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    2018 Big Boat Challenge

    So when infotrack was loyal they blew up a spinnaker during the SOLAS race and had a new one finished by north in time for the big race. I’ll be surprised if North isn’t able to put together a couple downwind sails for Scallywag in 14 days.
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    canister gas stoves - how do people deal with safety ?

    Don't forget the tent stakes and 3$ aluminum coffee pots.
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    LEFTY??? What DID you do?

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    LEFTY??? What DID you do?

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    You totally could, but I'm not sure if I'd feel overcharged or just sore from craning to see it while out hiking. On a per-screen basis the Prisim seems to be a bargain!
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    Hobie 33 anyone?

    “Interesting stories” Ask me about the two piece rudder stock. Please.
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    12 meters in Long Island

    I wish I had the time to post as much as Swabbie does. Hope everyone is well! KE don't let me forget I owe you a call.
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    2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    Well I mean, every time we let Mustang__1 drive the start on Hot Stuff we're either barely early or catastrophically late for the line Gotta eat your way aft! Mostly trimming front sails these days, some driving, some interesting stuff. Only bow on the Etchells as of recently.
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    2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    Over my dead body.
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    BIRW 2017

    Gonna need a citation for that one. Because I think I know what you're referencing and you likely have the details wrong.
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    Just a little bit of a plug for a friend organizing a regatta. The Edlu Race is a 32 mile distance race on LIS the weekend after American YC Spring Series in a few weeks time. So far there are 3 J/88s entered in the event and a number that seem interested. The OA has said that they'll give the 88s a One Design start if they can get 5 or more boats entered. Just thought anyone on here might want to talk or think about it. Yachtscoring site here: https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=3041
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    YRALIS PHRF minutes

    I accept your nomination for membership to the PHRF board.
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    Miami to Havana Sleigh Ride Thread

    I'm gutted for them after the same thing happened to us on the Hobie 33 last year in the same race in the same conditions. They've even bailed to the same marina we bailed to. It's a tough one to take. The Hobie is an offshore rocket, and Mirage will likely win this race overall, but the rudder is their major point of concern in sporty conditions. Doubly impressed by the crew on Simon Says sailing it in with the emergency tiller. That takes serious skill, but if anyone is capable of doing it then it's the group of experienced guys in the afterguard of that boat.
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    Thomas 35 runners

    I trim the jib on the express 37 against you every week and I've noticed you having the problems you cite. If you're not interested in making rig structure alterations, you might want to experiment with adjusting your headstay length for different wind ranges. Take turns off to add depth to the jib in light air and bring turns on to straighten the entry and reduce weather helm in heavier air. Because you're a fractionally rigged boat, shortening the headstay as the wind increases magnifies the effect of the backstay in getting tension into the luff and helps you flatten out the jib entry without overbending the main or the top of the mast. I can't remember if Sawtooth has a furler. Adjusting the headstay length gets to be impossible if you're using a furler system because you have to disassemble the drum to get at the toggle. You're running a quantum #1 at the moment. Ask Kerry K to help you with a rough tuning guide for the headstay. One comment: even we can't solve our pointing problem against the X35. Their sheeting angle is too tight and foil design is too high aspect for a pair of 30 year old boats to compete with. We've focused a lot on hitting out vmg angle downwind to work inside them because they tend to sail too hot.