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  1. I owned one 2003-2006. Great boat! Check stringers in bilge for delam. Steering is heavy but otherwise great performer. Good luck!
  2. Remember Mount Gay rented armored truck and police escort to deliver rum to Champlains in 1977? Nobody had heard of it before that party but everybody remembered it next day
  3. Grew up racing a Swan 44. It's a fast, seaworthy, robust boat. Only squirrely downwind in a blow. Many had their rudders enlarged to mitigate this problem. B40 will be a lot slower, hobby horse more in seas and generally will be a disappointment in terms of sailing performance. If you can deal with deeper draft in Bahamas, go with the Swan
  4. The older I get the smaller and simpler the boat Id want to own. So I bought J80 this year as my retirement boat having turned 63. J/9 looks ok but at likely $100K -+ all up cost, not so much
  5. Race on 1986 Baltic 44. Boat has Harken 2014 mid boom traveler. Loads up as one would expect when sailing upwind with wind speed 8 knots +. We use hydraulic vang to try to take load off but isn’t that effective. Ideas?
  6. The race is on! Clink on video below for more info:
  7. Just heard it was cancelled
  8. Anyone aware of what's going on?
  9. see gmora.org and monheganislandrace.org. So far, all races are still on.
  10. Monhegan Race 2020 is full of changes! Longer 142 mile course; Boon Island is new southern mark; mark near Monhegan is new; long course starts Friday @4 pm. Seguin course and Saturday start time as before; seminar Wednesday night; parties throughout the weekend! Something for everyone! See www.monheganislandrace.org for more info. The notice of race will be on line shortly.
  11. Monhegan Race 2020 is full of changes! Longer 142 mile course; Boon Island is new southern mark; mark near Monhegan is new; long course starts Friday @4 pm. Seguin course and Saturday start time as before; seminar Wednesday night; partieS throughout the weekend! Something for everyone! See www.monheganislandrace.org for more info. The notice of race will be on line shortly.
  12. Not a bad first race. 14.8 knot average, finishes in 11 hours 50 minutes. Misses winning on corrected time by 9 seconds!
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