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    santa barbara ca
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    silent speed
  1. I used to sail my Finn in the winter at IHYC. They would not let me frostbite the Dyer Dinks because I was small, not drunk and would embarrass them. Two wetsuits, gloves,booties and a hood. My friend In Santa Barbara made suits for the hardhat divers so he took care of me. This was in the 1960s when no one had seen a wet suit. The is a lot of wind in the winter, I broke several masts and nearly drowned several times. I would come home frozen and my mom would ask if my classmates were sailing with me. Life is amazing.
  2. A user friendly proa rig, the "LaSHUNK" By BSY.

    SloopJon B, I love them. Their utility is based upon thousands of years of seafaring evolution that honors the forces that make sailing fun. Proas, are like Greenland Kayaks, you either get them or you don't. All boats are cool, Proas are the coolest because they only attract people that are willing to work with them. The users that I've met have nothing to prove. Other water craft sometimes get people least able to use them but with an attitude that reflects their lack of knowledge of the history of their craft, let alone a longer richer tradition of seafaring wisdom. Aloha, Guerdon.
  3. The Yacht Club - Do you get value from your dues?

    It seems as though one is looking for a problem. If you don't like being excluded, find another parallel world where peoples' minds are all the same, and there is no port tack. Judgement is what makes us human, and it is our burden/joy.
  4. A user friendly proa rig, the "LaSHUNK" By BSY.

    Rael, a Balkin bomber. Blondie Hasler would be proud.
  5. R2AK 2018

    Russell, I look forward to your plans, good luck to you.
  6. Entropy Resin --> A Gougeon Company Now

    I have been using sunlight stabilized resin for many years on sailboards and surfboards, they work. The newest generation don't yellow, and are quite user friendly, but they must be used under controlled environments. There are many tricks to them and the procedures are different for each system.
  7. Affordable racing tris vs. cats (<35ft)

    I am totally biased, G32 was wonderful all around fun. It is as tender as you want it to be. The R33 is excellent but it is time consuming to set up, same for the Roland 36. Used ones of any of these are bargains. Good luck.
  8. Turbo Etchells

    Skip, would be proud.
  9. A case against colored lines?

    All White lines are racist. They reflect a time when the world was colorless. Now you can have your minions pull feck filled lines, in the old days they were feckless. How long must I wait for my puce colored tweeker?
  10. opti's (sic) rule

    Yesterday I was walking around the harbor in Santa Barbara, and the only noise was the Opti coaches bull horns yelling at the kids to "sail more aggressively", the kids were from 6 to 10 years old. It was a nice day, until that. One time I was surfing big Rincon and a dad was out there yelling at his son to be a man [the kid was scared, we were all scared, big Rincon can be a brutal]. The kid was about 10 years old. My friend, the enforcer, told the dad that he had learned nothing from the sea, he would help the son make it to the beach, and if he ever saw him[the dad] there again he would beat the shit out of him. The kid still surfs for fun and is now sharing that fun with his kids.
  11. 501C3 Legal Advice needed

    Opti, most major benefit providers put out guidebooks to establish 501c3. The do it for free, hoping that you will use their services after it is up and running. You might also try your local H.R. Assoc. they can hook you up.
  12. R2AK 2018

    Nacrajon, Tom Roland, built a cool pod that went between the hulls for a boat called "Joker" That went to the east coast. It came back to him and he sold it to Roy Seaman, in Malibu. He camper cruised it for years. The speeds it attained kinda stretched the definition of cruising. They used to play country music off watch to decompress from the blasting topsides. Until I got my G32, It was the only boat I truly wanted. Check it out.
  13. R2AK 2018

    Nacrajohn, Get the G32, you will have a blast. Aside from the gel coat I had no problems with her. I you want to take a lot more effort, Tom Roland in Ojai was selling a NACRA 36 which can be set up with a cuddy cabin. Roy Seaman, had one and it was scary fast. Happy hunting.
  14. i550

    How are you two doing? I'm with you in spirit. Aloha, Guerdon.
  15. what's wrong with this picture

    I believe that this ad is an excellent reflection of this pr group, I know it filled me with inertia.