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About ScowLover

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  1. While that may be true, the soft suspension on the trailex is VERY nice to the boat. Modifying an old trailer may give you good support, but it is unlikely to be as easy on the boat. If you REALLY want to be good to the boat, a Yakima Rack and Roll with the boat upside down has a GREAT suspension.
  2. Go out to the historic Coast Guard station (Foundry Sailing). It's worth the walk to see the building and watch the bridge over the river go up and down for trains. They just hosted the High School Mallory qualifier and National Championship. I was a judge both weekends and truly appreciated getting to see that slice of Cleveland.
  3. I recently had a "should I reconsider this thing" moment and went to the website. This is the opening banner. I feel that anyone who would think that sail is worthy of the front page of a website doesn't share my goals in sailing, performance, and attention to detail.
  4. Sorry, wrong thread. I must have had 2 tabs opened and confused myself.
  5. I recently had a "should I reconsider this thing" moment and went to the website. This is the opening banner. I feel that anyone who would think that sail is worthy of the front page of a website doesn't share my goals in sailing, performance, and attention to detail.
  6. K50L2RGB7ALS | K50 Pro Series 50 mm Programmable Multicolor Indicator (bannerengineering.com) would be VERY easy to integrate.
  7. Bravos are great little boats if you have good space for the physical size. They sail great and they are durable as can be. The only time I saw one break was at a boat show when someone released the free fall on a windlass in the neighboring booth and dropped a large anchor through the thing from a yacht.
  8. When V15's were the rage, lots of us were making upgraded mainsheets. The best mainsheets were 8mm rope with a roughly 5mm dyneema core. The 5mm core was spliced into a 3mm core, then the 3mm was split into the tail.
  9. I HATE the shaving cream trick. I find that the shaving cream pushes other balls off as you place new balls. I find a quiet place, put the whole thing in a sheet pan (so the balls don't roll away), sip some good quality rum, and use a tweezers to stack the balls on the levels. After the first cleat, subsequent cleats are easy. The rebuild kits are gold.
  10. Obviously I wasn't there, but it appears to me that the halyard was down while sailing. The tighter the sail is to the top, the more it moves the load to the turning bullseye and off the sail track.
  11. I'll be there as protest committee.
  12. At a regional level, we have started using patrol boats and a mandatory briefing to control coaches and parents. With some basic communication, it only takes until the start of race 2 for everyone to be on the same page about driving slowly and staying out of the course. Race 1 is usually filled with reminders to back up, but everyone has been happy to comply. Frankly, the coaches rushing around to kids is a result of parents expecting to see the same "effort" from their coach as the most aggressive coach on the course. If you set the tone and expectation, the problems almost disappear. A coup
  13. I recently bought a Standard Horizon HX400 and a SSM-21A speaker mic. I am thrilled at how much better things sound on the speaker mic near my ear. Instead of having it full blast on my belt, it's a reasonable volume clipped to my shoulder strap on my PFD. I've used the same mic on my HX40 and it's good for sound, but doesn't have the battery "punch" of the HX400.
  14. I had a customer come to me once with a Musto drysuit that had an obvious gore tex failure. We worked through the process of getting it to the Gore facility. They agreed that it was fabric failure. Musto didn't make drysuits anymore, but Kokatat made Gore Tex drysuits. They conferenced in Kokatat, discussed the right model for the customer, then Gore gave Kokatat a credit card to order it at retail pricing on the spot. While the process was a little slow, I was very impressed that they went to another manufacturer and paid retail to make it right for the customer.
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