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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. S2 7.9

    Outboards are considered quicker. A fair number of the inboards were converted, i.e. the motor was removed, strut opening glassed over. For most racing, there is no reefing, though if only PHRF some may have usable reefs in the main. Most mains made for one design racing have reef grommets, but they are not reinforced. We race with 5, so single handed it may be a bit tender. With 5 on board, cross over from No. 1 to No. 3 is about 19 knots apparent.
  2. Probably shouldn't raise this from the past as it has been discussed to death with no obvious solution(s), but found this quote concluding an article discussing the future of print magazines rather interesting. (I follow things related to the paper manufacturing industry as it is one of our main customer bases. Fortunately other grades of paper are doing well). Mr. Andersen, who now writes books and hosts a public radio show, said that magazines might eventually gain a cult following akin to the interest around other obsolete media, like vinyl records. “Eventually, they’ll become like sailboats,” he said. “They don’t need to exist anymore. But people will still love them, and make them and buy them.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/23/business/media/the-not-so-glossy-future-of-magazines.html
  3. How to get event coverage on FP

    I did a write-up 8 (yikes, really) some years ago about racing our S2 7.9 in a upper Midwest 40 mile race. They put it up on front page (yes, it exists). Suppose I should think about contributing again, though different boats these days.
  4. On the other end of the spectrum, in India and Bangladesh, they drive with their high beams on ALL the time at night. Between the blinding light and the ever present dust and grime covering windshields, I have no idea how anybody can see. And any lane markings are not even suggestions, a 4 lane highway easily accommodates at least 6 wide. The worst is the 2 lane roads where you have pedestrians, bikes, motorcycles and mopeds, the little CNG rickshaws, horse drawn carts, occasional elephant and wagon, and trucks all swerving around each other into the oncoming traffic and (hopefully) ducking back just in time. No, I don't drive over there, but freaking scary enough being a passenger.
  5. GPS antenna mounting/UV breakdown of cable?

    I had a Raymarine Es7 chartplotter/GPS installed this spring by the marina due to my travel schedule at the time. It has a hockey puck-type antenna, so maybe a bit different from previous generation antennas. They installed the antenna in the deck between the companionway and some cabintop clutches. I wasn't thrilled at the time, but it actually has not been an issue. When not in race mode, the antenna lives under a dodger and has no problem receiving signals.
  6. I cannot add any info on this incident. I was commodore and instructor at UW Hoofer Sailing Club (way) back in the late 80's. UW Lifesaving (aka "Harvey") was always a well run and valuable service on the lake. We obviously worked closely with them on weather events and retrieving wayward folks just beginning to learn how to sail. Very sad to hear of this. Pretty sure they always ran with at least 2 people on board, so even harder to understand how lookout failed.
  7. Pretty sure your twin "booms" are dual spinnaker poles. I suspect gybing chutes was done by connecting pole to the soon to be new windward, luff and disconnecting pole from the new leeward side. There may also have been a reaching strut.
  8. I don't remember port of call, but I am pretty sure I saw Brassy in Leland, MI harbor a couple years ago when we were cruising N. Lake Michigan. As I recall, current owners had added basically a full enclosure around the cockpit.
  9. mondo bondage

    When at school at U of WI, we had a 33 that had been donated to the Hoofer Sailing Club on campus. Long time ago, but maybe Boness(?) family from somewhere on west coast donated it. "Mariah." As late teens and early 20 something's, we raced her hard in the Mendota Yacht Club series, and as a party boat in the evenings, docking at Edgewater hotel for sunset cocktails or post-race drinks, and a couple of fraternity docks for even later evenings. Lotsa fun. A few times the engine would be on the fritz, but could sail and park her at the dock like a dinghy. Long after I left, I think the story was she got hit by powerboat while on the mooring and suffered an untimely demise.
  10. New Version - Official Issues/Comment Thread

    When I hover over that on/off button in the SA notification settings, a pop-up says the administrator has disabled this from being toggled. Probably not the highest item on your list, I'll just close the box for now.
  11. New Version - Official Issues/Comment Thread

    With the update, I now get a popup notification on EVERY view, that says the site wants to send me notifications (Windows 10 Pro, yeah, yeah, but we are stuck with it at work). I don't really need to know what is going on when I am not on the site. I don't have notifications enabled on Windows and don't really want to just for this site. In the SA profile settings, I turned off all notifications except that "Profile, Someone posts on my profile," the ability to toggle on/off is disabled by the administrator. I don't know the purpose of this, but can this be changed so it can be turned off as well?
  12. Machinery movers in Kentucky?

    Wisconsin based, but just read article about Allstates Rigging. They go all over the USA. Otherwise, some of the bigger mechanical contractor companies like Boldt (well, also WI based, but locations around the country).
  13. Navtec finished?

    As a manufacturer and buyer of machinery from time to time, we get emails and mailings from auction houses all the time (several per week). I don't know how they get our name or particularly email addresses, but obviously there are a ton of databases for sale out there. We have never bought anything at auction, but they keep trying. Just got one for a plant in the UK, which is a little far for a midwest USA firm to get too excited about.
  14. Navtec finished?

    Sounds like any possible suitor may just wait for auction...... Thursday, April 6, 2017, 1:00 PM (ET) Navtec Rigging Solutions - Machinery & Equipment Online Auction By Order of the Secured Creditor, Major Offering By Online Auction, Assets of Navtec Rigging Solutions, Including: CNC Machining Centers, CNC Turning Centers, Machine Tools, Finishing Equipment, Specialty Manufacturing Equipment, Material Handling, Raw Materials, etc. http://thomasauction.com/auction-details.asp?id=438
  15. Show your boat sailing thread

    Here is shot taken by a friend from shore (up on bluff) of us powered up in a race from couple of years ago.