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  1. Thanks, that is a good idea. Guess it would be better to take it off when I trailer it home.
  2. Hull # 88 arrived safe and sound and will soon be flopping around Whiskeytown Lake. Be my first hiking, first dinghy etc so I foresee lots of MOB drills of the unplanned sort. Big thanks to Dave and Kirk for all the help and patience. And one quick question I haven't seen addressed. Is there anything I need to know about the bungie that attaches to the wand. I'm really thinking about putting some heat shrink tubing on the end of the wand so it can't fall out of its holder. That bungie comes adrift and my wand would fall right out.
  3. I only eat cheeseburgers for additional righting moment.
  4. Thank you for the fuller explanation. I need to remember the rudder isn't just a rudder on the UFO but also a source of lift. Since I fly R/C planes stalls are something I am very familiar with. And AOA, angle of attack.
  5. Can someone translate the upward stall line for a neophyte sailor please?
  6. Gilles I ordered my boat November 27th.
  7. Gilles this is from an email I got about the steps left on my boat from Dave. "Your hull was built at the start of the month. It has not yet got into the finishing touch-up station. From there it needs to get through hardware and move on to getting it's small parts. I'd say we're looking at a March delivery." I don't know my hull number.
  8. Is that a Bilderberger submarine shadowing the UFO?
  9. Randy

    Aft mainsheet

    Sounds like you need a Windrider 17. Has forward facing seats with back rests, no moving around needed, its a trimaran so it is extremely stable. Controls are all led back to the guy driving. It's very dry, there is even a windshield available, and best of all it is pretty fast. I love mine and my non sailing wife likes to go with me. Very drama free sailing. I run it up on the beach to get in and out of it, no centerboards to worry about. Got a small outboard to get in and out of the marina or to come back in if the wind dies. We are in our 60's and I cannot think of a better small day sailor for us. They have been around for awhile so you can find them used pretty easily. My favorite thing about it is when a gust hits, it doesn't heel over it just powers up and accelerates. Never get tired of that. Doesn't point as well as a monohull but its loads faster and ghosts along pretty well with a whisper of air. I don't have any connection to Windrider I'm just a satisfied customer.
  10. True North where did you get the strap material and how much will be needed? I would like to get this going before I get the boat so can get it installed right away. Will there be any mods to the existing mounts or just a straight swap in of longer straps. Seems someone talked about using some pool noodles on the straps to create a gap between the straps and the deck to ease entry under the straps. Plan on doing something similar?
  11. Excellent, thank you. I'll be watching this a few times.
  12. Great video, thanks. Answered a few questions I had. Well quite a few actually.
  13. Thanks for the reply. So about 4 months eh? That's fine. Order in January and get it next spring.