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  1. Looks to be a pin on the side of a tug for use in an ATB or ITB pair. The pin moves out to slide into a hole on the barge to keep the tug and barge together while the tug is pushing.
  2. I assume you're aware of this offering https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/boa/d/29-racerlight-cruiser/6260416786.htm There was a 30 for sale in Seattle, but the posting is gone.
  3. Bob, I know you said the dinnette is raised, but what is the height of the dinnette vs the helm? If a passenger is sitting at the nav station, what is their visibility forward compared to the helm? I am thinking that if the seatback in way of the dinnette / nav station is on a pivot, then it could work both for sitting at the dinnette and at the nav station, which could then be a nice place for a passenger to sit. But that may not work if the seat has to be really high.
  4. Agreed on the wind. We owned a Landfall 38 for three seasons, and each year spent most of the time motoring. Since I sail 50 to 60 days a year on a race boat, I get plenty of sailing in. So we traded the sailboat for a powerboat for cruising. I figure, if you are going to motor, you might as well be comfortable, and be able to go a decent pace. We can motor at 10 to 12 knots, which is handy when heading to make noon slack at a pass 40 miles away. It's the difference between leaving the anchorage at 6am vs 8am. Plus, with the powerboat, we can be more protected from the weather, which extends the cruising season for us. Last year we were the only boat out at the bay we went to over Halloween. I know most will think it's heresy to promote cruising in a powerboat, and I am sure I am going to take flack for it. But the fact is that in this area, the best weather for cruising typically has the least wind. On our latest trip, there was only one day out of 8 when we would have been sailing had we still been on the Landfall. The rest of the time, there was zero wind, or it was on the nose (in a pass only a mile wide).
  5. Use your back-up handheld VHF?
  6. Our set up is for symmetric kites.
  7. We have a peeling strop permanently rigged on the forestay. (It doubles as a clip on point for the jib halyard to that you can tip the rig forward going downwind). The tack of the new kite goes to the strop. The clew goes to a temporary changing sheet. Hoist the new kite, douse the old, then change to the normal sheet/guy pairs. The alternate method we use is a bareheaded change. The advantages are; less time rigging changing lines and much less opportunity for a halyard mess, an easier hoist and douse. Just have the new kite bag clipped on the rail, spike the old kite. Bow hooks up the new tack while the old sail is coming down. Mast grabs the halyard at the end of the douse and passes it to the bow to attach. A third person helps with the douse, and grabs the old sheet to attach to the new sail. If everything is properly organized, you are only without a properly flying kite for a minute, which really is not much difference from having two kites up at once. We started doing this during nightime peels, and now do it more often than option 1.
  8. I assure you that the marina owners are not raking in huge amounts of money by charging high moorage rates to tie up on decaying docks. Running a marina in BC is quite expensive. Have you ever looked at the cost of contracting a pile driver? Even when that cost is spread across two or three facilities in the same bay, it's still a lot. Then there are the costs of maintaining the fuel dock, running a store, paying staff, etc, etc... And to say that "most" docks are a hazard is a gross exaggeration and unfair to the many operators who spend significant time and money on replacement and expansion projects. For every facility that you can name which is in bad shape, I'm sure I can list several which I have found to be excellent. I can't recall any that we tied up to during Van Isle which I felt unsafe at.
  9. One more sleep until we start the trek south! Slip assignments are posted, crew is wrangled, it's time for adult summer camp!
  10. I think its hilarious that Brent claims that several of his boats have been Classed (that is the correct term, not "certified") by LR when the only set of drawings we have seen show the fuel tank adjacent to the pottable water tank, which is something LR would never approve. In order to be classed, drawings need to be approved prior to construction. It is possible to have a vessel classed after completion, but tee drawings are still required to be submitted. In both cases, the drawings are then returned with a stamp saying they are "Examined". I wonder why we don't see that stamp on the drawings Brent has provided. Below is the list of drawings required for steel vessels built under the LR Special Service Craft Rules (which includes yachts). Can we these drawings for yoru boat Brent? 2.4 Plans to be submitted 2.4.1 Plans covering the following items are to be submitted: Midship sections showing longitudinal and transverse material. Profile and decks. Shell expansion. Oiltight and watertight bulkheads. Propeller brackets. Double bottom construction. Pillars and girders. Aft end construction. Engine room construction. Engine and thrust seatings. Fore end construction. Hatch cover construction. Deckhouses and superstructures. Sternframe. Rudder, stock and tiller. Equipment. Loading Manuals, preliminary and final (where applicable). Scheme of corrosion control (where applicable). Ice strengthening. Welding schedule. Hull penetration plans. Support structure for masts, derrick posts or cranes. Bilge keels showing material grades, welded connections and detail design. Any special arrangements (e.g anchor deployment systems, submarine anchor pockets). 2.4.2 The following supporting documents are to be submitted: General arrangement. Capacity plan. Modes of operation for which the craft is designed (speeds corresponding to displacement and non-displacement mode as applicable). Lines plan or equivalent. Dry-docking plan. Towing and mooring arrangements. Sail/rigging plan, indicating loadings (as applicable to sailing craft). 2.4.3 The following supporting calculations are to be submitted: Equipment Number. Hull girder still water and dynamic bending moments and shear forces as applicable. Midship section modulus. Structural items in the aft end, midship and fore end regions of the craft. Preliminary freeboard calculation. 2.5 Novel features 2.5.1 Where the proposed construction of any part of the hull or machinery is of novel design, or involves the use of unusual material, or where experience, in the opinion of LR, has not sufficiently justified the principle or mode of application involved, special tests or examinations before and during service may be required. In such cases a suitable notation may be entered in the Register Book.
  11. Nine boats in Div 1. Could be the biggest fleet there.
  12. In a couple of cases, boats weren't able to get their information together in time to get a rating certificate. Not sure about the others. But there will be 16 boats in ORC overall. Lack of wind, and adverse current both until late Saturday.... could be a long first day.
  13. I realize I am late to this discussion. But my though is, if it's foggy enough in Puget Sound to want to use the radar, you are not likely going to be standing at the outside helm anyway.
  14. Or not. Dobbs was pretty careful with his PR. "First regatta in North America to exclusively use ORC for all handicap racing." I tried to disprove it and failed. 2017 KW results below. But that's not the OP. They said it was the first time it has been used at a major North American regatta. There was nothing about "exclusive" in that statement.