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  1. Virtual Mizzen. 

    "Anybody seen my Mizzen Mast ? " " It's Mizzen. " - Rowlf the dog, from The Muppets
  2. Don't leave Hawaii

    Still green, but in VERY good condition - recent full re-do by very skilled team, bottom taken down to gel-coat, keel re-faired, bulkheads replaced, the really nice NKE instrument package, some new sails - somebody will get a very nice boat when this sells.
  3. Don't leave Hawaii

    Meanwhile, some GREAT friends of mine, (and of many other Hawaii sailors) - have decided to move their young family away from Oahu, for career and other reasons - and I will miss the "86'ed" crew very much, but wish them well in new adventures.
  4. Don't leave Hawaii

    You CAN get lucky this time of year and find a slot between systems and get a boost back to the coast - and just as equally, you could get mercilessly pounded approaching the coast. Don't know the skipper, was told of the trip by a dockside source that said they were casting about for crew - those sure are nice boats.
  5. Grey / Gray Dacron?...full Battens?

    You DO know that those luff-parallel battens are in that orientation soley for roller-furling, right ? They don't impart shape for beans. This is not new.
  6. Coolboats to admire

    Here's one I kinda liked and couldn't identify - I suppose I just like this scale/size boat.
  7. Norseman 447 vs pearson 422

    There is at least one of them here, to be sure - I'll check if it's on the block.
  8. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    Or, you know - put some clips on the rear hatches and learn how to sail
  9. Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    Nothing like being inches from the water when somebody big pops up. Big sea turtles have startled the hell out of me sailing dinghies out here, not to mention whale season or the taxman.
  10. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    Oh yeah, and - one of the nicest guys I know has the only one on 'his' lake up in the Great White North. Performance cruises it with his buddies in a mixed fleet and goes overnighting with the missus a couple times a summer - he just loves it the way it is - simple and cheap.
  11. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    This. We once had a great (for here anyway - our fleets are small) One Design class - lots of boats at events all year long with a great mix of course and distance races (the Lahaina return the longest at 75 downwind miles) but they are all gone but a few that still sail(very well) in phrf over in Kaneohe. Where they all managed to get off to I couldn't say, but the two-dozen or so were picked off one at a time by fate and finances after much of the fun went out of the class. But the boats themselves, well you can't blame hyper-competitive / protest obsessed programs on the BOAT... As they can be found cheaply and DO sail pretty well (in a fashion limited to their era) and can be re-purposed. The question is: Go daysailer ( remove lifelines ) or not, (depends on your local conditions, but I'd leave 'em most places) and whether to take the Next Step and go the IC route - which is pretty big investment of effort that might be better-spent elsewhere - that one is hard to say. One thing for sure, there should be plenty of them around to harvest, they sure made a lot of them.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    What Longy & LB said - Good grief, but I've seen that a lot over the years out here. Guy goes out on a big day, get's overpowered and something rattles him and it's all-on: Everything visible needs to be Massive (except some critical link somewhere) and no amount of reasoning about the actual tensile strengths, or weight aloft, or anything will suffice. "Just make it bigger. Then drill a bigger whole...." What I just can't countenance is this theory that somehow the skipper is enough of a gearhead to go endurance roadracing but cannot fathom how a stout one-spreader masthead rig works. I mean, it's pretty goddam basic.
  13. Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    See, here in Hawaii you stay clear of the outrigger canoes because they are like 45-foot long heavy fiberglass telephone poles with pointy ends filled with folks that wouldn't mind getting into one beef, bra.
  14. RIP Bruce Brown

    On Any Sunday was my youthful revelation - "You mean, I can go ride motorcycles instead of going to mass? "
  15. EL FARO sinking, NTSB animation

    Brutal truth of the recorded sequence of events. The whole time you listen you're saying: "No, No! Don't DO that ! " So many errors - It's like reading Black Hawk Down the first time.