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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Soft shackle

    I made a couple of the Celtic Shackles using 3 mm Amsteel with Spectra lashing for the Celtic knot. The Celtic knot does not slide easily and the Amsteel part should be strong so I wonder if this solution is viable for some boat applications? Would using a slightly elastic line for the Celtic knot to limit slippage improve the reliability?
  2. Best "Not a Truck" tow vehicle

    Towed my Laser 28 with a F-150 with no issues at all. I think wheelbase length is a big factor. Didn't like being behind friends towing their Laser 28's with Grand Cherokees, or in front of them in the mountains for that matter! My diesel Touareg tows my A-Cat just fine.
  3. Weta anarchy

    I only have the big gennaker, hope to pick up a regular size one at the Annapolis Boat Show. With the big one, I leave it up but the one time I have sailed so far in over 12 knots of breeze it started to unfurl. The big gennaker came with a turning block \ cleat that is supposed to be riveted to the mast and then the halyard is fed through that. It would make it easier to raise and lower the sail but so far I have been hesitant to drill holes in the mast.