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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:24 pm 
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HobieTI wrote:
5. Don’t stand when you pee off the boat :-) falling out of the boat in those conditions is the worst case scenario


Ha! I do this all the time! Mostly when I have my co-pilot aboard, and ALWAYS with the sail completely furled. I can handle a short swim if necessary, but not keen on chasing a TI under sail...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:19 pm 
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She is there... Brand new red Tandem Island just arrived this morning !!!! 2 hours later, first try solo, then again with my son, and third tour with my wife with winds around 15 knots. We all loved it !!! This boat is AWESOME : very safe and very comfortable (though wet but the water temperature is around 26° so not an issue). Tomorrow, a 20 nm trip is planned : I will try trolling !


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:22 am 
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A couple other suggestions

When solo sailing in those conditions always sit in the back seat.
Use a leash to hold your paddle. If you lose your rudder you’re really going to need that paddle to get home.
In fact, put a leash on everything, mirage drive, your hat, paddle, phone, vhf radio, sunglasses, your spouse. You are likely to loose whatever is not leashed.
I have a Torqeedo mounted as suggested in posts on this site. But I find it bounces too much in those conditions. I kinda wish I never mounted it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:01 am 
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Thanks for the leash advice : duely noted !!!
2 remarks though after 2 days :
- when sailing solo, though the backsit is dryer, two issues there with a "stock boat" : the furling line is too short to be used from the backsit, and if the sail is a bit furled then the mainsheet hits the head of the passenger when tacking or gybing.
- I definetely have to put 2 barber haulers to improve the shape of the main sail when sailing downwind.

But this boat is a blast : wife and kids love it...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:25 am 
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Regarding the furling line, just tie the end of the line to the end of your main sheet. Then they will both be in reach.
Main sheet hitting your head only happens when tacking. Just duck when you tack. Sailing in the front seat on a TI in rough conditions is miserable.
I agree on the barber hauler. That would be nice. But sailing downwind is doable so I’ve just never got around to it. Let me know what you rig up.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:39 pm 
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a sailing marine?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:43 pm 
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LarryJ wrote:
a sailing marine?


LOL !!!
No... just a former French Army Guy (but very grateful to a bunch of USMC guys - whole different story - hence the alias)... but a former grunt who sails !


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:02 pm 
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Semper Fi wrote:
LarryJ wrote:
a sailing marine?


LOL !!!
No... just a former French Army Guy (but very grateful to a bunch of USMC guys - whole different story - hence the alias)... but a former grunt who sails !


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