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  1. Non-Skid

    It dried for a week before being used. A buddy who has it on his soling recommended it. It's nice on the keelboat but couldn't take the abuse it gets on the 505.
  2. 505 7772 - Upgrade & Refit

    I believe double poles are a must. I've had people out who have never been on a sailboat and used the spinnaker in 15+kts. "Here pull that red line till you can't pull anymore" Pole is set. It's great racing but also when I'm just messing around single handed. On my old boat (8351) I just took the aluminum pole from my new boat (8822) to make a double pole system. Works just as well as the carbon poles on 8822 but not as sexy. I was 7.5 Kilo's over at the Worlds but I'm carrying 15k in corrector weights. Since the boat hadn't been dry for 2 weeks I couldn't take the lead out and get a new cert. That's coming. I have lots of G10 backing hardware that wasn't there when I got the boat.
  3. Countdown to an RS700

    You may have to get on the wire to be able to steer down. Once you start rounding up with heel it's pretty much over. My hat's off to you guys who are teaching yourself to sail on HP monohulls.
  4. Non-Skid

    What kind of boat? I found Kiwi Grip lasted about a day before wearing off on the rails of my 505.
  5. moving up from a 420

    505 hands down. It's so tunable it can be handled by crews of varying weights. Just had the worlds in Annapolis. There were several crews your size or smaller. 420 sailors Kaila Phrang and Anna Patterson, a college Freshman and Sophmore, I'm guessing come inwell under 230# started sailing 50's a couple of years ago. They finished every race and kept the stick in the air which lots of heavier teams didn't. Get in touch with them and see what they think.
  6. Life Vests?

    Actually this one:https://www.spinlock.co.uk/en/categories/wing-and-foil-pfds/product_groups/pfds
  7. Life Vests?

    I'm getting one of these. A friend just bought a Musto Skiff and got this with it.https://www.spinlock.co.uk/en/categories/wing-and-foil-pfds/product_groups/bar-t2-jacket
  8. Craigslist Finds

    Not a Cape Cod Mercury for sure.
  9. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    we had 20 boats out on 2/19 and 12 on 3/5. Thistles, Flying Scotts Wayfarers, Jet 14, 505, 420's, lasers and an RS Aero.
  10. The only one I ever aw was a northfix. Had it on my 470, worked great. 2quick pulls and the kite was up.
  11. What is your favourite knot?

    Stunsail tack bend- same as the buntline hitch shown in the video. I use it all the time.
  12. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    14 boats out Sunday. 505's, Flying Scotts, RS Aero,Jet14, Lasers and Wayfarers. We have rotating RC and everyone records times and wind readings then sends them to our scorer. Nothing's perfect but we get boats on the water, everyone competes intensely and it works.
  13. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    In our club we use anemometers to measure and record the wind for all races. We use wind dependent numbers and things work out ok. We recently adjusted the numbers we made up for the RS Aero based on results and the particular sailor's past performance in an established class. I have yet to see any handicap system where everyone is happy but it beats the hell out of sailing alone. Jimmy mentioned that the handicap fleet had diminished in the Governor's Cup Regatta which is true but alot of that is because we lowered the number of boats needed to make a one design fleet from 5 to 3. We have lots of data to send to US Sailing but where's the Portsmouth Committee? As far as I've been able to tell there's no one to send it to and no one cares. I'd love to see an active Portsmouth Committee and would participate if we can get some interest.
  14. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    In our club, The Carolina Sailing Club, the vast majority of our members are US Sailing members and travel to many regattas. Our Winter series, which is Portsmouth, Starts Sunday. We often get upwards of 20 boats competing. As mentioned earlier we started having all boats compete Portsmouth as one design during our Championship Series and it has definitely increased participation.