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    Shocks vs Friction Rings vs Blocks

    You might want to checkout:
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    Where to get a carbon spinnaker pole?

    Not the cheapest option - but Forespar just did a 3"diameter pole for my Olson 911s.   It is really nice and light.   Contact: Randall Risvold Forespar [email protected] ph. 949 858 8820
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    Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

    Hey barsuk1, I see you are in Sunnyvale, CA - where do you sail your UFO? Later
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    Pettit Trinidad - SR, PRO, XL, w/ PTEF, or w/ Irgarol

    USA1136, I had used Pettit Trinidad with SR for years with good results (no slime for up to a year).  Then when they had to reformulate Trinidad without the Irgoral the slime build up was almost instantaneous.  I contacted Pettit to confirm that the Irgoral formula was back.  Here is their...
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    Jib/genoa sheet problems

    Chclout - something like this might be good:
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    “Knot” a cool pun: worst boat names ever

    My Olson 25 was "Knot To Worry" - came with the name and I never changed it for the 20 years I owned it.  New owner changed the name. Later
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    Capo 30 rig

    Hitchhiker which Capo 30 was it?   How did she lose the rig? Later
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    Spinnaker Pole- Bridle or No Bridle

    Damcoyote Thank you for your input.   Did the pole bend much with just the center-pick point? Later
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    Spinnaker Pole- Bridle or No Bridle

    Thanks everybody for the input - I found some postings elsewhere for a carbon pole with a center pick on a Beneteau 36.2.  Their experience was that the pole would bend a lot when loaded up.   I think I will stick with a bridle. Thanks, later 
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    Spinnaker Pole- Bridle or No Bridle

    Zonker thanks for the reply.   How do bridles help for end to end jibes? Later
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    Spinnaker Pole- Bridle or No Bridle

    Gorn We do end for end jibes.   We have a old Hall Spar Quick Jibe Pole with the swiveling end for dip pole jibing (never have tried it) Later
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    Spinnaker Pole- Bridle or No Bridle

    Hey, I need a new spinnaker pole for my Olson 911s.  J is 12.3 feet, I is 41.9 feet and the spinnaker is about 760 feet^2.  The old pole is a 3 inch OD aluminum pole. Forte offers a 3 inch OD carbon pole without bridles (center point pick).  Forespar has a 3 inch OD carbon pole with bridles...
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    Vang setup advise

    Allen Another thing to think about for the setup Is to assure the boom has enough upward travel.   This is important when you release the Vang in a round-up situation.  If the boom is constrained by the rigid gang too much you can break your boom when it hits the water Later
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    What's the most popular 2 person raced dinghy in US?

    Sailhmb, It appears you are in Half Moon Bay in California.  To find out about the local to the San Francisco Bay Area active fleets of 2 person dinghies you should attend Richmond Yacht Club's Sail-A-Small-Boat day on March 3rd: Later
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    HEFF:  +1!
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    Can B&G Focus housing be used for a new DST800 Transducer?

    WHK Thanks that looks like it will help Later
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    Can B&G Focus housing be used for a new DST800 Transducer?

    I have a late 80's B&G Focus system - my question is would a current B&G DST800 Transducer fit in the old B&G Focus Housing? Thanks, Later
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    Trinidad SR for a racing bottom in Puget Sound?

    Per an email I got from Pettit: The none Irgoral product has a “A” after the product number on the box.  So Black Trinidad Pro with out Irgoral would be 1088 A. Manufactured before Sept 2017.  The product with only 1088 manufactured after Sept.  will be the Irgoral product. Make sure to check...
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    control line update on young rocket

    Hey Blastfurnace, Thanks to you I learned something new today - never thought about where the term smart-pig or clever-pig came from :)  
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    caption contest

    Us Millennials like our beards!

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