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  1. Ned

    Beto’s Campaign DTS

    Another never in the event vanity unicorn bails out. Unlikely to increase the signal to noise ratio of those remaining.
  2. Ned

    Looking For a J36:

    J36 was a deluxe ride in it's time. Sailing on WAGS was a gas in the land of once upon a time. But that was long ago and the standard J construction issues would be well expressed in each of them by now, although some obviously more than others. Plus the usual suspects of maintenance and operator error multiplied by time and salt. I would love to have one shipped in from 1982 (or whenever it was) via wormhole or Wayback Machine. Wonderful boats. Wish you good luck in finding one that has been well tended rather than the more probable version.
  3. Good news is no sprit for the A Sail.
  4. Ned

    Collapsing buildings

    Which inspectors got paid to let them leave the rebar out?
  5. Ned

    In-mast halyards on rotating rigs

    It seems that the distance between the floating block and the in mast sheave is far too short to allow for any angle adjustment. Also with the line coming from the top that sheave box is going to have some challenges doing it's job. From the other side of the screen and keyboard my guess is that the floating block needs to be higher and the in mast sheave box needs to come out and be replaced with a fairlead sort of exit box pointing up. And of course have that done without putting a larger hole in the mast if possible. Also fix the corrosion around the sheave box while the patient is on the table. Good luck.
  6. Ned

    Geezer-friendly One Designs

    Looks to me like the Star is your hero on the list. Good used boats around for the right price and have budget left over. Lots of lightly used sails around for when you need a better sail for beer cans but not a new sail like for Bacardi. Good luck.
  7. Ned

    DC Designs

    I like the negative weight on the scale.
  8. Once upon a time, but not long long ago in a galaxy far far away, the talented, amateur sailor in the US had a chance of being competitive in the trials and maybe making the games. Now it's all pro all the time and it seems to me, the Olympic Games have become irrelevant just as the America's Cup and other high end events have. They are no longer attainable. People used to think in the 80's that an FD program was expensive and it was at the time. Compared to what people spend now for a Laser campaign it was quite minimal. As for the typically self-centered, dysfunctional, arrogant mismanagement by US Failing, MEH, no wonder the sport is in disarray in the US.
  9. Ned

    Geezer-friendly One Designs

    What is the best OD fleet option closest to his location. Think less driving and more sailing. Or is it all PHRF there so would need a mobile OD to sail PH at home and OD for away games? And if mobile, smaller is more mobile because logistics hassle will put the damper on travelling. Also, what does he really want out of the boat? Lastly, is there an ample supply of reasonably fresh used sails? My preference is dacron (and of course nylon as required) only classes. No pla$tic $ails.
  10. Ned

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    At what point does adding the new rig(s) get the cost up to being a Finn?
  11. And as a safety reminder, when you do find the right boat be sure to check the buoyancy tanks for leaks before you go sailing. Good luck with your adventure.
  12. Ned

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    Because the now rudderless class leadership wants to go down the same equipment path that killed recreational windsurfing.
  13. Get three Lasers and radial rigs as needed. Then go sail a lot.
  14. Ned

    TP 52 Deal?

    Getting in is one thing. Staying in is entirely different cash flow physics.
  15. Ned

    Craigslist Finds

    Looks like a Comet, not Cupid, Donner, or Blitzen.