Sailing Thread - Yachts / Boats / Dinghies etc

Discussion in 'general sports' started by twentythreedom, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Am doing the Fastnet Race again this year on a Class 40 race boat, been training this weekend, here's an example of the millions of bits of string you get on full fat racers, and that's just a few of them - similar arrangement on opposite side, then there's the mainsheet, traveller, furlers etc :cool::eek:

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  2. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    'kin hell - I'ld have a job remembering all that lot ! (lack of experience on my part)

    Good Sailing and so on for the race, rather you than me.
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  3. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    New folding prop on my boat!! Massively excited by this :D:oops:

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  4. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

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  5. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian

    I've been watching the coming and going at Pors Poulhan in south west Brittany - the sort of place I may want to keep a boat - or launch one - I want to try kayak fishing, but I may also want to try a cheap coastal motor boat for a bit - my brother recently bought one for £500 - I'm expecting to pay a lot more than that for a kayak ...too early to know if I'll have the patience for sailing ...

    Webcam Pors Poulhan - AUDIERNE INFO

    The first thing I realise is that with cheap moorings, you need a tender to get to and from your boat. Presumably there's also a premium for mooring further away from shore so you can still get out at low tide ?

    presumably working fishing boats get first pick ?

    I believe Pors Poulhan is run as some sort of cooperative association ...
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  6. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen sproutarian


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  7. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

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  8. Chilli.s

    Chilli.s changed the little words

    Yeah, quite interested too.
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  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    It was epic. Had really good conditions all the way. Three days tacking and slamming upwind from cowes to the rock then one day of high speed planing and surfing downwind back (12 - 20knot range :thumbs:) We beat everyone we wanted to beat by big margins and surpassed expectations.

    Blue skies and sunshine by day, starry moonlit nights. The weather back home was shit all week from what I heard :)

    All the top racing classes were present, and most of the most famous modern and classic race boats were there. The start in particular made for a stunning spectacle.

    Have a look at #RolexFastnetRace on twitter or the RORC website
  10. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

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  11. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    Hmmmm..tell me about Nauticats\Motor sailers...tell me why I shouldn't with a 50 - 75k budget ...apart from the fact I have no sailing experience and am having a midlife crisis..
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  12. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Expensive, slow, crap at sailing and motoring, you're not over 75. You can do better, far better, with that budget. But you're banned now :(
  13. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    twentythreedom - how's yer boat ? after the bad weather (and the repairs from the previous incident ?)

    I understand that Whitehaven wasn't too bad overnight ...
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  14. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    She's fine thanks mate, the new mast is on the way from Plymouth as we speak, so not long till she's finished. No mast = lack of windage so recent weather not so much of an issue, but I put extra lines on anyway to hold her off her pontoon a few inches and point her bows westerly for prevailing weather.

    I've decided I'm going to sell her once all the work is done - have already put a deposit on something smaller, newer, faster (it's a French thing called an RM880) but until survey, sea trials etc are done I'm not counting my chickens! Hope all good with your boat?
  15. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    Yeah, all's good atm, thanks - current berth is very well sheltered. Unlike last year, we now have bigger boats as neighbourly windbreaks ! The chap on the nearest live-aboard has been very kind; emptying the de-humidifier and checking her over on a regular basis. And, the marina regularly patrols for loose moorings etc ... as well as picking up the life-rings some of the local oiks chuck into the water on a frequent basis.
    (Having sorted the main oil leak over the summer, we do still have a small issue with the engine, but it is under control - new part on order !)
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  16. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    More Hugo Boss madness - hitting 33 knots. Check out the lift from the foils :eek::cool:
  17. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    This deserves more attention

    Francois Gabart currently attempting the Jules Verne Trophy single-handed (this boat usually crewed by 12!), non-stop, round the world sailing record. In a 100ft carbon foiling trimaran :eek:

    trimaran-macif-4.jpg 160506105806-macif-1721-1460036035-super-169.jpg

    Info here: Accueil - Macif Course au Large

    FG has reported speeds of 45+ knots in the last few days :eek:

    Jules Verne Trophy - Wikipedia
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  18. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    ^ there are two people in that first picture :D

    Sweet ride though :cool:
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  19. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    That pic's just to show you the boat and the scale of the thing.

    Just Google 'Macif trimaran' :thumbs:
  20. StoneRoad

    StoneRoad heckling from the back!

    That makes my motoring at 5 to 6 knots look even more snail-like ...
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  21. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    Unbanned for a day or so..

    You were right..I've been sailing for a couple of weeks since. I now want a 36-42ft CC to love the aft cabin as a liveaboard.

    Damn this rabbit hole!

    I've got a few years off and hopefully a Moody to do it in.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2017
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  22. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    That's ripping along fella!
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  23. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    It was fucking harsh sailing weather and I'm going again in January and March so will qualify before buying my boat.

    Best cancel my sky now.
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  24. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    I'm looking for a marine engineer girlfriend hopefully without a beard although I'm not that fussy!

    As long as you have a reasonable grasp of diesel engines and navigation then all good and you can call me Shirley..
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  25. Supine

    Supine Rough Like Badger

    Roger the cabin girl.
  26. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Nice one alfajobrob

    I'm selling my Scanmar 33 if you're interested. Fucking brilliant boat, would absolutely suit your needs I reckon
  27. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I am still reading the Patrick O'Brian series and I have a few questions :)

    What are a ship's knees?
    What does one do when one wears the ship?
    What are sky scraper sails and when do you use them?
    What is one doing when luffing?
    What is a Loblolly boy and do you twentythreedom have one on your boat?

    More questions will arise I am sure :)
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  28. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

    Haha nice is a lovely looking fast cruiser..but I'm going to be living aboard for a couple of years at least so really need that aft cabin.
  29. alfajobrob

    alfajobrob Well-Known Member

  30. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Seagulls are cunts

    Knees are prominent tight curves in a ship's hull I think

    Wearing is when you hold course and avoid tacking / gybing for whatever reason and carry on as you are for the time being

    Skyscraper, no idea but at a guess a sail in a gaff / square or whatever rig with sails that you fly from way up the mast, likely for use to get optimum rig shape upwind

    Luffing is when you get too close to wind being straight at you. The wind starts blow onto the other side of the sail and the front edge of the sail, the 'luff', will start rippling and fluttering a little. So when you luff you should bear away from the wind a few degrees until the sail sets correctly

    Loblolly fuck knows, total stab in the dark - name of some bizarre racing sail from the 1930s

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