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  1. PHRF has no rating formula, there is no secret algorithm that they punch in the specs of your boat and come out with a number. The process is have other PHRF regions rated this type of boat? Answer="Oh good we don't have to make a decision" Do we have ratings for other models similar, define similar? Answer= Is the boat fast looking? 20 guys have a quick chat and someone proposes a rating, the group votes on the rating. ...and now you are stuck with a bad rating. If you come in and make a good case based on the boats attributes, ratings from other rating systems (that do have formulas),
  2. Again, a good crew can make up the difference but the majority of the Tripp 33s did not do well under PHRF. Don't get me wrong I am not bashing the Tripp, I actually like the boat, I am bashing the rating and rating system. I always thought the Tripp 33 would have made a brilliant OD travel fleet but they just never sold in numbers to make up the OD fleet. The outboard rudder gave it a huge handling advantage in tight quarters. Although I am still confused why the traveler was so far back. I would have liked to see the traveler 2' forward so the helmsman could also move forward, this would h
  3. On my boat you leave your Religion, Political, Sexual and Music Preference at the dock! But do not expect me to be politically correct when the kite goes in the water. You don't like my opinions get your own frigging boat. But I guess you will have to become a capitalist before that will happen.... FRENZY
  4. Unless it is an established boat with many sister yachts with the same rating. What most people do not take into consideration is that in PHRF you are not winning because your boat is faster, it's because you and your crew didn't screw up somewhere on the course. I am a former PHRF rating volunteer and it becomes very obvious that some boats are just sailed better than others. You can take your crappy old boat and switch with the best sailed yacht int the fleet and that crew will probably beat you with your own boat, soggy core and all. I was a sail rep and would sail with a lot of boats
  5. The 26' is a good boat but I am looking to be able to beach the boat, I can easily beach the 26 (once) but getting it back off may take some doing... I need a super simple design that will sail above it's rating and can sail into shallow water. I did the bigger is better progression over the years starting with a J/24 and continually moved up to a 38'. To be honest the smaller boats got more use for almost no cost. Good Lick selling yours, FRENZY
  6. I see a few 26' but no 22 footers...
  7. Hey All, I am looking for a Lindenberg 22, I don't know know many were built, I bet it was under 30 so I would consider any condition. I know this is a odd request considering all the boats I have previously owned. Thanks, Frenzy
  8. Easy, they couldn't fit it in the door so they cut it in two. It just has not dawned on them yet the finished hull won't fit either.... I am assuming it is the limitation of their 3D printer.
  9. OK who lost the Rhodes 19 on the side of route 30 in Valparaiso Indiana this weekend? There was no tow vehicle just the boat on the trailer in a ditch...
  10. Ding, Ding, Ding, we have a winner!
  11. Nope, Your racing, your crew is racing, your misinformed that you need the best boat to win and it sounds like your crew is more into the experience than the competition. That said I am not knocking you or them, shit they are on the water and have made an attempt to learn the sport. Even if all of your crew decided tomorrow to buy boats there is not enough interest to get active crew to fill the new boats in the fleet. There is no bull pen of people itching to be out yacht racing. Sure part of it is perceived economics that people can't get into yachting because it is a rich guys sport b
  12. You can't build a major league without the minors. Small boat racing in Chicago is all but dead. The fleets that served as feeder fleets for both crew and boat owners are gone, it has become too expensive for both dockage and yacht club for these fleets. It may be worth working with clubs in surrounding areas (smaller lakes throughout the great lakes) to get their fleets healthy. What makes them healthy, participation. We may have to make the commitment to sail small boats actively to inject excitement into these fleets and build numbers. This may require a federation be formed in the midwest
  13. I agree out of the ones you suggested the J/27 is probably the best boat all around. I would also recommend you look at the J/29, it ticks all of your boxes but gives you a better racing platform. FRENZY
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