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Everything posted by Bryanjb

  1. More cackling from the head hen, carry on chicken little.
  2. You all sound like a bunch of women discussing a soap.
  3. Mast or boom furling?

    I guess you can post all the pictures you want but the guys who have and live with these systems seem to be happy. Live and let live.
  4. My newest project

    Awesome Ed! Congratulations
  5. Mast or boom furling?

    Well I do have a story about Bloody Mary's sliding off the counter and into cabinets but that was on her for making me set and raise the kite by myself.
  6. Mast or boom furling?

    Broach in 20, who does that?
  7. Mast or boom furling?

    Our main weighs upwards of 250#'s, our sheet loads at the top of the #3 are about 8 tons and kites are about 4,000 sq ft but my wife and I sail the boat and have for the past 17 years. If you think a young fit guy can manhandle any of this without using gear then you haven't spent much time on big boats.
  8. Mast or boom furling?

    Sailing a big boat is not about strength, it's about technique, thoughtfulness and using the equipment onboard appropriately to manage the loads.
  9. 24 foot? It's the nut on the end of the tiller that's responsible for time and distance, digging the hole and being on the line on time and at speed. If you're over or in the cheap seats it's on you, not another crew member. And get the guy off the bow!
  10. Coolboats to admire

    CL, congrats on your sweet new ride, she looks like a beautiful boat. I'm afraid it's going to be a long winter for you.
  11. Coolboats to admire

    Kris, congrats on your GOB article, well done!
  12. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    Didn't go on any multi's but the HH66 looked interesting, I still like the Outbound 46.
  13. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    After touring the Annapolis Boat Show docks I would say that multihulls have taken the world by storm.
  14. Mast or boom furling?

    We like slab reefing, I'm not brave enough to switch to roller anything for the main or even the kites for that matter.
  15. Mast or boom furling?

    Congrats CL, that's awesome. Hope you find the new boat as much fun as the previous boat.
  16. Now that's some funny shit. Most don't even know where they are or care. Hell, people buy really expensive boats sporting through hull skin fittings with mismatched threaded brass valves. I'm kind of surprised more don't sink.
  17. My newest project

    It always looks wrong to me when sails have no sail numbers, too many years on race course, maybe add a 1? But, the boat looks marvelous!
  18. Coolboats to admire

    Very nice Rasp!
  19. Coolboats to admire

    Your boat looks fantastic KDH and having work done on the boat by professionals is often part of maintaining a boat. Especially if the time, skill set or facilities are beyond our abilities or are unavailable.
  20. Don't order the pork.
  21. My newest project

    Best picture
  22. My newest project

    Odd angle, maybe better from the leeward quarter.
  23. Cats have a corkscrew motion when sailing uphill in a seaway. It doesn't bother me but it's instant seasickness for my wife. Uphill on the mono doesn't seem to bother her much.
  24. We race with 18 but my wife and I fly kites in the right conditions.
  25. Assy kites on a heavy boat can be deadly fast in light air and can carry on in heavy air when the sym kite is unmanageable. That said a sym kite is very fast in moderate air when the pole comes back. Can you jibe a sym kite easily? It's not bad but the jibe can be slow without crew assistance. I guess I'm old school, I like sym kites.