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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Closed Gate on race course

    I will have to get the sailing instructions from the boat tomorrow and post exactly what it says. I seem to remember that it only said the gate is closed on the downwind leg of the course. Nothing else relating to the gate was mentioned.
  2. Closed Gate on race course

    The sailing instructions just say that the gate is closed on the downwind leg but must be used on the upwind leg in the event that the committee decides to shorten the course. I did go thru the gate down wind but sailed back and "unraveled" myself.
  3. Windward leeward course .... gate is closed on the leeward leg..... I mistakenly go thru gate on leeward leg. Within 100 feet, I turn back to clear myself and go outside gate. Have I correct myself like at a mark or not ?
  4. I trailer sail my 16 footer around Florida and have been doing more in Key Biscayne and the Florida Keys. I would recommend a Catalina 16.5. There are a few that do the same thing that I do around Florida. One of the best places to launch down in Miami is at the Miami Yacht Club. I would look into joining that. You can launch at the ramp and pull the boat up on the beach then go to the pool or the restaurant.
  5. Thompson T 590 with no jib

    My current boat is basically a small (16'). T 590. It has a pivot keel and no jib but a spinnaker. Great boat for singlehanding but not as good with both of us on it (500 lbs) Really like the simplicity of my boat just want a little bigger to sail with 2 without spending 20 k.
  6. Thompson T 590 with no jib

    We had a boat just like the Wylie 17 but want to go a little bigger, more powered up and have the option of using a spinnaker. No jibs for when I singlehand
  7. I know there are a couple in the states. Anyone know of specifics. My brother and I are looking for one. We sail a C Scow now but are getting older and don't want to swim and some of the new Venues we sail now (no one design here) are really choppy. I like the idea of mainsail only and spinnaker. Any leads appreciated
  8. The Refit - Andrews 43

    Congrats ! Saw some pics of her recently. Nice lines and pretty ! Keep us posted on your progress
  9. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Saw this ad for a boat for sale this week --------- is it really a selling point to tell me that the vhf is 15 years old - the outboard is 14 years old --- apparently with this information one would conclude that nothing has been updated since 2009. Just tell me that the boat is in decent shape and don't count the old equipment that was replaced a decade ago this is the ad::::: -Interlux 2000E Barrier coat hull- 2003 -Icom-M302 VHF Radio with AIS auto distress call- 2003 -New coax RG8X cable and Shakespeare 5215 antenna- 2003 -4 Stroke Mercury 6hp Outboard with electrical stator for charging battery- 2004 -New Motor Mount - 2004 -New CDI Roller Furling Halyard - 2004 -New Schaefer Hardware and Blocks for Daggerboard - 2004 -Upgraded Main Halyard and Center Board Clutches to Spinlock XAS - 2006 -New Trailer Tires and added Spare Tire. - 2006 -New Main Sail Cover and headsail sock Cover - 2008 -New Life Lines - 2008 -New standing rigging Shrouds - 2008 -New Head Stay - 2014 -All lighting replaced with LEDs - 2008 -New Main and Headsail Sheets - 2009
  10. Craigslist Finds

    https://charleston.craigslist.org/boa/d/moth-sailboat/6493667534.html Moth
  11. RS 21 - Fugly or just a different genre

    Glaze, i have the same thoughts as some of your people. "Dumbing down a Melges 20" would be close for me. Physically I can't do the hiking like I used to do and I love my Laser but sometimes sail with a girl and would prefer to not flip and stay dryer. My new bucket list is to Trailer to a sailing venue for a day and launch and sail there for the day. My perfect boat for this would be 16' to 20' - performance oriented - ( don't need a cabin or accommodations ) - self righting. And prefer a swing keel in stead of a lifting keel. The closest thing I have found so far is the Open 5.00
  12. Craigslist Finds

    https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/boa/d/one-design-14-sailboat/6462285566.html One Design 14
  13. The Megabyte thread

    I have an almost new aluminum daggerboard if anyone needs one
  14. Craigslist Finds

    Creekmore 23 Free https://miami.craigslist.org/pbc/zip/d/creekmore-23-sailboat/6326930699.html
  15. Sunfish 2012 Hull Value

    My neighbor has a 2012 Sunfish hull in excellent to almost what I would consider mint condition. Is there a place to get a good value of what it is worth?