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  1. GABA

    Chicago Area III

    There are two options - ORC Club and ORC International. The press release doesn't specify which will be used. I'm guessing either can be submitted. Looks like ORC Club certificates are a flat fee $100 regardless of size. The NYYC website says: " Club certificates do not require certified measurement. Instead, owners are allowed to declare select measurements while other parameters are assigned by the rating office. Where input data is lacking, the rating office will apply estimates or default values that err to a faster rating. The more data submitted based on measurements, the more accurate the rating. " ORC International certificates appear to be full on measurement, including sailmaker certificates, but only cost $8 a foot for boats up to 59' ($10.50 a foot for the big guys). So I guess a typical 35-40' Mac boat would be paying about $300, give or take.
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    J/111 as a Multipurpose Boat?

    Anyone know how ORC treats the 111? Good, bad or indifferent? Asking because the Chicago Mac and Bayview (Port Huron) Mac races have just announced the switch to ORC
  3. GABA

    Chubby Girl - Going to Hawaii

    Tracker doesn't look like he's going to make Monterey. Currently he's tracking more south than east. I admit, I'm disappointed. I thought Chubby Girl was going to be the next "1000 days"
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    Tripp 47 In Seattle- Good Deal?

    "92 build was probably OK, before BC really started cutting corners to save money/weight I'm personally know of a couple BC boats (Farr 395s & a NM 43) which have had to cut out and replace all the balsa core. Time and time again I hear the issue was the boat was spec'd with 3 layers of glass on the inside. Only built with one layer......
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    Chicago Area III

    And judging by the carnage in the Hook, it sure went downhill in the night. Just like the Mac would be.
  6. GABA

    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    RC got pretty good information. Late this afternoon our "Supreme Leader" closed all the downstate bars (again). So pre-race in Port Huron will be dry(er). But Northern MI and Da UP pubs are still open. So you can still have a quick one at the Pink Pony while you're doing your touch and go at the coal dock.
  7. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    Crap! You're right, they still haven't got it in yet https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=45007
  8. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    Hook just reached its 100 boat limit and started a waiting list: https://www.racineyachtclub.org/hook-registration
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    Chicago Area III

    I know of one boat that registered for the HOOK two weeks ago as a CYA move. They were afraid it would fill up fast if Chicago pulled the plug. At least 3 more have started the discussion. Crew logistics are a lot tougher for West Michigan boats. Lake Express and/or Badger both ways, etc.
  10. GABA

    Chicago Area III

    There's a lot to be said for sitting on a can in Monroe right now. Prime seat to watch any "festivities" on shore, knowing no protestors/rioters are going to swim out and cause you any grief. Flare gun with expired flares should help everybody keep their social distance Better bring your dingy in case the Park District shuttle isn't operating
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  12. GABA

    West Michigan Thread

    FYI - Saw this posted in Area III (Chicago) thread. No Queens Cup. Might be an opportunity for the Trans Michigan race to make its mark this year: garyedelman Anarchist #4873 Posted 8 hours ago Doubtful that SSYC would be in a position to do this. This morning we received word our slips will not be open this year. Long story short, the April 28-May 1 storm un-did much of the progress made trying to restore the damage from the January 9 storm.
  13. GABA

    Chicago Area III

    Sun Times headline. I think we're all screwed for the summer. Next phase of reopening Chicago will go slowly, keep lakefront closed, Lightfoot says During a virtual speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, the mayor said, “Unfortunately at this point, we will not be ready to reopen our lakefront” because a “resurgence in cases is more than a risk.”
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    Chicago Area III

    Chicago Mac is getting even more doubtful. IL Gov ("skinny"?) just announced his five phase plan to eventually "reopen" the state. Phase 2 lasts until May 29. Then maybe Phase 3 can start. Phase 4, which finally allows travel, restaurants and gatherings of up to 50 people cannot start until June 26 at best. The real world - phase 5 can't start until there's a cure or vaccine. Each region has to hit its targets to move to the next phase. Expect Chicago to lag downstate. I think we're screwed for the summer
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    West Michigan Thread

    Chicago Mac is getting even more doubtful. IL Gov just announced his five phase plan to "reopen" the state. Phase 2 lasts until May 29. Then maybe Phase 3 can start. Phase 4, which finally allows travel, restaurants and gatherings of up to 50 people cannot start until June 26 at best. The real world - phase 5 can't start until there's a cure or vaccine. Each region has to hit its targets to move to the next phase. Expect Chicago to lag downstate. I think we're screwed