Re: Hate me if you must...
- I for one don't doubt for a second that you were getting those kinds
of speeds. I have a 236, which also has the very shallow hull & deep
foils, and during races I've routinely hit 8 knots in 10-15mph winds.
I've even seen 8.9, but that was during an insane spinnaker run in
25+ mph. So these things are definitely planing. Theoretical hull
speed for my boat is somewhere around 5 knots.
--- In email@example.com, "Mark" <hydrofoil_sailor@...>
> 63 degrees. Not a cloud in the sky. 15-20 knots of wind. Small
> Craft Warning. Ocean Springs Mississippi, across the bay, to Biloxi
> and back. Reefed the main before I ever put the boat in the water.
> Small jib was definitely used.
> Me. The boat. No one else. My first singlehanded sail on my newly
> overhauled boat. I pulled 6.9 knots (by GPS) for over 60 seconds
> continuous seconds. Hell, I buried the starboard side and got a
> hundred gallons of water in the cockpit in less than one second.
> What a great day for sailing. What a great sail. The improvements
> I recently made faciliated the single-handed voyage. With the
> exception that I didn't get a good set on the jib, everything was
> What a great boat, can't wait for warmer weather, so I can take the
> kids with me.
> Mark Vogelmeier
> Rhumb and Coke
> Ocean Springs MS