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  1. I remember the backyard from the 1988 nationals, which i did with the Vulcan group on a borrowed boat "Bumps"... That regatta was a LOT of fun...
  2. I crewed on Vulcan #634 for many years... then I had Onrust #1368 for a few years... In my first Ensign regatta ever, the 1987 Nationals, #710 won the "most beautiful Ensign" award, as I recall...
  3. I know that boat well... we must have met at some point on the Ensign trail...
  4. Ensigns are weird? Who knew? There are a lot of different ways of sailing them well, it seems to me... Some folks always set the traveller all the way to windward (me)... Some center the traveller, and never touch it... Some like to sail with an open leech (me again), some like it hooked... And so on...
  5. Thanks, RKoch - my experience is mostly with Ensigns, which often carry a pretty big bubble just aft of the mast... we always had pretty good luck if we bent the mast (with the forward lowers) just a little more than the sailmakers recommended... when I sailed Hobie Cats, long ago, we tinkered a bit with batten tension, but never really felt like we had it perfectly dialed-in... For this thread, I was just wondering what the differences would be with a mast that wouldn't be bent or adjusted much...
  6. RKoch - maybe this shows how little I know, but I thought that the fullness of sails was produced by "broadseaming"? Am I wrong about that too?
  7. Thanks, Bob and RKoch - I've been fascinated by the whole process, and I'm now fooling myself into thinking that the boat is at a stage that I actually MAY know something about... I could be wrong on that front, too
  8. A question regarding the rig and the mainsail... Is there any luff curve designed into the main? and Is there a way to induce prebend in this mast? I'm completely unfamiliar with carbon spars, etc., but I'm just curious... Also, how much addition mast bend will you get with the backstay cranked on? Thanks!
  9. Bob - All of this is very fascinating... I'm curious... how much does the deck weigh? Thanks!
  10. Fun video... I love that the dog showed up to "help" early on...
  11. or bibi, ceecee, deedee, fifi, gigi, kiki, mimi... just don't get to the letter "p"...
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