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    Sailing a Melges 14 (control lines question)

    I have a M14 and I tie the tail of the vang to the starboard hiking strap eye. This seems to keep the vang in hand's reach most of the time. Maybe because I don't know any better, but I play it almost exactly like I would a Laser. 
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    Zinc sunscreen recommendation.

    Zblok is good, Neutrogena Baby (zinc) is my go-to in a pinch when I need to find it in a regular store (in the US), but my new favorite is Raw Elements. Sure it sounds like hippy shit. It is hippy shit. But I like a few key things about it: 1) It's Zinc and it works on my uber-white complexion...
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    He's older, but I think if he went to a smaller rig he'd have been fine. I find it easier to depower than a Laser, but if you don't pull the strings you've got a pretty powerful sail on your hands. When I first started sailing the Laser I had a day that kicked my ass so hard I questioned...
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Nice guy. Just realized the boat was too much for him unfortunately. 
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    25 boats at Sarasota this weekend. Going to be fun!
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    JC Worldwide Podcast

    I was bummed out today to find JC's podcast is no longer available on any of the websites or on iTunes. I think JC was doing a great job with these shows and it's a loss for all of us that there won't be any more (I'm assuming). Does anyone know where I might find archived copies of these? 
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    prism

    If it’s so cheap and easy then you should build one! You’ll find it’s more challenging to bring a finished product to market than you think. 
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    prism

    Does the Prism do the 9-axis based heading like the Shift does?
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    Moth Developement

    What's the feel in the class on considering an electronic ride height system? I realize currently it wouldn't be allowed in the rules, but it could have a significant impact on the boat's performance not to mention making it easier to sail. 
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    Curved/Foiling F18's - A matter of time??

    Probably better to leave the F18 where it is. Might be time for a new Formula? Fix the weight of the F18 to something more manageable. Not so light as to compromise durability. Seems today glass over carbon isn't a huge cost savings. Am I wrong? 4-point foiling over 3? Foils cannot extend...
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    do you think the melges 14 will catch on?

    Now 6 boats in Atlanta I believe.
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    Rio unsafe on and of the water

    True, it's very much the exception. The norm is you're defenseless and can only hope to get lucky and live. I'm glad that these athletes have been lucky and are ok.
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    Rio unsafe on and of the water

    It does happen. No matter what side of the gun issue you're on, the horrifying truth is access to weapons is only going to increase in the years to come regardless of laws and borders.
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    "Laser Aligned Foils"

    I see this comment sometimes on ads for boats. Can anyone explain to me like I'm five what this really means?
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    Sportboats racing in Annapolis

    I've always been surprised the M24 didn't take off in Annapolis as a good light air performer.
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    Rockbox blue firmware update?

    Thoughts as to why they weren't successful?
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    Sportboats racing in Annapolis

    While I'm not convinced you can call a J/70 a sportboat, there's a crapton of them in Annapolis.
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    RaceQs

    Anyone know what the RaceQs business model is? What's the plan for this app?
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    What's happened to the VX One ?

    Did the VXs not go out today at CRW?
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