Having gone from one extreme to another (Twister to Arcona) I'm sure Chris Edwards wasn't joking. Going forwards in the Twister, I knew exactly where the boat was going to end up when parking, no matter where the wind was coming from. In the Arcona if the wind is forward of the beam the bow blows off very quickly (or won't come through the wind without a real bootful of throttle if it's coming from the direction I want to turn), so I'm having to re-learn close quarters handling, on some occasions almost sailing past a berth then letting the wind spin me into it. It's more nerve-wracking than it ever was in the Twister. And I can't do a dead slow x-wind approach, because the keel stalls and then I just go sideways, so I have to keep more way on and use reverse to brake at the last moment, rather than trickling in, which was the Twister way.
Originally Posted by john_morris_uk
Last edited by Twister_Ken; 20-02-12 at 21:40.
Next time, it'll all be different.