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  1. spankoka

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    I suppose one reason would be that it would help keep people looking for higher performance and more modern kit in the laser game. However yeah; by the time the C rig would get Canadian taxes and duties would cost plenty.
  2. spankoka

    Best Offshore Boat Ever?

    I'm going to say Finisterre just because she obviously crossed-over to the non-sailing media.
  3. spankoka

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    I don't know about your neck of the woods, but in my club no one is all that fussy about being class-legal. I suppose if someone was sailing circles around everyone else with an Intensity sail or whatever, that would be an issue. In practice that does not happen.
  4. Yeah, If I ran a boat over someone I would expect to be named on the news?!
  5. spankoka

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    China is by definition second world, but developing nation is probably a better term nowadays for the first and second worlds.
  6. spankoka

    Sailing in India? (Mumbai/Chennai/Goa etc.)

    Not India I know, but is there perhaps sailing to be had at Cox's Bazar?
  7. spankoka

    CL 16

    It will work because I did the same for my brother's CL16 about five years ago and his centreboard is still going. BTW, I'm in the Shediac area when not in Van.
  8. spankoka

    Brexit, WTF

    I don't think fracking is going to be acceptable to rural landowners in England.
  9. spankoka

    CL 16

    Plenty of Wayfarer parts should work in the CL16, but as I understand it the centreboard does not. Proctor apparently made some changes for the CL16 design.
  10. spankoka

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    No I don't think it's a hoax at all. However, climate change conferees do set themselves up for the accusation of being jet-set smhoozers glomming on to the cause du jour.
  11. spankoka

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    Good question, that is taking up sailing at the deep end. Not to be nit-picky, but doesn't this boat have a shore crew that travels by air? If you want to truly make a carbon-neutral passage, I think one needs to catch a ride with a cranky curmudgeon type such as Don Street or Bernard Moitessier.,
  12. spankoka

    Absolutely, positively Laser

    Club fleets tend to have a lot a grey-haired guys. Grey-haired guys tend to have disposable income. A bendy mast is presumably grey-haired guy friendly. Therefore, I don't see why a new rig would be bad for grass-roots sailing.
  13. spankoka

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    The climate change activists themselves can't be bothered to have their conferences by electronic means.
  14. spankoka

    Old racers sitting unloved, what are they?

    Wow! That can have serious consequences on the east coast.
  15. spankoka

    boy is this girl in for a surprise..

    I'm just saying that to be fair- Hanford is a mess because of nuclear weapons, not nuclear power. A MOX fuel cycle is what they were working at in Japan, but obviously it went pear shaped. That would be Kent Island Sailors' Option #2.