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  1. Wess

    New MG5 Cat (looks like a race version of ORC50)

    Pretty cool stuff; thanks!
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    New MG5 Cat (looks like a race version of ORC50)

    Interesting. I would not have thought that. Appreciate you sharing. You you tell us what pod cat you own?
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    Help with well known yacht broker dispute

    Phil is the only guy in he business we have ever had multiple people suggest we run away from as fast as we could. Sounds like that was good advice; yikes!
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    New MG5 Cat (looks like a race version of ORC50)

    Don’t understand this approach. Not using pod as structure adds unnecessary weight and the pod is still going to slam like a drum when impacted by waves. The pod still has a solid bottom!? It’s not like the airbags prevent the slamming or deaden the noise. Not a hater but color me confused.
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    Corsair/Farrier Anarchy

    This does not make sense. The ama is the float or one of the two outer hull (not main/middle), and is distinct from the beam or aka... and none of the folding mechanism connects to the ama. So the statement the surveyor is making does not add up at least with regards location. As for the deck...
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    Rapido Trimarans - 2 x New Folding Models Coming !

    OK, I like this a lot!
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    Mighty Merloe

    It’s the OPM method, otherwise known as other peoples money.
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    Can a C880 safely cross Nantucket Sound?

    You can’t afford to make a mistake in an F24. A capsize can be fatal. At least to the wallet. Get a beach cat you can self right and go make mistakes. Unless you are very cautious an F-boat ain’t a great first “big” boat IMHO. But if you were going down that path the F-24 would be the way to go.
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    Can a C880 safely cross Nantucket Sound?

    Didn’t want to say anything but when you asked that original question and were thinking of buying a big tri all I could think was OMG no. Munt steered you right. Get the beach cat and learn to sail it well. Any cheap used beach cat will do. Just go sail the crap out of it and make tons of...
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    Suggestions requested on getting IP 380 from Rock Hall, MD to Hilton Head, SC

    Yea, not much chance for sailing, and yes you do need to be mindful of draft and not running aground... and if you ain't done a lot of ditch in a sailboat there are also the bridges so be well aware of your air draft as well and bridge schedules. But all of that aside, this is not hard and can...
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    That is quite honestly one of the best ideas I have ever heard for getting (especially new) folks on the water racing. You could also run one where the guys have to give way to the gals. Tip my cap to you Sir.
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    What's at stake with NBR Misconduct rule 69?

    OMG that is funny.
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    No clue if you are serious or not but quite honestly that sounds like a crap ton of fun. Many variations of that could be used to get folks out on the water!
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    Well you got me interested enough that I will have to do some digging when I have some time. Not sure obviously but the comment rung true with me only because I seem to recall some kerfuffle about WS (or its predecessor ) trying to insert itself into the Dogzilla match race and being told to...
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    Honestly not sure. Was told back in the day of LE vs BE and dogzilla they were specifically excluded. Don’t know if that is true or not.
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    Is it true that one or more of the recent Americas Cup regattas were contested without any involvement of World Sailing or National Sailing Authority?
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    So basically your answer to what is wrong with US Sailing is that the vast majority of sailors are apathetic freeloaders. That will fix it for sure LOL. So go ahead and force folks to join. Force them to join WS as well (worse than a useless bureaucracy). Its not like the sport is in decline...
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    Respectfully you can tilt at windmills all you like but the fact is unless forced by some regatta they do (and most don’t do such regattas) the vast majority of even racing sailors don’t join. They do join clubs. They do buy (often used) boats. They often volunteer to help. But they don’t join...
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    I am sorry but you just don’t get this. Very few see any value. People vote with their feet. This is an organization just like WS and all the rest in the racket that does nothing for most sailors and even most racers and is just another entity picking pockets and it’s be obvious for years. A...
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    What's Right (or Wrong) with US Sailing?

    I don't know if that is true or not but it would not surprise me. The casual weekend warrior golfer can go out and have fun and not need to spend lots of time wondering what the rules of their sport are (they are easily known and understood)... whereas the casual weekend warrior sailor can't...
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