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  1. The weather was not perfect for sailing but damn it was pretty the last 6 days. We did a fair amount of motor sailing to get where we needed to get. Making 6 to 7 knots at 3/4 throttle in 5 knots of wind is kind of cool and way better than wide open on the kicker. My father and I did a peaceful 22nm northern trek on Friday. Several day-sails with the family when the wind was good on Sat and Sun. Then 26nm back south to join up with some friends for a raft up on Monday. Then 10 or so miles back to the slip on Tuesday. Someone brought a drone so that we could appreciate this from above. S
  2. I've always had an affection for this style of boat as a "day tripper or long coastal weekender" even though I'm not quite to where I can do that kind of sailing with enough frequency. I would like to see a modernized take on a blend of an MC30 + Edel 35 + Tek35 + TRT 1200 with a dash of TS3.
  3. That's on my list of cool boats I would sail. Fast, open bridge deck. Hard to find great info on them as they are a little less common. Some older youtube videos floating around. Actually, I had not checked youtube in a while and it looks like one channel (TRT1200 ragebul) has posted some more recent vids.
  4. Dog...admiring a cat. Specifically a Catana. We buzzed her stern to say hi to the captain and his mate on the back.
  5. I like the understated grey but I also weirdly like the shit out of the chrome. #windowshoping
  6. I like this theory a lot. Since we only consistently work upwind in 4 or 5 spots this might be a big part the case
  7. Thanks for all the comments. Im liking the "it's all in your head" trend. I want to reiterate this is a feeling I've had over two years of getting to know the boat not just one random trip using windy and race qs. -I do like the wind shear thoughts. -I'm sure current and other factors play into this perception -I will definitely check my mast alignment and stay tension. -And for those who say "just enjoy it" this is enjoying it! We love sailing this thing as much as possible. We will beat up the narrow waterway if we can to avoid using the motor. We have tacked
  8. While this is a real track from my race ques from today and a real screen shot from Windy at the time this track was happening, I mostly did this just to exaggerate how I feel the boat sails. I'm confident we don't point to 20deg on port. Will try and get some long tacks on a slack tide in an open stretch of flat water with a good true wind direction.
  9. 12 knots N wind. Reef in, low stress. We will have more PFDs in the future for ocean side. It was super gentle today but I know better. So, apologies for that.
  10. I have a suspicion that my boat performs better on port tack vs starboard tack when sailing upwind. Right now this is just a suspicion because all of the times we are usually beating, there is typically a component of current that is not perfectly aligned with or against the wind but it just feels not as good, consistently, on starboard tack. I don't have any fancy VMG, apparent wind stuff on my boat. This little track from today actually did have a fairly well aligned current (tail) vs wind, but we were not on both tacks long enough to really get a good feel for it. Assuming I do indeed c
  11. Blowing 19knots steady from the SW and holy crap this boat is so much better pointing with 2 (sloppy) reefs in the main. The helm balance with the 2nd reef in was awesome. Passing every boat both directions in the no wake zone with 6 adults on board is a hard feeling to beat. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ED15xaNYuZYF2WHNA
  12. Indeed, getting the right measurements was critical.
  13. Finally bit the bullet and got the appropriate size.
  14. A couple months ago we got our bilge game enhanced. The hull shape makes it tough to get it completely pumped out so we made these custome brackets to hold it in the ideal position. Still leaves 1/2" which is annoying but better than hand pumping it out before we set sail each time. Comments welcome on my wiring to get auto pump to work on right and left sides on 1 switch but also be able to manage the running lights and individual pumps....not my forte.
  15. The realization that the track slide did not fit was pretty disappointing. https://photos.app.goo.gl/5QUB2tq6M5m8wdSo8
  16. The goose neck slide did not fit. No time to bother with returns and reordering because springtime is upon us. We reprofiled the goose neck slide with an angle grinder and a magic marker to show where it was binding, good times. Today we hauled out for a quick power wash, wax and buff, new bottom paint, tiller auto pilot install, new main sheet (last year's was too big)...will re-splash in 3 weeks.
  17. https://photos.app.goo.gl/HN7TWjnoH6uDaRrK7 Nice lines. Getting after it against the current with that motor sail in the ICW in NC.
  18. What's it doing in the water!? That's exciting. I'm still trying to get a ride in this thing.
  19. A few weeks ago I got some "inside" intel (friend of friend of friend) that the Eagle 53 was going to be in Beaufort on its way somewhere. The rigors of a real job, family and some logical advice from my wife prevented me from making a day trip to Beaufort to ask a complete stranger if I could tour their boat, or ride on the next leg of their delivery or to marry me. Whatever, end result is that I didn't get to see this baby in person. I did however get to enjoy some of the locals' social media reactions to seeing such a contraption on the waterfront. Enjoy.
  20. The eagle 53 was in Beaufort not long ago. I missed it but some friends caught a glimpse.
  21. Because banging on the trampoline of a carbon catamaran bus way cooler than in a hotel room.
  22. I want to ride! Have skills, will travel. Where do I send my resume? :-)
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