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Raked aft \\

Member Since 11 Nov 2005
Offline Last Active Aug 25 2016 10:45 AM

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In Topic: What varnish for the tiller?

24 August 2016 - 09:18 PM

Used to spend summers varnishing for Herreshoff museum.


 Halsey would only use Capt's spar varnish for everything.  (Lots of brightwork on the old gals)


 Straight out of the can (filtered) w badger brush's.


  220 for build coats, 320 final.  He would let us know when it was enough...


  Lashes for holidays and runs.  fun times...

In Topic: Mathematics of scoring

24 August 2016 - 05:39 PM

I would say the biggest determining factor would be the total # of boats in the fleet.


 If you had a 50 boat fleet and you were in 5th the 1st day, and scored strait 5's in the second,

Odds are pretty good your going to finish better than 5th overall.  Doubly so in a 100 boat fleet.


 your odds of improvement start at zero for a 5 boat fleet and get better as it grows...

In Topic: another rules question...

23 August 2016 - 01:02 AM

No such thing as obstruction to.

S is an obstruction for all port boats, near or far.

If PL does not need to change course to pass S PL is not entitled to hail

If PL and PW are overlapped PL must give PW room.

Nothing gray at all really that I can see.


  Not true,  S is only an obstruction to give way boats which need to 'substantially alter course to avoid".  read the definition.

 in my example, S is not an obstruction to PL if PL can sail clear astern of her without altering course.


  I would make the case that PL does not owe PW room to duck S in that situation.  PW would have to tack.

In Topic: another rules question...

22 August 2016 - 05:19 PM

To make it a bit more grey...


  Let's say, in the OP example, PL could sail close behind S without any change in course,  but not leaving room for PW.

 Is S an obstruction to PL?  would R20 even come into play?

In Topic: M32 Nationals

19 August 2016 - 08:09 PM

Just heard the J70's are doing a Corinthian natl's in Annap this fall.   No Pros!


 good on em!


  50 boat cut off.


 Betting it will be a sell out...