101215Re: How do you tack? (was CYOA - Ash Ling)
- Oct 2, 2008E for me.
It depends on how strong the wind is, how many people in the conkpit,
how lazy I am feeling, and where I had stashed my drink.
Seriously, it mostly depends on wind strength and whether tacking
reduces my field of vision.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Eric White"
> Tack. That was my first thought, too. <grin>
> But it brings up a question to you tiller users:
> When you tack, do you:
> A. move to the windward side of the boat
> B. switch hands on the tiller
> C. A and B
> D. keep your butt in the same spot
> E. it depends.....
> I've seen people do all of the above except B only. I fall into
> catagory - I move to the windward side and switch hands. I thinkthis
> is because I did almost all my early sailing on stuff like Sunfish,the
> Force 5, etc. I had to move to the windward side or the boat would
> tip over. I switched hands on the tiller because the hand towards
> bow controlled the main sheet, so the hand toward the sterncontrolled
> the rudder. (Note - "controlled" was sometimes a relative term).helm.
> I think this was reinforced when sailing a boat with any weather
> When sitting to windward you hold the tiller towards you; whensitting
> to leeward you constantly have to push the tiller away. Holding itwouldn't
> toward me seems to take less effort and felt more natural.
> So, how do you tack?
> --- In email@example.com, Patrick Ouellette
> <pat@> wrote:
> > On Thu, Oct 02, 2008 at 03:02:43PM -0000, jeff talbut wrote:
> > >
> > > Sighhh!!...Don't be "sorry" that was a sigh of relief...JT
> > > Oh, by the way...about this reoccurring tiller cramp...
> > >
> > Tack more often ;-)>
> > --
> > Patrick Ouellette pat@
> > ne4po (at) arrl (dot) net Amateur Radio: NE4PO
> > "Crank the amp to 11, this needs more cowbell - and a llama
> hurt either"and
> > "Your arguments are an odd mix of overly optimistic on one side
> > pessimistic on the other"
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