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About DennisY

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  1. DennisY


    I was extremely fond of the Defender 12, pretty little boat. Of course it could have been 'cause I was a major fan of Tom Blackaller. Owned one for a few years when I lived on the water in Arnold MD just north of "Naptown but sold her when I moved to DC. Bad move in hind sight but that's a story for another day.
  2. Anybody else here who remembers 'Spig' and Mary Fawcett? Met and spoke with them often as we were both parishoners of St Luke's in Eastport.
  3. DennisY

    Looking for 25-27 ft phrf rocket...

    "Steam Flyer" Santana 23: "There's a few around that have had the plywood deck completely rebuilt... they're a time bomb. I did some rebuilding on mine including the daggerboard trunk & tabbing, but it was time to either invest ~$10k in new sails AND major rebuild... ie marry it... or sell cheap. But it was fun to sail, good in light air, responsive and not punishing, relatively dry (high freeboard)." I saw and sailed one in 'Naptown at the boatshow when it was introduced. Can't remember which one (1985???) as i worked everyone from 1982 through 1990 when i got out of yacht sales and marine finance. I was in the market for a 20-25 boat, not to race as i crewed on larger boats on the fore deck mostly but sometimes on the helm downwind. In any event I checked out the Santana 23, Beneteau 23 and a Hunter 23 (I think it was - didn't like or sail or consider it). wife loved the B-23 especially the interior setup with a private-ish head. Sailed it and liked it okay but it didn't really make me lust for it. Sailed the Santana and loved it, wifey okay with it but not overwhelmed. I the end a boatyard buddy took a Santana 20 in trade on a much larger "yachtie" type boat and offered me the 'Tuna' with fresh bottom paint and and a practically new suit of 5 sails for $2000. Guess what I bought? I really was impressed with the S-23 and at times wish we'd gotten her as opposed to the 'Tuna' but the deal was too good to turn down. Did beer can her and did well, not great but enough to keep us happy with effort.
  4. DennisY

    Fire Arrow Foil System Wins Big!

    I particularly like "Wolfman" in photo #4 or is it really 'u know who' - aka - he whose name must not be spoken?
  5. DennisY

    What's this ?

    looks like a giant penis shaped dildo
  6. DennisY

    TP 52 Deal?

    Are those electric wenches by chance?
  7. DennisY


    Awesome! I want!
  8. DennisY

    FH 750

    Any website or specs available?
  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.
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    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

    The VX Evo

    Orange is fastest!
  12. DennisY

    Corsair Pulse 600

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

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    The Reinell. I had forgotten them. One of the most hideous sailboats ever made. Also the Renken 18 - yuck
  14. DennisY

    The VX Evo

    Second the motion