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  1. Best PHRF Regattas in the US

    Screwpile!!!! SO much fun. Which U20 do you have?
  2. A wx drop on a hard reach is going to really piss off your crew. Many of the times we've attempted the windward asym douse, the clew gets hung up on the forestay and chaos ensues. Sort of like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhBzWxPGFhY&feature=youtu.be and fast forward to 8:16 for (a wildly embarrassing) example. But I don't know that guy driving that pretty boat... An additional and related question is: If you don't get the 'chute down by the leeward mark, do you round up and start going upwind while you continue to get the chute down, or do you keep sailing downwind to help get the 'chute down??... thoughts?
  3. Craigslist Finds

    +1!!!!!
  4. Trailering 2700lb sportie cross country with Xterra? In February...

    Picture of the Belle partially rigged for the road. And trailer brakes are surge brakes. Thanks for all the replies!
  5. Trailering 2700lb sportie cross country with Xterra? In February...

    Ugh... That picture alone makes me want to have it shipped...
  6. Trailering 2700lb sportie cross country with Xterra? In February...

    Correct on the dish soap. Slather on all over exterior. Let dry. When you get to Anacortes, pull into a DIY car wash and use the pressure sprayer to easily wash the grime off. That's a great idea! (the dish soap, not the trimmer!) Thanks for all the replies. Sounds like it is a sound option. Now only to decide if it is worth the money to tug it out there myself or have it shipped...
  7. Trailering 2700lb sportie cross country with Xterra? In February...

    Boat plus trailer is about 3700 lbs... Not sure on the tongue weight... Xterra is rated to tow 5000. It should be ok but watch the temptation to load more weight into either the boat or SUV. A few things here and there can add up to a lot of weight quickly. And I second the suggestion to find the flattest reasonably route. What part of the other side of the country are you going? I would pay a bunch not to tow a boat across the northern part of the country in Feb. Going from Annapolis, MD to Anacortes, WA...
  8. Trailering 2700lb sportie cross country with Xterra? In February...

    Boat plus trailer is about 3700 lbs... Not sure on the tongue weight...
  9. Well, it's about that time to move across the country again. This time in February. Fun. I have been researching some options on having it shipped, but was hoping to get some thoughts on trailering my 2700lb Elliott 770 behind my 2013 Nissan Xterra in the event that the shipping becomes too cost prohibitive. Anyone out there have any similar moves with the mighty (Se)Xterra?? Thx!
  10. Double-Handed racing on Chesapeake BAy

    I dig this idea and would be totally stoked to see DH races on the schedule next season!!