Spar Wars

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About Spar Wars

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  • Birthday 02/23/1950

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    Lake Charlevoix, Boyne City, Michigan
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    Racing, Racing, Racing<br /><br />Olson 30

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    Download the Beta. Then scratch off the above that is not missing now.
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    Did my Beta upgrade. it added display functions of head/lift and more. I can't test on the water as we are near ice conditions til late April. Rats!
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    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    Order the Vakaros from Melges via their Black Friday sale November 30th. Received on December 4th. Very happy!! Thanks Santa
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    Bought one from Melges on Black Friday weekend. Got it yesterday, 3 days. From what I see, it is great. Pitch/Heel/timer/compass/COG/DTL/SpeedOG- Avg, Actual, Max/GMT. I had a Prostart on my last 3 boats. The Prostart was okay, but we know it was slow, questionable in accuracy. You could MAKE it work. Hated batteries. This unit is the next step. And yes, I want to see the additional widgets, downloads, etc. Now I just have to look at it until Spring.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Contention 33 IOR 3/4 ton 1976 Peterson Design Built by Southern Ocean
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Forgot: Doug Peterson design
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Contention 33 built in England..1976 3/4 tonner. Pretty fast upwind. Downwind..thank GOD for the huge rudder! Former Patriot of SW Michigan. Became American Blue in Harbor Springs. I bought it in 1989 and changed the name to the first Spar Wars. I think it is in South Haven now.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    1976 Contention 33 3/4ton..Originally "Patriot". Peterson design. This picture is while it was mine: Spar Wars I on Lake Charlevoix. Boat had some good race history around Block Island. Other names: American Blue Second picture @ Ugotta Regatta in Harbor Springs. 1992? Boat loved waves...but a handful downwind...the IOR death rolls! My Olson 30 is much more fun! Saw a sistership in Portugal a couple of years ago. Now that is a tight ass!