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    I've got the daggerboard and that's a start

    It seems that you've been storing that little piece of information for 50 years, just waiting for the question to be asked. Very impressive.
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    what is it?

    Even a turd is pointy on the ends
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    I have a mooring ball here in Olympia, WA. It is on public land controlled by the Dept. of Natural Resources. I pay a fee to them yearly to lease this public land from them so I can locate my equipment there. There are twelve mooring sites currently. Although there is a years long wait to get one of these, only nine are occupied by boats. Of the boats in field, four are used regularly, four others are never used but generally taken care of once a year. The other boat was placed there and the owner hasn't been seen again. Probably about the same statistics as a marina. I understand both sides of issue now. It never occurred to me that there might be some hostility for having a mooring ball.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    Kettenburg 41. Hiking on Bainbridge has a certain civilized nature to it, you wouldn't want to get your shorts dusty while resting.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    That was me, or my boat I should say, a couple of years ago. It was just like what was said above, a voice on shore saying to grab the buoy just as we were setting up to anchor farther out. I really like that anchorage as the park next to your house leads a wonderful trail system which is great after being on the boat for a while.
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    Zombie Boats > Balls

    This can happen in Washington too.
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    Team NYYC

    No, I'm not trying to equate them. But, the fact remains that someone said "It's never a good look when your tactician and wing trimmer smash you" . That was little to good to pass up. Respect to all these guys, they're all great.
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    Team NYYC

    I guess it can happen to the best of them: https://www.mysailingclub.com.au/DisplayResults/DisplayPublicSeriesResults?Id=337&Id2=2018 A-Cat Worlds
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    Craigslist Finds

    Sea Sprays are really quick little catamarans around a course. The boats were light and there was a really light rig option of just an aluminum tube and a sleeved mainsail.
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    Craigslist Finds

    The funny thing about the "twenty foot Olympic racer" in Redding is that he put 16 feet in the LOA box. Like others, I think 16 is closer to the truth.
  11. There are comments on most pictures about what is going on at each step. But overall, I got into this thinking that I might get a free Mader with a trailer and lots of sails, harken bullets and cams and all I need to do is vacuum out the leaves, replace some decking and maybe a bit of the forward double bottom which I noticed was buckled. The boat was more likely a Bianchi, which is still fine but then I found the balsa core was rotten and very heavy. From there things just escalated with feature creep. I had a lot of time to ponder FD design and all the unusual features they have and the rich Olympic history. I think I read all the old trapeze issues. My boat has some features that may or may not have been done. The keel stepped mast is an effort to get everything back farther when the mast is raked but still meet the rules. The Bianchi rocker line is a bit less straight in the tail then the other modern boats and I added some to that, still within the keel line rules, looking carefully at Rodney Pattison's second olympic boat data that was published. I also added the double pivot centerboard which keeps the board sections aligned with flow while retracting. Some of these things I'm pretty sure are good. The big question is if the keel line is going to be fast or not. The other problem is my former cat like reflexes have been laden down like concrete with age. Sailing with my wife during this covid time, maneuvers are completed on glacial time scale. We may stick to portsmouth racing with the other FJs, c15s, whalers, lidos etc.
  12. Yes, all the modern boats are some or most or all carbon. I have read the rules pretty carefully.
  13. Yes, It was a mistake of some sort. The table saw kicked back, I was on the side pushing the piece in. When it kicked back, my body or arm initially absorbed the force and then I think compensated and my arm and hand went forward at the blade. I still have all my fingers, but my right index did get a severe cut, maybe 7/8 through. If I had made the piece out of carbon, it wouldn't have been a problem. Lesson learned.
  14. I've been working on my rebuild project for two years. I was tempted to post when I first saw this thread, but decided that might curse it in some way. My boat finally hit the water this week. The full series of pictures are here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/SpSRpdwvPvLHx4kV8
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    Craigslist - Not mocking

    This columbia ad, specifically the cutout for the brochure request really brings back memories. As a boy i collected several brochures in a binder. Eventually I worked up to checking the box for the 50. I guess at the 50 level you get a sales call. I remember my dad handing me the phone to talk to a salesman about my interest in the 50.