GHarbor1

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  1. You'd certainly want to be a later starter today.
  2. Indeed. I did not know who the second on board was.
  3. Joby Easton on Raindrop is a very good sailor.
  4. This: http://sailish.com/index.php/2016/07/15/why-crossfire-pulled-out-of-vic-maui/
  5. The four big boats are sailing within sight of each other - as close as a mile apart. Pretty cool to yell "starboard!" at another boat while sailing offshore.
  6. Intermittent communication problems. Boy, a near-rhumb line course is looking unusually tempting...
  7. This was clearly another in a string of lies. If you're from Seattle, you clearly know that Durant is no longer in Oklahoma. (How'd this thread go so long before someone picked up on that?) What? https://goo.gl/maps/zFXqeNu6buK2 I'll let others here handle this one.
  8. This was clearly another in a string of lies. If you're from Seattle, you clearly know that Durant is no longer in Oklahoma. (How'd this thread go so long before someone picked up on that?)
  9. Certainly no real advantage to being in the first day's start.
  10. Bummed to miss it, but am attending my son's college graduation. Good excuse, for sure.
  11. Former owner here. I swore off racing about 7 years ago and sought out a good sailing boat that could take my wife and I cruising to Desolation Sound and all places in between. My short list included an Olson 34 in LA upon which we offered (failed survey - bad keel bolts) and an Express 34 in Chicago (seller got strange and I don't really think he owned the boat!) before finding a 1982 C&C 34 in Blaine. Bought it, dumped a bunch of money into it for some great updates, cruised it extensively and raced it 1x per year (Race to the Straits, because it's such a cool race). Hard to sail to its rating, but the boat is pretty easy to handle in anything other than big waves downwind and trying to make it go downwind in super light air. Overall liked the boat. Sold it to a nice couple from where I live who continue to love it. I moved up to a C&C 41. There are some things to watch out for on the 34 (soft cockpit floor, bulkhead integrity), but it's a lot of boat for the money. My wife and I cruised it for a month at a time and it was completely comfortable. The Olson and Express options are good but I'm guessing are still above your specified budget. PM me if you need further.
  12. Edit: Not Diversion. Was named Standing Ovation when it came to GH fro SF.
  13. I'm speculating a bit and relying on a distant memory, but... I see the "More Power" graphic on the front of the cockpit. I seem to recall that this boat was once named More Power and before that, it was named Major Damage (ironic, huh?). It originally sailed in San Francisco and was the J-35 class champion at least once. It then came to Puget Sound. It was renamed something else (I cannot recall that name, but maybe Diversion, but I might be mixing that up with another J-35) and sailed occasionally out of Gig Harbor. When it was for sale, I think that the word was it had already sustained significant damage to the keep sump area and been repaired. I'm sure someone can correct me if I'm wrong about some/all of this.
  14. Amazingly fast Hein Bank Race. I've spent more time on Toliva Shoal.