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Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby tomK » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:58 pm

I'm new in Musto Sailing, controlling the boat up to Force 3 works well - downwind really cool :D . But - when i try to go to the Trapeze i got tea bagged :( . I'v don't find the propper feeling for the Sail force. May be my wight don't help 92kg.

Are there any tipps?

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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby Rick » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:05 pm

Have you viewed this yet?

http://www.mustoskiff.com/dvd/index.htm

92kgs isn't too heavy, plenty of sailors in that range.
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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby tomK » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:08 pm

Hi Rick, yes i'v view'd the DVD multiple times. Real cool, but still no solution.
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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby paul manning » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:13 pm

Tom

Are you getting tea bagged upwind or downwind?
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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby Rick » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:14 pm

It's a matter of balance, start by trapezing off the hull, get settled down, then move out to the wing as the rig powers up.
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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby tomK » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:17 pm

Hi Paul,

i' get tea bagged upwind.

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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby tomK » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:22 pm

Hi Rick,

i've try this next time on Wather. Is there a minimal Wind Speed for go to Trapez upwind?
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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby paul manning » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:33 pm

Tom

You should be trapezing at around 8knots of wind speed.

I would suggest you adjust the trapeze height for the wind conditions. You will almost be standing up on the trapeze in light winds.

Also, if you sail into lighter wind do not bare away, this will stall the foils and you will immediately capsize to windward.
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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby tomK » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:39 pm

Hi

thank's for the info's. I'v try this next time on Wather and give Feedback here.

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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby tomK » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:46 pm

Today 6-10 kt - easterly Wind (Bise). Beautiful fall weather.
It works to go to the Trapeze wire, slightly out, staying on Gun-Wall, bend knees.

I need time to find the correct balance between out and heeling.
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Re: Go to Trapez >> got tea bagged

Postby Rick » Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:58 pm

tomK wrote:Today 6-10 kt - easterly Wind (Bise). Beautiful fall weather.
It works to go to the Trapeze wire, slightly out, staying on Gun-Wall, bend knees.

I need time to find the correct balance between out and heeling.



Sounds like you are making progress; it is all about balance.

When you initially start to heel to windward the natural reaction is to bear away a bit to power up the rig and give you time to get back in ... this actually makes things worse as the boat trips on the foils and heels to windward more dumping you in the drink.

When you initially start to heel to windward a quick luff will make the boat trip on the foils the other way buying you some time to get your weight in ...

Best thing to do is to practice ... sail along balanced then try giving a little short but firm luff ... feel if the boat heels to windward or leeward ... once you have your head around this you will have another tool in the box to help you stay dry ...
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