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  1. Essex

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Does epoxy lose any weight as it cures ? Just wondering, i mean it certainly kicks off some heat.
  2. Essex

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Guess thinking about foil speed through water....
  3. Essex

    Vendee Globe 2020

    I quite agree, was right with you up until that last word zinger you threw out. That's not how you do it.
  4. Essex

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Interesting variation on the english "i was sick as a dog".
  5. Essex

    Vendee Globe 2020

    Personally i don't have a problem with everyone knowing everything.
  6. Essex

    Old Cordage

    Dock lines meant to be stretchy, not a good home for old sheets and halyards. Same goes for recycling into dog leashes. Oops just saw that about fibreglass....
  7. Essex

    New sailor question

    Won't he be a little dissapointed when the boat is not the size of WOXI or an IMOCA
  8. Essex

    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    But if no WOXI, will it still be on channel 7 ? What will they show, old clips ??
  9. Essex

    So, I bought a boat

    So how do you deal with the triatic stay when doing this easy mast lowering ??
  10. Essex

    WTF did they do to this J/125!?

    Enjoy your new boat sir and do with it what you wish. Too many folks like telling others what to do with their property.
  11. Essex

    Expensive El Toro

    This just listed on "Bring a Trailer", $2500+ seems kinda steep for an old El Toro. Are they collectible now ??
  12. Why did the PHRF board decide they should contact the race organizers ?
  13. Essex

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    "built in the Netherlands and the hull was shipped to New Zealand to be finished" that doesn't sound like great project mgmt but what do I know.
  14. Essex

    Mast Climber

    Buckets, cars, counterweights, all good thinking if only wild ideas to put out there. Now where can we work some bungee, helium balloons and drones into the solution ?
  15. Essex

    Mast Climber

    How about something with a 200lb counterweight ? Host that up first using a winch, then you go up while it comes down.
  16. Essex

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Ah right thanks, I'd forgotten about articulating poles.
  17. Essex

    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    What's the deal with those fixed outrigger style reaching struts up front? Not seen that design before.
  18. Essex

    Tropical Storm Isaias

    A little electrical fun early afternoon here in NJ.
  19. Essex

    Video editing & "quick cuts"

    Well many of us just prefer to abide by the law. If you want to lower speed limits and pass on left laws then get lobbying.
  20. Essex

    Video editing & "quick cuts"

  21. Essex

    Best 30 foot racer?

    How is your annual upkeep, maintenance and sail budget ? Big diff between running M32 vs Olsen 30.
  22. Essex

    Best Tow Vehicle For US1

    One from local golf club ....
  23. Essex

    Looking for boat

    Skud 18 Comes with a chair
  24. Essex

    Break-up Value (Melges 40)

    Comes with a 20ft container, so that could work as my new micro home I guess.
  25. Essex

    Revitalize worn ropes/sheets?

    Nice vid BTW