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    Annapolis
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    Offshore sailboat racing. Distance cruising, and teaching the kids to love to sail.

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  1. Hall of fame in Annapolis is nothing more than a tiny disused building. Not open to public, no displays, no benefit to the sailing community other than having control over a couple of dock spaces. Hell I tried to get their help on publicizing/running race and never even got so much as a call back. There has never been a Whif of something real happening in terms of development for years. It would have been cool, but for whatever reason the multimillionaires and billionaires that run the organization never saw fit to pull finger and move on development of the site. Also "Americas Sailing Capitol" is the actual language used not "The Sailing Capitol of America" It's supposed to be a cute play on words. Everyone knows Newport has us beat on that one. I mean Newport Ship Yard... nuff said
  2. this is Stefan, his name is Stephan....
  3. I got a good asym when I bought s few used sails for my boat. Still crinkly looks good. The luff is too long by around 5 feet due to the donor boat using a bowspirit And I do not. Right now it is at bacons for sale but if nobody buys it I was thinking it might be worthwhile to cut to fit? I read somewhere that cutting down spinnakers is easier than with s jib. If it sells by next year I will just buy another sail but assyms seem hard to find used. My luff is about 50 feet.
  4. used 4 seat convertibles under 8k?

    2003 CLK 430 convertible experiences? Soooo pretty
  5. used 4 seat convertibles under 8k?

    Fun options. OK to be clear, the back seats are for the rare occasion that we need to move the kids in it. I love my kids, but I do not care a bit if they are jammed in the back seat in a highly uncomfortable manner. They get hauled around in my Xterra, so I have off road covered and it drives way better than any Wrangler I have ever driven. Not my wifes cup of tea. The volvo is quite nice but I always thought he Volvos and Saabs were terribly unreliable? How about a 90s mercedes W124? Last of the unstoppable MB tanks from what I am reading. Bit of style. Supposed to be more reliable than the next generation and simple electronics? Anyone ever own one? Maybe not a classic, but classy and fun. I think she would like this and it not quite as gay as some of the other Options.
  6. used 4 seat convertibles under 8k?

    Ouch that backseat! Bmw E90 convertible experiences? Was this generation bmw any good in terms of reliability. Might stretch that budget a bit.
  7. used 4 seat convertibles under 8k?

    Solaris sure makes sense but... so impossibly bland, and what's with the tail end... mustang could be fun reasonably reliable these days? VW she would love but I would sometimes drive it and screw that... gotta love the e46 and if I read enough forums I can almost convince myself it would last if I strap on some rose colored glasses.... I had an e36 that I love to this day even though I refused to answer my phone for a week after I sold it as is where is... ok that sc430 might just fit the bill. Super reliable good looking hard top. Just about the right price range. No European headaches.
  8. used 4 seat convertibles under 8k?

    Solaris sure makes sense but... so impossibly bland, and what's with the tail end... mustang could be fun reasonably reliable these days? VW she would love but I would sometimes drive it and screw that... gotta love the e46 and if I read enough forums I can almost convince myself it would last if I strap on some rose colored glasses.... I had an e36 that I love to this day even though I refused to answer my phone for a week after I sold it as is where is...
  9. used 4 seat convertibles under 8k?

    My girlfriend in college had that Chrysler or maybe a lookalike. Broke down on the way back from the shop.
  10. Looking for a fun convertible that is older for fairly light around town use for the missus. Needs 4 seats. She was thinking used Mini but I think they have issues with reliability. The old E46 BMW looks nice and seems to fit the bill and I hear they are one of the more reliable BMW models. Any other options out there worth considering?
  11. I need AC

    Harbor freight knock off version of Honda EU2000 ($499) plus smallest (5000 btu) window unit ($130ish). You'll freeze yer cans off for under $800. bucks. Neither is necessary unless you are in the tropics.
  12. Seamstick

    Are they making sails without stitching now? Super seamstick only? I heard something about this for spinnakers but it sounds a bit wacky.
  13. I have a Ranger 37...HELP!

    Check out the ranger group on Facebook. Pretty active and at least one or two have tackled the job. Was done on mine already when I bought her.
  14. Cruising Depression

    A distance cruise does not involve sitting around doing nothing all day. We always had very full days which included maintaining/upgrading the boat, exploring the local area/island market etc. meeting friends for drinks almost daily, snorkeling, reading a book in a hammock, or moving to the next anchorage or secret spot, arranging tours (swim with whales, sea turtles, sea lions etc). For our style of cruising there was always a clock ticking. Preferred times of travel each year dictate that you can't see everything, but that said your internal pace does slow down nicely, but it took me about 6 months or more to switch gears. While it is often considered a lifestyle, it was as much a lifestyle for us as it was on extremely long vacation (maybe "tour" might be a better term) to lots of cool places with a lot of hard work thrown in. Some of the off the beaten track places are covered in more garbage than you are used to (Central America, Mexico) and some are more pristine (French Polynesia, New Zealand, Samoa). Some people suck but most don't. Our biggest regret was not having enough time to see all the places we would have liked to go. If you aren't mechanically inclined I could see it all becoming a nightmare, especially if you have all the mod cons. Still the best version of life I have lived yet. For those who like to shit on cruisers I would say lets not forget that it is cruisers and often the kids of cruisers (of all sorts) that tend to become the next generation of racers and help build the sport. Whenever I ask anyone about how they got into racing it typically starts with "My dad had a (Oday, Pearson, Cal, Irwin, Hunter, Catalina) and we cruised to (the Bahamas, The Great Lakes, Long Island Sound, Catalina Island, Block Island) when I was a kid". When you don't like it anymore do something else or head home for a bit. Even an astronaut gets sick of his job. It is just how people are wired.
  15. J120 blade and Genoa luff length

    Class legal. Keeping the furler installed is part of the class rules or at least it was when this was written in 2009. "5.1 Standard furnishings, equipment, swim ladder, jib roller furler and dodger shall not be relocated or removed when racing.."