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    Really enjoying your logs, bearwall. Keep them coming
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    The principle is further detailed in the Fernandez-Gonzalez doc page 48 and 51. The tacking times come from Surcouf. In addition to the detailed 64-gun Le Réfléchi, the 74-gun Téméraire-class and the 80-gun ship above, there are: La Melpomène (1887) This ship served as a topman instruction frigate. Length: 53.3m Beam: 13.8m Draught: 6m Displacement: 2000t This data is taken from sea trials reports, for a tack in a light breeze, very smooth sea, mainsail+topsail+topgallant Speed - head to wind - un-backed fore yards - full tack 5kn - ? - 3'15'' - 6' 5.8kn - 2'05" - 3'30" - 5'50'' 7kn - 2' - 3'45" - 5' 7.8kn - 1'05" - 3'13" - 4'30'' Ship Le Réfléchi 8' - 10'30" - 4'45" - 4'20" Corvette le Tourtereau 7'20" - 9'15" Gabare la Durance 9'15"
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    Doran is still around. Rumour has it he is slowly preparing a new version of the treatise updated for changes in the game. Having the weather gauge is simply being upwind of your opponent.
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