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    Coronado, CA
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    Sailing, climbing, mountain biking

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  1. Connor.kainalu

    Buying an old 29er

    On the 29er North America website there is a pdf on how to see if the boat is within acceptable stiffness
  2. Connor.kainalu

    Tactics: longest tack or lifted tack?

    The long tack, more often than not, is the lifted tack. So I usually sail until I get a header and tack
  3. Connor.kainalu

    What to eat ? 4 day regatta

    For long events, I like a big sandwich before I go out (noon, because California) and a cliff bar between races
  4. Connor.kainalu

    Quant 17 Foiler

    The trainer is a modified quant 23
  5. Connor.kainalu

    Rumors Floating: LP selling out??

    What exactly happened to vanguard? Steve?
  6. Connor.kainalu

    Frankenstein Speedball 14

    Could get lee helm. If you do get weather helm, just put the board up. Uncontrollable heel, maybe. It might be a light air machine
  7. 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.
  8. Connor.kainalu

    Frankenstein Speedball 14

  9. Connor.kainalu

    Gay Test

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

    Gay Test

    Fools look similar though
  11. Connor.kainalu

    Favourite Boat pic?

    These are the best pics of me sailing since got a laser in middle school
  12. Connor.kainalu

    Radio controlled sailing

    Can anyone help me figure out a spinnaker system?
  13. Connor.kainalu

    Backwards Skiffs?

    And how much goes down the spin chute?
  14. Connor.kainalu

    Backwards Skiffs?

    Rather recently, reverse bows have become popular on keelboats, but do they have a place on skiffs? I would think that it would be slower in light airs when you go bow down because it would reduce waterline
  15. Connor.kainalu

    Craigslist Finds

    Overpriced non-dinghy (or non-sailboat for that matter!)