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    Painting a racing dinghy

    The very first post..... who's Finn is that?
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    SoCal Clubs to check out?

    Go to Mission Bay Yacht Club..... fantastic views over the bay, lots of sailing and racing, and Al makes the best marguarita on the planet! My very favorite yacht club.
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    Olympic sailing, is it still the pinnacle?

    With huge kudos to George Thorogood and the Delaware Destroyers. Aka Lonesome George. He got a hair cut, and he got a REAL job! Or, at least his brother Bob did.
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    What's the most popular 2 person raced dinghy in US?

    Lido 14 Class Championships are at Encinal YC in July, if that helps.
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    Looking for used Megabyte

    Why not just go with the real deal, and sail a Finn? Lots of boats in the US, fleets around the country as well. If you're in the gulf coast, there's a huge fleet in Fairhope, Alabama.
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    State registration display boards?

    On our California based boat, we're documented, and we're done. Period. No CF #'s needed with a documented vessel.
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    Vagabond 14 restoration

    For those little chips along the bottom chine? Sand off the resin that someone painted, and then fill it with Marine Tex. Strong stuff, and its already white enough that it'll come close to matching.
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    Sailing in SO CAL over the President's Day weekend, Buckle up

    Ah, who cares. Boats all put away after an absolutely lovely Midwinters down in San Diego. Now that the boats all tucked away in the garage, let it rain, let it rain, let it rain. Oh, and nuke, too.
  9. Look in the Harken catalog. If they don't have it, you're doing something wrong. The fitting that Ctutmark showed, however, is spot on.
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    Are You Tougher Than Me?

    I sail a Finn. Deal with it. Advil is your friend.
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    Finn sailing

    That's a $5000 boat.
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    Work in Yacht Design Offices

    I have a Dick Carter designed North American 40. Clearly the best sailing keel boat that I've ever sailed, bar none. Powerful, goes to weather in big breeze like its on rails. Just an absolute joy to sail. Last weekend, about a 10 mile weather leg in 24 knots of breeze, no reef, and the boat just ate that shit up. Still puts a smile on my face.
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    Arm Fatigue

    I sail a Finn. We use a main sheet cleat. Are we pussies?
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    Interesting One-Design Classes only sailed in one area.

    I did the Star of the North regatta in '08, flying in from Long Beach, Ca. Indeed, this is the only fleet of Capri 25's in the country. I too have a soft spot for these boats since selling Suicidal Bird.