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  1. awi

    caption contest

    I just puked.
  2. awi

    do the math

    Nominate Waterlust for a THE PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHING (PAEMST). Contact the Office of Science and Technology Policy of the White House. Get involved with REACH. I just did because Waterlust put the information out there. VMG=S cosTWA (from the boat frame of reference)
  3. awi

    do the math

    So carrots don't count? I count 16.
  4. awi

    caption contest

    New bow sprit was working great until we tried an outside gybe.
  5. Also, +3 to the fellow who instructed us about pilot bias.
  6. Glad everyone got home that day. I was out that afternoon, too, farther north. It went from the teens to 30+ in an hour. The wind and wave direction was from the NW. The seas were 8+ feet with 11 second period. Choppy and grumpy conditions. It surely was worse down at King Harbor which gets pumped due to the underwater Redondo Canyon and the Palos Verdes bight reflecting wind and wave energy exactly to the harbor entrance. --- +1 to the fellows who suggested tossing an anchor well before the surf zone. That's Old School. +1 to those who recommended creating some headway. Little boats, all they have is speed. But that harbor is developed, and there aren't many soft spots to beach on. +1 to the comment to get some main sail working to go to windward a bit. +2 to the fellows who cautioned to avoid the surf zone and "obstacles" --- What is the fastest way to get a main going? 1. Lash the main to the mast and the boom? (inefficient) 2. Use the spinnaker halyard if the main halyard is broken? (good) 3. Tie a rolling hitch on a bight in the luff rope for downhaul, lash the leech to the boom midway and tie to the outhaul? (e voila, voiler!) As for the fouled sheets/winches: KEEP YOUR SHEETS TRIMMED. DO NOT FLOG. All of those actions can be safely accomplished from the cockpit or midship.
  7. awi

    what is it?

    Scow technology Keep it flat
  8. awi

    Least Exclusive Yacht Clubs

    If we join will we get reciprocity? Oh wait, we don't need it because we invade them fancy clubs for regattas anyways. They love to watch us sail circles around them. Hah!