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  1. AnotherSailor

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist I would never want to be seen "sailing" like that, let alone post it online to sell the poor thing.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Those are called "Hull Extensions" (capitalized indeed, so the abbreviation is - very manly - HE). They can be folded up, if needed, it states, but as far as I can tell that requires the removal of a bunch of bolts... It is a good thing they are "heavy duty," since I can imagine that the forces on these pos extensions will be great. But: WHY???
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Am I too negative in suspecting a scam? First the boat was in Colorado (on CL if I recall correctly), now on the east coast (again?)??? Do I remember that correctly? During his Ebay career the seller has mostly bought stuff. Now he has 3 sailboats for sale all at once. Seems fishy to me...
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    No shit! Glad to hear I am not the only person who runs into such idiots. I mean, who would want to do business after such an exchange? Last week I had a long text exchange with someone selling all kinds of crap. First they did not know whether they had what I was looking for (stainless tube), then they said they might have it, but it was too long. I stated I could cut it and asked for the address and availability, after which they replied I could not cut it and that I first need to find the bridge before crossing it. Some years ago I would have called them in a failed attempt to convince them they are morons, but instead I just took a deep breath and deleted the thread. Done.
  5. There are different kinds of learners and for some the sheet will work, for others the words, and for some (like myself) the combination of pictures and words. And don't forget: overall, the RRS are common sense.
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    Login required suddenly ??

    Ridiculous since "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member."
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    Ugly dodger collection

    "statenjacht" is not a type of boat, it is a designation of its use as an official yacht of the state. The king, prince, or other officials can use it, and I think many provinces have their own "statenjacht." I have no idea why the person who posted this is hoping for salt rain water. It is a strange mix of styles that combine the "platbodem" (flat bottom) round front with a stern that seems to come from one of the ocean going trading ships. A very peculiar design.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    lol! "realistic fire paint job" Haha, yes, I really thought the boat is sailing so fast it is on fire??? The name of the boat perhaps provides some context (not taking things too seriously) but still, "lipstick on a pig" comes to mind. To most the boat is probably less desirable because of the paint job.
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    Someone has been naughty!

    I guess that is a tongue in cheek remark, since they are not. Ainslie even describes how to select the best one (measure the rake on a bunch before you buy one, there are slight variations). Still it is all within a range, and real cheating will be very obvious. At bigger sanctioned events rakes will be checked and it would be hard to hide the evidence of a modification. Of course, there is a lot of boat preparation (and boat choice, as the rake example shows) that can make a difference. Even with a Laser, you have options, such as carbon tiller, length of hiking stick, mainsheet and other control lines. All these small things will make it easier to sail the boat to its fullest potential, but you cannot change the potential. I don't know the Nacra 17 but it seems that this was a serious attempt to modify the boat to make it faster, and hide the modifications (and then deny them). I would say an obvious case of cheating. Ever since the VOR incident I have been a bit suspicious about Martinez and it seems, unfortunately that there is a longer history. I am always wondering how these "sportspeople" feel about the races they have won because of cheating. AS
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    Spirit of Hungary Imoca in flames

    basically, boat was sold to two canadian drug traffickers who set it on fire as the French customs approached. Customs had followed them for some time, suspecting drug trafficing. 1.5 ton of cocaine was found after the fire was put out.
  11. AnotherSailor

    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I don't think that is the companionway, but that is fortunately not my problem
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    Epic Boat Loss

    Good news indeed! Although it must be a disgusting mess inside. Besides the hull and rigging little will be salvageable, I would think.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Some nice things can be said about the boat, but not about its condition... That is a lot of money to ask for a big project. The instrument panel is insane!
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    Spinnakers - How big is too big?

    That seems too big indeed. I fly mine from the deck and it is slightly longer than the hoist. Mine is - I think - at 104 or 105 % and I certainly would not want more length than that. Spinnakers can be shortened, indeed.
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    Kiwi's AC tri foiler ???

    I was wondering the same. And with that length the forces must be extremely high, I would think.