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In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

02 December 2016 - 09:35 PM

Is it possible to look more effeminate?



Sexy Rimas.


I don't know... Rimas is wearing too much clothing.

Sexy Rimas needs to show more skin.

In Topic: Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

23 November 2016 - 08:53 PM

Shannon's in town as promised, hopefully with the DeLorme:





They're never gonna get far without a ladder on the foredeck!!

In Topic: Scot's boat issues take 3

22 November 2016 - 10:42 PM

The posters of SA deserve to get to read sailing threads w/o every single one devolving into a dawg/ed bitchfest


NorCalLaser for President!

In Topic: Sail conversion

22 November 2016 - 10:41 PM

The number one pitfall of re-purposing a sail is that if ANY modification is needed, you are likely to be wasting your money.


Thanks, Shark. Yes, there's that.


I can not count the number of times customers would bring in sails so past their prime that you could poke a finger right through the 40-year-old, sun-rotten Dacron. "Well, we don't race or sail in any rough conditions..."

"I don't want to spend a lot of money..."

"A new sail costs more than what I paid for the boat!"

Yeah, and why do you think that is?...


With that level of preparedness, I can only guess how refined their weather forecasting is. I'm thinking level: Rimas.

In Topic: Sail conversion

22 November 2016 - 05:04 PM

If it involves recutting, the #1 pitfall of repurposing a sail is that the tread lines don't align with the loads, leading to rapid distortion. Usually a blown-out leech.


Also, most genoas are of substantially lighter cloth than the main, the main being an all-purpose sail for all wind conditions while the genoa is designed for a specific wind range.