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About Schnick

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  1. Schnick

    Spinnaker Sheet Set Up

    We are more efficient jobbing in all wind conditions with sheets and guys on our Schock35 so as noted above, set up with T8 on guy and soft shackle on sheets. I run an A kite under 12 knots and have same setup.
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    squaretop headsails?

    Could be totally wrong but I think the Mini 6.50s and Aussie 18s are doing this too - no IRC anything there. They may be getting extra sail area from the change in those classes I guess. A square-top jib would theoretically exhibit a twist profile closer to that of a squarish mainsail, which could make the rig set up better on certain classes.
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    Modern wiring standards

    Check out the blue seas app for sizing wiring. It will give you sizes based on ampacity and voltage drop. good guide, and really what is the savings to go past 16awg?
  4. You said short handed - strike the Schock off the list if you mean for racing. Only goes upwind with 9 on the rail. Great boat otherwise, and easy enough to cruise with two people.
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    Dobroth MORC 30

    Given the high tech build and crazy hardware / hydraulics etc on these MORC maxis, and the relatively sucky boat speeds, I think these would all make great deck-donors for better boats. Maybe even reuse the front third of the hulls, but rebuild the back half with less rocker and take half the weight out of them. If I was looking to build a 30'ish racer on the cheap it seems like it would be a cool way to do it.
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    At 240 a lot of AC wiring can be only 16 awg which wont cut it for most 120V loads. And a lot of the breakers will be around 8A which will not work for 120. The actual frequency thing is not that big of a deal outside of inverters.
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    Mo Bettah Too

    Best thing to make that cockpit more comfortable and functional is to get rid of that crossmember entirely and lead the runners to the front of the cockpit. Opens up tons of space in the cockpit, keeps crew weight out of the back, makes the boat look about 20 years more modern.
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    Mo Bettah Too

    Grey will look like the inside of a shitty old tugboat. Yachts should only ever be white inside.
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    PHRF NW vs BC?? WTF

    Manana is still in the asym and prod and loves it. Tried same experiment on the Schock this year and not so fond. J 35 rates 73 in Bc..
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    Towing a 13' Whaler...

    My boat has a huge crack in the transom because the PO towed his 13' whaler and it surfed up and nailed the mothership.
  11. I actually think they were allowed to motor in the first race.
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    Dyneema vs. German Shepherd

    10 minutes tops. Gave a piece of 1/2" amsteel blue to my buddys malinois, did not last a day.
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    Durable NMEA2000 cables?

    I install a lot of these and I am a B&G certified tech/installer. I would go Maretron for the backbone cables and the micro tees. Spur cables you can probably use the supplied cheaper cables, which are lighter, as the voltage drop on a short spur should be pretty negligible.
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    Kirby 30

    That boat has a way taller rig than Blue Otter and other stock K30s. Why jumpers and runners? Same as any boat, runners to hold the rig up and provide headstay tension, jumpers to prevent the top half of the main washing out when you sheet on in 10 knots of breeze. The NM29 you were looking at has same.
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    Kirby 30

    Ultimately the K30 offers the speed of a J30 with the interior of a J29. Basically thats why I never owned one. I love the K25, anf the 30 like the 25 needs weight way forward to perform in light air. But with SJB's search parameters its not a bad choice. And cheap. Way faster than a half ton type boat.