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Everything posted by walterbshaffer

  1. 2016 Melges 32 Worlds

    How bout nobody cares about over canvased sport boats because it takes too many with ability to control it...............unless you live in light air SD where nobody sails. When will designers understand that, if you do not design a boat that the masses can sail, no one will sail it. If ISAF or WS keeps making rules for the 1% pro's, the rest of the sailing community will continue to walk away. Cater to the Masses and live with the Classes. Cater to the Classes and live with the Masses Anyone get that??? I hope the new lead for WS does. I'd really like to have a lunch with whoever it is. Okay but you're buying.
  2. First 34.7/10R - Just finding their groove?

    The tracks on the side of the coach roof are really interesting; assuming those are ORC sails not sure if it would work for me because we use a different rule. Even my smallest jib sheets aft of that position but then it is a 105% and those might be flat 100%s. No genny tracks on those boats either which is our primary sheeting area. Lots to think about there.
  3. Oregon Offshore Race

    that one dude (on what i think is icon) running around on deck w/o a tether (?) scared me. video made me seasick but no tether looked pretty bold. must be cold water, fast boat going in the teens w/a chute up in those conditions looked like not me. maybe it was not that bouncy but ....not me thanks.
  4. Melges 40

    a 40 foot boat that rates in the -50s, say -51 or -54, would be...... interesting. I would think it would be a canter at those kinds of rates.
  5. Falcon, Tripp/Goetz 50 on Craigslist

    Judging by the angle out to Saucy Silvia's old roost I'd say Waites wharf
  6. J/88

    no. the answer is no.
  7. First 34.7/10R - Just finding their groove?

    You absolutely luck bastard! Congratulations. Was out yesterday, total fun, I remember saying that if I ever won millions in the lottery I would not buy a different boat.
  8. First 34.7/10R - Just finding their groove?

    No. Great all around boat. I found that kids love dangling thier feet off the stern while we sail.
  9. First 34.7/10R - Just finding their groove?

    Rudder story: I thought about putting on the new rudder and submitted the new rudder profile along with the old rudder profile to the local PHRF board so they could see the difference between the 2. I was told that since the new rudder would be lighter & smaller with less drag & less displacement I would take a -3 second hit to my rating. When I said "What? The new rudder is the larger of the two!" they said "Sorry we misunderstood; because the new rudder is larger & will give you better control you will take a -3 second hit to your rating" I have no doubt (and I mean none) that the larger rudder is definitely better for off wind and allows carrying the 1 & 2 upwind into heavier ranges than the sails themselves were designed for but since I'm already at 63/69/75 and in a fairly light wind area I can't see the benefit in going to the expense of a larger rudder for a 60/66/72 rating. If I were anywhere else I would. Also, I think there are several different versions of the larger rudder - some are professionally designed by a NA and some are done by very knowledgeable "boat guys". Both mods get outstanding reviews. What a boat. Happier every day.
  10. Our Beloved mainsheetgirl

    How sad but how nice she gives each of us an opportunity to grow even after she is gone.
  11. Italian cruise ship tragedy

    Absolutely unbelievable - what a horrible event.
  12. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Then post under your own name. (some mips have to post under psuedonyms lest they offend thier client base with accuracy)
  13. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Port / Starboard & windward / leeward boats so how do you figure "in the way"? Surely you mean something else?? I've been in similar situations. No time to react to go below them and no way to go above them, tack or figure out "what the hey??" It's like watching a car come at you on the wrong side of the road....
  14. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Santa Barbara? You have boats there? Any racing?
  15. espo is a dick

    Ha ha! Anyway, I read it.