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GaryB
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Response Posted - 08/23/2018 :  18:06:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Drop the main, roll up the headsail and enjoy lunch. Ba da bing, ba da boom! LOL

Ready to sail again, roll out the headsail, get some headway, raise the main, (or not) and go sailing.

I don't even remember the last time I raised my main. Boat goes almost as fast and it's a lot less work once you get done. With the furler it's almost as easy as a stinkpotter.


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GaryB
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Edited by - GaryB on 08/23/2018 18:09:49
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 08/26/2018 :  21:19:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Funny you would use that term... I've been a fan of "roller-genny-alone" sailing on a C-25 for years. "Pull one string and you're sailing, pull another and you're not." But now I'm a $+!nkp*++er, so it's "turn the key...." and places are within easy reach. I know, "You can get there faster on a powerboat--on a sailboat, you're already there." But when "there" is 20, 30, 50, or 100 miles away, wind on the nose........

Dave Bristle
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PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

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GaryB
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Response Posted - 08/27/2018 :  17:12:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Stinkpotter

Funny you would use that term... I've been a fan of "roller-genny-alone" sailing on a C-25 for years. "Pull one string and you're sailing, pull another and you're not." But now I'm a $+!nkp*++er, so it's "turn the key...." and places are within easy reach. I know, "You can get there faster on a powerboat--on a sailboat, you're already there." But when "there" is 20, 30, 50, or 100 miles away, wind on the nose........


Yep, can't argue with anything you said. More and more I wish I still had a key to turn and go quick where I want to go, and a Hobie 16 to sail for fun.


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dasreboot
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Response Posted - 08/29/2018 :  04:49:21  Show Profile  Visit dasreboot's Homepage  Reply with Quote
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More and more I wish I still had a key to turn and go quick where I want to go



Where I am, there are very few places I can get to by powerboat that I cant get to faster by car , and a lot cheaper! Most of the boats where I am never leave the dock! i'm sure fuel cost has something to do with that.

Todd Lewis
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sethp001
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Response Posted - 08/31/2018 :  21:43:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
When you guys are sailing under a foresail only, is using a genoa crucial (or a roller-furling jib let all the way out)? Islander posted a photo last year of sailing under a genoa only.

I know many of you do this but I haven't tried it. I was expecting terrible lee helm under foresail alone. Maybe it would be bad with a jib or working sail, but works well with a genoa?



Seth
"Outlier" 1987 Catalina 25 SR/SK/Traditional Interior #5541
"Zoo" 1977 Morgan Out Island 30
"Nomad" 1980 Prindle 16
"Lost" 1988 Catalina Capri 14.2
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http://whichsailboat.com/2015/08/22/catalina-22-review/

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