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    Asian female driver

    i do NOT envy those controllers. yeesch
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    How Do You Fly Your Flag?

    i let the people getting paid to be there deal with that pesky regulatory shit...
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    How Do You Fly Your Flag?

    just seems hokie to me. Plus, i sail small boats like i'm racing - even if i'm not. I wouldn't want all that disturbance on the boat. if you were racing an olympic class boat then you would have a sticker-flag on the mainsail. I fly them on the lead mines i sail on the way out to the racecourse sometimes, the courtesy flag when in a foreign port, and that's about it.
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    Asian female driver

    Could be Worse, Jeff - you could be a 20yo CFI working at a 141 school specializing in Chinese students. The shit I've read and people i've talked to (not to mention the fuck nuggets that i've heard on the radio) would give you a new appreciation for.... i dunno, alcohol maybe?
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    How Do You Fly Your Flag?

    aside from that time we thought we might win the NA's (spoiler alert, we fucked the last day like a box full of razor blades and used needles) i've never once contemplated flying a flag on a dinghy.
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    Backwards Skiffs?

    i think they started on dinghies, IC's, Cats, etc.
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    Harken GP Blocks

    have never been impressed by the HA stuff i've seen - but it's been half a decade.
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    Just bought a J105

    the idea of racing with the intention of peeling while hauling around 70lbs of metal and ball bearings in the most waste sensitive part of the boat is further insanity. Not saying i haven't done it - we used to own a 109 and had no legitimate intentions of changing, but that was because of money and rating rule constraints (heavy penalty for changing in our PHRF district). But this guy is evidently investigating the idea of changing over, so it's worth serious consideration. Not sure what to do about the sheave boxes - the european boats have a different section maybe they have two halyards?
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    Just bought a J105

    how would you do underdeck on a 105, the stem head fitting is at the shear isn't it? Have you received the boat yet? Personally speaking, unless there is a money or rating rule constraint, i would always without question recommend a tufluf/carbofoil over roller furling. Heavy, complicated, hard sail changes (has to be bareheaded, if the swivel decides to take a few laps around the headstay on the way up that's another bear to deal with)).
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    Low profile deck/steaming light?

    just ditch the deck light. If you need light on the foredeck for night sailing use your headlamp. And don't fuck up.
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    Sooty transom

    aggressive cleaners will etch the surface, leading to them getting dirty faster and being harder to clean. Toilet bowl's are a harder surface than gelcoat.
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    Real life iPhone 6 battery replacement....

    did they not supply you with a 120VAC charging adapter?
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    what?

    you'll probably want to keep that fantassy to yourself.
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    29er

    for boat wake yeah i think you're best off keeping the bow in. Just have the crew take a step forward to help it dig in. Well in light air, fully under powered to almost powered (powered = able to plane, ish, in this case), you need to keep it high to keep the sails working and the boat moving at all. As the breeze builds you'll be able to drive off a little bit while maintaining the same speed. This holds true even if you're wiring, albeit you'll probably wiring off the mast. To ascribe numbers to this, say 3-6kts you'll do 4kts at 110TWA and 90AWA, in 6-8kts you'll be able to drive off to 120TWA, 95AWA, and maintain that 4kts of boat speed. In this mode the 29er is sailed exactly like an asym keelboat - right up to and including the kite being able to roll to windward sometimes.... In 9kts you might be able to plane if you stay high, but you might not make up that extra distance - and that's when all this shit gets "fun" (for me, at least, because i thought i was fast in it - because i usually pushed low).
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    Dear ICOM....

    I killed two standard horizon radios in a single week back when i was coaching. One when i jumped in the water with it in my lifejacket (which i did regularly with my ICOM) the other from laying in the coach boat and there was some water sloshing around. I bet if i found my ICOM on the bottom of Sarasota Bay it would still turn on - once i figured out how to charge it....
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    halyards reccs?

    if warspeed isn't flaked out it'll snarl like a bastard in my experience, at least the old weave (haven't tried II).
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    what?

    ah, nope. Christian and I talked for a bit about it a couple years ago but then I couldn't make it down.
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    Dear ICOM....

    depends how far offshore you're going to go. At a minimum, i suggested at least 5 miles.
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    Dear ICOM....

    good grief. and people complain about my generation needing shit spoonfed to them.
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    Dear ICOM....

    so what you're saying is, it has usb charging and they included a usb cable and 120v wall socket, but not a ciggy lighter to usb adapter? Go get a damn adapter they're like $6 at wallgreens.
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    29er

    depending on your weight there is a very narrow zone where you're better off sailing it like any other old dinghy or keelboat and just drive the puff low. I always felt like i was pretty good at exploiting that zone .
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    what?

    if you do that the leprechaun will be after yer lucky charms. the bad feeling is mutual. did we sail a farr 30 together? i don't know that many naptowners.
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    No getting the band back together

    thanks for that! definitely going to give it a liston.
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    halyards reccs?

    vectran is.... not something i would recommend. If you want cordage that is low stretch, doesn't like curves, sun, abrasion, or salt - why not just go for broke and get a PBO cored line?
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    halyards reccs?

    always seemed like a really kinky line for me. I don't know about II, but 1 could get a mf'er. had it for kite sheets and a main halyard (2:1, 1/4") and it was about as evil as any line i've ever dealt with...