Originally Posted by minaret
Isn't that a graphic novel? The movie
trailer was hilarious.
Were you saying you hadn't read Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), or "P&P&Z? The latter was so awful I couldn't even really try...
To stay a little more on topic, is it as flat as it looks out there or is that just the GoPro? Looks pretty flat and calm but could just be the cam. I see you are a habitual main boom preventer rigger, me too. Always set up, although mine is a 3-1 purchase
Nah it's a normal novel; thing is great I read the Max Brooks books
. I'm a little disappointed because some other zombie stuff to me is superior and as Mel Brooks' kid should be able to belt out better fiction than a guy working a day job writing a book in the evenings at his dining room table.
The preventer was more just to keep the boom from banging about and creaking at the topping lift
. I got tired of this constant moaning sound coming out of it so I just pulled it to the side a bit and whammo, silence. I like the idea of putting some blocks on there with a jam cleat just to make it a bit easier if the sail was actually up.
It was pretty flat; max 15 knot
winds. Around here light air sailing is a much bigger issue than heavy weather
. 1/2 the wind
out here is under 10 knots, so it's all about light air conditions. The main just slams around too much in stuff like that to be of use downwind, and in a lot of wind
I don't like dealing with gybing or trying to put a reef in.
I might be weird about it but I really only pop the main with wind at or forward of the beam. Otherwise staysail for big wind or drifter for light downwind. It's not the fastest, but its' really easy to manage.