Essex

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  1. Essex

    New sailor question

    Won't he be a little dissapointed when the boat is not the size of WOXI or an IMOCA
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    Sydney to Hobart 2020

    But if no WOXI, will it still be on channel 7 ? What will they show, old clips ??
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    So, I bought a boat

    So how do you deal with the triatic stay when doing this easy mast lowering ??
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    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.
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    Expensive El Toro

    This just listed on "Bring a Trailer", $2500+ seems kinda steep for an old El Toro. Are they collectible now ??
  6. Why did the PHRF board decide they should contact the race organizers ?
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    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.
  8. 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 ?
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    Mast Climber

    How about something with a 200lb counterweight ? Host that up first using a winch, then you go up while it comes down.
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

    Ah right thanks, I'd forgotten about articulating poles.
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    Aussie/Kiwi ocean and club racers

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

    Tropical Storm Isaias

    A little electrical fun early afternoon here in NJ.
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    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.
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    Video editing & "quick cuts"

  15. Essex

    Best 30 foot racer?

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

    Best Tow Vehicle For US1

    One from local golf club ....
  17. Essex

    Looking for boat

    Skud 18 Comes with a chair
  18. Essex

    Break-up Value (Melges 40)

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

    Revitalize worn ropes/sheets?

    Nice vid BTW
  20. Here we go https://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/opinion/20200719/mullane-in-bristol-setting-plans-to-sail-world-alone Might even have to pay the man a visit and take a closer look.
  21. Is collegiate bass fishing safe ? I do like to catch that on espn now and then.
  22. Is this another "front fell off" ??
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    Windward Passage

    Nice history, thanks. Found this while googling (back when the NY Times occasionally covered a little yacht racing and the SORC was a big deal) https://www.nytimes.com/1973/02/28/archives/blackfin-first-across-the-line-equation-is-next-to-finish-in.html
  24. Thread / race had me forgetting all about covid. There I was checking tide windows to enter / leave Les sables and missed the obvious.
  25. Ok I didn't mean actual, but modelled windspeed will do.