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  1. The Company in receivership is US Watercraft, LLC Waterline Group Holdings, Inc is a separate company and is one of the plaintiffs... Waterline Systems is part of Waterline Group Holdings, Inc -- not US Watercraft, LLC
  2. J24 52xx US Watercraft BLISTERING

    It sounds like it is not the boat that is blistering, rather the layers of paint on top. What did the paint instructions say as to compatibility?
  3. Baltoplate quarts

    Upstate NY...
  4. Baltoplate quarts

    It is a pain in the ass that Baltoplate only comes in gallons. I needed to do a small touch up and bit the bullet and bought a gallon and 3 quart cans. So now I have 3 quarts of metallic gray Balto ... If anyone else is in the same boat and just needs a quart, PM me.
  5. J22 Midwinters

    It was a very popular victory for the Mo Money team! Those guys have been right there for years, great to see them on the top stop of the podium!
  6. Funniest Lines Heard While Racing

    Coming into a leeward gate, our helmsman made a rare and ill advised gate override. We rounded and it was immediately obvious that the pack of 3-4 boats behind us were now ahead of us due to their rounding the correct gate. We sailed upwind in complete silence for a couple of minutes, until the helmsman's 17 year old son turned back and announced, " Just for that, you are going to the BAD nursing home!"
  7. What's happened to the C&C 30?

    Most boats have at least one woman aboard. Sometimes more.
  8. A rule 18 question (Again)

    M was the ROW boat leading up to the tack. As the leeward ROW boat she has the right to choose between asking for room to tack or to duck the S boat. If she ducks, she needs to give room to I to duck too. So it seems to me that M is far less innocent than Brass assumes.
  9. J22 Lake George 2016

    It is ALWAYS wacky on Lake George. All part of the charm. As usual, a strong rum front blew through Saturday night, a bunch of teams suffered some damage :-) The LG Regatta is always a super way to wrap up the summer. If you have a J/22, put it on the calendar.
  10. Yelling at other boats..,

    Oreos work best if there is a flock of seagulls nearby.
  11. C&C 30 OD

    I've probably had more experience with this stuff than anyone, so I'll take a swing at these. Can anybody comment on the trailer ability? The boat is big, but light. I get almost exactly the same mileage towing the 30 as I do towing a J/24. I have a long wheelbase van and that seems to help Single point or travellift? Either way, but I prefer a travellift and a good driver when going to the high position on the trailer Road height? We can get under gas station canopies with pulpits and stanchions on. Keel up\down systems work well? The keel up down thing is pretty easy. A good travellift dude helps, but it is a really quick operation. Ease of rig step/tune? Pretty similar to a Mumm 30. The mast jack is a nice option and speeds things up a ton. Does keel sit in keelbox between axles or higher? Above, but since the keel retracts we aren't too high
  12. cloud flare

    Is anyone else getting stuck at Cloud Flare when accessing the mythical front page?
  13. Key west Race Week

    The Pro rule was enforced at Key West. Everyone submitted their crew lists, there were a few competitors that some had questions about. They checked out. Every one design goes through a period where the rules are tested, and clever folks try to improve the boat. That's cool. Some of these changes have been incorporated into the rules. Others won't be. So far, it has been a pretty drama-free first few regattas on the technical side.
  14. Key west Race Week

    You can't do well in that division unless you hire 3 pro's. You might as well just buy a trophy. You can hire as many pros as you want in the C&C 30 Class. But, you can only sail with 2.
  15. New toe rails for J/22

    Gouv, It would require a change to the builder's spec. That is a pretty big deal in terms of time, money and expense. It took about a year or a year and a half to get the spec changed to allow unpainted masts. Lots of people have lots of ideas. Some of them are even good. There was a massive change to the builder's spec when Waterline took over as builder. the stick built interior - gone. new deck mold with fiberglass coamings - in... there were a bunch of other changes too. These changes were made in consultation with and the agreement of; all the builders worldwide, J/Boats, the Class and ISAF. I guess from the outside it may look like Dunes just decided to change the coamings. It doesn't work that way. Did these changes make the boat better- for sure. More importantly, they made the boat so that it could be manufactured efficiently enough to continue as a viable product. Finally, molded parts are sacrosanct. If it comes from a mold, it must be made by a licensed builder. Period. Full Stop. The only way to effectively police what is inside a molded part is the threat of pulling a license. None of the builders had the slightest interest in building this part when the idea was proposed, That was what, a decade ago? By none, I mean zero. Very short conversation. If it is possible to get interest less than zero, I suspect that is where the support is today. You are probably right though. Just allowing molded coamings would, for sure, bring back 50 and 60 boat weekend fleets.