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  1. https://www.facebook.com/ktla5/videos/280426253565996 This one came up Pacific Avenue, back in April. I heard the sirens and the helicopters coming. I opened the front door of my shop as the raced by. I wondered why the Fire Department vehicle was leading the pack! It wasn't until it came to an end that I found out that the Fire Department vehicle had been stolen and was being chased!
  2. I had mentioned the demise of Blackfin to Dr. Robert Kahn a couple of weeks ago. The other day, Woods Carr posted a picture of Ondine at the finish of the 1973 Transpac. So, I ran into Dr. Bob at California Yacht Club today, where he lives aboard his Cookson built Farr 55 “Jano II”, and showed him the picture. He was very happy to recall the memory! He said “I thinK I was driving when this picture was taken!” He recalled that he had done the Tahiti race on Blackfin with DeMeuse. He also mentioned that there was a rumor that the bilge was filled with gold bars for the previous owners escap
  3. From my fuzzy, rum addled memory, I believe I used 1/4 (6mm) Amsteel Blue, and it wasn’t a tight fit! 5/16” would pass through without any problem! 3/8” might be a tight fit!
  4. The opposite tack. It doesn’t balance out on a upwind/downwind racecourse. You gain 1% on the favored tack, but loose 3% on the unflavored tack! Net Loss!
  5. We wrote in Sharpie underneath “And Owner carries less than $5!”
  6. I used split tubing, applied with a rubber based seam tape. The stanchions were perfectly smooth, with a large radius chamfer. We didn’t feel that the tubing was necessary, but it can’t hurt.
  7. Helmut Jahn was killed in a bicycle accident yesterday. He was 81 years old. He ran one of the most stylish race programs ever, and won many prestigious events. Sail on, Helmut! https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-helmut-jahnfamed-architect-dies-20210509-t4co2a6zd5fxzfiyon2hvcud24-story.html
  8. I did this. It was for a for a friend who is a retired yachtsman who has more miles on the water than 95% of the people here! He and I discussed the pros and cons of the project. He was in the South Pacific and his vinyl coated wire lifelines were bleeding rust. There were several factors in the decision to go with Dyneema. One of the reasons I agreed to do it was that nobody will be hiking on these lifelines! His Genoa and staysail are high clewed, and don’t touch the lifelines. The lifeline holes through the stanchions are smooth, but we added chafe protection as an extra step. It’s o
  9. I sent pictures to Steve Dair and @poncho !
  10. An old customer (~90 years old), brought a suit of Watts Snipe sails into my shop. Egyptian Cotton! He said he put them up once to make sure they fit, and then bagged them up and put them in his garage. Note that the bad is marked “San Pedro”!
  11. More to come! This is a jpg file. Can send you a PDF in higher resolution.
  12. Yeah, I just need to find where I put it! I’m pretty sure I know where it is!
  13. I pay $105 for a 8oz cone of Tenara TR which is 1750 meters, and $46.50 for a 1 pound cone of Heminway and Bartlett Dabond 2000 (UVR Dacron) which is 2300 meters! So, Its over 3 times the cost by length sewn. I have my machines tuned to use either thread without complication. I've had Tenara unravel in items such as flags, but mostly it's a great product. I just used two 8oz cones of Tenara on a 75' by 20' cover. The cost of the thread was a very small percentage of the cost of the project, and it's replacing a five year old cover that the thread is starting to fail on. I think $100 ext
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