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    GRIB File Sources

    HRRR is also in saildocs
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    Worlds biggest doublehanded race?

    2018 three bridge fiasco had 359 register— 28 were singlehanded. So 331 were doublehanded. With phrf ratings from -102(d class cat) to 273 (cal 20) it might be the largest rating spread out there as well.
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    Worlds biggest doublehanded race?

    Three bridge?
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    List of crew positions for a 40' race boat

    Windy W/L 1- Tactics (checkstays) 2- Driver 3 -Main 4- On Side Trim 5- Off Side Trim 6- Rail Meat 7- Pit 8- Squirrel 9- Mast 10- Bow Random Leg 1- Driver 2- Main & Tactics 3- On Side Trim 4- Off Side Trim 5 -Rail Meat & Checkstays 6- Pit 7- Squirrel 8- Mast 9- Bow Offshore 150 miles and over 1 -Driver 2 -Main & Tactics 3- On Side Trim 4- Off Side Trim 5 -Pit & Checkstays 6- Bow Offshore Great Team 1- Driver 2 -Driver 3- Driver 4 -Driver 5 -Driver
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    29er Practice spinaker

    The RC's would not hold racing when we would use the 420 kite, most of the time they would leave a crash boat in the water for us just in case. We would bash up wind for 30 minutes, put up the kite for 10 and do it all over again.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Any one have a vpp or a polor on this thing?
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    29er Practice spinaker

    We ran three sets of sails back in the day when we were campaigning laser II. We had a big regatta set, a local racing set and a practice set, we also kept a 420 kite (shy kite) for when it was blowing dogs. We would use our race set the practice before a regatta so we could get them dialed in. Note that laser II sails were absolutel shit. We bought a new suit of sails every year and rotated them all down.
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    J 121

    J/125 -12 J/125 with code 0 that has too small a mid girth -18 Melges 32 27 J/44 21 It will be interesting to see what a J 121 will get rated at in SF. Is there an ORR rating for the 121 in the N2B race?
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    J 121

    The 125 I race on in San Francisco rates -18. We give a turboed schock 40 6 seconds. Orr treats us better.
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    VOR Leg 8 Itajaí to Newport

    Same set string marker as the Shock 40 system.
  11. I have also found saildoc to be a great source for offshore weather faxes and data. The file sizes are small and the turn around is quick, I have a Iridium Go and Sailmail is an approved app so the combo of sailmail and saildoc works great for me.
  12. Moore 24 - great od racing and amazing offshore with downwind phrf.
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    Swage Stops

    I do have bias ply tires and a carburetor on my 1969 fj40. Works perfectly for rock clawing. Right tool for the right job.
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    Swage Stops

    We switched back to wire and run a spectra pennant on our jibs. The repeat ability is outstanding. A halyard lock with a jib Cunningham ensures the jib sheet leed is perfect every time.
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    Swage Stops

    Why? The halyard lock/ ball set up is great on small boats it’s easy and constant at the leeward mark.
  16. Or tap the holes for the cotter pins and run some pan hean machine screw in to them. This is what I do no boats where we don’t adjust the rig a lot. Otherwise it’s the Velcro pins, just have to replace them every season or two.
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    J/109 Chartplotter Advice

    Here are two poor photos of our set up on the 125. We run 3 HV20/20 on the mast, and 3 triton2 over the hatch, these are all run off an H5000 with expedition feeding data as well. Works great.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    We had two 60 amp hour lithium batteries. And two 23w all-in-one panels. If we went again we would have two 75w panels. We did not have enough panel, but we made it work.
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    Safety at Sea practice

    Great getting them out on the water. I wear my Offshore inflatable when the kids are on board. I know if they fall in, that I will be jumping in after them seconds later. And I want all my mob equipment with me.
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    Pac Cup 2018

    Solar. Two identical systems so if one shits the bed you still have some power. Thats what we did on Mas! When the port charge controller died, we just cut back our power consumption and kept going. Made it with a few amps to spare.
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    PFD advice

    Just got a new offshore PFD, I had a Spinlock 5D for years. Check out the Mustang EP 38, I like it a lot more than the spinlock. The weight is more evenly distributed making it more comfortable, its CG approved so we don't have to carry a CG life jacket in addition, they are all hammer so way less false inflation.
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    who what where

    With a reef in the main, and a Genoa Staysail with the stock check stays you should be able to deliver the boat home. Will need to pick up fuel a few times and add some 5 gal tanks mix.
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    PV Race

    Its going to be interesting to see how this plays out. light start, decent middle and who knows how it will end. Leave the A5, A4 and #3 on the dock.