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  1. Holy smokes that thing looks terrifying.
  2. There's a couple within spitting distance of me on the class website, unfortunately I just wrote the biggest check of my life last week and there's plenty to do on the new house over the winter. So I'm going to have to wait until next spring or most likely fall when the selling season comes around. As I mentioned above I'm not too worried right now, I have a (well) used but compete Butterfly I picked up from a fellow SA member and there's plenty MC's in my neck of the woods so I'm sure one will hit the classifieds when I'm ready.
  3. About 100 acres so it's small but no one, and I mean no one uses it to any real extent from what I've gathered. One kite guy and a few retired people on pontoons with electric motors and paddle boats putting around at 5 mph is about all I've seen on the few weekends I've driven by. No wake allowed for motor powered craft. It should be good enough for learning/practice. There's at least 4 MC clubs within an hour and over a dozen within 2 hours of me so plenty of chances to get some racing in eventually.
  4. Well I closed on the house, big move tomorrow. So it's official official, I'm getting into scow sailing soon(ish). The MC scow is going to win out, the C would be great if I knew my wife would be into it 100%, but alas that's an unknown at this point. It also accelerates the timeline to purchase since a used MC seems to be around half the cost of a C of the same vintage, which will be an easier sell to the above mentioned. Thanks again to everyone for all the advice, looking forward to getting my feet (and everything else) wet next season learning on the new lake and then reaching ou
  5. So I've had issues with my inner ear since as far back as I can remember. For me it's called Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and can happen when when head is in certain head positions, certain movement, jostling etc. It can create a feeling of vertigo similar to seasickness because something in the inner ear puts pressure on the balance part of the inner ear. For me it usually goes away in a couple minutes by itself but sometimes it can be debilitating and I have to lay down and do certain head movements to "reset" everything in there. Sorry for the layman's terms, I'm
  6. There's an MC on the class website for sale an hour away from me that looks to be just that. Covered, on a shore station, low number but looks well maintained. Really hard not at least taking a look, but my wife would kill me, too much to do on the new house (that we're literally closing on tomorrow). Gotta stop coming to this thread or to the class websites, you all are getting me excited and I'm in danger of doing something stupid and getting in trouble with the wife lol. Edit: Also great to see plenty of 1-2 season used sails in the classifieds around me. Will be nice to be abl
  7. Thanks for all of the advice and spirited debate. I'd just like to let everyone know I'm probably going to go with a used C or MC, probably not this winter as we are moving and the honey-do list is already pages long, so probably next fall. I have a well used but complete Butterfly to tide me over and get my feet wet, which will eventually become the kid's boat. My reasoning for the C or MC being: Used ones are well within my budget, they can be sailed singlehanded, the classes seem very healthy around me, and they fit my current docking/ storage capabilities without any issues.
  8. That really is a shame, the I-20 looks like a great ride but yeah, their association website is really dead compared to other scow fleets. I actually have a Butterfly that was basically gifted to me from another forum member here so that's what got me looking into bigger scows. Over the course of my internet research on the scows in general it's become somewhat apparent why certain classes haven't thrived as much as others. I grew up sailing cats and that's another thing I found appealing researching bigger scows. With the bilge boards and dual rudders on the bigger ones, many seem to
  9. Had some good times on the J-22's and 24's in my younger years crewing out of college. If I was sticking around the Big Lake I would have grabbed one and joined the fun, great budget one design. The E scow looks like a trip, but too much for me and the very young family right now. The C ticks more of the boxes right now, especially for my local lake and (non-existent) crew situation. Maybe we build up to one, maybe we don't. Either way it seems like a decent class to jump into going back to lake sailing. Thanks again.
  10. I kind of figured this might be the case, thanks for the insight. This was one of the reasons that drew me towards them, considering my location. Even if we don't get into the competitive sailing part it's great there's such a breath in class sizes and corresponding budgets available close by.
  11. Looking to see if anyone here has some insight into the Scows, ILYA, and just the scene in general in the upper Midwest, USA. Pretty much a newbie when it comes to organized sailing. My Background: Sailed dinghys and hobies as a youth non-competitively, was more interested in other competitive sports that took up much of my time. After college moved a large Midwest city, sailed keelboats and large cats intermittently on other people's boats but very rarely competitively. Now I'm moving back to a quieter slice of the area on a small(ish) private lake, not too far from what I guess is one o
  12. Looks pretty cool, similar to the 3-in-1 concepts popular in many areas, just more modern (minus the motor option obviously, so I guess a 2-in-1 but I'm sure someone will eventually slap a trolling motor on the back of one). Seems like a fun option for something like the Watertribe EC and other expedition style races. That price tag though, yikes...
  13. If sailing cats in Caribbean is one of the main intended goals you're going to want to start getting familiar with that way before year 6. Get into ASA or US sailing keelboat and cruising courses like years 2-5. Go down to the Caribbean a handful of times over the rest of the years on vacation with others and hire a captain. You can treat the vacations as a way to learn how to handle a big cat like that too (way different than a similar length keelboat). After a few trips down to say the BVI's and familiarity of sailing bigger boats over say 5-7 years I think you'd be fine, assuming you're sai
  14. That's a stretch at best. Brisbane is roughly the size of the entire state of Connecticut with half the density. We have over 100 cities with population densities 10,000+/sq. mile, Brisbane clocks in at around 400. Not saying they can't put together a good Olympics, but it's kinda silly comparing them to US cities just based on population.
  15. Melges 16 for sale, with trailer, full compliment of sails, looks to be in decent shape, $750. Could be a steal. https://racine.craigslist.org/boa/d/rochester-melges-16-sailboat/7340684955.html
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