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  1. bill4

    What to eat ? 4 day regatta

    Is there a meal plan with the event? You can likely just supplement that to your desires. As a boarder, which I am not, it is obviously less convenient to take food with you other than the gels surf nazi has suggested. Going Keto or low-carb is an effective long term strategy, but getting into it right before an event would be a problem. From my experience, and as in a lot of written material on the topic, the first week or more is a bit of a struggle as your system has no idea what the fuck is going on and screams "Hey! Where's the sugar!" Headaches, confusion, fatigue can be a part of the transition which are not conducive to peak performance. Kind of like being hungover, which was de riguere in my day - that was when the questions about food for the weekend were more geared toward quantity of beer and rum to take. Also the days when harass was two words...
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    You need a pretty big "small hatchback" to put in a package that is 55" X 36". It might squeeze in the back of a Lexus RX350 with the back seats down, but that is a decent size SUV. . It also looks like you want two people to put it together, and you would definitely need help getting it to the water. You would likely need a dolly that you would need to squeeze into your car with the boat. It wouldn't be a simple as it all sounds. I just don't ever recall thinking or saying "Gee, I wish this boat broke down into four pieces". No denying it is a clever idea, but it seems to address a problem that doesn't exist. If I were an investor, I would pass. Too small of a market.
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    Flying Scot Price

    How much vang did you use?
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    Craigslist Finds

    I suggest you move this over to Sport Boat Anarchy. Probably more interest/responses for you there.
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    Craigslist Finds

    Used to a see a few of these kicking around. Ugly, slow and ugly.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Amateur hour. So if it is a known fact three of the votes were recorded wrong, there just has to be a recount. And do they really need to use electronic voting for such a small group? These people have to stop embarrassing themselves - and impacting the sport along the way. It's not as if they are voting on where to go for dinner.
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    The VX Evo

    Hey you thread snipin' Canoeists! The EVO is the coolest of the new breed in my mind! Not an updated Laser, not another crack at foiling - just a great looking assy singlehander with adults only in mind!
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    Re-imagining a trashed laser

    Uh oh...
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    The VX Evo

    I have never seen an Evo, but comparing it to a Laser makes no sense. The Evo is almost 2' longer with 50% more sail - plus a chute. Completely different boat. Maybe you could compare the Evo to a Finn for a price comparison. A new Devoti base Finn is $16,500 plus tax and shipping from Europe.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Your point may sail over some people's heads.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    How about for the purpose of this thread (New Olympic Dinghy Selection), we go with discussing boats/vessels/platforms with foils/sails that are engaged in the exploitation of the different velocities of air and water - and have a chance of being selected for the Olympics...
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    The assumption here being "case closed". Not so fast... Your ice boating argument is not strong: - nobody I know with an iceboat calls it an ice yacht. Just like nobody calls a Laser a yacht (other than in jest). - no chance skates on an iceboat act anything like a foil. - not many ice boats afford much in the way of flotation, unless it's just because they may be constructed of wood that they could possibly float. Mine sank when I didn't pull it off the ice in time during a freakishly warm early spring. Also, I don't think being pulled by a kite on skis is sailing. What if you were just running on the snow with the kite pulling you? No winners in this discussion, but that's OK.
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Alas(s), what's the vehicle?
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Hmmm. Looks like the sum of all this is a noun which would appear to encompass all three objects we are discussing. But we need to make it a verb, so need to add to it. Thus, for the purpose of this (bizarre) conversation, one would say the activity is "Being transported in/on a vehicle, propelled by wind, operating on the air/water interface."
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    New Olympic Dinghy Selection

    Do kiteboarders call what they do "sailing"?