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  1. Super Sport Boat

    can you say "kelp stick"??
  2. Wind strength, and correct jib trim has a lot to do with your success
  3. Best Buoyancy Aid for Dinghy and Sport Boat Racing

    I like my Zhik, but have type III"s also. Best answer to the Coasties or the regatta chair is to wear the Zhik while you have a inflatable waist belt in the locker on the boat. USCG says it just needs to be aboard, not necessarily on..
  4. Spin Out

    Speed is your friend, flat is best, if no kite up and you have a jib, leave it backwinded coming out of gybe. It will help keep the bow down
  5. It's good for the gun lobbyist bottom line
  6. Bait, check up on your US History, after the Civil War, the Republicans at the time morphed into the Democrats, and the Dems became the Republican Party.. So in reality, Lincoln was a Dem Nice try at historical revisionism. Did you learn that in Art History? http://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html
  7. Bait, check up on your US History, after the Civil War, the Republicans at the time morphed into the Democrats, and the Dems became the Republican Party.. So in reality, Lincoln was a Dem
  8. I heard 760 rounds were fired by LE during the shootout... I would guess that something "accessed their minds", possibly more than once... "Nice shooting Tex!" And no collateral damage, job well done I say..
  9. Tempesta Gear

    Is the Ed branching out and licencing new kit?? http://www.pezcyclingnews.com/tech-n-spec/castelli-tempesta-review/
  10. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    That's me... I'm in Any rumor that we are staying @ the Gosling's distribution center?
  11. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    Is that when you get pushed off the plank @ the top mark? I'm in...
  12. Coach to Competitor ratio

    Let's drop the games out of this discussion for a moment. I feel there are FAR TOO MANY coach boats out for weekend events.. I have seen 15+ in LB on many occasions.. You want to talk about the cost of sailing these days? I feel this has become a major impact.. Who is paying for these $80K ribs?? We all are in a way. They seem to do a good job of getting in the way on the race course, and it seems most of what they are doing is handing out sammies and water to the kiddies. 30 years ago, you NEVER saw this type of thing, and I would bet that the US medalists from back in the day never had this type of overview when they were developing sailors. They seemed to do fine. To me the cost / benefit ratio is upside down. Rant over, have a nice day.
  13. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    Lol.,. Curry hurries.. 😳
  14. UV Protection Using Auto Clear Coat

    Much cheaper, wont last more than 24mo, but none of them do...
  15. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    So where should regattas be held? It will cost more for PNW teams to make to to FL than EC teams to Bermuda. It cost a lot for EC teams to come to LB, vice versa.. I wish airfare and ground transport were cheaper. Road transit starts about a $1 / mile and goes up from there. look @ a map, it's a big country. Viper one design racing is strong and vibrant in many areas of the country, PNW, So Cal, Northeast, Great Lakes region and soon into the Gulf. Not everyone can make a NA event, either due to time / work constraints or cash flow. But the class is strong and growing. look @ my signature for So Cal events.