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  1. flying in pro Race Officers

    At the J/80 East Coast Champs last year the RC decided to start a race in under 5 knots, and abandoned on the last leg. Not a big deal, right? Except that they were planning on abandoning BEFORE they even started.
  2. Connecticut-Puerto Rico

    Thanks for all the info! I think we're gonna pick a solid weather window and go to Bermuda and then down.
  3. Connecticut-Puerto Rico

    Friend of mine is moving from New London to San Juan, PR this summer for work, and need to figure out how to get his Beneteau first 38 down there. The move will happen between mid-May to early August, wondering if anyone has input on jumping off spots or general ideas on how to do the trip... Definitely not afraid of doing it all in one go, and we have the skills and equipment to do so, but jumping down the coast before making the move east might be easier? Appreciate any input. Thanks!
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Collision with another boat. Fuck!
  6. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Rumor from???
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Now that would be compelling footage
  8. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Screencapped it so we can shame them later if necessary
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Protest to be heard at 1500 local
  10. Green Marine DTS

  11. Green Marine DTS

    Sounds like Green Marine is no more. Anyone have details?
  12. Hazards to Navigation Galveston Bay

    Call the Coast Guard and tell them. They can investigate, look at it with a side-scan sonar, and decide whether or not it needs to get removed and/or marked. Try Sector Houston Galveston first.
  13. Home Renovations Anarchy

    I agree. And with water heaters, expensive long life ones are functionally identical to cheapo shorter life ones but with more anodes. Replace your anode in the cheap one every few years and it will outlast the expensive one. But AC is something else. The money you invest in a high efficiency unit will have you hit payback four times faster than a furnace ... electric isn't cheap per BTU like gas, you'll save with efficient cooling and then you save again because a more efficient unit tends to lasts longer, and then you save again because the AC doesn't need to remove as much of its own waste heat. Good to know about the water heater. There's no central AC in the house, so we don't have to worry about that. Most places up there don't have it
  14. Anyone ever tie a kite to a SOT kayak?

    Last May I spent a week camping at Assateague with a couple of friends from college. Two of us are kiters, the other one has a Hobie Tandem Island. One day it wasn't windy enough to kiteboard, but it was windy enough to fly the kite, so we headed out on the kayak. One guy flew the kite with his legs braced on the outriggers, one steered, and I held onto the guy with the kite. We had a good time.. Got some good speed with the 18m kite. Then we took the kayak into the surf and played around. That was fun. Nearly pitchpoled, but had some good rides. So, possible, but you need a centerboard to go upwind
  15. Home Renovations Anarchy

    Thanks for all the input. First thing we're gonna do is get an energy audit done. NH has a program where you pay $100 for the audit, then if you add insulation per their recommendations, they'll match any contributions you make, and apply that $100 to those contributions. Don't know if they require professional installation or not, but I'm certainly not afraid of getting my hands dirty. There's definitely a lot of places to work on sealing air flow, too. The access door into the attic is just a piece of plywood that fits into the hole. Definitely going to put in a real door with weather stripping. We just came to an agreement with the sellers to deal with some stuff in the home inspection, next step is getting the appraisal finished and then on to closing!