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What’s wrong with this picture?

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Kermit, Feb 11, 2019. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    12B4AED7-0D8F-488C-A97C-54F305037EE5.jpeg -or-
    What tack is he on?
    -or-
    Is this one of @Brian D ’s puzzles?
    -or-
    Is the spinnaker on the wrong tack?

    Honestly I can’t tell. It looks to me like the clew is on the wrong side of the forestay. What say y’all?
     


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  2. Tally Ho

    Tally Ho

    Joined Jan 7, 2011
    1,198 posts, 213 likes
    Oday 322
    US East Chicago, IN
    Yeah, seems like the sheet should be on the outside of the forestry.

    Greg
     


  3. dlochner

    dlochner

    Joined Jan 11, 2014
    3,142 posts, 1,420 likes
    Sabre 362
    113 US Fair Haven, NY
    I think it is an illusion. Follow the spin sheet it appears to go on the port side of the mast which would be proper. The shadow on the Asym makes it look suspicious.
     


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  4. Mikem

    Mikem

    Joined Dec 20, 2009
    499 posts, 92 likes
    Hunter 466
    US Bremerton
    Agree with DL.
     


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  5. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Sorta like Brian’s spinning illusion. I can see it correctly at times but most of the time it looks wrong to me.
     


  6. David in Sandusky

    David in Sandusky

    Joined Nov 8, 2007
    1,136 posts, 175 likes
    Hunter 27_75-84
    US Sandusky Harbor Marina, Lake Erie
    Easy! The yacht is running wing and wing to the left. The asymmetric is to port, and the main to starboard.
     


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  7. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    949 posts, 448 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    The thing most wrong with that picture is that we are NOT in it!
     


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  8. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,635 posts, 585 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    And the lazy sheet is hanging down on this side
     


  9. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,845 posts, 1,141 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    The magazine costs $5.95?
     


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  10. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,158 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I can't believe how ugly that cabin profile is. J boats are usually so sleek and beautiful. J501 huh? Not for me.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  11. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,098 posts, 3,325 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    It might also be that our friend Kermie is looking at the image after a nip of the nog on this winter evening. Tired of flexing his shoulder and yearning to feel the breeze brace his cheek as he an the boat become one.
     


  12. SG

    SG

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    1,345 posts, 260 likes
    J/Boat J/160
    US Annapolis
    As David said, wing and wing.
     


  13. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I didn’t notice that. I pay $15 a year for BoatUS membership. The magazine is included.
     


  14. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    So true, My Friend. So true.
     


  15. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
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    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    I disagree with that one. They would need a pole to keep the clew out. I’m going with illusion. I can see it correctly at times.
     


  16. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
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    Best. Answer. Yet.
     


  17. Kermit

    Kermit

    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,965 posts, 2,210 likes
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    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    It’s like the cell towers that are supposed to look like trees. They fail miserably.
     


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  18. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,158 posts, 2,110 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I don't think they put those in around here. They just go ahead and let you look at a cell tower. The problem for me is, everytime I see a tall pine tree standing out above the other trees, I think, 'another ugly cell tower trying to look like a tree', instead of, 'what a unique looking and very tall tree.'
    So, I see a lot more cell towers around here than others might.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  19. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,751 posts, 2,793 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    The 105 looks perfectly normal on starboard tack, but that kite looks like it was flown in battle during the War of 1812. Tons of patches from canonshot damage, including being torn almost in half.
     


  20. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,748 posts, 1,342 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    That is it. It was hard for me to see until you pointed this out. I thought it was on a port tack and then it was clearly wrong.
     



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