Originally Posted by Don Lucas
Makes my head
Not disagreeing, but this is just so far beyond where I'm at as far as sailing. While I always try to improve I don't want it to get where I'm playing more attention to sailing well than just trying to have a good time.
So for me (and my wife) and my cruiser thinking that knot
meter just isn't that big a plus. I would glady trade
meter (that I have) for a wind
instrument (that I don't have).
Don't disagree Don and there are lots of times when we aren't racing
but booze cruising. In some dimension all the paying attention while racing
makes trimming on a booze cruise
an unconscious habit.i Its not as if I fixate on the instruments either racing or cruising. But the scan rate is higher when racing.
Cruising I'll tweak the genny, tighten a leech line, ease the outhaul
or something as I get up to fetch a beer
. Sometimes someone will ask why I did it. Often I say, "I don't know" or "to remove the flutter in the leech" or "the main tells were separating."
Also for most cruises I pick a reach/reach course so we aren't on the edge but more often than not coming home changes to a beat and making time on the water
becomes important again.
And in pure thread drift mode, I find the speedlog more useful than windspeed. However, Its on the wish list for my boat.