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Which side?

Postby sahona » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:19 pm

Now that we all understand how sails work and balls fly, my remaining unfrazzled braincell was directed to the propwalk question.
I know, I know, it's a different proposition alltogether, but just out of idle curiosity, I put pencil to paper and had an enlightening moment.

So, the question is, which side of your hull has the most damage! AWBs that can perform double backflips in reverse need not answer.

My doodlings showed that the boat has a propensity to go to the same side regardless of which direction it is being driven.
In my case, the "dark" side is starboard, due to a prop that turns anticlockwise when in forward gear.

I did my ICC with an excellent instructor but I think he missed that point, (or I was distracted when it was mentioned).

My boat will NEVER recover if it is being blown to starboard in a confined space, yet, perhaps because I'm a left-hander, my natural instinct when faced with a "U" turn is to turn left, facing the dark side out (and at some time, probably, downwind).
This is not helped by the 'side of the road' we drive boats on, as a left "U" turn would be the norm.

Thank goodness this realisation occured today, before we take our newly re-sprayed topsides out to play amongst the rough boys. I will have to make some sort of aide-memoire for the wheelhouse - ideas welcome- a 'no left turn' sign?

Until then, if you're down-wind of Sahona, and you can see her green light, get the crash-mats ready. See you at Cumbrae -if you dare!
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Re: Which side?

Postby ubergeekian » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:25 pm

sahona wrote:So, the question is, which side of your hull has the most damage! AWBs that can perform double backflips in reverse need not answer.


I do not go starboard side to. Ever.
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Re: Which side?

Postby sahona » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:32 pm

Doesn't that mean that you sometimes end up with the wind up yer shuch?
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Re: Which side?

Postby ubergeekian » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:44 pm

sahona wrote:Doesn't that mean that you sometimes end up with the wind up yer shuch?


No, it means I sometimes end up somewhere else altogether! Though generally I find that if I say "I've got a long keel, please can I berth port side too and into wind" marinas are only too happy to oblige, doubtless in their own interests as well as mine.
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Re: Which side?

Postby wully » Wed Mar 21, 2012 12:56 pm

sahona wrote:Doesn't that mean that you sometimes end up with the wind up yer shuch?



Now, I always thought the 'Sheuch' had an 'e' in it?

Or am I just posh east end of Glasgow?

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Re: Which side?

Postby Aja » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:55 pm

wully wrote:Or am I just posh east end of Glasgow?


An oxymoron surely?

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Re: Which side?

Postby wully » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:22 pm

Aja wrote:
An oxymoron surely?



I think I had wann o' tham fried in batter wi' chips wance.

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Re: Which side?

Postby ubergeekian » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:49 am

Aja wrote:
wully wrote:Or am I just posh east end of Glasgow?


An oxymoron surely?


Perhaps Wully lives in a wally close? That's pretty posh. Took my East End ancestors years to get into a wally close (on Alexandra Parade).
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Re: Which side? The West, of course.

Postby sahona » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:40 am

This Willy was dragged up in a wally close.
Recent visit reveals the lack of air-raid shelters and washouses, as well as most of the iron pailings doon the dunny an' oot the back.
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Re: Which side?

Postby wully » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:54 pm

ubergeekian wrote:Perhaps Wully lives in a wally close? That's pretty posh. Took my East End ancestors years to get into a wally close (on Alexandra Parade).


Naw, never lived in a flat wi' a close when I wiz a wean- mah grannies did but.


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