cjlowe at sssnet.com
cjlowe at sssnet.com
Wed Aug 28 11:26:55 EDT 2019
I like to hove-to when I want to reef the sails when the wind picks up.
Just go from a starboard tack to a port tack without releasing the jib,
the boat will wallow back and forth as the wind switches from powering up
the main sail to powering up the jib, reef the main sail when the wind is
on the jib. Then reef the jib when the wind is on the main sail. You don't
have to reef all at once, you will get used to knowing how much to reef by
how much heel you eliminate with your first reef. You can also figure out
the balance of the sails by how it hove-to's. I prefer to reef instead of
lowering the boom unless I'm really scared.
S/V Country Rhodes '86
I agree with Shawn. In heavy wind just let the main and jib out part way.
> In a heavy gust let the main sheet out a bit first. You can also play
> the gust by turning slightly into the wind until just a bit of the main
> and jib begin to luff and play back and forth into and away from the wind
> to manage the amount of heal until the gust passes.
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> From: Rhodes22-list <rhodes22-list-bounces at rhodes22.org> On Behalf Of
> Shawn Boles
> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 11:43 PM
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> I reccomend sailing with both sails. The boat is designed to do so.
> The boom can be in one of two positions - low, with the pop top down and
> high, with the pop top up. With the boom low you have effectively reefed
> the sail by lowering the center of effort.
> You can also reef by rolling in either/both sails to point where boat
> sails flat. You want things balanced. (Ah, the Zen of sailing - hey,
> Some also consider the traveler a reefing control. It uncouples the
> mainsail leech tension from the sail trim. Downwind decreases mainsail
> power and heel. Upwind only in light airs. Way downwind is what I was
> taught to call a fisherman reef.
> Bitter experience has taught me to set the sails for the maximum
> conditions I think I will encounter , especially the boom height. Others
> probably do things differently.
> s/v Sweet Baboo
> On Tue, Aug 27, 2019, 7:49 PM Alexis Seigneurin
> <alexis.seigneurin at gmail.com>
>> 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 didnât know there
>> were lower or higher settings! Can you explain?
>> Any advice welcome!
>> From: Rhodes22-list <rhodes22-list-bounces at rhodes22.org> on behalf of
>> Shawn Boles <shawn.sustain at gmail.com>
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:27 PM
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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
>> > 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
>> > 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, Iâm 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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>> > > Michael Riter
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>> > > Lead Instructor, Trail Master and mechanized training
>> > > mike at traildesign.com
>> > > 678-410-8021
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