Multihulls World - Practical derniers articles de la catégorie "Practical".fr-frGenoa, Solent, Staysail, Code Zero….which does what? is the next in our technical series on your multihull’s sailplan. If, as we saw in the previous edition, choosing a mainsail comes down to the size of the roach and selecting the right sailcloth, for headsails, things get a bit more complicated!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:55 +0100Ricochet: the future perfect! the last Sydney Boat Show, crossing the footbridge overlooking Darling Harbour, it wasn’t the huge mast of Team Australia, the former Orma trimaran Banque Populaire, which immediately attracted everyone’s attention, like a magnet. It was a catamaran ‘just’ 47 feet long. We quickly...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:55 +0100Jaguar 48 Power catamaran cats really have got the wind in their sails, and builders are continually bringing out new models for an ever-increasing clientele. With the Jaguar 48, it’s the aesthetics which are going to delight!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:55 +0100Downwind: under full sail! don’t always have headwinds. The further offshore we go, and for longer, the more we try to choose routes with favorable weather. The magic word is “downwind”! As soon as you have the wind on the beam, even in the aft quadrant of your windex, you start to smile, the crew relaxes, the miles...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:56 +0100A Transatlantic Crossing à la carte it does every four years, the Route du Rhum has re-awoken your dreams of heading over the horizon, and crossing the Atlantic. Your childhood dream is revisiting your nights, but maybe not just while you’re asleep. A break from the routine, leaving the path between university and retirement, to...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:59 +0100Internet aboard: how do you stay connected? a year cruising as a family round the world in a catamaran, Pierre Leitgib sums up his experience of telecommunications aboard, and in particular, the internet. This former consultant with Hewlett-Packard, who describes himself as an ‘internet-addict’, charts his choices and his...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:59 +0100Turning to propellers are a complicated business. Pitch, torque, number of blades, fixed or folding… Not to mention the fact that they just get forgotten about when we are under sail. But when we fire up the motor, be it because you are becalmed, or at the entrance to a tricky port, we count on them working...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:02 +0100Catamaran basics Leaving the quay under engine setting full sail and heading for the most beautiful islands, you have to get your multihull out of the port. Tied up to a quay or a dock, this is the moment to maneuver gently, to avoid breaking anything. For this first outing, let’s look straight away at the most difficult situation: your...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:02 +0100Catamaran basics Setting the mainsail the mast and the boom, the mainsail is the basis of your multihull’s sail wardrobe. It is used on all points of sailing, coupled with the genoa, or a downwind sail with a greater area. In harbor and at anchor, the sailcloth is protected from UV in its cover. But today, we are sailing:...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:02 +0100Catamaran basics Taking a reef in the mainsail most of our cruising multihulls, the first reef is taken in around 20 knots of true wind. A robust, rather heavy, and quite under-canvassed catamaran can in reality stand sailing over-canvassed...but there is no point: the boat won’t sail any faster, and can become hard to control, not to...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:02 +0100Catamaran basics The daggerboards: understanding and adjusting them a catamaran with daggerboards means enjoying better pointing ability than an equivalent model equipped with fixed stub keels, which are inevitably shorter. It means that you can also optimize drag, speed and even safety. Partially integrated, with inventory of the daggerboards on...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:02 +0100Catamaran basics Setting the gennaker downwind sail is really great for gaining a couple of knots...however you need to install the swivel, the furler and the whole works. For you we follow the installation of a brand-new gennaker, which hasn’t even been taken out of its bag. Armed with a few tools, the job is done in less than half...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:02 +0100Tricat 25 Evolution It sails fast and it’s easy! from the basis of the already very successful Tricat 25, the builder has, since last summer, been offering a version which is more refined, faster and...yet no more expensive, the Tricat 25 Evolution.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:02 +0100Catamaran Fundamentals Coming into port and tying up in an un-crowded bay, hoisting and lowering sail, maintaining a course… ultimately it’s not that complicated! A question of preparation, experience and prudence…. Coming into harbor - especially if it’s one you don’t know - can be trickier. Here’s a few pointers to make life a...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:03 +0100Ropes and their colors! but surely, the nature of running rigging is changing. Although not as obvious as the modifications to sail cloth or hull shapes, the cordage on our boats has seen some real evolution in recent years. So, are up to date with all the latest trends? Before you test everything in this summer’s...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:04 +0100Catamaran basics Maintaining your outboard motor maintenance of your dinghy’s little outboard motor is a relatively easy operation. It is above all essential if you want your machine to last a long time...and to avoid breakdowns.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:04 +0100Marine Clothing days of oilskins, yellow or white, seem so long ago… Today there’s an explosion of technical products, with multiple layers and with color promoting the designs. In the same way that there are no bad boats, just a boat for every program, there is appropriate clothing for coastal navigation,...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:05 +0100Catamaran fundamentals : Downwind Sails: the Parasailor Parasailor? It’s a symmetrical spinnaker whose central part forms a paraglider. Particularly efficient and stable in any sudden wind, this is the sail of choice for transatlantic crossings… All hands on deck!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:05 +0100Financing: Leasing Is King a multihull, whether new or second hand represents an extremely important investment. Far removed from the idea of throwing money into a black hole, there are several ways to finance your purchase depending upon the value, the fiscal status of the boat and especially your personal financial...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:06 +0100Blue 2 Volume and excitement! short career for this catamaran which was however born under the best auspices...but which remains a comfortable, rather fun boat under sail, even though second-hand you will without a doubt have to plan on a bit of DIY.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:06 +0100Catamaran basics Fitting new portlights your multihull’s portlights is a job within the reach of any handyman... The main difficulty will be finding a source of Perspex not too far away from your boat. For the rest, follow our advice!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:07 +0100Catamaran basics : Make yourself a soft shackle the name ‘soft shackle’ hides quite simply a fiber rope shackle. Light, incredibly strong and above all, very easy to make. And as the icing on the cake, this high-tech plaything will cost you less than a stainless steel shackle.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100Long-term voyage: a question of preparation is often said that the hardest thing about a long-term voyage project in a boat is taking the decision to set off. Once this choice is made, the voyage has already started, often several months before casting off the mooring lines! It is then a question of preparation, or how to be sure you will...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100A long-term sailor’s tips for successful cruising World readers love to sail far and wide on their catamarans ot trimarans to discover the world. The story of the owner of Rose Noire is particularly interesting. A highly experienced sailor, he has chosen an unusual route, and here he shares with us much of his advice for preparing a...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100STAYSAILS ARE MAKING A COMEBACK the advent of furling genoas, you could assume that they had been consigned to history books, remaining a mythical and elegant part of a cutter rig, such as on the famous French yacht, Pen Duick. But much admired by the majority of circumnavigators, and with recent developments in design, they...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100Catamaran basics : A chain/rope splice for the anchor rode a strong joint between the chain and the warp of your anchor rode is extremely simple: you have no reason not to adopt it!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100Watches on passage… sailing? A long passage? The question, or sometimes even anxiety, seizes hold of the skipper... What watchkeeping system should be favored, how do you manage watches aboard?Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:11 +0100Catamaran basics : Purchasing your second-hand multihull carefully for a second-hand boat offers many advantages: you can take advantage of a fully-equipped boat which is ready to sail, as well as getting a multihull at a better long as you are a good handyman or woman. The points to note before you launch into a purchase.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:12 +0100Jaganda's crew trip current affairs, an all-consuming professional activity, a wish to pack everything in? Leaving for a long-term voyage or just for a two-week summer cruise, the importance of the question is not the same, but it must nevertheless be asked: how self-sufficient am I? And here we are talking...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:13 +0100Corsair Pulse 600 day boat is an exciting and really fun way of changing to a multihull. Launched only a few months ago, the Corsair Pulse 600 is a boat which is fun to sail and you can take your friends or family out for a trip.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:13 +0100Catamaran basics Fitting a black water tank of our favorite anchorages are now forbidden to boats which aren’t equipped with a black water tank – or in any case clean WCs… It is perhaps time we had a look at the question, don’t you agree? So follow with us the fitting of a black water tank from A to Z.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:14 +0100Anchoring the right spot A first look round this pretty bay will allow you to find the right spot for your anchor. You’ve found it ? Well, off you go ! Prepare everything Here again it is best to prepare everything before you arrive in a place which may be obstructed by other boats. Start by...Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:36:34 +0100Tacking must pick up as much speed as possible Whatever your angle to the wind, you must pick up as much speed as possible. Begin by freeing the mainsheet traveller Begin by freeing the mainsheet traveller a little, then the genoa. Bear away Bear away by about 10°, to gain power and...Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:36:34 +0100Furling the sails up the genoa Rolling up the genoa does not pose any particular problems. Whilst a crew member keeps the genoa taut with its sheet to avoid it flogging, another one rolls up the foresail. To furl the mainsail To furl the mainsail, you must begin by putting the boat head to wind. We...Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:36:35 +0100Taking a reef wind is increasing The wind is increasing; it is time to take a reef… The easiest way is to bring the boat onto a beat, to make the manoeuvre easier. Free off the mainsheet traveller a little, than the mainsheet a little. You will then have to take in the main halyard to free it from the...Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:36:35 +0100Bringing a multihull alongside moving aster To tie up along a pontoon, it is always easier to approach moving astern - quite simply, to make seeing the approaching pontoon easier, and to make the crew’s task (jumping onto the pontoon) easier… The mooring lines are ready Approach the pontoon slowly, moving...Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:36:35 +0100Leaving your berth your engines Before anything, start the engines so that they can warm up. Prepare your mooring lines Prepare your mooring lines by doubling them, forward and aft, so you can easily let them go from the catamaran when the time comes. Finally, prepare the fenders, in case you hit the...Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:36:35 +0100Hoisting the sails the boat head to wind It’s time to go… Begin by putting the boat head to wind (using the wind indicator to help you), and keep it there with your engines. Prepare the mainsail You must then prepare the mainsail for hoisting. You must open the easy-bag and make sure everything is...Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:36:35 +0100Catamaran basics the right lifejacketTue, 07 Feb 2017 15:08:07 +0100Catamaran basics your automatic lifejacketTue, 07 Feb 2017 15:08:09 +0100