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  1. Yard Dog

    CRW 2018

    P.S. WTF is the Member's total reputation number below the avatar all about?
  2. Yard Dog

    CRW 2018

    So, Eagle Eye in ORC C asked for redress in the first race and got it abandoned and ORC C scores were adjusted (incorrectly as it turned out) with the first place boat being scored second then later corrected to firsts. Not the race committee's finest hour. Anyone have any insight on what happened on Circle Three?
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    Caption Contest

    Two sailors and dogs discover the North Pole after five month journey.
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    Bought a Megabyte to learn to sail - mistake?

    Your weight is part of the problem. The Megabyte was designed for a crew weight of 225. You aren't Mega enough. You would be better off with a Laser or a Byte. http://sailingmagazine.net/article-266-megabyte.html
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    Why no 28Rs at BIRW

    Bring up "Grandpa's Hammer."
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    Love Red Sunbrella.. somebody stop me :)

    Are you kidding me? This is what you find to be a relevant topic of discussion?
  7. Yard Dog

    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Bone, What do you sail now? YD Have liked these boats since the Farrar-build thread. Still hoping the Class will find some commonality. what do you sail now?
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Bone, What do you sail now? YD
  9. Yard Dog

    ussr trump

    There is a sarcasm font. Who knew?
  10. Yard Dog

    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    I sail a fat-head main against other 26s with square tops under a box rule that specifies a pin head. That may seem chaotic to you, but for the time being I sail in handicap fleets and it's just not a big deal. Once there are sufficient numbers of boats that want to sail together as a class we will draw up standards we can agree upon for sails and displacement, etc. There has already been some discussion in that regard and the boats are not that far apart. It will not take much to change to a pin head or square top or do anything else required to conform to a rule. There are always people watching and waiting and you can join them if you want. I’ll be out on the water.
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Yes, darling, the design was originally envisioned as a box-rule boat and as such some design limitations were imposed. The box rule is poorly understood by the average sailor so box-rule fleets have not taken off here. In the meantime owners race their boats under some handicap system and are free to modify their boats to extract more performance from them with the expectation or at least the possibility of changing them back to conform to class rules when and if a class develops. Quotation marks? Really? Sales of the boat have not yet reached a critical mass where numbers justify forming a class, but they are getting there. In the meantime present owners are having fun sailing them and are not too concerned what the future holds. The design is not about what happened, it's a work in progress. Safe to presume you are an owner, YD? Where does Mr Donovan stand on what you call "a work in progress"? And the Builder? Owners are certainly at liberty to evolve the boat configurations to their liking as you suggest, but for those on the outside of the fleet it appears as though there may be little continuity from one boat to the next. There are people racing more-costly boats who are interested in these boats for their "bang-for-the-buck" ROI, but are put off by the apparent inconsistencies. So while you're off racing in whatever configuration you prefer, the marketability of the boat may be suffering. It would seem that someone needs to determine how the boats will be Class-configured and soon. Otherwise these neat little boats are likely to be unable to gain traction because potential owners don't know what next week might bring. As it is, it would seem as though there may be some orphans, pin head or fat head, near term. Not everyone is likely to be interested in reconfiguring the rig. I am an owner. Jim and Windseeker Yachts can speak for themselves. What is your interest? More to the point, what is your intent? What are you trying to do?
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Yes, darling, the design was originally envisioned as a box-rule boat and as such some design limitations were imposed. The box rule is poorly understood by the average sailor so box-rule fleets have not taken off here. In the meantime owners race their boats under some handicap system and are free to modify their boats to extract more performance from them with the expectation or at least the possibility of changing them back to conform to class rules when and if a class develops. Quotation marks? Really? Sales of the boat have not yet reached a critical mass where numbers justify forming a class, but they are getting there. In the meantime present owners are having fun sailing them and are not too concerned what the future holds. The design is not about what happened, it's a work in progress.
  13. Yard Dog

    Wraceboats GP26 @ Annapolis Boat show

    You've been an advocate for the Donovan GP26 for a considerable time, Herb. When does yours arrive? He has owned one for some time.
  14. Yard Dog

    Tartan 37 cb opinions?

    The Tartan 37 is a comfortable cruiser that will hold up in weather, but it is not a racer which accounts for the rating.
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    Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Yeah, you wouldn't want to be a tool and hijack the thread.