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  1. SF Woody Sailor

    IOR Legend Sighting

    Those were the days. Hydraulics were de rigeur. Hydraulic outhaul, obviously. Also hydraulic cunningham for no apparent reason. Hydraulic burgee halyard because, why not?
  2. SF Woody Sailor

    Best Place to Live for a Sailor in the USA

    You are correct Alameda is warm and flat. So there is that. Meanwhile, instead of an hour plus motor to civilization Belvedere is 5 minutes from everything from 2-3 knots of wafting breeze for the tykes to 18 at a reliable 225.
  3. SF Woody Sailor

    Best Place to Live for a Sailor in the USA

    Until you go skinny dipping with a bunch of girls Saturday night during the second season opener and some random guy steals your clothes.
  4. SF Woody Sailor

    Best Place to Live for a Sailor in the USA

    Hello Lioness, You were doing fine up until this point. Alameda is fine for the occasional beer can or trip across the Estuary. However, if one wishes to actually sail or race then Belvedere is the answer.
  5. SF Woody Sailor

    Best Place to Live for a Sailor in the USA

    Slack is hereby cut. You can relax as the tennis pro is probably taking care of things for you.
  6. SF Woody Sailor

    Best Place to Live for a Sailor in the USA

    Mid-morning break is more properly taken between sets at TPC, and by that point in the day it is warm enough that yoga pants and puffy vest have given way to tennis skirt and Lacoste. The au pair took the kids to the Olympic Club in the hand me down X5. Are you new to this?
  7. SF Woody Sailor

    Best Place to Live for a Sailor in the USA

    We don't have Starbucks. Too plebeian. The au pair makes the coffee.
  8. SF Woody Sailor

    IOR Legend Sighting

    Anyone who is interested in this era really ought to read The Legend of Imp by Bill Barton.
  9. SF Woody Sailor

    College-level class on sailing

    LSJU had something similar on Lake Lagunitas in Lido 14s. I was an instructor while a student there. Good times for credit!
  10. SF Woody Sailor

    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    Awesome photo!
  11. SF Woody Sailor

    Blooper

    Let's not rush to judgment. Perhaps they were an anomaly, but many of us still sail historically anomalous boats. I have a mid-displacement, 1960's CCA boat. Does the blooper make us go faster through the water? Maybe - maybe not. It is hard to tell. But it means I can reliably drive the boat, aggressively, through waves 20 degrees of either side of DDW which in 25 knots isn't otherwise practical. And keeping the spreader tips dry has its own sort of elegant VMG.
  12. SF Woody Sailor

    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    Except they were entirely different vessels built for entirely different purposes. Like comparing a C&C35 to a Moth.
  13. SF Woody Sailor

    Blooper

    Here is a fun anecdote. The Ranger 37s were notorious for rolling, and in big breeze they were out of control until the blooper was up. At the BBS in San Francisco sometime around 1985 there were a lot of them (at least a dozen, maybe it was the One Ton Worlds or North Americans or something), and on one heavy air day as they bore off at the weather mark and the bow teams struggled to get the bloopers set each and every one of them rounded down immediately. There is an awesome aerial photo somewhere (used to be in the hallway outside the men's locker room at St.FYC) of a dozen Ranger 37s all rounded down simultaneously with spinnakers hoisted and bloopers part-way hoisted. Try sorting out that clusterfuck!
  14. SF Woody Sailor

    College-level class on sailing

    Yes. Used to crew for me a long time ago.
  15. SF Woody Sailor

    IOR Legend Sighting

    Wasn't it cool when every line (includingg the Cunningham) had its own winch? And hydraulic cylinder.