sledracr

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    Bernie Memes Whatcha Got

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    IOR landfills?

    Yeah. I'm continually happy with how well my boat (mid-80s Ericson) is built. Good solid-layup hull, plus structural grid, no chopper-gun crap, no core in the topsides, etc. The rudder-post is a known weak-spot on the wheel-steered boats, because it is (obviously) discontinuous for the quadrant, but...whatever. Overall, I'm quite "comfortable", but don't want to have that comfort tested. What's funny is I used to jump on Other People's Boats for deliveries, turn the key and head for open water without giving any of this (construction quality, etc) a moment's thought. Must've been that "I'm immortal" thing we all had as teenagers.
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    IOR landfills?

    Yeah, it's the end-game of my biggest fear, which starts with a deadhead (waterlogged log, there's lots of them around here) coming up out of the depths and cracking the bottom or ripping off the rudder.. Ugh.
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    IOR landfills?

    What's that boat's story? It was tied up outside Anthony's (restaurant) in Everett for a couple of years, and has been on the hard for a long time. But doesn't look neglected. Good looking boat, although my dockside impression was that either she's massively over-rigged, or built like a tank. The deck gear is all a grade or two beefier than I would expect for a boat of that size.
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    IOR landfills?

    Sold last month. And, according to the seller at least, end of an era - Hurrah was the last Choate-40 still being raced (or last one with a PHRF rating, your choice). Buyer plans to turn it into a cruiser.
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    Why call it a V Berth?

    ummmm... because it is v-shaped?
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    IOR landfills?

    googling "nelson marek 41" turns up this. Looking like a strong possibility.
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    IOR landfills?

    let's refer back....
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    Team NYYC

    Panel appears to be somewhat smaller than the fixture.... but obviously a lot larger than the hole was.
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    IOR landfills?

    and I'm tellin' ya there's no such word as "pushpit" <lol>. the stern pulpit, though, does look like WSD's.
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    Friday Tension Gauges

    (shamelessly stolen from a friend's FB page. Mercy!)
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    Friday Tension Gauges

    Some of these may not actually be tension gauges. None of me cares.
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    IOR landfills?

    Maybe. But not sure. I spent a lot of time on Choate-40s in SoCal, including hull #1 and the one Dennis built for himself. there were cabin-top versions and flush-deck versions, but that doesn't look like any of the Choate-40s I knew of... Transom isn't right. ....but I don't have any better ideas, other than that the cabin-top still looks NM-ish to me.
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    Team NYYC

    Even if they could, are we imaging that in a split-second, while the boat is airborne and heeling and coming down from speed, some person (or system) would be able to calculate the right foil-pitch to address a dynamic combination of height, speed, heel-angle and re-entry angle to minimize damage? Yeah, ok.
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    lmao. that's exactly what I thought, too.
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    Etchells 46 early 1970's IOR racer

    Looks like a bow-thruster was added at some point. Maybe that will help....
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    Team NYYC

    I'm also of the opinion that's the change they have to make. Deano's driving is fine, but the decision-making on the boat is cluttered, and really how could it be otherwise with the "tactician" heads-down on handles and stuck with a limited view of the racecourse. Pulling him off the pedestal seems like the easiest and fastest way to solve that problem.
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    Team NYYC

    Now that the battery theory has been dispelled, any theories on what the big "bang" noise is on the video about a half-second after the boat crashes down?
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    Prada Cup

    I'd put USD$20 on them winning one. Just because I'm a "homer".
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    Team NYYC

    That's the story. Not sure I understand how that would result in big ribbons of uni-directional CF hanging outside the hole.
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    Prada Cup

    This makes even less sense. Get it all the way back to the dock, and then cut a bigger hole in it before assessing damage or forming a plan for fixing it?