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  1. Pollination

    Caption Contest

    This is exactly what should have been done on my boat so could have raced the next day after my sprit snapped off!
  2. Pollination

    It’s time to replace PHRF once and for all!

    Club racing needs a system that encourages local fleets to participate. Let's see what 2021 brings. Most participation and data from 2020 should not be recognized and , in my humble opinion, not be used to change local rating systems at this time. Tap the brakes and stew over your PHRF rating..or the challenge of the implementation of ORCi or ORR and how that might play out for your results in 2021. Better get to work!
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    Dip pole gybe - keep lazy sheet on top pole

    The Spin Pole on my old ride was 38' long....pay attention and practice and make sure you have good mates in the pit...It is never ever ever the "trimmers" fault.....watch your fingers and set everything up prior to any Jibe ...the reaching strut must also be made quickly so that the transfer is perfect. What's that old statement? Be Prepared? Inspect it or Expect it?
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    Applying Numbers to Sails

    All of these Numbers and Stickers are full of Glue and Plastics. A nice organic Stencil with Dye/Paint would fit the bill nicely. It's Lighter too! But you can't buy used sails and change the #'s ....so I guess there will be an excuse that it is not practical or possible.
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    Chinese Jibe turn perfectly good boat into JUNK
  6. The on the water damage was avoidable. For a Tuesday night race...? I completely understand confronting such conditions during an offshore race or overnighter. Everyone has a cell phone with radar. While I responsibly raced with a great young crew, if the conditions were closing in, motor on, sails down and B-Line to safe harbor. We won everything anyway including the bar, when the rest of the damaged fleet would arrive back to safe harbor, of course after race abandonment. It's called Seamanship!
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    Clipped Swan

    Jury RIg ...or a low bridge on the way into the harbor.....(Ice the owner) ... he won't know anything till we get back offshore....Hey boss we hit a squall ...but we are all ok.
  8. Pollination

    do big race boats depreciate?

    There are some great buys out there for the Yachting Addicted. It does not matter what anyone else thinks, It is the joy and rush of owning a nice Yacht and Driving her to the limit while racing or just out for a nice powerful daysail/practice. Those were the days my friend...
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    do big race boats depreciate?

    Everyone knows the purchase price of the yacht is the cheapest part of the process.
  10. Pollination

    Break-up Value (Melges 40)

    Donate ...or fix it..many can fix things that the team claims will cost 100K...for a fraction if they are handy. Make it a garage rocket and go have some fun.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Invited....what?...I do the inviting...aerosol. Last I checked Michigan and the Midwest is all "in the Covid" RED zone....great job ...there will be wind and water next year.
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    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    Social Distancing and the Stay at Home orders Work. Masks Work. Impatience and Selfish Behavior does not, for the people around you. Might work for you, not them. When Sailing, the upwind Bowman, oops I mean crewmember in charge of the Bow... is safe, If (it) is on the first in the fleet boat and the entire race is upwind. Be careful what you wish for SA, you may become the new USSA. 1st All YC's have to defund the RC.
  13. Pollination

    what is it?

    Would like to see it all rigged up and sailing...
  14. Pollination

    Who would not like to travel like Greta?

    What is her yacht's carbon footprint? Or whoever bought her the yacht....the foul weather gear is manufactured with slave labor in China BTW.
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    Help me out with some MORC History

    Call around to the boatyards...I am sure there are abandon boats all over the place that would meet your needs.