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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Craigslist Finds

    The wife has come to me to talk about a VX/One instead of me going solo. I'm confused as to why I cannot have both?
  2. Seascape D2 aka 14

    Will the SS14 be at any North American boat shows?
  3. Craigslist Finds

    I emailed with the owner, it's a good boat. Also Steve Clark has one he is willing to part with. I was about to buy one but the wife wants to talk about a VX/One rather than my going out by myself in this. Have to make a decision today.
  4. Laser full rig or laser radial

    If you can spare the $190, pick up the square head from Intensity. It behaves like a very different boat and is quite enjoyable on a lighter wind day. No good for OD, but if you have a Portsmouth fleet you can go challenge spinnaker boats with it, or just bang around.
  5. Laser full rig or laser radial

    Aero, M14, SS14, Evo, or just square it if you want to go cheap.
  6. Craigslist Finds

    Nah, no interest. I'm looking into a Vector but waiting for Mr. Clark to check a message from as he sounds like he has a better idea in mind.
  7. Craigslist Finds

    It's a Sidewinder. There is another one in TX. https://sanmarcos.craigslist.org/boa/d/sidewinder-sailboat-trailer/6477472762.html
  8. Craigslist Finds

    What is this? https://youngstown.craigslist.org/boa/d/sailboat/6456325492.html
  9. What's the most popular 2 person raced dinghy in US?

    The club should ask their YRA what is popular in the area and pull from that list. Local used boats, local knowledge about boats, local chandlers and lofts likely to carry parts and sails for said boats, local events on said boat, local market to dispense with same boats should they be deemed undesirable. Otherwise they'll end up with a boat one of us has a prejudice for, likely some class that is on its last legs, or never really was. Or they should just buy UFO's, VX/One's, VX/Evo's, M14's, RS Aero's, Open Bic's, Melges 17's, and Nacra 17's. Or make it simple and only buy boats that have been designed in this decade. That would be my unsolicited, highly biased, advice.
  10. Craigslist Finds

    Antique nautical furniture. 1966 Pumpkin Seed scow - Allentown, PA
  11. What's the most popular 2 person raced dinghy in US?

    Folks are not reading the requirements.
  12. Nothing goes to weather like a A-1 fueled turbofan.
  13. old guy in an old laser

    Get a flask, fill with a good spirit, saves weight.
  14. What's the most popular 2 person raced dinghy in US?

    Last time I ran the numbers when requesting this data from YRA's from Michigan to Maine to Florida and over to Texas, it was the C420 for youth and the Snipe for adults/mixed. I'm not a fan, at all. But those numbers are from 2012; it is popular and you can get older boats in good condition easily. Flying Scot was third. I would recommend ignoring this thread and asking the dinghy one design chair in your regional YRA for what is popular for 2 handed adult. Or grab C420's with spinnakers, if you decide that it was a bad idea you can easily sell them.
  15. Can we save Portsmouth handicap racing?

    This thread is interesting but mud on a wall is better than a 84 page thread like the Laser or Sunfish moan-fest. I've sat down with the local YRA prez and discussed this and will see if we can get this idea moving for our area. One of the local clubs I'm at is interested as well. Hopefully a few of you do the same and have something to post here in 1-2 year's time. Just don't give up. I'm a US Sailing paying member, YRA paying and volunteering member, and multi-club volunteer and paying member. What that has taught me is that everywhere you go there will be people trying to stop you, sometimes even when they have no interest in the matter at hand. And while I've not found US Sailing to be helpful when it comes to small boats and thus I don't expect anything from the organization in the future, I'll support them because the absence of a national body is worse. Same goes for each organization below, each has its issues but none of them are some faceless organization, just more volunteers and why they do or do not take some actions is not always obvious but I doubt it is ever malicious. Go volunteer. Please. It only gets better when people volunteer. Hope I and others have something interesting to post here in the future.