Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather


Steve Constantine <svsummerlove@...>
 

Eric,

I remember in one of your earlier posts you described how difficult it was
retrieving the Jordan series drogue, and that it kept throwing the circuit
breaker on the genoa sheet power winch. Did you happen to try using "both"
power winches at the same time? For example using the port winch as the
primary, then running the tail across to the starboard one to use them in-line.
At the very least it would make tailing easier.

Steve
Summer Love SM 340



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From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Wed, December 15, 2010 1:17:59 AM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather


On the drogue you run under bare poles, our speed was about 1 ½ knots down
wind. You adjust the angle of the boat with the bridles until you are square
to the oncoming waves. In Force 12 wind you do not want to have any canvas
up, on any point of sail, and running dead down wind would just shred the
sails.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 12:14 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heavy Weather

Eric were you hoved-to at the same time in the storm or were you
running?...CW

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From: kimberlite <kimberlite@...
<mailto:kimberlite%40optonline.net> >
To: amelyachtowners@...
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Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 3:49:02 PM
Subject: [Amel] Heavy Weather

I have successfully used the Jordan series drogue twice in my life. The last
time ,2008, the winds were force 12 and seas as reported by the coast guard
to be 50-60 feet.

We were the only boat not to have sunk or been severely damaged, both times.

I do not believe in sea anchors, Google Jordan series drogue and watch the
video, there are also some wave tank tests.

I would not leave home without it.

Fair Winds

Eric

Amel Super Maramu #376 Kimberlite

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From: amelyachtowners@...
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[mailto:amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com> ] On Behalf Of Conn Williamson
Sent: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:50 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
<mailto:amelyachtowners%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I have that Pardy's book and they recomend deploying a chute or parra anchor
off
the windward bow to stop the forward drift. It"s good to hear some Amel
sailing
tips and experiences. Thanks

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From: Kent Robertson <karkauai@... <mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com>
<mailto:karkauai%40yahoo.com> >
To: amelyachtowners@...
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Sent: Wed, 15 December, 2010 2:18:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Amel] Heaving-to

I tried heaving to with my SM243 and found that I couldn't slip exactly
downwind
as recommended by the Pardee's. No matter what I did, I sailed forward at
about
1/2 kt, which was fine for calming the motion, getting some rest and
cooking,
but I sailed out of the boat's slick to windward. In a big sea it's my
understanding that if you can slip directly downwind, the slick created by
the
boat will prevent waves from breaking on your beam. I think that I would
have
to drag something on a yoke from the bow and stern so that I could adjust
the
attitude of the boat to be able to slip directly downwind.

If you figure something else out, please let us know.
Kent
S/V KRISTY
SM243

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