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    Cape Cod MA
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    Trimarans, Windsurfing, SUP.
    The ultimate trifecta.

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  1. If a roller boom wasn't one of the best inventions in sailing ever, IMHO, I would consider a track and slides, but I can drop and roll the main nicely around the boom in about 20 seconds. raising from it is equally easy when the boltrope is fresh. I am talking to the sailmaker today to see if he has any suggestions. In happier times.
  2. Hi gang, GlowBoat is getting a new boltrope on the main. Ease of raising is so important to me for a good season. It goes up so easy when fresh. I currently have the teflon thread stuff with the brown streaks. It has been a while. Is there anything more slippery and more durable than the teflon / dacron tape? She is getting a new mast too. Nature f'ed us this season and a tornado flipped her. Rebuild underway. thanks for your advise.
  3. perfect weather for the GlowBoat team. I sailed double handed with a long time friend, Norm Farr, and we kicked ass in the multihull fleet. I also served a nice Mount Gay and tonic as bartender Friday night, and hope some of you got my extra spiked drinks. Now to fall....... ed
  4. Wow, cool! GlowBoat wins Multihull division! This is the first regatta I have ever won. I have been working hard to get better. We won the second race by 13 seconds after 4 1/2 hours. that is a .07% difference. Close. Nice way to end the season.
  5. "Or... an 18 mile beat. Oh well, that's what is fun about OS, right? you never know what yer gonna get. We set the chute for 5 minutes on Friday just because I wanted to see the chute. Tough weekend for a sportboat." I guess that is why I found the chute ride home so refreshing. Way more wind than the downwind legs in the Bay. I steered mighty shittily downwind in the light winds. In need to work on that.
  6. Anyone know the results? We got a first on Friday on GlowBoat, but left right after the finish to sail back to Stonington. We had a great ride home to Stonington covering 21 miles in 2 hours against a 1.5 knot current under chute. The speedo was in the low teens for most of the ride. Got the mast down right at sunset, and had my little tri back home on Cape Cod by 10PM. We had a blast this weekend. Thanks to Off Soundings, and the wristband lady for giving me 3 new ones so I didnt have to cross back on the ferry to get them off the boat. Heard on the drink line "I do anything
  7. See you all there on GlowBoat. Trailering down to Stonington tonight. Looking forward to it. Stop by and say Hi. We will be at Mitchells. Good luck all! ed
  8. ANZ237-130300- BLOCK ISLAND SOUND- 1150 AM EDT WED JUN 12 2013 ...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM EDT THIS EVENING... .THIS AFTERNOON...NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. .TONIGHT...NW WINDS 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KT...BECOMING N AROUND 5 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 2 TO 4 FT. .THU...SE WINDS 5 TO 10 KT...INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. SEAS 3 TO 5 FT. RAIN. VSBY 1 NM OR LESS. .THU NIGHT...SE WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 KT... DIMINISHING TO 10 TO 15 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. SEAS 4 TO 7 FT. PATCHY FOG. RAIN. VSBY
  9. Yes, a sailor on an F31 got caught in the rig and drowned when the tri turtled. This is in the back of mind in many of the multi sailor fleet. That low pressure system was before my time, but I did hear the story from those that were there.
  10. I love the Off Soundings series! I dig the whole thing. Even got a second in the multihull division 1 year! Seems very often it is timed with a potent low pressure and this Friday is no exception. I dont like to take my little tri out there to Block in over 20-25. shit. just venting.... The rest of the fleet thrives in it. I remember 1 trip over on Triceratops in one of these lows. scared the bejeebers out of me. weather gurus?
  11. Enjoy the heck out of that beautiful new tri!
  12. KAsails for windsurfing rock!

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