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    Buying advice for 30' Performance boat? (Great Lakes Sailing)

    FLAK is a well-known MORC racing program, in MORC circles. Both the keel and rudder are highly modified from the original as MORC penalizes beaver-tail bulbs heavily. The length and width of foil are smaller than the original Andrew’s design.
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    Wheel covering material

    That is some pretty work right there! I don’t care who you are.
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    mound of the hound

    Used to race Wednesday nights with a system like this. Top third of fleet loses three seconds a mile of rating, middle third no change, bottom third add three seconds.    It was a challenge to beat a “OD” boat you owed 30 plus seconds a mile to, but it kept us looking for speed. 
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    i done did it

    Hobie 33 155% jibs always had to work around that wide single spreader, now you have two spreaders to deal with.    Seems like some  Code sails are in order when you are just off the breeze or in the super light.    That is an absolutely spectacular boat. Congrats!!
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    J/105 Sparcraft mast replacing Hall

    Etchells have different main designs for stiff vs. soft masts. In fact Doyle gave directions on how to measure the static deflection of the mast (bend of mast sitting on two sawhorses) for a custom luff curve fit. These concepts have been around for years.    Any sailmaker that says mast...
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Those would be the titanium tubes he will be installing later. 
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Wow, just wow!!
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    what to use for the tack line

    Sta-Set X has a 1 - 2% stretch characteristic, meaning a 20’ length will stretch up to 4.8”.  High tech cores tend to flatten under load, which is why a proper clutch is important.    A dyneema/poly blend will give you better holding characteristics in an older clutch but you will increase...
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    what to use for the tack line

    What core material and size are you currently running? Is it line stretch or clutch slippage?
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    Main sheet traveller equipment-

    It would take figuring with the angle of the primaries, but if you are drilling holes, why not put a proper turning block to leeward and cross-sheet. 
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    Best $25,000 Bang for your Buck

    Mariah 27 is another good MORC boat, it appears to be really clean down below and the hull looks clean, but no deck or engine picks.
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    Best $25,000 Bang for your Buck

    Flak was a legendary boat/ program in MORC.   It will be a joy to sail upwind, 7000 lbs hull that slices through waves. But the MORC rule didn’t penalize sail area as much as boat weight which is why the boat has that large triple spreader rig.  If you look at the picture of the tiller you...
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    Best $25,000 Bang for your Buck

    Going upwind in a MORC Maxi is about as sweet a ride as you can get. They put three speed winches on those boats for a reason. There is a lot of sheet to pull in tacking.    I agree with other posters that they don’t have any real vices.    Having sailed both MORC Maxis and a Laser 28. I...
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    Etchells set up

    Just saw your under 10 knots part of post. At that wind speed you should have a fair amount of blocking behind the mast creating more prebend, this will accentuate the sag, which is a good thing.    get the tuning guide from the sailmaker and follow it religiously until you understand how the...
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    Etchells set up

    Used to race 1007, 46.5” was a good medium air number. We ran 47” under 10 knots. Blocking at the partners and mast step position is everything on this boat. As others have noted sag is a good thing, we can talk about mast sag to leeward another time.    Strong was the breeze blowing?

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