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  1. sailman

    Hooning in the Nimitz.

    Sea trials on a tanker I took out of New Orleans had a full astern test for 8 hour (I think may have been shorter). Very weird seeing the (bow) wave creeping up the transom!
  2. Nice run down Soling! I agree about the sailboat presence, it was weak. The 121 was impressive, excellent gear layout and very functional interior.
  3. sailman

    Tom Scott and UnTom

    Glad to hear both Tom and Whimsy are doing well.
  4. sailman

    My newest project

    Is not posting initial performance in response to Proa and his crap or a request of the client? I would be very interested to see how the initial performance is compared to expectations and how any corrections were made. Things like real world results versus design and how to compensate or correct are of value to all sailors.
  5. sailman

    Hooning in the Nimitz.

    Nice hand brake turn! I watched the Ike break away from us and accelerate like a sport fisherman with rooster tail!
  6. sailman

    Wahine 26

    The stove top slides all the way aft on the counter. The reefer is a slide out.
  7. sailman

    Wahine 26

    As built had the stove top off to the side. The sink is outboard because the refrigerator is a slide out.
  8. sailman

    Wahine 26

    What is the down side of square stanchions? I thought the galley layout was functional. You do not cross over anything to get to the sink. The stove top was interesting and I did not think to ask about fiddles, but it is not gimballed so you would not be using it under way.
  9. sailman

    Wahine 26

    Any other boat show attendees stop in to the Wahine 26? (http://www.wahine-yachts.com/) Excellent deck layout and roomy cockpit. Down below is more like a 30 footer than 26. Brand new boat so no idea how it sails, the numbers look alright though.
  10. sailman

    J70, cheating and pros

    In that scenario the ban should remain. If you as a boat owner are allowing work to be done to your boat that you do not know with certainty is legal, you deserve the penalty. Your excuse of "well everyone else is doing it" doesn't work for teenagers and it does hold water in this example.
  11. sailman

    J70, cheating and pros

    Some one designs are more one design than other one designs. Does that clear it up? Back on point, changing the molded shape of the keel or bulb is flat out cheating according to the class rules as written.
  12. sailman

    J70, cheating and pros

    GP14 and 5o5 are development classes. Boats like the Optimist and Penguin can still be home built and raced in class. As has been said, just come up with drawings with measurements, tolerances and this goes away. If there are differences between build series then call it out. It's not rocket science.
  13. sailman

    J/29 Shopping

    An inboard Frac with a full interior...its like finding a unicorn! You could use those old sails for day sailing. I think a fully crewed up and sail tested Frac is a better option over the MH
  14. sailman

    Tom Scott and UnTom

    Glad to hear all is well. Hopefully Tom and Whimsy also came out unscathed.
  15. sailman

    Ranger 26-2 Gary Mull 1980 Design

    I can draw boats and took a semester of Naval Architecture. Does that count? Based on your comments I do not think that you know anything about the discipline.