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About MauiPunter

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    Maui, Las Vegas, Boston
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    sailing, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, soccer, and poker.

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  1. I have a lot of sea miles on a the Swan 46 Mk II. Went to Bermuda twice and back. Was just crew, not captain. We experienced everything from doldrums to 40kts with 15ft seas and the boat was solid. Never any surprises. Always felt safe. I have had a little time on a Swan 53, but it's a lot of boat that needs 4 people to sail well. I always dreamed of getting a 53 when I grew out of my current boat, but it's a lot of boat to tame into something that can be sailed by a couple. Im sure with enough money you could set it up with everything led aft. and modernize the running rigging. Most of cockpit winches are already electric (or hydraulic) on most models, although, I would avoid hydraulics if you can.
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    Random PicThread

    Is this the technique to keep J-24s from submarining?
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    Age of Sail: A new animated sailing movie

    I race on a boat in Boston called LaFawnda.
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    Age of Sail: A new animated sailing movie

    Nice! I beat them by an hour! Sweet.
  5. I found this online and was impressed. Check out this video. OFFICIAL SELECTION VENICE FILM FESTIVAL 2018 OFFICIAL SELECTION LA FILM FEST 2018 Set on the open ocean in 1900, AGE OF SAIL is the story of William Avery (Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues a teen (Cathy Ang) who has mysteriously fallen overboard, Avery finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours.
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    Are we(racing sailors) a culture of cheaters?

    Are we talking about actual cheaters (those who broke the rules), or are we talking about "cheaters" (those who take advantage of loop holes, pushing the limits)? Kind of like taxes. Some people accuse people of cheating on their taxes just cause they took advantage of some loop hole or deficiency in the rules. But, are they actually cheating?
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    Brexit, and all it entails

    Can they cancel Brexit, or is it compulsory to complete it? It seems the "people" are more against it now.
  8. I guess you are right. Had no idea.
  9. How could a pardon for Trump be granted when he would not be convicted at that point? You can't pardon someone who is under indictment.
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    Unanchored: New TV Show on Bravo

    Did they sink it right there and need rescue.
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    ORC Missed Opportunity?

    Gotcha. That does seem weird. Maybe Lance can figure this out. He would have access to the data I think. I dont think a new thread is needed.
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    Miami boat show will be short one Beneteau

    Cool. We liveaboard too from June through October. We planned to sail to Halifax this past season but the weather window did not cooperate. We are slated to try again next season. Where do you keep your boat?
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    Miami boat show will be short one Beneteau

    Perhaps the margin of error is smaller on all newer production boats of similar design?
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    ORC Missed Opportunity?

    One thing I cant determine from your post is what the ORR-ez rating of the C+C 35 was. You would want to compared the Ben and C+C on the same rating system. ORC and ORR-ez are not interchangeable. I might have missed this above. Sorry for my confusion. Which rating system is the 0.799 ?
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    ORC Missed Opportunity?

    I think you mean ORR-ez, not ORC-EZ.