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  1. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Thanks! appreciate you doing this. definitely makes it more interesting.
  2. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    as embarassing as it it... on9270 6121 in leg1
  3. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Leg 1 Dunno how accurate it is but i got the arrival email at: ON9270 <> date: Sat, Oct 28, 2017 at 12:26 PM subject: ARRIVAL!
  4. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    yea...so this didnt work... Complete goat-fucking north...I'm still out there
  5. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Is there any shot for people who stayed north a little to gain a few places? I pulled a "can't win by following" and split north. Looks like a little hotter angles in lighter stuff to the finish...
  6. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    So...I ended up taking a half dozen of my salvage bags and inflating them around the boat then lashing the mast to 4 light poles. Don't worry though, i took all the stays off so the only pressure is at the very top...It actually sounds really cool with the rods just swinging around banging into the carbon rig. I filled all the tanks/even the bilges with water too, so the boat will be really heavy and make the bags stay put (and since the floorboards are a little tight it should stretch the stringers out a bit when the bilges freeze to make everything a little easier to get in/out). I feel like this setup should closely replicate the physics of the boat being in the water and make sure there's no damage. I also left a huge shit in the head because some old sailors told me that was good luck... In reality, just dropped the boat a bit and put a little weight on the keel dead centerline to root. Even though i think hull/stringers can take the load and the foam should distribute it a bit, makes me feel more comfortable. Thanks for the answers to a somewhat stupid question... On to painting carbon rig with white awlgrip...awful job
  7. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Looks like you can get a private inshore one...just sayin...
  8. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    not a stupid question...Who knows with new shit. Boat is built to take the load of the keel+gravity down. Maybe you could hurt the trunk by pushing it up. Again, i've set 1000s of boats and have always put the load on the keel but thought i'd put the question out there in case there was some new thing with hull construction or whatever. The more i think about it the more i see the potential for damage if even slightly out of balance in load on a T keel. seen a fair number of boats get fucked up by shitty winter storage. trying to avoid the same thing.
  9. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    yea that was a joke...i actually work at a boat yard. That's why I was curious as i've never seen a boat set without keel blocks.
  10. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    cool. thanks. thats a good reply... The boat is in great shape and is solid glass at the stringers. Total displacement is around 9800 lbs. 8 pads at 12X12 with solid dry load bearing foam over the wood...
  11. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    Well...As long as you live on earth, 'gravitational pull' is always the same so i guess you're right??? In reality, the actual force exerted by the keel on the structure is significantly more when you dont have water displacement. Agreed. Im also worried about the bolts/washers/glass at the keel/hull joint. I'm wondering if they don't block it since it's so skinny where it meets the hull that theyre trying to avoid any lateral force. Hey man, for better or worse, gotta trust certain people on here a lot more than most anyone in the boat world. You guys know more about this shit than any yard.
  12. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    That makes sense. so just bang some wood under there basically? Thanks for the response
  13. Keel Blocks Winter Storage

    Quick question for anyone: Storing a new boat (for me) at a new yard this winter and noticed they didnt block the keel at all. The keel is ~7ft, thin trunk, big bulb T keel and the cradle is custom built with 4 pads per side each lined up with a stringer. Boat seems solid as shit in the cradle, so i'm mostly worried about the pressure of the keel hanging all winter. Is it sketchy to not have the keel supporting any weight? Is there any reason with this shaped keel not to block it? Are the guys at the yard lazy morons for not blocking it or is there some actual reason for doing so with a deep T keel? Am i a moron for not knowing this... Thanks
  14. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    Awesome. Thank you.
  15. VOR '17-'18 - THE GAME

    You guys mind throwing me in there? Boat name ON9270. Thanks.