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  • Birthday 08/17/1955

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  1. You are near the most IC's in the States.
  2. Look for a used Nethercott IC. Very reasonable and fast.
  3. Should be unsinkable. Favorable portsmouth rating for W/L short courses. Should take home lots of trophies. Our Texas one does.
  4. So there's no chance here in Texas of this working. The clubs here will keep times for keel boats, dingys not so much. Just my experience having sailed odd ball boats for the last 40 years.
  5. Thats a little more than a $700.00 IC.
  6. Not having wind factors certainly favors some boats over others. Won lots of trophies in a Contender where they didn't use wind factors. Didn't see Contenders or IC's on US sailings websight. Or Evo's or Musto's or Swift solo's, etc. Sailwriter ,have raced handicap for over 40 years. Let me know if I can help in any way. DG
  7. Thoughts? Add 9 inches to the boat forget the racks and trapezes and learn to sail one of these. For Half the Money
  8. I have boats from $700 and up. Could bring to Sandusky Ohio area. Let me know how much you want to pay and we will get you in a boat. I'm sure Willy can get you one from his neck of the woods also. PM me.
  9. Pointy end forward always. Bet that stern first arrangement cost you a couple of MPG's. Easier to tie down with the rudder fittings though. I have always trusted straps alone. I thought I knew cars but I don't know what that one is. Not a B-210. Old Datsun? Enlighten me.
  10. I laid up bolsters on my hull and glassed in an aluminum tube as an axle. Plug in a PVC tongue and dolly wheels when you get where you're going and you are good to go. Used the same system on an Xterra.
  11. Rob you're too late. He's is already enjoying his IC. Made the right choice. He's sixteen.
  12. Here in Texas we went to windward/ leeward years ago and so I added a spinnaker to my boat. There is no way to put enough time behind you and others in a short W/L course to win any trophies. Some of our races last 18-25 minutes. Any distance race over a couple of hours on the other hand you should win. I have always been the scratch boat here, unless Bartlett showed up with his foiling moth, and was expected to be first across the finish line. Even when this happens you will not be on the podium. Most of the boats rate higher than 90 here and my self imposed 76 AC doesn't stand a chance. Coul
  13. Way to go George !!!!!!!!!! Another IC sailor. Enjoy the ride.
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