Dave

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  1. Dave

    daysailer rental hampton roads, virginia

    Members of Hampton Yacht Club have access to the club Sonars. Otherwise there's Nauticus (https://sailnauticus.org/).
  2. Dave

    I've lost my balls

    I got a Harken feeder you can try.
  3. Not much difference between VC Offshore and Baltoplate beside available colors. So why have VC Offshore if you arent racing? Trinidad SR is a much better choice. And how do you get away with cleaning VC every 4-6 week? After 10 days in the Chesapeake summer you would be scrubbing like hell to get anything off. And do some research before switching. Paints like VC are vinyl based and arent compatible for alot of paints to cover over.
  4. Dave

    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    What is the difference between these new Donovans and the Dees boat in the classifieds?
  5. On a side note, what are the effects of chines on a multi?
  6. Dave

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    That is pretty weak. One small set of race results (not enough to make a reasonable judgement) and something as subjective as "they are too new to the boat". Comparing to similar boats is the only way to determine the PHRF rating at this point and I've yet to see any real numbers from similar boats to dispute the rating. The SC37 is the only boat I've heard mentioned and that hasn't been established.
  7. Dave

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    This is NOT true. My boat #4 was so rated (PHRF=20) by one race committee in one race. We are awaiting fir PHRF San Fran to rule on the boat this week. They have given zero indication thus far. The race in question should not weigh on handicap as it was in the Oakland Estuary with its nonstandard light and variable conditions. I do think that KWRC provided some good benchmark input data for the boat's handicap going forward. That said, these are performance handicaps and subject to adjustment as a function of actual perormance on the race course. Holy misquote batman!!! But back to the question, Escamillo, backup your opinion with some sort of rationale beyond "its not rated right".
  8. Dave

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    This is NOT true. My boat #4 was so rated (PHRF=20) by one race committee in one race. We are awaiting fir PHRF San Fran to rule on the boat this week. They have given zero indication thus far. The race in question should not weigh on handicap as it was in the Oakland Estuary with its nonstandard light and variable conditions. I do think that KWRC provided some good benchmark input data for the boat's handicap going forward. That said, these are performance handicaps and subject to adjustment as a function of actual perormance on the race course. Holy misquote batman!!! But back to the question, Escamillo, backup your opinion with some sort of rationale beyond "its not rated right".
  9. Dave

    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    He said that J /111 deserved to win based on the KWRW PHRF raing, not on how well it was sailed; no one knows how well the J/111 was sailed. We don't know what that particular J/111s IRC rating would have been; and even if we did, translating the IRC TOT to PHRF TOD is at best a guestimate. What we have are elapsed finish times that prove that at 39 the J/111 would have still won the regatta, and at 36 it would have finished very close to first place. What makes you think that the J/111 deserved to win the regatta, especially since "As good as that team is, they are new to the boat. Likewise, the boat (J111) still does not have any hard tuning data to go by yet. In contrast, Rush is a well established, very sucessfull program that knows the boat inside and out." Actually the conclusion obtained by analyzing race results is much more logical than the methodology used by the KWRW PHRF Consortium to pull the 48 and 42 numbers out of their asshole. Do you know that PHRF San Francisco provisionally rated the J/111 at 20? You have stated multiple times that the PHRF rating is too high. What basis are you using?
  10. Dave

    Santa Barbara Sailing

    What's a "CHRF" fleet? A Cruising PHRF Fleet?
  11. Dave

    Joke

    Sorry Jeff B, I need a victim. Jeff B arrives in port after a long and gruelling Transpac and decides his first stop ashore will be at the local whorehouse. He arrives at the establishment, finds the right girl and they engage in an act that we'll just call "adult recreation". Midway through their labors of the night Jeff B starts wondering how he's doing (since it has been so long since his last act). Jeff B: "So honey, how am I'm doing?" Whore: "Well, sailor you're going about 3 knots". Jeff B: "So what does that mean?" Whore: "Well, you're knot in, you're knot hard, and you're knot getting your money back".
  12. Dave

    Joke

    The three blondes are walking through the woods when they came across some tracks. The first blonde said “These are deer tracks!" The second blonde said “No you twit, these are bear tracks!” The third blonde got hit by the train.