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  1. SF Woody Sailor

    Fattest boats

    On French warships it allowed more armor at the waterline which helped while retreating.
  2. SF Woody Sailor

    Fattest boats

    How fast does she go in reverse?
  3. SF Woody Sailor

    Fattest boats

    So I guess you like this sort of thing? Weirdo.
  4. SF Woody Sailor

    Fattest boats

    I never thought I would hear anyone utter this phrase. Did you ever sail one downwind in a blow? The R37 was possibly the worst behaved IOR boat of all time.
  5. SF Woody Sailor

    RS 21

    Yes, that is the plan for shroud tension and rake. The boats are coming direct from the factory so all the rigs, rigging, foils, etc. will start as identical, and the idea is to keep them that way for exactly that reason (I am the "crew of two or three" initially). It will be a significant disadvantage if teams want to charter them for PHRF racing, though. Have you given that any thought? Do you log the number of days per suit of sails to keep the boats equalized, or is that too much detail? Do you have a tool for checking the boats in and out? Keeping track of who is "qualified"? I saw your website so thanks for the referral. Do you keep track of everything in Excel? Thanks in advance.
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    RS 21

    The San Francisco area fleet of 6 is expected to be commissioned and sailing by April 1. Yours truly is in charge of maintenance of the fleet (including keeping them equally competitive) so all advice is welcome. For example: should we pin the shrouds on all the boats at the 12-15 setting?
  7. SF Woody Sailor

    what was it?

    Owner was a gem. Boat wasn't.
  8. SF Woody Sailor

    Older well known IOR Boats

    I thought you had been around long enough to know that is not the point of a blooper.
  9. SF Woody Sailor

    what’s missing? on front page

    They are also automatically prudent about slowing the boat down once the breeze gets fresh. Just round down, and she drops to about 3 knots.
  10. SF Woody Sailor

    Older well known IOR Boats

    I agree it is a better story that way. Maybe we should change Wiki.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    First half of the story is true. Bott did work for Caltrans and oversaw the research that led to the dots. However, the second part is not true. He didn't patent them, and he didn't collect a royalty. Anyway, the dots were not the innovation but rather the epoxy the held them in place. The nails they used in the beginning eventually started puncturing tires.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Combination of bad memory and bad typing. I should have said course not class. I sailed on Twin Flyer on the practice days leading up to BBS and on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday morning the designer wanted to sail so I got booted off to make weight and took a ride as mid-bow on Camouflage instead. That was fortunate (for me) as Saturday the racks broke and Larry Klein passed away. My parents were watching from the race deck and scared as hell since they thought I was on Twin Flyer. Anyway, I remember Gaucho well because at one point on Friday we rounded a leeward mark right behind them. Twin Flyer was a heavily modified Hobie 33 with a stern scoop (to get to 38), a huge rig, hiking racks and fore and aft twin rudders. She was a development trial for the IACC boats. We proceeded to put both rudders in climb mode and sailed from directly astern above and past Gaucho which was ridiculous as she was a much bigger boat. Twin Flyer was difficult to control but an upwind machine when we finally got her dialed in. Starting the next year (95) I sailed on Expeditious (first the 34 then the 37) for the next 22 years, give or take.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    I remember Cookson's High Five pretty well. I think she was at the '94 Big Boat Series at the same time as Gaucho. My recollection is we were in the same division on Twin Flyer. Camouflage (Peterson 44?) was in that one too. One of the Bravura's (maybe the Frers 46?) was donated to Cal and became Golden Bear and was docked forever across from GGYC in the SF Harbor. I did some ocean racing aboard her, and I think that was the first time I spun coffee grinders which made no sense as I was about 130 pounds at the time.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    For fuck’s sake how did I get that wrong. I really must stop posting before coffee. I wonder who I was thinking of.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    That brings up an interesting point about the cost of campaigning back in the day. I know this has been endlessly litigated on the SA forums so I ask forgiveness for bringing it up again. In the Bay Area we had a dentist named Dr. Irv Loube. Not a plutocrat or CEO of a major corporation just a prosperous dentist. He campaigned a series of yachts named Bravura that, by SF standards, were pretty grand prix. For example the Frers 46 did the SORC with a crew that was some of the finest we had to offer. Chris Corlett, Bob Billingham, Eric Baumhoff, etc. I think he also had a pretty hot shit two tonner with Scotty Easom as the rigger (even then Scott had a very generous amount of self regard). Anyway, these days I don't see how a prosperous dentist would have the $$$ to campaign a series of grand prix boats. Either the income hasn't held up or the costs have spiraled out of proportion or some combination thereof.