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Old 17-08-2015, 15:53   #1
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Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

VIDEO: So You Think You Can Navigate >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News
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Old 17-08-2015, 17:38   #2
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

For the great footage of course! Man, I hope that is a steel hull.
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

The article mentioned they fleet race them through those rocks...
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Old 17-08-2015, 17:52   #4
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

Because it's there? To prove it can be done?

Why does anyone climb mountains / sail solo across oceans / backpack alone in the Rockies (oh, that was me?) / take up BASE jumping.

Or refuse to do any of these things because we're too comfortable and don't want to take the chance.

We're all crazy from someone's point of view.

Please, get me another beer - I'm getting way too philosophical here.
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Old 17-08-2015, 18:25   #5
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

I think they call it
" local knowledge" in the almanacs !


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Old 17-08-2015, 19:08   #6
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

Nice. Even my wife was impressed.
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Old 17-08-2015, 19:11   #7
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

So You Think You Can Navigate Pilot?

There, fixed it for you.
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Old 17-08-2015, 19:35   #8
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

The size of the boat means that the helmsman lives locally, and he has probably sailed through those rocks hundreds of times since junior high, or before. Not so impressive with such a shallow draft and low-cost vessel. Let's see him do that again with a new Hinckley Sou'Wester 42.
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

Loved it....this would be my idea of sailing heaven!

Not really navigating but terrific piloting..... Would love to have done this.
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

But can he sail on and off a mooring in a crowded mooring field?!
Loved the video, what an enchanting place!


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Old 18-08-2015, 06:35   #11
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

Serious local knowledge.

I thought it was interesting that his sails appeared to hold such good shape the whole time...there have got to be some squirrelly wind eddies around those big rocks. ???
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THIS is the ONE situation that I would prefer the monohull over the catamaran!

JK, of course.
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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

I'm not familiar with the rig, but he did have that cross pole from the gooseneck to the upper aft corner. Maybe that was helping? Still looks fun! Though I'd prefer to do it in a kayak


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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

"Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this"

Wow. I couldn't agree more. What's the point, exactly?

There's no way you can do that without banging the hull. I see nothing to gain from doing that.

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Re: Not sure why this sailor thought it necessary to do this

Because he's read so many times on Cruisers Forum about how "easy" sailing is.

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