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Tiki 21 "Little Cat"

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Comment by kim whitmyre on May 7, 2014 at 9:34am
From the way the leeward hull is being pressed, I'd say about 12 - 13 knots, eh? Flying along!
Comment by Robert Hughes on May 7, 2014 at 11:05am

WOOO!  That looks fast...  Do you know what the speed was?

Comment by Ian Bamsey on May 7, 2014 at 2:29pm

On the weekend, I found out exactly why you have those blocks holding down the platforms!

Comment by Roger on May 7, 2014 at 8:55pm

Thanks for the comments guys. I've just crunched the numbers - top speed on that run was 13 knots, but mostly 11-12 knots. The chop is bigger than it looks, and I have a bit too much jib up for the breeze. Kim, thinking to the future, how would the T26 be here in terms of wetness - with the chop it was very wet? 

Comment by kim whitmyre on May 8, 2014 at 10:50am
If I keep the sails sheeted hard in to the center on a reach in 15 knots, I will get spray over the leeward bow when it hits a short swell. My wife prefers me letting out the sheets a bit: almost as fast, but the leeward hull rises, and the spray is reduced.
If the swells are 4-5', over 12 second periods, the ride is magical at speed! Around here, that is usually right after a good storm. That is, if I quarter the swell; head up and get air under the bows guarantees a good spray as they enter the water again.

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