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  1. Porter42

    Everglades Challenge 2020

    If you insist on repeating yourself, I'll have to do the same. Enough already. You have no foundation for this statement and you're beating a dead horse long after the owners and their neighbors have asked you to stop. Unless you have some agenda here that you're not sharing, maybe your time would best be spent elsewhere. Porter
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    Enough already. As has been repeatedly pointed out, Sailorman was repeatedly pressing his "OK" button. That, combined with the general principal that the race organizers do not have the responsibility that you're trying to pin on them, is sufficient.
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    When I find it, it'll be the right boat for me, probably not for you.
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    This. So much this. As a member of the Tribe, but having not raced yet (still working out the perfect boat for me), I've been asking myself how their shore crew should have responded to this situation. Not, mind you, the race organization. This is NOT their responsibility. I've landed on the conclusion that I can't answer that for them, as I don't know what they know about Sailorman. Maybe they had supreme confidence that the "OK" message actually meant he was OK. Maybe they should have known that repeated "OK" messages sent as he's drifting steadily offshore meant that he was suffering from exhaustion and needed help despite the inherent meaning of "OK." It has prompted me to rethink race plan development with my shore contact - something along the lines of "If I wander outside these geographic parameters, assume things are wrong no matter which buttons I'm pressing on the damn Spot."
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    Everglades Challenge 2020

    Was on the beach for the start. Amazing conditions for the faster, larger boats. Stayed for the theoretical 0900 start after the first delay but couldn’t stay longer so didn’t see them off. However, my day took me down the coast to Sanibel where I was fortunate enough to see places 3 through 6 (missed Smyth and whoever that is ahead of him) pass by from my position near Blind Pass. Great conditions - they’re staying one to five hundred yards off shore enjoying near flat seas and beam winds between 10 and 20. The leaders seem to be maintaining 15-17 knots boatspeed for long periods. I had thoughts of seeing the first finishers in Key Largo but at this rate they’ll beat me there tomorrow. i hope the paddlers are having as much fun.
  6. Porter42

    Floriduh Man

    @Cazzate Good catch.
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    Floriduh Man

    I hate to tell y'all but that's no mast. It's a light pole. The two fixtures on the near end are where the cantilevered twin arms go that support the light over the street. It originally looked something like this: Hate to say it but I see light poles, obviously knocked over by a vehicle, from time to time and always contemplate the value. Hell, in recycling alone it's non-trivial but frankly I have uses for a long aluminum pole that doens't include sailing. Very useful in the shop and around the property.
  8. Porter42

    Everglades Challenge 2019

    Downwind multi match race across Florida Bay? Wish I could be there to participate, or at least watch!
  9. Porter42

    Everglades Challenge 2019

    You likely not wrong. The sport is so weak in the states, with the exception of a modest community in New England and a few clubs in FL, that I'm not sure where one would start to put together a committed group. Thinking a little deeper about it, I suppose it would go like the SUP class. One boat enters, makes a reasonable showing in the wrong class, which inspires others to try in future years. I'm back to sailing so it's pointless to me at this stage. My fitness level wouldn't support doing the UM at this point in my life. Still, dreams...
  10. Porter42

    Everglades Challenge 2019

    @Stumbling Unfortunately, this is not the case. I contemplated an entry with a coastal rowing vessel - like that posted by SailBlueH2O - and pinged Chief about it. He pointed me to other language that leaves it rather clear: (Emphasis mine) I debated arguing the point, as I'm not at all convinced that Class 4 is the right place for a pure rowing vessel but I also see good reasons why it shouldn't be with the kayaks and canoes. They are damn fast. OneWayFish
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    Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    Front page feature on this mentions " side-deck hiking benches" so i suspect that's the answer to the RM conundrum. Can't wait to see what that looks like. I'm picturing Italian lake racer on steroids.