Scotch Caps

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    Coastal and Ocean racing.

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    North 3Di vs Quantum Fusion M 9000

    Check the relative weight. One of those sails is going to be >20% heavier than the other.
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    Vodka and Ambien use by a crew member

    We had a land-based mutiny the night before dock out on a trip from Tortola to Newport (via Bermuda). I got a call from one of the volunteer crew reporting that one of the paid crew had pounded rum and cokes before, during and after dinner. Then I get a call at 2 am reporting that he had quit the job. My suspicion is that the crew (a) was afraid of drying out at sea, and (b) kinda hated the delivery captain. I had to pack my bag at 2:30 and head to JFK to get the next flight down to St. Thomas. Huge PITA and very expensive. I came home to find out that the guy was a notorious boozer, a fact that the guy who provided his reference had failed to mention. Live and learn.
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    American Yacht Club Fall Series 2018

    Very sorry for your loss. Been there and done that back in 2006 after Ernesto.
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    Sailors Powerboat

    Looks of a Dyer but the heart of a lion. The boat was designed by Doug Zurn (who does all of the MjM boats). Semi-custom series of about 57 boats built by Peter Needham on Shelter Island, NY. Design brief was a down east style boat with hot rod performance. We have twin Mercruiser 502s into Bravo 3 outdrives. Light-weight composite hull. 800 hp of snarling marine bliss. It's time efficient -- we cruise at 35 kts. On a flat day, it is literally faster to Newport, RI on a Friday afternoon than taking my car on I95.
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    Sailors Powerboat

    Would you rather drive a '65 Stingray or a Prius?
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    Sailors Powerboat

    There was just a big gap in performance between the 315 hp diesels and the prior gas boats. It lost the "hot rod" factor with the diesels. CH Marine says that the Yanmar 370 hp will get the same top end as the old Merc 502s -- 45+ kts in flat water.
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    Sailors Powerboat

    No brainer. Shelter Island Runabout. Wolf in sheep's clothing.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Hauling the mail upwind. AYC Spring Series.
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    Show your boat sailing thread

    Double Handed Around Block Island Race
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Ah yes, Firewater and Downtown. Two examples of NAs finally figuring out how to get a decent sized mainsail on an IOR boat. Firewater and her sistership Celebration - Cook One Tons went like scalded dogs in their day. Mr. Bill's Downtown, an early Farr was a pre-Stripes era sled. Nice shots Paul. Firewater and Celebration aren't sisters. The Clarks built Celebration for the adm. cup. Never set the world on fire like they had hoped. I started sailing on Celebration in 1984. End for End jibes on a 40 footer were alwas fun. They were sisters. You're talking about the second Celebration. The first Celebration was a Cook 27.5 One Ton (identical to the Firewater in the photo) built about 1979 or so. End for end jibes on a 40 foot fractional was no big deal - try it on a masthead chute. Sorry, the first "Celebration" that you are talking about was called "Piranha." Same as the license plate on Bruce's Beemer. There was only one Celebration, and it did not shine. Oh, and don't forget the huge aluminum penalty pole of Celebration. That was why we had to do end-for-ends. No way to dip the pole through the foretriangle. On most masthead kites, the geometry allowed dip-pole gybes.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    This one has some paint on it.
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    espo is a dick

    So we're in prestarts and Hustler sails by....Bowgirl goes "Oh, who sails that boat?" We say "Espo." She says "Who's he?" We say "Espo is a dick." No offense .. just referring to the thread. She's dumbstruck (Canadians are so damn polite). Then she falls apart laughing when she hears that there are 14 pages on SA devoted to trashing one guy.