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  1. #1
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    Default Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)



    Really enjoy his style and adventures.

    And Leo tonight

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    As long as he doesn't just bore us all stiff by talking to the camera.

    I want to see some sailing and boats, not some chap I don't know talking to the camera incessantly.

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by langstonelayabout View Post
    As long as he doesn't just bore us all stiff by talking to the camera.

    I want to see some sailing and boats, not some chap I don't know talking to the camera incessantly.
    I think he can be interesting. The problem for me is that he often says things which are not quite right but, hey, he will learn maybe. For example, a drogue to steer the boat. No way. And his experiment was flawed as he had not lost his rudder. Doh!

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by XDC View Post


    Really enjoy his style and adventures.
    +1

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    I think he can be interesting. The problem for me is that he often says things which are not quite right but, hey, he will learn maybe. For example, a drogue to steer the boat. No way. And his experiment was flawed as he had not lost his rudder. Doh!
    There are plenty of articles about how to steer with a drogue, for example:
    https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2...ipment-tested/

    So why do you say "No way" ?
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by dolabriform View Post
    There are plenty of articles about how to steer with a drogue, for example:
    https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2...ipment-tested/

    So why do you say "No way" ?
    Because when you still have a rudder it can never work as the rudder is in control. When you are rudderless it may well be different but I have never been in that position.

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Of course we all wish Patrick Laine well. Personally, I am concerned, having watched a few of his youtube videos: he does not seem to have much idea about handling his yacht, yet he intends to sail to Iceland. God help him if he encounters any serious weather.
    May he have fair winds and flat seas...

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 12 Year Plan B-) View Post
    Of course we all wish Patrick Laine well. Personally, I am concerned, having watched a few of his youtube videos: he does not seem to have much idea about handling his yacht, yet he intends to sail to Iceland. God help him if he encounters any serious weather.
    May he have fair winds and flat seas...
    My experience of sailors is that if I ask ten sailors the same question, I'll get 11 answers. If they're in the bar at the time, I'll get a brawl thrown in for free.

    It seems to me sailors are by necessity, robust and self reliant. Sometime they don't play well with others.

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by 12 Year Plan B-) View Post
    Of course we all wish Patrick Laine well. Personally, I am concerned, having watched a few of his youtube videos: he does not seem to have much idea about handling his yacht, yet he intends to sail to Iceland. God help him if he encounters any serious weather.
    May he have fair winds and flat seas...
    If you watch all his videos you will see that he has already sailed single handed to the Azores and back, Shetland and back, experienced gales, and other fun. So I, IMHO, disagree with your assessment of his abilities.
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by mainsail1 View Post
    Because when you still have a rudder it can never work as the rudder is in control.
    Utter tosh.

    Next you will be sailing you cannot steer with the sails as the sails are in control. The keel(s) have a far larger surface area than a rudder. Just lock the rudder off and try either technique. The first time I try it I do not want to be rudderless.
    Cynical Scottish almost retired engineer.

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