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    I’ve found archived threads through Google searches. I’d like to know if archived threads can be un archived so I can add to them
  2. We had a boat in a mid-week series that got a new sail mid-season, and there was a change to its PHRF rating as a result. The scoring software (Sailwave) could only apply one rating to a whole series. We created two competitors, "BoatName" and "BoatNameModified" with the corresponding two ratings. At the end of the series, we merged results on sail number.
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    Finish question

    We gave it to them — midweek club race, and all. More as an academic question, but what is the correct answer?
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    Finish question

    Due to current, a boat misses the finish line, passing the finish mark to starboard. It finds enough breeze to overcome the current, and sails around the other, boat end of the finish line, leaving it to starboard, and crosses the finish line from the course side. Has this boat sailed the course in compliance with RRS 28.1? Is this boat a finisher?
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    Puns or indirect references to how much the boat cost: “Bankrupt” “Overdraft” (both at my club once upon a time).
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    New sails

    Iskareen had a main like this once. Apparently there is no lower girth measurement in the 8mR rule.
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    Olympic Classes for Paris 2024

    The 470 is looking seriously dated, IMO
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    Kite boats

    There was a sailor who crossed the Atlantic from France to Guadaloupe in the late 80s in a modified Figaro Solo with a kite for propulsion
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    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    It is pretty clear to me that Appel has a problem with exaggeration. Okay, so they experienced some strong winds leaving Hawaii. I'm sure the wind intimidated the novice crew. The situation is blown up in their mind until it is (psychologically) Force 11. Okay, so they had difficulty making landfall in adverse current and equatorial wind conditions. Yeah, I know -- low sailing skills and questionable understanding of the inner workings of a marine diesel, but I've heard of this before so let’s give them the benefit of the doubt that it happened. Again, in their minds to protect themselves psychologically it must have been at least 10 knots of current. OTOH, I can't really explain Appel's views on sharks and her recent comments that marine biologists' knowledge of shark behaviour is incomplete. This is just batshit delusional.
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    Doing away with winches

    Actually, I later relocated the fine-tune next to the coarse tune, as seen in his video. My crew adjusts the fine-tune at around 2:14
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    Doing away with winches

    Schematic of my set-up. Cam cleats not shown in the diagram. Coarse-tune at the forward end of the coaming, fine-tune on the winch pod. Winch removed. The boat had wood coaming that were boxed over to a profile more like the glass coamings.
  12. I remember the quote from an article in Sailing World. I’d pull out my archived copies but I tossed about two decades worth in the recycling bin when downsizing to a condo a few years ago.
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    Doing away with winches

    Yes. It really is only effectively a 3:1 because you lose a power of 2 in the reverse cascade 1:2 floating turning block