I am returning to sailing a long hiatus in preparation for retirement and a cruising lifestyle. Once owned and raced a J-24 in Austin, TX, and crewed on Stars, Thistles, and other small boats in my youth. Always loved sailing.
Back in Cleveland area after a spring in Florence, Italy
Sardinia, Cinque Terra...lovely coastal area near Genoa...Now looking for sailing friends on Lake Erie! Contact me if you are looking for crew...
Begin cruising or racing on Lake Erie over the summer. Meet local sailors for racing and/or cruising. Anyone have recommendations for a marina to visit to get to know people?
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Ahoy Sir Charles,
Austin was my stomping ground '00-'05. Never had the cahones to launch my daysailor at Windy Point, though I sat at her banks time and time, antsy and ready to leap though still green to sailing. Glad I didnt, I would've upset her and had to witness her inundating demise. Our maiden voyage was off of Arkansas Bend at night. Left out of Lago VIsta several times when Pace Bend is hopping. Good Times!
When I was in Austin, all the ole hippies were ready to leave now that everyone and there grandma moved in.
Thank you for inviting me to be your friend. I was in Italy 2 years ago - Genoa, Milan and Rome. My favorite spot was Venice - just breathtaking beauty. What a fabulous country you are experiencing! Have a great time! Viki
Hi Charles, Italy sounds wonderful...what do you teach? I teach a bilingual 2nd grade in an inner city school-very rough...I went to school at Ohio U. Do you know Dean Kahler who was shot at Kent State? Take care, Cathleen
Hi Charles, how are you? I also love sailing, as you might have guessed...but feel pretty landlocked here in Ohio. i bet Italy is way more exciting, of course...are you there sailing? have a great day-Cathleen
"Thanks for all your comments my friends at Seaknots.
The halyard has been rerun without passing through the small stainless steel eye, as seen easily in the pic provided by Chris on 17th August.
All furling now takes place without any undue effort,…"
"Well at least you’ve narrowed it down to the Genoa. I doubt here’s any issue with the hull or running gear. Nor do I think the slight list you have will have an impact either as many boats have the same based on how full the water and or…"
"In the meanwhile, I performed some sailing tests trying to be as impartial as possible.
I was sailing close hauled on the starboard and port side. I used the autopilot steering the boat at 37 degrees to the apparent wind. Apparent wind was 12 to 19…"
"Sounds like your rigging may be in need of tuning?????
(Owned B43#19 for 10 years), Sailed from Mass to Tampa to Bahamas with it, great boat, no major issues at all. Boat has flat bottom basically so no need to put rails in water. I found it a very…"
"I’d also do a test using only the main. The more testing you do the more likely you’ll find the problem. I’d also check to see how much the leeward shrouds sag during all the tests. Let us know what you find. Good luck
"It is only when sailing close-hauled. Unfortunately, this is the only course, where performance really matters.
I‘m going to perform two tests:
- Sailing with genoa only (track cars on the same position). In this case any (unequal) trim…"
"Our 43 had a shaft drive. Depending on how much water or fuel that was in her she would sometimes have a very small imbalance. Nothing that would cause her to sail unevenly. Do you have the problem on all points of sail? Is it more on any particular…"