Originally Posted by stefano_ita
EXCUSE ME FOR OT
You have pm but full
I tryed to send you this:
Hi, how are you?
May i ask you, (i'm reading your blog) who does your boat sails and sails performance?
Meaning i calculated that fully loaded your sail area/displ ratio is 14, and over 450 the displ/lengh...meaning a slow heavy cruisier, i would like to know if only by sails with 8-10 kts wind how fast does it sails 40-90-140-from aft ,degreee of wind?
Do you have folding propeller
or direct shaft?
Do you consider your boat a motorsailer
If you have some ideas here they would be welcome
Sail Area/Displacement Ratio - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
[Temporarily Continuing OT]
I apologize to you and all the others who have tried to contact me via my full PM box.
As I respond to the messages in the PM box Ill be able to make room for new ones, but it seems all you can do is respond and delete.... or have all new messages bounce... and that is our current state.
[This forum has an arcane limit of 50 PM messages (Sailnet offers 500, so we may need to take this conversation there...) and the interface appears to have been designed in the 1980s... It is almost useless for the intended purpose from my experience, and there is no way to offload messages beyond text only export. Ridiculous, but there must be reasons, so we will have to live with it... Thanks for your patience...]
RE: Our Nauticat 43, it sails extremely well being a Sparkman and Stephens design. [This hull
design originated as the Nautor Swan 42.]
Our ratios are slightly off due to being over-loaded to cruising weight, but that just makes her a bit stiffer [and there is no coring anywhere...] We glide along at 4 kts in 6 kts of breeze on a beam reach, and when the wind force doubles at 10 kts, she starts moving right along. We take the 1st reef between 20 and 25 kts- depending on circumstances, and the 2nd reef at 35-40 kts; All while keeping the heel angle under 15°...
RE: Do I consider it a motor
sailor? More of a sailor that can motor
well, and for long distances... [90hp inboard diesel
...] We have motored against steady 40kt headwinds in Johnstone straight against ~6 ft wind waves on ~15 ft intervals and kept a steady 7 knots with the engine
alone. Perfect for our current cruising grounds...
I am happy to answer more of your questions, but we should probably start a new thread...
Thanks everyone for indulging Stefano and I on our OT sidebar.
Now, back to lightening... but not first-hand thank you...