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  • I think we had a thread for sharing cool sailing videos we've made. Can't find it, so... time for a new one?

    After not sailing for about a year, my red cat is back in the water.

    First outing with my 10yo son was fun, but we had to work to re-find our tuning. We're flying a bit too high in this video, so rudders and main foils poke out of the water, ventilate, and steering is damn hard as it "rattles". But fun fun fun.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE4wK--_7HE

    Second session -- a local friend named Carl comes for his very first foiling outing, and gets a couple swimming lessons too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3JnJF7k6rE
  • Light winds, smooth helm and TowBoatUS almost crashes into us - https://youtu.be/da904gp3eHM
  • Gettin tribal on us :)

    great vid - your son is on point!

    what is the story with towboat us? were you in a channel?

    Side question: do you have a boom?



    Edited by MN3 on Jul 03, 2020 - 11:59 AM.
  • I've been playing around with a Phantom 3 drone, with the intent of getting some cat sailing videos of my friends. One issue is just trying to find them on the small display of my phone. The other is that, while this thing will fly in 20 mph winds, I'm still a bit paranoid about flying it in much wind which requires a bit more control and battery management experience.

    But here's one in some light air that I think came out pretty good, except for a couple of glitches:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzTcmIH5IzI


    This next one is pretty amazing, and may change your perspective of the number of dolpins in a pod you see. I've cued this up at 28 seconds, as I think this is the most impressive part. I did not mean to film above the water, so that part is just the camera lying on the deck. But I wish I would have. Check out the number of dolphins you see on the surface and then how many you see when I dunk the camera:

    https://youtu.be/b_iS49iGMac?t=28

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    Bill Mattson
    Prindle 19 "Gelli Bean"
    Prindle 19 "Cat's Pajamas"
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  • Bob's a local cat sailing legend. Gettin near 70 now or maybe over haha, but still out there battling and occasionally pitchpoling having a great time. I'd like to see more drone shots. I think lake Isabella Carl has one.

    That foiler looks really hard to control. One of these days I'd like to give it a go.

    This is a recent video sailing around with friends. P19, P18-2, A cat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro6Yz04cxpA
  • QuoteGettin tribal on us :)

    great vid - your son is on point!

    what is the story with towboat us? were you in a channel?

    Side question: do you have a boom?


    icon_smile thank you! We weren't on the main channel. I saw him late - this boat requires so much focus! - and I think he was #$^& on this mobile phone, he looked up, saw us and swerved. In the video you can see his wake making a large S.

    The Whisper does have a boom - CF boom, with mid-boom ratchet for mainsheet (like a 49er skiff). The mast rotator connects to the boom. No cleat on the mainsheet, it's a "sheet mainsail for balance" boat.
  • spfxBob's a local cat sailing legend. Gettin near 70 now or maybe over haha, but still out there battling and occasionally pitchpoling having a great time. I'd like to see more drone shots. I think lake Isabella Carl has one.

    That foiler looks really hard to control. One of these days I'd like to give it a go.

    This is a recent video sailing around with friends. P19, P18-2, A cat

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro6Yz04cxpA


    Looking good!!! I've got to get a head cam one of these days.

    Below is Carl's video on Lake Isabella. It is one of my favorites:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owv2JhcULSw

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    Bill Mattson
    Prindle 19 "Gelli Bean"
    Prindle 19 "Cat's Pajamas"
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  • A rare central NC late June wind forecast of 10 - 15 mph lured me to the lake a week ago. Enjoy...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiyfgH65CPE

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • https://youtu.be/zBY1xWAU7zA
    https://youtu.be/QethmMov7dk



    Edited by onekiwi on Jul 06, 2020 - 12:37 PM.

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    Carl

    Dart 18x2

    1967 B-LION for sale
    1985 Hobie 18
    Windrider Rave x2
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  • QuoteWe weren't on the main channel. I saw him late - this boat requires so much focus! - and I think he was #$^& on this mobile phone, he looked up, saw us and swerved


    I saw his hard turn: He was movin fast - scary $h*t

    any cat skipper has a lot going on but your speeds are higher and your gear is much more finicky = all your attention. your crew needs to be more alert on that one -

    We have a lot of poor motor boaters around here - the risks are real

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