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161Re: [Weta-Trimarans] Re: SF Bay tours

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  • Glen Newbury
    Jun 22, 2009
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      good to know, I'm 175 lbs so will try that next time, thanks!

      On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Mitch <mitch.sailing@...> wrote:

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      >
      > glen - in bigger breeze make sure you do the following:
      >
      > shrouds tighter than you can do with hands alone - use a bar, stick,
      > whatever to wrap the line up and crank it on
      >
      > jib halyard - tight. I tie in a little block for a low friction "trucker's
      > hitch"
      > cunningham tight
      >
      > Move back a hole in the jib clew and main clew.
      >
      > less batten tension
      >
      > I'm about 170 pounds, 5'6" - and can carry up into the higher teens pretty
      > easily. in the low 20's I sail without the jib.
      >
      >
      > On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Glen Newbury <gnewbury@...<gnewbury%40gmail.com>>
      > wrote:
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      > >
      > >
      > > Certainly good to watch the videos.
      > >
      > > I've been out in lots of 20 knot conditions and found although the boat
      > has
      > > gone up sideways it's always recovered. If I start going up too much as
      > > you've probably noticed you can probably ignore the main and jib sheet
      > (let
      > > go of the kite if you really think your going over) and just focus on the
      > > tiller, either to bare up and feather or bare off.
      > >
      > > The main problem I find when the wind is higher than 16 knots is I have a
      > > hard time holding the boat down so it's usually better to bring a friend
      > > along otherwise you can't power the boat up much, your always
      > > feathering....
      > >
      > > Have fun!
      > >
      > > best regards,
      > > glen
      > > toronto
      > >
      > > On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 1:49 PM, mfcdubai <mfcdubai@...<mfcdubai%40gmail.com>
      > <mfcdubai%40gmail.com>>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > Up to 6 hours now, and I am enjoying each one more than the previous -
      > it
      > > > just keeps getting better.
      > > >
      > > > I have gone all technical and fitted a wind direction indicator that
      > > really
      > > > helps (a laser type, popped into the top if the mast, and held in place
      > > with
      > > > the sheave pin - works a treat for a noob who doesn't know the wind
      > > > direction (ears don't work - even when wet).
      > > >
      > > > Flying the kite is a blast, even in < 10 kts of wind - it just takes
      > off,
      > > > with a few pumps of the sheet, and weheyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !
      > > >
      > > > Solo is still so much more fun, but new and old friends keep appearing!
      > > >
      > > > Had 233 (mine) and 234 (a friend's) out - great interest from all at
      > the
      > > > club - I think they will not be the only Weta in the Middle East this
      > > time
      > > > next year. 20 ktd forecast for later in the week - must check out that
      > > > capsize video...
      > > >
      > > > R.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In Weta-Trimarans@yahoogroups.com<Weta-Trimarans%40yahoogroups.com><Weta-Trimarans%
      > 40yahoogroups.com><Weta-Trimarans%
      > > 40yahoogroups.com>,
      > > > Mitch <mitch.sailing@...> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > grin inducing little boat, ain't it?
      > > > >
      > > >
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