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  1. Don't forget Morning Light (2008) - some great footage in that one, and a decent real-life storyline. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1198405/
  2. The most spectacular incident of that nature that I remember was on the return leg of the old Saliva Bay Hangover race. The boat just ahead of us in the pursuit start had partied pretty hard the night before, and at some point they'd managed to drop their pot of leftover spaghetti and sauce into the saltchuck, to be lost forever to the briny depths. The next morning it was a downwind start, and they only had about a minute or so on us, so we were right there at the start line when they hoisted the kite on final approach to the start. It turned out they hadn't dropped the spaghetti and sau
  3. That thing looks more like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man than Dolly Parton. Or perhaps like John Candy in a down-filled Parka? It kinda reminds me of how my old spinnaker looked just before I replaced it.
  4. Here's another video, showing a containership rockin' and rollin' coming into Limon. If they waves have the right (wrong?) frequency and direction, they don't need to be especially big to make things very uncomfortable.
  5. Excellent video, thanks for the post. Here's the G-Captain write-up on the loss: https://gcaptain.com/one-apus-arrives-in-kobe-revealing-cargo-loss-of-epic-proportions/?fbclid=IwAR0_bsmxYF_1pUXNaUzuk1llbFXJP4RyEuNu_SSCJDq35JjmUUdIal6lgdY
  6. I was just cleaning up my home office today and I found this in the wayback file. Might be useful for a new 242 owner ... Martin_242_Tuning.pdf
  7. Speaking of PHRF and the Mackinac races, Bayview YC and Chicago YC both recently announced that their Mackinac races will be run under ORC: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1109014349704&ca=95465432-a3d8-4d5a-aeb9-2e67c68bc516
  8. Apparently you missed the bit from the 15 second mark to the 26 second mark. Didn't look like a pleasant day's sailing at at.
  9. That's a shame. What about the other one (Rewind)?
  10. Cameraman: "Did you have any idea it was gonna feel like this?" Scotty K :"Oh yeah, I've been in love."
  11. All of which brings us back full circle to ORC . Sounds good to me.
  12. Direct from the US PHRF Handbook: "NRR will also encourage the switch from Time on Distance (ToD) to Time on Time (ToT). This departure from the traditional PHRF format will increase accuracy and fairness. When racing under ToD, the ratings stay the same as wind speed increases or decreases. Hence, when the wind drops, the fast boats always enjoy a rating advantage and conversely small boats enjoy a rating advantage when the wind builds. It has been shown through analysis that a medium air strength derived ToT rating will produce accurate club level racing scoring in light air. That fact is
  13. The approximate rule of thumb I found somewhere here on SA said "ORC GPH -- 530 = PHRF equivalent" That was after I'd done a ridiculous amount of comparative math that showed pretty much exactly the same result. I could probably send you the math if you want -- I think I still have it kicking around somewhere -- but I figure if simple subtraction gives pretty much exactly the same results, why not just use that?
  14. That's not actually the case. Div 2 was previously PHRF 60-99 (and indeed is still "also classed as PHRF 60-99"), but it's now officially ORC 600-640, with an additional fuzz-factor rule noting that "boats rating faster than ORC GPH 600 who also rate slower than or equal to PHRF-BC 60 may elect to race in Div 2." Meanwhile Div 3 is PHRF-BC 100-173. So any boat with an ORC cert that has a GPH of 640 or faster can race in Div 2. This would indeed allow several of the boats at the pointy end of the Div 3 fleet to make the jump if they desired (provided they got/renewed their ORC ce
  15. Straightening is certainly a possibility, but it can (I'm told) also create stress points that might cause unexpected failure (read "sudden departure of the rudder from the boat") down the line. From that point of view, provided it's the insurance company paying, it might be worth insisting on new. It adds a few weeks to the process, but from the looks of things the rudder will likely be built and delivered before the boat itself is finished being repaired. Ruddercraft in Idaho did good work for me when my rudder got bust up by one of the West Coast's notorious deadhead logs (the impact b
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