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  1. efrank

    Painting a racing dinghy

    +1 on the Perfection paint. Worth the money. Used this on a Sunfish I rehabbed for a buddy. I sprayed it, but if I were to use it again, I would roll and tip. I have also sprayed gelcoat on a dinghy. Definitely doable and it came out nicely. I thinned it with styrene and used Duratec in the final coat. If you are concerned with weight, consider VC performance epoxy for the bottom vs. gelcoat. My one tip with this stuff is if you want to smooth out the orange peel on this, get to it before it cures completely. It gets hard as a rock. I agree with the above comments that spending a little (lot) more fore the materials is a drop in the bucket compared to the time you will put in. The quality and longevity of the job will pay you back. I'm just a weekend DIYer, so strictly amateur opinions.
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    SeaRail 19 Owners Blog/Vlog

    Hey Thom, Great videos. Fun to watch. How is your mainsail attached to the mast? In one of the videos, when it backwinds, I can see a significant gap between the mainsail and the mast. Just curious why that is. Cheers, Eric
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    North Texas Dinghy

    A Weta certainly fits the bill. It is a ton of fun and can be sailed 2-up comfortably. A nice one can easily be had in your budget. Cheers, Eric
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    R2AK 2018

    That is a very cool tri. Any links to more info?
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    R2AK 2018

    Is Dock Rat aground?
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    R2AK 2018

    So it measures about 49 NM to get past Seymour Narrows from Russells current position. If I am understanding correctly, he has until 4:30 to avoid adverse current through there. So he needs to average about 4.5 VMG, correct?
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    R2AK 2018

    Doh! Yes, that direction directly opposite of what I said.
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    R2AK 2018

    Did Sea to Sky pick up a jet engine at Point Roberts? I was trying to figure out why on God's green earth they were going so far west, but damned if they didn't shoot past a bunch of boats.
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    R2AK 2018

    Glad to see Perseverance is having a good day. This guy has a great story. I recommend reading his bio - he was actually turned down on his first application for the race. definitely pulling for him!
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    R2AK 2018

    Here's a link https://r2ak.com/2018-race-results/
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    R2AK 2018

    The R2AK race results page shows STTPR came in 3rd. They beat Ptarmigan by one minute.
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    R2AK 2018

    Wow, the tracker is showing wright yachts is portaging across the peninsula to the finish line. That is pure determination!
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    R2AK 2018

    Great battle going on between Dreamcatchers in an Olsen 30 and Blue Flash on the J88!
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    R2AK 2018

    Tough to compare because of the human drive factor. I am not sure what the Corsair ended up with, bit they didn't have long to get it sorted.
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    R2AK 2018

    Wow, what a complete ass-whipping PT Watercraft has put on the fleet!