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U20 General Discussion / Re: HOISTING ATTACHMENT POINT
« Last post by Glenn VanHeel on Today at 09:57:24 PM »
Should be on the rudder tower
« Last post by Venti on Today at 11:18:50 AM »
I am going to start hoisting my boat rather than ramp launch. Doesn't seem that I have a aft attachment point for the lifting strap? Should there be an eye in the aft cockpit?
U20 General Discussion / Upwind Target Boatspeed
« Last post by prochase on May 22, 2018, 08:07:42 PM »
Just purchased a U20 and a new Speedpuck and will be racing PHRF. Can anyone provide target upwind boat speed numbers based upon windspeed? I contacted Don Corey and he says there was never a polar diagram created for the boat.

We participated in our first race last weekend and the Speedpuck was all over the place, one sec it would read 4.8 and the next sec 5.4 without any change in windspeed or sail or boat trim. The Speedpuck does have a damping feature to level out GPS data rate. Would be interested if anyone has adjusted the factory default of 1 sec speed reporting.
Used to sailing a Melges 24 by the numbers for speed taken from the polars and sailmaker recommendations for shroud tension.

Thank you,

Hull #159
U20 General Discussion / Re: U20 Questions
« Last post by Travis Gregory on May 22, 2018, 09:29:11 AM »
There are likely U20 sailors in the same area that can better speak to the conditions you will be sailing in.  Check out the Yahoo group page as well for more previous post history.  It existed before the forum and goes back further.   You can find the link on the class website.
U20 General Discussion / Re: U20 Questions
« Last post by Boca U20 on May 22, 2018, 06:20:35 AM »
Thank you both for your information and experiences with the boat in those conditions.  My ambitions are mostly recreational in nature.  I would be day sailing along the east coast between ports.  Boca Raton, Hillsoboro, Fort Lauderdale.  Always in site of land and never on any days too sporty.  I'm coming from a powerboat background mostly with some experience sailing multi hulls like the Hobie 16.  Even in my center console, I try not to go out in anything 3' or more as it gets uncomfortable with the very short period waves we have around here and all the motor boat wakes coming from all directions.  I like the U20 because it is fast, stable, large cockpit, has a small cabin, looks like it would be easy to trailer and set up.  I"m just wondering if I will get beat up out there. 
Bob clarified today, please register for both events!
U20 General Discussion / Re: U20 Questions
« Last post by Travis Gregory on May 21, 2018, 09:24:22 PM »
Agree with Bob.  The rail does a good job of knocking down splashes.  We sail on the Great Salt Lake and the water is "heavier."  You need to foot off a bit to keep momentum in the bigger chop, but it's doable.  Off the wind in these conditions is when the perma-grin starts. 

Can you elaborate more on your coastal sailing ambitions?

U20 General Discussion / Re: U20 Questions
« Last post by Bob Abelin on May 21, 2018, 08:24:41 AM »

The U20 is fairly lightweight so it will get tossed around by large waves.  The deep bulb keel keeps the boat fairly stable, to a point.  I don't have any offshore experience on a U20, but the lake I sail on has a 30 mile fetch and can develop quite large rolling waves (in that 2-3' range).  One thing I've noticed is how dry the boat tends to be in waves.  The spray rails keep a lot of water from splashing onto the deck and it's a fairly comfortable ride upwind.  Is it the best choice for off-shore conditions?  Probably not, the boat has fairly low freeboard so once you exceed it's capabilities its going to get really wet really fast.  However, it can hold it's own against any other ~20 ish foot sport boat in most sea states.   
U20 General Discussion / U20 Questions
« Last post by Boca U20 on May 20, 2018, 05:19:03 PM »
Hi, I'm in the market for a U20 and am actually looking at one of the boats for sale on this site.  The boat looks to be in great shape, I just want to be sure it will fit my needs.  This question is for anyone who has sailed their U20 in nearshore ocean conditions.  Is the boat suitable for this?  I'm talking maybe a couple miles offshore max in seas 2' - 3' or less.  I wouldn't be sailing to the Bahamas or anything but want to be sure I'm not making a mistake.  We get large boat wakes from passing sports fishing boats and the like and the power boaters around here are not very "rules of the road" savvy, if you get my drift.  So, if you have experience in these conditions, please share how the U20 behaves.  I'm guessing downwind it will be find, but wondering about the upwind situation.  Thanks for your help!
Looking forward to sailing with/against everyone@ Huntington.

Can I get some clarification on registration procedures?  It looks like we are supposed to register twice- once for PCCs (which is really just the additional Friday Racing) and again for High Sierra (which will be Saturday and Sunday of PCCs).

As of this morning, I see Donna is registered for both "events" while Chris, Travis and Bob have only registered for PCCs.  Can I get some direction?   

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