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  1. fastyacht

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I sent you an email early this afternoon.
  2. fastyacht

    How many lines are on your boat?

    Gybing boards are dead simple. Simply a taper going forward. In a centerboard, the gybing stops when you swing it up enough to get the thick part bearing in the slot.On daggerboards, the jibing flats only act when the board is all the way down. Pull it up a few inches and again the board stops gybing. Getting better lift with less drag is a really old pursuit. Dutch boats had asymmetrical leeboards. And there is a traditional Polish double ender with ogival section daggerboards. You pull them out and flip them around when you tack. Raz may have a different approach though. I haven't looked closely at a modern 14.
  3. fastyacht

    505 vs. 470

    I have same vintage. They are cored decks and tanks.
  4. fastyacht

    How many lines are on your boat?

    Yes you can measure. Many tank tests over the years show increased drag with yaw angle. Additionally rig aero improves due to slot ... But the drag is an automatic win. 505 boards have jibed for 50+ Years.
  5. fastyacht

    Strange Beasts From the Bottom of the Sea

    There are weird fish even at the near surface
  6. fastyacht

    RIP - Stuart Walker

    This is eerie. On Sunday I was chatting with another Olympian, and we got on the topic of "still sailing (hard boats to sail)" and she said, ""Stuart Walker is still sailing his soling and he is, what--95?" That was on Sunday afternoon. I never met him but like so many thousands, read some of his books. I like reading the anecdotes above. Especially the idea of cruising a star :-)
  7. fastyacht

    505 vs. 470

    Prebend? As in curves aft? Thatcis undesirable. What is the mast on the Parker like?
  8. fastyacht

    How many lines are on your boat?

    Main thing line. Lib thong line. 2 thong halliards 1 thong vang. 2 Cunningham's A thong outhaul. A spinnaker thong. A pair of spinnaker sheets. A centrboard thong. Two spin thon gtwongs And a partridge in a thong tree.
  9. fastyacht

    505 vs. 470

    OK 9 boats. You can handle any and all of this easily. Get the cheapest option with the best value (the rondar with the trailer and dolly) and have at it. We'll work on introducing you to 505 racing (as opposed to cruising) later on. There's plenty of time.
  10. fastyacht

    505 vs. 470

    Why keep off insurance? That's expensive. That's what you pay for insurance for...?
  11. Isn't that a Military Sealift Command ship? Not naval command?
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    Now think about the fact that the Russian military has 1000s of nukes...
  13. fastyacht

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I'm 1/2 hr from there through December...
  14. fastyacht

    Exciting High School Sailing Dinghy

    Re "crewing for dad" I crew for my some of us still do that. Not enough though.
  15. fastyacht

    505 vs. 470

    Wow. Even has a modern trailer and Dolly. That's worth more than the boat all by itself! Also center mainsheet has come back in style so you're all set there too. Haha. I'm sorry to hear your wife got an accident hopefully she's fine. I would just leave the dent in the truck and get the boat as long as that's the case.