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  1. Vin

    Team NYYC

    Are we dialing back the photoshopped, these guys have no clue statements yet??
  2. Vin

    yellow coating on gelcoat - how to clean?

    +1 on toilet bowl cleaner. Sponge it on and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse well.
  3. That commentary was absolutely legendary!
  4. Vin

    Hacking raceQs

    Used to happen with Strava all the time. You can manipulate the gps file to make you look like you went faster. Try a google search. Should be a lot of info out there.
  5. Vin

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    Why would I do that and have the fallacy of my sailing abilities exposed by one-design racing? If I wanted to do that I would go buy a laser... Who knows...stranger things have happened. Although if a Jboat was on tap it would be a 111 no questions asked.
  6. Vin

    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    About the same on the 29 when we had it. Sail for Hope 2002 (our first race with the new boat) with the Dirty Harry crew and John Lavin trimming main. We would get the 33 into the 13 - 14 range when the wind went north of 25 but never more. Can't get the Summit 35 past 14 (yet). Funny...nothing touches the sustained 17s we had on our Express 27. Still the easiest, smoothest ride downwind on a boat...
  7. Vin

    Port Tacking the Feet.

    Port tack rudder rule FTW.
  8. Vin

    J/29 Cascading Backstay

    What Squalamax said. Also consider a hydraulic system...seriously not a bad option if you are not racing one design.
  9. Vin


    The coverage continues to be amazing. So much so that the kids watch the early morning racing before they headed out to Jr sailing for the day. This is the second year that they have done that (proud dad). Keep it up... More Genny with better audio!!
  10. Vin

    video evidence

    Couple of things... The boat is very sharp. They did a fantastic job with her and the set-up looks super clean and incredibly well thought out. At that point in the race they were in the middle of a 6 mile reach from NEB to FT Adams and it was getting light and shifty (we were in another class not far behind). Also, most boats in the PHRF 1 and 2 classes ran smack into a 100 degree shift after getting under the Newport bridge and lost whatever time they had on boats ahead. I would not judge the boat by that result at all.
  11. Vin

    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Alright geniuses...I want some prognostications. I am moving my sled to Newport this evening for some spring festivities. Of course, not going to miss a chance to see the home team bring it in. When do you think V11 gets to Castle Hill?
  12. Vin

    thank you

    I’m not sure if I am proud to say that I have been here since day 1 or what!!! But it has been a great website and I have met some really great people during the past 19 years. Thanks Scot. And yes, that front page post is soft as David Price.
  13. Vin

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    And trying to corrupt our precious bodily fluids!!
  14. Vin

    Stupid Airports

    Seriously I can't believe anyone has not mentioned Newark. I have absolutely NOTHING good to say about that god forsaken place. I have NEVER gone through that place without some type of delay, gate change, missed gate change, stop for Beduins crossing goats across a taxi way, crash involving a golf cart, etc... Really, talk about an inefficient place. Don't get me started with UAL's regional service.
  15. Vin

    Jesus Christ Superstar

    BTW that was a great production. The only thing that took away from it was the paid / industry muppets that occupy the front few rows of the TV productions (not the players).