Sailing "Balls Out" deedsphotos


Sailing is fun. Sailing can be expensive or inexpensive, relaxing, exciting or terrifying.

Note: "Balls out" refers to ball governor valves on steam engines. As the pressure increases, the ball governor spins faster and centrifugal force causes the balls on the valve to extend outward. On Mississippi River steamboats the engine room man would inform the captain "balls out" when the steam engine had reached its maximum capacity. Sailors use the term to mean "as fast as possible."Photo linked below.

Note #2: The picture of Flying Circus is not a deedsphoto, I'm not sure who the photographer of this exciting photo was. Same for the picture of Punk Dolphin taken in the Detroit NOOD 2008.

Punk Dolphin Balls Out

Balls Out on Express 27 Punk Dolphin

Steam Engine Ball Governor

Express 27 Flying Circus "balls out"

"Balls Out on a Melges 24 in the 2009 BYC North Channel Race

"Balls Out" at the Moth Worlds 2009

Flying Scot "balls out" deedsphoto

Express 27 Great White "balls out" deedsphoto

Express 27s "crashed and burned " in 40-knot gusts on San Francisco Bay deedsphotos

Wild 470 Video

this is yacht racing

Relaxed Cruising on New York 32 Night Heron deedsphoto

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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

Anybody interested in sailing "balls out?"

Iðunn 8 years ago


it's sounds... dangerous :O

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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

Sailing's actually one of the safest sports.

Iðunn 8 years ago

but fishing is one of the most dangerous. :hmm:

I have a friend who sails a lot. It does seem relaxing. beautiful pix.

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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

Commercial fishing in Alaska is dangerous. Sport fishing is safe.

Iðunn 8 years ago

*cedes the point*

ya, I found that out from reading "the perfect storm" which was a much better book than it was a movie and the movie was tops. every bit of data in it, and there was a lot, was sourced. an amazing read.

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Ralph Deeds 8 years ago Author

It was a great book and movie about a quite unusual situation.

Iðunn 8 years ago

I have a thing about big waves. If it has a big wave in it, I've seen it. I lived for the beginning of Hawaii 5-0.

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