trimfast

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    What’s next for J?

    Loki, just did the Mac stuff.
  2. Was the grid structure in that modified/custom 105 changed? Or was it originally just the normal 105 hull? What was beefed up when you added the custom carbon mast and deep keel?
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    Team NYYC

    How much of it has to do with they haven't sailed the boat in 5 months?
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    C&C 30 and Farr 280 - What happened

    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.
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    FP - Red Bull

    Who else would love to see Red Bull sponsor one of these new IMOCA boats literally flying. It seems like a perfect sponsorship to me. Anyone else?
  6. Welp, the rumor is finally out. 30% off everything.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Sleep with a five point harness and a hans device in a race seat.
  8. Button yes, but still infuriating that this is sailing race and the wind isn't on by default.
  9. Arkea Paprec has broken the starboard foil at the hull. Returning to port.
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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Arkea Paprec has broken the starboard foil and is returning to port from the race.
  11. Is there a full list of what boat is what? What generation? What the boat was previously? Etc.
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    THE SPORTBOAT CAN BE SUSTAINABLE

    Well to be fair, this design already got built as RAN. It looks like this company just used their drawings.
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    Annapolis Performance Sailing - OFFICIALLY DEAD

    Part of it yes, some of it was still not rented last time I walked past.
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    Annapolis Performance Sailing - OFFICIALLY DEAD

    Fawcetts left because it was rumored to be 22K per month in rent. Obviously Helly Hansen covers that cost on main street with tourists, but a sailing store, no way. Then again, the building which was replaced downtown where Fawcetts was, has sat empty for how many years now?
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    Annapolis Performance Sailing - OFFICIALLY DEAD

    There are two really good ones. One used to be a food truck. The other only takes cash. 1. El Cabrito 2. Taqueria Juquilita
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    Annapolis Performance Sailing - OFFICIALLY DEAD

    West Marine. Coincidentally this was also the first winter APS didn't have a rigging sale. Is it a connection?
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    Annapolis Performance Sailing - OFFICIALLY DEAD

    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.
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    Annapolis Performance Sailing - OFFICIALLY DEAD

    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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    THE IMOCA thread, single/double handed & TOR

    Every time I think about these awesome boats I really do feel like Red Bull missed a sponsorship opportunity. I mean if Red Bull gives you wings, it seems like it would love to be on a flying boat. I know they have sponsored other boats in the past, but these are amazing animals.
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    Radio controlled sailing

    I wound up making my own sails during this pandemic. I traced the stock sails onto the cardboard they ship in between. Then cut the template and traced the template while cutting the sail material. V1 came out pretty well, but not perfect. I am satisfied for the time being, but will work on v2 after I use these for a while. It was certainly more expensive and time consuming than buying them, however, thought it was a pretty cool project. Bought Icarex from a Kite supplier, and then found insignia tape from another company and went at it. While more expensive, I also have more material to make future sets of sails.
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    Radio controlled sailing

    I wouldn't use the mainsail rings. The topping lift gets caught in the rings at times causing you to have to come back to the dock. Just tie them.
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    Radio controlled sailing

    It really isn't hard to give good service. It always amazes me how many companies just fail at it. My 65 broke the gooseneck on the first sail. My 95 sails are missing grommets. Their QC is not there.