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  • Mark Albanese
    Sorry. Jewelbox Jr. ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 24 , Aug 17 5:08 PM
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      Sorry. Jewelbox Jr.
      On Aug 17, 2013 5:01 PM, "TomH" <harp.151@...> wrote:

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      > What design is that please? I don't recognize the name "Sage"
      >
      > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, "JeffreyM" <JMichalsbr@...> wrote:
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      > > I'll second the experience in tacking in chop. No matter how hard I try
      > to time the tack to put the bow in a trough at the critical moment, I still
      > have trouble getting through stays. Many's the time I end up wearing
      > instead--and often get knocked down if turning too suddenly at the jibe. I
      > knew about Sage's bow, but tried a different approach: adding a bolt-on
      > pointy bow that pretty much continues the curves of sides and bottom to
      > their conclusion. The thing was a flop: caught so much wind in the wrong
      > place at the wrongest time when tacking. I finally decided that the big
      > flat bottom below the transom was the main problem, rather than the bow
      > transom itself. Now all that hard work is gathering dust in the garage.
      > Back to wearing round when I can't complete tacks...
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Michalak@yahoogroups.com, Mark Albanese <marka97203@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Jim's warped vee entry is worth considering. Tho admittedly a babe in
      > the
      > > > woods type sailor, I still don't wholly buy the "heeled sharpie
      > presents a
      > > > vee to the waves" argument.
      > > >
      > > > Most of the time in any sailing wind Sage is happy at 15 - 20 degrees,
      > > > still more or less upright. On a reach 30 draws comments from the
      > dockbox
      > > > committee about how amazingly fast she is, but beyond that, besides
      > > > tumbling into the bilge, the water starts looking pretty close to the
      > > > windows. I'm fine with all that but would like to keep some reserve
      > > > buoyancy in reserve.
      > > >
      > > > My problem with the theory comes in tacking. I'm in these long, narrow
      > > > lakes with the wind coming right down one end to the other. Coming
      > about,
      > > > the boat wants to come level first, before heading off on the other
      > tack,
      > > > thus presenting the flattest part of the bottom to the line of waves
      > and, a
      > > > lot of the time, stopping her in irons.
      > > >
      > > > That's the moment when the Tweenlike, Petesboat bow will be most handy.
      > > >
      > > > markA
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > > >
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