Another thoughtful point is that Skipjack runs the anchor locker drain to the shower sump rather than putting in an exterior drain hole which can actually pick up water when you're running in rough seas.
An electric engine hatch provides complete access to all parts of the compartment, with non-slip flooring between the engines, steel engine mounts and great access to through-hull fittings, rudders, and steering. Standard power is a pair of Yanmar hp. Yanmars which run through Hurth V-drives with reduction to turn husky 22"x20" props. A pair of batteries are hidden under the engineroom step, and there's ample space for a generator aft. Three aluminum fuel tanks are interconnected with a fuel transfer pump from the forward tank to a pair of saddle tanks.
From a systems standpoint, the 30 Flybridge is quite complete. Three bulkheads provide watertight compartments below the floor level and each is fitted with an automatic bilge pump. A cockpit saltwater washdown pump is standard, and our test boat also had the optional cockpit freshwater shower. Construction has always been solid with Skipjacks, and the 30 has a solid fiberglass hull vinylester resin outer coat for blister protection with balsa and plywood coring in the high-stress deck areas.
Spruce stringers are fully encapsulated in fiberglass and doubled aft to handle the engine loads. Underway, the 30 Flybridge felt like a much larger yacht, with a solid feel. Our test was run in real-life conditions, with a full load gallons of fuel which added another pounds to the 16, lb. And yet we still topped out at 34 mph, which will get you out to the fishing grounds in no time.
She pops up on a plane quickly and, with the trim tabs, held the plane as low as 20 mph so you can milk the 30 Flybridge for a considerable range at low rpms. The hull knifes easily through swells and chop without throwing spray, and is quite stable even in beam seas. She'd be a great boat for Catalina or Cabo, and the 30 Flybridge is only going to enhance the Skipjack tradition.
Builder Skipjack International E. Orangethorpe Ave Fullerton, CA No other competitor did anything like this amount of preparation and, in retrospect, it showed from the start. Flyer won the first leg, not only on handicap, but overall. Her gunwales were awash, but she never came close to broaching.
Photo: PPL. This involved changing her rig from ketch to sloop, remodelling her stern and removing the doghouse. Quite why cutting sail area and increasing both wetted area and rating did not ring alarm bells is unclear, but the modifications hammered her performance and she finished well down the order on the first leg. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Gathering of Developers. August 24, . Amateur flight simulator. There are five major points of sail: close hauled, close reach, beam reach, broad reach and run.
A brief description of each point of sail will be provided. Irons: The boat is in irons when the bow points directly into the wind. The boat is at 0 to the wind at this point. The angle of all other points of sail are defined by the direction of irons at 0 to the wind.
The sail does not catch any wind at this point of sail. Close Hauled : Close Hauled is as close to the wind as a sailboat can sail. A boat is considered to be sailing close hauled when the bow is 45 from the wind.
The sails of the boat should be sheeted all the way in. The term beating refers to sailing up wind by tacking this term will be discussed later , from one close hauled position to another. Figure 23 shows a boat beating upwind. Close Reach : This is the point of sail between the beam reach and close hauled. The close reach is at approximately 68 from the wind. The sails should be let out about one quarter of the way.
Beam Reach : The beam reach is at 90 from the wind. The sails at this point of sail should be half way out. Broad Reach : The sails at this position should be three quarters of the way out. The broad reach is at 68 from the wind. This is the fastest point of sail for a sailboat. The final point of sail is the run. Run: A run is when the wind is blowing from behind the boat. A boat is considered to be on a run when it is roughly to from the wind.
At this point of sail, the sails should be positioned parallel to the wind. This is show on figure 23 above. As seen before, a sail catches wind to power a boat forward. At the same time, the wind puts a force on the sail which causes it to heel. Heeling is when a boat leans to one side. This is illustrated in figure 24a.
It is important that the skipper and the crew balance the boat, so as to keep it flat. This may require the use of the hiking straps see figure Keeping the boat flat is an important measure to prevent capsizing, capsizing will be discussed later.
Understanding points of sail is important, but it is evident from figure 23 that there are directions which are not defined by the wind clock. To deal with this, sailors must learn the concept of sail trim, which is the proper positioning of the sail in relation to the wind. Trimming the sails is a very important skill to master. As seen in figure 22, the Wind Clock, there are approximately five major points of sail.
With each point of sail, there is an appropriate sail position and an appropriate direction of travel with respect to the wind. The Wind Clock can be very useful if the wind and the direction in which a boat sails are lined up properly. If a sailor wishes to sail in a direction for example in between a beam reach and a broad reach, there must be a method for properly positioning the sail. This is the skill of trimming the sails.
A properly positioned sail will have the wind flow smoothly over both sides of the sail. Let's look once again at figure This diagram shows a sail in the correct position. If the sail was positioned improperly there would be fluttering or luffing on the front part or luff of the sail.
An Aerorig also has no standing rigging to maintain, the visibility and space on deck are improved, sailing on a dead run is no longer the concern for the cruising yachtsman that it can be on a conventional sailboat. During our day on Fly manoeuvring the yacht, jibing the Aerorig was simple, short tacking to windward through Lamlash Harbour was completed by one man, quickly and effortlessly. Under power she was very manoeuvrable using a combination of prop-wash onto the large spade rudder and her 43hp bow thruster.
So, my overall take on Fly was not restricted to the quality of her build, nor her ease of sailing. She is also in many other ways a true ocean going blue water cruising boat.The Y Flyer is an foot (m) sloop-rigged racing dinghy designed to be sailed by 2 people. Active fleets in the midwest and south.