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  1. Former MDR Vandal 1

    Summer reading ideas

    Defending the America's Cup by Robert W. Carrick. A series of interviews with the 1967 Intrepid crew. Great insight on how they built a super boat and a super team. Equal parts history and "how to." Mosbacher never wrote a memoir, so I find the interviews with him of particular interest. Blue Latitudes by Tony Horowitz. Retraces parts of Cook's voyages and looks at the legacy he, in part, left. Funny and poignant. Especially enjoyable if you have traveled to some of the same places.
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    Rigger recommendations - Bay Area

    Scott Easom Easom Racing and Rigging 1230 Brickyard Cove Rd. Suite 102, Pt. Richmond, CA 94801 seasom@sbcglobal.net Office: (510) 232-SAIL (7245) Cell: (415) 686-9330
  3. Former MDR Vandal 1

    Great 35-footers

    Spitz owned a J 36. There were at least 3 (Jest, Greyhound & Spitz) in MDR back then
  4. Former MDR Vandal 1

    Great 35-footers

    Islander 36
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Steve Curran had the Schock 34 Tiburon in MDR. He had a boat brokerage at the time. He had a lot of good sailors on that boat including Ron M., Phil A. (Flash), Phil F. (not the one from DRYC), Greg R., etc. Story goes he took Dick Schmidt out on it and that's how Dick decided to buy Outlier. This was mid to late 80's before I moved to LA for the second time.
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    NYC Beer-can racing

    Bodega87’s response is incomplete. Hudson River Community Sailing (HRCS) https://hudsonsailing.org/ ,located at 26th Street and the West Side Highway, has Sunday races in the Fall. The start times vary so they can race in a slack tide. They used to race J 24’s; I understand they are now phasing in J-80’s. Contact Don and see if he can get you on a boat. HRCS is a great organization and is doing a lot to get kids, who would not otherwise sail, out on the water. They also get a lot of adults, who may not have sailed, out on the water. Lastly, Espo is a sailing God.
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    SB 2 KH

    Can't find a link to the results. Could somebody post a link if they are up. Thx.
  8. Former MDR Vandal 1

    Dinghy Tow Line Questions

    I am looking for recommendations for a dinghy tow line. I have a 35 foot open transom racing sailboat that weighs approximately 7,000 lbs. It is powered by a 20 hp. Yanmar with a sail drive. I would like to build a tow line to pull a West Marine 3.10 inflatable dinghy with an air floor. We will take the outboard off the dinghy while towing. My initial take is to have a large “Y” splice where each end has a loop that fits over small runner winches in the stern of the boat, a single section of line and then another large “Y” splice that has carabiners attached to the ends to hook on to the two towing eyes located under the two pontoons. Is this design the most appropriate for the task? What cordage is the best for this application? Based on the boat’s length, weight and engine, what is the optimal length for the tow line?
  9. Former MDR Vandal 1

    Dinghy Tow Line Questions

    I am looking for recommendations for a dinghy tow line. I have a 35 foot open transom racing sailboat that weighs approximately 7,000 lbs. It is powered by a 20 hp. Yanmar with a sail drive. I would like to build a tow line to pull a West Marine 3.10 inflatable dinghy with an air floor. We will take the outboard off the dinghy while towing. My initial take is to have a large “Y” splice where each end has a loop that fits over small runner winches in the stern of the boat, a single section of line and then another large “Y” splice that has carabiners attached to the ends to hook on to the two towing eyes located under the two pontoons. Is this design the most appropriate for the task? What cordage is the best for this application? Based on the boat’s length, weight and engine, what is the optimal length for the tow line?
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    I didn't overlap with Danny's time on the boat. Greg and Mark were doing bow when I was on the boat, with a gaggle of mast people, including Latham Bell. I did sail with Danny once on a practice (Brack liked to practice a lot). Very nice guy, soft spoken and knowledgeable.
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    I am aware, Silent Bob. Robbie was a old friend. Sailed on GI and Amazing Grace with him. Robbie told me he was watching Evo inside of GI at the breakwall and called over, "you know, there's a rock there" just as Evo hit it. I don't remember the keel being "pushed up" into the boat, but I am told it was a hard hit. Didn't hurt its upwind performance too much; I was on Evo when it on the sled class at '96 BBS.
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    Santa Cruz 70 - Fleet Roll Call

    Jim Linskey -- Evolution Greg Heddrick -- Pyewacket Robbie Beddingfield -- Grand Illusion
  13. Former MDR Vandal 1

    Il Mostro no longer on the Great Lakes??

    Same boat. Accident was in the Cape Cod Canal, I think.
  14. Former MDR Vandal 1

    Seeking recommendations for a service yard near Brooklyn NY

    Check out Lockwoods in New Jersey. At least you will avoid the East River.
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    wwet?

    Carl Van Duyne is also remembered as a consummate sportsman while sailing at the highest levels of the game.