Monday, April 30, 2012

Welcome New Members! Here are some Rigging Tips and Tricks

Last Saturday CBI held an open house and welcomed close to 100 new members.  Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped conduct orientations, take new members for sailboat rides, and helped cook some delicious b.good burgers on the grill. It was a breezy day with it's share of capsizes.  We measured the water temperature and it's creeping up to 70 degrees....not bad.

For you new members we taught several rigging classes yesterday so I am going to share some tips and tricks for rigging a Mercury sailboat correctly and quickly.

1)  CVS is a Retail Store

Once you have pulled your Mercury out of the slip to the front of the dock and secured it with a NIGHT KNOT, put your  Centerboard down first, loosen the boomVang 100% (often referred to as simply the Vang), then uncleat the mainSheet.  Then you'll put on the Rudder  and bend on the Sail. (IMPORTANT! In order to keep the Rudder safe from collision with other sailboats while at the dock please leave it  until last.)

2) When bending on the sail remember this: front before the back and bottom before the top. I'll give you a clue, the tack is not the back, the clew is.

3) When hoisting the sail crouch in front of the mast where you can easily hoist and guide the sail's bolt rope into the mass groove. You will be positioned such that the boom can not bump you on the head and the boat will be very stable because you are centered athwart ship.

4)  TOP SECRET TRICK!! Better than the secret handshake!!!  Do not tighten the boomvang until you have cast off from the dock and are a boat length away. AND when you are returning to the dock make sure you have loosened the boomvang as soon as you are inside the island or similarly close to the dock.

Next blog I'll continue to reveal some of the most helpful tips and tricks about tacking, gybing, avoiding irons and docking on a breezy day.  Stay Tuned.



  1. 70 degrees sounds warm enough to dive for my wedding ring I dropped in the slip again. Going to get a mask and a dive light this time.

    So with the top secret trick, what does having a loose boom vang do for you? Make the boat a bit slower and easier to handle right around the docks?

  2. Thanks for the great info. Still a little confused on the first redemption. I redeemed to my paypal but have no communication and no $$$. My account must be in good standing because I have not been banned or terminated. I am completely in the clouds and wonder if I should keep going or... This site always helps me in my different custom essays.

  3. Kigurumi are fun, cozy costumes and pajamas, perfect for a costume party! Wholesale kigurumi from distributor online. We have lots of animal kigurumis.
    cheap animal onesies
    Wholesale onesies
    wholesale adults onesie

  4. You are really class person active this that's my thought by readout your article . Muse I mortal, Bang you any new melody about Ceremony RINGS the stake it Not me but for all. Thanks for letting this message...
    Wedding Rings

  5. He was the world biggest arms replica watches uk manufacturer, but after a literal change of heart, Tony Stark It seems like he gets to play with the Iron Man armor all by himself, which is dior outlet a shame, but imagine how much cool stuff he must come up with in his spare time that he hands off to the R department. The beginning of Iron rolex masterpiece watches Man 2 also shows he knows how to throw one heck of a company party.

  6. our quite thirty handily situated USA Checks paid check cashing corona locations, you'll pay a bill in minutes, with dealing fees presently beginning at $1.49. Use MoneyGram to pay thousands of firms quickly exploitation their “Same-Day”, “Next-Day” and “2-3 Day services.

  7. I yearn most of we've a bent to tend to face live inclined to alignment bureau neck of the woods unit to undertake and do to seem out out these diversity of things cash advance, here we've a bent to tend to face live adept to seem at everything. I’m with the content grade ANd do deference him as associate honest supplier. Thanks for your work and you too.

  8. You don't want to be scrambling at the last minute to type your essay. This approach may work just fine in your high essay writing in 3 hours , but for such an important essay, you need to spend time perfecting your points.

  9. Loans for automotive headline loans unit typically for fewer than thirty days and alter a high charge per unit. Debtors offer the headline of their automotive as security for the short loan. If the payday loan mobile client is unable to pay off the loan, then the capitalist can take possession of the automotive and sell it so on recover the number borrowed.

  10. When you use Chicago skate camps as a mode of transportation you are also able to do your part to make the environment better. You aren't contributing to the pollution problem and that should make you feel good.

  11. A cash enhance is additionally a full of cash borrowed against your borrowing limit. You’ll deduct a cash enhance bad credit payday loans throughout a mixture of the approach throughout that. First, by victimization you’re PIN at degree ATM. Or, you will use a convenience guarantee your credit score cards supplier sent to you.

  12. Payday money advances, amount and place along Size money loans, a lot of as motorcar Principle money loans.payday loan many people think about encouraging you opt on to shop for the foremost effective mortgage merchandise and services to guide you to satisfy your cash desires.

  13. Great information I will tweet to my friends to get them to check it out. keep it up. Thanks for sharing!
    pacman games | happy wheels games | little pony games | unblockedgames


  14. les dejo muy buena musica y buenas radios en vivo gracias un saludo

  15. NZ's leading Direct Response Marketing and Advertising Agency, since 1997. Media buying and advertising campaigns for infomercials, DR TV and radio adverts.Media Buying and Planning

  16. This is extremely helpful info!! Very good work. Everything is very interesting to learn and easy to understood. Thank you for giving information.
    i like play games happy wheels online and play happy wheels 2 games and zombie tsunami games , retrica download for PC , Retrica Camera nedir


  17. Many thanks for your personal sharing. We experience more than happy about that. You should also consider their finest game titles with our free currently to find the sense of exciting that brings.

    qwop unblocked | Gun blood unblocked | barbie dream house toy

  18. good information it is useful and informative there are a lot of thing and info

  19. Personalized Writing Assistants I think that I should be a member too. I might just be as good as the pro with these rigging tips that you have provided. I have a feeling that it would be a great thing to be one of you. Custom Lab Reports Help

  20. This comment has been removed by the author.

  21. I love this kind of blogs, where i can gain information that is helpful and very interesting. Do keep posting such great content for reference. Thank you. SEO review report writing

  22. This is also a very good post which I really enjoyed reading. Please visit our website and play exciting games: | slitherio | | wingsio | Science Kombat | Science Kombat Game
    Play the fabolous earn to die game and complete all the levels.You can play all the seven parts of the game on our website :
    Tank trouble | Tank trouble 2 | Tank trouble 3 | Tank trouble 4

  23. Well this article that i've been waited for so long. I need this article to complete my assignment in the college, and it has same topic with your article. Thanks, great share.
    dark souls 3 emoji
    slitherio supersnakeio


  24. This app is great it gives you those moments of relaxation and incredibly wonderful
    age of war 2 | tank trouble | gold miner | tank trouble 3 | duck life
    Game is a must play game and the modern class:
    age of war 3 | red ball | Stick war 2 | Apple Shooter | goodgame empire | earn to die | tank trouble 2

  25. This is one of the cult game now, a lot of people enjoy playing them . Also you can refer to the game :
    gold mine strike | pokemon go 2
    The game controls are shown just under . Movement mechanisms primarily include acceleration and tilting controls.
    stickman games | stick war 2 | animal jam 2

  26. This post is really astounding one! I was delighted to read this, very much useful. Many thanks job vacancies

  27. With a Hotmail account, you can send and receive emails quickly and easily as well as login and use all Microsoft services.
    hotmail login | create new hotmail account
    Creating a Gmail account is quick and easy. You can follow the tutorial to sign up Gmail here.
    gmail login | gmail sign in | install google drive

  28. You’ve written nice post, I am gonna bookmark this page, thanks for info. I actually appreciate your own position and I will be sure to come back here.
    usps tracking

  29. Thanks for he informative news.. Now I am sharing India premier league 2017 ipl 10 statrted now in5 th april 2017. Get all th news and updates of ipl 2017 live score , team squads and all the updates related to ipl 2017.
    ipl 2017 schedule
    Royal Challengers Banglore RCB Team squad 2017
    Kings XI Punjab team squad 2017
    Indian premier league ipl 2017
    Delhi Daredevils team squad 2017
    2017 Indian Premier League
    Gujrati Lions Squad 2017