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  1. DFG

    Need Help

    Correct, Crash.
  2. DFG

    Need Help

    Been using Asym exclusively, so no issue there. Also I have 108 jib, which seems to be part of my problem in light air, but I would consider overlapping head sail. Draft is somewhat of an issue. Not sure I would want to go over 6'.
  3. DFG

    Need Help

    Lot's of great suggestions. Thanks. It seems like most of our WNR has been in light air the past two summers, barely 5 kts. But the long distance races we did this year were blowing in the 20-25 kt range. Yes, give us 70 years old a break. Not ready to hang them up yet.
  4. DFG

    Need Help

    It was $150,000.
  5. DFG

    Need Help

    I have a 38' racer/cruiser that I have raced for 15 years. I bought it for both racing and cruising, but it seems like the cruising part is now virtually nil. I am getting to the point (70 years old) where I would like something simpler (less crew) to sail, and perhaps cut down on the operating costs (slip fees, maintenance on the boat). We race on Wednesday nights, where I have a PHRF rating of 75, and the other boats have ratings varying from 81 to 120. We also do 3-5 longer distance races, including overnights, each year. All of the sailing occurs in the Chesapeake Bay. I am not interested in a sport boat (J-80, Melges etc.), but would like to be competitive with a boat PHRF rated under 100 . I am thinking something of perhaps 30-32' in length. My current boat is probably worth about a buck fifty, so I would like to find a well equipped used boat for considerably less than that. I am open to suggestions and simplicity is the name of the game. Thanks.
  6. DFG

    Marine Speakers

    Bought a pair of Sony marine speakers 3 years ago. They stopped working this summer. When I took the cover off, I discovered that the membrane had totally disintegrated, and the woofer had fallen off. My previous speakers lasted 10 years. Sony's customer service was a joke. They refused any type of assistance to make this right. Do not buy Sony speakers!!!
  7. DFG

    NASS race Annapolis to Oxford 9/8

    Waiting till Monday. Too miserable today.
  8. DFG

    NASS race Annapolis to Oxford 9/8

    Not doing Hammond Race. Weather looks crappy Sunday-Monday. When is everyone returning north?
  9. DFG

    NASS race Annapolis to Oxford 9/8

    What's with the AYC Race to Solomons note in 7.3 that the RC will not shorten the course. What's the point of limiting their options at this time?
  10. DFG

    Rudder Bearings

    Any recommendations to replace the rudder bearings in either Annapolis or Oxford, MD?
  11. DFG

    Rudder Bearings

    Boat is still in use. The yard last winter said it was something to take care of "soon". Boat steers fine and if they didn't say something, I wouldn't have thought about it. Boat is in central Chesapeake Bay. Boat has wheel steering.
  12. DFG

    Rudder Bearings

    What would be a reasonable charge to replace the rudder bearings in a 38' sailboat? I assume we are looking at a Jefa system.
  13. DFG

    Go or No Go

    Thanks for everyone's comments. Our issues are typically not too much wind, but not enough (under 5 kts.) The thunderstorm issue is also typically one of the issues we see more often. I think Tony has it right. The issue of leaving it to the skippers may work in large fleets, but if you only have 5-6 boats to begin with and 2-3 stay home, what's the point?
  14. DFG

    Go or No Go

    We have a small club on the Chesapeake Bay. We run 4-5 PHRF races in the Spring and Fall. It is a very mixed fleet in terms of boat sizes and ratings. Our problem has been that over the last 2 years, we have cancelled so many races due to the weather - Thunderstorms, no wind, nor'easter etc. that we have had trouble getting in enough races to make a credible series. Since our participation is typically 4-7 boats, if 2-3 skippers elect not to sail, it is hardly worth the effort. Question is are there guidelines that other clubs use to determine when to proceed with the race or not. How far in advance do you decide to go or not go?
  15. DFG

    New Annapolis to Oxford Race 5.12.18

    Did anyone return to the north via Knapps Narrows? Any issues getting through, as the dredging has been completed?