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    Nacra 5.0 Jib Leech Flutter

    Ah! A mystery indeed. Using the upper holes should help ( more leech tension ). Maybe more LUFF tension? When all else fails, call the sailmaker - they are the experts. Happy Sailing!
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    what is it?

    Better " points " than my high school girlfriend. As Bob Seeger sang - points of her own way up firm and high!
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    Weta anarchy

    Are these latest pictures of brand new WETAS ( hope so ) or the original shipment from 10 years ago? Hope the WETA is thriving on the west coast.
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    The fine balance of Family and Sailing

    You are not going to find a solution.
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    Backwards Skiffs?

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    The VX Evo

    Rod, I still have high hopes for the EVO, with or without the ballasted board. If the ballasted board becomes a viable option count me in.
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    The VX Evo

    Rod, Thanks for the info. Looks like an even more stable EVO ( for older guys who are getting lazy ) isn't in the cards. If there is no interest or demand for the ballasted board, I can easily see why it isn't being developed. Happy Sailing!
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    The VX Evo

    Still waiting ( less than patiently ) for news on the ballasted board for sailors who probably can't right the boat as expertly as the latest video. Any news?
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    Weta anarchy

    Generally, the screecher is not an upwind sail. The loads on the pole are really different. Most of the time, the screecher will not improve your performance close-hauled or near close-hauled. Happy Sailing!
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    I Want to Buy a Sailboat BUT.....

    DialedN_07 I can see from your posts and the answers and your response to the answers that you are chasing your tail. My advice is: DON'T BUY ANYTHING YET! RENT SOME DIFFERENT KINDS OF BOATS TO LEARN WHAT YOU LIKE. I can guarantee that you will make a big mistake if you try to choose a boat now. I don't sense you are sure just what you want. RENT!! Happy Sailing!
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    Open 5.00 for Racing

    Raced one in San Diego years ago. Very stable and forgiving but not very good in light to medium air. Needs a breeze to really go. Did not sail well to her rating here on Lake Lanier ( Atlanta ) as our breeze is usually on the light side. If you can count on good breeze, it is a very good boat
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    solo mast stepping

    Cynical sailor, Don't keep us guessing. What kind of boat are you dealing with? Depending on the boat, solo mast stepping could be relatively easy or impossible. Unless you tell us the boat we are, as Bob Seeger said, " workin' on mysteries without any clues " Don't hurt yourself.
  13. MikeR80, Since you are headed toward legal work of some kind I thought I'd share one of the great boat names for attorneys I ever saw. Years ago on a BIG power boat, in Dinner Key Marina, the name proudly painted on the transom was - VERDICT - Made me laugh. Happy Sailing.
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    Wax vs Sealer Question

    Europa - Congrats on the Raider ll Turbo. You will have lots of great sailing. Anal, yes. For the three woks it will be on the mooring uncovered, you won't be able to measure the UV damage. Stay away from any wax or sealant unless you want to slip and slide all over the boat. O.K. for the hull but nowhere else. You are overthinking this one. Just go sailing!