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Home >> Technical >> Tacktick setting
21/03/2010 19:17:16

Colin Helliwell
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I'd be interested to hear what tacking angle people have their Tackticks set up for.
Ta.



22/03/2010 19:53:08

Becky Priest
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Don't!!

Use it on compass mode, especially if it's marginal planing upwind conditions as your tacking angle will change. Get a decent chinagraph pencil and ask your crew to write numbers down before the start.

The other advantage of using it in compass mode is that you have a vague idea of whether the wind direction is anyway near the forecast direction, particularly if a permanent shift has happened or is due to happen during the day.




24/03/2010 18:08:04

Colin Helliwell
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Ah, I see your point Becky. In part though I'm asking to get an idea of what tacking angle I should be getting (inland water, non marginal planing conditions). Still new to the 'ball and still need to get better feel for judging pointing ability, main and leech tension etc - thought a 'target' tacking angle could give me a reference point.




27/03/2010 18:27:56

Pete Badham
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I use a tacking andle of 82 inland which works ok Pete 



28/03/2010 22:25:17

Becky Priest
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That's very precise Pete,
I didn't realise you could set it that accurately, we tried it in the Lark and it only went to the nearest 5 degrees I think.
But then I didn't really try as I didn't like the idea - would rather keep my head out of the boat and just use the compass headings to confirm things and occaisonally to resolve arguments about whether we are being headed or lifted.



29/03/2010 18:23:43

Colin Helliwell
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Yep, you can set it to use a resolution of 1, 2, 5 or 10 degrees.
Thanks for the info Pete.



11/04/2010 20:23:48

Pete Badham
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Hi Colin I have found 2 degrees to be the best setting, and I use  Tactic as another tool to confirm which way to go up wind. Pete 



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