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  1. fastyacht

    what is it?

    53 foot daysailor named Eagle.
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  3. fastyacht

    CrazyProa. The flame suit is on.

    I see what you did there. You stole an old 110 and thought you'd hide it as a proa.
  4. fastyacht

    what was it?

    Someone trying to unsuccessfully re-create OPNI?
  5. fastyacht

    Vector rudder upgrade

    That's a detail easily remedied.
  6. fastyacht

    Vector rudder upgrade

    I use a shear pin.
  7. fastyacht

    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    I sent you an email early this afternoon.
  8. 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.
  9. fastyacht

    505 vs. 470

    I have same vintage. They are cored decks and tanks.
  10. 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.
  11. fastyacht

    Strange Beasts From the Bottom of the Sea

    There are weird fish even at the near surface
  12. 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 :-)
  13. fastyacht

    505 vs. 470

    Prebend? As in curves aft? Thatcis undesirable. What is the mast on the Parker like?
  14. 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.