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Foredeck Shuffle

Member Since 09 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Jun 24 2016 04:43 AM

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In Topic: Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

24 June 2016 - 03:55 AM


Considered putting several of the offending over eager untrained legal beavers on ignore but I forgot how to do anything in this forum years ago.

In Topic: Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

24 June 2016 - 03:13 AM

This is not SA's longest thread but you guys really are trying.  And you do not even talk about the legal action, just comments made up by a few posters.

The square headed (power head) main (9.6sq'm) Laser is a hoot.  I have a RaceQ's log showing the boat maintaining speed at 13.8-14.5 for a while.  I assumed the 14.8kt speed top was a motion blip and not real.  Unsure what wind speed was a the time but high enough that I opted for chicken gybes.  The local NOAA wizzometer spanned from 14-32 that day.  And I finally achieved the dream.  I bent the lower section as well as the upper.  I really thought the mast cup would go before that happened but the taught string between the top and bottom of both sections says that I have seriously bent mast things.  Hopefully I can bend them back.  In the mean time I await the new carbon upper section from Intensity but now I'm thinking I should have taken their advice and ordered the mast that replaces the shimmed mast with single tube.  Bet that's fun.

No more motions to chat about?  I came here for Laser/Torch dirt.  Not to be bored with Wess's bad taste in music (except 'Priest, always room for Judas F'n Priest).  The long posts I just scroll by.  :blink:

In Topic: Is the NOOD Chicago Dead?

01 June 2016 - 02:07 PM

NOOD - acronym: National Offshore One Design


And people worried about handicap racing participation.


If you think that distance racing is easy and boring, you should get outta your pond and do it on the ocean, or do it on smaller and faster boats and stop doing it on barges.  It will be some of the most thrilling sailing you have ever done.

In Topic: Sportboats racing in Annapolis

01 June 2016 - 01:06 PM

21' long.  30' with the prod out.  And once you learn to get it going you will always have your prod out too.


Sadly, it is heading to somewhere, anywhere, where it is allowed to sail.  I pretty much gave up sailing on anything not a dinghy after the boat was kicked from every weekend event on the Bay.


"Problem with those is the only competition you will have is wed nights.  Most weekend racing does require cat 4 (which includes lifelines) which would exclude the Viper 640 and the Vx"


Also doesn't the 20' limit come into play as well?


I am not overly concerned about Weds night only as I often spend weekends entertaining clients.

In Topic: Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

27 May 2016 - 06:47 AM

Damn, this is such a boring legal fight.


Went sailing Tuesday and Thursday on a Laser/Torch, both sporting a square/fat/power/whatever.  Fun.  I hate going slow and the Bay this spring has had a bad case of the slows.  More sail area has helps.  But the more I sail the Intensity big sail, the more curious I become about the versions from Forward-Sailing, Nautisail, and the sail from the mid 00's, Olsen or something like that.  Really what I want is a M14, but no where to launch that in the upper Bay, using the big sail lets me pretend to be a OD but go play in a sail more suited for my size.


This is a really slow legal fight.