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Thread: Commander #65 "Lucky Dawg"

  1. #61
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    Hosted my college roommate and his family on Lucky Dawg last week.
    - Dave and his family
    - El Capitan KW

    As is normally the course of events, sailing put them all to sleep before it was all over.
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    Last edited by Lucky Dawg; 10-09-2007 at 08:11 AM.
    Kyle
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  2. #62
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    Quote Originally Posted by mbd View Post
    Amazing how "buff" the your original hardware is!
    Thanks Mike, again, kudos go to PO - he had much of that chrome redone. I am realizing now what a significant investment that was. The only thing I'm "doing with (my) boat" so far is sailing!
    Last edited by Lucky Dawg; 08-16-2007 at 06:15 PM.
    Kyle
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  3. #63
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    Fun, very windy day on the lake. Wind built to 17kt with 22kt gusts - overpowering us a smidge! Sooo… new experience of reefing the main whilst underway – a little hairy threading a line through the reef points what with frenetic flapping in the gusts. I know I can use hooks, but making due under the circumstances. I have to research here a better reefing setup – especially outhaul – not that I needed sail efficiency in the wind today, but the sail shape probably wouldn't pass muster…
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  4. #64
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    ...Reefing Underway

    Hi Kyle...
    We have experienced some gusty winds this summer here in the Bay Area...and I have noticed that when I am underway and need to reef...I simply hove-to....everything mellows out...and it gives me all the time I need to put a reef in the Main...once the reef is in....I simply tack the jib over and continue on my way...My main is set up with Jiffy reefing and it has worked well...Just a thought...enjoy...

    Adam
    ...Seremos Como El Che...

  5. #65
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    "Jiffy" or "slab" reefing is simple and a relatively easy system to operate. It can even be a "single line" set up (see Harken). Running the line(s) back to the cockpit make it very safe -- Starboard tack, lower the main, pull the reefing line(s), raise the main. Continue sailing. A Google search on jiffy or slab reefing will likely show you the setup.

  6. #66
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    ahh yes... heaving to would have made more sense. I apparently like to do things the hard way. My vast experience shows....
    Kyle
    C-65 Lucky Dawg

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    Heave ho!

    How to heave-to?

    I know it's here somewhere, but I'm curious how it's done, especially when you need to reef. Backwind the jib and tie the tiller off to windward, right?

    Can you heave-to with both sails?

    PS. Recently saw a picture of Che on the Monitor Windvane site...
    Mike
    Totoro (Sea Sprite 23 #626)

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    I've found it varies with the wind, sea state and how big a jib.

    You may need some drive from the main to get the bow closer to the wind--ease the main and/or tie the tiller to leeward

  9. #69
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    Thanks CP - I got over my laziness and hit the search and have been reading up on it. I just need to get out there and try it out, now. Not much season left though, haul out is scheduled for October 11.
    Mike
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  10. #70
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    Silly question at this late date, but can someone tell me the function of the woodwork just to port of the sink in my post #9 http://pearsonariel.org/discussion/s...93&postcount=9? It would be nice if the forward section held the hatch boards, but it's too narrow. I wondered if the taller aft section is for my fire extinguisher - which is attached to the bulkhead. I thought a function would eventually present itself, but not as of yet.

    Had some photos of Lucky Dawg taken yesterday afternoon. I had been carrying around a disposable camera for several weeks waiting for an opportune moment to get someone to take some pictures. This guy and his dog were motoring by in a Boston Whaler just as I was hoisting my sails. Flagged him down and as I went to hand him my crappy camera, he whipped out a monster professional camera with a foot-long lens. Said he had just come out to take pictures. I must be living right.

    I know she is a pretty girl, but I've never seen her from this perspective.
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    Kyle
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  11. #71
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    The tall one: holder for a roll of paper towels?
    Mike
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  12. #72
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    I've seen a system like that for plates on the left and coffee cups on the right (handles fit in the slot).

  13. #73
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    Thanks for the thoughts, but too skinny for paper towels, and without coffee or much food consumed onboard... this spot may turn into a hatch-board storage site.

    _____________________


    We've had an incredibly warm fall so far. Denial only lasts so long on the Great lakes. Below on the water last week... and what is soon to come...
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    C-65 Lucky Dawg

  14. #74
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    burr.... glad we don't get that much ice on Narragansett Bay!

  15. #75
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    gluttony

    Got the whole kit and kaboodle of 48 images from my photographer.

    If you'd like to see the whole series of pix, go to:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/kyle.amy...02142608973698


    (possible that no one besides me wants to see 48 pictures of Lucky Dawg )
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    Kyle
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