lamorak

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About lamorak

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  1. lamorak

    Looking for DIAM-24s in NA

    Use the main/boom as gin pole like the R33. That mast is a beast, yet I could raise and lower it with just one other person helping me. -Mike
  2. lamorak

    2018-2019 Viper 640 Sarasota Winter Series!

    Looking forward to jumping on a Viper again. Flying down in the AM.
  3. lamorak

    Nikwax

    Only use nikwax or it's equivalent for waterproof/breathable garments. Other products will seal the surface and destroy the breathability. Once you destroy the breathability, then your gear will rain inside from the moisture released from your body.
  4. lamorak

    Stainless Wire Railings

    i've had the cable bullet system installed for almost 2 years now. it's still just as tight as it was when installed. They've got about 2" of thread in the wood. The posts are treated 6x6. The house is perched on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Lanier, GA.
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    Stainless Wire Railings

    I liked the clean lines, and not having turnbuckles on the ends. It also works really well when making turns of up to 45 on the ends. This is the finished product on my deck railings.
  6. lamorak

    Foul weather gear advice

    The Aeroshell Coastal is 45% off on the Zhik clearance website. Can't beat it at that price.
  7. lamorak

    Stainless Wire Railings

    i own a rigging company with all of the tools, swagers, etc. I looked at all of the marine/architectual options, and went with the Cable Bullet system for my house. It was simple to do on site and looks great - https://www.cablebullet.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7OGVwZrw3wIVDeDICh2oIwvlEAAYASAAEgLOz_D_BwE
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    Hervey Bay A Class Worlds

    "Finally, I would add my voice to those who have praised the organisers. I have been to a lot of world championships in a wider range of classes and I cannot think of any that were better organised. While sailors take good on the water organisation for granted, the way this event was organised, from the assistance on the beach to the bar, food, coffee and boat park set up, plus the support from local people and businesses was exceptional. I wasn't going to attend, because I wasn't ready and my boat was more like an obstruction than a race boat, but friends "forced" me to go and I am so pleased I did. It was the worst regatta sailing wise for me, but to be with such a great bunch of people at a great venue with out of this world organisation was a real pleasure." What he said about the people and organization! Fantastic venue (both on and off the water) and volunteers! I arrived a week early to train and learn the local conditions, but our container was delayed in shipping, and then held up in customs. And when it seemed apparent that myself and the other US sailors with new boats were going to miss the Worlds - Darren made some phone calls, cut through the red tape, and had our container delivered at the last minute. Thank you to everyone that helped make this event happen.
  9. lamorak

    any tricks for renewing foulies water proof

    Most of the time when your gear leaks, it's the seams but not always. Sometimes its just that the garment has lost it's breathability. if the outershell is no longer repelling the water and is soaked, then it's lost it's breathability. When you lose the breathability, then your sweat beads up on the inside and makes you think that gear is leaking. So it's vital to follow the instructions on washing your gear periodically, and then applying a nikwax or similar product to make sure the outer fabric still beads and repels the water.
  10. lamorak

    Do you Race in FOG ?? How thick ??

    2008 Chicago/Mac Race. Fogged in totally with a couple of hundred boats under spinnaker. Daytime was brilliant bright, with blue skies above. At night you couldn't see the front of the boat. We had to rotate drivers every 30 mins or less because everyone was getting vertigo. Everytime we were on port, we were always rigged and prepared for a emergency gybe back to starboard.
  11. lamorak

    The Best Drunk Food

    Waffle House or Krispy Kreme
  12. lamorak

    Trying to decide which brand of spray pants to get

    Zhik has their Aroshell line of gear at 45% off to make way for the 2019 products
  13. lamorak

    How to score one class with two divisions?

    We discussed it at length with the competitors, and scored the events both ways for over a year. Rarely did it affect more than 1-2 positions, but ultimately they felt the separate fleet scoring system should be used. it's a pain in the butt for the scorekeeper - 3 sets of results have to be calculated for each race.
  14. lamorak

    Florence

    Great... A-Class North Americans are Wed thru Sat in Sandy Hook. Looks like Forence may be impacting the regatta.