JoeO

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  1. Probably, somewhere thereabouts, I don't specifically remember. Figured you were on the 43 at that time. Probably in our section, no? (and therefor kicking our butts until the bridge magic...)
  2. Ummm... ahhh... yeah, speaking of that race...we, not having had a particularyly good early part of the race, lying deep in our class, noticed this south-side parking lot from a few miles away and managed to scoot past y'all by pointing the boat into the puffs we saw in front of us... finished first in class elapsed, corrected to 4th I think... which was good.. owner said if we would have ended up with a podium finish after our early race debacle, he'd have been too embarassed to attend the awards!
  3. JoeO

    afternoon sail

    Yes... I'm thinking of some emergency when you need to drop sail, and the furler drum is screwed up... next step is dump the halyards. And you may want it to come down fast. So having the halyard all nicely coiled and tied up like that could be precious seconds, and may even lead to a tangle on the way down. If you had a line bag nearby that you could just flake it into, that would be better. As far as being slow to com down the foil, that's potentially another issue you should look into. I guess I've been wearing my "safety hat" lately...
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    afternoon sail

    That blue line that is coiled up, served, knotted, and looped over a winch isn't attached to something that you might need to lower in a hurry, is it? I know, I know, you've got a furler... and furlers never jam...
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    Gear to aid a aging sailor

    For my particular situation, staying on the boat is priority #1, so PFD w/integral harness... and staying clipped in would be my MO. Unless in the harbor itself, if I fell in even with PFD (auto or manual) I can't count on someone coming to pick me up. My situation is, as Lioness expressed, "singlehanded (or only competent sailor)" during day sails. As others have stated, for SH offshore, a number of other considerations come into play (personal EPIRB/PLB, autopilot shut off, etc.). Having an "easy -release" line for the boarding ladder also a good idea, even if the ladder is basically reachable (lowest "rung") from the water. Using a Tylsaka or similar with a "remote release" line run through the trigger aperture (like used to be done to blow afterguy shackles on big boats in the old days) might be the way to rig the baording ladder quick release. Thanks for the responses.
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    Gear to aid a aging sailor

    As a side topic... a number of you have alluded to singlehanding (or preparing to do so in the future) due to lack of crew or other circumstances... I'm curious as to what safety paradigm you are adopting vis-a-vis MOB (of yourself!)... regular/religious wear of PFD/harness combo and clipped in to jackline, or just wear a PFD, or just a harness (clipped to jacklines or whatever is handy) , or nothing unelss bad weather or ? And if on autopilot and not clipped in, what is your mechanism for not having the boat sail away from you?
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    If it's still as light around there as I remember it, the S38 will struggle a bit - they are better in moderate/heavy air. I'm biased... but how about a F40? Masthead kites in the light stuff keep them PHRF-competitive. There are some available at the same price points and not all have been ridden hard/put away wet. BTW - the old ad is till on the FYS site, under the "Brokerage" tab, best speak to them: https://www.farryachtsales.com/sales/boat/1989-custom-built-tripp-38-holby-marine
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    Yeah we raced first against the Taylor 40 then the Farr 36. But I left the area before we had raced against Meridian much. No doubt the Tripp 38 was a great step up from the 33 as far as quality and to me is a more atractive boat.
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    Yes, with Sanford (Kahuna). I think I was the token yankee.
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    It's clearly a good boat and you've maintained her well, and competitively - I know somewhat of the area, having sailed out of HYC when I lived in the area 2001-2006 (I think back then you had the Tripp 33?). Anyhow, it's a matter of finding the right buyer - for some guy/gal it is the "right" boat at an OK price... it will come down to how long it takes to find that buyer, vs how soon you really want to be done with it. As the price goes down, the boat becomes more attractive to a wider pool of buyers, obviously.
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    Hence "comps" in quotes... it's never apples-apples, you have to make some mental adjustments for thing like that. As F. Zappa, would say - this is the crux of the biscuit. It's not enough to just look at "comps", but one needs to look at what is the competition in the marketplace. Sprit boats w/swept-back rigs, RF jibs, requiring fewer crew... OD classes with locally better competition... this boat is looking for someone who wants a big-ish PHRF baot to race in a mixed-fleet, and (hopefully) understands that they will have higher operating costs at the very least due to sail wardrobe requiremnets, than say an owner of a J105. Also needs a buyer who is not daunted by the prospect of finding 9-10 crew on a regular basis. That is becoming a smaller and smaller niche in the buyer population, methinks.
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    See if there is some way they (FYS or their web hosts) can have it not show up (or as prominently)? Not sure if thst is possible (edit web page out metadata, etc?), but it confuses buyers if they do a search and they see it listed in different places at different asks.
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    Look at comps (as much as they can be "comps") : https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/84127 https://boats.waa2.com/detail?id=fe949d99e399613c18e49c83fea5db65&q=tripp 40 https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1991/tripp-36-3752524/ https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/74032 https://www.sailboatlistings.com/view/77092 I'd say based on these "comps", your ask is a bit high. I'd suggest upper 30's if you're serious about a quick sale. And "I am not a broker", nor do I play one on TV.... but I used to be a (part-time) race boat broker in the late 90s, and this was one way to see if prices were in the ball park (and of course, we had access to actual "sold" values, not just "asks"). And is it now listed with Bill or is this an old ad? (I don't think it's doing you any good for this probably old listing to be still on the web, esp w/ask of 55k$) : https://www.farryachtsales.com/sales/boat/1989-custom-built-tripp-38-holby-marine
  14. JoeO

    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    Yes, but I didn't inhale...er, I mean only worn while mowing the lawn. Or ice-fishing, yeah, that's it.
  15. JoeO

    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    This is an example of behaviors not matched to the goals, compounded by a failure to objectively assess performance against the goals. We've all met the posers, dressed out of he pages of an old Team 1 Newport catalog, loud of mouth, short of knowledge, bereft of humility. I just smile, nod my head at them, and walk on by, carrying my old Line 7 duffel bag, stuffed with dividers, protratctor, hand-bearing compass (analog) , coupla paper charts, waxed twine, spare hydraulic oil...