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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: lifelines
« Last post by Travis Gregory on Today at 05:03:52 PM »
A bit behind, I have the material and I think it's going to work well.  I'll let you know after install and test.

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U20 Boat Maintenance & Care / Re: lifelines
« Last post by Chuck Ballew on Today at 04:52:34 PM »
Hey Travis, how did the 2.5 Sailrite strap material work for you. #58 needs new cockpit lifelines.
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Downwind Light Air
« Last post by Tim Fox on Today at 02:46:07 PM »
Travis, I would love to but probably not in my budget or time restraints at the present time. Google maps says that is 1,772 miles from my present location. Maybe someday! Thanks, Tim
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Downwind Light Air
« Last post by Travis Gregory on June 17, 2021, 09:03:08 PM »
Tim, we are racing at Jordanelle (reservoir near Park City) and will have a regatta there in September if you want to join! 
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Downwind Light Air
« Last post by Tim Fox on June 17, 2021, 08:47:37 PM »
Travis. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I've only had my U20 for about one year and it's very different than the S2 9.1 that I own. The S2 has a lower PHRF rating but I was getting killed by everyone with smaller boats in the flat water and light wind we have in Knoxville, TN. I think your suggestions will help me greatly. BTW, I was in Park City snowboarding this past March. First time in Utah. It is a beautiful state.   Cheers. Tim
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U20 Photos! / Re: #93 from Annacortes WA to Park City UT
« Last post by Robert Homer on June 17, 2021, 11:08:32 AM »
Congrats! I have #92, a winner that got smashed on the road but she’s the most beautiful boat to me!
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U20 General Discussion / Re: Downwind Light Air
« Last post by Travis Gregory on June 15, 2021, 11:51:09 PM »
Tim, we sail in very light winds at the GSL and Bear Lake.  The U20 is a light air machine! Some of this depends on the cut of your kite, so play around with the suggestions.

Have crew three or use a boom preventer to keep the boom out. 
Heel the boat to windward. 
Ease the tack line to help the spinnaker rotate out from behind the main. 
Play around with the pressure.  You want the kite pulling so the trimmer feels it. 

You don't want to go so deep that you are slow.  But you can get pretty close to where your competitors are.  They are likely heating up a bit to keep the chute full and pulling as well if it's really light.

Practice your timing on jibes.  A lot of time can be lost waiting for the chute to refill or being hung up on the jib.

Good luck!



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U20 General Discussion / Re: What size boomkicker?
« Last post by Tim Fox on June 15, 2021, 05:53:12 PM »
Don't use one. The only advantage I see is when raising or lowering the main.
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U20 General Discussion / Downwind Light Air
« Last post by Tim Fox on June 15, 2021, 05:06:28 PM »
My club (as I assume many do) never sets up a course other than a start line, windward, leeward, and back to finish line. Having an asymmetrical design on the spinnaker makes me feel like I am covering a lot more distance on the downwind leg than the Holders and others that can basically aim right at the mark (downwind.) When there is not enough wind to plane the U20, the asymmetrical spin seems like a handicap. Looking for any thoughts on best VMG directly downwind. Typically sailing in fairly flat water on inland lake with 5 to 10 mph wind.  Tim
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U20 Photos! / Re: #93 from Annacortes WA to Park City UT
« Last post by Vince van Oostenbrugge on June 15, 2021, 12:20:19 AM »
Travis, sorry to have missed you this weekend.. but..

I sent you a PM, have a few questions..

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