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  1. Looking for ideas for a YC mast crane

    I think we are talking about masts in the J24 range here, not 50-60's here. This computer does not want to post pics, but a wood telephone pole that has been there for years I think proves the concept. We're only talking a 100lbs. or so to hoist.
  2. Which Team can beat OR-USA

    My money would be on BAR or ETNZ. BAR because of BA and they appear to have it together, ETNA because they are creative, figuring out the foiling last time way ahead of the others. OR caught-up due to LE's bucks to throw at it with RC & JS going to school on it at the last minute, just short of too late.
  3. collaboration vs isolation

    DC stayed away from Perth in '87 and that seemed to have worked-out OK.
  4. Ehman v Coutts

    dogwatch - if someone with the dough who does not like what is happening with the Cup, like LE did not like EB's vision, they could do the same with TE leading the way.
  5. Looking for ideas for a YC mast crane

    The pole RKoch described has been used for numerous J24, etc. midwinters for years with no issues. I can post a pic later if you like. Just find who has the latest broken mast, ours is off an old Farr 36 upper section. I think the jumpers are still on for support.
  6. ACWS New York - May 6, 7, 8 2016

    The Bro was there yesterday. The boat he liked seeing the most? Velsheda.
  7. Need clarification of Rule 18

    I would take your video to the PRO or other race officer that is not a party to this incident for advice. (not one of his buddies, obviously) If they feel the evidence is conclusive then do one of two things: Have a conversation with the 105 guy. Let him know not to pull this crap again. If you feel strongly then file the Rule 69. You have to let this guy, and others, know that you are not a patsy to be taken advantage of. If he is not accepting then you may want to put it in your pocket and keep it in mind the next time you are near him. There are legal ways on the course to get your point across, but do not let your judgment affect the overall race on a particular day, but if the opportunity comes then strike. I had a guy screw with me a while back, he was in another class in a slightly bigger boat, but kept camping on my wind and generally screwing with me at times on the course. Next race he was back on his boat, which is smaller than the other boat and the boat I was driving, and he had a few 'moments' of bad gas and stuck on a tack where he would want to tack-out, but could not because I was there until I was ready to go. He could have tacked earlier, he could have slowed down but chose not to, and I just took my time when calling for my tack. I am sure it cost him a place or two but he stays away from me now. Oh yeah, learn to communicate and defend your position on the course, you do not have to get into a shouting match, just state your claim and let it go from there. An early call on your part may have headed-off this situation: "I need room, I am inside and on starboard tack, I need room here."
  8. ^^ Ya meet all kinds at Fiddlers, huh?
  9. A front is heading to FLA for New Years...might need one of those.
  10. New EC "monster boat"

    That thing really jumps when the kite starts drawing. Can't wait to see it with a full main on it.
  11. Yet Another Craigslist WTF

    When there is no air, and everybody is stuck to the water, you can look back and see a slight wake coming from the transom. Never have seen another boat do that.
  12. New EC "monster boat"

    ^^ Red Tide....
  13. New EC "monster boat"

    ^^ The big cat is 40', I have sailed on her a few times but no pics. She is not necessarily 'pretty' as R says but goes pretty fast, -100 something rating. Aluminum base mast with a glass tip, soft sails with some interesting concepts added to the main. Big winch for the mainsheet as noted, mostly traveler the main once set, upwind or off, maybe a small adjustment here or there on the sheet. OH let me steer a couple of times pre-race, light and responsive helm. Staying under the boom while skipping over the sheets going across the tramp during tacks is rather interesting.
  14. New EC "monster boat"

    ^^ It was just a passing thought after a few beers, starting with a boat in-hand.