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    John Clauser wins the Nobel Prize in Physics

    He is also the guy who invented the "Geek" keel for St. Francis's 12 meter
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    wave breaking in the ocean is a three-dimensional process

    A wave in the ocean, chance in a million.
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    Daylight Time vs. Standard Time

    Been there done that.  The US Tried Permanent Daylight Saving Time in the '70s. People Hated It | Washingtonian (DC)
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    505 Love - From the home page

    Dr. Robert Sutton postulated back in 1973 the cost of a 505 would always be the same as a mid-price Chevy. So far, I think his theory is holding up.
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    Dick Carter design boats

    Sleddog As I recall (which maybe wrong) that boat was built by a guy named Ralph who I knew as the caretaker of "Santana" back in the day. That's all I got.
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    old style mainsheet travellers

    Place to hook up your sea harness to?
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    Ranger 26-2 stability/seaworthiness

    It's built like a Laser. The deck is just glued to the hull. Not too many fasteners. They tried to sail one around the Farallons during the "Tragic Doublehanded Farallons" race. All they found was part of the deck washed ashore near Bolinas. Look elsewhere young Jedi, it is not the boat you are...
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    What is the fastest "classic" pre WWII era yacht

    How about Amaryllis it was so fast they banned it from racing?
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    Mixed doublehander in the Olympics.

    Rich sailors from rich nations trying to buy gold medals. It's the 5.5 meter debacle all over again.
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    Masthead Cal 20 with 150 Jib would win Hot Rum 2020

    I remember that George Olson and Wayne Kocher had a Cal 20+ named Sopwith Camel just before Grendel. Little bowsprit, masthead kites. They raced it in the midget ocean. That boat had a lot of influence on George's design ideas at the time. It was for sale awhile ago here on SA. 
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    Barons of the Sea: And Their Race to Build the World's Fastest Clipper Ship

    Just got this for Valentines Day. Fascinating read. Thanks for the tip!
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    5o5 worlds

    Well first of all is that 505's have steered well clear of the all bullshit the Olympics bring to a class. These are not the people you want in your class, they come for a few years and then leave. There is only one place at the Olympic trials, first, and everyone else is last. Not so good for...
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    I always enjoyed the "story" of Dave Wahle during the SORC riding his motorcycle down to the boat, stomping down the docks in his bandana, motorcycle boots & leathers and climbing aboard Improbable. He was busily working on the rigging when the owner of the yacht next door asked if he might...
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    Hawaiian shirt season begins this weekend.

    Here's a great place to find what you are looking for.
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    Olson 30 on FB

    Where do you get the lifting strap. Is it custom? I want to get rid of my rod. Thanks
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    Dropping my Cal 20 keel

    You need to contact Steve Seal at He is the master of all things Cal-20. I used to work for him and we did many, many keel bolt replacements. He's got all the Cal-20 parts you could ever want.
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    The front fell off

    Cardboard derivatives
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    "I'm the owner, I don't grind anything"
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    International Tempest help

    We owned Tempest US 13 (RIP). My take was that the bulb hanger was flat (much like a snipe dagger board) and therefore provided little lift. It forced you to foot off to get any kind of action happening. This resulted, because of the large sail area, in needing crews that were at least 6' 6" and...