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Joelark81

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About Joelark81

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  • Birthday 03/19/1999

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  • Location
    Western Lake Erie, North Cape Yacht Club
  • Interests
    Lasers, S2 9.1s and reverse transoms.

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  1. Deep vs. shallow keel

    Honestly everything said so far has been pretty helpful, considering that it won’t be worth it to fit a new keel to the boat I think we’re just going to see how it performs in races and go from there, I just wanted a general idea of what to expect
  2. Deep vs. shallow keel

    Fair point, I haven’t thought about it that way before.
  3. Deep vs. shallow keel

    So does the chord length even out the lift at all when going upwind?
  4. Deep vs. shallow keel

    A friend of mine recently aquired a one-off 28 foot sailboat which has a shallow, very long chord keel. The old owner said the boat went fast upwind (possibly due to the fact that it weighs around 4500 lbs.) and tracked well. It made me wonder if a long chord shallow keel would produce the same lift as a deep skinny foil, keep in mind that I have next to no knowledge of hydrodynamic/ aerodynamics. Basically what are the pros and cons of the deep skinny keels and shallow long keels and in what ways do they even out in performance.
  5. Toms River Yacht Club

    I am going to be racing in the Chubb US Sailing national championship in the laser this upcoming week, the regatta is at Toms River Yacht Club in New Jersey. Since I have never been there I was wondering if anyone, who has raced there, has any tips for me.
  6. Best Laser Hiking Pants

    So a lot of people I know who have seas they're like falling apart. I like the idea of movable battons too so I'm not sure about the rooster ones, the zhiks would be ideal so I think I might go for those if I can get them cheap enough, I really wish my current magic marine pants still fit because they're ideal, thanks for all the help.
  7. Best Laser Hiking Pants

    I am a junior laser sailor from North Cape Yacht Club in Western Lake Erie. I am in need of some new hiking pants and I'm not sure what to buy. I need them to have battons and suspenders, it would be great if they were 3/4 length too. If anyone can offer up advice to guide me in the right direction I would really appreciate it, thanks.
  8. What if New Zealand won again?

    I think it would be great to have the 100% nationality rule and the rule where the boat has to be built in the same country, it would be great if it wasn't one design either, maybe just a strict box rule to keep it close. But if there are variations in the boats then it would make for a bigger team which includes designers, like it used to. Monohauls would be cool too.