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 Post subject: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:41 pm 
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Hey Matt,

Post the video I sent you to show that big monohulls pitchpole too.


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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:47 am 
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Right at the end of the clip...

Does a gimbaled stove ... gimbal far enough? :) Not in that direction!

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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Ouch, when faster becomes much slower.


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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Did someone say "monohull pitchpole"??

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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:25 pm 
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I remember sailing a Sunfish years ago. I was running downwind and caught a wave with the bow just right. Instead of going up and over, the bow went down and under. And down. And down.

Idiot me doesn't let go of the sheet, and we keep going down. Got the bow about three, four feet underwater before the pressure on everything slowed me down enough for the bow to pop up.

I guess I was wondering how far I could convert my Sunfish into a submarine. And if a Sunfish had enough sail and speed, I probably would have pitchpoled it.

It was a known risk of square riggers that you could sail the bow right under in the right wind and wave combination. We've now got monohulls going so fast and with enough sail that you can do a ptichpole. We can spread the excitement around these days.

Best of luck,

Jim Clark-Dawe


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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:39 am 
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I believe it might just have been with Mr Hammond years ago? You or Maybe Todd...

Reaching on my 16 in VERY windy and gusty conditions...

Crew sheeting the main from the trapeze... Stuffed the bow and as he fell forward... holding the sheet tightly... sheeting in harder the whole way...

...fastest, hardest pitchpole I have ever done!

Think Sling Shot!!

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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:34 pm 
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I had a Wingsailer that would 'pitchpole' in the wrong conditions..


http://cctexan.tripod.com/wingsailer/home/index.html

It was such a silly little boat... but lots of fun.




This is my quickest/hardest pitchpole to date.. I had one other that may have beat it, but it doesn't count because there isn't video. :D


We had went to the south side of the lake in a very gusty south wind to look for flatter water.. This is a new guy on the trapeze and he was having trouble in the rough water further north.. and yeah.. This side of the lake will get you every time..

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(stay tuned for the laughing)


http://youtu.be/xV1aGyLLMw4


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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:15 pm 
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Almost did it myself last weekend...

http://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10200114911349301

That video truly lives up to its name...my jaw dropped watching a boat of that size pitchpole and capsize like that. WOW !!


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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:55 pm 
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My favorite high speed pitchpole video is of:
NISSAN HOBIE CAT PRO TEAM SUR LE CANAL DES SAINTES 2005

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJQqRZvniRY&playnext=1&list=PL1AE4428C264E5DE5&feature=results_video

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 Post subject: Re: Pitchpoling monohull
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:03 am 
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It was Todd, we never pitchpoled. We break rudders, trap upsidedown and try to drown, screamed at big boats on SF going the wrong way around our marks, sailed with spreaders on backward (and won), but we never pitchpoled. Also, you never let me sheet the main, too much risk...


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:36 am 
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