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    Kleen Breeze

    The G32, is not mainstream. How do drown a hipster? You put them in the mainstream.
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    Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Get the WEST book it will clear up history and help you.
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    R2AK 2018

    Proa, that flying video was amazing.
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    The keel shipping in sections is great. I hope that you and your wife are well. It's never dull, Aloha Guerdon.
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    Boats as cottages. Upcycling old fibreglass.

    In California most zoning prohibits conversions of dwellings, however there is presently no law against restoring old boats on your property, if setbacks are observed. Slowly restore all the old classic powerboats. People will give them to you. Your cost basis is zero. Shelter is provided, and funk is maintained. HOAs usually will be ok with them if you tell them they are historic from " the golden age of powerboats" and they are like floating RVs which are usually allowed. Never use the words dwellings or shelter or storage. I met some surfers who built a resort in Baja that consists of donated old CrisCrafts that over look a classic Point Break. They call it the harbor. Remember you are saving history not converting.
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    R2AK 2018

    Russell ,for sheeting you could crate a carbon claw with skate wheel bearings that could fit mid boom. I remember using one in the mid 60s when all the new boats had roller reefing and the sails sometimes didn't set properly. If the wheels were large enough the point loads would not tear the sails. I always used the traveler to depower because it was faster acting and easier to reset alone. Good luck on R2AK
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    R2AK 2018

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    R2AK 2018

    Russell, thanks for taking the trouble to post. Everyone, thanks for keeping it going, this is probably the most playfully important info on the Internet. Aloha, Guerdon.
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    where'd ya go?

    Sail for beer, that photo made me smile, thanks, Guerdon.
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    Micro-Cruiser Anarchy

    Trekka, is one of my favorite designs. The twin headstays are for downwind self steering with balanced jibs poled out. The are so many thoughtful design touches that she gets passed over in favor of more complex modern ideas. Her sailing record is remarkable.
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    Foam Hull

    Hot wire the rough cuts then plane your rail bands with a shaping planer connected to a vacuum system with a "slinky hose". You can get one from Fiberglass Hawaii. Check out shaping videos. I even made a vacuum long board for fairing. If you wet the ground after, you minimize the snow effect. Good luck.
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    caption contest

    Foilers now have wear padding on the outside, ah progress.
  13. Yankee Dolphin, or SeaCraft Flicka.
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    How are We Perceived?

    Vwap, Exactly.
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    Proa "Mast"

    My Salamba, is using carbon windsurf masts for the "yards". You could use the skinny ones for your proa. Used ones are plentiful, because no one windsurfs any more. Good luck.
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    Relative Sailboat Builders Quality

    Loser, those are the folks you want to buy from. It's like buying a used car, find the neurotic owner who tells what kind of soap to wash the car he is selling you. I actually did this, because he was right[we still have the car].
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    Relative Sailboat Builders Quality

    Hinkley, Swan, Pacific Seacraft, Olsen, Santa Cruz, all good. You are buying the previous owners attitude towards sailing.
  18. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    A user friendly proa rig, the "LaSHUNK" By BSY.

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

    Russell, I look forward to your plans, good luck to you.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Turbo Etchells

    Skip, would be proud.