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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Picked up my first cat

    Any reason why I shouldn't use dyneema to replace the standing rigging? I would use 3mm sk90.
  10. 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.
  11. Picked up my first cat

    Thanks for the info. It's now on a light air lake. I should be fine with my fat ass in a trap, I hope. So do you drive down in puff downwind or hang on and pucker up? I remember sailing a boat that had too fine of entry, couldn't drive down in puff on a plane or she would pitchpole. Fun but a little scary.
  12. Picked up my first cat

    When you say " they don't sail like a modern cat" what do you mean?
  13. Smoky skies

    The Oregon Eagle creek fire is going to change the landscape of one of my favorite place to sail. I hope cascade locks will be spared.
  14. Picked up my first cat

    So I just got given a 1968 A cat. KC 103 I think. Its a unicorn I believe. Needs a little tlc. But nothing I can't handle. The rigging needs replacing, can I ditch the wire and go with dyneema? The foils are wood and a little beat up, ok more than a little beat. The dagger boards are missing a few inches of the bottom. What is the latest foil section that cat sailors are using? The boom is wood, I doubt it will last long. Has a funky vang system. Has anyone here owned a unicorn? What are they like to sail?
  15. Help me rig my Melges 24

    We use bowlines.