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

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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"
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    How much does areo drag matter?

    I happen to be trying to race a 323 and have thought long about this issue. My current solution is to fold the dodger down forward which causes another problem by making the traveler very hard to operate. Next year I thought I would remove the vertical panels from the dodger leaving only the roof panel along with the bimini which only have horizontal elements now. Thoughts? I am also removing unnecessary weight (causing another kind of drag with my wife) and working on my tactics! Dan
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    Sail: how much is shape and how much is material?

    Thanks for all the input Everybody, I think I have settled on a 3Di Nordac sail. They are going to measure the boat to get every last square inch out of the jib so I am going to take a chance. I know that I will kick myself if I cheap out now and don't feel I have given myself the best chance of success within the limitations I have set. Dan
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    Sail: how much is shape and how much is material?

    Jib is sheeted inside shrouds so this is max size. Good news is that there is less abuse of the sail during tacks!
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    Sail: how much is shape and how much is material?

    Joe, In the world of jibs, how much does the shape vary from big name sail builder to another? For example, I am comparing Neil Pryde dacron to North 3Di.