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  1. Getting way to complex for 2015 - get a couple of races on the books, see who shows up and obtain some data. We may have three boats at 6 different races or 10 boats at three races. Right now there are no stats to work with and everything is hypothetical. If we get a great turnout then we can divide by what makes sense. my two cents and from someone who hates meetings
  2. I was going to enter some distance races this year and sail them double handed with or without a division. Don't really care if I am competitive (I think I will be) and if blowing too hard will not go. If you can get some clubs to actually have a start for DH I will try to make those as long as they are not over night races. I hate them. As far as an autopilot - hell no. Cause I don't have one. Spinnaker - hell yes. That is what makes the race fun and challenging. i would even like to see a single handed race this year.
  3. Para Belum - I have an old fashioned Dart (a B25 - I can see Jim typing as he reads this comparison!) and I have found you spend more time waiting for the help to arrive and untying all the lines you secured the mast with than actually raising it. the mast is small, light, hinged and goes up easily and quickly. I leave the mast up, boom on and park it at the marina as I am sure almost all do. It takes me about 30 minutes to launch but half of that time is devoted to a cigar and a beer(s). It does take me about 30 minutes to retrieve but I do everything by myself including folding sails, coiling lines, removing the engine (I take it home) picking up all the empties. My crew needs to get home asap and I would rather have a beer and enjoy the sail home and clean it myself rather than do it on the way in. If you were efficient you could do both ends in 15 minutes each with no problem. I leave the keel lift mechanism on land as it has many sharp edges and I do not want anyone cut or my sail ripped. If on board someone could raise the keel while I get the trailer and save even more time. the Dart may have an improved mechanism but I rely on old equipment bottom line - if you have any help at all it is quick and easy. Much easier than wet sanding bottom paint while it is still snowing. I will never go back to a wet slip again.
  4. I will mail some. Back to work
  5. Stop posting and finish the rudders. Spring is almost here
  6. No one suggested the Hotfoot 20. Not many of them around but if you go with the class spinnaker it will fly. Normal PHRF spin is too small for light wind.
  7. I hope the B-25s are still doing well as I just purchased one (Kentucky boat) - I have received many e-mails from everywhere on this boat - all positive and many saying they still wished they owned one. It appears the fleet is hurt by only 50 being made and no active class. No website or organization to speak of. I don't want to steal your thread so in answer to your question on how well built are the B-32s I can only offer perspective from the 25s which seem to be good to very good in construction. I have found little to no gelcoat crazing and no joint problems in the hull. Deck core is balsa and totally dependent on prior owners for leaks and wet core. Even with a lifting keel there do not seem to be problems at any of the joints. As the 25 predates the 32 I would imagine even better construction - unless budget problems plagued the plant at that time. I have heard that almost all have had to template the keel and those that have not need to. QC did not seem to be priority for keels or rudders. Easy enough to fix once it gets warm enough for the epoxy to kick. I would definitely try to obtain the templates from the post that mentions knowing of a set.