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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Sailing Uma: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbWsGV_cjG3gOsSnNJPVlg Maybe these Kids have the answer to "go simple go small go now" with the ability to communicate in 2019. We watch regularly - Sail far more than they motor. Small affordable boat they have fixed themselves etc, etc. Maybe they will Make enough from their Youtube life to buy an Amel but for now I like their approach. Makes me question why we were shopping at the Annapolis show when maybe what we need to do is to go back to simple small and now............ As an aside, Almost comical watching the YouTubers at the show with their identical cameras, recorders, and fuzzy microphones mingling with the crowd . . they appeared very uncomfortable.
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    109 Gelcoat crazing

    Our 2005 109 had VERY minimal crazing when we sold it earlier this year. Our boat also had very limited race use and was primarily cruised by us and the previous owners. Many of the 109s that I have seen, with substantial gel-coat crazing, are/were raced hard. Keep looking its a great boat and there are nice examples to be found - they also tend to get snatched up quickly. If you haven't already, check the 109 class site its a great resource.
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    Annapolis vs. Newport Boat Shows

    As a first timer to the Annapolis show I’ll have to say a good time was had. Followed advice given above - ManyThanks. Random thoughts and observations about show: When we go again it will be Thursday and likely Monday. Friday was crazy busy and Saturday an absolute zoo. (Consistent with advice given) Best food we found was at the Light House Bistro and pub food at the Metropolitan. East coasters are exceptionally nice, like Minnesota Nice, rumors to the contrary are just that. Unbelievable the lack of quality/nicely built boats in the 30 to 35 range. Lots of them but put together like disposable toys. Great service conversation and advice given by factory/builder reps. Lots of these knowledgeable folks around and particularly on Thursday had time to chat. Shocking lack of knowledge and service by several well known Brokerages and brands. Annapolis has crazy tidal flooding. Made the zoo on Saturday absolutely silly -good time to visit the naval academy. We have nothing like this on the west cost. Absolutely worth the time. Again thanks for all the pre show advice - helped make a great adventure.
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    Annapolis vs. Newport Boat Shows

    Thanks for all the insight - the list as it stands now: Beer (Boat Yard bar and Grill - et al), boats (many) , crab cakes (still need a solid recommendation), ego alley (had no idea this is a real place), Zihk (BC there gear is awesome) and a trip to the navel academy museum. - keep it coming.
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    Annapolis vs. Newport Boat Shows

    Good or bad we are going to Annapolis in a few days. We have blocked out Thursday and Friday for the show/Annapolis but have Saturday available to get out for beer food etc Any favorite shouldn’t miss things we should see close to the area? Or how about your favorite place for crab cakes?
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    Maiden

    Correction accepted I wasn’t clear - from the fresh air piece it was noted that much of the funding for the race was from or facilitated by King Hussein of Jordan the “father” of Princess Haya al-Hussein referenced in the previous post.
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    Maiden

    Indeed the father option appears to have been the case. Really nice NPR/Fresh Air interview. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/27/736523914/with-an-all-female-crew-maiden-sailed-around-the-world-and-into-history
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    XP-38 vs Salona 380?

    Current J109 owner looking at a slightly different X Xc35: Very similar in some respects but build quality of X Yachts IMO is significantly better. To the OP I think you’re looking at two similar but different boats. If you’re thinking you will own the boat for a long time the extra cost of the X-Yacht might be worth it. At least this is our logic.
  9. I was also told this by the Pettit Rep at the Seattle boat show in January.
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    Daysails, Short Cruises for $15K?

    I see j30s in that $ range. Not sure of ideal draft in your water but sounds like a concern. I like boats like Js and Catalina’s with active owner groups they provide great resources when you have questions. The hunt is part of the fun. Take your time and Let us know what you end up with.
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    DQOTD - cockpit speakers

    This is exactly what We did as th PO had already cut the holes which I would never do. If holes not already there I would consider other options. The best I have seen are box speakers that clamp to the stern railing with quick disconnect wiring.
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    Insert carbon tangs

    Same here.
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    Fast production boat under 35 ft, prior to 2005

    So many of these boats I would invite to the party. Your hired for all future search needs. The OP should pick up your bar tab.
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    Pukers United – For those that have

    Only sometimes but Wife and friends that were there agree with you (topic seems to come up when we are two or three drinks in). And it make for a great story to share with patients when they see Umpa Loompas, Hobits, or Tinker bell. I tend not to share stories of pink elephants with yellow spots - a bit to scary for the actively altered.