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  1. what is it?

    Didi 29 Retro http://www.dixdesign.com/29Retrodidi.htm
  2. R2AK 2016

    Yeah... I was wondering about that too...
  3. Uglyboat Admiration Society Hang Out

    Just saw this floating around on FB... I'm not sure quite what to think... The boat seems OK, but that rudder!
  4. Gunboat G4 Foiler

    The boat makes me wet but it has not gotten wet. Maybe you could wait until it actually get on the water and goes sailing before making such claims? I don't know about 30kts, but it has gotten wet... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw-oBqn725I Oh goodness me. Not the proa. The G4. I'm not a hippie. Ah, got it... I misinterpreted your post From what I'm used to sailing, Madness is a huge step up and looks luxurious
  5. Gunboat G4 Foiler

    The boat makes me wet but it has not gotten wet. Maybe you could wait until it actually get on the water and goes sailing before making such claims? I don't know about 30kts, but it has gotten wet... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw-oBqn725I
  6. i550

    I couple pics of the i550s in the WaterTribe Everglades Challenge this year: Hot Canary: the other one... (built by Jeff Dalsin)
  7. i550

    I hate to distract from this exciting discussion, but another i550 showed up on the 2014 WaterTribe EC roster: ErnestHemingway (aka James Nichols) and EverydaySailor (aka Chris Jordan) EC2014, Class 4, Double Male i550 #129 built by Jeffrey Dalsin So two i550s will be on the beach... Anybody know who these guys are and how this boat has been modified to manage the beach launch?
  8. i550

    Hot Canary has lifelines if you look carefully at the pictures I posted above. Pretty sure that is the only i550 I have seen with then though...
  9. i550

    Portages? The EC requires no portages to be completed. From the EC site: "You must portage your boat a short distance between the fresh water side and the salt water side at Flamingo. You cannot receive assistance from the Race Manager, CP Captain, or bystanders. Challengers participating in the event may assist other challengers (see the note below)." http://www.watertribe.com/events/EvergladesChallenge/Default.aspx That only applies if you take the inside route through the interior Everglades. Every sailboat and many paddlers go around the capes and come into Flamingo from the west and there are no portages required. I know the rules... I have finished twice
  10. i550

    Portages? The EC requires no portages to be completed. The only semi-limiting requirement is that the boat needs to be beach launched and any equipment used goes with you. In 2011, Meade and Jan used inflatable rollers and had no issues launching the boat. One of the significant modifications they made was that they used a fin keel (no bulb) where the bottom bit was lead cast into the same foil shape as the rest of the fin. That way they could pull it completely into the hull for the beach launch. It probably was on the heavy side with regards to the usual EC craft, but not outrageous. Making life a bit easier for a sailboat like this is that beginning last year, there is no longer a requirement to lower the mast. CP1 moved locations and there are no unavoidable fixed bridges. It is only necessary to drop your mast if you want to take some shortcuts in the ICW. A few more pics: https://plus.google.com/photos/117872675900729812529/albums/5583275082422454017?authkey=CIzqyJXcvripOQ
  11. i550

    Hot Canary is on the roster. These guys completed the EC last year in a Sea Pearl, so this will be a bit of a change