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    Boating While High

    Oh shit is the government reading this? shit what about Jeff sessions? shit why was I so dumb to post this? I am worthless. over and out. Can I have another bong hit please!
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    Fareast Sails

    Thank for your observation Mr. Baxter. As you have said before in other sail threads you might have some skin in the game (in directly) on this one. Took your observations to heart moved the leads back another 3 feet or so and lowered the tack. I just took her out for a lunch time spin out to Angel Island and back (wind was 6 to 12 knots). Sheet angle was much improved and now basically divides the clew patch in half and is in line with clew strap reinforcement, which seems pretty reasonable to me. Sail flew well, I have get a bit used to it as any new type of sail. Was able to get up to about 45 degrees in 6 knots. Since its an ultralight I was beginning to be overpowered in 10 knots at 90 and tighter, but it did deep reach reasonably well as I pointed at Red Rocks to see how deep it would go. Probably need to work on the luff/tack set up to get it nice and tight. Generally happy with the sail. I think it will function like I wanted it too, which is for general daily single-hand, lunch time, and after work sails (boats is berthed below my office). This sail is all about convenience so I do not have to change sails on her all the time and still have a bit of down wind speed when its blowing pretty good on the bay. Basically I like to get her ready and go within 10 minutes or less. When I sail crewed, I tend to use the sail configuration she is rated for, larger head sails, and larger, fuller asyms and syms. So I guess I did get what I paid for.
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    Fareast Sails

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    Fareast Sails

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    Fareast Sails

    OK received my sail today: so my design and delivery schedule was: 2-1-18 got basic quote,- first contact 2-14-18 deposit placed for sail order 3-16-18 sail design finalized, may have been slow because New Year's holiday 4-23-18 sail delivered Sail looks to be of good quality and finished off nicely. So far so good, will fly in it in a few days that is when we will really see. I take some photos of it flying. The sail is Code 0 sail from contender laminate cloth made for a 30' ULDB (460 sq. feet). Final delivered sail was about $1,000 cheaper than big name lofts. No one visited my boat and no one gave me much sail design advice. I was generally responsible for the making sure the design was appropriate and fit was right. They made what I told them to make. Payment and communication was prompt and efficient.
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    Fareast Sails

    Sail is in production now. I had to check measurements closely and in end I decided on the final luff length. Interaction was very prompt and I got see the actual sail design as well. they say about 3 to 4 weeks for production we will see.
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    Fareast Sails

    I am in the process of purchasing a laminate code zero for my 30 footer from Fareast sails now. First time for me. So far I have had quick responses to questions as well as measurement issues. Only issue so far is that I ordered right around the new year celebrations so I think it is taking longer than it usually does to nail down the final design due to employee vacations etc. Once I get the sail I will post again. So far reasonably satisfied but i think you need to be more attentive to details and sail design. They make what you tell them, so you are more responsible for the cut and fit. The price was definitely right.
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    Pelagic Autopilot Systems

    Be patient. Brain has a solid reputation here in the bay area. There must be a reason for no communication.
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    Cleaning sail track

    http://www.jasperandbailey.com/canvas/track.html maybe these
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    Contender CDX Cruise Laminate Owners

    My jib has been sitting on my furler for 14 months now and no problems with mildew yet. Seems to be holding up quite well, even through last years very wet winter here in Northern California.
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    Bowsprit Retro-fit (in-hull)

    try these guys yet? http://trogear.com/
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    Hyde Sails cruising spinnaker

    what is your luff length on that? I have one that has 37.5 luff (580 sq. ft.) for my 29 and yours looks to be bit smaller. I do fly mine from a bowsprit which extends 30 inches from the head stay.
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    Doyle Cable less Code Zero

    my understanding is that you do not need a luff cable and furling is from the bottom up like genoa. They have aligned carbon fiber panels at the luff so that the load is taken by the sail and not a cable. It must roll around these panels. I am in the market for a Code 0 and wondered if anybody outside the Doyle organization has used these new sails.
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    Doyle Cable less Code Zero

    A huge jump in sail/asymmetric technology or just another marketing gimmick? Lower loads, easier handling would be nice. Is it $$$ though? http://www.doylesails.com/news/2017/09/doyle-introduces-cable-less-code-zeros.html
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    Harken Reflex Top Down Furler Anyone using one?

    Most code zeros furl from the bottom up therefore it not necessary to have a kickass torque line that transmit spin effectively without winding up. I have the reflex and I agree with Overbored, the pin ring does need to be fixed because it does jam. If you go with a code zero, the selden bottom up will work. But if you want top down for an asym spinnaker then the harken is clearly better. The harken is nice because you can change it from top down to bottom up furling with a swap-able part that lives on the individual sail. So the top down swivels stay with the asyms and bottom up swivels stay with the Code zero and you just clip in the respective sails to the same bottom furling drum. Yes I furled asym in 15 knots key to making sure it goes smoothly is to turn down wind to blanket the sail with the main then start spinning that drum like crazy keeping some pressure on the sheets as it rolls up. It roll up very tight at the top so if you try and unfurl in lighter winds sometimes it needs a little goosing or back spinning the furling drum to get it to unfurl completely in light air. I have yet to get a furl on my asym that I would leave hoisted for very long, to much flapping. Code zeros do tend to roll tighter.