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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Another Patrick fan, a very pleasent and honest chap from what I can tell. He's not doing it to make money from what I can tell so it must be the sailing and creative side.

    Long may he continue to make videos of his trips and good luck to him.
    Tom, Sundance
    2wheels1keel.com

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Ballad View Post
    Another Patrick fan, a very pleasent and honest chap from what I can tell. He's not doing it to make money from what I can tell so it must be the sailing and creative side.

    Long may he continue to make videos of his trips and good luck to him.
    +1

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    I have to say that I like the way when he demonstrated his single-handed technique for 'parking' up in a finger berth, he cheerfully said that no doubt his technique would not suit everyone, seems like a chap who's prepared to admit that he doesn't know it all and like 95% of us, are making it up as we go along until told otherwise.

  4. #14
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by SiteSurfer View Post
    seems like a chap who's prepared to admit that he doesn't know it all and like 95% of us, are making it up as we go along until told otherwise.
    Post of the year so far
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    The way he coped with engine failure off the Azores impressed me immensely.

    Kept his sea-room whereas some might have been tempted to head for shelter.

    Didn’t try to fix the unfixable as explained in the subsequent video.

    His sail plan was appalling, too much main and an endlessly flogging jib, but he learnt from it hence he now has a sea anchor and fitted a Solent jib on a new inner forestay

    As has been said he’s made it to the Azores and Shetland ... and back


  6. #16
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by dolabriform View Post
    Post of the year so far
    +1

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by dolabriform View Post
    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.
    +1 The man is a gentleman doing the type of sailing I wish to do in the future. Worth a watch.

  8. #18
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    Usually South Coast but now West Coast of Scotland
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy View Post
    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.
    I have no problem with sailing a relatively straight course under sail with no rudder or a fixed centre rudder by balancing the sails. I also have no real problem (except that it seems pretty inefficient and not very accurate) to sail a course with the drogue technique when the boat has lost its rudder. However using a drogue when you still have a rudder has not worked for me. You must be a very lucky man.

  9. #19
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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" ?
    Please note that in the article that you refer to they took off the rudder for the trial.

  10. #20
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    Default Re: Yay. Patrick Laine is back :)

    Watching Patrick Laine and his sailing videos is a real pleasure and an order of magnitude more preferable than reading some of the shite spouted on this forum.

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