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    Casual PHRF: wind adjustment?

    Have you looked at the Portsmouth Yardstick?
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    Slickery Halyards - ? internal lubricant seeping out ?

    That's great, EHT!  You got me thinking about cutting those halyards into 1 foot lengths and using them for candles!  :D
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    Slickery Halyards - ? internal lubricant seeping out ?

    I just got a response from the rigging department at West Marine.  Apparently this is a "feature" of vectran lines! "After consulting with our Splicing loft supervisor we feel that part of your issue is a normal occurrence with Vectran cored rope. The Vectran does have a slightly oily feel and...
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    Slickery Halyards - ? internal lubricant seeping out ?

    Thank you, everyone!  Time for me to get to work on it!
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    Slickery Halyards - ? internal lubricant seeping out ?

    Preferably of different material!  ;)
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    Slickery Halyards - ? internal lubricant seeping out ?

    Three years ago I put new Vectran v-110 halyards on my S2 7.9.  They are very fine lines, indeed, and performed up to my expectations ... but this year they started slipping through the rope clutches, which is  rather annoying.  I checked the clutches and the jamming surfaces were not worn, nor...
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    looking for S2 7.9 photos

    Never saw that before ... a sissy-bar for the head!
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    looking for S2 7.9 photos

    Try putting a little bit of aft rake into the rudder blade. it also has exactly zilch directional stability. I can not let go of it.  The second I do the tiller is headed for the far side of the boat and we round up. I mean, it's nearly instantaneous.
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    Post your favorite Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Quotes here. I

    An S2 7.9 named Gargle Blaster lives ... in Sandusky, Ohio.
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    He Clean! Here is Your Olympic Story!

    Follow the money and it will begin to make sense.
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    inside out

    Uncomfortable as hell to sit in it down below! When the manufacturer takes the brochure photos they will find VERY short attractive people to make it appear roomy.
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    Courses for non spinnaker races

    Of course, there are several tactical maneuvers available on the dead-downwind leg. Sailing with the whole parade down the rhumb line to the mark may mean you are missing some interesting options, even if you are sailing JAM. Myself, I prefer triangle course since it has an extra...
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    Coles Notes version of Bethwaite's High Perf

    PERFECT! Read his last book and forget the rest -- it's a mea culpa for all the previous ones.
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    Slow boat in phrf division strategy

    If you win the boat end of the line and faster boats are to leeward, you will soon be sailing in a relative header compared to the boats to your left and you will have to bail out and tack to port eventually -- do it sooner than later to avoid sailing slow and low any longer than you have to...
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    Hoyt booms work a lot better if you keep the jib outhaul OUTSIDE the boom tube -- been there, done that. Lots of friction, complicated to re-feed the line, and the hole in the boom for the line is a potential entry point for water to get into the boat.
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    Boomkicker - They have models for up to 38' boats, they say. Used them on 22' and 25' boats and they behave like a Vang-Master, only cheaper.
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    Scow Mini v.2

    Good scow sailors know to keep it heeled upwind -- then it slices through the waves very nicely.
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    hard chines. explain to me why theyre special.

    We always hang several from our Christmas reef!
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    Just Venting; timid elders that make the rules

    One's imagination actually improves with age. :)