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    Corsair/Farrier Anarchy

    I've noticed that that carbon in layups can also "fool" inductive moisture meters into false positive wet readings because it can induce currents in carbon and thinks the currents are because of moisture instead. Does anybody know if there is carbon in this area? It's also not unheard of for...
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    What makes a boat sell on SA's classifieds?

    Nice pic! I wonder if it would help to show a photo of her sailing with a blooper! ;-)
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    Can a C880 safely cross Nantucket Sound?

    And I think your boat is a bit easier to capsize than an F24 which I think is one of the more forgiving F-boats...
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    Seawind/Corsair Marine "accidentally" destroyed their C37 molds

    We dry-sail our F-82R and launch it from the trailer for each event/regatta. As others have said with practice and optimizing it can be launched and retrieved in under an hour. Our first attempt was 3+ hours. Last year I kept it unfolded in a slip. It was more convenient for local weekly club...
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    Can a C880 safely cross Nantucket Sound?

    I think the F242 is also a great F-boat "trainer" with the benefit of being able to camp inside of it. You can thrash it, not get into too much trouble, and it keeps coming back for more. Beach cat is a better teacher of high-performance multihull skills, but is not as conducive to camping...
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    Towing a sailboat without a trailer license plate

    I personally plate and insure my trailers, but have been reassured by numerous brokers that (in British Columbia anyways) the vehicle insurance covers the trailer in an accident as long as the trailer remains connected to the tow vehicle. The trailer insurance only comes into play when the...
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    Yes only one guy shown because that photo was taken cruising with my wife and we didn't plan on gybing. At "rest" both guys are rigged and clipped to the pulpit and ready to go. When racing both are typically clipped to the tack line bale. The 30 seconds longer to gybe an asymmetric on was a...
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    On your boat (or any fast boat that planes above hull speed) yes! This was for a displacement hull that doesn't plane.
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    So like a whisker pole. I wouldn't ever do this because 1) it would be slower than squaring back the tack and 2) if the breeze built it might be difficult to take it down with the loaded sheet on the pole. With a whisker pole the safest approach with a furling genoa is to attach the pole to...
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    The Hobie 33 is a very narrow boat so can benefit from a reaching strut. Other beamier boats often don't need one.
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    Yes definitely get the kite drawing as quickly as possible, even if you have to sail a bit higher than desired, then attach the pole and bear away!
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    Yes this was shot "cruising" with my wife and we didn't plan on gybing. The other guy is clipped to the pulpit and ready to go, but could also have been clipped to the tack line bale along with the other one.
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    Nice video - Safe Speed Masterclass

    My understanding (which may be flawed) is that the headsail is the dangerous one when you’re above the dreaded wind angles, because it can pull you down and power you up when you’re trying to luff to depower. But once you’re below the dreaded wind angles the mainsail is the one to fear, because...
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    What exactly do you mean by goofy? Wing-on-wing? Without gybing the main?
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    Jibing an Asymmetric Spinnaker on a Pole?

    We sailed with a A2 squared back on a pole on a 42’ boat for years and it worked great. Or rule of thumb was to only sail deeper when the boat was going 6.5 knots or faster, which we adapted from Stan Honey on his Cal 40. Didn’t need a reaching strut with the A2 on that boat because it was...
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