Started cruising in 1999. Sailed across the Indian Ocean to the Red Sea and then to the Med. Sailed around the Black Sea in 2001. Sailed back down the Red Sea to Darwin in 2003. Sailed to Hawaii from Japan in 2005. Then sailed to Thailand in 2005 and then back to the Med in 2007. Hope to continue sailing slowly Westward. Finished circumnavigation 2011 now coastal cruising Oz looking for a spot to refit the boat. Have bought a house in Maclean, NSW, haul out the boat for refit in a few weeks.
Boat is a Crowther Windspeed 36 catamaran, named Gone Troppo.
Web site, http://www.gonetroppo.org
Maclean, NSW, Australia
Christmas Is, Cocos Keeling Is, Chagos, Maldives, India, Oman, Yemen, Eritrea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Egypt, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Albania, Croatia, Italy, Indonesia, East Timor, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand. Japan & Hawaii, Malta, France, Spain, Morocco, Gibraltor, Portugal, Ireland & The UK, Canaries, Suriname, Tobago, Grenada, St Vincent & The Grenadines, St Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Guadalupe, Antigua, St Martin, US Virgins, Bahamas, Panama, Marquesas, Tuamotos, Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Chesterfield Reef.
See where I am; http://www.winlink.org/userPositions VK8ZBV or http://www.pangolin.co.nz/yotreps/reporter_list.php GONE TROOPO
Meet local people in the countries I visit, and enjoy a cold beer or two.
Hi Stephen! Just woke up...going to be in the 80's today and tomorrow so going to the boat both days! Went down yesterday and did that first time "shopping" for the boat...yikes...can't fit another thing in the car! By time everything's done it will probably be the second week in May before I ever get out of the slip! Sound's like u need to hook a ride on someone's boat that's already in !! Need coffee....u take care!
Can hardly wait! Going down again today, hope to have name decal made today and put on, then the detailer will put a coat of hard wax on transom. We really need a few 70 degree days here soon. Will be chilly sailing, but will tough it out!!!!! LOL....mittens and long underwear the first week for sure. Is it chilly where you are or just getting boat stuff done?
Stephen, it was great seeing you in Turkey last week. Check out the photo on the mainpage. By the way, guess who sailed into our marina on Sunday? Incognito from San Francisco, who say they remember you from years ago in Med... Small world, eh? :-)
"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…"