All went very well during my two days of test-sailing. The new designed worked out great. Very very good speed in side-wind. Better than expected.
After day one, I tweaked the boat a little.
- Tilted the mast some degree backward to get the stearing more neutral.
- Changed the main sheet to be able to tighten it hard. (Need to do more here later)
- Changed position of the jib a little to reduce twist
- Tightened the trampoline some..
- Used the cunningham some more
- Changde max angle of jib track
The shipyard is ready for more custombuilds! Also Chryz10 is repaird and ready for sailing again!
Chryz Outlaw Will get some serious improvments. Have started removing things today
Today was probably the best sailing day this year. For the first time we raced my 18 ft A-Cat vs 18 ft trimaran. We started out with two frozen boats, but in the sun it felt like any Swedish summer day :-). I installed one action cam on each boat, plus some mobiles. Now you can compare 18ft cat vs 18 ft tri.
In the light wind, the tri felt faster as long as the A cat had both hull in the water. When it was more wind and was flying on one full, the trimaran lost the fight.
Not soo windy today. Hade no chance keeping up with the Arcona and the Farr 30. Video will come…
Wednesday Club race, and test sailing a new jib from 49:er. Worked out really great! The balance in the boat is improved a lot, compare to the old small 2m2 jib. Upwind was amzinga, and was first to the top mark, even with a little little slow start 🙂 Check it out.
After one round-the-island race, and two club race, I feel I need more sails.
First thing a need is a bigger jib. Both it will give more speed in lower wind and also better balace to the boat. My design of putting the mast really far back, causes the boat turn up against win pretty easy. When its lots of wind, bot get really good speed, 10-12knt and then the balance is great, but when going slower, it feels like I need the jib further forward and a bigger one.
Downwind, the “temporary” small Code0, is waaaay too small. Maybe a 15 sqr m code or gennacker would fit bettter. BUT, for this the boat needs to be strengthen a bit. May be for next season. Right now I’m looking for a 5-6 sqr m jibb to try out, and I think I have found one that could be perfect