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    Looking to Get into A-Class Fleet

    Keeping all of this in mind the loads on the platform are higher, so not all "floaters" are a good candidate for conversion. Integrated cross beams and a beefed up transom are 2 big points.
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    Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

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    Sunglasses Keeper

    Drill small hole in the ear piece and run some heavy (100lb or>) monofilament leader through them and use leader crimp barrels for the appropriate size mono. If you know any guys who fish offshore they could hook you up easily. The heavier mono holds a loop shape well also, to keep it from tangling or hanging against your neck. Works like a champ. Crimp barrels:
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    My guess would be the bow damage is from the longeron/sprit. It had enough lines through it and attached to it to keep it around awhile.
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    Gunboat 68

    That's an Outremmer feature afaik. Has anyone ever tried a main/boom setup with no clearance over the coachroof to get the A-cat/AC72 endplate effect? The 55's I worked on had minimal clearance between the boom and coachroof. IMO,It doesn't seem reasonable to have it touch on a none thoroughbred race boat as every tack, jibe and flog is wearing on the coachroof . Not to mention stretch.
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    Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    So they are closing down the North Carolina facility in total,...and all (or much) of its labor force I assume?? Yes, closed down. It was fun while it lasted.
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    A Cat Worlds Medemblik

    He got you to respond, that's the point, right? Do yourself a favor and don't waste your time on these trolls. Some of us can appreciate 'most' of your commentary. Keep at it.
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    Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    Thanks A 105er, that's (Timbalero) was what I was wondering. Holland composites just announced it's new F4 (ex G4) as it's new offshore racer line. Big brother to the F1. So it appears they didn't get shafted, thankfully. Holland composites has made a new division called DNA Performance Sailing. Site is here , but it's not up yet
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    Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    Can you explain this more? Who ends up with the G4?
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    Helmets compulsory at A Class Worlds

    Should be the sailors choice. They might be a good idea, but too many nannies.
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    Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    In all fairness, Walter Cooper has shot beach cat footage from the Worrell 1000's, Tybee 500's, and the A cat NAs . Though not all foiling (this year's A cat NAs were foiling) , we went plenty fast and he always got great shots without slowing us down. As far as what went down in Naptown, if he wasn't at the helm of the photo boat, it's hard to pin the blame on him. And Clean I know from first hand experience you're not afraid to get in the mix yourself, but in the end it's up to the driver to steer the right course.
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    Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    I know the guy who did the fixing and he was an employee of GB. I saw a repaired rudder he was taking back up there and saw the pics of the new bearing he had to make in Naptown. So I know those parts WERE damaged.He's also one of the best carbon repair elves there is. I heard the same things from him, Clean posted, but I'd still love to see a pic of the outboard.
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    Chapter 11 for Gunboat

    Apparently a Magazine press rib was driven between the hulls while taking pictures. Can't see how that stupidity should reflect on Gunboat, but often logic defies this place. I had also heard Toccata was sold but don't know for sure, and again, can't see how having owners switch to a completely different past time is a reflection on GB. They've stated their problems , that should be enough . No reason to make up more problems except jealousy or an agenda. I certainly wouldn't be jealous of PJ right now.
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    New cruising multis

    You movin' on up, Thunder Muffin? If so, I'll bring the rum.
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    info is gonna come from the street, don't hold you breath for some executive summary w/ glossy 8x10's from GB. Anyone have a contact in the fishing operation along the mid atlantic? Got to imagine if one of their boys had a $2m + catch on the line it would get some chatter on the radios out there... Did you happen to get what port? I'd heard it was off Wilmington a few weeks ago, but not sure if that was accurate. If so it must have gotten in an eddy.