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Charlie P Mayer

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  1. Thank you for posting! Why no jet ski/motor boat wakes?
  2. Jib was released at 2:00 - did that affect windward rotation?
  3. Closest to full foiler I could find: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2005/corsair-f-31-1d-391-3465101/ PM me if you come to see it - it lives near me.
  4. The freestream option gave me warnings and conditions that made me uncomfortable. Will try it again tonight. Firefox, Mac.
  5. Found two options that worked: 1) My YouTube TV package includes NBC Sports. Live, can also be recorded. 2) Geospoofing the browser enabled YouTube. Don't know if #2 will continue to work - will find out tonight.
  6. How are you watching the live races? The only option I find is to pay ransom of $175 to NBC Sports. Hints for online video please?
  7. F-27 was pretty stable folded. Sprint 750 was ok. F-25C much less stable than the other 2. All were much better with mast down. I think the ends of the beams were about 11ft above the water on the 27. (This may be your limiting factor.) Pretty sure others here can give you more accurate info. Please, post pics when you go!
  8. If you are fortunate enough to have a leeward beach, you pull up all foils and wands, sit on the bow and sheet in the main - boat backs down onto the sand nicely. Lift the stern and drag the boat onto the beach, or add your wheels. Would not try this in waves or on really hard-packed sand. Nothing new here - just don't kick the foils. Use carpet scraps, tubular fenders, noodle floats, or old ship hawsers to help keep the ends from too much wear. Again - nothing new here. Care must be exercised when moving the boat backward - don't think the flaps would be too happy should they
  9. Michele: In order of creation, I think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc6p181TWyk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q3snyPWs3I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zwSAkdFl5Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s87C6amAnA Martin has more videos. I haven't watched these in awhile. I look really clumsy. Embarrassing. Nah - not really embarrassed. All for fun. I do laugh at myself when I watch them, though.
  10. September 2018: I towed a modified S9 and a UFO from Texas to Miami. Martin purchased the UFO from me. We sailed the UFO, Martin's Whisper, and the S9 all around Biscayne Bay. A well-sailed Weta joined us. We swapped boats, crews, and sailing stories for a few days. Great food, good company, terrific experience. First 40 seconds or so I am sailing the S9 and Martin and crew Alec are on the Whisper. Later it's Martin on the S9 and me sailing with Alec on the Whisper. The S9 is equipped with a bow-spreader bar to support the pole for a code Zero (not used in this video). Furling
  11. Ok, perhaps we need to move some posts to a new thread: 2020 A-Cat development (or similar) Back on track: 4-year S9 ownership report: (Skipper report for reference: Hobie Trifoiler, Windrider Rave, GC 32 (passenger), S9, UFO, Whisper, potful of other multihulls. I'm not a great sailor - club hack at best, but I get a kick out of sailing anything different. ) S9s number 08 and 09 showed up in March of 2016 - they live on a central Texas lake with clear water and puffy, inconsistent wind. We trained about 25 skippers on these boats - videos of our successes and
  12. I bought two of these Trailex A-Cat trailers in Ohio. Great product, but I don't think it will be economically efficient to ship them to you.
  13. SilverFoiler: Don't get too excited about sailing any foiling cat in light conditions - kinda like drag racing with a throttle stuck on idle. Helm on a foiler can get twitchy at speed. Your trapeze skills will need to be honed for sailing any cat foiler - I'm not sure your Dart experience will be much help to you. I think Moth sailors and kite foilers like you would be seriously under-challenged with the S9. S9 is great for a single-hander learning to foil, or for single-handed recreational sailors going out just for the fun of it (like me). Not optimal for hosting a gf. It nee
  14. Thank you for your comment Dave. As you described above, kinetics in small boats can make a huge difference in your results. I've always believed that the rules regarding kinetics should be waived for all boats. It would be great fun to watch the J-22 Fleet rocking their way to the weather mark on a slick lake, wouldn't it? Not traditional of course, but faster and more fun, too. Our sport seems to focus on ruling out ways to make a boat go faster. Perhaps we should focus on how to have more fun sailing, rather than on trivial details such as how to hold a spinnaker sheet. T
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