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Old 24-09-2012, 13:10   #46
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Re: Surfing downwind on a cruiser?

formosa surfing...
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Old 24-09-2012, 13:36   #47
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Re: Surfing downwind on a cruiser?

Loads of broaches here.
They are never a good idea, slow when racing, dangerous when cruising, but they are just part of sailing.
Most broaches were while racing racing where there is a fine line between fast and out of control.
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Old 24-09-2012, 14:17   #48
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formosa surfing...
Jaayzus that looks frightening....

Loads of broaches racing as well. Been racing over modified quarter tonners for the last 3 years with huge kites so kinda makes sense...

...never broached while cruising though, when its windy and i still want to go fast down wind tend to do as others already mentioned amd drop the main and pole out two huge gennys... With two swing centerboards in line fore and aft i can lift the forward one and drop the aft one and she is extremely stable, the aft board acts like the fletching on an arrow...
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Old 24-09-2012, 14:27   #49
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formosa surfing...
ROTFLMAO!

Nice bit of photoshopping, but surfing is done with downwind with the sails let out.
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Old 24-09-2012, 14:31   #50
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Re: Surfing downwind on a cruiser?

NOT FOTOCHOPPED, IS REAL. donradcliffe--SHAME ON YOU
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formosa surfing...
If you ever need a crew for a run like that sign me up!!!
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formosa surfing...
looks like someone trying to cross the Colombia River Bar.. and thats not surfing.. more like surviving
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Old 24-09-2012, 17:48   #53
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Re: Surfing downwind on a cruiser?

Here's a shot of the best surfing boat in the whole wide world...

Doesn't even need waves.
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Ha, thanks shane... You inspired me! have finally brushed away the cobwebs and put up a new post on snowpetrel sailing about my woodstove. Cheers
I know we are getting off topic, but I would love to have a wood stove in my boat, so I am going to have to check the post soon!
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I delivered a 42 Witby ketch from Palm Beach to Charleston and we surfed. Winds on port quarter building all day. Ended up with just gin and jigger still surfed I could ride a wave front for 3 to 4 minutes. So yeah I can see how Zee could surf her formosa!
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