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  1. 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.  

  2. 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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  3. On 5/11/2020 at 1:28 PM, Monkey said:

    I was wondering about. I’m planning on getting new sails shortly, so I’ll switch over to ties when I do. 

    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. 

  4. 14 hours ago, Monkey said:

    It was missing the keel bolts, the rings to attach the main, the rings for the backstay/jib halyard, and the servo horn to attach the steering linkage. 

    I appreciate the offer, but we’ve got it running with hardware store parts, some spares I had bought, and a few pieces off the little RC mark set boat I was building. Now it’s actually my mark set boat being held hostage because I can’t attach the third rudder until I get my parts back. 

    The one without sail numbers is the parts bin special!  Lol!


    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.

  5. 2 hours ago, Monkey said:

    Although today was a great day sailing, I’m starting to get pretty pissed off about the US supplier for DF65’s. My boat was fine, but a bunch of parts were missing on my buddy’s. It wouldn’t be a big deal, but it’s been two fucking weeks and the missing parts still haven’t shown up!  Between the hardware store and my other RC boat project, we got his boat working, but now I’m starting to get cranky. 

    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.

  6. 5 minutes ago, toddster said:

    Went in for my semi-monthly shopping spree.  Still no TP.  But now the bleach section is conspicuously cleaned out. :unsure:

    Semi-monthly. I haven't been in a month. I live down the street from a store. It is amazing how many people are there daily, and I hear people on the streets still saying they go once a week. Let the absurdity continue. 

  7. 8 hours ago, Somebody Else said:

    Not so sure about that.

    1. The beveled hull/deck joint is much more pronounced on the boat in question than the rendering on the Farr/McConaghy web page.
    2. The side decks in the cockpit area have very different edges.

    Those differences could just be changes since that preliminary rendering from 3 years ago. That winch island behind the mast certainly looks the same.

    It is not a Farr. No one builds Farr boats anymore that wants to win.

  8. 30 minutes ago, Porter42 said:

    Yep. Much better guess. Subtle changes to the deck layout as @JL92S noted but otherwise right.

    Bow looks a bit different. Might just be hard to see with the color and lighting. The molds were saved from Ran so that other owners could use them without raising the cost of a new build, so it's quite possible.

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  9. 19 minutes ago, mal5033 said:

    at nearly $7000 to buy and $60/month it would be over the value of many of the boats racing......

    Holy crap, I didn't see that yet. Seems like a nonstarter.

  10. Saw an ad on Facebook for the Robotic Mark   Thought they were interesting and wanted to see if anyone else saw this and what their thoughts were. Seems like a novel concept I suppose, but they have only tested them in 25 knots and 3 knots of current.  So are they a good idea? Or they just a novelty? 

  11. 30 minutes ago, Controversial_posts said:

    Makes sense. Didn’t  only modify the farr 30 because the class had died out? He should be able to put together a good crew to take on Slush Fund and the other 111’s, will strengthen the class.

    Believe you are correct on the experiment. With the 111 NA's here in the fall, it would make sense to get a 111. 

  12. 24 minutes ago, Monkey said:

    So here’s a dumb question, do I really have to tape the main hatch shut every time I go sailing?!?  Seems like a dumb design. 

    Very much so. Use electric tape. Make sure your plug is in. In any breeze they will nose dive and get wet.

  13. 1 hour ago, Monkey said:

    My hope is to build a local fleet. I won’t set foot on my usual ride anytime soon due to his blatant disregard of the guidelines we all live by, so might as well build an RC boat. 

    Where is your fleet going to be?

  14. 7 minutes ago, Monkey said:

    Good to know. Is there a brand you recommend? out of Canada. However, since they are in Canada, there is going to be a significant delay due to the current circumstances.  And yes factory sails are okay, I just hate the Mylar and quality control of the stock set isn't always there. For instance, my stock 95 sails were missing grommets.

  15. 43 minutes ago, Pokey uh da LBC said:

    I get ya Crash: at this point, to go much faster, a design needs to give up stability or sacrifice upwind for downwind performance. And that's why (in my totally uninformed opinion) boats like the C&C 30 aren't selling. Without a significant increase in performance, there's just no real need for a new 30 sport boat. On the other hand, there seems to be plenty of demand for a faster short-hander (Sf3300, JPK, or Pogo), speedy club racer (J88), or even a de-tuned sporty (J70). 

    That brings a question for everyone. What would you rather have, 1. Faster Upwind Speed, or 2. Faster Downwind speed? Then we will go further and say, 1. For Buoy Racing, 2. For Distance Racing. No need to discuss downwind distance races vs upwind distances races. We will leave it as an average of 50/50.