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  1. NoStrings

    Most egregious cheats?

    Race committee chair. Long family history with race. Short family history with propellers. Couldn't keep the damn things attached.
  2. NoStrings

    Armed gunmen storm Michigan statehouse

    IF they had been black, you'd be reading about a mass shooting. White terrorists are getting a pass. Ask yourself why.
  3. 33% of Amerikans are dumber than a box of fucking hammers...and most of them are white. Go figure.
  4. The owner of Quantum sails is the major funding source behind the anti government protests in Michigan and Wisconsin. His interests are clearly political. Do his choices impact how you decide to spend your cash? And I’m talking sails, I doubt that many of you are on the Amway guest list.
  5. I'd take Abby Sunderland's Open 40. It kept her alive, and that's all that counts.
  6. NoStrings

    Help in Honolulu

    They need to check in with the Hawaii customs and department of health. No question about it, they will have to quarantine for 14 days, regardless of the length of their passage. I've been following your friends and pretty much everyone else that has been trapped at sea by the Covid quarantines. Hawaii won't turn Americans away, but they will have to follow the local quarantine laws.
  7. NoStrings

    More than 30 killed off santa cruz island

    How did the crew get off, but not a single passenger? That doesn't pass the sniff test. These boats are required to have obnoxiously loud CO and smoke detectors...you can't sleep through them.
  8. NoStrings

    Transpac 2019

    Kinda funny...the SF Bay community are nearly unanimous in our disdain for the use of NRT tracker data.
  9. NoStrings

    Transpac 2019

    Pablo, the cost to see the "at sea" AIS data is beyond the reach of most of us. It's like $275/mo. IMHO, access to YB tracking data, and satellite AIS data should be prohibited: 1) because it's counter to the spirit of the sport and receipt of outside assistance. Sail your own race. and 2) because the RC has NO control over the YB trackers, which do fail occasionally (and too conveniently for some crews), access to the same quality YB data is not and cannot be guaranteed to be equal amongst competitors. If boat A's YB tracker is dead (for whatever reason), and they still have access to boat B's YB tracking data, boat A is materially ADVANTAGED. This creates an unfair situation on the course that is wholly the fault of the RC for permitting access in the first place. Finally, having witnessed YB cheating first hand, I suggest a fairly quick and draconian remedy...Rule 69 and a 4 yr (two cycles of the ocean race in which the offender cheated) suspension...for everyone on the offending boat.
  10. NoStrings

    Transpac 2019

    Roy Pat didn't even hesitate. His competitors were more important than the race. That's the kind of selfless act that makes me proud to be a sailor. I'm guessing that dinners are free for Pyewacket for the foreseeable future.
  11. NoStrings

    anyone know of any peterson 34's floating around?

    TIn Man, Richmond, CA
  12. You don't have to dip the pole. Disconnect it at the mast, pull aft, push it out to the new gybe, reconnect before you load it up with the new guy. Also, if you connect everything to a peace ring, it makes moving the lines much simpler.
  13. NoStrings

    shit show (front page)

    I'd love to see the load cell data from that crash. It looked pretty violent.
  14. NoStrings

    Asymmetrical spin (only) takedown

    The real question is, "Why do you hate your mainsail"?
  15. NoStrings

    Asymmetrical spin (only) takedown

    A friend of mine bought top down furlers for his 37 footer. What a righteous pain in the ass. To begin with, they make the kite 3X larger to stow, which on a boat under 50' sucks. If you have one, it's like having a dead NBA center stuffed in a bag down below. Secondly, they're slower than f-k all to furl unless you have someone spinning a pedestal. You have to get the torsion line loaded up in order for the thing to begin twisting/furling. It sucks. Just hoist the bloody main and letterbox the damn thing and save yourself a shit ton of $$ and aggravation.