Catalina 36

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  1. Catalina 36

    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    I have to agree with you about Stan and Joes. We like the bartenders at the outdoor bar and would stop by for a drink on the way home, but when we tried the place for dinner we found the hostess and waitresses on the restaurant side among the rudest, most poorly trained I've encountered. I can say with little doubt management there is incompetent, clueless or both. If you can't see your staff clustering around the entrance bad mouthing paying customers where said customers can hear them, or worse if you see it and allow it, you won't be in business long and that was what we witnessed the times we've been there. I expect its a matter of time before the place fails again. We can walk from the boat to Pirates Cove so we've been stopping there rather than driving over to Stan and Joe's House of Trolls.
  2. Catalina 36

    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    Yes, I think those would be some good ideas that are actually easily done to make the race more enjoyable and maybe more appealing to the average sailor. The door always shuts on the slow boats at sunrise, and its a bloody struggle to get to, and up the St Mary's. A shorter course for the slower fleets that eliminated the hours floating in the St Mary's would definitely make it a bit more enjoyable, but likely would remove some of the satisfaction. Probably not much gain in moving the start even earlier as it usually takes a while for the wind to build for the 3PM fleet. An earlier start probably means they just float longer. I think I'm ok with the tradeoff of cutting the race say at the mouth of St Marys River, but I've done the race a few times. Some other guys may prefer the challenge of crossing Church Point. I'm one of those that's done the hours motoring home on Sunday, but totally see the appeal of doing it Saturday night instead, especially given that there really hasn't been much in the way of a "party" in the years I've done the race.
  3. Catalina 36

    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    Well that would certainly torque my jaws if I was in your shoes. Maybe they don't recognize the "win" just having finished so they don't get a pickle dish? Edit: Just took another look at the SI's. There is no hard Time limit. They just say the scoring boat is done at 1530 and you are to record your own time if you finish after that. Guess my buddy gets his pickle dish, which was well earned for enduring the misery. That said, the RC should have reminded you that you could finish after 1530 and record your own finish time.
  4. Catalina 36

    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    I haven't attempted a CHESS race yet but do think its a great idea for some races, but honestly, I don't think the Gov Cup is one of them. More years than not, the conditions were trying even with a full crew. Beating into 20 knots on the nose for a million tacks all night on a 36' boat would be taxing for even a couple of young fit dudes on a pretty efficient boat, much less the average, older, not so fit, sailor on an average 4ktsb.
  5. Catalina 36

    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    Dunno. According my text with one of the crew they were 100 yards from the finish line at 5:45. Yachtscoring show them finishing at 17:54:22, 1:02:39:22 from their 3PM start, placing them 1st and the only boat to finish in their class. Maybe they waived the TL in light of the slow race this year? It looks like even the fast boats took way longer than typical.
  6. Catalina 36

    46th Annual SMCM Governor's Cup

    Hey Ajax, I guess I was one of those that posted here about this race the past several years as it was a big deal for me as the one race I did. I didn't even miss it the year I had a heart attack, that's how eager to do the race I was. 2017, was the the lumpiest Gov Cup I've seen, (and I thought I'd done some tough ones) between the crazy sea state and the heat I was in sad shape by night fall. Most of my crew was also tiring fast and the nurse we had on board was worried about me knowing my history. When my hardest core crew bashed a finger and lost a nail, even he was willing to throw in the towel. Knowing the conditions were not forecast to abate at all overnight, I weighed the value of keeping my streak of finishing race going, against the odds of someone getting really hurt as fatigue and darkness took their toll, and made the call to retire. Then last year I had a major family event and it I think it was a bit easier to not sign up, having retired the year before. Then that race got cancelled and I started thinking about this year, but just couldn't summon the required fire to pull a crew together and make it happen. I hoped I might get asked to crew with one of the other skippers I know, but he already had a full boat, so that didn't happen. With the 2019 race in the books, I can say I'm glad I didn't get invited. My buddy won his class, but the ET was 26 plus hours. Ugh!. This year was the light air nightmare I imagined the first year I signed up.
  7. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Why would you want them to? Part of The main reason we have as many idiots continuing to breed is because society keeps making it more and more possible for these people to live and pass on their stupid genes to the next generation. Allowing natural selection to take its course more often would certainly help in the long run. We need a bit more chlorine in the gene pool. +1. The inevitability is the earths human population growth reaches zero. Better the defective genes are eliminated before we hit that point.
  8. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    You say that like its a bad thing.
  9. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    no but there's plenty of time. I'm guessing he's spinning helplessly in the potato patch wishing he had rutters. A proper modernly designed scatamabarge don't need butters. If you had studied the thousands of designs Rod did, you'd know that.
  10. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Yeah, but also said the boat was gonna' sail to Hawaii, so maybe it does ,and maybe it doesn't.
  11. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Aint enough booze on the planet.
  12. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    How long has HR been living on this thing? Given the high cost of housing out there, might he be approaching the break even point? Hard to find a place to built a house you can live in free on shore.
  13. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Can we rename this the rambling BS thread?
  14. Catalina 36

    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    This thread sunk a long, long time ago.