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    Sailing a Melges 14 (control lines question)

    I have a M14 and I tie the tail of the vang to the starboard hiking strap eye. This seems to keep the vang in hand's reach most of the time. Maybe because I don't know any better, but I play it almost exactly like I would a Laser.
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    Zinc sunscreen recommendation.

    Zblok is good, Neutrogena Baby (zinc) is my go-to in a pinch when I need to find it in a regular store (in the US), but my new favorite is Raw Elements. Sure it sounds like hippy shit. It is hippy shit. But I like a few key things about it: 1) It's Zinc and it works on my uber-white complexion, 2) the beeswax base is great - I can put this stuff on when I'm soaking wet and it stays on, 3) it doesn't kill coral reefs supposedly.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    He's older, but I think if he went to a smaller rig he'd have been fine. I find it easier to depower than a Laser, but if you don't pull the strings you've got a pretty powerful sail on your hands. When I first started sailing the Laser I had a day that kicked my ass so hard I questioned seriously if I was done with it. Fortunately I got over that and figured it out. I think he had a similar experience in Sarasota but went the other direction. I wish he'd give it another go, but I get where he's coming from. I believe the boat has been sailed a couple times.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Nice guy. Just realized the boat was too much for him unfortunately.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    25 boats at Sarasota this weekend. Going to be fun!
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    JC Worldwide Podcast

    I was bummed out today to find JC's podcast is no longer available on any of the websites or on iTunes. I think JC was doing a great job with these shows and it's a loss for all of us that there won't be any more (I'm assuming). Does anyone know where I might find archived copies of these?
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    If it’s so cheap and easy then you should build one! You’ll find it’s more challenging to bring a finished product to market than you think.
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    Does the Prism do the 9-axis based heading like the Shift does?
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    Moth Developement

    What's the feel in the class on considering an electronic ride height system? I realize currently it wouldn't be allowed in the rules, but it could have a significant impact on the boat's performance not to mention making it easier to sail.
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Now 6 boats in Atlanta I believe.
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    What's happened to the VX One ?

    Did the VXs not go out today at CRW?
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    What's happened to the VX One ?

    Little quiet around here. How's this class doing?
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    What's happened to the VX One ?

    I'm going to be working in Dallas for a few weeks and will be available for Weds nights. Would love a ride on a VX (been considering getting one but need to try it out). Also have a lot of M24 experience. 195lbs.
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    rs aero

    What do you grab to pull yourself back in the boat?
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    What's happened to the VX One ?

    Holy shit, I never noticed that crash at the beginning of that video.