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Adelie Builders Question

Post by gonandkarl » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:29 am

Hi,
Now that I start sailing my Wilde Qualle I am not sure if I should mount 2 toe straps in the cockpit from the companionway towards the transom. Have you all mounted these toe straps as mentioned in the building notes ? Have you been in a situation that your Adelie was heeling so much to need these toe straps ? I do not expect strong winds here on my nearby lakes but it bugs me if I need them. Hopefully George Glen and Salvatore can chime in as you three are sailing in coastal areas of oceans and I would value your opinion and experience concerning sailing with or without toe straps.
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Re: Adelie Builders Question

Post by das boot » Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:42 pm

I do not think it is much of a problem I have had mine healed over quite a bit from time to time but never to the point I was uncomfertable with it mind you I have that back rest on my boat that helps but was never woried that it might go over. Most of the time it stays flat on the water.

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Post by terrulian » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:05 pm

Most of the time it stays flat on the water.
You need to get out more. 8)
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Re: Adelie Builders Question

Post by gonandkarl » Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:26 am

Hi,
Thank you George for your information that it does not heel very much. But I would like to know if you installed and used such a toe strap or because of your backrest you forgot to install it altogether. Most probably Tony is right one must sail a lot then I find out if I need a toe strap or not.
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Re: Adelie Builders Question

Post by bondo » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:25 pm

Hi Karl. You don't mean backrest-straps? Are you asking about a toe-strap? As in: on the cockpit floor to hook your feet under and hike out?
No, I don't think you will want a toe-strap. The Adelie 14 is wide for its length...what you really want is a tiller extension. To enable you to slide yourself away from centerline to counterbalance the wind...out on those big wide seats.
The drawback is you won't often be in wind strong enough to utilize it. I prefer the tiller without one (until I need it). Perhaps there are removable ones available?

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