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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Wow, I'm surprised this is still going! I've been showing to friends lately
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. We have hull #0. Hobies personal boat. Raced it to enesnada Friday. Torbod up to the max.
  14. poncho

    Improbable

    Dave wahle made my keep in wherever it is just S of santa Cruz!
  15. Pretty cool isn't it. Bernardo captured the human side beautifully. One thing I haven't mentioned is that when you go upside down, anything on Deck goes Newton and then Neptune. Winch handles fall out of pockets. Sails fall off as well as spare sheets. We bought a bunch of handles, a new Spinnaker, and a few sheets. It was expensive monitally on top of emotionally. You're NW, I was too for 23 years. I owned a sail loft in Seattle. Might we know each other?
  16. 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.
  17. In our adventure, we had been in 65k and more for 3 days. We kept the storm jib and staysail up to help keep the bow down. Main secure on boom. Two crew on Deck with the other on watch crew below. Why have them on Deck to take more punishment than necessary? Now, a swan 65 isn't the great sled, and the fast Indian ocean waves pounded us pretty hard. (I've heard reviews from subsequent races putting the 73 race as one of the toughest). The inevitable wave that got us was quite large. The driver had only a split second to see it as it rolled us over. He suggested it was near the top spreade
  18. It should be back by then. While it was here, it got an electric rf, windlass, sails, and engine and generator rebuild. I sailed on it back to PV, and stayed on it for a week last year. It's in excellent shape.
  19. poncho

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    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.
  20. poncho

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

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    Well... You can get my first book, (back when sailing was fun) at Amazon. Second book, (sailing is STILL fun) in the works, and (one and a half years beside the mast) will follow! Also check out our movie, the weekend sailor. Lots of fun stories and antics you may enjoy!! I'm sure sleddog has a ton of things to entertain you all, including the knife fight in the Chestnut grill in BBS!!
  22. poncho

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    If you have a pic, post it!! I have a cover shot of Phil driving some boat in 1973. My son was concieved in Phil's bed in NY!
  23. poncho

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    Improbable! Great stuff. I was on a bit longer race that had a layover in Sydney when skip asked me to do the southern Cross with them. Great people great fun. Parties at rsyc And we did well. I missed the Hobart race as I had a longer race to do. What good times with great sailors. To whoever was on new world transpac 73,, Phil's wedding was epic! Our socal doctor spent the next morning dosing out penecillin to the Ala Wai swimmers/drunks. We we're on Robon rafted next.
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