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OBSERVATIONS ON MARBLEHEADS

Posted by Terry Smith on June 26, 2018 at 2:20 AM

I haven't sailed a Marblehead for quite some time. Bob Watson let me have a sail of his on one of our unstructured sailing days. He is probably still regretting it. As a result of this sail I have a few observations.

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Observation 1 Marbleheads are hampered by the length of their keels. They really do need shortening. My A Class would have sailed through there with no problems. Even if the A Class had grounded, it would have been close enough to the shore to use the recovery pole without me having to get my feet wet.

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Observation 2 If you sit up close to the start line, and luff while waiting for the start gun, the jib can become detached from the mast. Is this a special function of the class that I have stumbled onto? If so, you should have warned me about it. 

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Thanks for the sail Bob.

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