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  1. weinie

    Port tack gives way to starboard - or does it?

    nice. now i understand why jackdaw left. enjoy your little circle jerk. I'm out too. merry xmas.
  2. weinie

    Port tack gives way to starboard - or does it?

    What does the context matter? You can't use the 'limited maneuverability' defense if you sailing overpowered downwind and can't change course... forget the fact that you shouldn't change course if you are stb.
  3. weinie

    Port tack gives way to starboard - or does it?

    If you're on stb and he's on port, he has to keep clear... end of story. your luffing and slowing up is gonna screw with whatever option he has chosen to keep clear of you whether its to hold his course and pass in front or to duck you.
  4. weinie

    Port tack gives way to starboard - or does it?

    white boat obviously needs to check its privilege.
  5. weinie

    How come Beneteau killed the First 35 line?

    @Jackdaw
  6. weinie

    Li-Ion Booster Packs - Will I Ever Learn......

    If you have 3 identical batteries, each one 100AH w you can have a single house/starter bank of 300AH, versus a 200AH house/starter bank with a 100 reserve. In four years of owning my current boat, i've never had to switch banks to start it. So to increase my capacity by 50 percent by buying a...
  7. weinie

    Bleeding Yanmar

    One trick I found with my yanmar (3ym20)... It was very hard to prime the system after changing filters... there was just too much air in the primary that the little yanmar lever on the injection pump couldn't suck out no matter how many full pumps I gave it. And there was no easy way to add...
  8. weinie

    Short handed. The wave of the future.

    I don't think any of the boats JD mentioned would in any ways be considered family cruisers. That being said the trickle down to cruiser lines are evident in terms... i.e. the jeanneau sun oddyssey,
  9. weinie

    Short handed. The wave of the future.

    I think critical to all this is the development of the top down furler which simplifies the process of deploying and taking down huge sails which would other be very unmanageable for a solo sailor. And while were at it we should also add competent below deck auto pilots too.
  10. weinie

    Hardest Part Of Learning To Sail

    Hah!!! Maybe this is why sailing is hard to learn!!! The physics is not at all intuitive so perhaps the brain has difficulty in assimilating all the concepts. Think of it like learning to walk. Walking involves so many factors. You must understand balance. So many muscles and so many joints...
  11. weinie

    Hardest Part Of Learning To Sail

    I believe daveinet was referring to the argument that differences in pressure alone was not the sole factor in the creation of the lift force. I think he was getting at the fact that wind is 'pushing' on the windward side. This, of course is not the reason, as one of the pages I cited will...
  12. weinie

    Hardest Part Of Learning To Sail

    Both arguments are somewhat correct and somewhat incorrect. The best source I've seen to clarify this is here. There are several pages here... make sure to click next at the bottom. https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/lift1.html Note a couple of the pages talk about incorrect theories...
  13. weinie

    Why the French rule the solo racing world

    Just finished! :beer::beer:
  14. weinie

    Hardest Part Of Learning To Sail

    Trying to figure out why the boat is doing s&^t you don't want it to do... Like getting stuck in irons, rounding up, heeling too much, not turning downwind, etc.
  15. weinie

    Why the French rule the solo racing world

    Michael Hennessy is a family guy who's also a managing director at morgan stanley who apparently started ocean racing after a midlife crisis. He didn't grow up with ocean racing in his blood like l'cleach. That being said, I give him props where props are due and I've been rooting for him from...
  16. weinie

    Calling on all you creative types

    Get a smaller boat or a crew? Not to be snarky but 50 feet is a lot of boat.