dickie greenleaf

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About dickie greenleaf

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  1. dickie greenleaf

    Vakaros Atlas vs Racegeek D10

    If an order is placed today, when will it ship? Mr. Vakaros... any guidance on this? My wife wants something under the tree, and this would be perfect.
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Not to me. A straw poll in my household and in my family told me that such a request would be expected and, quite frankly, appreciated. Common response in the house... 'we'd be offended if they DIDN'T ask about looking at the jacket....' All this garbage is due to someone NOT asking ahead of time. I'd rather ask, and it's doubtful that it would be held in bad taste. A 10-year old, given the facts and circumstances, would have most likely done a better job in preparing a list that needed to be done in advance of locating the body. Prepare for the eventuality that the body would be found... get your ducks in a row. DG
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    Simply put... they (the CYC) can just 'ask,' of which, it's doubtful that any family would say 'no thanks' to such a request. Our sport is an incredibly small family, and knowing the passion of why we all do this race, it would be an easy 'ask' directed to a family that would most likely, and totally, understand on behalf of the racers. From my perspective, I echo others, in saying my level of trust in these systems now has me second-guessing whether or not they'll work. I found myself during Saturday evening of the race, pounding to windward in my full gear, saying (in my head) 'if this thing doesn't inflate, I'll be fucked' not knowing what had happened hours earlier. I'm a small dude - 145 lbs - foam floatation is fine with me. I'm truly upset at the thought that the CYC wouldn't have the foresight to approach the family and ask to examine the vest EVEN BEFORE the body was recovered. A simple 'we are incredibly sorry, but we really want to get to the bottom of this by examining the vest' would have done the trick. Fuck... I would have made the phone call myself on behalf of the 3,000 racers that rely on safe equipment. DG
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    Chicago Mackinac Race drowning

    The CYC has an ethical commitment to the race for which THEY write the safety rules..... They could have simply said 'we would like the opportunity to determine the cause of failure, so it doesn't happen again,' and shut the fuck up. It's doubtful that any family... ANY family at all..... would disregard such a request knowing the lives that rely on the safety equipment that failed. So... what's the CYC supposed to do, you ask? 'Ask,' is the answer. I'm 'lamenting' your laziness in wanting an answer. Signed, DG A 15-year competitor in the CYC race to Mackinac
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    Broken 36.7 mast bits needed.

    Thank you! I think we've located a solution thanks to a generous 36.7 owner. Have a great weekend, all. DG
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    Broken 36.7 mast bits needed.

    Does anyone have a broken 36.7 mast that might have a lower spreader bar available? Long-shot request, but I have to ask. Asking for a friend that has a f'd up situation and a backordered part from French-land that no one seems to know when will be delivered. Thanks!! DG
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    Potential new Beneteau 36.7 Owner

    I've owned mine new since 2004. Great boat that does it all pretty well. I've raced her around the cans, done 7 Mackinacs on the boat, and cruised her extensively. The boat is a cost-effective 36-footer, and you'll be happy with the performance and the accommodations belowdeck. Friends, family, and your wife will love the total package. The only item that is somewhat bothersome is the water under the grid... it comes in through the mast, and makes its way underneath the grid. You can suck it out, mostly, but It's been a manageable annoyance, IMHO. The engine is great - quiet, and pushes her along at a good pace. The performance uphill is just fine, and the boat isn't as tender as most people believe. The chutes are a bit undersized downwind, but not a problem when racing OD. Hulls 155 and beyond (starting in 2005) have a pedestal steering setup. If you ever find yourself out on your own, or with others that aren't totally into sailing, the boat is a perfect example of how things should be laid out for singlehanded sailing... you can drive, trim main, trim traveler, and adjust the jib without leaving the helmsman's area. You can tack, gybe, and do it all on your own. Really a great setup. You'll love the boat, the price, and the all-around performance. DG
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    J112E

    The reveal.
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    J112E

    I wonder what the new boat will do to the aftermarket for the J111. So far, it doesn't look like there are many US J111's for sale that are used boats. Wonder how many 111 owners will jump into the 112 opening up a nice aftermarket for J111 fans like me who want a racier platform. Hrothgar Dunno…. but there are a few 111's floating around. It's a killer boat Hroth… not sure if you've sailed on one, but super fun I'd say. If I only get 80% of that type of performance from the 112, I'll be a happy kid. Maybe you and your wife need a 36.7 for the 2016 sailing season? You know you want it…. DG Ha...not gonna happen Dickie. Though we now have a new 36.7 at the club we could match race with... Hoping Dave will take on the new 112e as his next boat so I can buy his boat... Hroth As Dave will openly say… 'the boat IS for sale…' So there you have it. Hop on it. The 112 won't be happening for Dave.
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    J112E

    I wonder what the new boat will do to the aftermarket for the J111. So far, it doesn't look like there are many US J111's for sale that are used boats. Wonder how many 111 owners will jump into the 112 opening up a nice aftermarket for J111 fans like me who want a racier platform. Hrothgar Dunno…. but there are a few 111's floating around. It's a killer boat Hroth… not sure if you've sailed on one, but super fun I'd say. If I only get 80% of that type of performance from the 112, I'll be a happy kid. Maybe you and your wife need a 36.7 for the 2016 sailing season? You know you want it…. DG
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    J112E

    I'm game. Looks like a killer dual package to me. Biggest test will be to get my wife on the boat for a look-see down below. She called the 111 a 'chick with a dick' after the 111 failed the below-the-belt test. I've sailed the 111 loads…. love the way it feels underfoot. I'm sure the 112 will feel similar. Would have preferred a carbon stick and a slightly deeper keel. Not a fan of the 111's engine. I think the Volvo on my 36.7 is fantastic. Good times. DG
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Excellent!
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    J/88

    I'm waiting for J-boats to register J121.org before I get too excited. DG
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    ... and looking forward to the race. Good times, for sure. DG
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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    I believe the same thing happened on the 111 that I sail on as well. Whatever.... it's been fixed. Can't expect perfection. DG