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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:23 pm 
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I now have my boat stored with it's mast up at the Redwood City launch ramp. Drive the 100 yards to the ramp, put it in, raise the sails and go! I am sore , stiff and sun burnt, and I could not be happier. I am next to 2 Tigers and a Narca 20. Can you say boat envy?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:42 pm 
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Congrats! So, how is sailing in Redwood City ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:34 pm 
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The sailing is pretty good. The wind come up steadily in the afternoon. The water is warm and pretty protected. The wind direction makes it a bit of a chore getting the sails up at the dock. Watching the Tigers point up into the wind and just accelerate out really makes me wonder if I can do something to get The Getaway to point better. All in all, it 's a lot of fun.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:35 am 
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One thing to try, after the boat is up to speed when sailing upwind tighten the weather jib sheet to bring the jib in about 1 inch closer to the mast. I tried this on a getaway I was sailing and it seemed to help however I did not have a chance to do a boat on boat trial to see what the real difference was


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:03 pm 
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I'll give it a try this Saturday. I need to work on a few things. I had my wife releasing the jib sheet before it back winded on a tack, so we need to smooth things out. I also hang out at the stern too much and need to move forward. That's why I sail, it's never done.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:10 pm 
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Also while getting forward helps when sailing upwind, during a tack moving wieght aft and delayng the cross will help the boat come around a bit faster. Obviously if it's blowing hard you need to cross fast


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 7:03 pm 
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Well we tacked much better today. We got her to point a bit better, but I think we are about as far as it's going. Just sat back and enjoyed the ride. One long broad reach all the way back in was pretty cool.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:58 am 
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Nothing wrong with a nice broadreach coming home. Glad you and the crew are enjoying it
Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:19 pm 
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Sounds like Redwood City is working out!

You should hook up with my friend crobiecat, he's about 15 minutes from there, but mostly sails Santa Cruz. If you're ever in a pinch for crew, maybe you could hook up.
Pics of he and his wife from last weekend:
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:54 pm 
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Thanks Jeremy for the Picture. It was from the regatta last week end in Santa Cruz.
I was nice to be able to push the boat harder than usual, with the safety of having chase boat around !
I learnt quite a few things about the boat and could try new things, such as broad reach with spinnaker in high wind and big waves ! What a blast !
The GPS timed me at 14.9 knots... not the record though...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:03 pm 
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Crobiecat is sure looking great in the pics! I would have liked to put my boat in Santa Cruz, but the drive was just a little too long. Also, my wife is just learning to sail so Redwood City is working out well.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:03 pm 
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I went to Redwood City saturday afternoon. Lot of wind but no catamaran out :(
A few dinghies were having fun though!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:21 am 
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Crobiecat,
Sorry no one was out there. I have made 5 straight Saturdays, but deferred maintenance on other projects required my attention yesterday. Drop me an e-mail at pejnielsen@comcast.net and we can hook up. I will be in Santa Cruz today, but not to sail. The girl child has earned a day at the boardwalk with a friend.
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Paul


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:08 am 
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Just curious as I'm still learning. Should crobiecat put more tension on the downhaul? I see some wrinkles on the luff.

I'm not trying to pick on him, I'm really curious to know if the downhaul should have more tension or not and why.

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