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  1. Time to tackle the scale build up from hard lake water that’s around the A/C through hulls and gelcoat. Tried CLR and similar products w no change. Heard about vinegar -anything else?
  2. In Over Our Head

    A mumm36 should be pointing higher than Everyone upwind and slight faster. Downwind the lighter boats will sneak up on you and likely pass you (mumm-farr30, melges 32,etc) in phrf. Dont fall into the trap of crew saying (while up wind)"wow we are higher and faster" and then downwind being depressed because lighter boats are faster. The point is, make your gains upwind. Looks like you sail against an IMX38 - another upwind machine that likes to go dead down wind on a run. Be to windward of them at the starts or slightly ahead if lower at the start and pinch them off. You likely can't out foot them if you start low and slow I think the mumm36 also likes to go dead down as it's fastest. But not certain kite likes to be rotated by windward heal crew position is key -
  3. Nacra 5.0 Action

    Nice video
  4. Soto 40 - still sailing somewhere

    What's the cost to bring from Spain or EU (ballpark)? yeah on Lake Erie we could use more light air boats. Seem perfect here as well. Bring your camping gear for the Mac - wet and wild for sure.
  5. Just curious...thought they were cool from the hype on SA. But then vanished...?
  6. Next USA Team

    That would be awesome. LE corporate America approach took most of the American passion for Sailing, with little areas, out of this. We need some homegrown blood sweat and tears challenges like Melges did. And the good news is I had powerboaters asking me "how do they do that(foiling)?"… They seem to have a product now that inspires interest. My kids are into it as well, only because I forced him to sit next to me and watch but anyway there are exposed and think it's cool.
  7. Oracle Team USA

    Don't get me wrong but it's amazing that they seemingly didn't plan to sail in 8-10knots ...very fast. Seems like 'group think' often found in big companies too big to fail. Dont get me wrong I'm American - I'd like USA to win but why does it have to be Rambo style come from behind... The NZL foils are so long and seem like they would have more drag but smarter people have figured out it works. Innovation always wins ps - love the drama I guess
  8. How to watch live races?

    Where to watch replays?
  9. Live Racing Thread

    When and where are replays?!!!!
  10. "Easy to Fly" Catamaran Foiler

    Looks good. Let?
  11. Schionning cats are fast

    They look good. Not had the pleasure sail one yet but they are high on the bucket list.
  12. I thought I remember reading a disclosure about the mast was sleeved to mend it. If it's not correct I apologize for bring it up. It belongs back on the Great Lakes... ;-)
  13. Cruising a foiler?

    Yes this is looking like it. Now make it 60 ft. Maybe a Rapido w foils?
  14. Cruising a foiler?

    Based on some great comments it does seem that maybe the "side foils" is the possible next step for a cruiser over true stand up foiling. But they supposedly take up a lot of interior space when not deployed so that might be a deal killer...