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Old 31-01-2017, 08:34   #16
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Re: Areneys de Mar, Spain to Puerto Rico..

hope the trip is a good one and that any unknowns are not evile and murderous.
wow puerto rico from your side of pond.
if you get a trip to west coast mexico, please stop by. i will be repairing my issues for a while i am afraid.
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Old 31-01-2017, 09:04   #17
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Re: Areneys de Mar, Spain to Puerto Rico..

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The problem with the jib is its limited to the width of the saloon.. so the leech starts flapping once you get 130 aft of the beam.. its around 1.5 metres from the end of the track to where your jib sheets would normally go on each side... as for blocks on the padeyes right aft.. its a much longer line to a small fractional high cut jib as opposed to a nice size genoa.. about 9metres+ from the furler.. it'd work but not that well.
Zig Zag, Zig Zag Phil..... whis you sweet waves to minimize flapping.....
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Old 31-01-2017, 13:51   #18
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The Zigs and the Zags would need to be bigger than I like..
But its all in the air at the moment while he decides what to do..
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Old 31-01-2017, 14:39   #19
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Re: Areneys de Mar, Spain to Puerto Rico..

Thanks for the fill, Boatie.

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My pleasure Ann..
I'm a bit gutted he's pulled out of sailing across as Monday the 6th onward is looking perfect to start a fast run down to the Canaries and as the Trades seem to be holding to N of E from there one could likely get by without needing a spinnaker for the crossing..
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