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    Missing Wooden Yacht

    She went back to Sweden a few years ago. As I understand it, the new owner was a descendant of the builder. At least that’s the story that was going around the Club when she left. The owner who sold her, and Merlin, passed away in the past year. Long time member of the Milwaukee Yacht Club. I was on Bacchant once but only at the dock. A true jewel.
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    Totally lost...

    J/30. Our criteria were somewhat similar. There are good options out there that are within your budget. We always do well in PHRF.
  3. We've had the Nexus NX 2 system on our J/30 for the 5 years that we've sailed the boat. System is beginning to fail (transducers, server, etc.). Some of the displays are still working just fine (Wind, Multi Display, 7" mast display) so we are looking at the Garmion suite of instruments with the GND10 bridge to allow us to use the old displays with the new system. Also considering the wireless option instead of the wired option. Has anyone used the Garmin (NEMA 2000) system and had an experiences, good or bad, that you can share? We do typical club racing and an occasional distance race on Lake Michigan (not the Mac)
  4. We've had the Nexus NX 2 system on our J/30 for the 5 years that we've sailed the boat. System is beginning to fail (transducers, server, etc.). Some of the displays are still working just fine (Wind, Multi Display, 7" mast display) so we are looking at the Garmion suite of instruments with the GND10 bridge to allow us to use the old displays with the new system. Also considering the wireless option instead of the wired option. Has anyone used the Garmin (NEMA 2000) system and had an experiences, good or bad, that you can share? We do basic club racing and an occasional distance race on Lake Michigan (not the Mac). Any info appreciated.
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    Random PicThread

    The War Memorial in Milwaukee by Saranin. Three further addions by Kahler Slater, Calatrava and HGA. Stunning stuff on our lakefront. Some of the best architure in North America.
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    Coolboats to admire

    That is a 35 sailing in. Another nice boat.
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    Coolboats to admire

    We’ve had our for 5 years now. Prior owner did most of the work that was needed to get it back in shape. We race, day Sail and generally hang out on it. We’re in our mid 60’s and it’s just fine for our needs. On a cost to own vs. functionally enjoyment ratio, it’s pretty muc right on. [ I know, you can’t ever make that ratio work just right].
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    Best Rock Song Intros

    Not good but CRAZY GOOD. SRV was the best ever. What a loss.
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    Whiskey Anarchy

    Right now, home stock includes: Blantons Amador Makers Mark 46 Basil Hayden Jefferson (regular and reserve) Mount Gay Kettle One The Botanist Rehorst gin aged in Merlot barrel Gotta refill stock of Jameson and 1792
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    Best Science Fiction Movies

    The Day The Earth Stood Still - I remember this as one of the very first movies I saw. Still with me today, decades later. Fantastic stuff!!!!
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    VC17 Alternative

    I have been using the West product for 3 or 4 years. I see no difference between it and VC as far as application, performance, etc. We take care of the bottom of the boat (J/30) and clean multiple times during the season. I have every intention of doing it again this season.
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    50 Years Today

    50 years ago, I was a kid growing up in So Cal and I clearly remember the fires in the foothills near our home. A sight and a smell that you will never forget. The folks who run into that to save people and homes are a special breed. Like Lightinn said - MUCH RESPECT!!
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    Arnie

    A true loss. Golf and sailing may not mix well but what an icon. We are all a little less complete tonight. Rest in peace Mr. Palmer.
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    Low Testosterone Levels

    Been on the gel for about 2 1/2 years. No side effects / reactions at all. Clearly has made a positive difference in how I feel (for a mid 60's guy). All cardio vascular signs are as before I started the gel.
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    Random PicThread

    An excellent day to sit by the fire with a comforting beverage watching videos of others out in the weather.