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    Mega high SA/D's - How high?

    Eh, SA/D really stops becoming anything of meaning once you're into the realm of "the ballast is just there to stop it turtling". Might as well be sailing an 18 footer.
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    Seen heaps of sports boats with those small ungeared winches... I guess they were all the rage as turning blocks about 10 years ago?
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    Young and Full of Promise

    Damn cool boat. Looked at the plan-view design and thought "Yeah that's a rocket all right".
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    Anybody need some used sails for their Maxi

    Could make a few duffel bags?
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    Light Air Polars: How low do you go?

    This is one of my greatest frustrations - too many owners throw up the "but my boat just can't move in those conditions" excuse, when in fact all they need to do is pay attention and tell their main trimmer to back off.
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    Crew memberships required for racing at yacht club?

    Given that the Australian ISAF/WS body have decided hey this seems like a real smart idea, and a lot of small clubs in certain countries are getting very pissy about their national body's governing nonsense, is it possible for clubs to run a "copy" of the RRS, without all the strings attached?
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    Does your dinghy have a name?

    Flat Bottomed Girl (Yes its a Skiff)
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    Kite Kat... Bat5h!t crazy?

    Stop wasting your time and just get a proper sports boat. At least your extra 2 crew will have something to do.
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    How many challengers will there be?

    AC34 had three challengers.  AC35 had three challengers (when you consider that three of the challengers were just there for show). AC36? Wouldn't be surprised if it was three.
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    RAN TAN II activates EPIRB

    From what I've heard, the old girl seems to have had more than her fair share of keel problems, but it might simply be a case that the number of miles she's done leaves her overrepresented in the statistics.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Well at least the public engagement has improved since last time... but Im pretty sure Bermuda didn't have these sorts of obnoxious rules.
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    Farr 3,7

    Anyone know where I can get my hands on a not-expensive, not-shit mainsail? I have an old boat and need a main that doesn't suck arse. In NZ btw
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    What's the Tiniest Asymmetrical Spinnaker You Know Of

    Can probably do smaller than this
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    "Proper" Sailing Yacht for the America's Cup - a tired statement

    To be fair, the LV challenger series was more fun to watch than the Cup match itself. Watching Ainslie and Percy throw their toys was good entertainment.
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    What is This? How is it Used?

    It's a "mouse" type GPS receiver. Probably runs serial, you can get em on Alibaba for 5 bucks.
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    Clipper wreck report

    I knew these boats were operated on a shoestring budget, what with crews having to perform the maintenance and all, but no paper charts? No visible depthfinder from the helm? No dedicated navigator?
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    Trailer pad material

    I've just put astroturf on my dinghy trolley... will see how it goes. The real PITA always seems to be sand... gets in all the nooks and crannies!
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    When you get waived to cross, and then a douche protests?

    You just counter under one of the many rules that they broke. They'll get tossed out.
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    Seascape D2 aka 14

    Totally fascinated by the wheel setup/roof-racking deal you've designed for this... looking to see if I can recreate it for my single-handed skiff. 
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    How bad are oversized hanks?

    Shouldn't be an issue as long as the luff of the sail and rigging align parallel to the wind. Could see it becoming a problem if the halyard was over-tensioned, which seems to happen a lot these days.

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