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  1. I thought about going to 2:1 for years with #71 and wound up never doing it. Now, we don't have the same wind here that zks has in SFO, so the 2:1 may be a requirement there. For us, we regularly sail in 5-15, once each summer up to 25-30. Using 5/16" covered Warpspeed 1:1 had manageable stretch (after we got the creep out). To zks' questions though: we never had a problem going up the mast on the spin halyard; if you're going with 2:1 I'd say yes, luggage tag the halyard at the top - on the mast crane - there should be a pin in there aft of the luff track, then run the halyard tail down the mast. I never needed chafe guard, and I never stripped the cover off (as sexy as that is for weight savings, the $$ lost in reduced durability just wasn't worth it for our program).
  2. Amen to the 5/16 warpspeed.
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    Most likely College Sailing 2020 is Canceled

    sadly it probably means Spring 2021 is cancelled too. And, the sailing part is probably one of the safest places you can be, but the problem of bathrooms, vans, weight rooms, etc. all make it more risky.
  4. I can dig out our IRC cert for #71 if that is helpful - we measured into an absurd 1.123. That was a huge F-you so we only used it once.
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    coach of the year

    Who was your best coach? What is your favorite regatta memory, why? What really pisses you off in the sport?
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    Pearson 33-2

    I don't know the 33-2, but I know the 34 from 1983-85 vintage. If space is an issue I think the 34 is a touch bigger but with other tradeoffs. There are a ton of 34s on the market, some have been well maintained / repowered, and might be worth a look. I know there is one listed in the classifieds here that is as mint as a 1983 boat can be. PM me if interested.
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    Chips Gonna Fall. What Opportunity You Seeking?

    This boat is cherry and the trailer is set up right / in new condition. Worth a serious look if interested in the FT10 platform
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    Vineyard Race SI amendment #1

    Don't forget the bug spray and fly swatters...
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    Moving to Connecticut - Looking for a YC

    Take your time, visit each club - everyone will be happy to host you (and if not - well, then you know it wasn't right). LIS has a gift of proximity - many great clubs, each with their own character of junior sailing, handicap racing, offshore, and one-design, plus varying mixes of pools/restaurants/tennis...
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    Cableless code 0 design

    Nice - so they're sewing/laminating in the equivalent of a cable - nice progress, looks like my sails are more than a year old...
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    Cableless code 0 design

    Show me a pic of a boat bigger than 30' with a no-cable zero and carrying decent tension. I've never seen that. Now, if you're exclusively talking about "small sport boats", at some point I'm sure you could build the luff strong enough to carry the tension, but I don't know how small your toy is.
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    Cableless code 0 design

    If you’re building it from scratch I’d say put a cable in it. If you go no cable you’ll never get the luff right enough to fly right. Having a cable doesn’t mean you have to have a furler. On our FT10 we went without the furler just to see if we’d miss it. Sail handling was fine - though a furler would probably be very nice if we used it more often or didn’t have a regular crew.
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    Flying Tiger

    My first boat was a 1987 Soverel 27 - loved that boat. But we outgrew it and bought FT10 #71 - loved owning, sailing and racing it. Sold 71 only because I ran out of time to use it, and an unused boat is not a good thing. DM me if you want to chat.
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    Are we(racing sailors) a culture of cheaters?

    Completely agree - if I had time I’d educate the parents on the other team - but they are mostly not sailors (have no clue about rules) and love “their guy” - it’s hard to have those conversations. if I really had time and a few willing witnesses I’d put him up for a 69 - his behavior was that offensive.
  15. So kids, the moral of the story is, ignore the rules you don’t like and you’ve got a good shot at dodging any penalty. Remind me why sailing is dying?