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  1. stayoutofthemiddle

    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    Just saying, masking is the right way to do it. If you need to rent a storage trailer and park it by the boat so be it.
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    Amateur couple rebuilds salvage cruiser

    One thing that struck me about their repair work immediately was the lack of masking off on the rest of the boat. Even their TV and woodwork is covered in fiberglass dust. It's toxic and itchy and impossible to wipe / blow off as get all if it out. Why didn't they mask off their work area like this guy did. Seems so basic. No different than doing a drywall job in your house to stop the dust going everywhere!
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    Planning for your Club's future ??

    One word: Youth If you club looks and feels like Caddy Shack you are on the wrong side of history.
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    The phocéa (ex club méditerranée) is burning!

    Insurance fraud?
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    Are Mount Gay Hats Cool?

    Thanks for all the responses and enthusiasm. My take away is that yes they are still cool. I can't wait to earn one at the next NOOD event.
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    What's a fair price for this boat?

    It's worth $18K as a Wednesday Night Beer Canner. Old tech. Not worth paying for new sails so use what is there then sell it on the a lower budget program who will do the same.
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    Are Mount Gay Hats Cool?

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    Are Mount Gay Hats Cool?

    haha. well played sir!
  9. stayoutofthemiddle

    Are Mount Gay Hats Cool?

    The age old question... Are Mount Gay hats cool? Do they scream offshore yacht racer or nerdy, PHRF self proclaimed vang trimmer?
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    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    Comes down to boat prep. Your tired need to be full of air before you get on the race track or you are waiting your time and for that matter your crew's Saturday too. As for an amateur crew racing against pros? This is a positive, you can only get better doing this.
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    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    I would rather race bathtubes OD than a Farr 400 handicap! We all know J/105's are slow pigs but it that is the local OD boat then that is what you race if you want to get better at winning. Racing PHRF is "fun" for Wed Nights or "Learn to Sail" programs. You learn how to rig a boat, which way the winches turn, and some other basic big boat things but you can't learn the last 20% which is the difference between sailing a raceboat and racing a sailboat!
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    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    OD was assumed. Unless you are racing mixed matched 90 footers, anything under 50 foot should be OD or it's a waist of a Saturday! Best man wins, the best rating or best conditions for the day for that rating.
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    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    There has to be an old Mount Gay hat in there somewhere. You have been around long enough to have one from the old days when they were legitimately cool (<2000)!
  14. stayoutofthemiddle

    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    Not sure some would agree. At the club level the egos are sometimes the biggest, misguided as they might be. Lot's of Wednesday Night experts!
  15. stayoutofthemiddle

    What is considered running a "Good Program"?

    Why do so many "beer" programs proclaim they are hard core racers then and surprised when they don't do well?! Beers on the dock in the morning or between races. Old rags, full fuel tanks, ect...