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  1. silversurfer

    Corby 29 vs j35

    I was under the impression that the Corby's are very stable boats with a big ballast share, originally made so because IRC doesn't rate stability explicitly. All boats go better upwind with more weight on the rail but I would expect the Corby to be less sensitive to that than most ? Agree that it probably isn't the best cruiser, but not for that reason.
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    A big project!

    A pity that some error has been made. Video Unavailable This video is not available in your country My country is Denmark..... Anybody else experiencing the same ?
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    Rudders and roundup

    The Sun Odyssey 35 seems to have a deck stepped mast. Maybe you guys could use that info before engaging in an argument about rake, pre bend and other stuff.
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    Rudders and roundup

    If the rudder ventilates it might be an idea to try horizontal fence/s on rudder a third down. That might keep the bottom working and is a fairly cheap and unobtrusive procedure as opposed to lengthening the rudder or changing it.
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    Diesel Engine Delete

    At one point I wondered about the possibility of having the genset able to be shifted from side to side as moveable ballast, so that it could do some good when sailing. It is an intriguing idea, but I will probably not be the one to try to implement it. Anybody know if it has been done ?
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    +1 on the dehumidifier comment. I would probably do the demos in a really humid place. Need more info on the technology before accepting this as a breakthrough.
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    how to open the mainsail leech in small winds?

    Why not make a rope gnav ? One meter out the boom, one meter up from tack. If the main is not too full it should not disturb the shape on the leeward side. Especially as there will be larger separation the more you let out the main. It could even be made adjustable from cockpit with little effort. Testing is free - proper setup should be decent thick dyneema. Easy to watch for chafe.
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    Baltic 45 custom

    I would be concerned that this is one of the boats where R/P took the chines too low and caused balance problems and a huge stern wake. There was an article in Seahorse a few years ago where a Bella Mente underwent surgery to correct such an issue. Apart from that concern probably nothing better in way of build quality and detailing.
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    J/99 anyone have info beyond the teaser?

    Light or heavy. Off-shore or inshore. Fully crewed or DH. Those 10.80s always seem to be up there. Amazing.
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    Suggestions for activities in Newport RI

    Working on a letter of introduction from the Royal Danish Yacht Club to NYYC...... IYRS seems like a good suggestion for two engineers working in CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM...... Keep them coming - much appreciated. Any good ways to get on the water ?
  11. Two Danish guys in Newport June 8th and 9th before heading up to a conference in Boston on the 10th. Sailors since childhood.One is a member of the Royal Danish Yacht Club. How do we best spend two days ? Any input welcome.
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    Coolboats to admire

    Very often seen in Scandinavia - especially on older boats. Supports the boom and a boom tent and doubles as an oar for smaller boats without inboard. Almost standard equipment on the Folkboat.
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    Corby 33 Rebuild

    On the bulb issue: I believe that made the keels/bulbs for some of the Corby boats. Depending on where your 33 was built they might be able to make you a new bulb. I believe that there were several versions (at least 2) of the 33 built
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    Bestevaer 45/49/53 - True Offshore ?

    The Bestevaers are the real deal - no question. I was referring to the ones with an interior like a modern loft apartment. Not for going offshore.
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    Bestevaer 45/49/53 - True Offshore ?

    Exactly. By the way - huge scandal on the way in German car industry. Apparently the major carmakers have worked together to fool the consumers and the subcontractors. Don't overestimate brand integrity.