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  1. kiwichas

    Caption Contest

    Dick of the Week??
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    Modeling Drag from (Displacement) Polars?

    I understand completely In 24.9 knots of wind I can do 381.18 knots upwind
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    Nice boat, had it long??
  4. kiwichas

    you're not helping!

    Gybing, one, two, three Go!!!
  5. kiwichas

    Hello Stress Engineers

    ADD= Attention Deficit Disorder
  6. Absolutely; within a mixed fleet you'll identify the boats close to you in performance and try to improve(thrash) each time, and still have a ton of fun.
  7. One design racing is the best way to develop skills, handicap systems are for the wealthy who can't sail, or are overly obsessed with "winning" Just rememember that all participants are winners(except for those who live in/for protest rooms... PS best way to sail upwind is to do it in only one tack, you lose too much time in tacking.....and it tires out the crew and wrecks the sails
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    caption contest

    This sucks Beavis
  9. kiwichas

    Trying to Buy a Boat

    Run don't walk
  10. kiwichas

    Oyster Yachts gone bust

    "loosing" or losing their jobs?? Surely....
  11. kiwichas

    what's wrong with this picture

    They probably have small hands and strange hairdos
  12. kiwichas

    what's it for?

    Maybe allows you to trim the main in without so much leech tension, and ? as a boom crutch.Looks like an obstacle unnecessary for one design.
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    Chur Bro
  14. kiwichas

    caption contest

    but vot are you sinking?, mein herr
  15. kiwichas

    caption contest

    Schooner owner 's eyes are closer together than his masts, simple physiognomy