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  1. Marks couldn’t hold their position because the kelp got caught on the trolling motor dragging them downswell and also preventing the motor from turning. We had to anchor some with our normal inflatable buoy ground tackle.
  2. SDYC gave these a try a few weeks ago. The constant stream of kelp coming down swell played havoc with them. The solution was to have a markset boat above each bot to chop up and divert the kelp.
  3. Here's a picture of my racing timer, circa 1970 +/-. Used racing Snipes in San Diego. Also, the mini-winch came off of my Snipe when I bought a Jiffy Jib Jam to put in it's place. The compass was on my dad's Lido 14 in the late 1950's.
  4. Could someone steer me to where I might find a list of J Class owners? I've found crew lists, etc. but the owners don't seem to be listed. There are only 9 J Class yachts in the world right now. Endeavour Hanuman Lionheart Rainbow Ranger Shamrock V Velsheda Topaz Svea Thanks in advance.
  5. Life member is someone who has turned 65 and has been a dues paying Flag member for 30 years.
  6. Now that I've turned Life Member at SDYC (no dues, assessments, f & b minimum) I think it's time for me to vote for huge increases in assessments and monthly dues. Pretty soon, Scot, those docks will be paved with gold.
  7. Use a carpenters square to get the alignment perpendicular to the leach.
  8. Had a submarine surface right next to me when sailing a Laser. Nearly pooped my boardshorts.
  9. Miller KS-1 kevlar scissors. Freaking amazing.
  10. Star Eyed Stella used to race PHRF in San Diego back in the 80’s. They would walk us every race. Looks like CF has some work ahead of him. Which PC is that?
  11. I have zero interest in trying to start a new fleet. I’ve tried in the past. Some of the comments from the paid professional staff: ”It will take two or three years to get your new fleet on the calendar.” ”If you want to buoy race just buy your own marks and feel free to set them yourself.” One of my friends at NHYC remarked that at his club the members were in charge, not the employees. Never again.
  12. Is it better to buy the dinghy I'm interested in sailing, or go with the one of the two fleets that are active at my club? Kinda interested in RS Aero or Melges 14. Active club fleets are Finns, some Lehman 12's and Sabots. At 5' 8" and 150 lbs and 64 years old I probably have no business in a Finn. Lehman fleet is pretty dead. Sabots are very active for seniors. Probably the most races of any fleet at the club. Weekly Tuesday racing and once a month on Saturday. So do I go with a newer boat and sail alone, or join one of the fleets? Thanks in advance.
  13. I bought a plain trailer (no bunks) from a local fabricator and attached the Dynamic Dollies Dolly Trailer Combo System (https://dynamicdollies.com/projects/dolly-trailer-combo-system/) on it. I got measurements from Ben Spiller at Dynamic Dollies and found a frame that fit. The San Diego trailer fabricator was FE Trailers and I bought what they called a "stock galvanized single axle." Here are some pictures. Sorry about the messy garage.
  14. We fly a delta flag which means “keep clear of me; I am difficult to maneuver “ That said, probably one in 10,000 knows what it means.
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