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  1. Those quarter pounders look like toy boats now w/ giant crewing on them.  Did a lot of miles on all the Tonners, the level (almost level anyway) racing was great.

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  2. Listen to Zonk, do NOT try to use the baby stay.  Spent 20+ years in the sailmaking business, built a lot of storm sails and have actually used them.  The inner forestay is a much more reasonable solution if you don't want to use the forestay.  Don't try and reinvent the wheel as the saying goes.

  3. Heading to the South Sound from the very North Sound in July w/ our little YC.  Probably only us and one other sailboat, the rest power boats that drive as fast as they can to the next dock and drink.  I have solved that conundrum, I drink on the way at a safe and sane speed.  Will skip the multiple days at the docks and re-visit some lovely anchorages between the Juans and Olympia.

  4. 6 hours ago, D Wayne G said:

    I don’t see how you are having a problem. I clicked on your second link and BOOM there it is. RESULTS. I am using an IPad. Maybe it doesn’t work on your equipment. Sorry. I get a little testy when I see that some folks think being negative makes them “special” or that other folks hard work fails to entertain them.

    Thank you for your help, still tired of the blah, blah, blah and user unfriendly coverage.  Maybe the wonderful volunteers et. al. can do better next time.

  5. 6 hours ago, LordBooster said:

    Was lucky to sail in Bydand, a R37 in Seattle w/ Bill Buchan, we built all our own sails at Buchan Sails, about doubled the size of the rudder and put a big honking long tiller on it so we could drive it downwind w/ boom/pole in the water alternating.  Won a lot of races with that boat.  Miss Gary Mull, he contributed a lot to the IOR days with innovative and very competitive designs, both production and custom.

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  6. On 6/8/2021 at 5:48 PM, Maxx Baqustae said:

    Pretty well known boat in these parts. George was my dentist too. I didn't know him from sailing until after the fact. 

    Definitely, did a lot of races against George, always fun at the bar too.

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  7. He said during the video he wants to sail fast to safe anchorages and seems to grasp the horse he has picked to ride (boat and crew).  I'm w/ the Smackster, I think you always take a chance when you cut the lines and head out but Riley seems to be pretty level headed and who the fuck wouldn't want to have a Rapido in their quiver?????

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  8. Yes, definitely what Steele said.  I always carry a complete Jabsco pump assembly on board,  Quick and easy to swap out.  Currently dealing w/ a broken clamping ring on my holding tank overboard pump (Whale Titan).  Fortunately the collateral damage was minimal when it failed.

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  9. Amazingly many of us anarchists have survived some bumpy weather in sailing vessels w/ offset hatches and lived to tell the tales.  Who would have thought it could be so?  I count myself as one of the lucky ones.  Of course those lost at sea due to tragic offset companyways are not here to tell their stories.  So It Goes!

  10. On 5/16/2021 at 8:21 PM, Borracho said:

    Here is what freedom looks like. Not much teak, but the little there is no longer attracts walk-by derision for not being kept Bristol. Only the companionway, traveller base, galley hatch rails and a strip atop the transom needed varnish. But no more.  Black seemed like an extreme choice of color, however it looks good with the anodized aluminum and polished stainless. There is a fresh varnish job under the black so the theory is it can be easily stripped without leaving black in the grain in case someone with more years and less common sense than I wants to revert to constant refinishing.



    Wow, boat looks great!  I have a secret hunkering for an SC52 but will unfortunately be able to resist the temptation.  For sure offshore again I will only go for a FAST passage maker.

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