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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. They were a tool for a rule, nothing else.
  2. At one point in the IOR days there was a limit to the amount of Kevlar you could use in a sail. Like 30% of the total area for a mainsail. It was intended as a cost containment measure. Just ended up with crazy sails that didn't last as long and had materials with different shrink rates. There was also the joy of short battens that further ensured a short competitive life to the sail.
  3. Nice job ducking the question. What SoCal series is harder to win? I am not saying Hot Rum is the hardest. But you said it wasn't. So, what is?
  4. Yeah, Scott puts out an over-inflated view of his own performance in a weekend race. Shocker. But you put it out there, what SoCal series is harder to win?
  5. if it had a dingy, they outa name it "Hat"
  6. They had credibility? Now that is news.
  7. Seems the only logic to work out is the math. What are the net proceeds from parts sales and what is the tax benefit for you specifcally. That vs what you could sell the boat for. If it pencils out, why not do it.
  8. quick read of the thread "..woman falls and shatters KEEL" . That had my interest.
  9. In my approx 20 years working for North, Terry Koehler was the owner for the majority of time. Always found him to be down to earth, a good listener and a sound decision maker. He supported some risky ideas that moved the company forward. He cared about the employees in a way that seems to be rare these days. Sad to see him gone.
  10. You clearly don't know the history of this Cup which is surprising for someone with a Half Tonner! I get what you`re saying, but I don`t think too many people look at a 6 metre and think One Tonner. Most think of the heydays of the OTC (70`s and 80`s). For them, One Tonner usually means 27.5 IOR or maybe 30.5 IOR. And many folks of the six meter era grumbled when they offered to those "Tupperware IOR boats" in the 70's. Get over it.
  11. But Bob, do you have the original Chrome Spline Weight award of infamy.
  12. Ahh, but what good is tracker without the malefluous sounds of Humpme Coldly reporting over the radio.
  13. Having been forced to go there for work, I put Vegas more in the shithole category. However, my wife has accompanied me a couple times We saw some great shows, and had some outstanding meals. I have no idea what we would have done if we had brought our kid with us, We made a rule that makes it fun to people watch. Every time you see anyone in leather pants make out, smooch it up good. Its amazing how many people go to the fucking desert, 100 fucking degrees and decide this the place to put cowhide on their legs. 15 -95 years old, man, woman and other. You will see things you never would have noticed unless you had a reason to look. in the end The Desert of Broken Dreams is like any other place- it is what you make of it.
  14. Reel halyard winch, all wire main halyard. How to reef without the winch handle cracking your elbow. Early all Kevlar jibs that would not fit down the hatch or companionway Luff and foot zippered shelfs (12 meter feature)
  15. Watched race #1. Crap coverage on a crap course. TV off, time to go something productive. Fuck the AC. Waste of time and $$.