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Alexis Seigneurin alexis.seigneurin at gmail.com
Tue Aug 27 22:49:48 EDT 2019


Ok, I am curious to hear more about sail configurations and trim in heavy wind! I have been struggling a little...

For instance, I went out on Saturday. Good breeze, probably 12-15 knots. I was on a close reach. I had the jib (115, I believe) and the main, both almost fully out, and both properly trimmed. The boat was heeling a little. Then came a few gusts >20 knots. The boat heeled severely and I had to quickly release the main sheet to get back to something more manageable. I eventually had to sail with just the jib out, because sailing with the main would heel the boat too much.

>From a general point of view, I find it easier to sail with the jib alone rather than the main alone under strong winds, although the opposite is usually recommended...

Another thing I find difficult is to reef / furl the main while under sail. It is virtually impossible to do so on a starboard tack, as my main furls clockwise. I usually find it easier to start the engine to point the boat into the wind while I furl the main.

Last thing is you are mentioning boom settings. I didn’t know there were lower or higher settings! Can you explain?

Any advice welcome!


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No, you are not being chicken! Low boom is, IMHO, sensible above 15 mph,
especially if you want to sail flat. According to DaList she will sail
under control at 28 mph, although 20 is as high as I have gone while lake
sailing. Stan provides all sorts of controls for you to trim the boat to
conditions. As an example, check out the second set of fairleads if you
want some pointing ability in stiff winds.

As an aside, I'm curious as to how others set their sails under various
conditions. Anybody willing to share your wisdom?



s/v Sweet Baboo

On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 4:17 PM Graham Parker <gramille at tds.net> wrote:

> Hi everyone, I am a newbie Rhodie and am loving sailing her on Lake
> Champlain. I have a problem with my batteries though. The solar panels seem
> to be working too well and toasting the batteries. Is there a voltage
> regulator somewhere in the system? I am leaving the battery switch on ALL,
> is that correct?
> Also has anyone had trouble with their sink water pump sticking on?
> Lastly, I am using the lower boom setting at anything approaching 15
> knots, am I being chicken?
> It really heels a lot in higher gusts unless I reduce the 135% genoa. I
> do love being able to reef on the fly!
> Any help much appreciated
> Cheers
> Graham Parker
> > On May 15, 2019, at 00:37, Mike Riter <mike at traildesign.com> wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, I’m also shopping for a new bow light after a dock encounter last
> > week.
> >
> > On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM gramille <gramille at tds.net> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Peter - I have been enjoying your adventures on Silverheels via
> YouTube
> >> and am about to purchase a Rhodes 22 to replace my Compac Suncat 17. I
> >> would
> >> love to talk with you about some of your innovations - especially the
> >> whisker pole. Not sure about the etiquette on this forum but a call to
> 802
> >> 245 4707 would be appreciated!
> >>
> >> Graham Parker.
> >>
> >>
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