I've been sailing since I was 12 years old, when my father taught me out on the waters of Puget Sound aboard our home-built 31' Piver-designed trimaran. These days, my wife and I are primarily cruisers. However, we do take part in a couple of ocean races each year, including the Oregon Offshore International Yacht Race. We're currently in the preparation stages of a 1-2 year cruise down the U.S. west coast and into western Mexico, with a start date of July, 2010.
Sailing: Mexico, Eastern Seaboard, Canada, Western United States, San Juan Islands, Canadian Gulf Islands
Not Sailing: Germany, Italy, Austria, UK, Key West
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"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