Re: CYOA - columbia 29 sail shape
- On 01/02/2012 6:17 PM, Lance Como wrote:
> My gut feeling is your most efficient heel would be around 20 degreesFlorent, you don't really need to heel to be efficient. The lesser the heel
> max.... the video looks fine to me.
> On Feb 1, 2012, at 5:03 PM, Floent Boico wrote:
>> Ok, thanks,
>> Here's an old video in a quieter part of the bay with a reefed main
>> and a jib (90% I believe):
>> - Should I really be heeling much more than this? I mean, I don't
>> want to impress people with the heeling angle, I just want to sail
>> efficiently and safely. I feel like too much would put unnecessary
>> stress on an old boat and eventually send someone overboard.
>> - To add a cuningham on a reefed sail wouldn't that mean I need to
>> add padeyes to my sails above the reefing eyes at the tack of the
>> - When the sail is reefed, isn't the reefing line becoming in effect
>> my outhaul?
>> - Wouldn't moving the traveler to leeward bring the sheet angle
>> towards the vertical, therefore pulling the boom a little lower and
>> making the sail flatter (when sailing close reach/haul only)?
the more efficient the sail. When you move the traveler to the center
you can still have the
main sheeted out. If you reef the main you don't need cuningham, you
just use the boomvang
to hold the boom down as possible and and use the wind to flow, not to
heel. Therefore when you
are on a second reef you have enough wind to give you speed by letting
it go out the middle of the
leach. The higher the wind flows out of the sale (such as heeling hard)
the less SOG you get
and the boat looses leeward because your keel is in an extreme angle.
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