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Respect!

I hate having that realization... "Sh*t, that was a bad idea."   Here's mine, somewhere in the Caribbean, my daughter (who just turned 40) climbed up to the chart table and laid out her first course.

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6 minutes ago, DA-WOODY said:

no one has ever taken a Pic of me YACHT :rolleyes:B)

Here you go Woody. I think you were down in the stabbin-cabin with the Missus.

 

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1 minute ago, Rainier said:

You guys need at least 2 or 3 more people on that boat.

We were 9... it was blowing 22 and I think most crews are usually 8-up on the Melges 32. SO maybe slightly overstaffed, but not by much,

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Hell no! We turbo’d the rig by going with a max roach blade and a max roach main. Got rid of the forward lower so the blade can get back further and notched for the spreader and fit a 15” rake to the masthead to clear the backstay without a flicker. Reduced overall sail area and omitted the spinnaker so it can be sailed short handed. On a heavier air day the blade can be left in the bag for an afternoon cruise and the main will do the job fine like a last- minus the planing

 I’ve only gotten to sail it twice and haven’t really even tuned it yet, but it sails tight to the wind On a beat and with that main out on a run and whisker pole shaping the blade it goes faster than the ensigns and many other PHRF competitors in the non-spinnaker class. Going to try an assym soon to see what it does.

We tried to make as little modification as possible to the rig in case other Ensign sailors who don’t race one design were inspired to do so. We’ve considered a bow sprit and oversized blade and could go to a 3 stay rig for fun and to experiment.

Oh, and no hiking straps or tiller extension, my ass still hurts from years of hiking that enormous #1 Genoa down on the Irish Mist. I’ll stay in the cockpit on this one!

I dry sail it as well which isn’t class legal...

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So you race the Ensign in PHRF?  What's it rate?  I thought some of the Ensigns in Niantic Bay are dry-sailed, but no I guess they just drysail the Lightnings there...  Now I get the "T" after the "E" on the main, wondered about that.....

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Some folks here thought the T was for twin or my last name.

I miss going to the Old Slyme Inn during the Ensign Nationals up there.

We rate 243- the same as class legal. Could be wrong so I’ll re-check and get back on that. It used to be 235...

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And boats can be dry sailed as long as the local fleet votes for it. However, at the Regional and National regattas they must be wet sailed. 

The Nationals are at Seaside Park, NJ this August, but I won’t be racing.

At least not on Banshee 2023!

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10 hours ago, ASP said:

sweet boat what is it?

She's an Elliott 7, which used to have a great OD fleet in Australia. Unfortunately she is the only one in Tasmania. They are one of the early sporties, designed in the pre A-sail 1980s. 

She punches above her weight in a mixed fleet, but suffers upwind in any sort of breeze - especially without several crew on the rail. In the light stuff she's wonderful to sail short or single handed. 

 Here a photo of her (57) in her her OD days, well before I had her. 

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On 6/29/2018 at 9:30 AM, Mike Hunt said:

I know this thread has been done but...  

Got a favourite pic of your boat?  Here's mine:

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Nice - but you have the weight too far aft.  You really only need to have everyone scoot 1-2 ass cheeks aft when going downwind.  That way you also keep weight a bit further outboard and can push the boat harder.  Main also looks to be a bit too eased - should really never have the boom past the quarter (ease the vang for more twist).

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4 hours ago, Christian said:

Nice - but you have the weight too far aft.  You really only need to have everyone scoot 1-2 ass cheeks aft when going downwind.  That way you also keep weight a bit further outboard and can push the boat harder.  Main also looks to be a bit too eased - should really never have the boom past the quarter (ease the vang for more twist).

Sheet on and vang off, M24 style.

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On 6/30/2018 at 8:23 AM, shaggybaxter said:

Not our optimal conditions, but the day was one of those gorgeous moments to be on the water.

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What type of boat is Fusion ?

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First picture is on a s2 9.1 I race on called odyssey.  The second picture is of a Nelson marek 30 I also race on called Half Nelson, it’s from the start of an overnight race where we were beating a Henderson 30, hobie 33s and a Peterson 37, we are on the left

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Taken a couple of weekends ago. "Steeds in the corral". (Mine is the shortest mast)

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Context looking down (yeah, yeah, enjoy looking down on my wife's ride).

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1 hour ago, DrewR said:

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Cuttyhunk sundown.

one of my favorite places to be... nice picture.

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On 7/2/2018 at 8:18 PM, daan62 said:

not my boat but i'm on it quite a lot...

 

High Tension 36

 

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another nice one... same boat... running in first position... in the end winning the one ton revival regatta 2016 in Breskens (the Netherlands)

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sorry....

Bob Perry's opinion... awesome boat... just do not cruise it upwind in more than 20 kts with just 3 people onboard since it will become uncomfortable...

 

"J/35, one of the nicest all round boats I have ever sailed."

Bob Perry

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17 minutes ago, bigrpowr said:

My dad's andrews 56 , definitely a sweet and comfy ride. LA-Cabo 1992 1st in class, 1st overall .

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She looks gorgeous Bigr, and I can well imagine she'd be comfortable in a big sea 

I'm jealous you bastard. Love the three sail setup all off the masthead, that's different!

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5 minutes ago, shaggybaxter said:

She looks gorgeous Bigr, and I can well imagine she'd be comfortable in a big sea 

I'm jealous you bastard. Love the three sail setup all off the masthead, that's different!

yeah she was heavy, built for IMS  , my dad had to build a fast boat , yet comfy enough for weekend trips to local islands . it had every ammenity available at the time . i think the fastest we ever went was on this race and it was 22-24 knots with full main and #3 broad reaching in the overnight offshore from baja. doesnt sound fast by todays standards, but that pig at that speed felt damn near out of control !

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That's fast, even by today's standards.

I doubt many people here - or anywhere for that matter - have ever gone more than 20 knots under sail.

Or anywhere near it.

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19 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

That's fast, even by today's standards.

I doubt many people here - or anywhere for that matter - have ever gone more than 20 knots under sail.

Or anywhere near it.

just jaded with the VOR and canting boats i guess. we were all clipped on , only time in my life i was. oh and the mast and hull make weird noises at those speeds. some creepy humming for sure.

 

we were first monohull elapsed in the newport to ensenada race in 1993 , and this is what the L.A. Times wrote:

OFFSHORE--Despite Aldora's success in the recent Newport-Ensenada race, owner-skipper Dave Dillehay says that, although the Long Beach boat has an IMS handicap rating as a combination racer-cruiser, it's "more of a cruiser than a racer." That's rubbing saltwater in the wounds of the ULDB 70s that his smaller Andrews 56 embarrassed. Aldora was faster down the course--by 2 minutes 42 seconds--than Mike Campbell's Andrews 70 Victoria, which finished first but started 10 minutes earlier. Both boats were designed by Alan Andrews of Long Beach, but the rules allow Aldora comforts that ULDB 70 sled crews only dream about. The 70s are all-out racers under their IOR handicaps. Aldora's IMS rating allows for amenities, such as two staterooms, two heads, three showers, a full-size refrigerator, a microwave, a watermaker, TV (with VCR) and "every creature comfort possible," Dillehay said.

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I thought these were supposed to be our boats, not of others, in spite of the way cool ones in this collection. We've got lots of great pics of our Andrews 28 Diablo, but this is my favorite because it was our first doublehanded race, and at Block Island Race Week, our first really away regatta (trailered her up from Virginia).

Cheers, Greg

 

 

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Fiji, then Bahamas. rig one, and then rig two....  :)

 

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, Meat Wad said:

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Fast is fun.  Why waste energy going over waves? 

(Don't let Randumb see that.  He'll off-load a Holstein right then and there.)