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Where did you go on your sailing boat today?

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Created by DrRog > 9 months ago, 4 Oct 2014
HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
15 Nov 2014 8:03PM
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DrRog said..
fun little vid of our sail to pittwater a couple of weeks ago with a groovy tune...





enjoyed that thank you

cisco
QLD, 11245 posts
16 Nov 2014 1:32AM
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SandS said..

cisco said..
The furler has not the scope to raise the sail any higher but close hauled the sail does sit inside the life lines. It is Furlex I believe and the foil has two luff grooves. I am just wondering how I can make use of that feature.

Any ideas??



you can pull a different headsail up the leeward track and set it with seperate sheets .then pull down the other headsail . i have the same same set up , but never bothered doing it . .......its a racing thing .


Well no I can't do that because the spinner at the top is holding the original sail up there. I could pull another sail up the other groove with the spare halliard but then I can't get the original sail down.

If it was only a foil that did not furl I could do that, likewise if I had twin head stays.

The only use I see for it is as Dr Rog says is for dual head sails for running down wind.

Any further advices from anybody on this twin luff groove question??

Ramona
NSW, 5100 posts
16 Nov 2014 6:42AM
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I have the same set up. When the previous owners were doing Hobarts they removed the furling drum and the racing sails used the whole of the twin grooves. They could then raise a replacement sail before dropping the first. The sails [which are just beautiful] are too long on the luff to be employed with a furler in place unfortunately. Even the number 5 has a tape that fills the whole of the groove but it does fit with the furler in place.

RiffRaff
WA, 264 posts
16 Nov 2014 1:41PM
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Went to Gove this weekend,
We are slowly making our way from Townsville to Darwin. looking forward to sailing through the hole in the wall tomorrow. Will post pics

Donk107
TAS, 2232 posts
16 Nov 2014 9:36PM
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Hi to all

Once a year at the club we have a novice skippers race where those of us who normally crew on the regular race fleet bring our own boats out and have a couple of races around the bay with a experienced skipper on board giving advise and acting as our crew

Aqua-Fae did ok with a second across the line and a first on handicap in the first race and a embarrassing sixth across the line and sixth on handicap in the second race after a major stuff up on my part rounding a buoy and touching it in the second race when we were looking pretty good also

Here is a photo of Aqua-Fae choofing along towards the finish line

Regards Don











cisco
QLD, 11245 posts
17 Nov 2014 9:23AM
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Ramona said..
I have the same set up. When the previous owners were doing Hobarts they removed the furling drum and the racing sails used the whole of the twin grooves. They could then raise a replacement sail before dropping the first. The sails [which are just beautiful] are too long on the luff to be employed with a furler in place unfortunately. Even the number 5 has a tape that fills the whole of the groove but it does fit with the furler in place.


I was thinking that the unit may have been made to be used as a foil or furler. I had it in mind to get rid of the furler as I have other very good sails ( a blade working jib and a possible No 2 or 3) that have hanks and the sail on the furler is a bit old and stretched.

However looking at the quality of the furler itself I am thinking it is worth keeping (if it was a Reefurl from Airlie Beach it would be coming off straight away) and I am now having a good look at fitting a "Solent Stay" such as Morning Bird has.

Sorry I am a bit off topic here. May start another thread on it later.

cisco
QLD, 11245 posts
17 Nov 2014 9:28AM
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Went to Gove this weekend,
We are slowly making our way from Townsville to Darwin. looking forward to sailing through the hole in the wall tomorrow. Will post pics


That will be very interesting. I have been through there on a Navy Patrol boat with 3 thousand horse power. You will need to work the tide as it does rush through there.

Looking forward to your account of it.

sydchris
NSW, 235 posts
17 Nov 2014 12:14PM
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Ramona said..
I have the same set up. When the previous owners were doing Hobarts they removed the furling drum and the racing sails used the whole of the twin grooves. They could then raise a replacement sail before dropping the first. The sails [which are just beautiful] are too long on the luff to be employed with a furler in place unfortunately. Even the number 5 has a tape that fills the whole of the groove but it does fit with the furler in place.


If you do that (use the twin grooves to raise a second sail) you have to ensure you use the port halyard with the port groove and the starboard halyard with the starboard groove. Bad things happen if you end with crossed halyards and two sails up...

LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
17 Nov 2014 2:23PM
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RiffRaff said..

Went to Gove this weekend,
We are slowly making our way from Townsville to Darwin. looking forward to sailing through the hole in the wall tomorrow. Will post pics



Don't be surprised if you get a visit from the Army's Northern Defence Patrols that roam through that area.

whiteout
QLD, 247 posts
18 Nov 2014 6:42PM
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HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
18 Nov 2014 7:43PM
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Did you rob a bank White out

LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
18 Nov 2014 7:51PM
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Oh come one HG, cheese and bikkies aren't that expensive, anyone can afford them.

RiffRaff
WA, 264 posts
22 Nov 2014 11:09AM
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Made it safely to Darwin. 2 weeks from Cairns. Some beautiful country but the hole in the wall was spectacular.
We entered on what we calculated as the high tide and found we were a little early. Current was still quite strong around 3 knots
Not sure why people have to deface such beautiful country with graffiti which was sprayed on some of the rock walls

DrRog
NSW, 605 posts
22 Nov 2014 5:03PM
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Nice shot, RiffRaff.

cisco
QLD, 11245 posts
23 Nov 2014 12:21PM
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Well done RiffRaff!!

HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
23 Nov 2014 12:34PM
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russwan.wordpress.com/03-sailing-voyages/1993-voyage-to-darwin/
That link relates to the hole in the wall just some reading when the misses forgets to give you a list of things to do

Well done Riff Raff keep us posted looking forward to your next post.
Hope the winds favor you

radar
NSW, 86 posts
23 Nov 2014 5:15PM
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what a great story hgo2 hope to do that trip
myself oneday soon and over to the kimberlys cheers ray

DrRog
NSW, 605 posts
23 Nov 2014 8:08PM
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Sailed back from Pittwater after some work and a bum scrub - gee, she goes quicker with a smooth bum and a polished prop. I can see why the racers clean theirs so often. Ran into the southerly change just out of Sydney but was lucky enough to sail between the two squalls.

Guitz
VIC, 430 posts
2 Dec 2014 11:26AM
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Here is a pic taken from another yacht of us on our return from Queenscliff.



cisco
QLD, 11245 posts
3 Dec 2014 12:33AM
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Time not spent messing about in boats is wasted. Quote?????

Real nice pic above.

Went down to my boat today, opened all hatches to let the breeze through, started the engine and ran it for 20 mins or so, grabbed a couple of lengths of line and some shackles for a shore job tomorrow, gave her a pat and went ashore again.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 589 posts
3 Dec 2014 5:25AM
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On Saturday nov 22 two of us sailed Bundeena to CYCA in perfect 15 to 20 knot easterlys. Overnighted at a berth there then explored the harbour for a couple of hours. Came home in the pea soup, motoring most of the way.
My Southern Cross 23 went very well and it was a great trip.

MorningBird
NSW, 2186 posts
3 Dec 2014 7:38PM
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If you missed it on the other post, Havefun and I took Morning Bird to Lord Howe Island and back to Pittwater.
A challenging sail with proper gales and calms both ways and the currents causing a few headaches.
Details and video on the S&S 34 around the world post.

Crusoe
QLD, 893 posts
4 Dec 2014 1:18PM
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Maybe next year I'll get to meet you MorningBird. We also went to Lord Howe for the BBQ on the 18th but left the day before to catch the next wind change to get us back to Southport. The Predict Winds had us at Lord Howe for another week or so if we didn't take this opportunity. The boss (she who must be obeyed) wouldn't have appreciated me being off the chain that long. We spent just over a week there and it was well worth the trip and caught up with the crew of a few of the earlier arrivals, but a pity to miss the barbee. The trip there was a good run with nothing over 30knts aft of the beam, but we ran out of wind on the way home and the Northerly (NW) got us about 40nm off Southport. No breakages and the boat gave us a comfortable ride with its 12 tonne of steel smoothing out the sea state. There was 2 of us on board doing 2hr watches through the night.







HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
12 Dec 2014 9:02PM
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LooseChange said..
Oh come one HG, cheese and bikkies aren't that expensive, anyone can afford them.


Theres Caviar in there Loose change

LooseChange
NSW, 1988 posts
12 Dec 2014 9:12PM
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HG02 said..


LooseChange said..
Oh come one HG, cheese and bikkies aren't that expensive, anyone can afford them.




Theres Caviar in there Loose change



Nooooo it isn't, everyone knows that sailors can't afford real caviar, so it's probably only lumpfish roe .

HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
12 Dec 2014 9:24PM
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LooseChange said..

HG02 said..



LooseChange said..
Oh come one HG, cheese and bikkies aren't that expensive, anyone can afford them.





Theres Caviar in there Loose change




Nooooo it isn't, everyone knows that sailors can't afford real caviar, so it's probably only lumpfish roe .


Your right Whiteout probably put Vegemite in the Jar make it look nice

whiteout
QLD, 247 posts
13 Dec 2014 4:26PM
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No everyone can afford a little bit of real caviar some times but we went out again and caught red throat and spotted emperor

whiteout
QLD, 247 posts
13 Dec 2014 4:30PM
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HG02
VIC, 5814 posts
13 Dec 2014 5:00PM
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Nice "Road Kill" Yum

DrRog
NSW, 605 posts
18 Jan 2015 10:44PM
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Had an absolutely brilliant 5 hour solo sail today. Went down to pick up some stuff and do some jobs, but with the sun out and around 13-18 knots it was too good to work.

Headed up the Harbour, out the Heads where I passed a seal lazing in the water off South Head, locked the wheel and enjoyed a flat ocean and steady breeze. Passed closer to the seal on the way in, then passed P&O cruise ship sailed by before I battled with my furler trying to get the big genoa down. It won the first three rounds but I eventually dropped it in the fourth. Will have to get one of those Harken ratchet fairleads and some non-stretch furling line and see if that helps. Sailed up to the mooring. Went for a quick dip and lay on the deck cooling off. Saw 6.6 kt top speed (gps on ebb tide in the Harbour) which surprised me a bit.

Bloody brilliant day, just me and Pelican Bob.



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