regatta
* 2 x 1st Royal Langkawi International Regatta...
Nice project and the boat looks great, the Baba30 is a classic heavy weight design.
I thought I would mention that it is the combination of lengthening the boom and moving the headsail tack back that had such a severe impact on helm.
May I ask, was the boat anymore difficult to tack before...
Do you know how to reef the boat? If not, practice this first on a t least one windy day.
If the weather report (the night before) is for 15 knot winds or less from the beam or aft of you and the swell height less than 3 feet 9 sec period... Then I say go for it! Don't venture out it it's...
We're keeping our insurance since we are afraid to lose if if we suspend. We are taking a 15 month break from a circumnavigation on a 'home built' 2001 40 foot trimaran.
Ours is $1,700/year 3rd party only Liability world wide.
We also found this available if you have a Kiwi address and kiwi bank...
Was it a new Dyneema backstay being broken in? SK75 or?
We used SK75 to rig our entire trimaran and we kept taking it up everytime we sailed in more wind. On a 60 foot shroud we wound up taking in about 16 inches. It's now completely stable
Sure... sailed her for 12 years, plenty pictures. She was built unbelievably well.
Val did all the work with full sponsorship from the Unibrass Corp. in the UK. She had a unique attachment for bulkheads where 3" holes were drilled around the edges of the bulkheads and the tabbing from each side...
Reverse shear on a boat that Valentine Howells built for the 1976 OSTAR.
First picture is when I owned her. Shown after returning from Hawaii in 2004
Second with Val starting the 1976 OSTAR
Third... The routes she had sailed (note the east to west rounding of Cape Horn)
Reverse shear is still...
And a Very Merry Christmas to you also!
That's the most massive weather summary I've seen since this lovely little storm came thru North America.
For our part .... we saw -33 degrees F. (Jesus FC on Christmas>> -36 Celsius no wind chill included here) This; on our Christmas car transit from...
I'm sorry, but I can't let this comment slide. You are not understanding the love that has been poured into Skateaway. This resulted in a level of perfection that few of our boats achieve.
What is the point of taking mean spirited pot shots at her.... especially during Christmas. Come on man...
I don't see how the kick-up rudder is an issue here. What's the difference if your rudder is sheared off?
And speaking from personal and direct experience on a 40 foot Farrier ocean going trimaran.....and being offshore well over a 1,000 miles. There is no immediate problem with a properly...