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  1. Lifesave

    Self Christmas Present For Your Dinghy??

    The DC's are all that being skinny and 30KG lighter than the IC. We sailed the Worlds in 93 and 2014 on the Berkley Circle in 20+ so I'd say they sail in chop very well. I sailed a Classic IC at both events and didn't need any less boat or more sail area. The AC's love the W/L courses we sail on inland lakes and lighter breezes although we have smaller 18m chutes for the bigger breezes.
  2. Lifesave

    Self Christmas Present For Your Dinghy??

    Hey samc99us, Being from Annapolis i figure you have seen an International Canoe before. An AC is an International Canoe with an asymmetric spinnaker added. The rules where changed to allow recent development and are referred to as DC's (Development Canoes). There are three AC's in the US, all in North Texas. Yeehaw
  3. Lifesave

    Self Christmas Present For Your Dinghy??

    So... I went BIG. AC 289 from GBR is sitting on the dock in Houston waiting to clear customs. Thanks to Derek and Rod for making it happen.
  4. Lifesave

    The VX Evo

    Bill4, I'm in agreement that the EVO looks like it checks all the boxes. I wish it all the best and look forward to seeing it on the water. Rod is the right guy for the job of getting it out there and good luck beating him in anything but a total blowout. I salute Sushi and the others that have bit the bullet and wrote the check. Rod tells me at least three new owners may have a sweet new toy under the Christmas tree. Go EVO. There, I said it.
  5. Lifesave

    The VX Evo

    Actually the AC is GBR289. Bananas Revenge. 2002 Is not quite as cool as new but still very excited.
  6. Lifesave

    Aussie 18 Mast for an i550?

    You're now in the right place. Good luck
  7. Lifesave

    Aussie 18 Mast for an i550?

    Oh and the mast you bought was the smallest of the three rigs. The second set of spreaders is missing. The bracket is there.
  8. Lifesave

    Aussie 18 Mast for an i550?

    Having sold this boat and rigs I know what you have. You are on the wrong forum do get answers about dingy stuff. Ask questions about 18 footers and their rigs on the dingy forum. The 18 footers most definitely have a forestay. The forestays for all the rigs were in the jib luff on each jib. Check there. Good luck
  9. Or jump off the fence and get the other AC. No foiling but the most boat you will ever sail. Main, jib, spin, sliding seat, 7 ft. tiller extension, what's not to like? Less than $6K for all the bells and whistles. Or get the best light air boat ever. The AC, A-Cat
  10. Lifesave

    Craigslist Finds

    Sail the IC for as long as you can. There will always be Buccaneers, etc. There I said it.
  11. Lifesave

    When do you just fucking Give Up ?

    I have sleeved the same kind of break on my friends IC stick. It has stayed together for years now. You have pieces to play with. Worth a try. Just my .02
  12. Lifesave

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Way to go Lindy. I sold my Martin 243 that rated a 69. Way too slow for me.
  13. Lifesave

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    Like I said, the TCC is dead. Long live DAVE K
  14. Lifesave

    2018 Texas Centerboard Circuit

    TwoGray, Issues? You and Jenny can flip a coin to see who will win the TCC for all I care. When attitudes change maybe the TCC will come back to where it is fun to sail again. Until then you can blame me. I can take it. Good luck at Wurstfest.