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  1. Blue water performance cruiser - do they exist?

    How about the Kiwi Spirit that was custom built by Lyman Morse. Donated to Mass Maritime I think
  2. Benefit to a loose rig??? Mills 43

    Just returned the rig to the Quantum tuning guide :-)
  3. Benefit to a loose rig??? Mills 43

    Cant talk now I am backing off my turnbuckles. So I get the deeper sail/power up from the floppy rig but at wind speed over 11 knots or so I would guess more tension and lots of backstay?
  4. I came across this article about the Mills 43 Cool Breeze. See below. Can someone explain to me how tuning the rig so its flopping around like a noodle benefits boat speed and pointing ability? Cool Breeze is heavy boat, but this time we went more aggressive with the rig tune. We made it really loose and sloppy so we could compete with the lighter boats like the J/111s and J/122s that in the past have always hurt us. We took a lot of tension off the diagonals and the cap shrouds. The rig was just flopping around like a noodle. It was really sagging off to leeward, which really powered up the main and gave us all the power we needed to get the bow pointed high against the 111s, specifically. Really sloppy on the rig tune is unnerving on big boats—to have the rig slamming around in the chop—but it was fast. Even with a couple of embarrassing starts we were able to find a lane, get clear air, and just leg out a little bit. We were kind of slow downwind, but upwind we kept finding the right lanes.
  5. Black Widow

    Yes I had Black Widow applied and burnished last spring. Also a Farr 400 at Jabins with BW. My boat sat in the slip for 2 months without use. We hauled pre-Oxford race and was surprised to see a remarkably clean bottom. The little growth we had was at the lower keel not close to sun light. Very happy with it. I am told it will get soft the longer it is in the water but no evidence so far.
  6. North sails ,pricing, discounts

    Doubt the salespeople can negotiate the prices unless you have an order over $50K That would open the flood gates from clients that paid list. Discounts have to be across the board for everyone. Consider Quantum as well.
  7. NASS Race to Oxford 9.9.17

    Yea the TAYC said the beer truck opened at 5. It was 2:30! We convinced them to pop that baby open! Yesterday I expected heavier air but is was 9-14 upwind to Annapolis. Another great day
  8. J/88

    Hornet finally got out to play (sting). Thanks Tim Ford for the pics. Textbook perfect day of racing!
  9. NASS Race to Oxford 9.9.17

    This has been a bad year for the J-88 Hornet as she sits in her slip waiting to get exercised. My scheduled has not included racing. We hauled her and dusted her off to race to Oxford yesterday. wind 16 knots from the north at the start downwind for 20 miles 10-15 knots on a close reach for 8 miles 2.5 miles up wind to the finish. 20 boats in A-2. Hornet finished first overall. 2nd was Monkey Dust 15 seconds and a Navy 44 in 3rd back 16 seconds. Clarke McKinney who has the Quantum/Solomons loft was the mastermind in one outstanding performance that turned a bad sailing season into a memorable one. Thanks Clarke!
  10. Cleaning bottoms in Annapolis

    move the boat to chesa hbr, short trip.clean the bottom and go home
  11. Waterspout from the front page

    Yea first we get a water spout while I am fishing 2 Saturdays ago off the north end of Kent Island then last night we get a big wide wind event. I had 60 knots at the house about 7 miles from Stevensville damage.
  12. If you are interested in a fun event 7/22 the Corsica River Race Over is always a hoot. Starts off Gibson Island, cross the bay and up the Chester River finishing off the Corsica River. Then head into the CRYC for a fun party and dinner. The event is mostly dinghy racing but the PHRF race over always attracted 15 boats or so. This year it has only two boats signed up so far. Good practice race for cruisers. http://www.regattanetwork.com/clubmgmt/regatta_uploads/15112/CRYCAnnualRegattaRaceOver2017NoR.pdf
  13. Fair price for a J92?

    sold in the last 18 months. All US $ condition and age of equipment is paramount but here is the raw data. no sales located in the US or down under on yachtworld 99 33,700 UK 95 31,200 UK 95 39,800. NE 00 42,790./37,700./36,500. FR & UK 99 20,150 UK
  14. Annapolis to Newport 2017

    Looks like the fleet will get 25 knot broad reach from mid NJ to mid LI then back into light off the wind.
  15. Down the Bay Race (Chesapeake)

    Farr 400? Well done