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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    Yes! That's what I'm talking about. Guaranteed that boat has more white knuckles aboard than a sport boat would!
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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    19 On a Melges 24, other small keel boats in the upper teens. Lots of impressive numbers posted here, but I'm more impressed with stories with old heavy boats cracking 12 knots. Like 14 in a 18,000 pound old IOR boat, far more scary!! It's the same with cars, 145mph in a Corvette? Yeah, feels nice and smooth. 95mph in a 1984 Dodge Omni? That shit is real as it gets.
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    Storm Prep: When To Remove The Canvas?

    It wouldn't hurt to do everything everyone has already suggested.. and make sure your insurance premium has been paid.
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    TP 52 Deal?

    To add to the notion of cheap buy in to destroy local PHRF fleets. I'm sure if that's the philosophy of use for a used TP52, buying used sails from the boats in the circuit would be another cost savings.
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    TP 52 Deal?

    It depends, are you racing the 52 circuit or just collecting pickle dishes in local regattas? Nice shot of the boat to use for a sale with a guy pissing off the back.
  6. The SC70 is a awesome boat. But that being said for the same price one can have a boat for the same price without overlapping headsails, without a spinnaker pole and without 30 year old boat issues. The price of the sails is a big issue when you consider the size of the inventory is and how much quicker the aforementioned overlapping sails wear out.
  7. If you're referring to YellowBrick I would say that's unreasonable. I've been on boats that stopped transmitting without explanation during a race, with the YellowBrick device secured to the stern pulpit with a clear view of the sky. They just fail sometimes.
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    Worst place for a sailor in the USA

    Spaulding, get your foot off the boat!
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    Worst place for a sailor in the USA

    That's Grosse Pointe with an "e" to you
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    Port Huron - Mackinac 2019

    Sometimes during a rough Mac race, on either lake, when I'm on the rail looking out at the waves I think to myself "This would be bitchin in a Laser" Right up until I consider that I'd be alone and would probably have to be in a survival suit while I did it.
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    Chicago/Mackinac Race 2019

    Where as BYC has the claim as the longest consecutively ran fresh water distance race, or something like that. You can put a spin on anything.
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    Port Huron - Mackinac 2019

    Boy I hope you're all wrong and Lake Erie WX is right..
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    Port Huron - Mackinac 2019

    It's going to be cold and probably faster than last year.
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    J 121

    Blur has a number of videos up on youtube where he executes this maneuver, usually shorthanded. Blur YouTube Channel For those following the J/121 ratings discussion, there will be a chance to see how at least one J/121 sails to it's rating against 4 J/111's and a pair of Turbo 1D35's on 7/20 in the BYC Mack Class D 2019 BYC Mack I would say it's safe to assume that with that rating and 10 crew this J/121 isn't using water ballast.
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    Sad Sack 12?

    I was out at Sarns Marine last night, Tamara is in even rougher shape than before (if that's even imaginable) She's sitting with about a foot of freeboard now. Safe to assume that she's on the bottom and it's the cresting Clinton River that's eating her up. Sorry, no pics