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  1. NYBOZO1

    waterlogged laser question

    Might leak.... a lot. Mating joint between deck and hull, bailer, and bottom of mast sump are generally sources of leaks. If mast step is cracked it is a major pain to fix (correctly) Enjoy!
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    Looking for Sail Magazine articles from 1973

    Wow. I look forward to studying these. Nice to find something interesting at this site ....for a change.
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    CRW 2018

    Unfucking believable that this site and posters almost totally ignore this big event. SA is a barely a shadow of its' heyday. RIP SA
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    sarasota bay multihull regatta Feb 23-25 (pictures)

    Have you checked out the Squadron? Lots of good one design racing............
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    Looking to race in Sarasota/St. Pete/Tampa

    Virtually no big boat racing in Sarasota. NOOD St. Pete is next week. J111, 88's etc showing up now that Key West is dead.
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    Random PicThread

    Carl Sagen- Astronomer, professor at Cornell and sailor! Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, NY My dad sold him Lightning #9002 in the late '60's.
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    The VX Evo

    Coming back to Sarasota this season? Race E Scows there, but would love to take a close look.
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    BMW 750 Vs Mercedes CLS?

    Use to drive 745's and 750's I have found that not nearly as many people give me the finger since I went back to Fords and Hyundais.
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    FP Teslaof the seas?

    The US Navy might just be interested in such a system!
  10. Tim Kernan ever had a "successful" design?
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    Sailing Helmets

    http://www.forward-wip.com/en/1-pro-wip-helmet.html Model ACCA10000 Friend of mine got wacked one too many times and ended up with a detached retina. Approaching 66 it is time for me to get one of these. Thanks Tillerman!
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    Sail twist simplified

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    30-35 ft sprit boat - up to 75K

    And just where do I say the 120 got up on a plane? Only 6 Columbia C32's built. 2 lost. Not much of a one-design opportunity. Although 2 of them are in the NYC area.
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    30-35 ft sprit boat - up to 75K

    Carbon Carbon 32. Contrary to the misinformation up-thread, we raced one season. Rating was terrible. phrf 45. We actually owed a J120 time. The 120 was faster on all points of sail. We could get up on a plane pretty quick, but since we sailed W/L, that didn't happen much. The boat rates in the mid-50" in other places. Quite impossible. (thank you Lake Erie phrf) And USA236...why don't you stop by the Colgate 26 or J22 I sail on, so I can introduce you to the facts. You clearly need some enlightenment.
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    30-35 ft sprit boat - up to 75K

    The Columbia Carbon 32 was designed to reach. All the way to Hawaii....but that is another story. You gotta remember Lake Erie is quite different than the other Great Lakes, at least at the Buffalo end. Very shallow bottom makes waves irregular and steep. Lake Erie chop. An all carbon fiber light boat like the C32 had 2 problems. 1.) The bottom entry at the bow was quite a bit flatter than the norm. Kernan did this to make it plane faster off the wind. As a result beating in a breeze with waves made the bow pound. Every frickin time! 2.) 4500 lbs overall weight did not give it enough momentum to slice through the chop, especially with the bow banging every time you hit a wave The boat was pretty fast in So. Cal out in the ocean. However the very first time I got out past the wall in Buffalo, it got unbearably slow. Was sailing out in flat water next to a Farr 30. We clearly had better boat speed. As soon as we got outside the breakwall into the "chop" the boat started pounding and the Farr sped away! I knew right then it was't gonna work. On the other hand, it is a joy to sail downwind in a breeze. That is what it was designed for, My point: You need a certain amount of total mass/momentum to get thru Lake Erie chop. A light boat, especially with a flat entry does not do well at all. On a reach to Cleveland maybe, but not buoy racing at the Buffalo end.