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Sheet to tiller steering video

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Created by garymalmgren 7 months ago, 5 Oct 2019
garymalmgren
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5 Oct 2019 8:50PM
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garymalmgren
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6 Oct 2019 7:22AM
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Can anyone actually watch this.
I seem to have posted it as private (by mistake) but not sure that I have successfully changed the settings.
gary

Jolene
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6 Oct 2019 7:37AM
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I can view it


Thanks for posting it.

garymalmgren
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6 Oct 2019 8:58AM
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Thanks Jolene

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 847 posts
6 Oct 2019 12:18PM
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I really enjoy your posts.

Foolish
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8 Oct 2019 4:19AM
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Another example, that might be a bit simpler to do:


Has been used to cross the Pacific.

From the book Singlehanded Sailing, Thoughts, Tips, Techniques & Tactics

Ramona
NSW, 5574 posts
8 Oct 2019 8:40AM
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All the methods and especially using the storm jib are slowing the boat! Using the shock cord method up wind is fine, the boat is sailing itself and the shock cord is balancing the weather helm. Better off using a decent windvane self steering system so that you can sail at maximum efficiency all the time. Also will steer the yacht while your dropping in a reef or launching the spinnaker. Lets see a video of this bloke launching a spinnaker while steering with his weird stuff!

shaggybaxter
QLD, 2056 posts
8 Oct 2019 9:58AM
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Bundeenabuoy said..

garymalmgren said..
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I really enjoy your posts.


Second that.
Nice video Gary, most informative!

shaggybaxter
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8 Oct 2019 9:58AM
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Bundeenabuoy said..

garymalmgren said..
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I really enjoy your posts.


Second that.
Nice video Gary, most informative!

LooseChange
NSW, 2067 posts
8 Oct 2019 1:42PM
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shaggybaxter said..

Bundeenabuoy said..


garymalmgren said..
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I really enjoy your posts.



Second that.
Nice video Gary, most informative!


You really did second that

garymalmgren
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8 Oct 2019 1:45PM
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Lets see a video of this bloke launching a spinnaker while steering with his weird stuff!

Foolish Muse is Andrew Evens.
I admit that his system looks a little inefficient.
His line to secondary jib system is an experiment, not a be all or end all.
His thoughts on sheet to tiller steering come from the premise ," What happens when/if the wind vane steering stops working>"
As in the recent Golden Globe.

A very generous bloke to make his book available for free.

Here is his FREE PDF book.
www.sfbaysss.net/resource/doc/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition.pdf

fishmonkey
NSW, 483 posts
8 Oct 2019 6:24PM
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yep, a wealth of knowledge in that book. and he's not shy about raising a spinnaker when single-handing.

Ramona
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9 Oct 2019 8:34AM
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fishmonkey said..
yep, a wealth of knowledge in that book. and he's not shy about raising a spinnaker when single-handing.


Probably uses the tiller pilot for spinnaker work.

fishmonkey
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9 Oct 2019 3:43PM
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Ramona said..

fishmonkey said..
yep, a wealth of knowledge in that book. and he's not shy about raising a spinnaker when single-handing.



Probably uses the tiller pilot for spinnaker work.


yep, you are right there.

Foolish
53 posts
10 Oct 2019 2:17AM
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Thanks for your nice comments on my book.

"Probably uses the tiller pilot for spinnaker work."

I've been sailing with nothing but a bungee cord for 4 years now, generally getting out twice a week year round, raising and dousing the chute every single time in up to 25 knots of wind. It's be lots of fun and a real learning experience. I've learned a ton of things that I am putting out in various updates to my singlehanded tips book.

By the way, the link above is for an earlier version of the free tips book.
A newer version of the free book is here: www.sfbaysss.org/resource/doc/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition2.pdf
And of course the book has been published with lots of extra stuff in it. And don't forget my novel: "My Brother Chuck".

"All the methods and especially using the storm jib are slowing the boat! "
Probably correct, but nothing that I've actually noticed. But the idea of these methods is not as your primary method, but rather as a very easy, convenient and incredibly cheap backup method that will get you where you want to go, anywhere in the world. The fellow who crossed the Pacific with this method had an autopilot that packed up shortly after leaving the US coast, so he simply hooked up my method and off he went.

Foolish
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10 Oct 2019 2:34AM
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Here is Josh's boat using the system as he crosses the Pacific. The best thing about this method is that it works with a minimum of tweaking. You don't need to be an expert. Heck, you don't need to even practice it before you set out on your voyage. Just go out and buy six feet of surgical tubing and keep it in your boat (along with a copy of the book so you know how to set it up.)





fishmonkey
NSW, 483 posts
10 Oct 2019 10:53AM
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Foolish said..
I've been sailing with nothing but a bungee cord for 4 years now, generally getting out twice a week year round, raising and dousing the chute every single time in up to 25 knots of wind. It's be lots of fun and a real learning experience. I've learned a ton of things that I am putting out in various updates to my singlehanded tips book.


hi there, when will the new version be out?

Foolish
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10 Oct 2019 11:39PM
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The newer version of the free book is already here: www.sfbaysss.org/resource/doc/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition2.pdf
The book has also been published by McGraw Hill with a whole bunch more stuff (about 40,000 more words), and you can find it on Amazon.

My paper on Gybing without Shifting the Pole can be found here: www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7718709_68878570_6206596
This is a very important skill for singlehanders and something I do virtually every time I go sailing.

You can download my technical paper on meal planning for better singlehanded performance here:
www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7718709_68878570_6823572
This mainly deals with techniques to reduce fatigue/lethargy on long distance sails, given that we are working with minimal sleep.

Have fun!

shaggybaxter
QLD, 2056 posts
11 Oct 2019 6:43AM
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Hi Foolish,
I gotta say a big thank you for your efforts, I have a copy of your book that sits on my bookcase looking suitably dog eared and tatty,
I found it really well written and full of lots of thought provoking ideas. I enjoy just randomly flicking through it still.
And I appreciate the fact you kept it as a free resource, that says a lot about the author in my eyes.
Cheers!
SB

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 847 posts
1 Apr 2020 5:33AM
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Foolish said..
The newer version of the free book is already here: www.sfbaysss.org/resource/doc/SinglehandedTipsThirdEdition2.pdf
The book has also been published by McGraw Hill with a whole bunch more stuff (about 40,000 more words), and you can find it on Amazon.

My paper on Gybing without Shifting the Pole can be found here: www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7718709_68878570_6206596
This is a very important skill for singlehanders and something I do virtually every time I go sailing.

You can download my technical paper on meal planning for better singlehanded performance here:
www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7718709_68878570_6823572
This mainly deals with techniques to reduce fatigue/lethargy on long distance sails, given that we are working with minimal sleep.

Have fun!


Just putting this topic up again for a friend to read.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 847 posts
30 Apr 2020 12:32PM
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Hi Gary,
I am looking forward to trying sheet to tiller steering.
I have bought the surgical tubing and have all the pulleys and lines I will need onboard.
As you are aware I have a cutter rig on my Swanson 28.
I will put a reef in the main if required.
What do you think of me using my inner headsail set marginally closer to the wind than the yankee as the sail to run the tiller steering line from?

garymalmgren
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30 Apr 2020 2:44PM
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Hi BB
Re; What do you think of me using my inner headsail set marginally closer to the wind than the yankee as the sail to run the tiller steering line from?
Go for it.
Here is a video of that type of rig. This bloke was actually my inspiration to keep at it till I got it.



With the rig that I got working, on a starboard tack (which is in the video) my line came back down the port side, went over the coaming for resistance, to a block on the starboard side then tied off to the tiller.
In other words the line connects to the tiller on the opposite side of the sail. He has a bit of resistance as the line runs against a shroud, I see.

In the video, on a starboard tack the line comes down the starboard side and connects to the tiller on that side.
He has a bit of resistance as the line runs against a shroud, I see.
That is the only real difference in set up.



So give the inner foresail a go and also try directly to the clew of your yankee.
You will be pretty lucky if you can get it right the first time but you never know.
Looking forward to your report

gary



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