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    PHRF and Overlap...

    Don't know where you are but in the mid-atlantic, you can get credit for smaller sails, but it depends on the configuration. For instance, if you have a modern boat that is designed for non-overlapping headsails, you don't get credit for their small size. Here is the language:
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    YRALIS PHRF Committee Purge

    Not legal in our region, although I'll have to remember that the next time I do the Vineyard race.
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    YRALIS PHRF Committee Purge

    Yes We had an issue where our Clubs PHRF rep saw some people carrying doors and tables down the dock. He mentioned to them that they can't race that way, and they acted like he was being completely unreasonable.
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    Pulling your sail boat out for the winter

    Ice can be harsh. Even though the marina is not frozen, you could have ice in any through hulls, etc. Any place that water could collect would be a potential for damaging ice. If you had a small crack in the fairing at the keel-hull joint, you could get ice damage. It's all bad. This explains your observation that the 15% who don't care about their boats leave them in for the cold winter.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Indeed - we had a great time as well.
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    What we see is in line with JL92S' comments. On our 88, we get 11-12 kts of boat speed with full crew and wind speed in the 18-20 kt range.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    In, at least for the first weekend.
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    Club racer electronics

    We have a triton, zeus setup, but mostly we use Boat Speed, Mag Heading, and the WIndex. The toys are nice, they are fun to play with, and if you don't spend too much time looking at them, they can be helpful, particularly if you let yourself get distracted and need to regain some situational awareness. On a bigger boat with a dedicated tactician, I think they would be more useful.
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    North sails ,pricing, discounts

    I can't give you hard numbers. In my OD fleet, the boats using 3di are getting multiple seasons and the sails still look great. The high end sails from other lofts look tired after a season. The prices are not significantly different. The boats using 3di are also doing well in the results, so it is not a case of the sails lasting longer because they are heavier. This compatison is largely vs string sails, I don't have first hand knowledge of comparison against carbon panel sails.
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    North sails ,pricing, discounts

    I find that the 3dis last longer than high end products from other makers. This adds a total cost of ownership component to the discussion.
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    My newest project

    My dad had the same one. The photo brings back memories. To put it completely in perspective, that $300 from the mid 70s could buy a well configured iMac today. (or 2 well configured windows boxes)
  12. The only time that I complain about the foredeck crew is when they are not properly blocking spray and we are getting wet in the back of the boat. Other than that, they are usually aware and addressing any issue before we even know something is amiss.
  13. I do this with a 25,000lb 43 footer. Works great. Use it mainly for distance racing, but have a sock that I use when cruising.
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    My newest project

    For those of us that just quietly follow along on these journeys (and I assume there are many of us) it is a shame that because of the behavior of a few trolls you can't share more openly. If I were in your shoes, I would do the same. It's just unfortunate. I will continue to enjoy and learn from whatever you choose to share. Thanks for taking us on the journey!
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    I just installed one of Jeff's strops on my boat. The old strop did not have a bend, it was just too long. New strop is working great and we can finally get the headstay tune where we want it. As a side benefit, the furler, while still less than ideal, works much better.