Mizzmo

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  1. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    What do you guys with Local knowledge think about the weather conditions in the Hecate Straights? Will Wild Card get more wind due to the funneling effect. I think I remember the Burds saying that in the Straights the wind always blows right down the straight, so you are always either going upwind or deep downwind.
  2. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    Good point, my bad.
  3. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    I compared Ptarmigan's track to the M32 and Wild Card. They have been making a ton of tacks, and their angles are pretty terrible. They seem to be handling the boat pretty well, so maybe their strategy of playing the shore isnt working. Typically an F-boat will point a little lower than a mono, but this seems excessive.
  4. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    Go Dock Rat. Grounding and waiting it out, then re-floating and continuing on is pretty impressive in that boat. Now they just have to worry about the dreaded sweeper.
  5. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    There’s an interesting video of team wright yachts hoisting their spinnaker on FB. They are sailing really deep, with their main wayyyy out. A boat like that should be sailing much hotter angles.
  6. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    Looking at the videos, it doesn't look like they have much of a human propulsion system.
  7. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    So the SW breeze is filling in. 16kts at sisters island, but still 3 to the north at Sentry Shoal. This should bring the back of the pack forwards. Ptarmigan is up to 7.5kts, FFSLG just posted a picture of the spinnaker up on FB so I'm guessing they are about to get the new breeze as well. Proa seems to think that the only time you can get through Seymour Narrows is at slack, going to Ebb. Surely any Ebb current will do though right? Max Ebb on this cycle is "only" 8.7kts so it seems to me that if there is wind the "gate" should be open from about 1000 until 1700 or so, but I have never sailed there. I am only a R2AK tracker junkie.
  8. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    I looked at that too, but the current wind is not doing what the forecast says. The GFS model looks closest to current reality and that's a whole lot of paddling
  9. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    Sail like a girl is kicking it into gear, 5.7 kts when everyone else is around 3. That M32 is a weapon. Based on their track it looks like they have been beating to windward at roughly normal tacking angles. Prob not too much paddling going on
  10. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    Windy is showing a convergence zone moving up the course tomorrow along with a 180 deg wind change. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. I think that should hinder the leaders, and help bring up the rear. Ptarmigan has been slowly making progress forwards, only 6nm behind Sail like a girl and 15 behind Russel. Go Colorado!
  11. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    On the satellite view it looks like Torrent has a friend and tied up to a dock for the night
  12. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    Looks like Wright Yachts are pulling out? Headed south for quite a while now.
  13. Mizzmo

    R2AK 2018

    I would have thought the Corsair 970S would have had legs on a G32.
  14. Mizzmo

    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Bump, I would love to hear from some real world users
  15. Mizzmo

    Too much mast bend?

    With a masthead rig the back stay won’t have a huge affect on mast pre-bend. It’s really a forestay tensioning tool. How does the main look with the pre-bend you have. Mine is designed for 4” of pre-bend do your mast looks about like mine.