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  1. Before casting too many stones, take a look at an AIS screen of that area of the world and blow it up. There are many places where there are 10 ships transiting a single square mile at once. In essence, we are talking about operating in such congestion that the safe keep-out maneuvering operating envelope of many ships are overlapped much of the time.
  2. As a STEM type, you can appreciate the odds of the connection not happening.
  3. Carl is on Facebook. I do not have number, but try there.
  4. When actual facts finally are found, a much different picture may emerge. Damage to port side of container ship may mean overtaking, and note vessels may have been in a traffic control system .
  5. No big deal, but if the first event was 38 years ago, this is likely not the oldest of its kind in America. I know of a Club that was doing Wednesday Night Races this in 1960s.
  6. Custom boats require a HIN; The USCG even issues a special series of "homebuilt" numbers since they do not have normal manufacturers initials embedded. I know because I had to obtain one and carve it into the fiberglass hull. Karl
  7. At the risk of offending, I think it is fair to say this model shows some signs of being crudely made - in which case matching it to a precise vessel may not be possible because of differences in the hull form as modelled.
  8. You might want to be cautious about using advice from a "any guru" to design your own rigging. In my experience, you are likely to get a wide range of answers, and then which one do you trust ? Karl
  9. If I recall correctly, Arnie Gay sailed one called "Little Babe" in the Annapolis-Newport race in 1971 back when taking such a boat was widely considered not to be a good thing to do. Karl
  10. 1. Do not spend more on a new build than you can afford to lose. Not saying you want to lose, just be sure you are prepared to handle it. 2. The builders stability is everything. If you need to enforce a contract, you are behind the power curve already. Not an excuse not to have a good contract, but the best one is one you never need. 3.Contracts in foreign countries are a nightmare if anything goes wrong. Karl
  11. They probably look like promos because they are promos. Much of professional sports has become all about putting "asses in seats", and that means appealing to those who are not already involved. Just look at sports that have 100+ game seasons that count for naught once the playoffs start with half the league given a fresh shot as if absolutely nothing had transpired.
  12. At one time there was a rule that prohibited sheeting a headsail to anything projecting beyond the deck edge. Understand the last time I was up to date on the rules for sheeting and trimming sails, dinosaurs roamed the Chesapeake Bay region.
  13. I believe the hiking shown in the 12M picture was introduced in the 50s by Bus Mosbacher in the LIS IOD class and called, back in the day, a "Bumble Bee" hike after the name of his IOD. Prior to that keel boat hiking was facing forward with one elbow and one knee on deck.
  14. The Sea Cliff Yacht Club once long ago held a winter activity called the Downwind Yacht Club. There was a purpose built shallow tank with fanse across one end and lanes. The design rule was the boat had to fit through as specific size round hole. The winning boat back in the day was a spinnaker of that diameter attached to a small pontoon hull trailing behind on a long stick to give the craft directional stability.
  15. I would say the more solid the recipients organization has proven to be, the safer is your deduction. There are risks. Karl