- Cool. Congratulations on successful completion of your first cruise. David Bremerton, WA 1968 C-22 #1109 Eaglet ________________________________Message 1 of 37 , Jul 1, 2013View SourceCool. Congratulations on successful completion of your first cruise.David
1968 C-22 #1109
From: frank835842 <frank.c.clark@...>
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2013 2:25 PM
Subject: CYOA - Re: New To Forum Just Bought a Columbia 26 MK II
Well, we sailed our new boat 110 Nautical Miles this weekend from Kinsale, VA on the Potomac to our Marina the Anchorage in Baltimore. It was a fun and sometimes scary cruise. Conditions were between calm and 30kts. LOL I had never surfed waves with a sailboat before. We were running wing and wing up the Chesapeake with 5ft swells behind us pushing us most of the way. Hull speed is only about 7kts but I could have sworn I saw 9 on the GPS once.
And to quote another poster it was quite "tippy" :-)
We and the boat are fine and she sailed great.
--- In email@example.com, "frank835842" <frank.c.clark@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am new to the forum and have a few questions about my new Boat.
> Some of the interesting features of this boat are unfamiliar to me. Mainly the Genoa with a wire cable in the luft for furling and the furling Main by turning the boom.
> For the headsail.. does anyone make these anymore? I have a 150 genoa that is starting to show a lot of wear Is it possible to Convert a regular sail to this type of furler by threading the cable into the luft?
> For the boom furler.. how does that work and are there any issues with using it? The previous owner said he thought it cause excessive wear on the main.
> Thanks in advance for any information you have.
- Thats good advice. ThanksMessage 37 of 37 , Jul 2, 2013View Source
Thats good advice. ThanksOn Jul 2, 2013 11:35 PM, "Harry James" <welshman@...> wrote:
Something to think about if you are in heavy weather is to get the hatch boards in , especially as you do not have a bridge deck. A knock down or boarding sea from astern will just fill the cockpit instead of sinking you. J 24's in particular are known for sinking this way.
On 7/2/2013 11:42 AM, Frank Clark wrote:Speaking of Videos :-) this is not that great because I snagged it as a screen capture of the video my Girlfriend posted on Facebook but, it should give you a little idea of the waves out there. This is before it got REAL bad.Thanks,Frank
On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:07 PM, caz78746 <bill@...> wrote:
in my sailing experience GPS speed over the ground is what really counts toward getting to your destination. For example: a speed over the water of 4 knots is equal to only 1 knot true speed if you encounter a 3 knot water current.
s/v passport 40, Beau Navire
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "wilson111lw" <wilson111lw@...> wrote:
> I have video of 7.9kts on my gps from our sail on Saturday. Pete pointed out that it was speed over ground, not actual speed thru the water....but to me ....7.9 is 7.9.....lol.
> Incidentally, this is the first time in our joint sailing adventures that I've come close to keeping up with Pete in his 9.6. He usually smokes me. Shows what a new main sail and improved head sail can do for boat speed.
> Larry Wilson
> C 8.7 AllAboutMe
> Deltaville, Va.
>> --- In email@example.com, "Peter" <petemalone@> wrote:
> > Frank,
> > Wishing you many happy more sailing adventures in your new boat!!
> > I too, was out sailing this weekend, on the Lower Chessie, and can believe you had a time sailing up the Bay on Saturday.