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    Used Laser question

    A friend of mine is looking to get a laser and is asking me for advice on one that he found. Unfortunately for him (fortunately for me...), I don't know much about Lasers. But, I know a bunch of you guys do. So, what do you think? http://burlington.craigslist.org/boa/4039215473.html He's not...
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    Photo Contest

    Trying to tap into the SA resource to help a friend of mine out with a photo contest. He's currently in second place with a photo that I've always really liked. But, he needs a solid boost of votes in the next few days to win. So, if anyone's interested, I'd encourage you to take a look at his...
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    Cell phone in Italy

    Ok, wondering if anyone has any experience getting a local SIM card for a cell phone in Italy. I'm going there in a couple weeks and have heard conflicting reports that it's only possible to buy one as an Italian resident or maybe they just need to see your passport. Any experience? I've been...
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    Question for the resident gun nuts...

    It seems there's quite a collection of firearm knowledge around here, so I thought I'd see what you guys think of my latest crazy plan... A little background - I've just gotten into racing biathlon (XC ski racing and shooting) this season. I'm an ex cross country racer (although it's been...
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    For the Cyclists in the group...

    http://www.jensvoigtfacts.com/
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    Detroit Question

    Question for the Detroit folks? I'm in Detroit for the week for a conference and need some suggestions on where to find some good food. We're based out of the COBO center and staying at the Renaissance Center Marriot nearby. Ideally we'd prefer something reasonably nearby (although we don't...
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    Looking for I-14 crew in Burlington,VT

    Yes, I know about the Crew Pool, and that's probably where this rightfully belongs, but I figure I'll have more luck finding dinghy sailors here... Anyway, I've got an I-14 in Burlington,VT and am looking for crew for the season. While I'm always more than happy to just get interested people...
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    I-14 top & bottom covers

    Hey I-14 folks (especially the U.S. Based ones) - does anyone know of a good source for covers for a B3? There's a really good canvas shop locally, so having them measure the boat and make some is definitely an option. But, it might be easier if there's someone who already has patterns, etc...
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    rebuilt I-14 first test sail and broken daggerboard

    Well, I got the I-14 that I've been rebuilding out for it's first sail today (I know, no pics, must not have happened... we had a lot of other priorities today...). Discovered that 20kts plus might not be the best sea trials conditions! Sailing out of newport harbor is always a bit of an...
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    I-14 flexible rig & upper shrouds

    Hey I-14 folks - As I'm finally getting ready to try out my new boat, I'm realizing that I've never really sailed with the modern style flexi rig, big roach main, etc... Any advice? Mostly, how much do I pull on the uppers? I'm assuming just enough so that the leward one isn't going slack? Do I...
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    I-14 spin sock

    Yet another I-14 question for the group as I try to finish this project and get the boat on the water... Kite sock - does anyone have the measurements for the sock for a 2 patch kite that works reasonably well? I can take a pretty good guess by using my kite, but the only kite I have is rather...
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    I-14 t-foil AOA range

    Hey I-14 folks - does anyone know what range of angle of attack for the rudder t-foils is currently working best? I seem to remember that everyone was increasing the range a while ago, so I'm trying to figure out what's working before finishing mine. Also, are most people's foils horizontal when...
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    I-14 shroud sizes

    Quick question for the I-14 guys - I'm trying to size a couple parts on my boat and it would greatly help to know the rigging sizes. Mast is sitting at home and I need to figure this stuff out today before I leave work. Does anyone know off the top of their heads what sizes of wire they're using...
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    Gul Aukland Jacket

    I'm looking for a new foulie Jacket and can get a good deal on a Gul Aukland. I'm replacing a Gill Key West jacket that I've basically never liked - it's not really waterproof (and never has been) and bits like the cuffs have fallen apart very quickly. I'd like the new one to be a little more...
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    International 14 rigging questions

    For those who remember, I've been workign on rebuilding Aa's old Bieker 3 I-14 that met with an untimely demise a couple years ago in SFO. Afer taking a bit of a break for ski season, I'm finally back workign on it and looking to get sailing as quickly as I can (although there's still a lot of...
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    Plastic luff track for dinghy masts

    Does anyone know where to get the plastic luff track that's commonly used on small carbon masts? I know we commonly use it on teh I-14s and I'm sure there are others. There have been a few other discussions about it here, but they revolve around how to attach it - I need to know where to get it...
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    I-14 T-foils

    Hey I-14 folks - I need some suggestions. I'm working on repairing Another Anarchist's old Bieker 3 and still have some hope of having it ready for worlds although it's going to be close. My plan has been to build my own foils and convert the boat such that the foils are fixed to the rudder and...
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    Race Canceled for "too much wind"

    Ok, WTF is it with the sailors/yacht clubs in Narragansett Bay (Rhode Island)? It's a nice "breeze on" kind of day here and I was looking forward to finally having a wed night race where we could sail instead of just drifting - right up until I get the e-mail that says the race is canceled...
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    Another crazy boat project

    Well, for those of you who remember the pictures of Another Anarchist's old I-14 that was damaged in a misadventure w/ bhyde, the boat's comming back to life. He was nice enough to make me a great deal on the hull. So, I'm working on repairing it and the far bigger process of converting it to a...
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