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  1. Well the thing that would be nice is riding to work on a bicycle in shorts and flip flops instead of being pissed off in traffic. And if I could leave the island every few months then I could get a recharge possibly. It may be that or go live somewhere cold like New Hampshire. The Kwaj also have a newsletters which seem to make is more fun than not. https://www.smdc.army.mil/Portals/38/Documents/Publications/Hourglass/2021/05-22-21Hourglass.pdf
  2. Yes that is a concern I have.....
  3. @boomerThanks for the stories!! Pretty crazy... but perhaps happened 40 years ago. I'm sure it's still the wild west so to speak. But my job would be with a house and my wife can come with me so not so rugged. I just wonder about current amendities that they have now? Sounds like a bit of bit of struggle there.
  4. Ok so this a long shot........ but anyone been there, worked or lived there??? The Merrimack job is still possible but so is this one.
  5. That's really funny... My dad was an autopilot engineer for Vought starting back when I was born in '62 in Dallas. The Corsair was a bad ass looking plane with that huge intake. My Corsair is the one Ian Farrier designed as in 24' Trimaran.
  6. I'm waiting for months now on a Kwajalein Island gig but they are on government contract island time and they don't move as fast as you'd think they would considering they are an ICBM tracking facility. Colorado is too f'ing cold and I don't ski. Plus my Corsair doesn't fit really anywhere but here and Florida. Not sure what to do with that although my boat did originate out of Rhode Island. But I don't have young kids, not married but engaged and we can eat shitty mexican food even though we are from Texas. Just don't serve me bad BBQ. And btw, the job is in Merrimack so I'd imagine I ha
  7. Thanks guys! I really appreciate the info! I'll have to check out the almanac for weather...... I've never lived where it snowed other than last Feb where Austin was shut down for a week.
  8. Is it like living in a small town there? Austin is so fuk'ed up now.
  9. Rick..... as someone who has a very narrow field of experience in optics, I can't just pick and choose where to go unless I decide to quit all of that and go live on a beach in Mexico like someone else I know ........ like El Mariachi
  10. So who knows about this place and what's it like to live there??? Thanks!!!
  11. It's a chit show too at the haulover inlet
  12. It's an aluminum furler with no continuous line. Pretty much just unfurling. Jib has plastic bead on luff that feeds up aluminum forestay. Yes on vertical battens and both parts swivel.I'll try to post some pics
  13. You need to go show us again how you managed to flip your Corsair 31!! Talk about user ERROR!!
  14. Existing sail unmodified and had a Schaefer furler before. I wanted something closer to the deck so obviously their flat deck system looked good to me. No halyard wrap. Had that issue with schaefer. I'll message Mark... thanks!
  15. I've played with halyard tension with no changes. Not sure about bearings but seem to be the same torlon bearings as my traveler. In an open captured mount. Furler is new and has always been tough. I've also written Facnor and they have replied but not much help. This is a smaller Corsair tri 750.
  16. Anyone have one that gives you a hard time unfurling your jib?
  17. Thanks guys for the thoughts! And yes I'm getting an offer to relocate but love my Austin Yacht Club on lake Travis!! And I come from Dinghy sailing but have a Corsair now. Seems like it would be a pretty odd ball boat there..... I did buy my Weta on the Outer Banks on Duck... But that's a long haul out there. Not sure what I'll do but doesn't seem ideal for me.
  18. Is there any? If so, what kind?
  19. Trying to make this thing run correctly!! My girlfriends car that I set on fire after doing a brake conversion and now a engine harness conversion. Meet Christine!
  20. We definitely use it for our fleet racing at our club. I do remember being contacted over 10 years ago by the developer of this app and he was in the SFbay area.
  21. Why are the bow prods all so different in the other pics?
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