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    CORA Flag

    Well, I can say that some of those founding clubs of CORA represented by the stars... Are clubs that I wouldn't be interested in being a member or having my daughter sail under their burgee, since she could never be a member. How insulting that must be for those girls sailing at their parents home club all their careers and knowing that once they can't fall under the family membership know that they aren't welcome to be a member. Ahh the progress we've made... Let's target that bullshit, too.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    We love it. The C&C drew too much for the Lowcountry. This boat is much more substantial and sails well. Easily driven and powered just right if you learn the right sail combinations. We were sailed out to the ocean and back yesterday making 9 knots on a beam reach in 12-15. Full sail and never buried the rail. Had a couple knot current push, but it was a blast nonetheless.
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    Insurance in current times?

    I think the hurricane thing is probably it. We've had a bunch in the last few years in South Carolina.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Here's the before middle after of our Tartan 37 Waterborn. Luckily, we were still able to make a cannonball run and sail yesterday
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    Insurance in current times?

    So I had BoatUS (Geigo) when I lost my C&C 34 in Hurricane Matthew. Something came down the river and wiped 6 boats off their moorings during the storm. God they were a PITA to deal with. The boat was a total loss I know, because it was on an oyster bed and the rudder shaft was bent, multiple other things that took it above the 90% agreed value threshold. Of course, all but one yard in town was wiped out and the waiting list to get hauled was forever and a day. So, without hauling, BoatUS kept strong arming into not paying. Things took a while and a lot of persistence, but I finally got them to total it (we were only $1,000 apart on the totalling vs agreed value percentage). I'm glad I did! By the time they took the boat and I saw it hauled, the rudder was trashed and the outer skin along the port side was ripped off. I would have been totally fucked if I had accepted their offer. Now I get to see her on the side of I-95 in a salvage yard at least once a month. She's been sitting there slowly getting chopped up for 3 years... Anyway, I replaced it with a Tartan 37. Shopped around and it turns out State Farm has reasonable yacht policies. No haulout or survey required. Agreed upon value was based on Yachtworld research and Blue Book, which was $13K higher than the purchase price. As I did work and provided pictures (electronics, sails, paint job), they increased agreed value and is now 2X the purchase price. I'm happy with that and it's rasonable, putting the agreed value in bottom 25% of Yachtworld asking prices. So probably 40-45% of actual values these days. It also makes me comfortable that if the rig comes down, I can replace it and still be OK. Cruising grounds are Maine through Key West as a standard. Progressive wouldn't insure it due to its age (1982) and being on salt water. Interestingly, my dad has the same boat, same year (7 hull numbers different) on Lake Erie. Progressive would insure that because it is in fresh water (e.g. no named storms). Check out State Farm in my opinion. I've had vehicle claims with them and if I ever have to file a boat claim, I suspect it will be easy to work through.
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    Scooters A5

    Yeah, the channel goes from left to right in the picture. My understanding was near broach at the mouth and just got the bow turned down and missed the wall. Pretty intense picture if you recognize the channel!
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    Scooters A5

    Let us know when you reach this level with it.
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Son if a bitch!! I get back in town and they're gone. Sorry SA, I've let y'all down. I'll take a self imposed 2 day quarantine to ScuttleFuck ..
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    "fuuudge-sicle" I won't get the bridge song out of my head now.
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    I know, I know. Had to make a run to Miami and now DC. It's hard trying to get Coronavirus. You have no idea. I could spend hours in the creek videoing all these fucks with their shit boxes. Gomer and Giggles will be first. Boat was still there Friday. No dink, but the outboard of life and all the jerry cans were still there. After that I'll hit up the lone chick on the Hunter 30 that migrates from oyster bed to oyster bed with each new moon. Best part is this seems to be the place where all the dimwits love to get pics of the beautiful boats and sunset. I'll tell the kids to start a Patreon and charge the GoPro for next week.
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    Scooters A5

    E35-2 Great boat! I grew up on one. It did Mackinac I don't know how many times. We cruised it, raced it, spent a week with my future wife on it. Dad was so sad when he got rid of it. Great, fast (for her age) even PHRF-LE didn't fuck with the rating
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Those joker's are anchored in my town now. Amidst all the other derelicts we keep trying to get rid of...
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Tartan 37. Hull 369. It's been a great boat!
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Last year in SC. Still more upgrades done but no pics of sailing with them yet.