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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:56 pm 
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I had a great time pushing the downwind ama to the limit (without submersion). I love the speed of the TI in a good wind!


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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:25 pm 
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YakAttaque,

Great video! I've never sailed till I put my new TI in the water a couple of weeks ago, so I have nothing for comparison. But I sure love the speed and the power of the wind in the TI.

Also glad to see someone else on the forum from the Northwest. I'm in Gig Harbor, WA (Puget Sound), but I've been on Fern Ridge a couple of times many years ago while in Forestry school in Corvallis.

I see you're sailing from the rear seat -- which probably makes more sense ballast wise. I'm quite bow heavy sailing from the front alone. And putting my wife in the rear seat did not help much. How do you handle the furling line?

Enjoy

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Corvallis! I went to college there in the early 80s, was on the sailing team where we trained in a flooded gravel pit.
I think when sailing alone, the forward position makes the most sense, since it is most controllable from their, and your ballast is best placed there; however, you'll notice in the start of this video a large splash of 40 degree water covering that area; thus, when soloing i prefer the back seat until July :-)


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:57 am 
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YakAttaque,

The water here is probably more like 45 degrees now, but yes, it really keeps one awake if that ever becomes a problem in a TI. I probably need to find a lead weight for the rear hatch.

Was in Corvallis from fall of 1979 to fall of 89. First in grad school in Forest Science, then working in forestry and fighting to preserve old growth forests. Actually ended up working a bit for the Forest Service after spending a decade fighting them.

I assume that the bay at Newport also has good sailing.

Enjoy the wind.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Newport has very strong wind, but also very strong tidal currents which make TI sailing too hazardous (from experience with my Mirage Sport). I've sailed my mirage sport out of Depoe bay, with good (but white knuckle) experience. The sport fishing boats in/out of the harbor should keep you on the edge of your seat. Carry a horn and use it for in/out of the harbor.

~YakAttaque


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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 1:12 am 
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YakAttaque wrote:
I had a great time pushing the downwind ama to the limit (without submersion).

:o
Great video YakAttaque but I'd call that lee ama well and truly submerged!
I would have furled that sail more in those winds for sure. You would probably go even faster and with much less chance of something breaking. :wink:
That lagoon looks like an interesting place. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:18 am 
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Given the remarkably calm conditions given the wind, I was able to experiment a lot with the sail. About half thru the video you'll see a fantail of water from the rear ama. I would classify that as a submersion. The boat instantly lost about 3 knots in this event. The sail lost efficiency when furled (as expected) and had poor upwind performance with a couple of furls - so if you can sail comfortably under full sail... I experienced a phenomenon during this video, when sailing solo in a tandem, under good wind, close-hauled, you can experience a hydro-planing sensation because most of the weight is carried by the leeward ama (the main hull has a lot of air-time above the waves). If I were to modify the TI, I'd make the aft aka's stronger than the forward akas, since they bear the weight and force :idea: . I love the rudder system, jam-cleat it into position when there are not any hazards, uncleat if there are hazards - and kept in place by internal bungy chords so it pops up when in contact with a submerged object - absolutely a BRILLIANT idea!!! :)


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:46 pm 
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Now that It's early winter in the NW US, I'd thought I'd post this summer summary video for inspiration for next Spring...



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Mate, I'm a new TI owner. Yet to get her wet. Really enjoyed your movie clip.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:54 pm 
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Thank for posting YakAttaque. Excellent stuff. Nothing looks better than a TI in full flight.

P.S. Great photo on the Photo Comp. You're certainly seeing some different sights in your TI adventures.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:59 pm 
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Great video-looks like the Columbia is a great place to try the adventuure.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:57 pm 
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Thank you! Swany, Slaughter, and tSquared! :)


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