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  1. Melges 24 Worlds 2018

    In my neck of the woods the Melges 24 Worlds are coming. Melges 24 2018 website is up and taking registrations. Victoria, Canada is a beautiful city and the wind in June is usually 15-20 knots. The local fleet is signing up and we hope you can join us.
  2. Which Smock to buy

    Look at Mustang Survival. Love my new stuff from them. Top quality Mil-spec gor-tex. Might be tough to find and it's pricey. Way better than the Musto stuff I've had.
  3. 2017 Rules Rule 69

    So this happened a few weeks ago. Boat A and B are in different divisions. Boat A is racing a one design with 9 boats and in start sequence, prep flag up. Boat B is PHRF boat similar hull speed, not in start sequence. Both A and B are sailing on starboard paralleling start line 1 boat length below start line, boat B is leeward and bow out with overlap, less than 1 boat length below Boat A, with about 3m45s to Boat A start. Wind is 6knots with 2 knots of current pushing boats toward start line. Boat A asks Boat B to clear starting area at 3m45s, no response. Both sail towards pin for another 55s. Boat A again asks Boat B to clear line as Boat A maneuvers are impeded by boat B. Boat B now responds claiming that they are attempting to keep clear. Boat A responds "quit mucking about and get off the line". Boat B threatens protest for language and to rule 69 protest. Boat B is helmed by a IJ. Boat A is a weekend warrior crowd. If this went to the room, what happens?
  4. Keel Modification

    Lead is dangerous, but very manageable. Good work practices are, proper respirator and other ppe, hepa vacuum, don't wear work clothes outside of containment area ext. All easy to do. We shaped a keel with a power planer. Not hard at all. Went few a few blades though.
  5. THIEVES!!! junior Regatta night shoppers

    Our area junior regattas were strife with petty offences, lunches, drain plugs, inspection ports. I used downrigger wire to secure the plugs to the boats. It's an inside job, keep your eyes peeled. Maybe offer a "no questions asked" return policy. People just want their stuff back, maybe the perp can just crawl in hole and go away.
  6. Trump and Trudeau ... Tough v. Tender

    It's a Canadian thing. I'm surprised Canada has not apologized yet for being next door to America.
  7. Gord Downie

    Many good memories of his concerts. The crowd singing along in unison. The stories he would tell in the middle of songs. My favorite is seeing The Hip is Seattle in the 90s small venue, up close and personal. Fair winds.
  8. Trump and Trudeau ... Tough v. Tender

    Listening to trudeau babble when he is off script is painful. He is a light weight, but doesn't aim to put his foot in his mouth daily. As the saying goes, better to remain silent and be thought a fool, then to speak and remove all doubt.
  9. Foam deck

    Raptor product is among the best. The foam varies in quality from different suppliers. We have the lighter set of single layer. Very happy with it. The fit and finish of the raptor kit is great.
  10. Why would he resign?

    Funny what the msm says when Trump called the msm enemies of the state. When you get two groups spinning B.S., whose do you believe?
  11. Picked up my first cat

    I'm in Vancouver Canada, the boat can with a pin head and a newer dacron sail, it will get me on the water. Ya I would definitely use a heat set dyneema. I'm a fan of lashings anyway. It'll be awhile until bother refinishing the couple delams in the hulls. And I'm hoping a tree doesn't crush the moment I did it all up.
  12. Picked up my first cat

    I'm not going out with present standing rigging. That I do know. It's from the 70s and looks every bit as old. Unfortunately there's no donor stuff around here.
  13. Trump Proposes The Use of Mini-Nukes in Warfare

    Ya we can't allow a submarine gap. The part of article that is relevant is that both Russia and the US maintain an arsenal of mutually assured destruction wrt to submarine launchable strategic weapons. Using a tactical nuke may lead to a greater strategic weapon being used.
  14. Picked up my first cat

    Any reason why I shouldn't use dyneema to replace the standing rigging? I would use 3mm sk90.
  15. Trump Proposes The Use of Mini-Nukes in Warfare

    You are aware that many nuclear armed countries are not all that fond of the USA at the moment. The U.S. doesn't have the worldwide political capital to use a nuke. The USA would be banished and isolated internationally, just as north Korea is atm.