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by ss007
Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Beating upwind- Mast Rake
Replies: 7
Views: 7948

Re: Beating upwind- Mast Rake

I agree with you with the mast fully forward the boat was a bit unstable but I have brought the mast back a bit and it seems to have the desired effect i.e. I was placed in a race this weekend for the first time. However the winds were very light and it was a lot of tatics so further adjustment may ...
by ss007
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter 412
Replies: 3
Views: 4911

Re: Otter 412

Mark

I have only been sailing for a couple of years in a Wayfarer. When I bought the Otter this year it was a rear main but I changed my boat to centre main after a couple of months and its just great, its so much easier to handle and it wasn't difficult to do.

Steven
by ss007
Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Beating upwind- Mast Rake
Replies: 7
Views: 7948

Re: Beating upwind- Mast Rake

Justin I have adjusted the rake to the maximum it will go forward on the current rigging this seems to have made beating upwind a lot better. However I think I may be losing some power when reaching and wonder if I should bring it back a bit.

Steven
by ss007
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Beating upwind- Mast Rake
Replies: 7
Views: 7948

Re: Beating upwind- Mast Rake

Justin

Thanks for your help with this, I have just replaced my sails so they are brand new and I have been flattening the sail. I will have to try the rake of the mast to see what impact that has.

Steven
by ss007
Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:38 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Beating upwind- Mast Rake
Replies: 7
Views: 7948

Beating upwind- Mast Rake

Otter 640 My otter has a bermudian rig but I am struggling to make good speed when beating upwind the mirrors and toppers are beating me hands down. I am looking for clues on to to improve the upwind performance any ideas would be welcome? Does anyone know what the rake of the mast should be so that...
by ss007
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter main
Replies: 6
Views: 9042

Re: Otter main

Ben

Sorry I have sold them.

Steven
by ss007
Wed May 27, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Transom replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 4231

Re: Transom replacement

Pom

Otter 640

I woud suggest that you do renew the ply wood on the inside, my boat was used with an electric outboard that was very light and didn't have a plate inside. This has caused the GRP to distort so I imagine that a heavier motor would cause significant damage.

Steven
by ss007
Wed May 27, 2009 7:22 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Mainsail Footing
Replies: 2
Views: 5939

Mainsail Footing

Otter 640 I have just bought new sails for my Otter and they have arrived with the mainsail cut with a loose footing set up instead of what I was expecting which was a rope inside the sail that feeds through the boom. The sail makers are happy to change the sail for me but I wanted to check first wh...
by ss007
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter main
Replies: 6
Views: 9042

Re: Otter main

Otter 640

I have a set of Otter sails that are in good condition considering they are originals no damage etc. I have photos if you are interested.

Steven
by ss007
Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Mast and Boom Spares
Replies: 3
Views: 4433

Re: Mast and Boom Spares

Otter 640

Alan

I have checked the mast on my Otter which is a bermudan and there is a serial number and nothing else. I'm not sure if that helps!

Steven
by ss007
Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter, original brochure
Replies: 14
Views: 16342

Re: Otter, original brochure

My sail number is 640 and I was told when I bought it that it will be 35years old this month, but I don't have anything to verify that. Steven
by ss007
Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Single handed Otter
Replies: 3
Views: 5011

Re: Single handed Otter

Justin

Thanks for your help with this I will be having my first sail over the weekend and your tips will be useful. Cheers Steven
by ss007
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:19 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Otter, original brochure
Replies: 14
Views: 16342

Re: Otter, original brochure

I have just bought an Otter that is 35yrs old and seems to have all the original bits. I would be interested in a copy of the Original Brochure for the Otter if anyone seeing this has one.
Thanks Steven
stevensherwood@sky.com
by ss007
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Otter Dinghy
Topic: Single handed Otter
Replies: 3
Views: 5011

Single handed Otter

I have been looking for a smaller boat as my sons are too busy to sail my Wayfarer with me. I have been considering buying an Otter as they look quite stable but I wondered how easy they are to sail single handed for instance in the Solent? Steve