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  1. Andrews 80 Donnybrook

    Hey Chris! Thanks for the love! Hahaha! Was a slow weekend so I enjoyed the banter! And yes, sailing has been my love since my dad got me out on a boat at two years old. Catch ya later!
  2. Andrews 80 Donnybrook

    Yup. Feeling good. Photo boat behind the start line will give you a different look of the line. First shift was a lift. And we gave the TP a sailing lesson.
  3. Andrews 80 Donnybrook

    So the artwork looks like a pile of ???? Hmmm reminds me of Arnold Poindexter. Arnold was a sparrow that decided one winter that it was too tiresome to fly south. And when it snowed, everything turned white. It was beautiful. But man did it get cold. so Arnold started to fly south. But with altitude, frost formed on his wing and fell to earth. Thud! An old cow, blind as a bat shat on Arnold. Plop! The shit was warm. It melted the frost off his wings. And if eaten in small quantities, he could survive! He was happy! Chirp chirp chirp he sang. A cat heard the chirping sound and saw Arnold in the pile of shit. He pulled out Arnold. Cleaned him. Then ate him. Crunch Three morals to this story. First. He who shits on you is not necessarily your enemy. Second. He who pulls you out of the shit is not necessarily your friend. And third. If you are happy in the shit, keep your mouth shut!!! i am feeling pretty happy
  4. Andrews 80 Donnybrook

    When Rainbow and I started hunting for our next boat, we looked at a lot. Even several TP52s got us excited to warp speed around the bay. Then we started to look at reality. The type of sailing we like which is mostly racing. Who would we be lining up against? Crew availability. And cost of racing. Like has been said in this thread, Sails, gear, and keeping the crew happy. we bought the Mills43 out of Hamble. We knew the boat needed to be brought back to life. We had the work done at HYS in a six month refit done in a shed and spent the same amount we bought the bought for to do the work. And then shipped her to Hong Kong where we commissioned her there and sailed her home to the Philippines. At the end of the day we got a boat that is just the right size for us. We race her with the geriatric crew that we came up from our J35 and there are kids that are starting to become part of the team. The boat is not that big that we need a race team to go for a day sail. And the type of racing we do locally and internationally, she is still a very competitive boat. And all for the purchase cost of a Generation II / III TP52. i hope this helps?
  5. Heavy #1 vs #2

    We race our J35 under a rating system, not one-design. And I experimented with an old HV1 where in I hollowed out the leech so that around the top spreader it had the width as #3. I know had a sail with power down low and a lot less heeling force up high. The first race we used it, boats that owed us time were behind us on the beats. This was because sometime a #3 lacks power when even #2 can be overpowering. That sail lasted two races as it was a panelled sail. Which was ok as I was just answering my “What If” question. So I then ordered a Tape Drive #2 with the hollowed leech and never needed a #3 since.
  6. Ropeye story

    Yes, it is amazingly simple to produce. The only down side is that like a marriage, you need to be really committed to where you are going to drill a hole in your boat! And while imitation is a form of flattery, I use Ropeye for the sheer brilliance, ease of installation, and the cool look it gives my boats. And for that, they get my dollars every time! Keep up the good work!!! now Ropeye, tell us more about the new clutch!?!?!!
  7. Helly Hansen buys Musto

    I have been using Musto since 1983 when I went to work for Horizon Sails in South Norwalk, CT.. I have tried other brands along the way and find myself returning to Musto. They have never failed me and now that I am back in the Philippines I still get great online service and have even returned item despite ordering the wrong size in exchange for the right size. Personally, I love the product, and I have never been let down by the staff at Musto.
  8. Work in Yacht Design Offices

    Yes harsh and typical here. Just ignore him. It seems to me that the bigger design houses have a stable of designers doing all sorts of design work that all come together? Maybe just ask them?
  9. Best Owner/Skipper

    My dad
  10. Adhesive Recommendations

    Thanks WHK. She is a Mills43. I have ordered the through deck pad eyes setup. When finished, I will post some photos.
  11. Adhesive Recommendations

    Thanks Overboard.
  12. Adhesive Recommendations

    I plan to use Ropeye padeyes for tweakers and block anchoring points. And a bunch have been used in the stern as tie down points. And these were not through deck, rather glued on deck. And they hold real well. But the guys at the boat yard are tight lipped on what they used.
  13. Club racer electronics

    The H5000 system is really nice. Have it on my Mills43. Just about to buy 9” Zeus3. On our J35, I am running Raymarine Wireless with an e7D chart plotter hard wired into the NEMA Transmitter.
  14. Adhesive Recommendations

    So there is 5200. There is Sikaflex. What else is out there that is really aggressive for bonding fitting on deck without using bolts?
  15. Hey Editor, ever heard of one design?

    UK Sails HK has proven themselves. So yes. Others can!