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  1. called 'incompetence" wrinkles
  2. Why does a cruiser need a traveller? Onliest time is when you are racing in under 12 K. upwind. Most production sailboats have a wider sheeting angle, and don't need to pull the main away from the jib Take it off. Cleaner deck, fewer stubbed toes, less crap on the deck. I cannot see why everyone believes they need one.
  3. And, ( this is not USA, but Sagami bay, Japan, had the most condoms, plastic, boxes and shit than most place I've sailed.
  4. whats wrong with point conception? Just cause the breeze comes on sometimes?
  5. con. You would need a piece of sheet metal to stand with the positive leach shown in their drawings. The picture of the boat shown, shows a slightly hollow leach, (although very little). if built in something like CZ or firmer stuff, it would need battens, or an amsteel leach cord to get to their drawings. and battens are not an option. That being said, if you are a frac, and sprit boat, a masthead genoa is a powerful weapon for these conditions.
  6. I always put them in the hot tub next to the houseboat in Seattle for as long as it took for it to unroll nicely. Or move to San Diego!!!
  7. I don't know if Easom did it, but I don't think Bill opened the transom. Scott being a rugger, could have done the mast mod, pole and running rigging.. We did all the work on ours, including repairing the mast!
  8. No Longy, It's the boat that I turbo'd in 2004 or so. Easom must have done Bill's boat, but they went too far.
  9. We have hull #0. Hobies personal boat. Raced it to enesnada Friday. Torbod up to the max.
  10. poncho

    Improbable

    Dave wahle made my keep in wherever it is just S of santa Cruz!
  11. The 42 was a development of Ron's imp. I can think of two other predessors closer in size. Impetuious sailed for Australia in the 79 ac, and Shenandoah for Bill Palmer of Newport Beach, ca. Both at 42 feet these two were very successful, but when nautor built the design, the amount of added weight to the design. The swan 42 is a lovely example of nautos work, but the added weight didn't help.
  12. poncho

    Improbable

    Battered and bruised we were! But happy to be alive. I was honored to be invited by sled and bone to sail with them and the improbable group. I was just a kid of 23 in the company of greats, and after sail repairs, sailing some more this was a pinnacle.
  13. poncho

    Improbable

    Well it wasn't me, it was Bernardo arasuega and his crew. I was just a bit part player with camera's!
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