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  1. Reducing weight aloft is always good. I am unsure of weight difference but I would assume it would be significant enough to notice. I really notice it on my 29 footer.
  2. https://www.latitude38.com/lectronic/2021/03/22/#chris-welsh-adventurer-passes
  3. Does anybody know a good marine surveyor in New Mexico? https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/boa/d/orinda-steel-sailboat-under-construction/7288939432.html
  4. Note on Bay Area traffic: working from home, tech bro exodus, and pandemic have made getting around the bay area reasonable again. How are you enjoying your Austin move now? boys! I am sure summer will be pleasant and awesome.
  5. FYI -- Eight ball is now sporting a new, fancy, schmancy custom carbon fiber fixed sprit. The selden deck mount is gone. Looks good. Scott usually does not do things half way.
  6. http://deltarvboatstorage.com/
  7. Assuming the winner is in the foreground. if so, it looks like he had better position of weight in the cockpit.
  8. Does anyone ever think that the fixation on racing is kinda of a "the king has no clothes" type of situation for everybody but the pros. Seems to me most of the bad karma in sailing has to do with human's competitive instincts. Now if Harken or B&G could come out with an automated cocktail mixing dispenser (remote controlled of course) piped into the cockpit just think what that would do for the sport.
  9. Marina Bay = 2.3 nautical miles to open bay; Point San Pablo YC = 2.8 nautical miles to open bay; Brickyard = 0.7 nautical miles
  10. The only issue I have found with the Reflex system (mine is a unit 1) is when using it as a top down furler. The toggle pin O ring can jam in the drum and change it to a bottom up furling motion at inopportune times causing back wraps and a general cluster. Mine is now retrofitted with small pull tab, it is harder to grasp but does not jam in the drum and works just fine now. Seems Harken would come up with a solution to that problem.
  11. The only issue I have found with the Reflex system (mine is a unit 1) is when using it as a top down furler. The toggle pin O ring can jam in the drum and change it to a bottom up furling motion at inopportune times causing back wraps and a general cluster. Mine is now retrofitted with small pull tab, it is harder to grasp but does not jam in the drum and works just fine now. Seems Harken would come up with a solution to that problem.
  12. Gee! and here I thought rising wealth disparity and housing costs had something to do with a declining recreational sailor participation. It guess it was me going sailing by myself all along.
  13. Free speech: It is called a fucking press conference. you stand in front of the people and say it. simple, you do not need twitter you just need audience that has not been forced/pushed your thoughts on their hand held device anywhere, any time.
  14. I too was surprised by the weight of my new the 3di 330 headsail. However, the weight issue is made up by the fact the shape is really good and sail has a larger wind range then the high end dacron radial sail it replaced. I also believe it will last 3 times longer. That said doing it again I would go for the 760 material. Sorry, blown expectations suck.
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