I once found a Laser sail on the Kingston bypass, and picked it up and took it home. I traced the owner via his club, and informed him I had it before he noticed it was missing!
For a minute I thought you were going to say Clockwork came off the rack Alan! Please post less provocative titles!A timely example of what happens when a boat on the roof isn't secured!
On 6/15/2020 at 6:08 AM, Willy Clark said:
We also spent a lot of time this weekend discussing the merits/pitfalls of larger vs. smaller dagger boards. Much of the conversation revolves around the ability to "go slow fast." That is, when one is lit up like below, the standard Clark dagger boards likely offer far too much side force and results in one consistently having to dump leech to keep boat flat and moving fast. This is solved by aggressively reefing the board in anything more 7-8 knots. So, why not just make a smaller board? Well, there are those critical moments where the extra amount of side force really saves you - trying to hold your lane at the start. Trying desperately to barely make the windward mark that you under stood. Trying not to stall out after a rather bad light air tack. These are the times when the large board pays for itself.
That said, the times when you find yourself going upwind in decent breeze without the board reefed enough does hurt you. It can begin to feel like the boat is being knocked over in the puffs rather than shooting forward like it should.
Consequently believe the plan is for Mike to go with a smaller board this "season" while I stick with the old model. We'll see what happens.
Nice! Got any more pictures?After not being able to get on here because I forgot my password and the reset email wasn't being sent to me, the link finally came through ..
Here is my latest ride, so far sails nice however I've not been able to sail against another boat (any boat) because of COVID lock down / restrictions. Really looking forward to sailing with another boat one day soon especially an IC.
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I went out in 10-12 knots it built up gradually while I was out the was a bit on at times. I was having too much fun it was when I got back home and looked at the weather station on the lake it was 20-23 gusting 27 I thought yep that's why I was holding on extra tight on some of the reaches. Touch wood so far so good nothing broken. My first sail was in only around 5 knots.I usually ease into the new boat trials. Not you! Anything break?