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  1. poncho

    Precision Sails

    called 'incompetence" wrinkles
  2. poncho

    Mainsheet bridle to clear up cockpit?

    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. poncho

    Worst place for a sailor in the USA

    And, ( this is not USA, but Sagami bay, Japan, had the most condoms, plastic, boxes and shit than most place I've sailed.
  4. poncho

    Worst place for a sailor in the USA

    whats wrong with point conception? Just cause the breeze comes on sometimes?
  5. poncho

    Large Roach Headsails

    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. turning a swan 65 upside down (170 degrees) 1385 miles southwest of perth. You do the math! 17 broken masts. Dont sail with me!! Helping design my boat with Tom Wylie, then cruising deep south Mexico for a year. Those are near the top!
  7. poncho

    Tuff Luff Luck (Installation)

    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!!!
  8. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    We lived at 2019-B from 77 to 95. My sail loft was in Mariners sq, a short summer Laser sail to work. On the rare 90 degree days, we hung a sign on the door saying "gone swimming" over the lunch time. Customers knew this and never came around on hot hot days.
  9. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    Well, I did spend some time at CYC. Was married there! Lived on my houseboat on Fairview for 20 years. Loved it in Seattle.
  10. poncho

    "Dis is Sayula"

    Wow, I'm surprised this is still going! I've been showing to friends lately
  11. my insurance company tells me if I charter my boat for transpac, it will cost about 4 times as much. If I am listed as co skipper, its just a small rider for beyond coastal sailing.
  12. poncho

    Sail or Bail?

    Or why not just pick up one that has actually won something? For a quarter the price? Its not as perfect, but our boat has actually won something, and has GOOD sails on it.
  13. poncho

    Tracking down Hobie 33's

    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!
  14. poncho

    Tracking down Hobie 33's

    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.
  15. poncho

    Tracking down Hobie 33's

    wildfire #0 at speed