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About USA190520

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  1. USA190520


    That only pertains to women who sail with all female crew. Since Aly’s team is coed, she’s scored in the open rankings.
  2. USA190520

    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    I give mine to homeless people- they get a new hat and the parody is priceless... win win
  3. USA190520


    Princeton headlamp with 3 leds, white(never used) red and ultra violet buschnell tracker flashlight with same configuration ultra violet looks white at night and doesn’t impede night vision like white- both setups kick ass and have been in my kit for years
  4. Hi USA190520

    I see you posted previously on stuck spinnaker pole .. in your reply you mentioned bearings....

    where are the bearings attached to the inner pole... I posted a picture of the bushing of the inner pole ... on the Sporting Forum..  any thoughts would be appreciated...




    1. gjbike


      If I did it was in error. There is only that black bushing. Typhoon Harry had same issue and he received a replacement bushing form Fareast that was smaller. I simply ground my down- first with heavy duty metal grinder using very course abrasive sanding wheel then with my rotary sander using 40-80-120 grit to smooth it out. You can pull back and forth on the retrieval line to see if it is free. 

  5. USA190520

    j70 reverse roller furler rotation help...

    It’s easy- pull out all the furler line and recharge it in the other direction- the fairlead is in the center of the unit, it can go both ways-
  6. USA190520

    How do you define bad crew?

    Uses Batman as an avatar
  7. USA190520

    What boat does it belong to?

    Zenji’s main mast v1’s have a pin that’s about as thick as my forearm with ss rod that’s about 1 1/2” thick... The fork at the base of the stays is about the size of my thigh... everything is Jurassic sized... I’m sure M5 has even bigger hardware.
  8. USA190520

    How bad are oversized hanks?

    I just did the npt to Bermuda with piston hanks and they were slightly oversized- I was grateful.. the wichard hanks can be a bitch with kite sheets, have a sailmaker sew a flap over the bottom 4 or 5 and it’ll eliminate most of the issue- most importantly make sure the tack setback matches the distance of the hanks off headstay..
  9. USA190520

    Jib/genoa sheet problems

    Cow hitch is cheap easy and I’ve never seen one slip... not on a small boat like the one you mention.. a buntline hitch can also be used to tie each end to the clew. You can do a myriad of different things but the most simple and effective would be the cow hitch.
  10. USA190520


    Why did the partially blind man fall into a well? he didn’t see that well
  11. USA190520

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    all my comments were deleted in minutes- I asked if the media reported your own words, then who’s lying, you or the media?
  12. USA190520

    Radio controlled sailing

    My buddy and had a thing- if I fouled him- he punched me and vise versa- it was hilarious- one good thump to the arm and it was over- because, as you said, they’re toys and it’s for fun- other penalties included drinks, bottles of rum, dinners, etc... we still laugh about it years afterwards....
  13. USA190520

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Its been declawed
  14. USA190520

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    The oatmeal boiled over
  15. USA190520

    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    When all of a sudden they heard a great clatter