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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  2. Chisel point the trailing edge ie make it assymetric bevel to one side Nothing drastic only a 1mm or so.
  3. Now that is funny! Been 35 years for me (and the boat is about that old too) Well HJ its been quite a while for sure. But all is not lost as I'm in the process of rebuilding the c/b case, but jobs that are done ....new galley layout, new electrics and fancy LED lighting, new Solar setup, new windows new traveller... and the list goes on. She is going to be well used soon.. promise. True this is real $ expenditures... but its a B.O.A.T (bring out another thousand) and its still a great design so well worth the investment IMHO. In my case its mostly an investment in time. End of the day it will not be a "new" boat but then I will also still have probably 80k less debt too.
  4. The boat you have is the best one .IMHO ..as long as it gets used and not just a money pit as you so well point out. I float this idea out there so that those who have yet to own something to start their adventure don't despair when faced with the considerable price of entry for the latest and greatest "entry level" cruising multis. And no I'm not about to sell mine just yet
  5. Now I will freely admit I'm biased being the proud owner of a TrailerTri720 but I have a question/suggestion for the masses... There is quite a resurgence in the small "cruiser/racer" multi with examples like the Farrier F22 and the Corsair 760 (and I'm sure a host of others). And while each has their followers I can't help but wonder if one wants an infinitely more affordable option (with the associated trade offs) that renovating an older TT720 doesn't have some merit for those on stricter budgets. Now don't get me wrong.. the newer designs are faster, have less maintenance, roomier etc etc and yet .....I can still sail my TT down the coast with confidence, beat most monos one would call trailer sailors. cook a delicious meal and sleep comfortably 2 (but in a pinch have done 8!) in all the same cruising holes frequented by the flashier 3rd 4th and 5th generations of our original. (technically I think the TT18 was the prototype) All that and still fold up with the same ease that was designed into Farriers designs since day dot. So am I a hopeless romantic? or are these "classics" the perfect choice for those that would love one of the new examples but doesn't have that kind of coin.
  6. Not sure why a webbing would fail unless its been exposed to too much sun or just too old. But this is another good reason to always have a backup belay using your jib halyard to a primary winch on deck On my strap I sewed a sunbrella sleeve on the first 300mm (from hook), so that it acts as a cover just like one does on furling jibs.
  7. Being a Brit then only a Defender will do ;P I only use the winch to raise my TT720 mast and belay the forestay with a rope to lower (person doing this is on the ground and only acting as a safety as I control the decent with wraps around the primary in the cockpit) Note I use the jib halyard around a primary winch as my backup for both raising and lowering
  8. Foil or non-foil? Is there such a thing as a non foiling boat anymore?Flying boats? Aren't they airplanes. Ones without motors are Sailplanes ;P
  9. Awesome Clive I'm sure your 4th will come around ...with time. Stick it to Phill to make sure he gets the dates right for next year and lets get 24hrs done in a F85sr.. Hats of to you for being out there and a even bigger hats off to the 24hr guys. Please post a link to your RaceQs track as I'd love to see it.. Well done boys .. well done!
  10. Good to see that the HCW continues to offer up stormy challenging weather to the adventurous souls who step up to the bar and give it a go (despite efforts to move it to a more "softer" time of the year). For me that is a blessing not a curse... imagine a tough mudder event with spa warmed mud and hot showers every ten feet ...yeah.... not really the same is it? Keep safe (can't promise you'll be dry) boys and girls and enjoy the show. I truly envy you guys and i will have to be sure to return for my 5th or is it 6th time next year.
  11. DXF files are usually an added cost and not included in the paper plans but are very reasonably priced... you would have to talk to Ian if the original plan owner did not get them
  12. Ditto Come one all you local boats that are not entered...lets get behind HJ as he represents us multis in this worthy cause.
  13. Unfortunately I'm going to miss out too. But HTFU guys 24hrs or nuthin I say! One lap and 12hr is a dawdle... especially now that it is run in these warmer months. Its how you setup for 24hrs that separates the sailors from the adventures Its hard, you will swear that you will never do it again and it will be something you will remember long after a normal race. Do it once and then call me a liar.
  14. Looks good Evil and I think it will be a good move considering the buoyancy in the floats like you say. I know most of the times only one rudder will be in the water but do you think it would be worth putting bent tillers on the float rudders to setup proper Ackermann angles for when low riding or under power? Your tillers look straight in the photo. Cheers
  15. Hadn't considered the light air benefits...Hmm.... will have to modify my loose policy to allow for incense burning Buddhist or smoking Rastafarians. Now that I think of it that is actually pretty much the ideal crew in my books... a calm happy one having fun.