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  1. In your area the J/30 would be powered up most of the time, so sailing at J/29 speeds with a 138 rating. Or, another option would be to get a J/30 and put a J/29 rig in it. I looked at this once and figured PHRF would nick you 6-12 seconds from standard J/30 rating of 138, putting you at about 124-127. But with the masthead rig, plus a full interior.
  2. Hey Larry,

    Hope all is well with ya.

    I'm looking to get back in the game after a long 10+ year layoff. I sailed so shittily with you on the C37 at LBRW that I was ready to give it up for good. 

    There's an ad for a Santana 35 that looks almost too good to be true. Sounds like it's a SB boat, ex Alakazam. Any opinions?

    Look forward to hearing from ya.

    Steve Aichele
    562-234-0991
    steve@cropfood.com

    1. Pokey uh da LBC

      Pokey uh da LBC

      Wait, it's a Schock, not a Santana. So now I know you'll know the boat.

  3. Pokey - For where you sail, I'd get the Columbia. Sailed on one for several years around SoCal late 70's and early 80's (back when I could do foredeck). It's a pretty good all-round boat, and it loves the heavier air you get around Long Beach/San Pedro. Also has good amenities as a cruiser for a boat that size. We rated 174 in those days. I've sailed a bit on the Cat 30 and it's a good boat, too, as others above have said. It does not handle the heavy air as nice as the Col 30, though. Obviously, do a very thorough check on any boat of that vintage for any hull/deck issues.
  4. Don't Forget 'Summer Rental'.
  5. We've checked in to the US via the CBP-ROAM app on my phone the past two trips to Ensenada. The officers don't even come to the customs dock any more. Provide some data on who's aboard and they call you and have a short conversation, and you're done. I know some have not even bothered to go into San Diego, just check in at sea while going north.
  6. Under IRPCAS, at 250 feet away I wouldn't be a stand-on or give-way vessel for boats of the size in the N2E. We're so far apart it's not an issue.
  7. Wait, there's more: RV2.1 Rule 17 is changed to: 17 ON THE SAME TACK; PROPER COURSE 17.1 A leeward boat shall not sail above her proper course while she is within 80 metres of the windward boat. 17.2 When boats on the same tack are within 80 metres of each other, a boat being overtaken shall sail her proper course until the overtaking boat becomes overlapped with her. 17.3 If there is reasonable doubt that a boat is overtaking another boat, it shall be presumed that she is. So a boat 250 feet to weather of you means you can't luff above proper course.
  8. This year's N2E race is specifying from the new experimental rules the use of Appendix RV. this replaces the language used for years 'replaced by IRPCAS between the hours of sunset and sunrise'. Here is the new definition of Keep Clear under this appendix. RV1.1 The definition Keep Clear is changed to: Keep Clear A boat keeps clear of a right-of-way boat if the right-of-way boat can sail her course with no need to take avoiding action and with no less than 40 metres between the boats. So now I can't pass to windward of a boat unless I'm at least 40 meters away? Mark zone is
  9. +1 on this one. Splicing is not hard once you do a few.
  10. You might take a look at the Schock 35. There are a few on the lakes. Great sailing boat, and enough cabin for short-term cruising. 6'4" and you can stand up below (in the middle).
  11. Mine are in the box in the garage. Went to soft shackles until a sail change at night in lots of wind led to crew complaints. Finally went back to bowlines.
  12. If you are going to cruise the Schock, one thing I suggest is more and better handholds below. 'Light and airy', as mentioned above, also means big spaces to traverse in a big sea. On one 20+ knot headwind delivery (powering with a blade and a reef), I had the other person on board come up on deck, and saying, 'Don't go down there. You'll get killed!' especially with the table out, there's a lot of room to fall down there.
  13. Just to confuse it further, I learned it as a Lark's Head in the Boy Scouts.
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