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Re: One person enough to right the F16 in all conditions? [Re: SIAM] #228752
02/17/11 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by SIAM
I had the main, traveller and downhaul all off (maybe not rotation) and was hanging right on the bow kicking with my legs to swing the bows into the wind but could still only get it to 45 degrees enough to get the wind under the sail but could not get it round further


This may be the problem; you need to let the sterns drift down wind; not swim/kick the bows to the wind.

If you are forward you are sinking the bows; trying to swim them round is going to be difficult/impossible; let the wind blow the higher-flowting sterns to drift away.


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Re: One person enough to right the F16 in all conditions? [Re: scooby_simon] #228756
02/17/11 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by scooby_simon
This may be the problem; you need to let the sterns drift down wind; not swim/kick the bows to the wind.

If you are forward you are sinking the bows; trying to swim them round is going to be difficult/impossible; let the wind blow the higher-flowting sterns to drift away.
Problem is if there is a strong current from the same direction. The bows being pushed down dig into the current. Usually, it results in a 45% angle to the wind.


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Re: One person enough to right the F16 in all conditions? [Re: Kris Hathaway] #228769
02/17/11 09:31 PM
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I recall watching you that night and from the stand it looked like you were doing all the right things.


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Re: One person enough to right the F16 in all conditions? [Re: Chris9] #228850
02/19/11 03:58 PM
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I agree, the problem can be the issue of getting the bows in the right direction and then getting on the hull in time to right it. In 15kn of wind, should be no problem getting it back up even if you weigh 70lbs. I haven't had an issue recently... but I don't sail the boat very frequently.

Re: One person enough to right the F16 in all conditions? [Re: PTP] #228853
02/19/11 06:12 PM
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in 15kt's you could damn near right the Titanic singlehanded.

(edit)- Its the days when you're screwing around on the low side in light air its tough to right a singlehanded F16. When its blowing its pretty easy. Add some waves its even easier.

Last edited by Karl_Brogger; 02/19/11 06:46 PM.

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