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    Magnolia Springs, Alabama
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    Acquiring as many scars as is possible.

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  1. This is a fantastic thread. Thanks to everyone who has contributed.
  2. The rig is the priority, not the hull. You can take a guess at the numbers by looking at your size and by figuring in how much you like hiking. If you don't enjoy it very much you find a bendy mast. If you are more physical you can try stiffer numbers. When we first built our fleet I had an old Vanguard. I bought a stiff carbon rig and a couple of good sails and I went about as fast as I am able, being a pathetically bad single-handed sailor. After awhile I decided I would give it up, and I sold out. Later on I decided I missed it too much and went and found an old Teal hull and sailed a
  3. How is this fleet doing now? When I sold mine I think they were transitioning over to a new builder? It's a really nice design and would be a lot of fun in a fleet racing situation, but the largest fleet I was ever able to sail in was three boats. RD
  4. It's not a whole new mast, just the top piece. I ordered the new sail and top piece and never took them out of the box. By the time they arrived I had another Finn and the Megabyte had taken a back seat, but the folks who were using it said that it was a very worth upgrade. RD
  5. I had one (geez, what haven't I had?). I liked it. I got it because I am essentially a cheapskate and arms race I saw happening in the Finn class wasn't for me, especially since I was still holding on to hope that we could get Stars going again her locally. Anyway, I got a very nice Megabyte and sailed it a few times and I think it's really a good boat. Kind of a tweener for those who are too big for a Laser but don't want all the complications of the Finn and their weight/size-specific rigs and sails. The boat is well built and well thought out and blahblahblah, but the class support is prett
  6. RD,

    Seriously, we have a $1500. wood boat that needs a repair and another wood boat currently sailing that we'd sell for $3500. Another sailing glass, balsa cored boat for $3500. All these boats have trailers, alum spars and sails. Good way to start a fleet. We are hoping to upgrade our boats to newer 210s. If you ever want to come near Annapolis, please let me know a...

  7. Eight threads from the bottom? I don't think so! BUMP! RD
  8. Hey Slow, how close are you my friend? I am going out on the Megabyte in a little while and was thinking of your 36 degree water. I think that some of my Finn buddies are going to be heading to Shelburne later this summer. I'll let you know so you and your lovely wife can avoid them like the plague . RD
  9. Yes, some of us are forming a syndicate under George Fisher's direction to restore and race 'Pilgrim', US39. She is presently at Legendary Yachts in Portland awaiting her turn in the shop behind George's other boat, 'Hansina'. So far we've got three members but are looking for more. If you are interested in preserving or sailing classic yachts let me know. There is at least one other 30 square that we need to acquire and get moving on, and I can find Dragons for those who are not as ambitious. Beautiful lines and long overhangs never go out of style, as witnessed by the International Rule
  10. I spent a week in Odense one time. It was really, really, really cold. At the other end of the spectrum, that 30 square gets me all tingly every time I look at it. Slowboat knows how crazy I think that he is for letting her get away. RD
  11. One of my favorite designers because of his 6mR's, I have always liked his stuff. I crewed on a Ranger 23 when I was young and we won this 300 boat race, overall, two years in a row. In a Ranger 23. We also had a couple of 1/2 and 3/4 ton Mull desings around here that were sailed hard and often did quite well under PHRF. Torture machines. If you weren't bloopin' you were rocking so hard that you'd throw everyone off the boat. Little bit grinder cockpits and big ol' in the way houses. We lost an important figure in American sailing when he passed. RD
  12. Kimb, beautiful boat. If I owned her I'd probably spend a lot of time just sitting and looking at her. I do that now with my Dragon, walking around looking at her from different angles. An obsession, eh? 30 squares are the most aesthetically perfect boats that I have ever seen. Marvelous. RD
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