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  1. Updates to charts in the Bahamas?

    The most up to date information can be found on Active Captain
  2. J-105 cruising down the ICW

    If I had to pick a smallish trip south sailboat the J-105 would be 37th on the list. That being said i have a lot of respect for the people doing the trip. Could be fun in the right hands. I would trade the comfort of a slug Island Packet for the 105 and make it work.
  3. J-105 cruising down the ICW

    Heading into Beaufort SC last week I noticed a J-105 southbound with a Cape May hailport. Anyone familiar with this owner/boat?
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  5. Annapolis md surveyor

    Tarn Kelsey Robert Noyce
  6. US Watercraft receivership ? (Alerion etc)

    How did the PDQ cats get in that bunch. I thought they were built in Annapolis. I must have missed the memo
  7. J/88

    That should be enough. Thanks Bill
  8. J/88

    Picking up a new Triad next month. Any Florida races appropriate for a J88?
  9. Andrews 80 Donnybrook

    Is the owner getting a smaller boat? He has been a fixture (with giant boats) on the Chesapeake for a long time.
  10. 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
  11. Benefit to a loose rig??? Mills 43

    Just returned the rig to the Quantum tuning guide :-)
  12. 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?
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