Lex Teredo

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    Greater Naptown Suburban Regional Metroplex Area
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    Beer, bikes, beer, J/35's, and beer.

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  1. Lex Teredo

    Desperately Seeking B&G Depth Transducer

    Sigh. Nobody gonna step up and do this? Fine. Tits, & fuck off, NooB. And read the FAQ. That's why it's there.
  2. Lex Teredo

    How to cut a tyre in half ?

    Sawzall, all purpose = metal blade. make sure the tire is held in place first though.
  3. Lex Teredo

    Catalina 27 motor help

    You posted to the wrong forum. Not Quite A Half Step Removed From Racial Slur Anarchy is over there ---->
  4. Lex Teredo

    Front Page - Plastic

    I know. It passes for subtlety if your mind is a blunt enough instrument.
  5. Lex Teredo

    Front Page - Plastic

    I for one am glad we found a reason for the US to wear a hair shirt. If it weren't for a crushing guilt over wearing synthetic fleece and UnderArmor base layers, we might otherwise be inclined to mention the immeasurably vast cloud of plastics (and other waste) spewing into the oceans out of the developing world, particularly in the Oceana region. And that would be just wrong, for Reasons.
  6. What is the sound of one hand clapping? You can't make an educated guess as to the condition until you actually take a close look at any given boat. It helps to research and ask around about whether the boat model has any particular strong or weak points - e.g. odd keel structure at risk of failure, transom that tends to de-laminate, etc. Some successful race boats are beat to hell and completely wrung out; some scruffy looking cruisers are actually in very good nick. This is why you always hear "get a good survey!" It's too risky to generalize.
  7. Lex Teredo

    J35 Anarchist

    You can rig them how you like. Mine are rigged that way. To stop pumping, I can pull them directly, and I have cleats where I sit. It only takes modest pull (okay, I'm the size of a small brown bear) to put enough tension on to stop pumping. The guy who uses them to trim for pointing a little better really grinds hard on them, and I think his lead them from the turning block on the toerail up to the aft cabintop secondary.
  8. Lex Teredo

    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Thanks for the scouting report! Good to know.
  9. Lex Teredo

    J35 Anarchist

    First off, welcome to the fleet. You're going to like that boat. Second, those aren't running backstays, they are check stays. The mast is very flexible and how it's trimmed makes a huge difference. Backstay pressure is key to keeping her flat upwind at an optimal 10-12 degrees heel and to controlling weather helm, but the mast will pump upwind if it is choppy. Checkstay tension helps stop mast pumping, and I am told helps with pointing even when it is not pumping but I haven't fully figured that out yet. Third - if you are reupholstering spring for upgraded foam. It's a lot more comfortable to sleep on.
  10. Lex Teredo

    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Hah. In a planning boat I presume... with twin 240's or suchlike. Seemed kinda fast.
  11. Lex Teredo

    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Did you happen to notice the depth readings as you went through Knapp's Narrows? Inquiring minds with a 7' draft want to know... They are supposed to have dredged it recently and it sure would make trips back from TAYC a lot less of a grind (we'd have gone to TAYC if we knew a 90 minute trip back to Annapolis was possible). Plus the place on the south side of the bridge does a great hamburger and respectable Clams Casino, and I would like to start visiting there again.
  12. Lex Teredo

    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Well, that sure escalated quickly. It was a disappointing end to a tough day but I honestly can't kill the race committee for the decision to call the race. They had to make the call based on what they knew at the time and if they were looking northwest from G-7, they likely saw a solid handful of boats on the S and E edges of the fleet making decent time, and the center mass of the fleet becalmed. Because we had ridden the zephyrs south and west, we were among the first boats to get the wind shift, and could faintly see G7 when they called it. Disappointing, but I can't get too angry at the RC for making that call, much of the fleet was still in the hole, sails flagging when they called the race. On the other hand, the communications could have been a lot better. There was a lot of confusion perhaps due to a weak VHF signal as to when the call was made, and we had no idea the course had been shortened, although we'd heard second hand traffic asking if it had been. And what was up with the clown show on the VHF? Anonymously abusing the RC is pretty weak.
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    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    The August race can be good. Couple years ago, we had 95 degree temps... with 15 = 20 kt winds from the south, mostly a long uphill reach but the water conditions were nice and it was pleasant, and TAYC are gracious party hosts. Uphill is okay but it'd be nice to have a sled ride down there. But yeah, Spring Oxford. Please sir, may I have another?
  14. Lex Teredo

    J35 Anarchist

    Gori makes a class legal folding prop for the J/35. Unfortunately you missed the group buy that Anarchist Larry Taunt arranged on behalf of the class a couple years ago but he can probably tell you which model is the right one for the boat.
  15. Lex Teredo

    Disposal of out dated flares & shells

    I always thought we were supposed to set 'em off in the yacht club's porta potties on the lawn during the big Midsummer Regatta blue blazer party. Oh my. I think we may have been committing a faux pas all these years...