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  1. 3apc

    Which Smock to buy

    Yes, both owned by Canadian Tire. CT has an obvious fit with Helly's workwear and lower-end offerings, but has no strategic interest in anything high end or related to sailing so I don't have much faith for medium-term quality in either Helly or Musto.
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    Best knee pads for bowperson?

    Musto D30 They aren't really "soft" so may not be perfect if you're looking for that. But, they also aren't really absorbent so don't stink (as much). I've found they stay in place pretty well and like how they don't have any velcro to fiddle with or come undone.
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    Winter book recommendations for sail trim

    While some of the Whidden book is definitely an advertisement (though <50%), the rest is pretty cool. Even the North advertisement parts are pretty cool, honestly.
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    any pants that actually keep your @ss dry?

    Helly Aegir Ocean gear has fully rubberized ass and knees for that reason, I believe.
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    Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Cold front brought a scary looking thunderstorm with it Saturday afternoon, we only saw about 30 knots but pretty much instantaneously. Sounds like it varied quite a bit across the fleet - this is what flipped Flight Simulator. Wind shut of and heat turned on in classic LO300 form right as most of the fleet approached Niagara. The faster boats had better timing getting there. Flies weren't quite as bad as anticipated given the high water, but they were there.
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    Caption Contest

    My instrument shows the wind is softening
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    Trying to decide which brand of spray pants to get

    Yep. And the benefit is you can get a couple different pieces of gear to mix and match depending on conditions for far less than the cost of MPX.
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    Trying to decide which brand of spray pants to get

    Why not wetsuit / skiff suit / hiking pants? Foulie pants in a dinghy aren't Ideal
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    stupid trim question CE

    Depower main Power-up headsail bring draft forward on main (cunningham, halyard) Sail the boat flatter Ease main / traveler down Reef Bigger headsail Obviously all appropriate in different circumstances / boats / conditions
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    New Mainsail - what sailmaker What Type

    I think you are overlooking that the Farr 40 rig is designed for non-overlapping headsails in contrast to a Bene 40.7. Also, you'd want to lose the fixed backstay and add masthead runners in order to fit the fathead main. I don't think this is a good idea at all. Inshore you're generally changing on downwinds or between races anyway, and offshore if it's a pain (and I know it is because of the single jib tracks and relatively small foredeck) you can barehead if you need to.
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    new boat shoes.

    Adidas terrex climacool
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    PFD for inshore/offshore racing

    I use a buoyancy aid inshore (spinlock, but whatever is comfortable for you) and a spinlock hammar for offshore. I find the inflatables far too snaggable to wear inshore.
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    Headlamps

    Princeton Tec Quad Tactical: Comfortable, not too heavy Waterproof Three brightness settings, with one-touch off switch Most uniquely, it operates with a colour filter instead of a coloured LED, meaning that you will never accidentally blind people with white light Comes with multiple colours if you have a preference
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    Needing good shoes

    +1 for adidas. Super grippy, super breathable, super light.