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  1. 5 hours ago, NaptimeAgain said:

    Per the news story the organizers complained the city met with them only twice.  Personally I'm not seeing 2 meetings as a deficient engagement, especially when the underlying medical issues are not going to change by talking about them.  While the boats themselves might permit some social isolation, the tents and the shuttle busses really don't seem to support that, based on my own experiences at past shows.  Plus the crowd at the bars would pose additional risks.

    Bars, docks, tents, people traveling from all over. No way to do it currently. Add in the tools that go to the power boat shows and it’s even worse. Just because people are tired of doing the right things, doesn’t mean people should give them the opportunity to do the wrong thing openly.

  2. 7 hours ago, Matagi said:

    Shaw 11 or 12 (Blink)


    Soto 40 also an eligible contender, from the looks, but they are raced as OD, so no idea.



    I looked at the Soto rating while looking at the Ker40 above. It was knocked out of relevance just for ratings to ratings comparison. 

  3. 15 hours ago, weta27 said:

    Seriously, once she is up and running, Defiant looks very  impressive, but I have to say, to my eyes, she sometimes looks slow through transitions and seems slow getting back up on the foils.








    How much of it has to do with they haven't sailed the boat in 5 months?

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  4. Here is the problem. Sailed the CC30 when it first dropped, bow keep dipping and it wanted to trip and the owner felt it right away and said no thanks.  

    Compare the 30 to everything out there before, Henderson 30, Melges 30/32, FT10, etc, and it is overpriced, and rates slower than the same boats that came before, Sure OD cool, but why bother spending the dollars when dollars/fun just wasn't there. That and you had to take the boat everywhere to do OD.

    280 had similar problems. Cool new boat, however, you could just buy a Farr 30 and still have more fun for cheaper.

    That being said, maybe it is a good thing. That so many boats from before their time are still awesome. However, as prices keep going up, and people keep having less dollars to spend, we will continue to see the same trends.

    Just my thoughts, I am often quite wrong in life.

  5. 21 minutes ago, Foolish said:

    Very interesting notes from Tip & Shaft newsletter.  The boats are sooooo fast that they are unlivable. 

    Increasingly uncomfortable un-livable boats

    While the top three clearly earmark themselves as contenders for victory in the Vendée Globe, all our experts question their ability to live long term with the pace, as the new ones set new levels of discomfort but also the older generation with big, new foils, they are infernal in high-speed conditions.
    "There are times when they can't move in the boat at all,” comments Romain Attanasio. “This time they had transitions that allowed them to relax and get out of their seats, but we'll see on the Vendée how they'll do if it lasts several days. That is going to be quite a challenge. This is almost the first time a skipper will have to slow down because he can no longer stand the ‘living’ conditions on board."
    What is not so obvious, according to Didier Ravon: "Four years ago, Armel finally did not foil so much in the South, but now, down there with their big foils, they're not going to be able to retract them (apart from Armel Tripon who has this option on L'Occitane).
    Will the sailors agree to lift their foot off the gas? This will certainly be one of the issues of this Vendée Globe according to Jean-Yves Bernot: "These boats look very demanding: it is clear that when a guy is pushing it or not completely on it is obvious as he quickly loses 3 knots. Knowing how to manage sleep spells so as not to implode en route will become a main topic."
    It is something which concerns Jacques Caraes : "Medically speaking, we can go from bumps and bruising to fractures,  we're going to have to be careful." 

    Sleep with a five point harness and a hans device in a race seat.

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  6. Just now, Liquid said:

    I lived in the region for a few years recently... Having spent the last 20+ years on the west coast, gotta say, the Mexican food on the East Coast of the USA is not great!

    During a happy hour I chatted up a local Annapolis bartender that turned out to be from LA! My first question: Are there any good taquerias near here?  Fuck no, best one's 30+ minutes away and she had spent a few years searching for it...

    There are two really good ones. One used to be a food truck. The other only takes cash. 

    1. El Cabrito

    2. Taqueria Juquilita

  7. 22 minutes ago, Alaris said:

    Second this. Where is the go to rigging shop in Annapolis now? It used to be so easy to just walk in to APS and walk out with *exactly* what you wanted. Plus a significantly lighter wallet, but that’s part of the game. 

    West Marine. Coincidentally this was also the first winter APS didn't have a rigging sale. Is it a connection?

  8. 8 minutes ago, kent_island_sailor said:

    Bullshit. If you can't stay in business selling racing tires, carbs, oil filters, and sparkplugs with the only store on the grounds of Daytona Speedway, you sure as hell aren't going to stay in business selling hats and shirts.

    The more I think about it, and looked at their site to buy something in support, It feels like a bit of a Covid/Hogan cover excuse as the reason. The stock is not there even if they were staying open. No new items, no size runs, etc.  

  9. 2 minutes ago, JimBowie said:

    Come on Scooter an ad!  You think his blow for A4 crew is getting cheaper?

    No reason for an ad. Don't work there. The news is that a store most people have bought something at over the 25+ years is closing. It was a courtesy to let others know they have a sale if you need anything.

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