Rainy Day Sailor

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    PNW Race Week 2020: DOA Before Birth

    I like Port Townsend, but they may not want that many people around during the pandemic. Port Angeles, Anacortes, Bellingham, and maybe Port Ludlow. I hope the organizers can find something.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    So I own a tartan 101 which rates 75 and is nearly the same boat. Much of what GHaring19 said I agree with. I think the use of the inhaulers is critical. Too much and you choke the sail by closing the slot, to early you don’t accelerate. In light winds do you put some on, avoid using them, or in haul quite a bit once the boat accelerates? You have to get this dialed in to have success. Finding polars is very helpful for sure. Having two solid sailors on board helps a great deal as well then try and fill the remainder of the crew with regulars. Our boat loves crew weight on the rail, so when it’s windy you pay the price going upwind if you are shorthanded. If someone with little experience is trimming the jib things go bad quickly. Light air with the small non overlapping headsail is death in phrf when you face boats with giant head sails like a 109 or Express 37 or j 35. You need multiple head sails as well. We just got a light wind head sail which we are excited about. This all takes time. Give this boat more time and I think it will get results. We have had some success even against another j99 that just splashed this summer. However, racing is quite different under covid so making comparisons is not really fair. Again, give the crews and boat some time and it will end up working out. You can’t just show up with a cool new boat and go against older boats with very experienced and dedicated crew and expect to do well. You have to put the time in to get your boat dialed in. Just my thoughts. btw these style of boats are a blast to sail and cruise with a family. We’ve made some great memories in our 3 years of ownership.
  3. Darn we made plans to go cruise for the weekend. Oh well next year Have fun, I hope there is a good turn out.
  4. That sounds awesome thanks for the report. Always fun to get your top boat speed. We are considering the northern century on my friends f-28 “trickster”. We are hoping to do r2ak next year and this would be a great tune up. Did you have plans originally of going for the 200 or were you thinking right from the start of only doing the San Juan 100?
  5. Roleur, give us your report from the Salish 200. I was wishing we could have gave it a go but there was too much going on with the family. Maybe next year.
  6. Thanks for the update!
  7. Any news or updates on Down The Sound? Is it going to happen?
  8. Glad things worked out. All is quiet in terms of racing in the south sound. Enjoy the new ride.
  9. Seems like this race is destined to be cancelled. San Juan County does not want visitors right now. Do you think this is going to change soon? It doesn’t sound like things will change to me, given our governor’s very conservative approach to handling the virus. I live in Olympia and we had 3 cases last week for the entire county, yet no changes seem to be on the horizon. Frustrating that the entire state seems to have to live by the policy’s set for King County.
  10. Well it doesn’t sound like much racing into June. Is this what everyone is hearing? I just saw Hamachi posted on their Facebook page the Salish 200. Up to 5 crew max, starts in Port Townsend, around the San Juan’s then down around Vashon Island and back to the start. 50 hour cut off. Seems like an intriguing adventure.
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    Sailing lessons for a MacGregor 26

    Given that many of you are still under quarantine orders I thought you would enjoy passing on some of the vast sailing wisdom that exists on Sailing Anarchy. So have some fun with this post from our local sailing club’s Facebook group.
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    Sailing lessons for a MacGregor 26

    Alright alright. I’ll be nicer. I was just trying to have some fun. I guess we can’t really teach him to sail right now. Washington is locked down for another month. I’ll be nice and offer to when the lock down is lifted.
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    Race to the Straits 2020 - Registration is open!

    I signed up Monday thanks to friend who sent me a text. Can’t wait.
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    J80 - Anti Fouling Paint

    Find out what the fast boats are using in your area. I went with black widow. This stuff is great! Mix like crazy, no thinning, but thin coats. I did three coats. Turned out great and we won a drifter in the fall. Good luck, lots of choices that work well.
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    Three J/99's to be in the PNW by summer!

    Also the sprit looks long, 4 and half feet? I would not be up for paying the extra montage. Is a retractable sprit an option.
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    Three J/99's to be in the PNW by summer!

    I think there is a 99 signed up for PRRW. I am excited one is coming to the Olympia area. Hopefully they race locally. We have a competitive sprit class. I walked through the boat at the show. Looks nice. The water ballast puts the water and holding tank in plain sight making the boat feel more racy than cruiser. The v berth was too small to sleep comfortably, really the boat only sleeps four with separate bunks. I like to snuggle with the wife in our v-berth. I am very happy with what we have.
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    Doyle vs. Quantum #3

    We just ordered a new light air #1 from Doyle, our 4th sail from Doyle. We have both racing sails (delta) and cruising sails and the quality and performance are outstanding. The price is also a huge plus. Quite a bit less than north and about the same as Ullman. I have been very happy with the Seattle Lott’s service as well. Good luck
  18. I think the idea of a Facebook page is good. It’s current and free as well as easy to set up. Paris is too far for me though, at least a 20 hour delivery one way. I am looking at race to the straights, down the sound, and maybe northern century as it sounds like many of you are interested in this one.
  19. I absolutely love dh racing. I find it so frustrating and hard to get crew to show up. So any talk of of starting a sss similar to what is happening in the Bay Area would be awesome. in terms of a long distance dh race In the Puget sound what about Olympia to.... seattle gig harbor port Townsend heck Victoria. just some ideas! I think there are some out of Tacoma as well
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    2019 Van Isle 360

    Thanks for the reply’s. It is so remarkable how our life on the water in the pnw is decided by tides. I am reminded of this constantly. My main problem though is one that was mentioned and that is kids and school. And to make matters worse I am a teacher. I also have to space out my costs on the safety gear. I was about to purchase my ais but I learned I need my mmsi number first. Oh the the little things....
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    2019 Van Isle 360

    The video was great! I am working on getting our boat set up for van isle. Looks like the next van isle may start at the end of May. Too early for me. So I probably won’t do it until 2023. We will see though ...
  22. Right after? Still working on the endless project known as a sailboat diesel forced air heater Replumbed the head to add a macerator with all new hoses added cruising main added racing high wind jib #3 replaced connections on running lights replaced thermostat on refrigerator Added canvas covers for wheel, cabin top, winches, and Engine instruments serviced the engine bottom paint zincs That’s all I can think of. Does it ever end? Now I am trying to get all the safety gear for doing the Van Isle.
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    Check Your BoatUS Policy.

    Progressive update...on losing our rudder Garbage! We were denied our claim on the rudder. The policy we had only covers damage caused by hitting something such as a rock or log. Nothing about the rudder breaking off. They determined that is was caused by previous damage, wear and tear, etc. Seems like with homeowner insurance if something like a pipe bursts in a house then it would likely be covered. Right? Well now I am out shopping for new insurance what a pain. Kinda makes me want to get out of sailing. My advice for now is do not get progressive insurance it is crap. Oh and they have really high premiums. Perhaps I should have said we hit a log?
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    Check Your BoatUS Policy.

    I just lost a rudder and we have progressive. We have only had the boat less than a year. Early in the process I can keep you posted. My dad hot a rock in his boat a few years ago and he said they were great and paid for everything and quickly.
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    30-34ft cruiser racer

    Not sure this meets your budget but we just splashed a tartan 101. We have sailed it twice and our first beer can is this week but the boat is awesome. We had 8 on it and we felt we had plenty of room for more. Sleeps 6 adults easily. For cruising the galley is small and there is no anchor locker. Those did not stop us from buying. Sailing it is so much fun.