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  1. ORR-EZ

    What bothers me about ORR and ORR-EZ is that they seem overly costly. IRC was about half the price to maintain. Also, being Canadian, I could pay in Canadian dollars for an IRC certificate issued by a Canadian authority that was good to race any IRC event. ORR, I have to pay in U.S. dollars to US Sailing (or whatever they are called) to play in the Mac. This is obviously not a concern to most here, but Lake Huron has both countries on it and there are a lot of boats on the Canadian side that might race if not for the nickel and diming of the handicap systems.
  2. For my ticket in Canada you need to have at least 12 months sea time in 5 years to maintain.
  3. Had these shackles on spin sheets for Soverel 33. They released on me a couple times when they were fully closed, clean (sail in fresh water) and not rubbing on anything. I got rid of them and went to a soft shackle, they never released accidently.
  4. Amateur SH racing boat for 30k USD

    I have an SR 33 and do limited solo racing with it. Actually this Sat. will be the race, 42 nm on Lake Huron. The boat can be sailed solo, but you need to have the ability to depower a lot. Your sail selection will be the biggest issue. Another thing I have noticed is with the wide cockpit it is sometimes difficult to get to every line you need to. As always running backstays also add another dimension when tacking/gybing, but aren't crucial to be on.
  5. Challenging Course Set by Sarnia YC Race Committee

    Not the first time X has been set there.
  6. C&C 34 for PHRF and short handed racing

    Take a look at sailboatdata.com with the 29 and the 34. The renditions aren't great, but the hulls are very similar. They were also both built the same year.
  7. C&C 34 for PHRF and short handed racing

    The C&C 33 mk II was always a better hull, it is similar to the 35 mk III. The 34 and the 29 of that era didn't like to heel, anything over 10 degrees and they are very slow. You can read about all of those hulls, 29, 33, 34, 35 on the http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/. There is a lot of good info there. Thanks! I've been browsing that site quite a bit, but didn't find anything as useful as what you wrote above when comparing the different boats. I even searched their mailing list to learn more about the 34. Being tender and not liking to heal sounds like a bad combination. It sounds like the C&C 33-2 is the best option for me (out of what C&C offers and is likely to be in my price range). The Express 34 is another good recommendation and a boat that I'd forgotten about. I don't think that I've seen one listed for sale in the PNW in the last few years, but maybe I'll get lucky. If you read the article by Hank Evans about the C&C 29 it talks about the heeling. The 34 is almost the same hull shape. The 33-2 is definitely your better option.
  8. C&C 34 for PHRF and short handed racing

    The C&C 33 mk II was always a better hull, it is similar to the 35 mk III. The 34 and the 29 of that era didn't like to heel, anything over 10 degrees and they are very slow. You can read about all of those hulls, 29, 33, 34, 35 on the http://www.cncphotoalbum.com/. There is a lot of good info there.
  9. C&C 34 for PHRF and short handed racing

    If you can get a C&C 33, it is a much better sailer than the 34 was.
  10. Lake Huron Doublehanded Challenge

    I have done 8 of these races and it is the best race I do all year. Looking at the BYC Mac race this year with the requirement (for my boat) for an ORR cert. and the registration at the current exchange rate will cost me $1000 to register. Not sure it is going to workout, but I will be doing the Rogers City race.
  11. Chicago<>Port Huron Super Mac History?

    Maybe the confusion lies in the names" Sarnia race" and "Super Mac". Correct me if I am wrong, but aren't all those years when the CYC Mac race is first, the boats completing the Mac race then continuing to Port Huron for the start of the BYC Mac. After talking to Peacefrog and his Dad, they mentioned that the Super Macs always finished at a line from the Sarnia Yacht Club race shack to the #2 Channel buoy hence making them finish at the SYC. You would have to look into when they coined the term "Super Mac" and used it for the name of the race.