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  1. Fuck that’s terrible.
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    Gunboat 68

    Nice contrast between the new VPLP and 1st gen M&M Slim 66 (bit longer now with extended transom steps)
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    Gunboat 68

    As greenflash posted, it all depends on the sea state. As there is no emergency “brake” mechanism to lock the board in place, it is free to move with the wave action on its pivot point, so there you are, in the bilge, trying to line up the fork of a hydraulic ram, with the top of the swinging board. Can be easy or could be very dicey, with potential for a finger tip guillotine.
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    Gunboat 68

    This is kind of a short history/issues that were dealt with. 1. Performance loss. With a kick up board, while it is down, you are left with a hole in the bottom of the boat that is the length/width/depth of the board. The faster you go, the more turbulence you create into the void. If you’ve been on small dinghys 420’s etc. there is a rubber seal that allows their centerboard to drop and keep the turbulent water out of the trunk at the same time. Allowing for a smooth underbody. Just wasnt possible to create something like that on a larger scale. 2. Can’t modify the boards for more performance. The trunk you build into the boat for the kick up boards limits any future modifications. With dagger boards? Make them as deep as you want, change the foil shape. All possible. With everyone pushing for taller rigs, larger sail plans, you outta be able to put the power down you below the waterline. 3. The GB60’s had hydraulic rams that controller the up/down of the boards connected with a “fuse” pin. Hit something at speed, pin blows, saves the board/ram. But replacing that pin is the fun part at sea. After all that, there would still be damage to the board. 4. If you need to pull the boards for repair, with daggers, attach a halyard and hoist. With kick up boards, requires a haul out to drop out from the bottom.
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    Dripless seals

    Have a pare of Tides on the vessel, run ~500 hours a season on the engines, very happy with them.
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    SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    If anyone is interested, Pete Melvin did a very informative presentation on the Super Foiler/TF10 at Miami Foiling Week forum.
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    Fazisi Front Page

    You’re correct, it is called tank island on the charts but you can’t sell a 1mil condo on tank island, maybe that’s why it’s known as sunset key to most. The other one is Wisteria.
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    FS: C420/Laser/Opti Covers

    Negative on all that. Checked the periodic table, it appears unobtanium is tough to find but is closely related to bullshittium?
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    FS: C420/Laser/Opti Covers

    I have a couple new LaserPerformance Covers in inventory to sell off. Ad is in dinghy classifieds. Will ship if needed.
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    Bigger Swan info

    Agreed. The 46 is like a little big boat. Plenty of space for guests. Did a delivery on one 5 years ago to the BVI's. Did the Bermuda-VG run with 3. As long as auto held the course, you could do everything solo. Sailed amazingly well, pleasure to helm and solid as a brick house. Judging by the current prices, she was sold at a steal couple years ago. I was and am still amazed that a 46' boat had 17 freaking winches on it. Cleat? We don't need no cleat, got a container full of winches, just toss another one on. http://www.lymanmorse.com/boats/tango-246
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    Best Sailing Knife

    Rusts easily: That one was less than a year old. I don't know what you did with it, but looks like it was left that at the bottom of a wet salty locker? Mine is on my hip and inside wet foulies for multiple regattas. Barely a spec of rust on it. Periodically spray some t9 on it or something else. Still looks like new. Swear by it. Tools need maintenance too.
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    Lazy Jack upgrade

    I'd skip the blocks on the mast and use low friction rigns inside of a dyneema loop cow hitched to a fair lead up the mast.
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    Gunboat 68

    The boom floats up when the main is up, plenty of clearance to go under, unless you cut it to be a deck sweeper. If your lazy jacks are fixed on the mast, you won't have an issue with the coach roof, if they aren't fixed, remember to take up before dropping the main.
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    GB 60 v 66

    $5.25 mil....honey have you seen my checkbook
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    Best Sailing Knife

    Davis Deluxe Rigging knife $20-25. Sharpens easy, cuts tech stuff well. Used it everyday for the last 3 months. Price is right too.