Sailor for a ling time and enjoy it Retired now and sail most of the time on the westside of florida Love to sail with ohters and meet new sailors A member of Boca Ciege Yacht Club since 1983 bcycsail.org
Sounds like a great idea I am tied up most of Dec. but have little to do in Jan. I have sailed some of that area and enjoyed it. Give me a call and we can talk, I could drive down if you want to get together.
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I saw on your profile that homeport is Gulfport FL? Is that a mistake....as I am very familiar with Gulfport MS.....as I'm originally from New Orleans and raced from NO to Gulfport ....then Gulfport to Pensacola. Also...it appears your in Key Largo now.....spent a college summer years ago at Ocean Reef Club....swank joint!
Thanks for the kind offer William. I chartered a 34' cat out of Fairhope AL last summer and went east to Pensacola. I will be in that area (on land) in June. What part of Florida do you sail in?....and what kind of sailboat do you sail?
"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…"