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    Lake Lanier, GA

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  1. Who can answer all my questions about Atlanta

    I've lived in downtown Atlanta, outside of Atlanta, and now on Lake Lanier for the past 25 years. If you love the hustle and bustle of a young city with restaurants, bars, etc, then make sure you re-locate inside the perimeter - Midtown, Decatur, etc. If you want a house in the suburbs, try to stay on the north or northwest side of town, but be prepared for an awful commute if you work in town. Me, I gave up on the commute years ago, and moved up to the Lake Lanier area. Lake Lanier has 5 active sailing clubs with anything from laser and Opti's to Melges 24's and PHRF racer/cruisers racing pretty much every weekend - 52 weeks a year. Our Wed night beer can series starts up in April, and finishes next week. If you get the bug for coastal racing - Charleston or the gulf coast is only 4 1/2 hours away. PM me if you need any more info.
  2. Kalashnikov statue

    Yeah, once...
  3. Help! Melges 24 shrouds

    You should be able to use the Hayn 38EFBJ turnbuckle and toggle assembly with your existing shrouds. -Mike
  4. Help! Melges 24 shrouds

    Sounds like the shrouds were made to fit open body turnbuckles. If you're using the ronstan calibrated turnbuckles, your lowers should be 14' 7", and your uppers at 28' 5/8". -Mike
  5. Eclipse Trip

    The 99% line runs across Lanier just north of Lake Lanier Sailing Club. We don't have anything officially organized yet, but I'm sure we will figure something out. Consider yourself invited if you want to join in Mike
  6. Eclipse Trip

    I was going to Charleston, but just looked at the path and the 99% line is about 1/2 mile from my dock. Think I'll stay home on Lake Lanier
  7. Musto LPX for offshore racing

    Well, since i work for Zhik, I would have to recommend the Zhik Isotak 2 range.
  8. Musto LPX for offshore racing

    Durability, breathability, affordability - you can only pick 2... LPX gives up durability.
  9. Good Cheap Wine

    Gabbiano Chianti is my house favorite...
  10. Look what came up my river last night

    Holy Crap! Alex and Nani left Lake Lanier GA just a couple of years ago. His job transferred him to GB from Atlanta, GA. Alex shipped his boat to the east coast, loaded up a couple of local sailors and set sail for England. Now he's showed up in Dylan's back yard!!! -Mike
  11. 2017 Race to Alaska

    If Chuck Norris was a sailor, Team Freeboard would give him nightmares...
  12. Guns and Darwinism Near miss

    You can get 50lbs for $100. That would be more than enough for the refrigerator. I've seen 20lbs go off, and it was impressive.
  13. How to watch live races?

    No north american coverage on NBCSN until OTUSA is back on the water.
  14. Monaco Grand Prix in the AM Followed by LV Trials And then the Indy 500 !!! I've got my DVR working overtime
  15. Odd Weather/Lee Helm

    Either your dagger board or rudder is not absolutely vertical. Either one of them will cause the boat to always want to sail off in the same direction. I ran into that problem with an F18 I had. It always wanted to turn right. We troubleshot it by raising the boards and rudders one at a time. Turned out that one of the daggerboards was canted a couple of degrees. We cut out the top of the case, moved it vertical and glued it back in. Problem solved.