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  1. Looper

    Absolutely positively ILCA

    https://pbsail.org/regatta/szuMHTcNg5 https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/21473
  2. Almost certainly won't turtle...
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    Retro Boat - Olson 30?

    There's nothing more retro than some old MORC production boats. I put in a vote for another one of those. The Santana 3030 was good but bring on the Lindenberg 26, Olsen 911, Merit 25, Soverel 26, Wavelength 24, S2 9.1, or with bias, the S2 7.9.
  4. Looper

    what is it?

    Probably one of these: http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/Quarter Tonner/Quarter Liste.htm
  5. Looper

    Sunfish Racing/Laser Racing

    I've got you beat by a few many lbs and I do just fine in the boat. Go with whatever has the biggest fleet in your area. The best sailors in the world are in the Laser fleet and you will never stop learning or getting better. That said, if you decide on the Laser fleet and you've not sailed dinghies much, I wouldn't worry about your weight for at least 4-5 years as it will take that long to work your way up to the the front of the fleet.
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    Bring on the Squeaky adventure!
  7. I'll throw in a vote for the 7.9. At 25'11", it's about maxed out your size range. Singlehanding is a breeze with a tillerpilot and you will be surprised by the amount of space down below for a trailer sailor in that size range. *Biased opinion.
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    Soverel 27

    Why not just get an inboard 7.9? Seems you might have some extra spare bits laying around if your other one was a "write-off". There are two for sale on the 7.9 class site with inboards at this very moment.
  9. Looper

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    I am. Best Dollar a month I've ever spent. PM me if you want more info. From today:
  10. Looper

    Craigslist Finds

    I have a butterfly in Chicago free to a good home. Complete boat but needs pressure washing. PM for details
  11. Looper

    Insurance query - how is write-off treated?

    As the trailer is undamaged and titled/insured separately ask the insurance company what their plan is to get their totaled boat off your trailer. It's possible that will push them to sell it back to you for a very fair price.
  12. Looper

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    More from this mostly mundane saga....
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    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    From their Patreon page... Plot thickens - looks like Squeaky is out of the picture.. (Yes, I was compelled to find out more and now donate $1 a month).
  14. Looper

    Shallow bilge and cleaning

    In hindsight i should have uncovered my 7.9 this spring while we still had COVID closures, but i didn't. As a result of the excess moisture the entire boat on the inside was entirely covered in mold. the boat's interior and headliner are lined with indoor/outdoor carpet. This was a big job. Ventilate and wear a mask for what i'm going to tell you... I bought a new tank sprayer (like the ones used for weed control in yards and filled it with undiluted vinegar first and literally hosed down the entire boat. From what i read the acid in the vinegar kills off the spores and prevents the mold from spreading. Step 2 was to take the same sprayer and dilute a 4:1 water bleach mixture (make sure you take out any upholstery to do this part). Did the same, sprayed down the entire boat, but avoided places i was concerned the bleach might do damage. It's remarkable how the bleach just makes the black vanish at this point. The final step was purchasing one of those Bissell hand steam cleaners for cleaning furniture and cleaning all the carpet surfaces. Needless to say, for a 40 year old boat it looks almost new. I'm pretty religious with a de-hu in the summer, but so far over a month in not a single spore has returned and the typical musty boat smell it used to have is completely gone.
  15. Looper

    J/35 - Best offshore racer of it's time?

    Middle, your thread topics make me shake my head. That said, the Thomas 35 was another "level 35" boat that was a J35 v2.0. I like it better.