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  1. Dacron

    New sails

    Premium: North 3DI 360 is as good as you need to go for PHRF racing. Aramid/Poly. Anything more than that is a waste of money. Midrange: Any sailmaker who appeals - ask them to build it out of a suitable DP (Dimension Polyant) laminate. Carbon Sport is great. Add the lite skin, especially on a genoa. UK X-Drive is a decent choice here too. Quantum M5 is probably the most competitive PHRF string sail. Doyle's I've always found more fragile. Ullman's even more fragile. Premium Economy: North 3DI 300 (same stuff Monkey suggests - its been renamed - but I agree wit
  2. YRALIS has a section in the rule that specifically deals with these. -6 for a tweener. -3 if its no bigger than your biggest headsail. Only applies to the spinnaker distance rating, not the windward/leeward. Sounds similar to jackolantern. Not sure if we’re referencing the same rule.
  3. In the Offshore Safety course - that you are obviously going to have to do before this adventure - they will tell you that hacksaws are useless (take too long to cut thru rod), bolt cutters are good for one cut thru rod but are dulled by it such that cut number 2 becomes impossible, and that a battery angle grinder is the only reliable solution.
  4. I have had a good experience with Pettit Vivid in my local waters. I remember reading here - it might even have been the @Editor who applied it to the A4 - that some people are adding graphite powder to the mix to make the product harder and slicker. Are there opinions about whether it does those things without seriously degrading the antifouling performance? In order to make it slicker, presumably the graphite has to be exposed on the surface which means less surface area of something else designed to resist fouling. What about carbon conductivity and the various copper/metal compounds in
  5. Check the transmission cable is not providing a current path between engine and transmission. That, and autopilot sensors on the rudder, are common sources of continuity between bits that aren’t supposed to be connected.
  6. They sold so few of them in the US that there isn't a large body of PHRF results. I suspect they would be very competitive if sailed well. I've never been especially impressed with the way that I've seen them sailed, but they do OK even then. PHRF is in line with its other handicaps under IRC for example, and its a very competitive boat in that range under IRC. I really like them, especially the E version. Just stupid expensive for a 32 footer (in the US market, at least).
  7. Yes, indeed. But the non-spinnaker TCF is the same, save for the spinnaker parts of the rating. So LP specifically, is the same, whether sailing with or without spinnakers. The OP wants to change things up elsewhere in the certificate. The boat already has a non-spin rating, based on the same sailplan. The owner wants a non-spin rating based on a different sailplan. IRC doesn’t allow that. Nowhere but PHRF SoCal permits that.
  8. Indeed. You are right. Article 6.7 https://www.phrfsocal.org/wp-content/uploads/Rules/lr.pdf
  9. Not true. Prove me wrong. Multiple concurrently valid certificates, issued by the same rating authority, for the same boat in different configurations. And we know about crewed/doublehanded certs - we’re not talking about that. Every new certificate replaces the one before it. Only one is ever valid at a particular time.
  10. Cossutti. https://www.cossutti.it/en/portfolio-item/nautilus-nm-38-38s/
  11. So did the owner actually serve a ban? From what I can see, they got DSQ from the event but that was it. They seemingly destroyed the evidence, because after the event the boat was remeasured and floated in on totally different lines and weighed a LOT less... and then some time later some pictures showed up purportedly showing the water tanks below and behind the wheel well before and after removal. But I cannot see a record of the owner or anyone involved serving a ban. Did the Italian Sailing Federation do anything? He’s coming to Newport for the IRC/ORC worlds later this yea
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    Given that there is no spinnaker set in the picture on the FP, why could it not be argued that the outrigger in question is a whisker pole and therefore allowed by rule 50.3 (c)? It is attached to the foremost mast, and only one is in use, so it would seem to comply with rule 50.2.
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