Catalina Mainsheet Magazine Archives


Catalina Mainsheet Magazine Archives

Dinghy Sailing - Catalina Mainsheet Magazine May 1998
Dinghy Sailing - Catalina Mainsheet Magazine May 1998
(originally printed in the May 1998 issue) Sabot - Capri 14.2 - Coronado 15 By Ann Turner, Ed Jones, Dick Ohst, Michael Riemann and Jim Holder US Sabot- By Ann Turner For many years, the Sabot has sailed the waters. This eight foot dinghy is often seen with a young skipper on the tiller as it is easy to handle with only one sail. The US Sabot, with the distinctive wooden shoe insignia, is considered the perfect first boat for the beginning sailor. The US Sabot is popular with junior sailing programs. It offers all the sail controls of a larger boat, so sailors can develop a full range of sail trimming skills. The US Sabot allows the basic sailing fundamentals to be learned and develop water safety skills. The more experienced sailors learn "go fast" sailing techniques, advanced "right of way" rules and racing skills.
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Mastpump:­ A Solution... Catalina Ditty Bag
Mastpump:­ A Solution... Catalina Ditty Bag
(originally printed in the May 1998 issue) Recently, a number of owners on the Catalina 34 Internet Web Site Mail List asked about "mast pumping" and whether those yachts afflicted with this phenomenon could be helped. Mast pumping is the mast oscillation that seems to occur in 12-18 knots wind while the boat is docked or anchored. Some have played with the lower shrouds and backstay tension to no avail. Then list participant Gary Wiseman, Up Spirits #894, a naval architect and a civil engineer, delivered this informative treatise: His remarks are applicable to any size sailboat:
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