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1 Copyright  The Basics of Victory Sailing III Torrey Pines Sailing Club Sailing from Island Palms Marina on Shelter Island San Diego, CA Visit us at our web site

2 Copyright  Ready the Jib  Run the Jib Sheets Outside of everything including the shrouds. Through the jib block on the track. Tie a figure 8 knot in the bitter end to prevent the sheet from feeding back through the block when you tack. When a figure 8 knot jams in the jib block, you will be able to pull it out and untie it easily. The Bitter End Rail mounted Jib Block Jib Sheet Figure 8 knot

3 Copyright  The Bowline  The bowline is probably the most useful knot used by sailors. There are many ways to tie it and the videos are on line. They generally require a number of visual queues to get the knot tied. The method described here tends to become muscle memory and easy to do without seeing what you are doing. This skill is particularally useful when you are sailing at night. 3

4 Copyright  The Bowline  Start as shown The incoming line in one hand and the bitter end in the other. Keep your index fingers straight. Don’t let the incoming line slide off the front of your index finger. Incoming Line The Bitter End

5 Copyright  The Bowline  Cross the line Roll your right wrist with the bitter end inward. Put your right thumb under the incoming line. Keep your index fingers straight. Don’t let the incoming line slide off the front of your index finger.

6 Copyright  The Bowline  Cross the line Keep your index fingers straight. Don’t let the incoming line slide off the front of your index finger. Pinching the incoming line and bitter end with your bitter end thumb. Roll your bitter end wrist out.

7 Copyright  The Bowline  Make a loop in the incoming line. When you roll your wrist outward still pinching the incoming line with your bitter end thumb you will form a loop in the incoming line and the bitter end and index finger should be through that loop. Pinch the incoming line loop with your incoming line thumb.

8 Copyright  The Bowline  Make a loop in the incoming line. Hold the incoming line loop with your incoming line thumb. The bitter end should be going through the hole as shown. This frees up your bitter end hand to finish the knot.

9 Copyright  The Bowline  Finish the knot The bitter end goes around the back of the incoming line and through the incoming line loop.

10 Copyright  The Bowline  Finish the knot The bitter end goes around the back of the incoming line and through the incoming line loop.

11 Copyright  The Bowline  Finish the knot The bitter end goes around the back of the incoming line and through the incoming line loop. To tighten the knot, pull on the incoming line and the large loop.

12 Copyright  The Bowline StartCrossPinch with bitter end thumb End around & through Roll & Hold Pinch loop with incoming line with thumb To Set – pull Incoming & Big Loop

13 Copyright  The Clove Hitch  The clove hitch is used on things that don’t roll. Boom Mast Stanton Posts  Great for the fenders on the Catalina The arm of you chair.  Do it!

14 Copyright  The Reef Knot 14 Right over Left and WrapLeft over Right and Wrap When the knot is competed the two incoming lines should be on one side of the knot and the two bitter ends should be on the other. If not, you probably have a “Graney Knot” that won’t hold.  Reef Knot or Square Knot Jams tight and difficult to untie after it jams. It is like tying your shoes without the bow. Right over left then left over right or vice versa

15 Copyright  Using a Cleat Copyright  2005

16 Copyright   Using a cleat: Start with the incoming line under the cleat and the bitter end in your hand. Wrap in a circular fashion Follow with a figure 8 pattern Finish with a half hitch except on sheets.  For a half hitch, the bitter end of the line is under the last loop.  This is a locking knot.  This should not be used on sheets where a quick release is often necessary. For the Jib Sheets Halyards & Dock Lines Half Hitch Using a Cleat

17 Copyright  Coiling Lines  Coil the halyard.

18 Copyright  Coiling Lines  Coil the halyard  Take one of the loops. Pull it out Around the coil Through the coil where your fingers are

19 Copyright  Coiling Lines  Coil the halyard  Take on of the loops. Pull it out Around the coil Through the coil where your fingers are.  Hang the loop on the cleat.

20 Copyright  Coiling Lines  Coil the mainsheet  Take about 3 feet of the bitter end. Pull it out Around the coil Through the coil where your fingers are

21 Copyright  Coiling Lines Clove Hitch  Coil the mainsheet  Take about 3 feet of the bitter end. Pull it out Around the coil Through the coil where your fingers are  Tie a clove hitch on the boom.

22 Copyright  On the Dock & Deck  Swedish Coils Start at the center Use you hand to keep it flat. It gets faster as it gets bigger

23 Copyright  The Outboard Motors  Much of the time you will be depending on the motor to get around. Light air in the morning and evening. Getting out from the docking area. Coming home through the Shelter Island Channel  Understanding the operative parts of the motor helps.

24 Copyright  Getting out of the Slips 24 Parking Area Island Palms Hotel Silver Gate Yacht Club Shelter Island Marina Gate TPSC Newport & Victories Prevailing Wind

25 Copyright  Leaving the Dock  How do you get the boats away from the docks?  Due to the closeness of the boats we are required to use the outboard motors when leaving the dock.

26 Copyright   You can turn the boat around using the bow and stern lines being careful not to bang the boats together.  You can use the motor to turn the boat around but go slow. Turn the motor more than 90° CC. Release all the lines and poles except for the bow line on your boat. Feed the bowline around the head stay of the adjacent boat so the crew can hold toe bow near the boat while you turn and then release it.  Turn the throttle to rev the motor and engage the centrifugal clutch to get the boat moving then throttle down so you go slow Leaving the Dock 26

27 Copyright  Getting out of the Slips 27

28 Copyright  San Diego Bay

29 Copyright  Shelter Island Yacht Basin Prevailing Wind

30 Copyright  Prevailing Wind  Pump out stations  Police/Customs  Side channel  Main channel  Depth Grading Lines Rocks 6 ft (1 ftm) 12 ft (2 ftm) 18 ft (3 ftm) 24 ft (4 ftm) ftm = Fathom Channels from the Yacht Basin to S.D. Bay

31 Copyright  Shelter Island Yacht Basin Prevailing Wind  Coming home there are fewer options. The side channel isn’t marked & distances are difficult to judge. The main channel is the only safe option under power or sail. A new red flashing nun buoy has been added Green Light Radar Reflector 22 foot high on 3 piles 18 ft high pile

32 Copyright  Shelter Island Yacht Basin

33 Copyright  Shelter Island Yacht Basin Prevailing Wind  Coming home there are fewer options. The side channel isn’t marked & distances are difficult to judge. The main channel is the only safe option under power or sail. SDYC Slips SWYC Slips 22’ pile with Radar Reflector & Green Light direction of main harbor entrance & Flashing Red Buoy

34 Copyright  SDYC Slips Green Topped Pile (Post) Prevailing Wind

35 Copyright  Outboard Motors  Victories  Honda 2HP 35  Newport  Suzuki 5 HP (2 cycle gas/oil)  Dependent  Tohatsu 6HP

36 Copyright  TPSC Outboard Motor Features ItemHondaSuzukiTohatsu BoatVictoryNewportDependent Kill Switch & LanyardYes Gas Cap & TankYesExternal FuelGas 4 StrokeGas/Oil 2 Stroke Gas 4 Stroke Gas Valve/Primer BulbLever/NoNo/Bulb Air ValveOn MotorExternal ChokePull Knob ThrottleHandle Shifting and Rotation – Victories-for reverse turn the motor around. Centrifugal Clutch & 360° Rotation Fwd N Rev & 200° Rotation Fwd N Rev & 140° Rotation Sheer PinYes

37 Copyright  What’s That Cutoff Choke Throttle Gas Cap Air Vent Gas Valve Clamps Pull Cord Honda Please check the clamps every time you go out. The clamps come loose and the motors end up in the water. Spare propeller sheer pins and cotter pins

38 Copyright  Starting the Outboard Motors  Lower the outboard motor  Check to see that the motor mount is tight.  Check the gas: Victory - Honda - Gas Newport - Suzuki – Gas/Oil 50:1 Dependent Tohatsu - Gas  Open the gas valve  Open the air valve  Close the choke  Move the Throttle to the Start Position; As marked or 1/3 of full throttle  Pull the recoiling starting rope handle.  Open the choke  Adjust the throttle.  Put it in gear on the Newport or Dependent  Your Off!

39 Copyright  Lifting the Motor 39  Release the Catch There is a catch on this side of the outboard motors. The catch is at the mounting brackets. Pull it out or lift it up to release the catch. Move the motor up or down. Mounting Clamps

40 Copyright  MIND THE CLAMPS!!  The clamps tend to come loose. The racers remove the motors during races. The wood the motors are mounted on swells and shrinks with moisture levels. The motors vibrate.  Check the clamps every time you go out before you pull the rope. In 2005 the top Victory Sailor in S.D. set a record by dropping two motors in the water in one day.

41 Copyright  Kill Switch / Engine Stop Switch Dead Man Switch Push the RED button to kill the engine.

42 Copyright  Gas Cap  Check the gas. There is no gage Use the correct gas.  The wrong gas causes engine problems

43 Copyright  The Air Valve 43  Open the air valve. It is designed to keep moisture out and the gas in when the motor is not in use. The motor will run for about 3 minutes if you forget this.  The air vent can vibrate closed while in operation. The engine dies every 3 minutes, you fool with it for a while, and it starts. Open the air vent and all will be fine.

44 Copyright  Gas Valves Honda Back of the Engine Open Closed The gas valve must be opened for the engine to operate. It is almost impossible to start the engine if the gas valve is closed and if you do start it, it won’t run for long.

45 Copyright  Open Closed Close the choke when starting a cold engine. Honda 45 Operating the Throttle and Choke Move the throttle to about 1 / 3 to 1 / 2 of full throttle

46 Copyright 

47 Copyright  Sheer Pin Replacement If the sheer pin breaks (sheers) the propeller will spin freely on the shaft. There should be a spare pins under the motor housing. Shaft Cotter Pin Keeps the prop from slipping off the end of the shaft. Sheer Pin Goes through the shaft and connects the propeller to the shaft. If the propeller hits something solid, the sheer pin will brake minimizing damage to the propeller. Shaft Propeller Two Spare Sheer Pins & Two Spare Cotter Pins

48 Copyright  Outboard Motors You probably will never break anything that someone has not broken before. While teaching a water lesson, our commodore managed to break the traveler on one boat and the boom vang on a second boat.

49 Copyright  Things to Remember  Safety First  Go Slow – especially when leaving or entering the marina.  Ask for help.  Log the problems….we need to keep Mike Hoppe & crew busy. You will not find anything to break that hasn’t been broken before.  Come to the maintenance parties. Fellowship, Educational, Cost savings.  Think about racing …. hone your skills.  Have fun – that’s what this is all about.  Tell a friend – it is more fun with them.

50 Copyright  The Water Lessons  Weekends are best for most instructors. Weekday or week night lessons can be arranged. Saturdays are preferred by the instructors over Sundays.  Time One class per day  11:00 to 15:00 (3:00 PM) Two classes per day  10:00 to 13:00 (1:00 PM)  13:00 to 16:00 (1:00 PM to 4:00 PM)  Arrangement David Kempton is the water lesson chief (coordinator)  David Kempton, Home , Cell  If not available call Fred MacDougall Cell to 3 students & 1 instructor in a Victory Exchange cell phone numbers


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