thomm124

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About thomm124

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    Sailing, reading, running, cycling, chess

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  1. thomm124

    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    Those Tartan 33's are pretty boats. My first four sailboats were as follows: Hobie 16, Hobie 16, Nacra 6.0, Nacra I17R w spinnaker
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    That one looks sold. You see all the writeup is gone which is what many folks do that cannot find the delete ad button there on sailboat listings Speaking of boats, looky here what I found this AM: https://norfolk.craigslist.org/boa/d/1967-cal-40/6616445348.html. I just love the old boats but 40'? Geez that's big to maybe use for a daysailor and weekender while I still work Here's where I got the PHRF. http://www.phrfne.org/page/handicapping/base_handicaps but it's probably due to your keel why the Pearson rates faster. Pearson 10M fin keel is near 6' deep and has a different shape..... The Pearson has an Atomic 4 which is very, very clean. (there's no gas smell when you pull off the cover) I looked at the boat last Fall. The boat needs quite a few things though like a decent anchor, autopilot, dodger, depth finder (the one on it doesn't work) but I just like the boat. I'm 60 plus so I should be able to maintain that engine since I had cars back in the day with similar engines.
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    Yeah, I saw that and thought maybe Sly, the XP, fouled someone or didn't cross for some reason.
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    The XP crossed/arrived first. (hard to tell if he actually crossed the line). Navy 44 got it on PHRF. Back up the tracker a bit and you can see it.
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    Yeah, I may do a few races, but the logistics etc to view repeatedly the Ericson then go and sail down the bay are nearly an impossible thing for me to accomplish. I'll spare you the details. The Pearson is here, affordable and tough Plus PHRF racing is what it is so with a 29' waterline the Pearson can't be counted out. It comes with newer sails and spinnakers whereas the Ericson has main and jib
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    Looks like the heavy Navy boats are doing well offshore...….maybe working as a team? Also the J110, Cimarron, is doing awesome for a 36' boat
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    Not if I just want to race, but to sail North there are few places I can get into. I can sail into Onancock Creek though all the way to the Wharf. With this boat though I can probably sail out to Chesapeake Light and have a nice view with the speed it will have without being up all night
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    I think I've race maybe 500 races. I'm very proud of this one though where I was able to make the first mark rounding ahead of the fleet which was maybe 10 miles against faster boats. It was a downwind start and I was on a 17' cat with a spinnaker singlehanded. I took a mod hit with an added jib but nailed the start so it worked out http://owners.aquarius-sail.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?t=86 I'm buying this boat for a bit more performance than my Bristol, and a bit more room. I think it will be fun to be able to point closer than 60 degrees off the wind again. My beach cats would point close to 30 degrees off......at least the Nacra 6.0 and the F-17 would. The Hobie 16's not so close. I may race every now and again for fun though, but it's not like a necessity
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    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    In a distance race, anything can happen. Many times it's not about the boat at all if they are somewhat close in rating, it's about who finds the wind. Forums though are full of guys that know boats but not racing. It's back to getting your head out of the boat ………..
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    Yeah, I have an autopilot for my Bristol. I've had the boat 7 years. The Pearson come with lots of good sails plus spinnakers but I'll have to buy an autopilot for it. Looks like the Ericson has Main and Jib only.
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    I traveled 5 miles to find the Bristol and paid $2,000 for it.. The Pearson was at my marina!
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    Yeah, but the Bristol only has a 19.75' waterline whereas the Pearson's waterline is 29'. I'm thinking the Pearson will track ok and be pretty stable as well and maybe not be sailing on it's ear all the time like it is now with the Bristol
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    It has the wheel and a spare/emergency tiller. It will be my first boat with a wheel
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    Annapolis- Bermuda Race (Unique Experience)

    The problem is the Ericson is in Maryland, Rock Hall and I'm in VA Beach. The Pearson is close by and cheaper (well, cheaper at first) Plus I singlehand sail a lot and the boat will get banged a bit during docking at times. (so older/cheaper may be better in this case) Also, I'll only race every now and then since I used to race almost every weekend for like 9-10 months a year when in Florida from the mid to late 90's to around 2006. I'll just be happy with a boat that will perform a bit better than my good old Bristol 27