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      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

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  1. Thanks for all that, has wanting rigging bits so its good to compare measurements provided vs the database material we already have. It does look suspiciously like a Hughes, particularly as it was Canadian regd.
  2. A friend of mine in the Pacific islands has bought this S & S design which looks like a stock production boat ex the US. All he can tell me is 38ft!! I am trying to ID the design/manufacturer so I can easily supply him parts as he requires.
  3. Should perhaps have it listed in Colombia.
  4. Someone having a bit of a lie down in the jib slot here during upwind practice, and only 3 pedlars. Seems bow down trim is more desirable than 4 hampsters.
  5. I agree on the measurers and their potential impartiallity. Further down the tinfoil hat path though consider this -- the boats are all going to be kitted up with cameras and microphones to capture the onboard racing action while its all happening on the race course, are these same controllable cameras and mics going to be left on the boats when they are in their sheds overnight? and who has access to the controllers and feed from them?
  6. Wait til DoUg sees that - "its an UpTip for sure, see the tip is pointing up just like my pond model blah blah blah"
  7. Awesome thanks for all of that, and the IOR thread lead, I had completely forgotten about that one.
  8. Ok folks help me here. I'm doing a project that requires an "era perfect" solution so I'm looking for pictures of boats sailing under spinnaker from the late 70's to early 80's. I need to reproduce some of the sail color schemes from that period. I've got a few from some old magazine covers from back then, doesn't help the general content of the mags at that stage was usually black and white pics. Post what you've got, as far as I can see the prevailing colors of the time were Coast gold, yellow, orange, blue and green. when I get back to my computer I'll put up some of the pics I've got so far.
  9. Whatever happened to Oracle at 2:45 sent them back to the shed. Hmmmm..... Slow it right down at that point and watch the windward centreboard on Oracle closely, I think they hit something.
  10. So he's somehow related to Dean Barker then?
  11. Maybe they are cockpit drains
  12. Doug, somehow in this very sentence you have summarised every single post you have made about foiling.
  13. You seem to be confusing this with some kind of normal sailing event. ACWS has absolutely been run to fit into the scheduled TV slot, which has a predetermined start and finish. AFAIK events in BER will be run the same way. "After all the longer it goes the more coverage." Nope. After the scheduled finish there is beach volleyball scheduled. Can't let down those volleyball fans down showing stupid sailing. You say that like its a bad thing!! If the racing is that slow and hits the time limits I think Id rather watch beach volleyball.
  14. I predict the outcome of the event will be decided by turtles!! At a critical moment one of these boats is going to hit one of the turtles that infest the lagoon, snap a foil and it will all go bad from there. Its already happened to team sushi.
  15. That is awesome. Probably sounds really cool too! Only question is how do you get back aboard if you jump over the side for a swim?