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  1. Edit The 44’ MK II might be the best boat for the buck.
  2. Did 3 BDA races on a 51’ and 4 on 56’ (hull# 14?). Everything above is solid info. Rig needs to be dye tested if not done in last 10 years. Hatches (small ones fwd of rig tend to leak). Nav light wiring fwd is suspect (had fun shocking the crew with 36 volt on the rail). Water maker might be suspect if older. Winch farm needs constant attention. Cockpit is tight. Sails are $$$ but overall she sails like a dream if you keep her going. if you have a lot of $$ beyond the purchase price and want to spend it, it is a great boat. sail Safe
  3. Does she count if Nauti-girl is busy in the companionway? oh wait, She is married and gone away now.. Sail Safe!
  4. I think double handed addition to round the cans racing would be good. Would it get more boats out there? Maybe. would it get more people racing? Maybe not. edit: On our small lake here in NC, we double hand JAM (Ranger 28) and have done very well over the past decade. So, it is doable. Symmetrical chutes are slightly more challenging. Sail Safe!
  5. After 25 plus years in the containership industry, I can say: You need to note the 11 digit alpha numerical “number” on the container that you hit. Then find the ship that lost it. We never paid a claim Good luck!
  6. Talk to your sailmaker But, I think an A2 might be in order. Rigging wise you might need to add a snatch block to ‘center’ the sail while gybing. (I am a little rusty on that as it has been a while) UK seems to be a good value (re sales AND service). Sail Safe and flame on..
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    Defending an existing PHRF rating

    Update: We were hit 3 sec as proposed. all other boats ratings were changed as proposed. We also went on to finish the 18 week season as low point boat over all classes (ps we made it to all of the starts). next is to try to get owner to have the bottom done with possibly Baltoplate rather than VC 17. For fresh water, I think it will hold up better. Also backing plates for halyard winches with G 10. Anybody have info on a National rating standard? Sail Safe!
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    I have about a dozen in the box. Throw them in the water when you first get it as that is where it will wind up. Sail Safe
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    Vineyard Race 2018

    Friday night was one of the wettest I have had in the Raul (front row). Thought the water was going to come out the other ear. At least it was warm, and we won our part of the Seaflower. Sail Safe!
  10. If that boat could talk..
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    I call it threat with bodily harm or even attempted murder. If he spilled any oil, hit him with OPA 90’. Sail Safe!
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    Front Page - scotw

    I want to know what she thinks of the photo. She may even like it, and the controversy, or not. Get Clean to interview her! Oh, wait.he is not here.. Sail Safe!
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    Looking for Ranger 28 TM spinnaker

    Thanks for the replies, the boat has an 1976 “ OEM” north .75 AP SYM chute and I just wanted to see if I could possibly borrow a newer, lighter one for a weekend regatta in Sept. I guess I should have mentioned that in my OP. Sail Safe
  14. Planning to race on NC lake and I am looking for a .5 oz chute that is not circa 1975. Any positive replies welcome. Sail Safe!
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    I would like two please. Sail Safe!