Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 29-12-2007, 10:48   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Gemini 105Mc Performance

Hi

I've just ordered a new Gemini 105Mc and I'm wondering whether I was right to include the screecher - does it really add much to the performance; I wonder whether the extra weight is worth it. Can any owner out there give me a clue as to the sort of cruising speed I can expect with/without the screecher up. Many thanks.
__________________

__________________
Cabrinha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 17:07   #2
DtM
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Out of the Office
Posts: 908
I do not know what the result will be on your Gemini but on our Mahe 36 it gives a massive improvement in speed from 65 to 120 degrees apparent.
__________________

__________________
DtM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 17:08   #3
DtM
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Out of the Office
Posts: 908
..... and weight is not an issue
__________________
DtM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2008, 22:48   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Portland, OR
Boat: PDQ 32
Posts: 30
The Gemini Yahoo group is fairly active. If you have not already done so, I would suggest asking there.

I like the tack track scheme on the Gemini screecher. According to a Bay Area sailor I talked to who has one, it works quite well and lets you go deep without a pole.

Here is a link to an article about a screecher upgrade to a home built Richard Woods design. The boat is a bit smaller and much lighter than yours, but you might find the information useful.

Adding a Screecher to Your Catamaran

In the end, it probably comes down to the wind in your planned sailing grounds.

Charlie Phillips
PDQ 32
Portland, OR
__________________
charlie p is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 04:15   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3
Screechers

Hi DtM and Charlie

Many thanks for the advice - very useful. The guy selling me the boat reckons she will sial at 1/2 wind speed on genoa and 2/3 boat speed with the screecher up to about 20 knots of wind which seems a bit optimisiic. the general consensus seems to be an improvement of 2 knots which is still well worth the investment so I will go with it. My family (crew) are not highly experienced so an easy to use light wind/downwind sail should be perfect.

I have, however, heard stories of track breakages due to the tension when sailing upwind so I guess it's best not to push it.
__________________
Cabrinha is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
gemini, gemini 105

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquameter Gemini Compass - Help! shellback Marine Electronics 6 04-06-2015 14:53
Gemini 105MC tgn22 Multihull Sailboats 116 22-04-2013 16:15
Wind Spirit Gemini bayoubouy Multihull Sailboats 0 23-12-2007 06:52
Wanted: New or Used Main for Gemini 105M otgadventures Classifieds Archive 2 04-11-2007 13:51
Gemini 3200 Catamaran Jack Dusty Multihull Sailboats 10 10-10-2006 05:54



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:01.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.