Mr Moab

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  1. Mr Moab

    Are they Racers?

    buoy racing vs point to point racing is one way.
  2. Mr Moab

    How many lines are on your boat?

    mainfucker jibfuckers kitefuckers upfuckers downfucker outfuckers infuckers
  3. Mr Moab

    Upgrade from Merit 22 to S2 7.9, worth it?

    Fair point on the O25 cockpit - forgot about that on your requirements. Pretty much four is the limit for comfy cockpit loungin. I have day-sailed ours with 5, but its a little crowded. Someone always chilling in the companionway.
  4. Mr Moab

    Upgrade from Merit 22 to S2 7.9, worth it?

    Olson 25 is something to consider. Hovers right around the $10k price, can be found cheaper. Well built boats. Good performance. It has a tabernacle mast. Two decently strong people can raise/lower. There are easy solutions for a gin pole that makes it possible for one person to raise/lower. I think the downside for you is it has a fixed keel. Single point hoist for easy crane launching, ramp launching a bit more of a challenge.
  5. Mr Moab

    Plastic pools?

    Some events choose to restrict bottom cleaning methods during the regatta to I suppose contain costs.
  6. Mr Moab

    Sailing today

    Great time of year to introduce folks to sailing on the bay. Half as windy, twice as warm.
  7. Mr Moab

    E22 Worlds

    Weightt rules are always filled with unintended consequences. One up front weigh in and you have the crash down, crash up crowd that threatens their own health. Midregatta weigh in shelp mitigate that, but they do impact the social side. I remember at the San Diego Worlds in 2011 there was a party the night before the mid week weigh in. Needless to say that party was pretty dead. Then there is the issue that most worlds about 60% of the fleet is not a contender. They are there to learn, have fun and for some it’s the adventure of traveling to a venue across the globe. What about one upfront weigh in for everyone. Daily weights ins for top 3 of the day plus a random sampling of the top 10. If you are in the bottom half of the fleet you never have to re-weigh. Those folks can keep having fun, run up the bar tab and help enrich the host clubs bank account.
  8. Mr Moab

    Merlin at 75 mph

    I always go back to my fav description of Merlin.And maybe it makes more sense when you look at the lead mines it crushed in those late 70's early 80's west coast races. "Minimum life support for a spinnaker"
  9. Mr Moab

    Favourite Boat pic?

    Less a pic of the boat, more a pic of why we have boats and share the joy of sailing. Those perfect days when the breeze and temps are perfect and you get to introduce people to their first ever sailing experience.
  10. Mr Moab

    caption contest

    With marijuana becoming legal in key coastal states, it was only a matter of time before Ronstan introduced the worlds first tiller extension/bong.
  11. Mr Moab

    Stupid Crew Tricks...

    Long ago in a galaxy far away, Running down straights of Juan de fuca , end of an Oregon offshore, prob 1-2 am. 25+k of breeze, pressed with the kite, the old Swan 47 digging a big hole. Everybody focused, keep the boat under the rig. Idiot amateur photographer decides now is a good time to head to the mast and take some pics of the crew and driver with his bitchin new flash. He got off about five or six shots before the midbow guy tackled him.
  12. Mr Moab

    Are boat shoes cool?

    No matter the style there is always a thin line between cool and dork - One toothpick in the mouth- cool. Two toothpicks, dork - One eye patch, cool. Two eye patches, blind dork.
  13. What a bout a block suspended from a halyard, set about 1-2 ft above the stem shackled to the forestay. If you have a clean lead, take it back to the genoa winch.
  14. Mr Moab

    First boat at age 50

    An alcohol stove has the ability to bring a cup of water up to room temperature in about 2 hours.
  15. Mr Moab

    Replacing balls in Harken traveler

    Definately go the McMaster Carr route on getting replacement balls. much cheaper. Recently had to do same on an older car. Didn't like the idea of paying Harken $25 for a loader. Printed my own. De