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About DennisY

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    Central Virginia
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    Small 'sporties', single hander dinghies & 2.4mR's

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  1. DennisY

    FH 750

    Any website or specs available?
  2. DennisY

    Looking for my next boat

    'kay, thanks, I will get back if I have a serious interest in the Shaw after I do a little research.
  3. DennisY

    NEW ASTUS 16.5

    Tell us how you REALLY feel about "foilin' Doug", Christian? I happen to agree that everything with sails must foil, I certainly could care less about foiling.
  4. DennisY

    Looking for my next boat

    Christian, are either the Open or Shaw actively for sale? Listed with a broker? Thanks, Dennis
  5. DennisY

    Looking for my next boat

    I've been lurking in these SB threads off late and find this one of interest. Ref. the Open 6.50 - does anyone know if it has a shallower craft keel "setting" as does it little sister the Open 5.70? It would be of real interest to me if that were the case. 90 - 96 seems a tough rating to sail to for a 6.50m/21,.25' boat however.
  6. DennisY

    Single burner stove - Butane? Alcohol?

    Mother and Father had an Iwatani butane stove bought from a restaurant supply company. It went down when their boat sank in a major snow storm and was submerged for two weeks before the boat could be refloated and hauled out. They cleaned up the little one burner butane stove, dried it out and removed a small amount of corrosion. Lit it with a match on a fresh butane tank, extinguished the flame and reastarted with the built in igniter. Has worked well ever since going on on almost 20 years later.
  7. DennisY

    NEW ASTUS 16.5

    Tom, using the published specification data for the Weta and Astus 16.5, the Weta derives a Texel rating of 103 whilst the Astus 16.5 a 106 Texel rating. If I toy with the formula and add a 180 lb skipper. the numbers come to Weta 122 and Astus 117. Lower of course being 'better', frankly I think the Astus will outperform the Weta quite nicely.
  8. DennisY

    Mirage 5.5, anyone owned / sailed one.

    don' t think you've said but where is locally?
  9. DennisY

    Corsair Pulse 600

    FWIW, Texel numbers for the Sprint 750, M23 and Pulse 600 respectively are 110, 93 and 99. Pulse should out perform the Sprint as would the M23.
  10. DennisY

    Corsair Pulse 600

    "I've raced both types of sprint against a m23 numerous times. The m23 rates a -7 to our 33, and has never beaten us boat for boat in w/l racing. " in that case either the m23 is rated to low (ie -7 vs +???) or the sprints are should be rated at a lower value (ie -15 or -??)
  11. DennisY


    very apparent sitewide, wess. many, many fewer posting these days vs a year or two ago
  12. DennisY

    The VX Evo

    Orange is fastest!
  13. DennisY

    NEW ASTUS 16.5

    Yes, ta very much for the photos. I've sailed the 20 in the south of France and really enjoyed the it very much. The downsizing for an overnighter/raid boat to a pure daysailor is terrific idea. I am looking forward to sailing one this summer and perhaps buying one for myself.
  14. DennisY

    Corsair Pulse 600

    Farrier is also the only designer/builder who takes shots at competitors