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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:14 pm 
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Hello everybody! After three years of owning a 21SC (enjoyed it lot, took it to Baja) I bought a 2011 Getaway and I'm thrilled. It's a fantastic design, everything is simpler and lighter, the fun factor is the same or more, and friends who sailed it have asked me if it's faster than the 21. I know it can't be, but it feels faster. (May be the go-kart thing, smaller seems faster.)

I don't have any experience racing catamarans, so I would like to ask if someone can tell me how, in say 10 knots, they carry the traveler, and if anybody has a pic of how the main should look, that'll be great.

One thing that surprised me is that's easier to tack than the 21, without the complication of centerboards.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Honestly, I don't use the main traveler all that much. If we are in strong winds with low crew weight, I will let the traveler ride out to minimize having to work the main sheet too much. Sometimes on a reach I also will let the traveler out, especially I'm strong winds. But normally I keep it in close and just work the main sheet. Hope you are enjoying your Getaway! Holland.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 2:46 pm 
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I am somewhat new to Hobie sailing, but I am with Hyoung. I don't use the main traveler that much either, except when on a broad reach/downwind sail or coming into shore/dock and I want to hit the brakes-I let it all the way out to slow down.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:26 pm 
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I use the traveler. On a reach I set a little more than a foot off center. When I'm close hauled I center the traveler, I let it out when running with the wind. If you use the traveler then you can keep your sail nice and tight, getting the most out of it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:50 am 
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No Getaway here, but I did have a traveler fitted to my Wave. I enjoy letting it out a bit when doing a broad reach or even mostly all the way if I really have to do a straight run downwind, for just a minute or two, when I'm trying to get through the channel from my bay to the ocean. You can get dizzy trying to tack/jibe your way through there as it's pretty narrow.

I also used it to lessen the power when trying to go close hauled on a windy day that I really should have had no business being out there. It certainly paid for itself that day.

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Also, with no jib on my wave, it makes me 'feel' like I have more to do.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:47 pm 
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Thanks for the info, guys! I'll see if I can scare another Getaway owner at the club to go out and do some informal racing, best way to see what works.

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