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g4yvm

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Sailing on the briny
« on: November 09, 2013, 10:33:11 AM »

Is sailing on the sea any more challenging or dangerous than fresh water sailing?   Apart from off shore wind and current what should I be aware of?

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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2013, 10:50:07 AM »

Pack your rudder tube with grease before you go sailing. If you have any steel components the salt can get to them.
Also wash/rinse off you boat as soon as she comes out of the water to remove salt. Some people take a garden spray thing of fresh water to do the job. The ones used for pesticides with a pump are a popular choice.
Make sure deck hatches are water tight as you will be playing in bigger waves.


Other than that, I think Bob is your proverbial, mother's brother.
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2013, 10:50:18 AM »

Salt water is loads more corrosive than fresh, wash off after every sail session - apart from that shouldn't be any more issues...unless it sails off into the distance, the next landfall might another continent!
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 07:13:13 PM »

set your sails with more twist for waves and tak on the crest of the wave!
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 07:34:39 PM »

If you lose control and your yacht drifts to the far side of the
lake you can walk round and retrieve it.
It's a long walk around the Atlantic :D :D :D

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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2013, 08:14:13 PM »

Thanks guys.  Sound s fun!

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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2013, 08:52:25 PM »

Yes I am thinking along these lines, as there are no decent lakes available near to me now Exeter have lost Crealy. True they have a new pond but all those trees over hanging the water. Not good for scale sale with no motor.  The Teign estuary in sight of my window got to do it. I just need a recovery boat if things should go wrong. 
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2013, 10:52:37 PM »

This looks a Wee bit challenging
 
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2013, 08:14:34 AM »

it poses no more of a problem than sailing on a pond , ok salt water is a bit more corrosive than fresh water , so i place my receiver inside of a rubber balloon , i now paint the cases of my servos in resin in a bid to prevent water ingress . the lake our club operate on here in portsmouth is salt water , although im regularly found operating models in portsmouth harbour in the area between the harbour station and the starboard side of hms warrior . the biggest problem i find is sea weed , although ive got a tender on site just in case ! jon
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2013, 08:17:02 AM »

Weed!
I started thinking about the area as a way of avoiding Weed!
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2013, 05:01:20 PM »

Another hazard in a tidal estuary is of course sailing times are limited. On our river this would be 30min ether side of slack water, may be a little more at neaps.   
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2013, 05:12:05 PM »

1/1 scale shipping could be a problem  :D :D

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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2013, 07:06:07 PM »

 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)  good point Ned
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2013, 03:23:46 PM »

That reminds me I almost sank an aircraft carrier with a narrow boat. This was on the Ashbury canal, just going along  enjoying my holiday, when the said model shot out from a marina. Lucky for him, shot back in quicker than he came out. Sorry ships are always female. Was it anyone here.   
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2013, 04:30:10 PM »

I have sailed, as a guest, at the Brightlingsea, Essex lake. This is brackish water, but once again, it attacks models! Lots of washing off, and dry down too. If you are ever in the area of Brightlingsea on a wednesday afternoon or sunday morning, call by, a great crowd of friendly guys and a good Clubhouse with tea etc. Also only about 800 Yards from Batemans Tower, where they sell the best Bacon butties in England!
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2014, 08:43:35 AM »

Hi
As long as boat and radio is 100% (its a long walk to Cambodia) >>:-( and you wash everything down  after no real problems, I sail regularly off the beach here in Thailand.
Our local problems are....This week jelly fish and sunstroke are bigger problems 40 degrees at 9.00am ( I try to keep the carbon hull of my 3x1 wet as much as possible as it can get almost too hot to touch)but a nice fresh off shore breeze makes for good sailing and cools you down a bit. 8)
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2014, 08:23:26 PM »

If you lose control and your yacht drifts to the far side of the
lake you can walk round and retrieve it.
It's a long walk around the Atlantic

Ned.

I'm here to turn it 'round and send it back to you!
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Re: Sailing on the briny
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2015, 11:21:12 AM »

In light winds, as when beating, keep the rig as still as possible, by steering along or down the waves as much as possible. This will minimize stall and maximize drive. Use the same technique on a beam reach when wind and waves are aligned

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