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Would you go out on your yacht if there was no wind

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Created by Donk107 2 months ago, 16 Jun 2019
Donk107
TAS, 2234 posts
16 Jun 2019 1:29PM
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Hi all

Sitting here at the moment and looking out across the river and it is a beautiful sunny day bet there is is not a breath of wind and on a day like today i wouldn't consider going out on the boat to go for a sail

The silly thing is if I had a power boat it would be a perfect day and I would be out there and the yacht has a motor so why don't i just go out and go for a motor and perhaps throw a line in and see if I can catch a fish

I have no idea why I have this mind set of if there is no wind it is a waste of time going out and I wonder if others think the same

Regards Don







Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
16 Jun 2019 1:33PM
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I used to think that all the time. If their was no wind for me on "Shanty" I would say "you beauty" and go fishing. Saying that I would never say alright let's take the Laser for a sail. Good question Don

Bananabender
QLD, 749 posts
16 Jun 2019 1:57PM
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Depends where. Down there absolutely , you never know wind could pick up be lovely on water anyway ,scones jam and cream with cuppa on deck contemplating navel or scenery whoopee .
Up here in Summer , Na.

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
16 Jun 2019 2:04PM
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Bananabender said..
Depends where. Down there absolutely , you never know wind could pick up be lovely on water anyway ,scones jam and cream with cuppa on deck contemplating navel or scenery whoopee .
Up here in Summer , Na.


Could look at it that way to. Roasting your Arse on deck sails backwinding. Depends if someone has kicked you out of the house am I right?

Bananabender
QLD, 749 posts
16 Jun 2019 2:31PM
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Shanty1 said..

Bananabender said..
Depends where. Down there absolutely , you never know wind could pick up be lovely on water anyway ,scones jam and cream with cuppa on deck contemplating navel or scenery whoopee .
Up here in Summer , Na.



Could look at it that way to. Roasting your Arse on deck sails backwinding. Depends if someone has kicked you out of the house am I right?


Poodle
WA, 718 posts
16 Jun 2019 12:35PM
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Yes. Take extra beer.

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
16 Jun 2019 2:59PM
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Poodle said..
Yes. Take extra beer.



No need when your stash or "ballast" (remember that) is already located on board. Even better if anyone asks where the beer has gone. All you have to say is that there was no wind and the boat was too heavy. All excess weight had to be removed.

FreeRadical
WA, 837 posts
16 Jun 2019 1:03PM
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Yep, all the time. Motor or motor sail over to Rotto before the wind kicks in. Straight into 20+ SW nearly every single day in summer wears thin. Nice sail home though.

lydia
901 posts
16 Jun 2019 1:55PM
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Don.
there would have been plenty of wind south of bullock point mate.
besides you always go it is tassie. Be wind along soon enough
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shaggybaxter
QLD, 1750 posts
16 Jun 2019 4:58PM
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I will to be social, ie: taking people out or a planned cruise, but not otherwise.
If we're racing that's much worse, I lose the will to live quite rapidly, the effort and concentration is so much for such little return.
I canned a race yesterday due to lack of wind, but was out on the water today in even less wind (0-4 knots) for a social photo shoot for a mate.
I enjoyed it even though we're only doing about 2knots, no stress for me as the only sailor on board and the newbies all seem to love it, which makes me happy.
If it's just me, no. I'd rather open a vein.

saltiest1
NSW, 2055 posts
16 Jun 2019 5:04PM
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I do all the time. Just a quiet slow chug around in good surrounds relaxing until a breeze comes in.

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
16 Jun 2019 5:29PM
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saltiest1 said..
I do all the time. Just a quiet slow chug around in good surrounds relaxing until a breeze comes in.


My old motor boat was the opposite. Smoky, loud and constantly smelled of diesel. But the old Perkins never let me down bloody good engines they are.

oldboyracer
NSW, 223 posts
16 Jun 2019 5:56PM
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Yep , start the iron Genoa and go for a slow cruise around the Derilict boats and wonder why they don't get used and go to ruin, maybe not eneogh wind lol your drink doesn't fall over either .

SandS
VIC, 5682 posts
16 Jun 2019 6:14PM
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no wind is surfing time .

Donk107
TAS, 2234 posts
16 Jun 2019 6:24PM
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Yep , start the iron Genoa and go for a slow cruise around the Derilict boats and wonder why they don't get used and go to ruin, maybe not eneogh wind lol your drink doesn't fall over either .


I normally do that in my tender when i am returning from the boat

We have been here for 7 years and I reckon that there are boats on moorings in the bay that have never moved

Regards Don

Donk107
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16 Jun 2019 6:34PM
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lydia said..
Don.
there would have been plenty of wind south of bullock point mate.
besides you always go it is tassie. Be wind along soon enough
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Hi Lydia

You could be right

I went out for a sail yesterday afternoon when it was overcast and and we had nothing leaving and entering the bay but around Bullock Point it picked up to around 6 to 8 knots and we had a nice sail with the breeze behind down to Brooks Bay and then a beat back up the river

Today though when we were driving back from Glen Huon at around 11.30 am looking down the river to One Tree Point it was glassy

The only thing i don't like about winter sailing is that once the sun dips below the hills around 4,30 pm the temperature drops suddenly

Regards Don

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
16 Jun 2019 6:53PM
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Donk107 said..


lydia said..
Don.
there would have been plenty of wind south of bullock point mate.
besides you always go it is tassie. Be wind along soon enough
l




Hi Lydia

You could be right

I went out for a sail yesterday afternoon when it was overcast and and we had nothing leaving and entering the bay but around Bullock Point it picked up to around 6 to 8 knots and we had a nice sail with the breeze behind down to Brooks Bay and then a beat back up the river

The only thing i don't like about winter sailing is that once the sun dips below the hills around 4,30 pm the temperature drops suddenly

Regards Don



Well up where I live in Rodds Bay I have 25 degree days and it only gets down to 15 at night. Must be cold down In Tassie, looks like it has been getting down to 3 degrees lately. I prefer taking my mates boat out ( apart from a 17ft Haines hunter I am currently boatless, after selling Shanty). To the Great Barrier Reef or over to pancake creek.

Where i I can catch some nice reef fish ( still got all my fishing marks from my line fishing days in my teens), go SWIMMING and SNORKELING. I am supposed to be working on a tug on Brisbane for a week next week. I will probably take my Haines down to Brissy for a weekend over at the Sand hills. Am I making you envious? I mean I will want to be with you when we have got 40 degree heat waves.
Whoops sorry for the thread hijack, and the book.
Regards,
Mick

Bananabender
QLD, 749 posts
16 Jun 2019 8:05PM
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shaggybaxter said..
I will to be social, ie: taking people out or a planned cruise, but not otherwise.
If we're racing that's much worse, I lose the will to live quite rapidly, the effort and concentration is so much for such little return.
I canned a race yesterday due to lack of wind, but was out on the water today in even less wind (0-4 knots) for a social photo shoot for a mate.
I enjoyed it even though we're only doing about 2knots, no stress for me as the only sailor on board and the newbies all seem to love it, which makes me happy.
If it's just me, no. I'd rather open a vein.



To brighten up the day when the wind drops what I sometimes do is start motor set speed so that appearant wind comes forward to a tight beat and waste time trying to set sails to optimum. Hmm perhaps I should just open a ... na messes up cockpit.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1750 posts
16 Jun 2019 9:16PM
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Bananabender said..

shaggybaxter said..
I will to be social, ie: taking people out or a planned cruise, but not otherwise.
If we're racing that's much worse, I lose the will to live quite rapidly, the effort and concentration is so much for such little return.
I canned a race yesterday due to lack of wind, but was out on the water today in even less wind (0-4 knots) for a social photo shoot for a mate.
I enjoyed it even though we're only doing about 2knots, no stress for me as the only sailor on board and the newbies all seem to love it, which makes me happy.
If it's just me, no. I'd rather open a vein.




To brighten up the day when the wind drops what I sometimes do is start motor set speed so that appearant wind comes forward to a tight beat and waste time trying to set sails to optimum. Hmm perhaps I should just open a ... na messes up cockpit.


Now that is a great idea.

boty
QLD, 509 posts
17 Jun 2019 7:54AM
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love sailing in drifters as long as the water is flat and I don't have to far to go racing in adrifter is always fun as you watch big boats sticking in the water

troubadour
NSW, 119 posts
17 Jun 2019 8:12AM
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All the time. Good excuse to give the iron topsail a good run. Diesels are designed to run hard over long periods. Most yachts start up off the mooring or dock and shut down. They need a good run

Planeray
NSW, 142 posts
17 Jun 2019 10:17AM
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If I'd gotten a leave pass for the day already - for sure!

It'd just mean I'd actually be able to spend some time doing those little jobs that pile up everywhere - the sort of thing I normally try and cram into 5 minutes before a race. Or if the water's not too cold, jump in and give the bum a nice little scrub.

If I'd run out of things to do (or felt like doing), I'd happily lay back with a beer and listen to a podcast.

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1750 posts
17 Jun 2019 10:23AM
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We had one of those drifter days yesterday, and I must admit I enjoyed it immensely, the water was like a mirror.
I much prefer drifting to this......
www.facebook.com/sailrepublic/videos/1055651677954001/

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
17 Jun 2019 4:09PM
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shaggybaxter said..
We had one of those drifter days yesterday, and I must admit I enjoyed it immensely, the water was like a mirror.
I much prefer drifting to this......
www.facebook.com/sailrepublic/videos/1055651677954001/


Why wouldn't you let out the main? Maybe not enough time. Good video

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1750 posts
17 Jun 2019 4:36PM
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Shanty1 said..

shaggybaxter said..
We had one of those drifter days yesterday, and I must admit I enjoyed it immensely, the water was like a mirror.
I much prefer drifting to this......
www.facebook.com/sailrepublic/videos/1055651677954001/



Why wouldn't you let out the main? Maybe not enough time. Good video


They might be aground, might explain the weird decision!

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
17 Jun 2019 5:45PM
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shaggybaxter said..


Shanty1 said..



shaggybaxter said..
We had one of those drifter days yesterday, and I must admit I enjoyed it immensely, the water was like a mirror.
I much prefer drifting to this......
www.facebook.com/sailrepublic/videos/1055651677954001/





Why wouldn't you let out the main? Maybe not enough time. Good video




They might be aground, might explain the weird decision!



That would make sense, now that I watch it again it doesn't look like they are moving does it?

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 594 posts
17 Jun 2019 6:03PM
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boty said..
love sailing in drifters as long as the water is flat and I don't have to far to go racing in adrifter is always fun as you watch big boats sticking in the water



Yes, we are only 1600 kgs so it was fun staying with a competitive Beneteau 47 (Reve) yesterday.
We use light lines on the spinnaker for some of yesterday. we held them in our hand, just like fishing.
In the heavy winds we occasionally get spun 180 degrees, or take water on board which is still exciting.

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
17 Jun 2019 6:06PM
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Bundeenabuoy said..


boty said..
love sailing in drifters as long as the water is flat and I don't have to far to go racing in adrifter is always fun as you watch big boats sticking in the water




Yes, we are only 1600 kgs so it was fun staying with a competitive Beneteau 47 (Reve) yesterday.
In the heavy winds we occasionally get spun 180 degrees, or take water on board which is still exciting.



All good fun then
PS haven't heard from Craig in a while....

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1750 posts
18 Jun 2019 6:02PM
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This is a follow up video to the Lake Geneva storm cell, taken from another boat. This looks every bit of the 60 knots recorded at the time.
Go to 5:45 for all hell breaking loose, but the whole 7 mins is well worth watching.
Hope its a bloody big lake.

Hope the reverse thread drift is ok Don, it's just such a cool video.
And it reminds me of a Tassie idea of a storm.



What do you reckon, dug the nose in?

Shanty
QLD, 487 posts
18 Jun 2019 6:40PM
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shaggybaxter said..
This is a follow up video to the Lake Geneva storm cell, taken from another boat. This looks every bit of the 60 knots recorded at the time.
Go to 5:45 for all hell breaking loose, but the whole 7 mins is well worth watching.
Hope its a bloody big lake.

Hope the reverse thread drift is ok Don, it's just such a cool video.
And it reminds me of a Tassie idea of a storm.



What do you reckon, dug the nose in?


Yeah definitely, anyone else think the boat went arse
over tit at the end? Then I realised the spinnaker pole came off

shaggybaxter
QLD, 1750 posts
18 Jun 2019 6:53PM
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Shanty said..

shaggybaxter said..
This is a follow up video to the Lake Geneva storm cell, taken from another boat. This looks every bit of the 60 knots recorded at the time.
Go to 5:45 for all hell breaking loose, but the whole 7 mins is well worth watching.
Hope its a bloody big lake.

Hope the reverse thread drift is ok Don, it's just such a cool video.
And it reminds me of a Tassie idea of a storm.



What do you reckon, dug the nose in?



Yeah definitely, anyone else think the boat went arse
over tit at the end? Then I realised the spinnaker pole came off


G'day Shanty,
Morpho is a Grand Surprise, so assymetrical kites. The last minute of the video is the rig coming down, poor sods.



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