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About Devoforedeckus

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    Kalaheo, Kauai
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    505's, 18's, Olson 30's, Offshore racing, Jr programs

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    5o5 worlds

    Well first of all is that 505's have steered well clear of the all bullshit the Olympics bring to a class. These are not the people you want in your class, they come for a few years and then leave. There is only one place at the Olympic trials, first, and everyone else is last. Not so good for class development / growth. Ask the Etchells guys. Second is that only Left Coast Americans do well consistently at the worlds, and that is because guys like Dennis Surtees, Jon Andron, Howard Hamlin, Mike Martin, Mike Holt and a ton of the best sailors you have never heard of, practice, develop and share all the knowledge they have gained in the last 40 years with each other. It's a community effort that lasts, because they respect each other. "Overbearing in Victory, Surly in Defeat" Proud of all you guys!
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    Favourite Boat pic?

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    I always enjoyed the "story" of Dave Wahle during the SORC riding his motorcycle down to the boat, stomping down the docks in his bandana, motorcycle boots & leathers and climbing aboard Improbable. He was busily working on the rigging when the owner of the yacht next door asked if he might possibly borrow Dave's rigging knife. Dave pulls out his switchblade, opens it up and hands it to a very wide eyed "proper" yachtsman. Those guys were legendary!
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    Hawaiian shirt season begins this weekend.

    Here's a great place to find what you are looking for.
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    Olson 30 on FB

    Where do you get the lifting strap. Is it custom? I want to get rid of my rod. Thanks
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    Dropping my Cal 20 keel

    You need to contact Steve Seal at He is the master of all things Cal-20. I used to work for him and we did many, many keel bolt replacements. He's got all the Cal-20 parts you could ever want.
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    The front fell off

    Cardboard derivatives
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    "I'm the owner, I don't grind anything"
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    International Tempest help

    We owned Tempest US 13 (RIP). My take was that the bulb hanger was flat (much like a snipe dagger board) and therefore provided little lift. It forced you to foot off to get any kind of action happening. This resulted, because of the large sail area, in needing crews that were at least 6' 6" and over 220lbs. Didn't hurt for the skipper to be large as well. (Go Dennis - Mr. Bronze Medal). We loved that boat but being punk assed teenagers we did not have enough mass to tack in over 25 on SF Bay. It was awesome on "The Creek".
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    Stargazing Telescopes?

    My two cents . Get something with a large mirror, you all ways suffer from mirror envy. 10-12 inches minimum and work up from there. If you like staying up all night looking at cool stuff you can sell the old one and trade up. Good optics (eye pieces) can last along time and you can take them from scope to scope. As usual it's all the little bits that cost the most. I've got way more in filters and eye pieces than in the scope. Start with just a few good ones "TeleVue". Go To stuff is expensive and a pain in the ass to set up plus all the time it takes to slew around to the next object and you need big batteries to power it all. Start out with a reflector on a Dobson mount (cheap) with a red dot finder on the scope and spend your cash on the biggest mirror you can afford. Get a cheap tablet and install "SkySafari Plus" to use to find stuff. Take the time to learn how to "Star Hop". Hook up with your local astronomy club. Lots of times you can use binoculars to find things and then use the scope to really check it out. Finally you can always sell it all on
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    new old 505

    Steve is as usual right on. Carl and Carol Buchan did very well for many years doing this. She would place her hand on the sheet to feel what Carl was doing and stay in the boat.
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    Bees gone.........

    As an agricultural researcher I am all ways bummed when hives get infected and have to be destroyed. The bees are our friends and allies. The rest of your rant is alt Trump worthy. First of all Cargill and Ortho do not sell seeds to the public. Cargill sells grain (there is a difference) and Ortho sells lawn and garden products. Second most GMO crops are hybrids and the seeds produced will not germinate very well. Please google "hybrid vigor". Farmers have been employing hybrids for over 80 years as there is a 30% increase in crop yield. Thirdly if you spent 8-10 years and 160 million dollars getting your crop tested and approved by the USDA would you want some one to steal it? Lastly our research facility is on Kauai which has NO ​colony collapse disorder and three "GMO research facilities" . The bee colonies on Kauai are strong, healthful and there is a thriving market for our Queens. We are allowed to use all permitted fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides at their approved rate. Please spend some time researching "FIFRA" before you spread alt news to the masses. All real farmers know how critical bees are to agriculture and they would never knowingly cause them harm.
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    Astronomy Anarchy

    I don't want to get ahead of your excellent series of celestial sights, but now is the time to prepare for the Total Solar eclipse happening August 21st, 2017. Already in Oregon and Idaho (and probably many other states) all available hotel rooms have been booked in the cities near the path. Make your plans now! Excellent site:
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    Production MORC boats

    TBone how many boats have you built? Each build allways has it's unique stories. But maybe you wouldn't know that.
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    Production MORC boats

    Hawkfarm was an IOR half ton. yep, I think you're right. What was Moonshadow, or something like that? Sorry about the late reply, but Tom Wylie's design "Moonshadow" was designed on my kitchen table. It was built to break the 100 hr mark in MORAs SF to San Diego race. Designed to be a maxi MORA boat to no particular rule. Interesting factoid: I blew 0.5 gram of cocaine into the nose area while the boat was being built. Fun times.