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Bill Gibbs

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In Topic: Santa Barbara King Harbor 2014

26 July 2014 - 09:31 PM

I shall now use my well-proven psychic abilitiies to predict the finish order!
 
1. big tri
2. big cat 
3. little tri
4. a few big monos
 
Everybody else... Saturday brunch?


How did you manage to be wrong on every guess?
Big tri Orion went home Friday morning, story was owner said "not enough wind forecast".
Big cat Afterburner got private lessons on light air sailing from Medicine Man, which was fun and humbling. AB was 4th boat to finish behind Rebel Yell, Bad Pak, and Medicine Man.

In Topic: L7

30 May 2014 - 03:12 AM

Factory says 5 were built.  Several as kits.  Mundt has one and says he likes it better than his old Multi 23.  Maybe not faster, but more accomodation, trailerable, and still quick.

Designer credits superior ama design for being faster than similar F-boats.

Previous owner/builder of Amati's was a very anal dentist who spent way too much time and money building Neutrino.  Great deal for Amati!


In Topic: Accepted at long last

19 May 2014 - 07:51 PM

Do multis shift modes?  Or is it the mono's hitting their hull speed wall?


In Topic: The Hard Way

19 May 2014 - 01:54 AM

7 knots east at the start, then light and shifty. 1-3 knot BS close hauled.  An hour in and not near the oil rigs   Then a strange fill in from the east allowing us to rhumb line alone at 10 knots BS.  A shift to SW wind building to 20+ TWS, beam reaching to Anacapa in growing seas.  Made helming tough as the bows got knocked down.  Hit 24 BS.  Down the back side in light wind (better than no wind).  We threw a reef in just to be ready.  Last third of the island, winds built thru gap and lifted us to the arch. Out from the islands in 15 TWS beam reaching.  Then 20.  Then 25.  Then...  30?  Wild and hairy ride in weirdly big seas, big puffs and beam seas.  Getting hosed.  Maximum depowered, sailed high for control, then fell off downwind to finish.  Winds died and we finished in 7 TWS or so.  Most challenging and exciting Hardway "easy way" ever.  Heard they had 40+ TWS on the backside of Santa Cruz.


In Topic: N2E 2014 Weather- The official thread

26 April 2014 - 05:38 PM

Loe Real is the old Waterworld boat, which Mark describes accurately.

Mighty Merloe is the ex Groupama 2 as described by Woody.

I suspect the mismatched foils are due to their breaking one in the PV race, and scrambling to find any replacement they could.  Looks like they succeeded.