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    Another reef

    32' LOA, mid-80s plastic classic 6ksb, ~9800 lbs displacement, main is 36' luff, 10.5' foot Puget Sound, so as you say, 2kts or 20kt, with the occasional extra sportiness closer to the strait (or in a winter southerly, like Tuesday night...) Usually single-handed
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    Another reef

    I just did some back-of-the envelope math.... My 1st reef pulls out about 43 square feet of my nominally 205 sq-foot main, leaving me with about 80% of the full area My 2nd reef pulls out an additional 37 square feet, leaving me at about 60% of the area My 3rd reef pulls out an additional 44 square feet, leaving me at about 40% of the full area.... that's a deep 3rd reef!
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    AC on NBCSN

    I see it in the NBC Sports listings for tonight (which should cover the 1st day of racing), and Saturday night (which should be the 3rd day of racing). Not sure why there is no listing for tomorrow (the 2nd day)
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    Tower Raven missing

    I don't think she can... the rules of succession are pretty much locked up in law. In theory, she could declare him "ineligible" but as he's not a professed Catholic and not a female, that might be difficult to pull off. She certainly could try to influence Charles to waive his right of succession. But I think he wants it too much. So... probably the "easiest" option is to try to out-live him.
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    Another reef

    My boat's main came with 3 reefs, because the prior owner took it offshore. I've used the first reef maybe 15 times over the past 5 years, the second reef three times. The times I've gone to the second reef, I've been glad I had it. And that's "just" on the relatively sheltered waters of Puget Sound. For me it is a fairly simple mental calculation - would I rather reef and be comfortably in control, or not reef and be overpowered (and potentially break something). Since I'm usually singlehanded, I go for that first thing, and usually before I really "need to"
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    Tower Raven missing

    gaaaah!!!! isn't the legend that the monarchy will only last as long as there are ravens at the Tower?
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    A big project!

    You mean the shaft that exits in the cut-out a couple of feet above that plank? Clever!!!
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    IOR landfills?

    From an old article in Latitude-38 Old thread here: Wall Street Duck - Sailing Anarchy - Sailing Anarchy Forums
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    What's in your arsenal??

    Yeah, and by the time you've replaced the cheap shit a number of times, you've spent more than you would have spent on the good thing to begin with. And still have to spend to get it. Once is better.
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    A big project!

    Not that I could do any better (!) but.... every time it is on screen, I can't help thinking "I'm really surprised that plank made it past Leo's quality-assurance standards...."
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    IOR landfills?

    Last I heard WSD was still up at Bett's waiting for some love.
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    Universal 5411 Water Pump

    My diesel (Universal M25) had a lackluster flow out the exhaust, accompanied by a propensity to creep upwards of 185F over time. I pulled the intake hoses and found that they were undersized (1/2"), and half-blocked by accumulated crud. Replaced them with new 5/8" flow is healthy and temp stays right where it should. If that doesn't solve your problem, follow the path. Is there a raw-water strainer? If your boat is like mine, the next things to check are the hoses to/from the heat-exchanger, and the heat exchanged itself. Then the exhaust mixer.
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    Maritime Art Anarchy

    My parents had a big framed print of that in the hallway when I was a teenager. Loved it, not sure what happened to it, and couldn't for the life of me remember the name of the artist. Now I know - thanks! (and, similar to the above, it always bugged me a little that the wind direction doesn't seem to mesh with the seas, but...whatevs.)
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    IOR landfills?

    Not completely impossible for that to be a holland stern (picture flipped to match orientation....)
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    College Football 2020

    I figured it would be between DeVonta and Trevor, but thought the votes would be a lot closer (and hoped they would go to Trevor...)
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    Maritime Art Anarchy

    Wow... that's gorgeous.
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    T-ball identification

    My mid-80s Ericson (Kenyon spars) has the old NavTec terminals. My rigger has recommended using the Hayn terminals for the new/replacement shrouds Shroud Terminal Backing Plates and Retaining Plugs by Hayn Marine Don't know if those would work for you but might be worth a look.
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    I would normally chime in with "mmmm, redhead!".... except ... this one looks exactly like my wife's oldest grand-daughter. Which makes it really difficult - or, at the very least, icky - to get too excited about it. <O_O>
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    lmao. bookend for the piece of lead left to mark "audacious rock" on the beat out of hurricane gulch?
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    Peterson 35 Ganbare Identification and Revival

    And Tomahawk (1979). A foot longer - mostly in a stretched-out transom profile - and a little more creature-comfort, but basically the same shape as the Doah.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    good breeze with no chop. plus the current line.
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    College Football 2020

    I'm not sure he's had a particularly bad game. Not super effective, but nowhere near the mistakes Trask made the Clemson defense, though..... WTF?
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    No idea what you're talking about....
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    New sail order headache

    Not always. There has to be a specific offer, terms and consideration. If the sales person had said "I'll build you a sail that weighs no more than 15kg", yes, there's a valid case for enforceability. If the sales person had said "sails with this cloth can be up to 20% lighter than traditional, I'll build you a nice sail, trust me"... that's much, much harder. Not impossible, but winning that in court would likely cost more than the sail is worth. ObNote, when the car salesman says "I can put you in a new car today for less than anyone else in town".... that's not an enforceable verbal contract. What's enforceable is what's written on the purchase agreement that you sign, no matter what the salesperson says. All your leverage ends the moment you sign it, agreeing to those terms.
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    New sail order headache

    So, if I were a lawyer (I'm not. you're welcome) I'd raise three questions -- was that "estimated bag weight" documented in the contract? As in "the sail will weigh no more than ___ when delivered"? or was it just sales-patter? -- was the weight based on cloth-weight, and later affected by other choices the purchaser made? (e.g. "oh, by the way, now that you've estimated the weight I'd like to add full-length battens, and a 3rd reef-point with reinforcing, and dog-bones at each luff-cringle, and tides-track luff hardware, and dutchman lines, and the offshore headboard, and....") -- and, does the weight difference make the sail "unfit for purpose"? In other words, is it still a competitive sail for a racer/cruiser, even with the extra 12 lbs, or can the plaintiff prove that those 12 lbs - alone - would make it materially impossible to be competitive.