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  1. Ropeye story

    I've stolen the idea on my dinghy -- a pad behind of something handy, loop of dyneema with a stopper knot, a single hole and some sika. Job done.
  2. Ramming Speed! Tall Ship Docking Adventures

    What is wrong with the dumb bint in the pink shirt? How about you start up that floating caravan and GTF out of the way rather than screaming into the wind and waiting for the inevitable? (I s'pose it is expecting too much for the other people on the dock to pull that poor wooden yacht forward and avoid those expensive crunchy noises.)
  3. O/T - Moving to Australia; Boston Suburbs to Sydney

    cracks -- but really, if you're only over for a few years, I'd advise renting.
  4. O/T - Moving to Australia; Boston Suburbs to Sydney

    public school dates: http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/key_dates/vacations.html private usually goof off a week early.. it varies. Not a bad time to buy towards end of year -- the market is starting to tank.
  5. In Over Our Head

    yeh - well 'neglecting to correct' is going to hurt you on something like the mumm. You need to always be trimming not just the usual controls, but the runners (forestay sag) especially.. then don't forget that a crank on the runners will upset your leech tension, so start again in that trim cycle.
  6. blooper time!

    max boatspeed of 18 kn logged during a race. Picture is post-race (hence no headsail and flaked main)
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Bowman: "What the *fuck* is going on back there?"
  8. Club/offshore racers in Aus up to $80k AUD

    talk to a sailmaker who knows his (IRC) shit. AFAIK - sprit no penalty as long as STL preserved. Zero no penalty if no larger than kite (and measures as kite), but beware the max # of kites limitation (21.6.1). You can tack a headsail to the sprit, so consider that. Smaller headsails ratings benefit may not be worth it depending on your local conditions.
  9. Spirit-33' s&s

    or maybe
  10. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    unfortunately, in this thread, they're a year behind.
  11. blooper time!

  12. blooper time!

    its a bloody awesome sail in that little window it likes. Almost set and forget, and stabilises the roll enough to be able to pull the pole more aft than would normally be comfortable in the upper end of its range.
  13. blooper time!

    Have a look at that vid above -- constant 8's in fairly benign conditions. For something a bit more exciting.. peak logged during some shenanigans at night.
  14. Heavy #1 vs #2

    well yes -- just questioning the blanket 'reef is slow'. It certainly aint' in most boats in 30+ with a #3 or less up, for example.
  15. blooper time!

    yes indeed