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Sal Minella

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  1. S2 7.9

    I have an inboard, I made all the headsails ~107% so I can singlehand or just sail with my wife (we both have bad backs and didn't want to hassle with an overlapping genoa), I kept the roller furling unit that came with it (the boat was actually a cruiser when I got it, ripped a ton of wind gear off the top of the mast) so mark roundings are a breeze, took off the bow pulpit (with the intention of going to an A sail at some point) and put in a masthead sheave so I have a masthead kite. The boat sails very nicely, lots of room below and is pretty competitive on the water. http://www.dbaxterphotography.com/Doyle_Sailmakers_Rhode_Island/Pages/EGYCAnnualRegatta2017.html#263 http://www.dbaxterphotography.com/Doyle_Sailmakers_Rhode_Island/Pages/EGYCAnnualRegatta2017.html#288
  2. New US Ambassador to Canada is retarded

    You think that's bad, you should check out our Secretary of Education.
  3. US Watercraft goes to Auction!

    it's wet.
  4. Any 1D 35's in Bristol/Newport, RI area?

    Hall Spars owned one for rig development before they folded, if you know how to get in touch with Eric Hall you might be able to find out where it is.
  5. a question for those in the know about sail trim

    If you look at the geometry of the headsail and the main you can see the reasoning, I think. A J-35, like a lot of mid-80's boat as you describe them, have large overlapping genoas, dropping the traveler shuts down the slot and will blow up the main in any kind of breeze. Open 60's have non overlapping jibs and huge mains (or roller furling genoas that only come out when reaching), they also reach 90% of the time so the traveler is down while the jib is barberhauled out or eased enough that the slot stays open. They also don't have vangs because the boom is at the base or often based on the deck, the wide traveler is the only way to close down the leech for power when cracked off. In the video shown the traveler car is living at the edge of the cockpit but there is only a small jib up with good twist so the slot stays open enough that the main isn't blowing up, when he is in full reach the jib is eased and the main is full and pulling. The picture of the boat with the wide ass and full length traveler isn't a good example of anything, it's blowing hard there and the jib lead is way too far forward and the outhaul isn't on so the main is overly deep and the jib leech is blowing the main up so they have the traveler way to weather, I doubt they were going very well.
  6. More Teachers Behaving Badly

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/georgia-middle-school-teacher-arrested-143721203.html it just never ends