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    Lake Ontario
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    Golf, sailing, keeping my wife as happy as me

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    Pogo 12.50 Polars File

    I have never seen the best apparent wind angle chart before and am struggling to imagine how you would use it? I assume the left column is the true wind angle and the body of the chart is filled with apparent wind angles at that combination of true and wind velocity? Thanks, Dan
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    Racy looking sloop with round hatch in foredeck?

    Farr 395 she was. Now that I have a model I can drool over the details at my leisure. Much of a race boat? Thanks Everybody including Mr. Sparrow. Jack, is that your normal ride? Dan
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    Racy looking sloop with round hatch in foredeck?

    sorry folks, I know I should have thought to take a photo. I was hoping the round hatch might have been all you needed. Wider in the aft sections than a typical J Boat. Not a lot to go on I know...
  4. was racing by this boat at the dock and loved how it looked so want to look into it a little more. Had a large wheel set well into the cockpit floor with J boat looking extendable pole for bow sprit and a black (presumably carbon) mast and boom. Guessing at mid 30's for length though I was mostly busy looking for a manufacturers name. Anybody know what it is? Thanks, Dan
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    Random PicThread

    Any idea on the story of this ship and how it ended up there? I think people have referred to googling photos, I will do it myself if someone gives me some help to know how. Thanks, Dan
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    North 3di nordac

    Bought a new jib this year in Nordac and am very happy with the sail so far. Shape is great though luffing up is a painful auditory experience since it is so crispy. I am so impressed I am likely going to buy the main to match this coming year. It has really helped our speed and managed to overcome some of my bad tactics! Do it, Dan
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    Sobering accident report

    Now that I am racing regularly I wish I had a standard main, but used correctly a furling main is so easy and time saving. My last boat had a standard main and reefing was a pain followed by lots of work doing up the sail cover and putting things away. The furling main takes no time and there is no fuss before or after and all the worry about jams has been no problem as long as you don't force it with a winch if it gets crossed up. Simply reversing direction for a foot or so then back to pulling it out. Mine has vertical leach battens and they help the size of it and shape is tolerable and subject to all the controls save for bending the mast. Dan
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    Transgender Lesbians?

    In general I agree with the point that this kind of discrimination is distasteful and just plain wrong. I would be all for doing whatever we can to eradicate it where there is no impact on the one(s) doing the discrimination. However there is a difference between a private business and a publicly funded entity. The law should decide who the public servants will serve but I think the person paying the freight on the business should be able to make that decision for themselves, no matter how wrong they might be! Dan
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    Epic Boat Loss

    I had tears of sadness and relief, reading this. Thanks for sharing and helping us to be aware of the risks and mitigations.
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    LEFTY??? What DID you do?

    Being in the General Forum I thought this would be about Phil Mickelson in the US Open!
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    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    I am realizing how much I am going to miss this race and all the watching, thinking, and talking about it! 4 years we have to wait? Will enjoy this one to the end. Dan
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    Random PicThread

    Hobot, thanks for keeping me entertained and interested. I really find many of these images quite thought provoking in many ways. Dan
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    Sorry Sol, I wish I could say it was the first slap I have made!
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    Sal, you have been missed!
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    We went to sleep with this on our minds and this morning looked at the news hoping for something good. Once the possibility of good news was banished, my wife said a great thing..."It would be great to go doing something you loved and at the edge when you have to go"