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    Engine and prop too small?

    Right now it's a stock alternator, which is I think 35A maximum, a larger alternator would be nice as there is no shore power available, but 100A is probably overkill, at the moment I just have a start and a house battery, nothing fancy. Underway, loads shouldn't be silly, chartplotter, VHF, sometimes autopilot. I typically just head out for a few hours, but we get some serious currents, bouncy stuff and winds can pick up quickly. It is a very unforgiving shoreline too, all landings are hard and very pointy, so having grunt to power off a lee shore in 25+kts is a nice thing to have in the back pocket in case my seamanship lets me down.
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    Engine and prop too small?

    I'm in the hole thousands for that fucking little 1GM10 already, I will not spend another cent on it. I'd rip it out and throw another one in there, it literally couldn't be any worse than the one that is in there, but if I'm going to do that, then might as well go the extra and have some spare power. The 1GM10 is about the smallest possible engine that could push this boat, even then it's not going to achieve hull speed, and the slightest headwind, chop or current and it's going to be challenged.
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    Fucking parasites

    Can you race without the parasites turning up?
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    Engine and prop too small?

    Yeah, I looked in the C&C27 association, and have asked on the C&C mailing list previously. Neither has yielded much if any information. 9hp just "feels" a bit small, but it'll be a lot easier to get a working 1GM10 in there than swapping out to the 2 cylinder.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    If I've ever seen a boat saying "kill me Billy", it's that right there.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I think that should be in cool boats, a waterborne GMC motorhome.
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    Rugby World Cup

    Get. The. Fuck. In. England. Total power play on NZ, dominated them all over the pitch, smothered their game and eventually beat all 16 AB players in front of them (looking at you TMO).
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    Rugby World Cup

    I'm looking forward to both games, sadly won't get a chance to watch the Wales v SA but I'll be cheering England on against NZ tonight. I just hope that teams actually win on merit and not some dumb referee interference.
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    Towing or Towed? Sail & Powerboat in ICW/Atlantic?

    Get a fast RIB/tender for the kiddy thrills/noise/speed/towing a tube. A Ranger 25 ain't going to get up on a plane, and chugging along in anything like that is a loooong ways away from exciting. Lioness - sails = serene powerboat no?
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    Towing or Towed? Sail & Powerboat in ICW/Atlantic?

    Why couldn't you host grandkids on a 40' sailboat? Anyway, powerboat = tug, sailboat = barge.
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    Rugby World Cup

    I hope the Scotland v Japan game goes ahead, if it doesn't we'll never hear the end of the skirt wearers bleating on about how they were cruelly kicked out of the world cup by a typhoon, instead of by being shit at rugby.
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    Melges 24 Single Handed

    Having sailed in and around this area for the past 10 years, I'd say the days with wind <10kts greatly exceed the days with wind >10kts, especially once you start getting up towards the gulf islands.
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    Vancouver Island Recommendations

    A day is enough in Victoria, kick your way through the drug addicts and hobos downtown and take a nice walk round to Spinnakers for a beer and watch the floatplanes coming in and out. Butchart gardens, meh, alright if you like flowers. Mostly tourist crap. Get off the peninsula. Head out west past Sooke, lots of nice parks, botanical beach at low tide is pretty impressive, hike parts of the west coast trail etc. You can then drive up through to Cowichan, Cowichan Bay is a neat little seaside town with a small but cool little maritime museum/wooden boat place. The drive out to Tofino is nice, prefer Ucluelet as a destination, Tofino is very touristy and "surf culture" without really having any surf culture. Get out see bears, go annoy some whales. The island is mostly big, rugged, wild and stunning. Oh wait, no, it's horrid, don't come here, like me, you might never leave.
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    Sourcing signal flags?

    I saw something recently about someone who'd got a whole sheet of flags printed, along with cut lines etc on a single piece of cloth. They just cut them out and stitched the webbing etc, think it was <$50 all-in for a complete set of flags for the Caribbean, I imagine similar things would be available for signal flags?
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    Rugby World Cup

    Great result for Japan, the World Cup, and for rugby in Japan!
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    any pants that actually keep your @ss dry?

    I had this exact conversation with a friend after the last race - I don't need breathable on my ass, I need 100% total waterproof, same for knees. I was considering some sort of paint-on rubberisation, but searching for paint-on rubber coatings got me into parts of the Internet I didn't want to go to.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I think that's for getting pizza out of the foredeck wood-burning pizza oven (not shown).
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    What's Your Go-To Cocktail and How Do You Make It?

    I like a classic G&T, a nice double shot of good gin (none of that Bombay Sapphire crap though), squeeze of lime, poured over ice and topped with tonic. Margarita, make enough for 2 each, few manage more than 2. 1 part fresh squeezed lime juice, 2 parts orange liqueur (I prefer Cointreau but any triple-sec type will do), 4 parts tequila (if it's not good enough to drink neat, it's not good enough for a margarita). Mix over ice. Serve, watch the giggling.
  19. Was up on Gabriola Island over the weekend, noticed a couple of racy looking numbers sitting unloved at the docks, kinda cool but much un-sailed it seems. Any idea what they are? Traveller extends outside the deck, cassette rudder, huuuuge space behind the helm for hanging out. Pretty sure the fishing station and BBQ wasn't standard This one was a bit of a mini Imoca60
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    Henderson SR27 Hull #7

    Thinking about acquiring the above boat for some local PHRF racing. Anyone have any background info on this particular one? I think it was called Ghost Rider at one point when it was in the Okanagon, seen an old blogspot site from 2009/2010 but nothing since. Known to be soaked core, keel problems etc - any information is welcome. Thanks in advance.
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    Why skippers fail in PHRF, it's not the boat

    Spot on. Aside from the non-word irregardless
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    Old racers sitting unloved, what are they?

    Heh, drove past your place a few times then based on the T22 out front, we were camping at Page's down the road.
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    Always makes me laugh when some 'Murkan is bleating on about respecting their flag, while their stars and stripes shorts are rubbing their sweaty nutsack. Not suggesting the lady above has a nutsack, but still, you get the idea.
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    FYI, Maiden is currently at Royal Vic Yacht Club, open for viewing until 10pm tonight, then off to Vancouver in the morning.
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    "Maiden the movie is showing August 25th & 26th at the Cinecenta Theatre in Victoria " huh, well there you go.