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    Just another complaint about Mr. Clean

    Life changes, we all change, good luck. Time with young family is soon gone, make the most of it.
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    everybody doin' it?

    look at the dude on the foredeck. sailmaker for life
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    everybody doin' it?

    Looks like the boat is full of sailmakers who only make and trim sails one way. This works on a minimaxi so it must be right for this old tub.
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    What is the boat on the left?

    evelyn looks like a young 88
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    Rules Question...

    What you need is a reputation of rubbing if needed. At that point the guy on the other boat knows if you look like coming up you're coming up. One thing that has worked for me if the other guy looks like he's going to sit on me is to call loudly "coming up in 1. 2. 3." Then push the helm down. Looks good on the GoPro too, giving warning and all.
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    Slack leeward shrouds

    As rushman says, slack caps on a mh rig are fine. My old boat probably had even slacker caps than his. Used to open the slot on a narrow boat with a lot of shape in the main. Flopped around for nearly 50 years with no dramas. Stewart 34 if you all didn't guess.
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    Sooooo.i built a bowsprit. it was fixed at 1.4m and had a stick inside it that slid out another 1m. All good except i hated the look of it, its been sitting in the shed unloved for ages and every time i look at it i hate it a little more. Just called my favorite carbon tube supplier and bought a 3.2m stick of 100mm tube and a bigger one to glue into the hull, gonna chop a hole in the front and make a retractable sprit. The only problem is the tube for the sprit has a 6mm wall which is about twice as heavy as it needs to be, but it is cheap as it has a few blemishes on it. To get a 3mm wall section would save about 4.5kg but cost about $1500 more, which will go a long way towards a new A2. This is what this shit is all about, compromises, and I've removed the anchor winch, so all good i suppose.
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    What is it?

    Looks like half a catamaran.
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    How bad are oversized hanks?

    Bigger is better, otherwise the kite halyard can't get in there easily.
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    CF Mast damage at through-fitting

    Enlarge the original hole on each side. Glue in a glass tube and trim the ends off when it's cured. Make up 2 patches to cover the hole and zipper + about 50mm extra top and bottom and maybe 30 each side. Shape them up in an oval or elliptical shape and smooth off the edges, clear finish them. Mark where they glue on, and sand or grind the clear coat off the mast, and glue them in place. Do the same at the other end. Better than new.
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    West haven cost is a shit ton however it's only expensive because there's nowhere else. Where else would I keep it? Just have to suck it up.
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    Oh I'm a cunt alright. One of my theory's is that we are all cunts, good cunt, old cunt, cheeky cunt etc. we will be having a massive relaunch party to which all SA observers will be invited. I hope to see you there.
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    Ive got pics of a double skin headsail that they tried on the boat, was designed and built by a sailboard guy i believe. She was pretty radical for her day especially considering most were still building IOR shitters. Hopefully she can be great again. Grant Firth spends half his time here tutoring at Unitech with Richard Wilson (who built the boat) and half his time in the UK. Other notable designs are Kea, the devonport ferry and Silver Bullet, but everyone wants to forget that boat. Everyone.
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    that was undercoat but the finish coat looks pretty much the same.
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