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About 1sailor

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  • Birthday 03/28/1967

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    'Usual Suspects' Farr 400
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    Laser sailing and offshore racing on the great lakes

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  1. Post your requirement on NASCAR.com forum. Not kidding. Lots of rednecks with big trucks drive down to nascar events (homestead race should be about now?) I posted there a few years back, and had like 20 respondents. Some were supremely qualified, I was able to be so fussy as to select from the list an ex professional boat hauler formerly employed by Tiara yachts, who also carried a CDL, insurance, and owned a dually. He dragged my (much smaller) boat from west michigan to miami for beer and fuel money--- $500 bucks. Went AWOL for a couple days but hey she got there and cheap too. Worth a shot. Seriously.
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    Start Sequence Timer - Display

    iPad mini inside a LifeProof case velcro'd over the hole, put the afro-side of the velcro on pad and the hard part on the bulkhead. Lots of good countdown timer apps with big numbers you can use, and of course any GPS app or Navionics charts with depth or course displayed for after the start Extra credit: add the Ventus app to the iPad and sync it via your NMEA network to display other data from your instruments as needed via wireless mini router
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    West Michigan Thread

    my crystal ball says if they don't do something fast she will end up much like that J/41 'Merrimac' that ended up on Sable Island after the naviguesser used a hurricane plotting chart (missing some atolls and small islands) instead of a NOAA chart and wound up like this:
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    West Michigan Thread

    how are they gonna deal w this? dragging it off seems impossible w the keel and rudder fully planted in sand crane on a barge, seems unlikely. there’s not a good way to get big cranes or a travel-lift to the beach. humm.
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    West Michigan Thread

    Bretwalda has (or at least originally had) a retractable sprit pole. boat in the picture has a fixed prod, so I am gonna say this is Andrew Price’s badass Soto 40 ARMA
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    Race Boat Websites

    Which teams have the best race boat websites ? (Anarchy 4 / Sailing Anarchy doesnt count) How do they use them to effectively communicate with crew about upcoming regattas, delivery coordination, who's sailing, meal planning, who's gonna bring the beer etc ? Is there an existing platform that works well for these purposes, aside from a simple facebook page ? For a typical 40 footer with a crew of 8-10, what's the best way to orchestrate these logistical challenges ? Post links to any good examples you have.
  7. In sunnier climates, many RIB operators have a 'jacket' of sort that I think simply glues-on to the existing Hypalon tubes. Boat is a 19' wide body Nautica, that I may buy from a pal who is thinking about going new-tubes, mostly just for aesthetic reasons, and he likes spending money. I cannot find any resources on where one would buy this 'skin', and Nautica is apparently in the witness protection program with no web presence and a phone that is disconnected ? Any advice on who sells these kits ?
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    Jib up with assym on sportboat?

    on an Assym, you’re not really ever truly ‘running’ so the rules are different than symmetrical boats most sport boat classes, it seems the deal is if you’re close to or marginal planing conditions (or more), it stays up around 10 or 12 knots is cutoff on my boat, when I sailed melges 20’s it was about the same, those plane in about 12 or 13 ....
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    bryan p, R.I.P., had a hat as good as bubbas or better. Humm— you are MP?
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    Mount Gay poured millions of dollars into our sport, made many international regattas possible, and we owe them gratitude for that. The hats had a cult following for decades. Why is it "cool" to hate on this ? Seems from this thread many respondents think they elevate themselves to "rock star cool sailor" status by being too cool to endorse something so pedestrian as a red hat. Whatever. I dont wear hats, but I think these are cool. I too have a load of them, if anyone wishes they had a Mt Gay hat, PM me and I'll tell ya how to send me a prepaid envelope which will return with a red hat of your own... be nice people, Mt gay has been good to us.
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    Are Mount Gay Rum Hats Cool?

    Are we talking about Bryan Peterson's hat ? It had a thread irregularity and said key west raGe week, I recall him winning with that hat that year, tho I dont recall what year that was. Perhaps 97, which was my second KWRW
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    Foam deck

    What's the best way to clean this stuff ? I have the light grey Raptor deck on my current boat--- it's holding up great and I really like it. But, the light grey shows everything. Basic Rolloff boat soap doesnt work great on it. Website says "most household cleaners will work" but I'd like to know if anyone has found the magic sauce for this. Joy dish soap as a de-greaser is the best I've found so far. Soft Scrub with bleach seems OK too, but leaves chalky white stains behind on gelcoat and such. Advice ?
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    West Michigan Thread

    You were right!! the melgi occupied top 1-3 overall it was a flat water tight reach in 13-16, freed up just enough after port sheldon to get a FR-0 outta the bag. hour and a half race, and a beautiful day. great to see many of you out there!