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  1. West Michigan Thread

    Who? Hroth
  2. Here is an NM on Little Traverse Bay...
  3. J/111 Goes Sailing...

    More stupid (?) stuff. Sometime I like to go daysailing with my wife on our 111. Other times we are delivering long distances. In both cases, we can't for the life of us get the furling jib to unfuck itself. What is happening is the halyard attached to the top drum is wrapping around the forestay, effectively jamming the whole thing up. I like the idea of the furler for both day sailing, crusing and deliveries. We don't use it for racing so not an issue there. My assumption is that the top drum is fubar as it won't spin except under extreme load. Any advice would be welcome. We have the standard Facnor system. Hroth
  4. July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    Do we need to start talking about 2018? One event I want to encourage people to attend is the Ugotta Regatta the weekend after the Chicago-Mac in Harbor Springs. This would be a great opportunity for some one-design work/tuneup for the NAs. If there are at least 5 boats you can sail one-design Friday-Sunday. Maybe encourage the RC to do W-L racing on Friday and Saturday with a Tour of the Bay on Sunday. Just thinking way ahead.... Hroth
  5. West Michigan Thread

    Very cool! Hroth
  6. Tripp 33 polars

    I remember that.... I miss the good times we had on that boat but I don't miss the runners!!!!!! Hroth
  7. West Michigan Thread

    You hear correctly... Hrothgar
  8. West Michigan Thread

    Can't make it this year. Moving home from the cottage that weekend...then taking daughter to college the next weekend...then moving the boat from Harbor to Musketucky the following weekend...plan to be at the NOOD in the spring...have a great time! Hroth
  9. West Michigan Thread

    When are we going to see the Soto in action? Too cool of a boat to waste on Musketucky Wednesday nights. You need to at least do Anchorage and UK fall series this year. Hroth
  10. West Michigan Thread

    Thanks to LTYC for another awesome Ugotta Regatta. Lots of W. Michigan boats in attendance with some nice results. Two chamber of commerce weather days didn't hurt either! Here we are on Saturday! Hrothgar
  11. If you miss a mark, you should be DNF because you didn't sail the proper race course. I heard several stories this year or people missing the S. Graham Shoal Buoy. Not sure how they were all addressed but they should have to go back and round the mark on the proper side. I know on my boat we pay special attention to that particular mark since it would be a shame to sail 290 NM and then miss a mark that is 5 NM from the finish. Hroth
  12. West Michigan Thread

    I believe their position was secure at that point.... Hroth
  13. West Michigan Thread

    I wasn't aware they broke anything.... Hroth
  14. West Michigan Thread

    We lost a kite and a halyard in the squall on Saturday night. Other than that and some bruised egos, nothing else to report. Hroth
  15. But you have a sweet slip in Harbor! Hroth