Connor.kainalu

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    Coronado, CA
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    Sailing, climbing, mountain biking

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  1. Connor.kainalu

    caption contest

    New top endplate
  2. Connor.kainalu

    Why does my mast do this?

    Annealing aluminum is really easy. You want to heat it up to just below it’s melting point, allow the crystal structure to relax (the heat allows the structure to straighten the body-centric-cubic crystals) and let it air cool. Just use a blowtorch and “paint” the heat. A good way to tell that you’re at the right temperature is to take a sharpie and mark the mast where you’ll heat it. You’re at the right temperature when the sharpie starts to fade. this shouldn’t affect your beautiful gold anodization either. Anodization is actually an artificially oxidized layer that’s been dyed. You can actually melt aluminum and the anodized layer will actually hold the molten aluminum in a little bag. Don’t stress the piece until it’s cooled all the way- it can cause a bumpy texture to form.
  3. Connor.kainalu

    Frankenstein Speedball 14

    No
  4. Connor.kainalu

    Square heads

    A lot of designs I’ve looked at recently have fairly straight leeches. Is there a reason besides maximizing the area up high?
  5. Connor.kainalu

    Crew San Diego

    Can’t really afford to at $100 per clinic, especially if I can’t practice on my own time. It also interferes with the high school sailing schedule. I’d love to do it, but probably can’t. Another note, I’d love to sail even faster boats too. I might be open to cat sailing too...
  6. Connor.kainalu

    Crew San Diego

    I know this isn’t crew pool anarchy, but no one looks at that anyway. My club got rid of the 29er, and I’ve been itching to sail skiffs again. Anyone in the SD area need someone to crew or drive? I’m about 140lbs
  7. Connor.kainalu

    Hold Down strap

    have you tried bread slices?
  8. Connor.kainalu

    Gay Test

    The rudder looks really close to the laser too
  9. Connor.kainalu

    Square heads

    Did anything ever come of the endplated jib on the front page a few days ago?
  10. Connor.kainalu

    29er ocean sailing

    I’m sure someone can, I probably couldn’t
  11. Connor.kainalu

    Trapeze harness recommendation

    Magic marine crushes your balls
  12. Connor.kainalu

    From Cats to Dinghies...Hopefully.

    No, just stupid, and only having to reach to my destination
  13. Connor.kainalu

    Racing Rules of Sailing, poster

    Because they still have rights. Proper course is just something people yell to make it seem like they know what they’re talking about. If they break overlap they have to go back though
  14. Connor.kainalu

    Classic American Dinghies

    They may not have been designed in America- but they became classics
  15. Connor.kainalu

    Classic American Dinghies

    Laser, sunfish, international 14, albacore, IC