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Old 02-10-2011, 13:18   #1
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Do You Get Red Mist ?

I will say from the outset that I am a cruiser through and through.

I believe the easiest way to get from one point to another is the best way especially if it means I can sit back and do very little.

But then....

Behind or in front of me is a boat going the same way. The red mist decends and I have to overtake or stay ahead of it. Everything is tweeked, played with to get every bit of boat speed.

When we pass I have to adopt the cup of tea in hand, relaxed, couldn't care less attitude.

Is it just me or are others like this as well?
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Old 02-10-2011, 13:24   #2
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Re: Do you get red mist?

There is a beautiful, Flag Blue Hinckley Bermuda 40 in my area, that I just cannot allow to stay ahead of me. We are both 60's CCA boats. All others can overtake, with my blessing.
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Old 02-10-2011, 13:50   #3
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Re: Do you get red mist?

Not really. I watch other boats a lot much like I watch the sea to see where the wind is a little better and what's coming. I check other folks trim and think about what I'm doing and quite enjoy if I'm on a similiar line to someone else for a long time but don't race them.

I get a hugh satisfaction though passing someone motoring when I'm under sail.
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Re: Do you get red mist?

Sometimes when I've been catching a boat for a while I start the engine and motor sail to put them behind me a ways. That way I can go back to relaxing for the most part because if they manage to get all trimed up go and catch me they become the passing boat and the burden is on them to give way.
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I get a hugh satisfaction though passing someone motoring when I'm under sail.

I get even better satisfaction when I'm reefed and they aren't and I pass them because they are heeled over so far they slowing themselves.
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I get a hugh satisfaction though passing someone motoring when I'm under sail.
Now I am with you on this
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Sometimes when I've been catching a boat for a while I start the engine and motor sail to put them behind me a ways. That way I can go back to relaxing for the most part because if they manage to get all trimed up go and catch me they become the passing boat and the burden is on them to give way.
Anf of course you put your motoring cone up!
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Re: Do you get red mist?

I don't care how fast you go

I'll go as fast as I want, but will go slower if it's more comfortable.

Especially if the Admirals in the galley.

I'm cruising and not in a big hurry.
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Re: Do you get red mist?

jeeez ... with my formosa if i pass a boat, it is going the other way.......
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Anf of course you put your motoring cone up!

No one really has or puts up a motoring cone. And even if they did how many would know what it was (I wouldn't).

But I don't leave the engine on long. I just want to open up some distance after passing sometimes so I don't have to spend the next half hour till I feel well clear of them.
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Re: Do you get red mist?

Since I own a catamaran, it is incumbent on me to both pass and never be overtaken. I wouldn't want to spoil the perception that catamarans are really AC type boats.... even if the other boat is bigger than me, or it's light airs, or they're a racing type boat that isn't carrying their worldly posessions.... I'm also obligated to pass them if they're towing a dinghy because then they have a 'reason' to share with their Admiral as to why it's happening.

There are many burdens I must bear....
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Re: Do you get red mist?

You are way to competative..and im willing to bet on it or I will race you or arm wrestle ya..come on what you skeared of?..DVC
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Since I own a catamaran, it is incumbent on me to both pass and never be overtaken. ....
I ran down and passed a good sized cat this year (only other boat that was in the area at the time). Pissed me off because if they hadn't been screwing around I could have been relaxing!
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Re: Do you get red mist?

The best I saw was on another post when a boat sailed by some Royal Navy crew managed to get a table, chairs and dinner set up on deck. They were all sat around it and toasted the other boat when passing...
Now that is style unless you can beat it?
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I will say from the outset that I am a cruiser through and through.

I believe the easiest way to get from one point to another is the best way especially if it means I can sit back and do very little.

But then....

Behind or in front of me is a boat going the same way. The red mist decends and I have to overtake or stay ahead of it. Everything is tweeked, played with to get every bit of boat speed.

When we pass I have to adopt the cup of tea in hand, relaxed, couldn't care less attitude.

Is it just me or are others like this as well?
ABSOLUTELY TRUE and perfectly said. 2 boats = a race

Then some-one pops up and says "We are not in a race!"

Of course we are in a race. Even if we sail through their wind, just to show we dont care, but are faster!

Must get there first and as nonchalantly as possible.
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