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About dcbsheb

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  1. dcbsheb

    West Michigan Thread

    Yes it is, and I'm sure she's thinking the same thing. It is a good looking boat, and I'm pretty sure we're all looking forward to finding out just how quick she is. It would be fun to make a run to Muskegon on her in the right conditions. +/- 85nm across. Just need someone to drive the trailer around.
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    Buy a fuquing ad maybe?
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    J80 125% Genoa

    We had 2 J-80’s at our club on Lake Michigan where average summer conditions range from 5-18 kts. Both were equipped with 155% Genoa, and in less than 10 kts they were very fast upwind. If you had a well-cut 125%, I would imagine that it would give you the ability to point very well while still having the punch to get through the chop. Do it. You won’t regret it.
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    West Michigan Thread

    Not in West Michigan, but this showed up on the west shore of Lake Michigan today. New home for an old favorite.
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    Save Our Seas Legislation Signed!

    Yeah, maybe a little.
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    Save Our Seas Legislation Signed!

    MMSD has been under the jurisdiction of Mayor Tom Barrett (D) for a number of years, yet the left-leaning voters of Milwaukee county continue to elect him. The problem is more due to the lack of a dedicated stormwater management system than it is a deficiency in the sanitary sewer system. Get the stormwater out of the sanitary sewers and you will solve your problem. The Deepwater Tunnel was built as a means to contain extraordinary stormwater runoff, but it has its limits which have been exceeded lately with the monsoon season we’ve had in the upper Midwest.
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    Save Our Seas Legislation Signed!

    Why don’t you go somewhere else with that bull shit. Maybe Scot is looking for new friends.
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    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    Awesome video.
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    How is it possible for this to happen just by accident?
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    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    17.3 on a J 92 is completely doable with no cause for concern. Why would you think differently.
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    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    I did see a guy towing a boat behind us rolling down the highway when his kite flew out of the forward hatch. Not sure it was cut right for that AWA.
  12. I never said anything about Sheboygan having a corner on hospitality, and I’m sorry if my previous comment led you to that conclusion. I’m also not patting anyone on the back. I disagree wholeheartedly that September is a bad time of year for a World Championship on Lake Michigan. This is the 4th World Championship that we’ve hosted here, and all have been in September. You can have your August in Chicago. I’ll pass. Cheers, Dave.
  13. September is typically a great month for sailing in Sheboygan...expect when a big cold front passes through. Today was no exception with a SE’er that filled in at 7-10 kts by 10 am. Sheboygan is a small town and not an exciting destination, especially for international sailors. But if you want a place to go for a regatta with locals that want and know how to host a regatta, it’s tough to beat. It’s been a weird year for weather on Lake Michigan with abnormally high surface temps for an expressed period, then a flip in mid-August which brought very cold temps up from the bottom. Couple that with just odd weather all summer long, and it’s been more of a crap shoot than what is normally a crap shoot for weather. We've made a big effort toward making sailing accessible to all, and I hope that those who were here this week go home with a lasting impression.
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    what's your top boatspeed in a J boat?

    We hit 5.1 kts once on a J 24!
  15. Yesterday (Friday) it blew the ass out of the cat. No racing. Today, for the medal races it started out decent, got very unpredictable during the RS Venture medal race, went L&V for 2 hours in the middle of the day, and finally filled in from the SE at 6-8 kts just in time to finish the final qualifier for the Hanse, and once the medal race for the 2.4mR came around it was blowing 10-12 it’s under bright, sunny skies. Great way to finish off a great week.