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  1. And Grant is one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, and the consummate gentleman. Apart from what is mentioned above, Coho has a funny cockpit arrangement, in which the genoa trimmers sit aft of the helmsman.
  2. PR being devastated by a hurricane couldn't do it, but Alaska's cruise ship industry can? https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/alaska-cruise-ship-bc-canada-stop-exemption?fbclid=IwAR3gpTrAL-kRg2AHo2jCH7mKgJjX6Pblalqx6HK1AIDdNGV5nrY78xY30bY
  3. Ok, I can see how that would work. Having done the pole method a few times, I could see that it might be easier to handle the weights in the boom method as you can swing it to centerline to load them. I don't see why there would be significant accuracy difference between the methods.
  4. The boom method is becoming more common due to fewer and fewer boats being equipped with a pair of poles suitable for the use. I've done a few inclinings where we had to scramble and scour the docks to find a couple of suitable poles from a willing donor boat. The problem with the boom method is that you need to know the weight and CG of the boom.
  5. Exactly. This guy would have a lot more credibility if he at completed at least some sort of voyage already. A successful R2AK would go a long way to establishing credentials. Every time we see one of these inexperienced dreamers (Tin Can, Hot Rod) the result in inevitable. Contrast that with a guy I know who decided to sail solo non-stop around the world.. but only AFTER he had completed several solo voyages in the Pacific first, and was a hugely experienced offshore sailor and navigator. Either way he goes, his proposed route includes extended stretches going against the
  6. In BC we have Coastal Craft Eagle Craft / Daigle Lifetimer Hurricane / Zodiac Adrenaline ... all make boats over 250K. Any new boat over 30 ft long will easily be over that threshold.
  7. There are three or four sad looking sailboats on the side of South Rd between Silva Bay Resort and Coast Rd. You should knock on doors and see if you can get one of those. not a T-bird, but similar size. try calling Royal Vic YC and getting the contact info for their fleet captain?
  8. Teddy Bear is still around, although the last couple of years at WIRW they have raced in the cruising class rather than Div 1. I remember racing against her at WIRW back in the late '80's. She still looks pretty darn good for a boat that has been used extensively for such a long time. As for the Dash 34, I remember racing against Balderdash (again in the late '80's) in Victoria. She really was the antithesis of the IOR influenced boats of the time. Very lightly built, and light overall, with a hullform drawn for speed and performance, not to a rule. And with a ridiculously almost
  9. Actually, there was recently an article in Professional Boatbuilder Magazine discussing fiberglass disposal, and they pointed out that old wind turbine blades are being used as a reliable and consistent feedstock source for cement plants in Germany. So yes, there are real signs of progress.
  10. Yeah, sorry to burst your bubble (I think your perception is fairly common)... But that is why ORC has several different rules. They are using a different VPP database for sportboats as they are for Superyachts. And when you come in with a boat that is an outlier to the other boats in the database, the extrapolated prediction will be less accurate, the further away the boat is from the others.
  11. VPP programs use ensemble data from existing hullforms to extrapolate / interpolate the new hullform's performance. For the first generation of IACC boats, there would not have been much useful data to build the VPP database. At that time, CFD programs were not very good at handling the air-water interface. So most of the CFD analysis would have been focused on completely under the water portions (ie keel, bulb, and keel to hull interface), or sails. Model testing was still a big part of things back then. The America's Cup Museum in RI has a couple of the New Zealand "models" which ar
  12. Check out the Wagoneers Guide for the PNW. The descriptions they provide for harbours help a lot in gaining confidence before going into new places.
  13. Not unless there are now two old Il Moro's in Vancouver. There has been one here for at least 10 years. It only comes out a couple of times a year (usually 'Round Bowen Island Race), although one summer it was racing in Wednesday nights at Royal Van YC.
  14. I'm pretty sure that's where it lives (stays in dry storage most of the time)
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