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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:57 pm 
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Yes Keith - but with the Evolve down there, they wont even see your legs move. (Wink, wink.)

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:27 pm 
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Yes Keith - but with the Evolve down there, they wont even see your legs move. (Wink, wink.)
I thought that was what the dodger was for.
BTW, as I understand it, tacking is not much problem in the TI anyway, but I am continuing to be amazed at how much better the AI is at tacking when I'm up on the quarterdeck. I'd like to claim it was part of my brilliant design skills, but it has taken me totally by surprise. I even completed a couple of accidental tacks the other day - absent-mindedly turned into the wind to slow down and before I knew it, the sail was filling and the boat was on the opposite tack.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:07 pm 
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Dinghy sailors use roll tacking to minimise drag from turning the rudder. Neat trick eh? :)

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 1:37 am 
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Goodness Tony, you're right. I've been roll tacking and not realising it (just watched some youtube clips of roll tacks).

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:22 am 
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Wow Crazy video! What is the tipping point of a TI? Obviously, you were near it I would think. When the amas went right under, I'm sure the wind spilled over the sail, slowing you down as well, allowing the ama to bounce back up. I have had my TI only a week, and went alone one day sitting in the front seat. The ama submerged in 8knot winds, and so I reefed it in, fearing a capsize. This is why I am wondering what the tipping point is?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:46 am 
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I assume that the AI and TI possess the same hull mast hole. So, given that the TI sail has about 30% more surface area, has anyone tried sailing the AI with the TI mast and sail?

Perhaps it would simply be too much for the AI and would end up being considerably reefed much of the time. But assuming the water wasn't too rough, it would seem the AI might get a real boost from a full TI sail.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:48 am 
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Tom Kirkman wrote:
I assume that the AI and TI possess the same hull mast hole. So, given that the TI sail has about 30% more surface area, has anyone tried sailing the AI with the TI mast and sail?
The height of the spool on the mast is different between the AI & TI.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:13 am 
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Is this something that couldn't be altered?


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