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 Post subject: Parking the F18
PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:54 pm 
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Hi guys;

Just wondering what is the best technique you have come across for keeping the Tiger (or WildCat) in one spot for a period of time? For e.g. start of a race, or watching a whale (movement of boat keeps them away).

Am fairly new to F18, and am finding it tricky with the self tacker being free to move, plus the boat just wants to motor up, doesn't like sitting still :)

Thanks in advance for your help. Great Forum Cheers Clarence.


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 Post subject: Re: Parking the F18
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:47 am 
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Let the tension go of your main and make almost a tack with no speed and try to hold your position

Cat ,almost no speed and pointing to the wind
Main sheet tight tension . traveller almost max out
jib backed or normal
rudders max steering to tack

The crew can hold the jib mannually back

To start ,rudders to normal ,or a little to lee
traveller in and go


The trick is to rotate the boat around your daggerboards
With your rudders the cat wants to go in to the wind
And with your jib the cat wants to turn to lee

Try with a little wind first ,and room to manouver

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 Post subject: Re: Parking the F18
PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:36 am 
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Ok thanks Johan we shall give it a go, sounds complicated but thank you :)


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 Post subject: Re: Parking the F18
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:45 am 
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Not sure if this is any simpler, but here's what I do:

Go head to wind until the boat just starts to back up a bit.
Push the tiller to the lee side (away from you) - and hold it there.
Relax mainsheet a bit and let traveller all the way out - depending on wind strength you might have to push the boom to the lee side.

Jib will tend to push you off the wind and the rudders want to head you up. Fine adjustments of main and jib trim can turn the scalloping into a slow slide to leeward.

When you're ready to take off, straighten the tiller and bring in the traveller.

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 Post subject: Re: Parking the F18
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:49 am 
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We just sheet out the jib about 5 inches. Sheet the main out till it has a small amount of tension on it. Push the tiller hard over and you should stay parked. Get the weight forward and the boat will surge forward, stall, and back down. You will stay in a general area but not completely still.

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 Post subject: Re: Parking the F18
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:41 pm 
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Thanks so much Jeff & Rich I will be sure to give the techniques a go!


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