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  1. D2 and MLX are not New England ropes, trying to use the West Marine 40% off sale. I will probably go with 3/8" Endura Braid although upsizing Sta-Set is much less expensive. .
  2. Need new genoa sheets on a 36' boat. Plenty of local racing, nothing grand prix. Prefer something better than Sta-Set or XLS. West Marine has a 40% off sale of NE Ropes, want to take advantage of it. Pros / cons of T900 and Endura braid?
  3. I know this has been explained before somewhere, but I cannot find a comprehensive easy to understand explanation. How do I watch live and replays of full races on my full screen TV, for qualifying, LV and AC finals in the US? AC 35 website says that is available by APP, but only on iPhones and iTablets? Also says Qualifying available on NBC Sports, but that is probably just highlights. Also says Finals are on NBC National, Is that the regular NBC, or some special channel,and will it be full races? I tried to get a response from the AC 35 website but got no response. Thanks for any explanation.
  4. LC Take a look at the Chicago Area III thread. Many people there that you could pm. Each of the Chicago area YCs has a crew site, post your resume. The principal ones are Chicago YC, Columbia YC, Chicago Corinthian YC, Burnham Park YC and Jackson Park YC. There is very good non brick and mortar club called MORF (Midwest Open Racing Fleet). Each of the major offshore one design fleets has a web site--Tarten 10s (T10), J105s, Farr 40s, Ben 40.7, Ben 36.7 and I am sure I am leaving some out. Consider going to the boat show in Mid January--many connections to be made with clubs and vendors, sailmakers etc. When you get offers, and you will, if you have questions feel free to PM me. I am currently without a boat but have been an active racer or boat owner/skipper in the Chicago Area since the mid 1970s. Welcome to Chicago, Robin Links to the Farr 40 and 40.7 websites?
  5. SSL gives us live streaming we can watch on our computers or big screen. It just pisses me off more about the coverage of the AC events.
  6. The 400 plus Stiletto owners used to have a great website and forum on a "Wild Jibe" platform. It had a lot of information, articles, photos of past Nationals, owner photos, refurbish and upgrade tips, and forum responses from Wormwood and others with significant Stiletto experience. Plus a good "for sale" section. That is now all gone and cannot be accessed. I assume confiscated and shut down by the "new" Stiletto.
  7. PHRF racing, both W/L and some random courses.
  8. Pros and cons, racing PHRF, 30 - 40 foot keel boat and disregarding the initial cost for a sprit and a new Spin; -rating hit? -sym can go dead down wind in heavy air? -less crew? -less experienced crew? -reach higher in a straight line leg ? -add furling? -what else? All new race boats are assym. Why are sym boats not switching?‚Äč
  9. Hundreds of Tartan 10's had Farymann's in them. Check with the Tartan owners, probably a lot of info there. And I was able to start one with the crank, not easy, but if you keep cranking......
  10. I tried reading through the above, and the other threads on viewing the AC events. I am not too tech savvy, and want to watch the AC events. I think the $8 per event is OK. But, can I not watch it on my lap top, then send the signal to my TV by widi or HDMI? Is the $8 only to watch on my Iphone??