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  1. On their way to Wally's World.
  2. Bruce Campbell, known as BCam here, passed away on June 25th in Seattle, his home town. I met Bruce at a US Sailing meeting long ago with halls filled with blue blazers, he arrived in blue jeans, loose t-shirt and a long pony tail. A bit of fresh air, you can say. We hit it off, and with his warm personality, fit in with everyone sans the blazer. His observation of people (spot on) and quick wit was always a good time. I had called to ask him to join us in the Chicago Mackinac this year, only to have his lovely and loving wife Bobbi return the call informing me of Bruce's unfortunate end. If you know Bobbi, do me a favor and give her a buzz, she needs support from us. Obituary
  3. Bruce Campbell, known as BCam here, passed away on June 25th in Seattle, his home town. I met Bruce at a US Sailing meeting long ago with halls filled with blue blazers, he arrived in blue jeans, loose t-shirt and a long pony tail. A bit of fresh air, you can say. We hit it off, and with his warm personality, fit in with everyone sans the blazer. His observation of people (spot on) and quick wit was always a good time. I had called to ask him to join us in the Chicago Mackinac this year, only to have his lovely and loving wife Bobbi return the call informing me of Bruce's unfortunate end. If you know Bobbi, do me a favor and give her a buzz, she needs support from us. Obituary
  4. Verve - bow in the cockpit, breaking the leg with a compound fracture with the bone sticking out of the skin.
  5. Who stuck this Popsickle stick up my arse?
  6. What's it rate? Will it go faster than the wind DDW?
  7. When Hobie first started out, these boats were be sailed in placed not sailed at before (ramp launched at lakes that just had powerboats, etc.). And low wires were strung across the water all over the country. And some Hobie's did run into wires with sad outcomes. Hobie put up some money for a campaign and documents to educate the electricity industry on the hazard to get the wires raised higher. It has been a number of years since electrocution has happened, very, very sad to see.
  8. They have to be set more than 6 boat lengths from each other (the zones have to be clear of each other). You now have 2 laylines with boats lining up on both, with port tack LL unfavored having to give way to the boats on the starboard layline. Commonly any windshift will make it clear which mark is favored and most boat abandoning the unfavored mark.
  9. The Beatles are like finger nails on a chalkboard. Very vanilla music. Didn't last very long either.
  10. Powder coating heats the aluminum to a temperature which weakens the aluminum. Scratch powder coating.
  11. I look forward to seeing all of you, tomorrow.
  12. Bill Parks used to put the butt of the mast in the deck hole catching the butt just under the deck, then walk the mast up by himself and drop it into the step. One man job (of course he was about 6' 3").
  13. Whichever has the lowest modulus of elasticity.
  14. I get a boating trade magazine monthly that reports the statistics of both used and new boat sales. All classes of boats are seeing increased sales (big powerboat cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, pontoons, kayaks, canoes, etc.). The only class with sales dropping is? Sailboats for the past 3 months. And new sailboat sales annually in the U.S. (including foreign built, Lasers, Sunfish, Optis, etc.) is about 2,200 units. This full explains the manufacturers bailing out of building sailboats, and moving over to building powerboats. Gotta follow the money.
  15. Having run bow more than any other position through 42 years of big boat sailing, I swear I can change a jib a lot faster with hanks over twin foil. With hanks, the jib falls down, the other goes right up. Sure there are a few moment bareheaded, but they are just a few. Compared to a foil fighting to get the new jib up (inside or outside) and then pulling the old one down (inside or outside) especially in rain (the transition of windspeed commonly comes with rain) and the sails are glued together. Then the multiple crew that is forward of the mast for a long time going through these gyrations just can't be faster than hanks. Just my $.02.