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About J24TrickBag

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    Houston, TX
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    J/24 racing, Offshore racing
  1. J24TrickBag

    Feedback - VIRTUAL REGATTA, shit rules

    Rules are a little wonky. Sometimes it's better to tack "through" a starboard boat and take the penalty to capture the lift on the other tack. I was penalized pre-start when I was on starboard and a port boat rammed me. I had my view change on me randomly twice today during critical moment, and the first time my boat magically instantly tacked on top of another boat with no input from me... I was clear ahead on port, suddenly I'm teleported onto starboard right on top of his boat and I get a penalty. And I do mean, teleported. Oh, and the difference between steering down one degree and steering down 30 and hitting the mark is about a millisecond of a button press. All that said, I'm having fun! Our local J/24 fleet is going to start running private regattas (although, annoyingly, it looks like that costs real money).
  2. The first stop on the J/24 Texas Circuit was planned for Austin Yacht Club this weekend. *Was*. It has been postponed indefinitely.
  3. J24TrickBag

    Where Didja Get Your Log In Name

    Spent the last two years rebuilding the entire deck and have graduated (if you can call it that) from trimmer to helmsman. Not "my" boat, but I certainly have a claim via sweat equity.
  4. J24TrickBag

    SailGP 2020

    USA can't seem to string two good tacks together... Under-tacking the boat with the ride height too low?
  5. J24TrickBag

    SailGP 2020

    Just turned on day 2 and literally the first words I hear are "alpha male". Seriously, fire this asshole.
  6. J24TrickBag

    I'd like to thank the previous owner for...

    Bingo. I couldn't give a crap about what head types are used (except flat heads), so long as they're all the same (and preferably easy to source spares for- I don't know where I would find Robertson fasteners near me... Maybe Fastenal.).
  7. J24TrickBag

    I'd like to thank the previous owner for...

    This. Also, for using a different random fastener size and head pattern for every single repair including, I shit you not, a flat head machine screw he/she turned into a "Philips head" using a Dremel. Just rebuilt the deck and there are now only three different size fasteners, and all screws are Philips head. I don't want the next skipper coming to murder me in my sleep.
  8. J24TrickBag

    R2AK 2020

    Anyone know if anyone has attempted to rig up a pedal drive to an existing inboard prop and transmission, say, to a sail drive system? Looking ahead to 2021 at a couple of boats that would need to have their diesel stripped out.
  9. J24TrickBag

    Does your dinghy have a name?

    Bought a Force 5 this summer. Naming it Holy Hand Grenade- a) because it's bright yellow and b) because I've never raced a dinghy before. I expect to be causing havoc with it this season
  10. J24TrickBag

    North American Mini Fleet

    Does anyone have contact info for Sam Ausmus? Eko has been sitting in a yard down the street from my marina for a couple of years and I'm hoping he could be persuaded to part with it. Found him on Facebook but I don't think he ever checks messages.