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About lartaunt

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  • Birthday 02/23/1960

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    Grand Rapids MI/ Muskegon MI
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    Sailing, boating, automobiles, diving, Big Ten Sports, Sailing

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  1. Mine have big chunks of rubber on them. Never felt constrained turning the boat. I will try to take a picture this weekend.
  2. Short answer is LMPHRF has/is making some adjustments to how they do handicap adjustments. The new modern boat designs have forced this. Previously X adjustment got Y penalty. Now they are looking at the type of boat, sail plan, SA/D. i.e. putting a oversize spin on a 40ft 30000 lb led mine will have a different impact on performance than putting an oversize spin on a 40 ft 9500 lb sled. A large roach main will have a bigger impact on a boat who's SA is primarily in the main vs a boat (J35 for instance) that has more SA in the genoa than the main. These also tend to have more impact o
  3. Oh that is too bad. Ed was a good man. Met him in 1997 racing in the J35 fleet before he moved on to the 395.
  4. Didn't it used to be Red? Sailed out of Milwuakee? Boat looks amazing! Great price for the condition!
  5. Bump! Boats are flying out of the water this week with dreams of a better year next year. Muskegon YC finished racing on Oct 14. For the summer, we started racing on May 20, (two weeks later than normal) We started scoring races for our summer series on June 24, (6 weeks later than normal) Ran our races until Oct 14 (one week later than normal). Completed 16 races for our summer series, averaged 21 boats per race (Only 1 less than in 2019). For most of the season we did not hand out awards after racing but started doing that again in late August in a hands free fashion. MYC was o
  6. Ed did a review of a beautifully maintained J35 that is really quite good! Thanks Scott! Boat has some minor mods for comfort but is in absolutely pristine condition. Set up more for cruising but I have seen boats set up like this be very competitive on the race course too. Congrats to the owner on a beautiful J35, Link to video HERE
  7. Torresen's in Muskegon replaced mine about 18 years ago in place. I don't recall that they had any major problems removing and replacing (At least I don't remember any outragous bills or fiberglass work associated with it) . Mine is hull 105, 1985 build, I think they pulled the tank and yanked it down with a feeder line attached and pulled the new hose down with the feeder line.
  8. With football season cancelled, any interest in a late Sept bouy race event in Muskegon?
  9. Though I am being HEAVILY lobbied to get the boat to PH for their race. Delivery crews, trailers, and even PLEASE! LOL
  10. This would be especially good if LTYC cancels the Ugotta. All the go fast boats doing the PH Mac will be back in Muskegon.
  11. Greetings All It is with great regret that I must announce the postponement of the J35 North American Championship Regatta scheduled for Sept 17-20, 2020 at South Shore Yacht Club in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Due to the current uncertainties of the SARS Covid 19 situation coupled with damage to the marina and protective break wall at SSYC and the associated uncertainties of the availability of safe dockage at SSYC this season, the OA in Consultation with the J35 Class Association has made the difficult decision to postpone the event until 2021. We expect it to be held in a
  12. We are shooting to begin racing in Muskegon as soon as we can. Things will be different especially pre and post race for a while but we will be sailing.
  13. I have been through the flags and am the long term treasurer of our 450 member club and this comes up periodically. It can't work unless the cheaper crew membership has significant restrictions as to use and of the club and then the problem becomes how do you enforce that. Can they only come in on Wed nights? How does the bartender know which class of membership they are? For the full members how come they get all the benefits I get for a lot less money? They can't vote? Big Deal. While I understand the sentiment that drives boards to consider "crew memberships" it is not practical a
  14. I am hoping that the Chesapeake fleet will host a North American Championship Regatta in 2023. If someone would PM me about this it would be great!
  15. Bump from page 3! Mac Registration is OPEN What is happening in West Michigan over the winter. New boats? Muskegon Race Schedule just got released and NOR's and registration up on Yachtscoring. Wally Cross coming to MYC for a program sponsored by Bluffton Bay Sails/ Quantum Feb 29th 2pm 2020 MYC Race schedule 1-21-2020 (1).pdf
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