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Grey Dawn

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  1. "I'd rather sail than varnish!", who says that?

    Mensch is good. English translation: Stand-up guy.
  2. Hoyt Jib Boom

    That boat looks like it's all about fun in the sun. Do you pull forward to the beach and lower the stairs? Reminds me of the ferries along Tasman park in New Zealand.
  3. Hoyt Jib Boom

    Got it. A traveler on the house roof might be the way to go. People on the foredeck would still have to duck. Not to mention that everyone would demand to be back on the sunny tack.
  4. Hoyt Jib Boom

    So a groove or some other mechanical arrangement restricts the height of the boom? If it's low when close-hauled wouldn't that still mess up the foredeck lounge area?
  5. Hoyt Jib Boom

    If it lifts up when boomed out, what keeps the boom from flying up too far when sailing downwind? A stiff vang arrangement below at the pivot?
  6. Buying a boat without a broker?

    Looks like another satisfied customer. What is the boat? Any pics from off the boat?
  7. Hoyt Jib Boom

    There is an active H20 fleet in Annapolis and some mods for racing. Haven't seen spinnakers here but heard they are used on the west coast. Seems to complicate the simple poled-out downwind setup of the original boat but also sounds like fun.
  8. Bitez Moi

    A plumber came by to fix a boiler. He spent 10 minutes adjusting valves and settings and presented the customer with a bill for $3000. The customer told him "What! I'm a brain surgeon and I don't make that kind of money!" The plumber replied "Neither did I when I was a brain surgeon."
  9. what kind of boat is that?

    A hobby horse, perhaps.
  10. Hoyt Jib Boom

    For a 50 foot cat, you won't be able to push out the boom by hand so some kind of additional boom control would be needed like inhaul/outhaul. Probably best to forget that feature. Wouldn't the jib boom screw up the nice foredeck space on a cat?
  11. Hoyt Jib Boom

    I think the outhaul runs on top of the boom and is visible. All lines are lead aft to the console under the deck. Yes, the bridle/sheet can be adjusted from either end so you can run out of line if you're not paying attention. A stopper knot is a good idea. Since the jib tacks itself, you would have to push out the boom by hand to backwind it.
  12. Hoyt Jib Boom

    It's a small learning curve for a charterer who is used to a standard jib. The H20 has the double-ended bridle sheet and an outhaul and furler. So there are four cleats to deal with when launching the jib. I can imagine some confusion when trying to furl and forgetting to release the outhaul. I think it's a great system for short or single handing once you've made all the necessary mistakes. Love the way it automatically poles out the jib downwind. Wing and wing is a piece of cake. What boat would it be on?
  13. Hoyt Jib Boom

    Just had another experience today. Lovely sail on a Harbor 20 with the Hoyt boom. I like it.
  14. Fails

    These are great. Thanks.
  15. NYYC One Design

    Not all white boats are boring.
  16. Jumentos/Ragged Islands, Bahamas

    Langouste and Lionfish? Interested in what you do to the later before dining.
  17. Continuous dock line?

    Just get these extra docking appendages for your boat. The ones at the sides swivel down to the dock to hold your boat in place. Lower the rudder attachment as ground tackle. Problem solved!
  18. Continuous dock line?

    You can rig the dock lines with bungees so they are conveniently at hand when you come into the slip. The bungees can also help with resistance to motion (but not too much) to help the boat stay centered in the slip while you hook the lines on the cleats. Weights on a pulley can do a similar job of providing easy grabbing but not restricting final position.
  19. Why don't more boats do this?

    Sail mag had an article: https://www.sailmagazine.com/cruising/harvesting-rainwater-on-a-sailboat also https://www.sailboat-cruising.com/rain-catchers.html and there was a scene in Zorba the Greek I recall.
  20. PNM

    Well it's a boating club. Not my personal boats. There are probably more than 40 boats in that fleet. But those boats don't count, do they?
  21. PNM

    Well there is at least one personal watercraft for my grandkids not visible (one blow-up tow tube is) and there is a blow up dinghy that may not be recognizable but is clearly visible to service the lake cruiser. Also, I didn't say anything about the Chesapeake fleet.
  22. PNM

    Just took this photo of my lake fleet still in winter hibernation.
  23. Saw it today at the Annapolis film festival. Great movie for a sailor. Inspiring tale but I was left with a feeling that it had an unnecessarily sad ending. It's a story that I didn't know much about. Seems from the movie that the keel loss was created by the need to arrive in time for the Vendee Globe with the boat just barely complete. Not enough time to inspect the keel after a hard grounding in the Chesapeake. Not enough money to avoid coming down to Annapolis looking for more funds or to have the boat properly commissioned. Not enough preparation of a new hot boat for ocean racing. Proves once again that a schedule is the most dangerous thing in sailing.
  24. sarasota bay multihull regatta Feb 23-25 (pictures)

    Great photos! I hope to spend time sailing there next winter. Looks like an active F-boat community.