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#8751 - 07/14/02 07:44 PM How to right a uni rig solo  
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Cat Sailors,

I have a I-17. I weight 230 dry and have a hard time getting my capsized boat up.

I know,..don't go over..

Well, this is a technique I witnessed.

A friend, who owns a I-20 (Tom) went sailing with me one afternoon, we took turns. When it was Toms' turn ( 180 lbs wet), he flipped on a downwind jibe, ( we were practicing the Wild Thing, winds 15-18).

This guy is the best cat righter on the island. His technique goes like this.

- after seeing that the I-17 was NOT going to point its bows to the wind (..everytime I get her turned to the wind, by the time I race back to the righting line, she would clock back,..the mast tip wanted to point at the wind, period.)

- once I got out on the daggarboard with the righting line, mast pointed to the wind, up she came. Just go to the opposite side of the dolphin striker and HANG ON,..she doesn't do a 'OVER EASY", just kinda pivots on the hulls and goes into irons.

- that is it, rip the pages out of 'Catamaran Sailor for the 90's' to uni rig solo righting....the' St. Croix Tom' technique takes about 30 seconds and away you go!


St. Croix

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#8752 - 07/15/02 08:28 AM Re: How to right a uni rig solo [Re: brobru]  
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About the only thing different I remember from Rick's book was that he recommended getting your righting line situated, getting on the hull and moving your weight toward the nose of the boat. Submerging the nose of the boat causes it to drag in the water as the wind blows the boat. The nose dragging will act as a pivot an turn the bow into the wind. Since you're already on the hull, you can begin righting immediately.

Jake Kohl
#8753 - 07/15/02 06:29 PM Re: How to right a uni rig solo [Re: Jake]  
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Good point, works like magic on most cats,...but, on this one, way..

I studied a righting the other week,..the jib does ALOT,..once it catches wind, starts to aerodynamically working,...It seems like the jib keeps the nose of the boat pointed at the wind,..once you get it there,..... boat is a main only...


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