marcus brutus

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  1. marcus brutus

    Andrews 28 Polar Chart

    From my observation of all the regatta photographs available for Andrews 28, it is the fore/aft and antwarship crew placement trim that appears to be just as, if not more, important than the heading. In light air It is important to reduce the wetted surface drag as much as possible; driver and crew as far forward as possible Best way to learn when to heat or when to bleed is for the driver to trim the spinnaker sheet while crew calls puffs and lulls. And please, do drive from the high side.
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    VANGUARD 15 North American Regatta

    Speedo guy is not only obsessed, but he obviously suffers from an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as evidenced by his tediously repetitive posts. It is easy to prove whether or not "a sock from this thread is following me him and down voting" by identifying that alleged sock's voting record. So speedo guy, put up or shut up and maybe the fowl may stop biting you. https://tenor.com/view/speedo-speedoguy-bobs-burgers-vegan-gif-9930193
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    J 88 North Americans

    I am sorry to have lost track of hull #31, but will inform you if it resurfaces.
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    J 88 North Americans

    No need to wait; there are plenty of j/88s on the market with asking price as low as $90,540. 7 are here: https://www.boats.com/boats-for-sale/?make=j-boats&model=j-88 4 more here: https://www.smartmarineguide.com/boats-for-sale/j-boats-j-88-j88-j-88-j-88 1 more here: http://marketplace.sail1design.com/classified/j88-for-sale-listing-2432.aspx 1 more here: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2014/j-boats-j-88-3462287/ 1 more here: http://www.sailcal.com/boats-for-sale/2014-j-boats-j-88-alameda-california-7231260/
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    J 88 North Americans

    5.3 Sails carried on board and used for J/88 Class or Fleet sanctioned events for inshore buoy racing shall be limited to no more than five sails: one Class mainsail, one Class #1 jib, one Class #2 jib, one Class #1 spinnaker and one Class #2 spinnaker. When in use, jibs are required to be attached to the furling system and capable of being furled. Each Class sail shall comply without exception with the provisions of these Rules. mr. speedo never fails to demonstrate the abysmal degree of his ignorance. https://tenor.com/view/speedo-speedoguy-bobs-burgers-vegan-gif-9930193 Had the big blowhard "private investigator by day" bothered to read J/88 Fleet 4 – Lake Michigan Region Rules, he would have known that: 5.3 Sails carried on board and used for fleet sanctioned buoy racing for any given day of racing shall be limited to no more than five: one Class mainsail, one Class #1 jib, one Class #2 jib, one Class #1 spinnaker and one Class #2 spinnaker. When in use, jibs are required to be attached to the furling system and capable of being furled. This changes the class rule to allow the substitution of sails on subsequent days of racing for the same event. https://www.j88fleet4.com/fleetrules https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5d92a734994e1a0143c5908c/t/5d939cf28cde5045a2d045d2/1569955059223/J88_Fleet4Rules.pdf Due to potential ambiguity in the last sentence, P/C could only logically determine that during Race #7 the protested boat used a different spinnaker but of the same size as used in previous races.
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    J 88 North Americans

    Great questions. Those who are curious hope for candid answers, especially since it appears that none of the many protests involved the right of way rules.
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    J 88 North Americans

    Couldn't have said it better myself. In 2018 I almost purchased J/88 "RAGING BULL" from Holland. The price (~$90,000) was right but the prohibitive deck cargo shipping cost killed that deal and saved me from the 2019 Verve Cup Regatta debacle; thank God. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than to be smart.
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    Henderson 30?

    Why bother with retrofitting the Hendo when the ten year newer FT10 design already comes with a composite strut and ~170 lbs heavier lead bulb?
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    J 88 North Americans

    Updated information regarding Verve Cup Regatta J/88 Class protests. J/88 Class Lots Of Drama The seven-boat J/88 class had a somewhat acrimonious regatta. It was very close racing amongst the top four boats with just a few points separating them after seven races on Saturday. Those teams were Tim Wade’s WINDSONG, John & Jordan Leahey’s DUTCH, Andy & Sarah Graff’s EXILE, and Ben Marden’s BANTER. However, after racing on Saturday, both DUTCH and EXILE protested BANTER for using a different spinnaker in race 7 after shredding their primary kite in race 6. While it is permitted to carry two spinnakers under J/88 class rules and use them, it turned out the second spinnaker on BANTER was too big by a few square feet. Instead of simply DSQ’ing BANTER for just the one race, the Jury inexplicably tossed them out of ALL 7 races! To further add fuel to the fires amongst the top four boats, WINDSONG protested EXILE in race 7 and got them DSQ’d for extending their pole too early on the spinnaker set. The next day, Jorgen Christiansen’s USA 75 protested EXILE in race 8 for the exact same infringement and got them DSQ’d again. As consequence of those Jury Room proceedings, Marden’s BANTER team withdrew from the regatta and Christiansen’s USA 75 team withdrew from the first seven races in sympathy and solidarity for the BANTER team. A very dramatic and poignant outcome for the J/88 scoring table! (comment: proper term after finishing a race is to "retire", not "withdraw".) The outcome of all the protest room drama was that Tim Wade’s WINDSONG won the regatta with three 1sts, five 2nds, and a DNC in the ninth and last race for 21 pts total (they had already won on points by winning race 8). Second was the Leahey’s DUTCH team with 28 pts and third went to Todd Patton’s BLONDIE 2 with 32 pts. ac·ri·mo·ni·ous /ˌakrəˈmōnēəs/ adjective (typically of speech or a debate) angry and bitter. "an acrimonious dispute about wages"
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    J 88 North Americans

    The question remains; why are you incapable of a civil discourse with anyone who dares to disagree with your interpretation of facts?
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    J 88 North Americans

    Why are you incapable of a civil discourse with anyone who dares to disagree with your opinions?
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    J 88 North Americans

    After the meltdown at the Verve Cup Regaatta, it's no surprise that all Lake Michigan boats were AWOL.
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    That's a Sport Boat?

    Better stick to your knowledge of knifes and don't mess with Mexicans, they'll be the death of you, Mr. Bowie.
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    That's a Sport Boat?

    It sure is a sports boat. http://www.sailingtheweb.com/sailboats/Delta+84/Brazzoni/
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    Photo ID

    Please don't; your avatar photo is more than enough. https://tenor.com/view/speedo-speedoguy-bobs-burgers-vegan-gif-9930193