trimfast

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  1. trimfast

    Radio controlled sailing

    Step 3, buy the Dragonflite 95 once you realize how fun the 65 is.
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    15 minutes of fame

    The J125 with today's prices being $1 Million was an interesting conversation. Hell, I would just like an updated J90.
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    C&C 30OD values today

    Didn't the demo boat have a rudder issue. I thought they mentioned that on the test sail we had.
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    C&C 30OD values today

    If I were in the market, I would look at two boats in Annapolis. 1. Short Bus. 2. Problem Child the BC27 Custom. The Hendo is a great light air boat, and a rocket downwind in breeze as everyone knows. WIth the Bay being light air often, it would work, and I think far more so than the C&C as they are sticky in the light IMHO. The Hendo would be relegated to A0/A1 and as this class is dwindling, would have a hard time beating the 111s, and IMX40, etc. Also, you need a full crew of 9 in breeze. Alternatively, Problem Child excels in the Bay conditions as well, and fits solidly in A2 where are there are more boats to play with. 3-5 to crew is a nice sweet spot. Problem Child's downfall being, it is gold and many do not like the color, and it most likely needs a full suite of new sails as I do not believe they have been replaced.
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    C&C 30OD values today

    The Hendo Short Bus in Solomons has been updated nonstop since purchase. If I had cash, that is the one I would buy. I don't think you would have to worry about much with it.
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    C&C 30OD values today

    Sails are from original purchase it seems. What's more fun is Enema Encore wants $135k and "the name is not transferrable" so pay someone to remove the name after purchase. Oh and their sales aren't North or Quantum which in some eyes could be worth less. With the number of Hendos for sale, and being confined to PHRF, I'd buy one of those for $35k.
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    C&C 30OD values today

    He may have modified the 30, but it didn't clean house. The non mod 30 beat him in WNR 2 series.
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    Farr 30 revisited

    Am I the only one that doesn't understand why they are making a push for Double Handed Racing as a way to increase participation? Literally Ken Read talked about this portion for 30 mins a few months back. So lets increase participation by spending $150k on a boat designed for two people. Maybe I am missing something, but this just smells fishy.
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    Taylor 40 ML Meridian

    Didn't they run into something pretty hard with it a few years ago?
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    Taylor 40 ML Meridian

    Yup, rode hard, put away wet, beer cans down below, and no budget for upkeep. Then sold pennies on the dollar.
  11. I had an opportunity to hear Ken Read talk last week regarding how to increase participation in sailing. While some of his points were absolutely fucking stupid, including but not limited to adding more color to the fleets by mandating spinnakers other than white (such as the IC37s in Newport have), or having boats painted instead of white (sure let me pull out my wallet to increase participation), or a whole 30 minute bullet point about the new double handed offshore Olympic campaign pitch (yea not sure how that figures into increasing participation either), the biggest thing I took away was the things I heard from RC and PROs. First and foremost, the RC is on their high horse and are unwilling to change. It was amazing listening to the RC people at the other table around me. Some of his points were to alert sailors to postponements before leaving the dock, or have RC look at the weather the night before so people spent less time waiting for racing, rather than being at home or doing other things before or after. RC people just complained how it is so hard to organize and how it wasn't feasible. Secondly, as they do in Newport, they race in from the ocean course during the last race. Well, that caused another gripe since there are people that do not sail out of the main finish location, therefore we cannot due it. He also said have races out to the course rather than a motor. Again, same gripe as the previous sentence. He also said start races when they may not be perfect conditions or course. As everyone has said above, they were bitching about that too saying people would complain. Granted, I am sure they are right because people do bitch about everything. however, I am sick and tired of seeing RC do absolutely stupid things. It always used to be set the start line of the largest fleet. These days, they are literally starting the first two fleets, and then adjusting the start line causing more wasted time between the fleets. While I don't take for granted RC and the PRO being out there so I can enjoy the sport I want to spend time on, what I cannot stand is all this nonsense. There is a reason no one wants to do RC, because even if they did lend a hand, they would be hamstrung by the old curmudgeons who do not want to change. The old adage of my way or the highway is certainly plentiful with these committees. In closing, for the life of me, I cannot figure out these people as they are always the ones telling me how great sailing was in the 80s and how big the parties were. Yet, as they have gotten older, and into the age, they are the ones ruining things. Goes to say this happens outside of sailing as well, but fuck those millennials am I right?
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    Seeking j105 kite

    How used, and what dollar value are you looking for?
  13. I race/boat to escape all the bullshit on the shore. What I cannot stand currently on the course are those assclowns using Trump flags as battle flags. Or those powerboaters with no brain cells flying them from their outriggers. Just as bad as people with bumper stickers on their cars. Then again, it does allow me to know who is a fucking idiot these days.
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    “ Down Below “ Sailing Yacht

    I don't know about you all, but even being paid, I could not act like those jackasses do. Really are some trashy people in the world.
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    ORC vs PHRF, how do they compare?

    It will be an interesting year in PHRF in Annapolis. It is more than likely the 35 fleet will not get a OD start for events due to some bad blood with ghost boats signed up last year trying to keep a fleet. If that happens, you might see the 35 struggling in PHRF A2. As it already was over the past decade, when the 35s went to PHRF events, they did not do well. Maybe ORC will be a difference maker, but yet to be determined.
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    ORC vs PHRF, how do they compare?

    It will be interesting to see how the results are changed. For instance. Xiberger the Cape Fear 38 with a rating of 72 has been very hard to beat over the years in PHRF which made us wonder if 69 should be the true rating.
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    Screwpile Back for 2020

    Like every race, some years are better than others with the conditions. My suggestion would be to have early Friday starting times of 10am, and no more 5pm or later. Everything else other than the bar closing time doesn't need to change. Most people are already taking off Friday to do the evening race, so that complaint is null and void. If you are really worried about the bar, Cooks is up the street and you can buy 30 racks and have a blast on the river front. In fact, St. Mary's should also hold a FJ regatta on Friday evening. That would be a fun addition. Housing could open Friday evening if racers get in, the costs shouldn't need to change for that.
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    Screwpile Back for 2020

    That's not SMSA, try St. Mary's directly.
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    Comanche sold again?

    Russian owner of Leopard?
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    j105 class health?

    so tell us your feelings about real estate agents
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    Screwpile Back for 2020

    This is what happens when people do not work together. You are correct! Lack of participation not only is due to outside forces, but also due to forces as you mention. We must do better, or my kids will not be able to race like we have been able to. As it is, all those stories of the days of past are no longer true now.
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    Screwpile Back for 2020

    I will pack my straw.
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    Screwpile Back for 2020

    But the pools will be closed! Probably for the best. Didn’t ever sit in that sailor testicle tea anyway.
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    too much time spent below for a race boat

    The boat, I assumed the hottie was doing well considering she was probably hanging with Grundy's son.
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    too much time spent below for a race boat

    To be far, I didn't see her do all that well outside of the bay either.