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  1. I think the Aussies have a few boats left in Kingston that are still for sale
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    Mainsail Luff Track Slide Systems

    The Antal system is good, and I haven't seen or heard of the luff receptacles breaking. 2nd that the Tides is too light. How did yours fail? On larger boats I would always tap a screw into the top of the track to make sure. Seemed to do the trick.
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    Just what I heard from someone supposedly privy to the board discussions, could well be wrong, you know how this game of broken telephone works. And thanks, I didn't think it was quite the stupidest thing ever posted on the internet :-)
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    Wow. @BlatantEcho You don't need new tools. Procedures are already there for college boats (and just about every other boat they build is infused). Cost really isn't that much more. @WestCoast To your more reasonable answer. I agree that it might be far fetched, but stranger things have happened, and as I said above there really isn't an investment needed. I also happen to know the owner of Fareast, and this is not out of character for him. If Sturgis said we are having a problem with dry boats (which they were), this is the kind of stupid solution they would do to keep the business. Fareast has actually cut their workforce and invested in a lot of machinery. I guess demographics are catching up to China. If you get the chance to go back to the factory I would suggest it. They have some really cool toys now. I also know the guys from Sturgis personally which is why I hate to see shit flug at them by people who don't know what the fuck they are talking about. But no doubt regardless of what went down it is still their responsibility, I'm not trying to say it isn't. Just trying to provide an alternate view to the conspiracy theories. Anyways nobody here seems to know what the hell they are talking about before typing it out... why should I be different :-)
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    My understanding of the situation is the Chinese manufacturer changed the process without the builders ok, but that he stepped up and took responsibility. What he asked the class for is since the boats were not faster to allow them to be raced temporarily while he figured out how to replace them. Not being able to pull 50 boats out of his ass. The class said no to this. Now the poo throwing started as he is pissed that he and his customers get fucked when the other guy has been given a pass for years (weather he has or not I don't know, seems like it) Shitty situation all round.
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    This is essentially what I am talking about. "We can't just compare the boat to a specific set of rules, instead the last time we inspected the boats (which is the only time this has happened in even a cursory fashion in over a decade) everyone seemed cool with them. So we will just treat that as out baseline and ignore all the fuckery that has gone on before (a lot)"
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    Fabric for New Jib

    2nd this. In my opinion nothing holds a candle to the Dimension Pro Radial.
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    Illegal C420 at Nationals

    The class has done a really bad job of specifying how the boats are built, the "builders manual" is a joke and goes into absolutely no detail in regards to lamination. As a result the 3 builders build the boat very differently. For example the Zim boats are built with a grid of "stringers" (glass over a half foam tube, like what is used under the foredeck). I would think that would be much more of an advantage then infusing the boat (considering that the boats are the same weight). Having laid my hands on both boats in my opinion the Zim hull is actually stiffer.