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    Thanks all. I don't golf and haven't really fished. Was thinking of heading NE to the Vela resort in Los Barilles. Maybe also checkout Cabo Pulmo. Anyone with experience at either of these?
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    So the wife got an award trip to Cabo in Feb. I have never been and need suggestions for activities. I was thinking about booking some surf lessons. Staying at the new Hard Rock.
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    Beach Cat PHRF Ratings

    The big problem with this is trying to use a one number rating. I believe 44 is likely derived from the Portsmouth/PHRF conversion. This number works in 0-5 knots of breeze. In 6-12 zero is probably more correct. 12-18 it is more like -50. The performance envelope is just too wide to use one number. This is all based on my experience where we do a race every year on the same course as a PHRF fleet with a diverse range of boats.
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    Salona 44 ORR stability data

    I just looked up certs and they range from 112 to 116. I found the cert for Pretty Vegas and she is over 116. Looks like the higher stability boats are deep draft. Just looked quickly so did not examine all the details of each. N2B has the most stringent entry requirements. Your boat may still qualify for Annapolisvto Newport and Marblehead-Halifax and also Annapolis-Bermuda. You might want to consider one of those first as they are a bit easier to meet the entry requirements (they offer alternatives to the 115 ORR requirement like STIX, IRC and RORC) If you are serious about Ocean racing, you should get your boat into measurement trim and then have freeboards and inclining done. You can then see how close you are to meeting the req. it may sound like a pita undertaking, but if you really want to do one of these races it is just a small component of the many expensive hurdles you need to get over. Also, if your boat is close (say 114), you can probably optimize your rig and get up to 115. Good Luck!
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    J/120 trucking

    Great responses, thanks all!! Stu, sent you a PM with my email address, if you could forward that file that would be great!! T
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    J/120 trucking

    Anyone had a 120 trucked? Looking to know how tall it will be? Stanchions off? please share the good bad and ugly!
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    Salona 44 ORR stability data

    If you are just trying to get a feel on where your boat is at, go to the ORC site and look up certs there. The measurement process is very similar. Beware there is a lot of variation amongst sister ships. It's hard to make any concrete determinations as there are too many variables in equipment and boat fitout that affect these numbers. Salona 44 is a pretty big boat which will be in your favor. Also it is probably CE rated category A which should give you some assurance but beware they may have done the STIX calcs based on the most favorable configuration (deepest keel, carbon rig, no furler, minimal equipment). I have spent a lot of time looking into stability and am somewhat mystified at how much variation is possible between sister ships. Good luck.
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    Sydney 38 in Annapolis

    This is funny!!! Mr. O'Malley may know a thing or two about race boats. I would trust his opinion on boat valuations. He has only been around this stuff for like 30 years.... the Farr needs some investment to take care of some deferred maintenance but it was built by a top flight builder and Farr can draw a fast boat. For an owner that understands that, it can be a very competitive boat that is very well built. Panning the boat because it needs new sails is a bit short sighted. The Sydney is nice, but from a design standpoint it is a recycled 40'er with 2' cut off the transom.
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    Nacra A3 rigging help

    Congrats on the new boat. A's are like go carts, super fun! Does the boat have a halyard? You may need to rotate the mast to hook and in hook, and if you have a halyard, the way the knot is tied to the ring makes a difference. On my F18, the easy way is knot forward, on the starboard side. We put a piece of tape on the mast as a reminder. You may have to play with it a bit to figure out which way works best. Your mainsheet looks like it is setup for Center sheeting. The top block is usually the last one the line goes through to lead to the front beam. The lower block is there to give you more purchase. Typically you want atleast 8:1, better 9:1 and some guys run 10:1 or even 12:1 (foilers). You need to play with the Reeving to get it fair and the lower block may need to be perpendicular to the triples. Hopefully my descriptions make sense, but I am sure some other guys on here can help clarify. Cheers, T
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    That looks like the underside of the hull to me. If it were a deck, I think they would've drawn the coachroof and the readings would be more isolated. If is the underside, it may not be as bad as it looks. i don't believe the centerline of the hull is cored, same for the keel sump. If those areas just have elevated moisture readings than it might not be so bad. If they are delaminated than you have a massive repair to undertake. Could be a roll of the dice.
  11. Does anyone have any reference data for the costs associated with getting a boat measured? I think both processes are similar in doing freeboards and inclining. Curious to know as some of the boats I like may need some mods to get to up to stability requirements and want to figure in the costs for remeasuring. Figure 35-40' racer cruiser types. Cheers, T
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    Sailing the Columbia River

    This is a really ambitious plan. The gorge is no joke and is consistently very windy (25 plus) with steep waves that could easily over whelm a trailer sailer. It is very possible that your boat could get rolled and swamped, you end up in the drink and potentially drown depending on your swimming skills. Very experienced people get their asses kicked on that body of water pretty regularly. Some may say you can try to pick calm conditions and go then, but that place just doesn't get very calm for very long. Go take some lessons there and see what you are getting into. Sorry I am not more supportive, but you need to understand the gravity of what you want to undertake.
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    Show your boat not sailing

    Nice!!! Congrats! Is that a little harbor 38?
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    Frers 41, Carroll Marine

    I think you should not condemn them all. The late 80's frers boats were built better than the 90's and later boats. I sailed a lot on the little sister to the 41 and thought it was reasonably well put together. Check keel sump and mast base for issues, deck - around the partners and hardware. I don't think the frers boats from Carrol of that era have any more issues than a comparable j boat. Cored construction so get a good survey. They have some IOR influence so can be s little rolly downwind, and the elliptical rudders can stall with little warning, but for the money I think it would be hard to find something a lot better at that size. Good luck. T
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    bonding to a powder coated surface

    Be careful with 795. It is notorious for being finicky with adhesion. (Same paint system, but different colors may not adhere the same) I would do a test first. Shoot a bead of sealant down 1/2" wide by 4" long. Tool the top to ensure it is bedding to the substrate. Wait 7 days. Take a razor and cut the bond line for about 1.5". Grab the loose end and pull. If sealant comes off at the bond line - no good. If it breaks before pulling away, then good to go.