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  1. He's been known to "test" his trucks on the streets of the business park where he builds them here in Charlotte, NC. And by testing I mean building jumps and the like...
  2. I'm sure Charleston would shit all over it self to host it. I can't think of a city that thinks any higher and mightier of themselves than CHS.
  3. Did you read his list of "Partners" ? I'd say some good old fashioned bartering with some front page add space and he'll have this boat tricked out in no time at very little to zero cost.
  4. I got off easy. My boats name is Echo so bought a huge 3x5 "E" signal flag right off the shelve.
  5. Having two OD events so close together in both date and distance can only be good for both.
  6. Supposed to be completed in June. Traffic will still suck... World of Coke is cool too as is the CNN tour and Piedmont Park.
  7. The wife and I are thinking about moving our 36.7 from CHS to St. Aug. for a change of pace. We may even keep going South over time. Does anybody have any inside info and/or pros can cons about the area. Racing is not a high concern anymore but it would be nice if there were some. Or better yet, other recommendations for the central Fla coastal area.
  8. I looked there but the main marina is still closed. I'm assuming from hurricane damage. No solid time line for reopening.
  9. Yeah, that is a little too far up the ICW for us. However New Smyrna is an option.
  10. Tangent had a gift PHRF rating so I am sure it's ORC number was similar. Although I hoped for more a accurate rating. Like Clean said I've seen them sail terrible and still win. I know all the ORC boats they beat and most of them are very well sailed most of the time. It's hard to handicap a one one-off type boat.
  11. Hard to get excited about paying almost $500 to race PHRF/pursuit or even ORC/offshore against all the boats we race against on a regular basis. Glad we're out this year.
  12. The morning of a regatta with everybody wearing the same "oh so imposing" black Gill, Musto, HLloyd, Zike, and what ever overpriced brand you choose is no different. What is the same is the conversations at every post race/ride party. Cycling, sailing or what ever floats your boat... blah blah blah I'm so great, i did this, we did that. remember when... Everybody needs a vice and the gear that fits.
  13. I've had more fun doing the deliveries in cruise mode than at most of the races where I was heading. Go a week ahead (get a cheap slip on the mainland) and return her home a week or two later. Maybe even tie in a long weekend of cruising with friends, family and soon to be enemies... That's what I did for CRW before I moved my boat to Charleston permanently.
  14. Oh it's awesome. I've been from Mile 1 at Norfolk to Daytona and all points in between. The bridges and shoals South of Swansboro are the only real hassles, (IMHO) South of Myrtle Beach to Georgetown is the best part.
  15. Beaufort. I wrote and asked the broker for clarification. Spent a lot of time going up and down the ICW from Morehead City/Beaufort to the Neuse River. I would go off shore if I was heading South to avoid the ICW to Wrightsville. Good luck on your search.
  16. Where in NC ? I had 36.7 with a 6' draft and it never held us back. New Bern was my base.
  17. We stayed at his Key Largo "resort" a number of years ago. I towed my Hobie 20 there after a Mid Winters event in Tampa. Nice guy but I didn't see much of him. Mary ran the place. He was legend in the multihull world for sure.
  18. I've got good relationships with a few other cabinet shops around. I've debated about starting a little group that gets together a few times a year to talk shop to discuss things like this. Be VERY careful with that ! Collusion, price setting and risking insider info. Seems petty at your level but...
  19. Looks kinda old school...
  20. Well you are playing the Panthers, everybody's "get right" team for 2016. Should be ugly. We're either on Concussion Protocol or on year IR. Either way, we're done...
  21. The Panthers are in trouble.
  22. I think motor are still all made in France. Think they looking to squeeze more out of their Nth Carolina sailboat factory. South Carolina factory but who's checking ...
  23. There will be a First 35 in Annapolis.
  24. Your cabin sole boards aren't fastened to the grid? Mine are and were from the factory.
  25. I am. I'll be there with my daughter for her Fall Break. We'll be there for Saturday only, quick trip.