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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:09 pm 
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When I set the mainsheet of my Bravo so that the telltales on the lower part of the sail are optimized (i.e., both pointing straight back), the ones up high are not, and vice versa. Is there anything that can be adjusted on the Bravo so that I’m getting full power from my sail all the way up? FYI, I do not have the boom.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:16 pm 
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Bob,

I struggled with this for quite a while. Couldn't get it "right" with or without using the boom. This is a recreational boat and doesn't have the adjustments required for what your looking for. So I tried different settings and used the feel of the boat to figure out which one gave the best performance. Now I just sail the boat and enjoy it.

Probably not the answer you wanted, its just how I dealt with it.

Charlie


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:23 am 
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I see the same thing, and I think the Hobie Bob disrupts the airflow a bit and causes the luff at the top


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:38 am 
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I tried it without the Bob with the same results. From what it looks like to me is the top part of the sail is very flat where the lower section is very full.

In past boats, the lower part of the sail would luff/backwind when pinching, but on the Bravo, the upper part of the sail luffs/backwinds first.

I've tried to control the twist of the sail on the mast and the bend in the mast, with the same results

So I'll go bask to a statement I made before, this is a recreational, not a performance boat. So sit back and enjoy it. Or you'll drive yourself crazy

Charlie


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 3:00 am 
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My theory is "If it moves--it's fun". Go out and enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:59 am 
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and don't forget why the boat has cup holders.... Mt. Gay Rum and tonic is my favorite...


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:26 am 
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Thanks for the inputs, everyone. Yeah, it's not a big deal; I was just wondering if there was some simple trick of which I was not aware. It's plenty fun as it is...especially when winds are 15-20 knots, we're starting to fly a hull, I'm hung out over the side with my head a couple feet off the water, spray flying up, my girlfriend screaming... :D

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