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  1. Sanded, filled, sanded, filled, and sanded today. The boat looked 100x better just taking the old paint off. The first coat of primer didn't cover or go as far as I thought it would. I've got a second "quart" to apply after a light sanding. I say "quart" because each container is really only 750ml. Instructions said to thin the primer by 5%, this was way too little. Probably ended up somewhere closer to 10-12%
  2. I decided to go with the Epifanes. I'll post my experience and results. Can't turn out much worse than what's on there now!
  3. Both of those finishes look really good. I did look into Alexseal a bit, but again found it hard to find vendors. When I did find a vendor the normal white colors were again out of stock. Any suggestions on where to buy it? Defender has all of the Epifanes products in stock.
  4. Looking at repainting a hull. The previous paint job is in terrible shape. I was recommended Interlux Perfection by a family member who painted their boat a couple years ago, but it's backordered everywhere till mid-May. Does anyone have experience with the Epifanes two-part Poly? I would be rolling and tipping, not spraying. Color will be white over an old white. My research says both of these products are easier to work with for a non-professional than Awlgrip, especially when rolling it on.
  5. Vendee tracker just updated to show Boris' speed of 6.6 kts. Damn...
  6. So how light does it need to be for the code zeros to come out??
  7. What leadership by Ben there, just give up a few hundred meters from the finish. That'll help the team's spirits...
  8. According to the results its a modified 1D35, and it won this class. http://results.calyachtclub.com/RaceResults/2019/CRW.html?rnum=99&eid=476&yr=2019&ssort=1&sdir=1&ssdir=1
  9. If you are going to go with a tablet for a plotter I would recommend shopping cases first. It's hard to come by a true IP67/68 case. I went with a Galaxy Tab A with a Temdan case running open CPN. Its plenty bright enough in daylight and the case is definitely waterproof (I'm pretty sure it was the only thing that stayed dry on an overnight race in the fog/rain). As for mounted electronics I went with B&G Trident2 displays with the wired wind system, GPS/compass, and combo depth/speed transducer. Defender runs a pretty nice deal on the bundle. Adding a $200 NMEA2000 Wifi bridge w
  10. Our Wednesday night fleet changed over from PHRF ToD to ORRez in 2018 looking to mix things up. Loudest complainers were the boats who won their fleets the previous year, and the year before that, and the year before that.... Either way we held a vote and decided to make the change. The engineer side of me wanted to crunch some data and see if the new rating system was making a difference, so I scored a handful of races under both systems. It turned out ORRez was indeed making most of the races closer. Finish positions weren't changing too much but finish deltas between boats were on ave
  11. @ryley I was hoping to do chase race this weekend but the weather is going to make for a god awful delivery and return sail. Let me know if you need any crew!
  12. This is my cert, I've always wondered how ORR was calculating the displacement number. It wasn't anything I provided. The boat does have the aluminum rig and a head/holding tank installed. Here is an ORC Cert for an A27. http://data.orc.org/public/WPub.dll/CC/50553.pdf Since we are talking about short handed sailing my boat also has a SH cert which uses a smaller kite. https://regattaman.com/cert_form.php?sku=h-359-2020-1701-7706-0-579 I've only raced the boat double handed once so far, but it was a good experience. As others have mentioned upwind in breeze you are going to wis
  13. You should hear what one sounds like when it only has one pawl in it! My search continues...
  14. @Boatzilla Digging up an old thread. Do you still have the old 16.2's? I'm looking for a drum. PM sent as well.
  15. I believe the solar panels replaced the windows entirely.
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