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    Changing fleets after the sailing is done?

    Well perhaps, but it would seem that you put much more thought into the nuance of my words than you do into spelling. Jsute Sayeng
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    Changing fleets after the sailing is done?

    Yes - this is my point. I am not defending how that RC acted, just saying that not racing with them seems counterproductive. Perhaps a polite note to the RC (or a discussion at the bar) about this and an understanding of how it would be treated going forward would be a more productive approach.
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    Changing fleets after the sailing is done?

    Having been race chair for quite a few years, I would have given the OP an award and then changed the SIs to avoid this in the future. That said, I think that if these races were casual weeknight races (the OP didn't say) then this is a tempest in a teapot. Saying that "I doubt I’ll enter that club’s future events" seems like an inappropriate reaction.
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    Manhasset Fall Series

    Indeed - we had a great time as well.
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    J/88

    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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    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)
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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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    J/88

    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.
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    2015 ALIR

    I get the lack of desire to protest, and I may well have done the same in your position. Sitting here at my desk without the pressures of the race and the subsequent ride home, it seems like we would all be better off if someone protested this. Intentionally sailing at night without lights is about on par with having a few martinis and driving.
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    Bye Bye to AGM

    Agreed. I have a full monitor system. The only thing I really use/trust are voltage and current
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    My newest project

    I use a snuffer when cruising, but its a slow solution for racing. Also, I find that, with a crew, it is actually simpler to manage the kite with a traditional set/takedown. Kim - you mention using the bow roller as well. The issue that I had was that if I tried to reach, the tack line would quickly chafe through on the cheeks of the roller. I have some funny video of this. We eventually rigged a block to the pin that spans the roller, this got the tack line above the cheeks. It's not a perfect solution, but it is effective. We had the kite up for 15 hours in a distance race last year with sloppy seas and wind in the mid teens to low 20s the entire time. This is why I am thinking about the sprit. It likely wont project more than about a foot past the roller, but it will make a big difference in sail handling. If, like you, I didn't have a pulpit, I probably would not be considering this.
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    My newest project

    Thanks Bob. I should have looked closer. I imagine that it is rigged ahead of time and the tack line is brought back over the pulpit (if there is one). Otherwise, someone would have to step outside of the lifelines while racing. Actually, I guess this is exactly like working with a sprit.