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  1. Rudder repair: boat shop in New England?

    it was more of a quick helm turning the boat down a wave, missed it with the keel but caught it pretty well square on with the rudder. Jeff's build held up pretty damn well, considering what could have happened. the fish's denticles did a nice job on the leading edge epoxy though.
  2. J-105 cruising down the ICW

    look at the transom and the bow, they're there. What's left of them, anyway.
  3. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    longy, on this one I'm gonna say nope. not an optical illusion. I knew I'd seen it before and it's in one of her "damage" videos. the rudder is in perfect alignment with the stub. but yeah, I was only joking - she did say she increased the draft. Still, a very funky rudder design that absolutely looks wrong, like the design lets you do a spade rudder or the configuration shown.
  4. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    sounds like they replicated the keel hum from the 32.
  5. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    uh hello. this looks like around 2' to me I don't see *that* in the original drawings (nobody said she extended it downward)
  6. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    that's fair enough, Bob. I've got a single line on my Freedom that works great for the first reef, not so great for the 2nd. I also have an entirely different single-line on my columbia that works pretty well, but it's a smaller boat and the loads are different. Just curious
  7. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    Bob, any chance you can share any details/drawings about the single line reef setup, or is it Southern Spars magic?
  8. GPS Spoofing

    nothing really new here, especially considering the russians. In the 90s the eastern bloc were attempting to meacon planes off course. The inherit weaknesses in gps makes this pretty easy to do, and just like controlling car systems has moved from needing to be *in* the vehicle to being able to do it from considerable distance.
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    it's in one of the rescue videos, from the rescue boat. clearly shows the starboard side and I do remember seeing a scumline on that side too.
  10. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    thanks, I was reading it from the bottom up
  11. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    plus, that's a much nicer boat than theirs.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    wow, the boat has had 3 owners but 5 names? assuming the previous two owners weren't batshit crazy, that would imply ms. appel has renamed the boat 3 times. Why, one wonders?
  13. Farr 30 Adjustable Mast Butt

    aren't the swept spreaders going to make this a pretty tall order?
  14. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    does that include the cost and weight of resin?