9306Re: Re:: Re: [dinghysolent] Re:: capsize aftermath
- 7 OctAlistair’s suggestion to use a heavier boat and concrete ramp launching has merit but 1) I like to launch from traditional hards. 2) My driving might just get me through the Driving Test again, but I am hopeless at reversing with a trailer. Although sailing a Wayfarer with an underweight crew is possible. Frank Dye was, at a guess, less than 9 stone, but he famously sailed singlehanded from southern US to the Great Lakes, but he was the greatest ever, and I am not even a has-been, I never was! LenSent: Friday, October 6, 2017 10:37 PMTo: dinghysolent@...Subject: Re:: Re: [dinghysolent] Re:: capsize aftermathThis also is the problem with Pearl unbalanced. ChrisOn 6 Oct 2017 18:46, "dreamingdotcom@... [dinghysolent]" <dinghysolent@...> wrote:
As many others have proven, launching a heavier boat can be done. The greatest difficulty I see is the lack of crew weight when sailing. This is probably the main reason I gave up sailing my Wayfarer.Cliff
---In dinghysolent@... , <paradox@...> wrote :On 5 Oct 2017 at 1:27, dinghysolent@... wrote:
> Re: [dinghysolent] Re:: capsize aftermathBy using the gifts that God has bestowed on you, that is your car, a
> Posted by: "Len Wingfield" len@...
> len.wingfield Date: Wed Oct 4, 2017 5:25 pm
> Tom, how would I manhandle a 16 foot Wayfarer on an awkward trailer?
winch and a good slipway.
And there is no absolute requirement for the trailer to be awkward,
though for some reason it does seem to be the norm. Isn't tradition a
Sail when you can, row when you must, motor only
when you have to be at work in the morning.
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