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  1. Barn Find Cal 40

    Restoring old boats is a ton of work and gives little back. But that's not the point! I was involved with a restoration of an even better classic IMHO, Morgan 42 Wind Toy IV. She's a quick one with lots of hardware to back it up. Pretty sweet paint job by Sarns Marine in Mt. Clemens, MI. EDIT: Today also happens to be the designer's birthday, happy birthday Charley Morgan!
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Bag and dispose in port. The weapon of choice for the ladies I've sailed with are those dogie doo bags. The less translucent the better.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Good points, thanks! I definitely need a new remote for my camera, I need to take Miffy's point about a stable focal point as well. Focusing on the rig which is also fixed along with the camera will help. As far as stable boat, well I'm not good or wealthy enough to race on a VOR 65, so I'll do my best!
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I have yet to watch this video, when I get home tonight I suppose. But I disagree, I think the 1 hour documentary format as done in the 11-12 edition is better than the weekly show last go around.
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I hope at some point the OBR's share their high exposure tricks. Every shot I try to take like this ends up like a bad acid trip. I have a decent enough camera, I just can't ever get it to be still enough.
  6. July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

    Freedom's schedule will be both Macs and local (Detroit) regattas.
  7. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Thanks for sharing! Have you heard anything about why the live broadcasts are only on the VOR site and not YT?
  8. VOR 2017-18

    The concept of saving bandwidth in favor of better raw in race coverage now makes sense to me. So as far as a show, or series it sounds like they'll go back to the format of leg documentaries, which they did in 11-12. Upon reflection I prefer that format to the weekly episodes they did last go around. I guess my only gripe is the 6 hour updates, positional updates don't require much bandwidth. Maybe bandwidth in the form of staff in the headquarters, which again I can see how there could be a shortfall there. I might not like it.
  9. Helly Hansen or Musto - buy both

    Ha! A month ago I got a new set of foulies. Musto bibs and a Helly Hansen jacket. How prophetic.
  10. Is Sailing News Only Worthy of Reporting If Scot Gets Paid

    Wasn't this already brought up recently? Then myself and others chimed in as examples of people who contributed regatta reports to SA and they were posted free of charge. Sort of grass roots, you submit a write up of your local regatta and it will get posted. Maybe because Extreme Sailing is a commercial venture Scot feels like they should pay to play? Maybe? I don't know. Try doing your own write up and send it in, you might be surprised. I've noticed that unless a person or group incurs the wrath of Scot or Allan (or vice versa) they get their stories up.
  11. il mostro attempting chi-mac speed run record

    Great job by the Il Mostro team!! Setting a course record outside the race on a Great Lakes course, I can see that there's some haters to the idea, but I like it! I'm interested what courses are next. Trans Superior, Erie or Ontario? Cove Island course? Super Mac? North Channel??!?! Ok. that last one is a bit frivolous. But anyone who's done that race can't honestly say they've driven down Lakeshore on a day with perfect conditions and thought to themselves that they could get around that course in record time.
  12. blooper time!

    Boats in the Detroit area never stopped using bloopers on longer races. Some even of them with good results too.
  13. Maria

    Get over it, democrats are just as owned by the military industrial complex.
  14. Charter Huron-Mac

    Not that I'm aware of, there are however 2 Express 27's for sale in Detroit. What type/size are you looking for in a PH Mac charter? That info may help you connect better to someone on here.
  15. strict class

    I know what you mean. I just wasn't ready to trade up an Express 27 for a VOR-65 because I couldn't go with a different sailmaker.