Recent content by Tubes

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    Flat bumpers, any experience with them?

    Is that Fast Exit II?
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    Moths and boat work: do you need your own shore crew?

    If you're not interested in doing boatwork, then I doubt the Moth will interest you either.
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    Craigslist Finds

    Don't forget it comes complete with "mass!"
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    29er rigging tips

    Do you have the bungee running underneath the halyard? Is the cleat in good condition? I've never had a problem with the halyard getting stuck back in the cleat.
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    Dinghy for the family and maybe racing.

    International 14. Easy.
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    'Fanzy' shroud adjusters

    I'd be very interested if anyone knows any North American distributors, or any distributors that will ship stateside for cheap.
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    Graphite Added to Epoxy Based Coatings to Reduce Drag?

    Anyone have any experience or data surrounding this? Obviously graphite reduces friction in numerous applications, but after looking online, I've mainly found refences to graphite added to bottoms of work skiffs to reduce damage when landing on rocks and sandy beaches. Could an epoxy bottom with...
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    Top woman candidates for AC 37/38 Helm

    Okay: 1. What does what they posted have to do with what YOU are posting? Why does the fact that they posted on something earlier justify you continuing it?  2. My worldview has nothing to with it. I just wanted to talk about the topic, women, or people that identify as women, at the top of...
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    Top woman candidates for AC 37/38 Helm

    You've drifted this topic into equality of outcome vs equality of opportunity and the socio-economic outcomes of socialism... and what does the actions of anyone else have to do with how you are acting right now? No one is censoring you, so what are you talking about? And how is it self...
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    Top woman candidates for AC 37/38 Helm

    What would even have anything to do with the subject matter? This entire thread basically started as trying to get a list of top level female sailors compiled. Instead of contributing to that, you've turned the entire conversation into an argument about anything BUT top women in our sport...
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    The New Carkeek

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    Prop guards on junior sailing chase boats

    I don't think anyone is arguing that training and skill are required. But I have seen 100T licensed captains still bang a whaler on a dock and just being well trained does not completely eliminate operator error. As I mentioned in my first post, a propeller guard is not recommended for ALL...
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    Prop guards on junior sailing chase boats

    The only benefit of a jet drive, and the only benefit of a propguard, considered in this situation is that it reduces the likelihood of a junior being seriously injured or killed in the event an operator slips up. Even the greatest motorboat operator in the world will make a mistake, and a...
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    Prop guards on junior sailing chase boats

    When I was a program director for a YC junior program, I pushed pretty hard for propguards to be applied to any motorboat working around the Juniors. Honestly jetdrives would've been a better solution but to completely refit an organization's boats with new systems would be a disaster. I was...