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  1. nroose

    Herreshoff 12 1/2 - feet down

    The 12's usually sink only when they first go in the water at the beginning of the season. At least that is what I have seen. Was in one when we splashed her one june and had to get her to a beach quickly before sinking. A little moisture made the wood swell up and she was sailing fast again in no time! And totally worth picking back up out of the mud.
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    stupid trim question CE

    All good. Just one more: Shorten/tighten the forestay.
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    I guess my point was that there may be a way to minimize the damage when taking them apart. I don't think it makes sense to keep them together or even to put liability on the people who take them apart.
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Seems like the vang is a very different tool for roachy or square head mains (controls power) than it is for a pinhead (just for control of the boom).
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    I wonder how much of that damage happened when they separated the boats.
  6. I guess they will have it mostly right. I do worry about some team making some critical mistake, like in SF, with predictably horrible results. But I guess that is part of the game when you push the envelope. I will watch with interest.
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    Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    Just knowing what I know from seeing your other boats and what you have written on the forums and what others have written on the forums, that boat looks like it is perfect for you, Kim
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    Team NYYC

    This is a pretty unique perspective these days!
  9. nroose

    holy christ!

    Ed had the chance to say "FUCK ZUCK", and missed it.
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    F-22 Update

    Oh, I didn't mean it was old. I was thinking it was nice to see that they were publishing news! They do seem to be putting out boats. Perhaps not as fast as promised or wanted, like most of us on deadlines!
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    F-22 Update

    I've been wondering this as well. Their web site has new news as of June 8th.
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    everybody doin' it?

    This boat has a blade rudder and a fin keel, but a bit more rocker than the most modern boats and the fin is much lower aspect ratio than most modern race boats, so not as quick, but fairly efficient, and a bit more forgiving against stalling. And above the waterline the hull has traditional shape with overhangs. I don't know what the real wind speed is, what their polars are, whether this works well, or whether they are pinching a little for some tactical reason.
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    Those 70s are big, but also decades old. It's really hard to know what conditions would favor which boats. I guess the F3 will have trouble keeping up for the duration, but I really don't know. Seems like the Riptide 41 is a more apt comparison to the F3.