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  1. jackolantern

    Mauri Pro - Misleading Customers

    @Juan Mauriyou guys need to tighten up your ship a bit. After ordering 20 pieces of equipment from your website, I get an email that the items are backordered by a month. "Not surprising" I think. The reason I ordered from Mauri Pro was because what I needed was out of stock in some places and...
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    Trader 4 - Donovan 84 maxi - Status?

    Following up on this archived thread: 
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    Used Mumm/Farr 30 Mains

    Sportboat program with a donor Farr 30 rig in it. Hoping to augment the mainsail inventory with some used sails   Goal is 3Di, even if it’s Gen 1, for fabric stability as much as shape. There’s a whole pile of aged Laminate mains that came with the boat and are good for 3-4 races each before...
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    Tropical Storm Isaias

    How’d everyone on the east coast fare? Carnage photos? It’s getting sunny and light out there here in CT. 
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    Faster Turnbuckle Adjustment

    So we do a fair bit of rigging adjustment on the forestay of a 45' Racer/Cruiser, up and down through a range of 25 turns for different conditions. It's a highly loaded boat that needs to be let off the jack slightly to get the buckle to turn, and the forestay turnbuckle is set belowdecks in a...
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    Ulman Sails - Wally Cross - System Sailing

    So when this was announced not so long ago it seemed ambitious but potentially hugely valuable. A weekly episode with high quality tips for racing teams from a high quality racing sailor. So alluring that I mashed the subscribe button as soon as it went life. Guess the task proved too much for...
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    SORC Nassau Cup Ocean Race

    Wanted to give a shout-out with some well-deserved props to SA'er Sol Rosenberg and the entire SORC Organization for what's shaping up to be a bit of a revival for what is a spectacular event, the overnight Nassau Cup Regatta. To...
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    ORC For Dummies

    Alright. IRC is fading here on the east coast of the US. With the SORC series moving into ORC scoring, a number of bigger distance races following suit, and the ORC worlds coming to NYYC in 2020, it’s time to learn more. So in no particular order or importance: -what’s the difference between...
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    "Hawaiian Outrigger" - FTFP

    Presumably this isn't the kind of outrigger we're talking about, because I don't know why ORR (which the transpac is run under) would ban something so wonderful, and because I know I wouldn't ditch her anywhere!! So what's the story, gents? This is the third allegation of monkeying around to...
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    Q&A - FTFP

    Guess we now know what Ken Read has been up to since his last race failure at the J Class worlds.....
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    Greenport Ocean Race - 10/6

    Organizers are doing a great job fine tuning the schedules, both social and sailing, for what is shaping up to be another great race. There's usually some epic sailing and minor drama with dismastings, retirements and kite deaths on the 90 mile heavy air blitz around Block Island and back for a...
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    amazing earth shattering video