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    S2 27

    Like the S2 7.9, it was designed by Graham & Schlageter for S2 Yachts. The 27 was an entirely new design. The S2 27 has a lot of MORC and 7.9 influence in her hull lines, but with a more freeboard and cruiser intended interior and deck layout. The S2 27 was introduced towards the end of sailboat production at S2, so not a lot of them were built. Very well built and has nice racer/cruiser possibilities though. Good luck!
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    Harken INC has new owners

    This is a good thing, done by a such good company.
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    PNW Race Week 2020: DOA Before Birth

    I agree that P.T. would be a decent venue, but unsure about the reliability of breeze in the summer. P.T. would still be better than Whidbey or Pt. Roberts. Anacortes offers 2 possibilities for race venues- for small boats Fidalgo Bay has a good afternoon sea breeze and is where the yacht club races on Wednesday nights. Just 3-4 mi north, Padilla Bay has room for 1 or 2 circles for larger boats and in the daytime (vs. the evening Northern Century race) usually has 8-12 kt breezes. Plus, you can't beat the scenery of the San Juans and snow-covered Mt. Baker!
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    PNW Race Week 2020: DOA Before Birth

    Anacortes checks all the boxes. Multiple race areas, huge modern marina, launch, restaurants, bars, 15 mi from I-5 ...
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    Where would you retire?

  6. ProaSailor, thanks for pointing out the erroneous URL. That link has since been fixed; http://www.siewertdesign.com/Portfolio/Production_Boat_Designs/tombolo_28.html
  7. I forgot to add; no RC. The RC could be a single or double-handed volunteer. If not, have a course agreed upon with fixed marks, GPS start times, and take your own finish time. Just have some fun.
  8. One thought; as things ease up perhaps in May-June, how about easing into single or double-handed races? Single-handed obviously is low risk proper social distancing, and double-handed required to be members of the same household and/or mutually isolated.
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    Ro Ro Rolls Over in Georgia

    The pressure wave causes the ship to turn, it grounds and with reduced draft/stability rolls over.
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    Ro Ro Rolls Over in Georgia

    This has happened many times in the Southeast where there are long dredged channels and lots of current. The suction of another vessel passing will pull the oncoming vessel to one side, often grounding, and in this case, veering to one side so fast it turns over.
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    Transpac 2019

    Hamachi is smoking it. Great position on the fleet and owning the south. Got to be some butt puckering onboard right now.
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    Bucket-list Point-2-Point races

    Maybe if you prefer parties to getting a DNF, from either too much wind or no wind and drifting backward, or both.
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    boating dumbfuckery

    I've cruised the Myrtle Beach/Carolina Beach stretch of the ICW many times, and our rule was to tie up or anchor on weekends and holidays. Too many Bubba's per sq. ft.
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    New foulies?

    My 8 yr old Musto jacket lost its inner liner, and I got my ass soaked a few weeks ago. It just disintegrated. I'm in the market too.
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    Barge WHAMMO in Houston Ship Channel

    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:5761877/mmsi:356144000/imo:9791224/vessel:GENESIS_RIVER