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    what is it?

    Crewed on both the 30 (Phantom) and A number of the 28s, back then. Yes, the 28s are faster, but the 30 was a lot more comfortable on a longer race! Wavelength 30 #10, (formerly Phantom) for sale a few years ago. In need of a severe refit.
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    what is it?

    I have a severe weakness for a dazzle paint job! Stumbling
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    What is this?

    23 foot limit hull length in the Watertribe events. Also, I think all the shallow water filters would nix a fixed keel. (Further review of pix is a centerboard. Still would be too much for 3 max crew limit) It would be an interesting ‘engine of torture’ for the Y2K! (I’m keeping that name for my next boat) Stumbling
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    Craigslist Finds

    You are looking through the cockpit drains! - Stumbling
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    Worst/scariest moment in a dinghy?

    “One a day, in Tampa Bay” - Stumbling
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    Caption Contest

    Inspiration for new thread: 2x4 Anarchy - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It tagged the dock the day before, and poof, it raised an ostrich egg! - Stumbling
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    I had found some pixs from Antigua RW 1986 of the Jack Knife crew preparing to do Lay Day battle. Was going to send copies to Dr. Greenberg but found he had passed away last year. Very nice gentleman. Will post once I scan them. - Stumbling
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    Are all the fastest sails black now?

    Or revive Nuclear sails! I did some googling and I could not even find a picture of the old sails in action. - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It’s not fit to even send a Viking to Valhalla! - Stumbling
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    NKE boat speed set to SOG

    Unless your accent is too far off, which it will refuse to understand. French....
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    Pointing ability of duck punts and similar craft

    Matt’s micro cruisers still use a rudder. If I remember correctly, the boat is configured to have some weather helm, allowing the big rudder to provide part of the lift for pointing, as well as the chine runners and shape of the hull. - Stumbling
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    what is it?

    I am Groote Beer! - Stumbling
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    what is it?

    More effective in Dutch: S.V. Schaatsen Klomp - Stumbling
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    It’s time to release “The Samurai” from down below to initiate the takedown before “The Deity” arrives to finish the job the crew started! - Stumbling
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    SORC - The Glory Years?

    Crew earned money the old fashion way, delivering boats to the next regatta. - Stumbling
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    Planing Back in the Day

    It looks like he had salvaged an etheric rudder from a crashed vessel and modified it to behave as a centerboard, providing the “bite” necessary for sails to work. Unfortunately , the device was not able to be replicated, as 1920s technology could not create a similarity sized device or its power source. - Stumbling
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    Craigslist Boat-Just because you can doesn't mean you should

    A boat for the Bowman that never felt comfortable being aft of max beam! - Stumbling
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    American Dumbass

    Eyes and mind getting wonky. Read that as “circumcising their world” - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    COVID party barge? - Stumbling
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    Irwin 68 Big or Big Pig?

    Anything to improve crew morale... - Stumbling
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    Rig wiggle

    Irrational numbers work for me! - Stumbling
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Cruising Catamaran? That can be added to the sales brochure for most of them! - Stumbling
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    Will Starlink & COVID change the (cruising) world?

    Everything I have read and can infer from the Starlink ground station is that it is a fixed installation and has a relatively substantial console, ie land based installation. SL has not even mentioned a mobile base station, let alone marine. The antenna is a phased array (composed of a number of small antennas) and that takes some computing horsepower to both receive as well as transmit directionally as well as to compensate for a moving platform, ie a boat. It’s a bit harder to shrink down into an Iridium sized package, at the present. - Stumbling
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    ID this high budget abandoned race boat

    Pining for the fjords, or just navigatable water depth? - Stumbling