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  1. Christian

    Trailer pad material

    Hydroturf is the best material I have found in the US
  2. Christian

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    This is the best forecast available for that area: Standard&overlays=Short range forecasts.wind%2CShort range forecasts.windspeed%2CSafety.MSI%2CSafety.Firing warnings&level=0 Both Wind and current
  3. Christian

    Scoring boats that modified mid series

    That is fucked up. You have to choose your poison before the series starts. Picking configuration/rating on a weekly basis gives you an unfair advantage even though you probably didn't fair well in the series as you clearly do not have the program nailed down. Still not a way to run a series
  4. Christian

    PTFE Rod instead of Torlon Balls?

    Just clean the cars, put the right number of new balls in (full-1), couple drops of One Drop and keep the traveler clean with a good rinse off after every sailing trip and they do work for a good long time
  5. Christian

    Newport Bermuda Race 2018

    There you go - the slowest ever
  6. Christian

    Scoring boats that modified mid series

    You are better off scoring them as 2 boats - before and after mods. If you try to accomodate mid series mods you are on a slippery slope towards peeps changing configuration to optimize for seasonal changes in conditions - it can get ugly.
  7. I guess not - just like the claims regarding the displays which you clearly don't know about either
  8. Christian

    Newport Bermuda Race 2018

    If Rambler set a record it would be for her slowest NB race ever
  9. Christian

    best paint to use for a thistle centerboard?

    As soon as you can wetsand without getting rollies. Spray a couple of test panels at the same time as you spray the item at hand so you can test sand. As far as I remember it is a window of 12-36 hours after spraying
  10. Christian

    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    Ok - now you truly sound like a complete tool. Boat for boat we beat the XP by almost 3 hours. Corrected by a bit under 2 hours (both ORC and PHRF) - This included us stopping for 20+ minutes after we blew out one of the backstays when we dipped the snout in the piss going 20 knots. Luckily we didn't blow the stick - quick rig check, rigging the spare kite halyard as a backstay and off again. This exactly illustrates why it is idiotic calling an XP44 a planing Rocket when it is more than 30% slower than a 4 foot shorter boat - downwind. It will beat the F400 boat for boat upwind in a blow
  11. Christian

    VOR Leg 11 Gothenburg to The Hague

    Ample opportunity for Vestas to end up on a Danish beach a mere few miles from the Vestas HQ
  12. Christian

    VOR Leg 10 Cardiff to Gothenburg

    You can certainly get some really weird waves right over the ridge extending from the land when you have waves from Kattegat and Skagerak meeting up at the tip. Have eaten unsuspecting beach goers on occasion with fatal outcomes as there is often a current running out from the beach mixed in
  13. Christian

    Todays Race Boat getting Spanked by old school

    No shit
  14. Christian

    Varnish peeling off in patches.

    Several brands of heat guns make guns where you can adjust the temp of the air - I have this Steinel which is nice as you can lock the temp adjustment so you don't accidentally push the temp regulator button and suddenly have a very different temp than you anticipated. Highly recommended - It is a great tool for many applications