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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.
  10. 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?
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    Are we(racing sailors) a culture of cheaters?

    having just watched a high school sailing coach coach his kids to cheat, then lie when confronted about it ("the PRO pre-approved it", the PRO later denied this claim) and given the courtesy chance to withdraw from the race (a withdraw that wouldn't have changed the outcome of the regatta), I say yes there are cheaters among us. So yes, we have some people actively cheating and promoting it with our youngest sailors.
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    When do you just fucking Give Up ?

    Seems like the vendor should man up and take care of you on this.
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    Flying Tiger

    If you try to attach a strop to the trailer/bow eye you deserve what you get - that's a stupid idea. Put a proper strop on down near the waterline as illustrated above. All the research I did for #71 said that the strop wasn't critical, but to improve luff tension and overall sail shape the strop is a huge winner - for a very cheap investment. The other part is that with a strop and higher luff tensions you'll have higher loads on your tack line. We moved our pole-out line to a 3:1 to handle the higher loads and keep a stock setup.
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    Flying Tiger

    I bought an exact replacement on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014VIKQVO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  15. exactly - a witness would help: did you wave? did you actually yell protest? No witnesses, no contact, no DSQ (in a normal world), just some douche who needs to be outed. But it wasn't my race, so I can't do it.