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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    Read the Shark class rules. The rudder must measure in based on the formula. There is a minimum weight and a number of measurement points it needs to adhere to. I'm guessing PHRF-LO is aware of these requirements. 6.5 Rudder a) The Rudder shall be constructed of solid hardwood or alternately of fibre reinforced plastic over an optional core. The core must be suitable for the applied loads. b) The minimum weight including pintles or pins but less tiller and extension shall be 7.7 kg. (17 lbs.). A maximum of 0.9 kg of corrector weights may be added. c) The blade thickness shall be 40 mm 5 mm (1-9/16” 3/16”). This thickness is to comply for a minimum distance of 711 mm (2’4”) below the transom. d) The depth of rudder below the lowest point of the transom shall be a minimum of 813 mm (2’8”). e) The rudder width between the bottom of the transom and (2’4”) below the transom, shall not be more than 432 mm (17”) and not less than 178 mm (7”). Also it must at some point be 279 mm (11”) wide. The width below the 711 mm (2’4”) point is unrestricted. f) Rudder blades shall be fixed relative to the pintles. Neither rudder depth nor rudder profile shall be adjustable. The line of the gudgeons may be set at the vertical. g) The rudder or transom shall be fitted with a suitable means of preventing the rudder from becoming detached from the hull. h) No other foils are allowed above or below the waterline, i.e. endplates, winglets.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    We were racing in Kingston where it blows hard pretty much every day.
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    Can you make a "PHRF cheater"?

    I had a Tripp 33 and was never out of the top 3 in any Regatta we did on lake Ontario for 8 years. Great boat but a very fine groove.
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    Personal Pics Thread?

    Late 80's delivery of a C&C 41 back from the BVI. Driving the Tripp 33 a few years ago in the second picture.
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    Tripp 33 polars

    My old boat is apparently for sale again in Michigan.
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    Farr 30 "Moxie" in SA Classifieds

    It's in Whitby Ontario now. Boat looks pretty good for what it went for.
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    2019 52 SUPER SERIES

    Quantum just got another bullet.
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    The Great Lakes System

    Not so Shark free in Kingston last August.
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    Thoughts on Novasail VS Prostart

    Thanks, I'm thinking it's the best bang for the buck at this point. I can see the value in the newer units if I was sailing a much faster boat but rather put the saved dollars into sails.
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    Thoughts on Novasail VS Prostart

    Shark, Slow but still get 30-40 boat one design regattas every couple weeks. Need the distance to line function as all the other boats have it. I like that the Novasail shows lift and knock graphically.
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    Thoughts on Novasail VS Prostart

    Need to buy a new compass for next year with distance to the line functionality.
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    Dobroth MORC 30

    The boat should be better now than it was for the Canada's cup back in 1994. I'm pretty sure the keel was changed after the cup giving it better heavy air performance. I'm guessing all the measurement lead has also been removed from the boat. I would consider it if I was looking for a good club PHRF boat and had 6 good friends to sail with me weeknights.
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    A Loser’s Guide to Winning in One Designs

    Picture of the Whitby shark fleet from this summer. Amazing that the majority of these boats are 50 years old.
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    A Loser’s Guide to Winning in One Designs

    Bristol-Cruiser is not exactly right on the $$ people are paying for boats in the Whitby fleet. At a Shark regatta someone told me all competitive Sharks cost around 14K. You can buy a $2,000 boat and put $12,000 in or buy a $12,000 boat and add another 2k. Of the top 10 boats in the Whitby fleet this year, all have pretty crispy sails. One of the new boats that came in at $3000 ordered a new spinnaker after their first race out. Still the most fun I have had in years and glad I partnered with a friend and bought one.
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    A Loser’s Guide to Winning in One Designs

    George who used to own SnapShot is one of the guys who bought a Shark to go along with his 36.7. To really build the fleet we added a second night of OD racing just for the Sharks. There are at least 3 new to Whitby boats joining next year as well, hoping for 20 on the line Tuesdays. The boat my partner and I bought is a 68' and still in really good shape. Beauty of the Shark is there is really good OD events attracting 30+ boats every second weekend. We did 4 away events last year and are going to step things up in 2019. Great people in the class as well.