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  1. Rudder/cables are sounding likely…you could repeat the “in the slip” test, but this time add in say 10 degrees of rudder. That would load the rudder, as prop wash would create lift… Or, adjust cables first, and see if that solves it. Cable stretch likely given you were underway for much longer than normal during you NE cruise, and in higher than “normal” sea states
  2. Umm, better read up on your History…Cornwallis had about 8000 men in Yorktown. He had withdrawn to there from a less than successful invasion of North Carolina. His troops were pretty battered and worn down. He went to the Virginia coast specifically to maintain seaborne lines of communication with General Clinton’s large army in New York. Washington had 5000 US troops under Lafayette block Cornwallis’s ability to escape by land. He also had 2500 US troops with him in New York. So they were pretty even from a troop numbers standpoint (US vs British) . The French contributed about 4000
  3. These guys (in Annapolis) cut windows for me years ago (2002 - as Annapolis Maritime Plastics) and did an great job! They were for fixed cabin windows on a Bene First 30E. Even drilled all the holes for the barrel screws using the old ports as a template, and got every one of them spot on. https://maritimefabrication.com/
  4. Plus the 850 has the deadly bridgedeck traveler
  5. Another less sophisticated approach (Sloops is best) is to cover the cotter pin/split ring with clear silicone and let it dry. Keeps lines from snagging, keeps pin/ring in place. Something of a pain when you go to pull the pin/ring tho...
  6. Can't remember the we fought any war out of the goodness of our hearts...at best, maybe our best interests have coincided a couple times with the worlds best interests, but even that is a pretty limited number of times...
  7. I've always tried to recruit as many women as I can to my crews. Plus my wife and daughters crew for me as well. I'm not sure it's too much to ask that they have a private place to pee, and don't need to dehydrate themselves, etc, etc, just to enjoy sailboat racing. As I'm in no danger of being invited to helm at the next Cup races, I figure I'm not paying to big a penalty in not having a proper head for them.
  8. Exactly! OBTW, I wasn't complaining. Victory in the American Revolution without the help of the French might not have happened, or certainly would have taken much longer to achieve. I was only pointing out that countries typically are looking out for their best interests. If that happens to be in someone else's interests too, all well and good, that's how alliances are formed.
  9. Yes, but let's not pretend the French were helping us out of the goodness of their hearts, as this frequently is portrayed. The French were helping us (after we demonstrated that we could beat the British on the battlefield) because they were fighting the British (The Bourbon War, also known as the Anglo-French War 1778-1783), and so anything that might weaken the British...
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    I think it was just cosmetic. The white with teak trim version was called the "Herreshoff" interior. The J-44 was designed back when the IMS rule still credited full interiors, so you could have a "well rounded, comfortable" ocean racer/cruiser.
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    The J-44 was most assuredly not built as a cruiser. It was built as an ocean racer from the get go. Yeah, you can cruise the 44, but it was built with Newport-Bermuda, Annapolis-Newport or Marblehead-Halifax in mind.
  12. beezer, see the pic above your post. No IOR boat, or a Ranger 37 could sheet a jib to the 4 degree line that jib is sheeted to. You need modern laminates to allow that kind of tensions. You'd rip the clew right out of any IOR era sail cloth... While overlap adds power, it is a less efficient way to do it. Just like with keel (or sailplane wings), you are much better off, from a lift/drag ratio perspective, with a long span/short chord airfoil, (tall rig, no overlap) than you are with a shorter span, longer chord airfoil (shorter rig, overlapping genoa). And that what overlap is. A s
  13. I think the development of, and routine use by, even the racer/cruiser of carbon rigs, bulbed keels, and high tech (light weight/low stretch) sails and cordage, has also allowed that trend. Back in the IOR days, SA/D could be as low as 17, now even the new First 36 by Beneslow is talking a SA/D of 29... Also, though the trend for pure on the wind work is a non-overlapping jib, the recent development of code sails for use when reaching shows (as you point out) that there is still an advantage to overlapping sails as soon as one cracks off the wind some...
  14. Funny, someone forget to tell IOR boats that foresail overlap is least efficient. Most IOR masthead rigs went to weather just great. All of them carried overlapping number 1 genoas. The main was just a trim tab. Given today's sail technology, and deep bulbed keels, etc., I would agree on a modern boat overlap is not efficient. Back in the day, overlap and a ribbon main was pretty good at driving a boat upwind.
  15. I know the boat in the pic has runners/check stays, but if you look at the original brochure or rigging plan, no runners or check stays are shown. I'm not familiar enough with the boat to know whether they were added as some point during the production run, or were added by some owners to increase mast tunability/stability, or were added to some boats to fly masthead chutes or what. Does anyone know the story here?
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