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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:39 am 
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What kind of crazy things will you do with your cat? My son enjoys surfing behind mine. Get a ski rope and a surfboard and give it a try.
The wind today was almost too much 20-30 knot winds with gusts that scare me. Towing him I could hit 18+ mph.
I did manage to pitchpole once too. I lost my mainsheet overboard while running shallow water where my rudders weren't properly down. I tried to get my buddy to pull it back onboard but before I could the starboard hull dug in and I could not sheet out when a big gust hit. Before we could gather our stuff and right the boat two jib battens got knocked out of their sleeves. I managed to rescue one but could not find the other. Fortunately no one was hurt (other than my pride) and we made it home before the big thunderstorms rolled in.
All in all a good day on the water.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:43 am 
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Nice!


So do you put your "bridle" for the rope on the front or rear pylons?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 11:36 am 
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I tied the line to the front cross bar at the dolphin striker and let it run under the trampoline. I have tried to secure it to the rear cross bar and it seems to affect steering.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:37 pm 
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Superb! :)

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