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  1. DrWatson

    What Tools and/or Materials Am I Missing?

    Clamps. All of them.
  2. DrWatson

    new Pogo 36 - any intel?

    Ours splashed on Friday Just under 2 y from order to splash... we got lucky.
  3. DrWatson

    Sun Fast 3300

    Some said the same about the Pogo36 - but the more you see it the better it gets. I think it's more of a "challenges the norms" kinda thing. See something unexpected - and recoil... But the Pogo is definitely not designed to rate well as I understand it. Designed to sail and cruise and flip the bird at ratings?
  4. DrWatson

    Round New Zealand 2-Handed

    Upwind is not really the Pogo40s forte, and the SF3600 is considerably newer, no? Looking at the tracker just now, it must be damn light up around North Cape and you can see that the Pogo is getting killed! One thing I noticed was that if you look back and replay the tracker for the first leg of the race, Krakatoa II the Pogo40 was pretty much even with Titanium and Motorboat II at the front of the pack up until Cape Brett, whereupon I'm guessing it went light and the sticky starts to show. Both MBII and Titanium look to be pretty well kitted out, with MBII carrying 5 new sails, incl. new #1< after having just come out of a major refit. Don't know much about Krakatoa but maybe she's not carrying such a fresh wardrobe? Katana (SF3600) is likely also pretty well kitted, and seemed to do pretty damn well in the past. That prediction for weather looks like the whole country is facing armageddon...
  5. Long haul? Can't say, haven't been there yet. Coastal? Depended on the mood of the skipper (once, he quit smoking 1 day before so that was particularly unpleasant), or depends on the level of crew exhaustion. Round the cans? We used to have a couple of beers etc. then half way through the season we realised we were doing ok in the series and figured if we applied ourselves we might get there. After that, we were a dry boat until we crossed the finish line each race. Won the series. Cruising: Kids on board? Dry. Mates on board? Depends.
  6. Wasn't Speedboat/Rambler 100/Loyal deck stepped? I think also that Pogo 50s are deck stepped. Might be wrong though.
  7. DrWatson

    Brexit, WTF

    Brexit. One of the three dumbest things a country has ever tried to do in the last 250 years. the other 2 are: 1. Starting a ground invasion of Russia in Winter. 2. Attempting a ground invasion of Russia in Winter.
  8. DrWatson

    Royal Huisman Flip

    Seems fine, boat still got launched, lol.
  9. DrWatson

    How many lines are on your boat?

    27 from memory come back to the cockpit... 4; main, spin, Jib, stays'l - halyards 7; 1 main, 2 jibsheets, 2 stays'l sheets, 2 code 0 sheets 4; 3reefs, 1reef downhaul 3; cunn, vang, outhaul 4; floating sheet leads 1; stays'l cunn 1; spi tack 2; pole in/out 1; jib furler 2?; (continuous) code zero furler 2?; traveler also continuous. Shit that makes 31...
  10. DrWatson

    Show your boat not sailing

    "It'll only take 4 months worth of weekends to build....." ] Not actually my boat but it was mine for the week in August. My own one is still in the build queue... waiting....
  11. DrWatson

    Show your boat not sailing

    Is Truth still moored in Wickford?
  12. DrWatson

    holy christ!

    Years ago, when I was younger and marginally more stupid, we were coming back from a Coastal Classic. About 4 miles north of Tiri channel, under full spinnaker and main at 0330. Farr 727. Boat was ticking along perfectly, surfing along on the occasional gust. Then it hit us. A gust just built over about 30 seconds. Pitch black so we didn't see it coming. Initially if felt like all the other gusts, just bear down and go for it, but it kept building. Before we arsed over the spray from the bow wave was arching up above the height of the boom making a wall of water each side of the boat going right back and hitting the water somewhere aft of the transom. We could see that clearly, as suddenly the whole place lit up like a reactor from the phosphorescence in the water as the wind and rain hit. As we lay there with the masthead pretty much in the water we managed to blow the spinhalyard and ease the main enough to regain some semblance of control. But not before I watched the water bubbling over the coaming and starting to head for the companionway. Scary shit. Escaped pretty much unscathed aside from bruised egos and a total fuckin mess down below. Scariest thing was that just 3 min before it hit the skipper had been relaxing on the foredeck watching the dolphins limed in phosphorescence dancing along side. We'd have lost him if he'd stayed there much longer. A good learning experience. LOL
  13. DrWatson

    Sun Fast 3600

    Trading up for a Pogo 36?
  14. DrWatson

    what is it?