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  1. If I was the second place boat which was awarded first due to this situation, I would give the trophy/prize to Howe. Hopefully, the third place boat would do the same for me and so on. If that doesn't work, then I as the second place boat would withdraw rather than accept first place.
  2. Hey Streetwise, Very interesting matrix so thanks for sharing it with the group. It would be interesting to have two more lines at the bottom for MAX and MIN ratings. The hi-lo variance is almost as interesting to me as the weighted average LOL!!
  3. Try Chart House Inn in Newport - Newport Shipyard is walkable from it as is Thames Street.
  4. JFK Library 2014 total revenue $8.7 mil, expenses $7.4 mil, net income $1.3 mil. I think the library can handle this on their own. Besides, how have they been funding it for the past 40 years? Wouldn't yacht maintenance be a recurring annual expense line item? Why GoFundMe now and not ever before?
  5. US7070 Do you know if all the Swan 45s had their rudders replaced after the first few delaminated or was that on a boat-by-boat basis?
  6. Paul Elvstrom's books are pretty good too but a bit dated.
  7. OK I will ask - what did you pay for it?
  8. I crew on one on the East Coast USA. The owner is very active and the boat is great. Most one design action has been at Key West Race Week. Generally achieve 7.3 to 7.4 upwind and 8 to 18 knots down depending on wind velocity and wave state. Fast is fun (thanks Bill Lee for that!) Don't think there is any truly consistent one design 40 sport boat fleet (at least ten boats in class) racing anywhere, is there?
  9. Maybe this is the first step towards solving the supposed problem of income inequality. Wealthy owners redistributing money to poor working stiffs - left and right can both support this!
  10. Would it have made any difference if the owner had required all crew to sign a liability waiver stating that sailing is a dangerous sport and each participant willingly takes those risks? I'm thinking of the ski ticket model and assumption of risk.
  11. OP you have answered your own question! You are trying to solve a software problem (crew skill level) with hardware (asym spin). If you make the hardware change, you will still have the software problem. Purchase n older J30 spin from the class site for $200. Use it to practice on non-race day in 10 knots. Isolate each task and assign one person to perform it repetitively: pack chute, hook up sheets and halyard, attach and raise pole, hoist chute, trim pole back and drop jib. Let them make mistakes and discuss how to rectify. This will save you money for the modifications and your time to install them.
  12. Do you think a red hull will be harder to sell even if it's a new paint job?
  13. Miah What about the critically important role played by the pit man??!!! T Dawg
  14. #200 Thanks for sharing the progress on your new boat with all of us. It looks like a dream and should be great fun. We are vicariuosly enjoying your project and envy you but in a good way! Many owners could've said, "Why wade into that SA swamp" but you stepped up anyway. I and many others appreciate it.
  15. Looks like she's in Newport, RI