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In Topic: Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

28 August 2014 - 12:57 AM

Thanks for posting that pic.  A friend was visiting Port Ludlow (as a guest on 53' stinkpot) during your Rendezvous and mentioned how friend and welcoming your group was.  She and her husband were given several tours, but missed out on the Francis Lee.  I sent her the pic and she quickly pointed on the boat she was on.  They discovered they were "water people" last week and are anxious to go sailing with me soon.  

In Topic: Ior boat a sym or sym spinn

27 August 2014 - 05:05 PM

I think we are going to need more information to be able to answer your question - For instance, what kind of sailing do you do?  Racing? Distance/Ocean or buoys?  Are you going to add a sprit, use a "penalty pole", tack to the bow, or?  


Can you a borrow an old J/105 kite to test it out?  

In Topic: College scouting Trip end of oct.. PNW

26 August 2014 - 04:23 AM

I don't think University of Oregon offers an engineering major, Oregon State's is generally considering pretty good. The first year is a weeding out year there, huge classes with large percentages of major switches.... For in state tuition, OSU is a great choice. Not that this should be a big factor, but If he's into sailing OSU facilities aren't much. UW and Western Washington both have incredible sailing facilities, I always loved traveling there from our (OSU) gravel pit in the middle of a field.

Corvallis felt a little small when I was a student in the late 80s, but it's changed. It's probably still a very white collar town with little diversity though.

In Topic: Random PicThread

15 August 2014 - 11:27 PM

That cyclist is Major Taylor, who was a cycling superstar in his day.  I didn't know about the drive shaft bike though, kind of cool:


From: http://www.oldbike.e...ess/?page_id=96


n 1898, Waltham sponsored American champion Major Taylor (below) who won many races on the company’s Orient Chainless, manufactured by the Sager Gear Co. Taylor’s main opponent, McDuffie, rode a Columbia Chainless. Both set world records on these bikes, which helped boost the sales of Chainless bicycles.

In Topic: Trailerable boat AND a great boat for racing to Hawaii?

15 August 2014 - 12:08 AM

Thanks Bob - I meant to call that out, it does specifically say: The requirements of 3.28.3 apply, which is why I said I don't think the Toqeedo qualifies.