First post from a guy who recently acquired an older (1985) Santana with the old style deck. I am truly enjoying the boat.
I have had one issue that *may* be related to the boat or may simply be a physical stress-related factor on my body. We were racing downwind, and I got the genoa flying wing-on-wing using my arm to stretch the sail out a bit to starboard (no pole). In doing this, I was stretched out putting a fair amount of weight on my elbow, which was obviously quite close to the rail. Here is the issue. Immediately after and since then, I have had a sensation in my elbow that reminds me of the "prickly" effect I'd get as a young man when I helped friends/family install fiberglass installation in their homes. FWIW, it is also not just me. SWMBO also gets this on her knees when rigging the jib, or when leaning out while working the tiller.
So, has anybody else experienced something like this, and if so what did you do? Is deterioration of the fiberglass in the hull something that I should be concerned about now and moving forward. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Also, if anybody wants to give me some tips to help me sail this boat faster I am of course all ears!
Thanks in advance.