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  1. Olson 30 vs. Soverel 33

    Few boats surf like the Olson or are more bulletproof. Plus you can't beat the knots/dollar ratio.
  2. Bucket List

    A couple different renderings on http://www.catsailingnews.com/2017/10/foiling-proa-by-rob-denney.html#more Very cool! Keep us updated on progress, would love to see that thing fly. Any plans for a foiling kite proa?
  3. scored a 50$ hobie cat

    Did you ever figure out what the "<-" meant? Its still possible to pitch pole a boat with those foils (ask me how I know) but some people swear by them. Arguably they do slow the pitch pole down and give you a couple extra seconds to react. I would counter that proper crew weight placement is more effective but no harm in slapping a pair on while your learning. Just make sure to take them off when you get the hang of it.
  4. scored a 50$ hobie cat

    I'm a huge fan of the Ocean Rodeo drysuit I got for R2AK, you can sometimes get a discount on old stock from Fisheries Supply in Seattle. Make sure your rudders are solid, drilled in the right place, and dont have alot of play before sailing in high winds. Otherwise its going to feel like your ripping your arms off fighting the weather helm!
  5. NACRA I20 Mast Repair

    Thanks that's what I was looking for! I'll give Pro-set a try. Yep the piece is still attached further up the mast so it shouldn't be too complicated.
  6. To be honest these DS sails have really got me thinking about getting back into the F18. Change is good and I like that the class keeps current. Otherwise we'd all still be sailing Hobie 14's...
  7. NACRA I20 Mast Repair

    When hoisting the main on a NACRA I20 a repair at the batten got stuck on the sail feeder and pulled a section of the mast track off. Mast track is a small diameter rope glued into the mast groove. Sorry the pictures arn't great. Does anyone know how these carbon I20 masts were made? Whats the best resin to repair with, Polyester? Has anyone done this before? Any tricks to clamping the piece of track back into place so the resin can set? Thanks!
  8. 2017 Race to Alaska

    He's right the best boat is the one you already have!
  9. 2017 Race to Alaska

    Ok you caught me, by "theres been some talk" I meant that members of Team Hot Mess, Fly, and Salish Express got drunk in Ketchikan and thought this was the best idea ever. To be fair though we have talked about it a few times since. It would need to be an economy of scale to actually work though, otherwise it could become a big money pit.
  10. 2017 Race to Alaska

    There's been some talk of a "OD" Cal 20 fleet for R2AK. Since the boats are so cheap and plentiful it would be a great base to mod out for the challenge. Ideas that have been thrown around for the "OD rules" are are upgrading to an asym on a sprit and Hobie Mirage Drive's for pedal power. Would be cool if it actually happened!
  11. cool or horrifying?

    Looks like they could have used some more meat on the rail
  12. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Come on Doug give it a rest
  13. So what are they going to do after worlds, ask NACRA to re-engineer the mast and kite to handle the loads? That seems unlikely.... Banning trapeze while using the kite upwind is probably the easiest way to enforce this rule, but I still don't understand why it matters. If everyone's doing it doesn't it just become part of the game?
  14. Gitana 17 on Foils

    at 00:48 seconds one of the crew bends down to adjust something on a control panel, anyone know what he's doing? Controlling the rake of the foils?
  15. Monofoiler Sportboat

    Original article from Cat Sailing News: http://www.catsailingnews.com/2017/08/mw680f-new-monohull-foiler-concept.html Sounds like if built the first boat will be down in Argentina