I've finished all the conversions (except the radio
reprogramming to US) and One World (2007 Mahe 36) is speaking English
, well at least American. Off on a sailing adventure here in our home waters, the lovely San Juan Islands
of NW US.
The boat came with a Yankee jib, pinhead main, an ASym spinnaker and a drifter (a light weight furling down wind
sail flown off the sprit). It really lacked some punch in the 40-90 AWA (apparent wind
I kept an aging screecher made by North Sail from the Corsair
boat I sold. Today I bent it on using a spare Harken single
line drum furler with swivel. It is perhaps 3 feet short on the hoist but for a 15 year old sail, I could not ask for more. It appears to be a perfect mate for the Yankee, maintaining nearly the same gap at the exit as at the entrance and I'm delighted at how it pulls.
Now, I just wish I'd kept the old spare Corsair
, all carbon, full batten main.
To think, a Mahe with carbon and Kevlar string laminate sails
...my Corsair friends are keeping a close watch on their racing
sails and, No, I haven't topped 20 knots...yet. (Truth be told, I'll be glad to see 10 knots in less than a hurricane). Stay tuned and I'll share what breaks.
Btw, it goes up, comes down and furls flawlessly and even sheets
to the aft spinnaker blocks.
Ps, Linda went below to take a nap and I flew the above in earnest. 90 deg AWA at 9-10 kn true wind and 1 kn favorable current
gave 8.4 kn over the ground on both gps
. I'm pleased with that on a fully loaded cat.
I just have to get over doing things quickly (let alone efficiently).