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    I'm sure there's a reason no one does this

    Thirty foot masthead sloop, double inline spreaders. 153 genoa really starting to bag out at the top, point of max draft has slid to 55 or 60 percent aft. Bottom two thirds of the sail still has nice shape, its just the top that is ugly. Mylar and carbon scrim sail. Three years old, bunch...
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    Slippery Winches

    Our old boat has old Barient 40 primaries. The drums are worn down so smooth that a loaded genoa sheet does not grip well. Tried a variety of different lines for genoa sheets with no improvement - in even moderate breeze trimmers need too many wraps to keep the sheet from slipping. This is...
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    Depthsounder Noise

    Old signet smartpac instruments, depth transducer thru hole 2' forward of the keel. On both the fixed vhf and handheld vhf you get repeating static as the depthsounder sends its signal out, so every 1 second or so a blast of static on the vhf. Can't really squelch it out without drowning out...
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    Whidbey Island Race Week

    Whidbey Island Race Week (Oak Harbor, WA) is a month and a half away (July 22-27). The P-30 Fleet, comprised of the S2 9.1, Olson 911, and Santana 30-30pc is looking for boats to come and race level at WIRW. If you have a P-30 boat or a J-30, put a crew together and join the fleet. Level...
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    Rules Question

    Two 30 foot boats sailing downwind on opposite gybes and converging appx 200 yards from leeward turning mark. Both are sailing deep such that the angle between the respective courses is no more than 10-15 degrees. Approx. 5 boatlengths from each other port heads up, passes astern of stbd and...