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Alabama Autopilot

Post by Signaleer » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:25 pm

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Should I post this in the mod's section?

(I know this has been done before... how I got the idea :) Just sharing from the sail today....

We also did this...

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And here is my sailwarehouse with 3 reefs, metallic head/tack, great dacron and good stitching that everyone is paying too much for :) (Only thing I would like is a downhaul....)

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by BOAT » Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:28 pm

Three reefs - new sail - looks really good - what weight is the material? Some are using heavier weight cloth - what say you?

(P.S. according to those green yarns your hauled in just a bit too much)

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by Whipsyjac » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:22 pm

Pardon my ignorance but I only count 2 reefs. What am I missing?

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by BOAT » Thu Sep 22, 2016 8:36 am

Whipsyjac wrote:Pardon my ignorance but I only count 2 reefs. What am I missing?
Right, looking at it again I see only two. Where did you get that sail?

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by grady » Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:24 am

BOAT wrote:
Whipsyjac wrote:Pardon my ignorance but I only count 2 reefs. What am I missing?
Right, looking at it again I see only two. Where did you get that sail?
Tasker is the manufacturer from the black insignia.

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by BOAT » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:03 am

Oh man, I would like to know the cloth weight on that sail, I think Judy is using a 6.03 Dacron on her stuff, that seems really heavy to me - I want to know what the weight is of that sail he has - it looks good but does not look heavy.

Maybe it's a heavy sail - the shape looks pretty good for a sail that is obviously getting blasted broadside (look at the kite in front of it - he has the main near flat against the wind yet it's shape looks pretty good) - if it's a heavy weight 6 cloth that would explain things - I think most of us are using lighter cloth than that.

I really would like some feedback from people using heavy cloth. I'm curious about it.

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by Signaleer » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:52 pm

BOAT wrote:Oh man, I would like to know the cloth weight on that sail, I think Judy is using a 6.03 Dacron on her stuff, that seems really heavy to me - I want to know what the weight is of that sail he has - it looks good but does not look heavy.

Maybe it's a heavy sail - the shape looks pretty good for a sail that is obviously getting blasted broadside (look at the kite in front of it - he has the main near flat against the wind yet it's shape looks pretty good) - if it's a heavy weight 6 cloth that would explain things - I think most of us are using lighter cloth than that.

I really would like some feedback from people using heavy cloth. I'm curious about it.
From http://thesailwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/web ... l&cart_id=

CM24.75HP MacGregor 26X Main 24.75 26.20 10.10 - Pro/Stock 6.00 Dacron Std 2 1/2 in. Slugs Rope New Y $ 995 Offshore-foot shelf-cunningham-alloy head board. Fits 26X 1995-Feb 2003 19

Cost me $1K.

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by Signaleer » Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:56 pm

BOAT wrote:
Whipsyjac wrote:Pardon my ignorance but I only count 2 reefs. What am I missing?
Right, looking at it again I see only two. Where did you get that sail?
Yes, only 2... I guess I was counting the Clew as #1.... too many coors lights :) :)

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by Signaleer » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:00 pm

Signaleer wrote:
BOAT wrote:Oh man, I would like to know the cloth weight on that sail, I think Judy is using a 6.03 Dacron on her stuff, that seems really heavy to me - I want to know what the weight is of that sail he has - it looks good but does not look heavy.

Maybe it's a heavy sail - the shape looks pretty good for a sail that is obviously getting blasted broadside (look at the kite in front of it - he has the main near flat against the wind yet it's shape looks pretty good) - if it's a heavy weight 6 cloth that would explain things - I think most of us are using lighter cloth than that.

I really would like some feedback from people using heavy cloth. I'm curious about it.
From http://thesailwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/web ... l&cart_id=

CM24.75HP MacGregor 26X Main 24.75 26.20 10.10 - Pro/Stock 6.00 Dacron Std 2 1/2 in. Slugs Rope New Y $ 995 Offshore-foot shelf-cunningham-alloy head board. Fits 26X 1995-Feb 2003 19

Cost me $1K.
I honestly can't remember which one I bought its the 5 oz or the 6 oz... But the kite was sheeted as tight as we could sail her as we were trying to sail to weather a bit... it was a challenge to say the least.

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Re: Alabama Autopilot

Post by BOAT » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:26 pm

Signaleer wrote:
Signaleer wrote:
BOAT wrote:Oh man, I would like to know the cloth weight on that sail, I think Judy is using a 6.03 Dacron on her stuff, that seems really heavy to me - I want to know what the weight is of that sail he has - it looks good but does not look heavy.

Maybe it's a heavy sail - the shape looks pretty good for a sail that is obviously getting blasted broadside (look at the kite in front of it - he has the main near flat against the wind yet it's shape looks pretty good) - if it's a heavy weight 6 cloth that would explain things - I think most of us are using lighter cloth than that.

I really would like some feedback from people using heavy cloth. I'm curious about it.
From http://thesailwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/web ... l&cart_id=

CM24.75HP MacGregor 26X Main 24.75 26.20 10.10 - Pro/Stock 6.00 Dacron Std 2 1/2 in. Slugs Rope New Y $ 995 Offshore-foot shelf-cunningham-alloy head board. Fits 26X 1995-Feb 2003 19

Cost me $1K.
I honestly can't remember which one I bought its the 5 oz or the 6 oz... But the kite was sheeted as tight as we could sail her as we were trying to sail to weather a bit... it was a challenge to say the least.
Hey, sailing broadside to the wind with a kite is no easy feat - your doing fine, and in an X boat no less! - that's a very fine sail you have there - it looks like a thousand dollar sail - very nice - that shape is perfect. Are you hauled in that tight because the main was luffing?

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