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  1. Very similar in the Metro Detroit area. I think of it as urban assault driving.
  2. Yes, all boats are required. Sadly, not all boats due keep their radios on. But shooting a flare just might wake them up.
  3. I think that Hatin' Life is closer to the Arctic Circle than the North Pole.
  4. I believe a mute function is the most requested option.
  5. Nice anchor stowage.
  6. A big ole +1
  7. I do not like the Wichard snaps. They can grab the spin sheets. Much prefer the old school piston hanks. A little heavier but worth it.
  8. No rain where we were; well south of Meridian. First an increase in wind speed, about ten knots or so. Then a huge change in direction, about 90 to100 degrees, and another ten knots of breeze. Fifteen knots to thirty/thitry-five in two minutes. Our weather guy on board had called the scenario exactly. As soon as the first puff arrived we went for the kite douse. By the time people were in position the shift and increase arrived. I blew the halyard as the boat started to round up. We were very ready and it was still very close to a shred event.
  9. They sneak up on ya' in the St. Clair and Detroit rivers. There are lots of shore lights and the front of those fuckers are blacked out. I always told newbies to look astern for moving shadows blocking out the shore lights. Broadside and stern on they are lit up like an amusement park. Lakers are very different from salties.
  10. Tell 'em - "You can have the spinnaker now, ya' get the pole after the jib is down." Then you can explain their parentage to them in appropriate language. But most of all HTFU.
  11. If the 29 didn't get a break the 30 got hosed. Ya' pay yer money ya' take yer chances.
  12. Sounds like you got a good deal. Hope that the rest of your new class is not reading SA.
  13. The two piece boom is the spare spinnaker pole. It is in two pieces so that it can be stowed below deck. No two pole jibs Bay Racer, that shit is for cruisers not racers.
  14. More like a double butt load of carbon fiber.
  15. Wow! Good luck buddy. I gotta' tell Carl.