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So I know you really want to answer my questions.
1) How do you manage to climb up the side of a 300 during a tack, do you have steps? A ladder?
2) This facial expression, obviously de rigeur in the 300 class, do you practise in the mirror at night to perfect it?

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You want a rule? Simple, ban toe straps.

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This is not Paul Elvstrom  Wink 


That is also not hiking....  LOL

Big smile Boat flat, bum off edge, looks like it to me..... and it was very comfortable (and probably barely nibbling at a F3)

And, incidentally how do these guys reconcile with Steve C's 'do not point your toes in' ascertion?



Edited by Sam.Spoons - 12 Sep 17 at 12:52pm
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Originally posted by laser193713

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

This is not Paul Elvstrom  Wink 


That is also not hiking....  LOL

Big smile Boat flat, bum off edge, looks like it to me..... and it was very comfortable (and probably barely nibbling at a F3)

And, incidentally how do these guys reconcile with Steve C's 'do not point your toes in' ascertion?


This has bugged me because the boat isn't flat at all. I just measured the angle using cad software that allows a picture to be imported and the boat actually has just over 6 degrees of heel. 

I think the biggest thing to remember when hiking, or not hiking, is bums in shoulders back. This is by far the best way to protect your knees. You'll probably find that half of all club sailors would get more righting moment with their arse on the side of the boat and their back laid flat to the water than the way they currently hike. Not to mention the effort they would save doing it. It also allows for quicker and more refined adjustments. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 17 at 4:04pm
Excuse me?

What's this?

Anorak nerd hikefest?

You did what?

Imported the picture into a cad programme to see if our friend is not hiking exactly vertical?

OK here is some bad news for you, you actually do need help, no really you really really need to see somebody, mental health issues are not the problem they once were, go to your doctors, tell him/her what you did and get some counselling... Seriously, do it, you need it..

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Originally posted by laser193713

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

Originally posted by laser193713

Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

This is not Paul Elvstrom  Wink 


That is also not hiking....  LOL

Big smile Boat flat, bum off edge, looks like it to me..... and it was very comfortable (and probably barely nibbling at a F3)

And, incidentally how do these guys reconcile with Steve C's 'do not point your toes in' ascertion?


This has bugged me because the boat isn't flat at all. I just measured the angle using cad software that allows a picture to be imported and the boat actually has just over 6 degrees of heel.

LOL

I think the biggest thing to remember when hiking, or not hiking, is bums in shoulders back. This is by far the best way to protect your knees. You'll probably find that half of all club sailors would get more righting moment with their arse on the side of the boat and their back laid flat to the water than the way they currently hike. Not to mention the effort they would save doing it. It also allows for quicker and more refined adjustments. 


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Post Options Post Options   Quote laser193713 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Sep 17 at 4:37pm
Originally posted by iGRF

Excuse me?

What's this?

Anorak nerd hikefest?

You did what?

Imported the picture into a cad programme to see if our friend is not hiking exactly vertical?

OK here is some bad news for you, you actually do need help, no really you really really need to see somebody, mental health issues are not the problem they once were, go to your doctors, tell him/her what you did and get some counselling... Seriously, do it, you need it..

I had it open already... I was just interested that it was clearly not flat (but visually very close) and I wondered exactly what flat was perceived as. I didn't expect it to be as much as 6 degrees, so it was probably a worthwhile exercise seeing as it took less than 30 seconds.

But maybe you're right!  LOL


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I'll remember to take a spirit level with me next time I sail the Blaze  Wink

But, yes it was interesting, I was aware it wasn't absolutely flat but would have said 5 was close enough to make little or no difference. This got me looking at the heel angles of some top Laser sailors (images of world championships) and it's pretty rare for any of them to show the boats completely flat upwind, despite that being the coaches mantra. I'll be happy with sub 6 heel angles upwind I reckon.  Smile


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Rupert, I'm reminded of the tractor seat on a pole the unit had. Nothing new under the sun. 

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