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  1. Port Wine

    Noob advice needed

    When in doubt, let it out...let the sheets out until the sails just take shape. Jib and main work together to balance the boat. Trim slightly and sail with the wind on your beam. Get some speed and tack (turn into the wind until the wind crosses the bow, otherwise known as the pointy end of the boat). Repeat.
  2. Port Wine

    Noob advice needed

    When in doubt, let it out...let the sheets out until the sails just take shape. Jib and main work together to balance the boat. Trim slightly and sail with the wind on your beam. Get some speed and tack (turn into the wind until the wind crosses the bow, otherwise known as the pointy end of the boat). Repeat.
  3. Port Wine

    Vodka and Ambien use by a crew member

    At least this didn't happen... A member of a fishing boat crew attacked his fellow crew members at sea with a knife and a hammer, killing one of them, federal prosecutors said.
  4. Port Wine

    Are boat shoes cool?

    No
  5. Port Wine

    Are boat shoes cool?

    Cool is cool, asking is not.
  6. Port Wine

    Hold Down strap

    Foam mats - cheep at Wallmart
  7. Port Wine

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    I agree with HD about the Finn. Sailed one once- it is fun until you need to tack or gybe. Damn thing nearly took my head off...and for bonus points, it is heavy as hell!
  8. Port Wine

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    https://melges.com/_pdf/(M14)-Melges14-Pricesheet.pdf
  9. Port Wine

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Fall discount is $250 for the boat and 10% accessories. Aero dpns are 86.3 (9 rig) and 88.7 (7 rig). The only handicap I found for the M14 is Privateer Yacht Club: 87.8 (Gold) and 88.2 (Blue) http://www.privateeryachtclub.org/files/Dinghy/2018/Race%201.pdf
  10. Port Wine

    Sailing a Melges 14 (control lines question)

    Excellent story, thanks!
  11. Port Wine

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Just got an email from Melges sales (Fall discount promo). He said there are 250 M14s build so far (two years production)
  12. Port Wine

    Sailing a Melges 14 (control lines question)

    Looks like it was a windy race- how did you like the boat?
  13. Port Wine

    Gay Test

    This discussion reminds me of the 90s show Bevis and Butthead...
  14. Port Wine

    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Olympic dinghy? https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/07/13/evaluating-one-person-dinghy-equipment-paris-2024/
  15. Port Wine

    Keeping Boat Clean in Saltwater

    http://www.mclubemarine.com/antifoulpolish/