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  1. That is some pretty work right there! I don’t care who you are.
  2. Used to race Wednesday nights with a system like this. Top third of fleet loses three seconds a mile of rating, middle third no change, bottom third add three seconds. It was a challenge to beat a “OD” boat you owed 30 plus seconds a mile to, but it kept us looking for speed.
  3. Hobie 33 155% jibs always had to work around that wide single spreader, now you have two spreaders to deal with. Seems like some Code sails are in order when you are just off the breeze or in the super light. That is an absolutely spectacular boat. Congrats!!
  4. Etchells have different main designs for stiff vs. soft masts. In fact Doyle gave directions on how to measure the static deflection of the mast (bend of mast sitting on two sawhorses) for a custom luff curve fit. These concepts have been around for years. Any sailmaker that says mast stiffness and luff curve doesn’t matter does not understand how sails are made and interact with the mast. I would agree with other posters that tensions should go down as the mast itself is stiffer so it needs less tension to keep it in column. Given that the 105 main is on slugs a
  5. Those would be the titanium tubes he will be installing later.
  6. Sta-Set X has a 1 - 2% stretch characteristic, meaning a 20’ length will stretch up to 4.8”. High tech cores tend to flatten under load, which is why a proper clutch is important. A dyneema/poly blend will give you better holding characteristics in an older clutch but you will increase stretch.
  7. What core material and size are you currently running? Is it line stretch or clutch slippage?
  8. It would take figuring with the angle of the primaries, but if you are drilling holes, why not put a proper turning block to leeward and cross-sheet.
  9. Mariah 27 is another good MORC boat, it appears to be really clean down below and the hull looks clean, but no deck or engine picks.
  10. Flak was a legendary boat/ program in MORC. It will be a joy to sail upwind, 7000 lbs hull that slices through waves. But the MORC rule didn’t penalize sail area as much as boat weight which is why the boat has that large triple spreader rig. If you look at the picture of the tiller you will see the check stay cleats on the traveler bar, so the main trimmer would sit behind you. You can cross sheet the jibs to the high side. Boat will load up in breeze. But no IOR shuffle downwind and you sail them deep.
  11. Going upwind in a MORC Maxi is about as sweet a ride as you can get. They put three speed winches on those boats for a reason. There is a lot of sheet to pull in tacking. I agree with other posters that they don’t have any real vices. Having sailed both MORC Maxis and a Laser 28. I would lean to the 28 if the boat is in good shape. The MORC Maxi is a full custom build so the boat should be fine. The Laser 28 has standing headroom, is nearly 3000 lbs lighter and planes when the breeze is up.
  12. Just saw your under 10 knots part of post. At that wind speed you should have a fair amount of blocking behind the mast creating more prebend, this will accentuate the sag, which is a good thing. get the tuning guide from the sailmaker and follow it religiously until you understand how the set up works. The greatest gains in this class are made with the 1/2 turn here or there that are not in the guide and are specific to your boat.
  13. Used to race 1007, 46.5” was a good medium air number. We ran 47” under 10 knots. Blocking at the partners and mast step position is everything on this boat. As others have noted sag is a good thing, we can talk about mast sag to leeward another time. Strong was the breeze blowing?
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