TripleZeros

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  1. TripleZeros

    Farr 36 - Toy Story

    I was seriously looking at War Pony before I purchased my Soto 40. This listing doesnt have the age of sails. I agree with doghouse, $70k.
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    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    I bet they keep screaming into little traverse bay and tack in the lee as much as possible. That leaves one "oh shit hang on" tack back best case under beaver/hog island area.
  3. TripleZeros

    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Possibly but wind direction is 330 now, going almost upwind into 28kts
  4. TripleZeros

    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Looks close enough to make things interesting
  5. TripleZeros

    Farr 36 - Toy Story

    Agree
  6. TripleZeros

    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    40kt gusts now. To much?
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    Arete' tri going for Chicago to Mac record

    Waves are huge.
  8. From their FB page tonight. Now begin the banter about multi or mono record, or "the" record. Not the race day record... just read below.... Rick Warner and crew, including Oakcliff Sailing's Chris Kennedy, have moved Arete Trimaran from her berth in St Joseph, MI across the foot of Lake Michigan to Chicago prepare for what they hope will be a record run. The course is that of the Chicago Yacht Club Race To Mackinac, 289 nautical miles north from Chicago, past the Manitou Islands up to the Gray’s Reef Passage, then hard right for 26 miles beneath the Mackinac Bridge to Mackinac Island. Record runs are fickle. If the forecasted weather falls apart, they don’t leave. If they get half way up the lake and it falls apart, they turn around and wait for another opportunity. This effort requires a great deal of preparation – determining the weather that will provide the best opportunity for a record, assembling the people that will keep the boat moving at top speed for the entire course, arranging with the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC) for certified people at the start and finish, keeping everyone informed about potential weather windows ,and then moving quickly when that window opens. For this record attempt they’ve waited for a weather window that will propel the boat at top speed up the lake and will then shift precisely when they reach the Straits of Mackinac so that the boat will stay at top speed over the entire course. That is what Ken Campbell at Commander’s Weather is forecasting for a run beginning in the early hours of Friday morning. Rick’s crew is together in Chicago right now, fueling with a good dinner and some rest for a departure early tomorrow. If the weather holds, they will cross the start line in the dark with 22 knots of southwesterly winds propelling them north. Current record: 17:39:49 by the Volvo 70 Il Mostro at an average speed of 16.06 knots.
  9. TripleZeros

    Farr 36 - Toy Story

    Right 0-6 is fixed.
  10. TripleZeros

    Farr 36 - Toy Story

    It rates 0-6 in in most places so Frantic is mostly correct!
  11. TripleZeros

    Farr 36 - Toy Story

    War pony did not.
  12. TripleZeros

    West Michigan Thread

    From last night on Muskegon Lake. Marchido posted the pics on FB. Not sure who the owner is but probably having some pops listening to irish music festival downtown. Then had great idea to drive fast in the dark without paying attention.
  13. TripleZeros

    Importing used boats from Europe to the U.S.

    On truck from Palma, ferry, then loaded in Zeebrugge to Pennsylvania if I remember correctly. Then truck to MI. All the fees are above, call a shipping company if you want shipping prices for a specific boat.
  14. TripleZeros

    Importing used boats from Europe to the U.S.

    Depends on size and cost of boat. Shipping is very, very expensive. If your mast is one piece it needs separate permitting depending on length. It is a crazy difficult process but US import taxes, customs and all of that "stuff" is the least expensive. Customs clearance services US Customs Duty/User Fee $ xxxx (1.5% x purchase price) $150 usd Importer security filing charges $135 usd bonds and services $375 usd (straight from my invoice). Us Coastguard application/bill of sail/ State of MI Registration fee $408 usd. Documentation services for doing all that stuff through Marine Documentation Inc (Who I would most definitely use again) $750 usd. I used a maritime attorney who I would definitely use again. Helped straighten out the contract and walk me through the process. Shipping is the kicker... Anywhere from $15k to $50k depending on boat size and location. Most boats aren't sitting at a ship yard ready to be loaded. You have to work all of that stuff out locally too. It's a lot of work but I'm glad I got my Soto 40 over here!
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    Importing used boats from Europe to the U.S.

    I imported a Soto 40 last year from Palma. Get a maritime attorney, well worth the money. PM me if you want more info.