AlR

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  1. AlR

    PHRF is not run by self-interested clowns

    Sure. And just how many years was this no good person in charge at PHRF SoCal with the rest of the Board going right along with his bullshit? Wasn't he involved in some other Board deliberations just this year, as some sort of consultant? It never ends with these PHRFools.
  2. Not true. If a boat like an FT10 changes their rudder to one that is much better they don't get hit at all, if there are FT10 owners on the Board.
  3. AlR

    PHRF is not run by self-interested clowns

    Yet you continue to claim you have been rat fucked by PHRF. Sounds like your preparation was for nothing. Do you think the fools on the Board read your 19 pages, or used any of it in their decision making? Did they provide you with a 19 page report saying why they decided as they did? A one pager? One paragraph? No. They just gave you your number with no explanation and sent you on your way. There is no accountability for the decisions by that group. Putting anything in writing would make the JA lose his mind.
  4. AlR

    PHRF is not run by self-interested clowns

    Race results are not DATA, with regard to a boat's true potential. Yet this is what PHRF uses to make their decisions. It is not the responsibility of the clubs to provide info to PHRF. It is the responsibility of the Owner to provide info when asking for a rating review. All PHRF Meetings are not open to all certificate holders. PHRF SoCal does all their deliberation in secret, where they can say anything among themselves and make their decisions based on anything they want to, no data from them required.
  5. AlR

    PHRF is not run by self-interested clowns

    That is the theory. Not the practice. PHRF SoCal doesn't understand this, even though it has been written into their rulebook forever. Members will argue this point with you. The fools there can't hope to beat Vince Brun in any one design boat, but somehow think they should be able to under PHRF. What a joke. The SoCal Board can't evaluate sailing ability, boat prep, or inventory because most of the Board don't ever see most of the boats that come before them. They make decisions based on RESULTS, NOT OBSERVED PERFORMANCE. Not to mention most of the Board are just fucking terrible sailors who have no idea how to prepare a boat, or what good sails look like, or what good sail trim looks like, or what the term tactics might refer to. For years their Chief Handicapper would race his boat in One Design and sail around the course more than a minute a mile behind the competitive boats. How can someone who is that bad do a good job evaluating any other boat? Most PHRF Boards are populated by similar idjits.
  6. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Nice job of outing yourself.
  7. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Never heard the description happy drunk?
  8. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    The author was pretty much an idiot, as most writers for sailing magazines have been. The gybe problem would most likely be a problem for neophyte sailors, just the kind that were likely to buy Perry boats. So there is some validity to what was written. The real issue was the weather helm problem the boats had. Cutting down the E helped, but not enough. Later it required the bowsprit too. Big design fuck up.
  9. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    No. You just sounded angry. Everyone knows you are an angry drunk. Thought you had me on ignore?
  10. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    How deep in our cups are we this afternoon? I know it's early, but it is Friday!
  11. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Maybe you dolts should ask Perry why the E was shortened and what effect that had? You sure aren't going to understand or accept an answer from anyone else.
  12. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    Jeez-us, take 2.
  13. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    I never downvoted or upvoted anyone. You are mistaken.
  14. AlR

    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    So many words, but competent design offices seem to figure things out... FYI: That's not the reason old 12s had that adjustability. What ever happened with the missing 2000 lbs of ballast in cutter #1? Did you revert back to the original design, or change subsequent boats to the lighter package? Why did you take photos of the ballast sitting at the yard, but never thought to pull a tape on it before it was too late after it had been fit?