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  1. VOR65 - upwind angle with the zero?

    That's brilliant, thanks!
  2. What true wind angle are the VOR65s seeing with their zeros when going upwind at these light-air in port races? Assume its a pure VMG game. When (TWS) does the J3 become more effective?
  3. Yachtmaster Certification

    Might be a day late and spot off the exact topic, but I recently got my ICC via an RYA exam and the Day Skipper practical test in the USA. The logistics were straightforward. I wrote more here in my bloggy. http://rarerarebird.blogspot.com/2017/03/getting-international-certificate-of.html
  4. Sometimes living in Minnesnowta pays off; I live a block from the ICON theater in the West End. If anyone going to the 2nd showing wants to pre-game and get a drink beforehand, drop a line.
  5. Keel update - Possible WLYDO project?

    Transom hung on the 235. Often put on when the boat is in the water to avoid damage.
  6. Keel update - Possible WLYDO project?

    Well looked what happened. Twice.
  7. Infuckers on the Fareast 28r

    When we first got the boat we thought about adding them... but we ended up designing the sails for no inhaulers and have been happy with the performance without them. I was toying adding a through fitting to the side of the coach house, this way you would not have to alter the clew height a ton, would limit the inhaul but I don't think you would want it more than that anyways. Hi thx for jumping in. Yea I though about a two-point system like you describe on the cabin top, but that would take some drillin'. I'm curious about your comment about 'designing the sails for no inhaulers'... what does that mean? Sails built for boats with inhaulers (or super tight sheeting angles) tend to be flatter in the back end down low. Yeah... its always nerve wracking to apply drill to fibreglass.. can't think of any other good solution though. Which 28R are you working on out of curiosity? Re the sail cut, makes sense. I wasn't thinking about if 'backwards' like that! ;^) Re the boat, the one owned by gjbike in San Antonio. There is keelboat sailing in San Antonio? It's a two hour drive down to Body o' Christ, that's a haul, too. It's YUUGE state, I get it. I knew people who'd drive 3 hours to go to a movie in Missouri. Huh. San Antonio. Well the Texans have never seen a river that they didn't think would make a better lake.
  8. 24 hour buoy to buoy race?

    Every year our PRO at WYC heads to OZ to PRO at this charity 24 hours race. Looks like a hell of a time. He's here on SA as 'dontcallmejudge', maybe he'll chime in. https://www.rmyctoronto.com.au/heaven-can-wait/
  9. Infuckers on the Fareast 28r

    When we first got the boat we thought about adding them... but we ended up designing the sails for no inhaulers and have been happy with the performance without them. I was toying adding a through fitting to the side of the coach house, this way you would not have to alter the clew height a ton, would limit the inhaul but I don't think you would want it more than that anyways. Hi thx for jumping in. Yea I though about a two-point system like you describe on the cabin top, but that would take some drillin'. I'm curious about your comment about 'designing the sails for no inhaulers'... what does that mean? Sails built for boats with inhaulers (or super tight sheeting angles) tend to be flatter in the back end down low. Yeah... its always nerve wracking to apply drill to fibreglass.. can't think of any other good solution though. Which 28R are you working on out of curiosity? Re the sail cut, makes sense. I wasn't thinking about if 'backwards' like that! ;^) Re the boat, the one owned by gjbike in San Antonio.
  10. Infuckers on the Fareast 28r

    When we first got the boat we thought about adding them... but we ended up designing the sails for no inhaulers and have been happy with the performance without them. I was toying adding a through fitting to the side of the coach house, this way you would not have to alter the clew height a ton, would limit the inhaul but I don't think you would want it more than that anyways. Hi thx for jumping in. Yea I though about a two-point system like you describe on the cabin top, but that would take some drillin'. I'm curious about your comment about 'designing the sails for no inhaulers'... what does that mean?
  11. Infuckers on the Fareast 28r

    No that will not solve it, because it needs to be a hard point (or two points!) that the infucker can pull hard and inward against. Ideally it is directly inboard of the clew's poistion when trimmed. But with it coming off that block at the mast base, it is WAY forward of the clew, and wants to pull the clew forward as much or more as inward. It's really more of a forefucker when rigged like that.
  12. OK kids, anyone sort out the infuckers on the 28r? The genoa tracks are down on the deck and wide so it needs them. But the factory setup seem to have them come off the mast base, which seems ridiculously far forward. Anyone?
  13. Holder 20 Mainsail swap

    Without a backstay, the 20 degree sweep of the H20 spreaders will support the upwind sailplan in light-moderate breese. Breeze on or downwind, you run the real risk of a rig failure. But I'm a sucker for this type of shenanigans, so have a go! ;^)
  14. Using a 360 camera on a yacht...

    Nice viddy, nice boat. Just missing some pins on the turnbuckles...