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    OneSails drama.......

    Lock 'em Up!
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    OneSails drama.......

    Hate to say it... This happens way more often than you might think.  Sail dealers can be some of the shadiest cats on the planet.   You should always buy from a local sailmaker, not a sail dealer who unpacks boxes and his first look at the sail is moments before yours.   When the...
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    Modified Columbia 30 info?

    The vang is a key control in any squaretop mainsail and yours looks way too tight in that picture.  To much vang and you will create a massive shit fight for control between the main and the rudder.  Your leeches should be somewhat balanced. Jib and kite are in harmony, main leech is not...
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    New Boat Search

    Sailed on one several years ago.  As I recall, it went upwind in 12+ knots like a rocket, pointed like a tour guide.   Comfortable in a seaway, but when you are pointing really high an a somewhat narrow boat, that is to be expected.   It was underpowered in the really light stuff and slower...
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    What boat should I get?

    I would get a used TP 52, they clean up in IRC or a Mac 26 if you want to go fast and straight upwind.
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    why?

    When I see crimes like this, my level of disgust never diminishes. Please keep in mind that this is a serious crime - it may also be other things as well, but it is a serious crime. Please do your part if you can, because every bit of evidence that is available could help authorities.   ...
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    why?

    LI = Long-term Incarceration.  
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    why?

    The truth will come out.    It may take time as this may be an extensive investigation and other victims of similar crimes may come forth.   The investigation will be snowballing, not going away.    Why?  College kids - the first suspect to be put on the spot will throw everyone under the...
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    why?

    I hear all your outrage.  I deal with this everyday and have for nearly two decades. PLEASE,  be less angry and more supportive of the young lady to encourage others to speak out (and for her own well being). The path to justice it truth.  Help break the silence.  
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    105 mods

    Get a rigger to make a new headstay - it is simple and easy.    Keep the old one in storage, I would also keep an RF jib with it for resale. The jibs can be modified by your sailmaker, but not a great route to go if you want to add a reef, as it may be better value to just go with a new...
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    J/80 Downwind Angles....

    The 80 is too heavy to do the sportboat speed thing - you have to sail VMG style.   It looks like a sport boat, but it is really an asymmetrical keelboat - think mini J/105, not big Melges 24. The "idea" is not to be a sport boat it is easy to be a one design with high stability that is...
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    Rate Your Bottom Paint!

    I am repainting next season and want to choose the best paint.  We are stripping and barrier coating the bottom first.  Boat will live on a mooring and get scrubbed every two to three weeks.  We will be racing beer can races and day sailing on weekends. I have always liked VC offshore, but am...
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    Is 5200 the same as SIKA for Structural Repairs?

    I always used Sika 291 for bedding hardware.  I have always liked it and just stuck with it for no good reason other than I trust it.
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    US isn’t competitive in medal chase at Tokyo 2020 because…

    Spoke to a guy last night who was on the US sailing team in years past and he told me there is only one reason why UK is winning and US is not and it is lottery funding.  The money makes the UK program 100x more professional.  Since they are getting paid there is an expectation of, and a...
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    US isn’t competitive in medal chase at Tokyo 2020 because…

    It is not the boats it is the early stage training construct.  We are training kids to sail like we train adults - in a robotic repetitive way that is far from age appropriate.  We start at an age when most want to grow up and be either a power ranger or a firefighter.  Then we wonder why...
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    US isn’t competitive in medal chase at Tokyo 2020 because…

    You just supported by argument... Junior sailing, like other organize sports focuses on achievement over enjoyment and all are way to time consuming as achievement requires commitment. At 200 kids a season, you have put ~2000 kids through the program in the past 10 years.  So how has that...
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    US isn’t competitive in medal chase at Tokyo 2020 because…

    Junior Sailing is the problem.  Kids are completely ruined before they get to college. Most kids are sailing in boring over simplified boats in large regattas starting at age 7.  There is no tuning, just show and go.  Mom and dad (and coaches) clean the boat, prep it while junior gets poodled...
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    Rocket 22

    I believe the boats in the original config used straps on the boom and blocks to hoist the keel? If I recall, ab owner broke their boom lifting the keel and that was that.
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    Rocket 22

    Lot of money for an orphan. Melges 24s in good shape on the Class website are listed for $15k and $17k. I have seen a few J/70s out there for $29k - $34k.  Both have significantly higher resale value.  Price of boat - Orphan Status (only 12 built) - No keel hoist - crazy for a low trailer...
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    Anything out there?

    Mike, all we have is $9k.  If you want to sell it to me for that, you can borrow it a few times and race it in Mass Bay against ryley.  It is a win/win - you get your boat sold, ryley gets to race against your boat.    Just call me officer problem solver...
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