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Old 06-08-2012, 08:47   #1
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I keep reading over the years here how slow my boat brand is. Since I've never raced or spent time with real sailors maybe I just don't know what I'm doing! The first photo below is the other day in 20 knots of wind on a reach with first reef in the main, furled head sail, sailing for comfort at 7.5 knots (11 year old stock sails). The second is in 10 knots wind on a mid broad reach with our a-sym up at 8 knots and again sailing for comfort because a true reach would have been a better true course for us but we didn't feel like heeling so much.

Other than needing more courage to leave all the sail up or being more willing to have to walk at a bigger angle; what are we doing wrong?
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:58   #2
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Yer sailing thats better then being home anytime ! how ever slow ya might be LOL (and those numbers don't look slow to me ) I hope our new boats as fast !!!
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Old 06-08-2012, 09:16   #3
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Re: my slow boat

Yes, but those are Hunter knots you're showing.... those are much slower than normal sailboat knots I hear.....
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O my Gosh a hunter ?? I guess I missed that !!LOL ( I kinda like em LOL) but what do I know ??
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Re: my slow boat

wanna have a slow race with our Catalac 12M? We do 8 knots too.
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that ancient ray marine plotter could not possibilty be correct They are 1990s speeds of course the world has sped up since then
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:32   #7
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that ancient ray marine plotter could not possibilty be correct They are 1990s speeds of course the world has sped up since then
l760?
2002 speed, only 1/2 wrong
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...obviously the the keel had fallen off, reducing weight and increasing speed

Nice work, Don. Wish I had been along for the ride.
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Re: my slow boat

WEll don


easy numbers to post if they are speed through the water and you have a 7,5 or 8 knot current flowing against you.

On second thought - its a Hunter - you need a 10 and 12 knot current flowing against you to post those speed through the water figures (Hunters sail backwards when on a reach)
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