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About gcutter

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    Nofolk, VA
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    Sailing and motorcycling...that enough?

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  1. gcutter

    Tack gybe set

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    name that harbour

    In response to the comments about Oceanside, I have only a four words that work for all their "well-designed" harbors in California - Army Corps of Engineers. Gulp. My $0.02 US, Greg
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    Surveyor in Hampton, VA area

    If Lloyd is too busy, then Peter Eaves (HYC member). Cheers, Greg
  4. gcutter

    Perfect £150k single/double handed boat

    Andrews 28 is this and more. Greg
  5. Nice Elliott 770 for sale in the Classifieds. Not mine, but used to be - I put her together and successfully raced a lot. Cheers, Greg
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    New Android Sailing App : SailFreeGPS

    Wow, I'm impressed! Will use it when we sail on other boats, or if our nav goes down (shit happens). Merci beaucoup, Greg
  7. gcutter

    Sun Fast 3300

    With respect to the Euro vs. US 3300, and it's PHRF rating, the US model has a much larger fixed sprit, I'd guess about 1.5x longer. And yes, the main's foot is much longer but I'm also wondering if the carbon rig is a bit taller. As far as the J-99 compared to the 3300, I haven't sailed either, but at the Naptown boat show, we were totally underwhelmed by the design, finish, and equipment on the J-99...yawn. My $0.02 US worth, Greg
  8. I don't think they've got us more senior citizens in mind for the Olympic qualification, but could be a fun race. Looking at the Oakcliff one in Oyster Bay/Long Island Sound in July too. Cheers, Greg
  9. gcutter

    Sun Fast 3300

    66 for W/L, 54 for point to points on the Chesapeake Bay. Greg
  10. gcutter

    What about the Quest 30/33?

    They are a bit dated now, so not sure how they'd do against the newest designs. There are several owners or past owners on SA so let's see what they say. The one in our area has not done well in part because it's way slow in light air due to lots of wetted surface and tough PHRF rating. I looked at them long ago when they were new and just too pricey then, and have mixed feelings about Holby's build quality based on personal experience with a previous boat. Cheers, Greg
  11. gcutter

    Single Handed roll call?

    The previous boat Current one But typically double-handing with my lovely and talented wife on previous and current boats Cheers, Greg
  12. gcutter

    AYC new doublehanded distance race

    We couldn't fit it in our schedule this year, maybe next. cheers, Greg
  13. gcutter

    Sailing in Cabo

    No bareboats to rent there and not that good for sailing. As Alctel said, go to La Paz for chartering and nice sailing area too. cheers, Greg
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    Spinlock XTS clutch repair

    If memory serves me (did mine early this year), you remove the side plate and the problem is that since it is bolted down, the plate is essentially impossible to remove. So, I think not. Sorry, Greg
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    VHF AIS? Transponder

    4 years ago I got an ACR AIS connected to our Garmin Chartplotter via nmea 2000 and notebook running Time Zero and we are so happy we made that investment, both sailing in the Chesapeake Bay where it's invaluable and offshore where it makes us visible to the container ships zipping by. Just having a receiver is silly, I want them to see ME. Ours draws very little power as it is a dedicated transponder, and then as noted above you can use or not use the more power-hungry plotters or computers. The other consideration is convenience, for example having your same brand VHF, AIS, and plotter all networked such that you can click on an AIS target and then the system calls them on the VHF - cool but expensive. Cheers, Greg