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  1. Phil

    Phil

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    14 posts, 21 likes
    My daughter and I came across this beauty while cruising around Port Jefferson, NY in a 420 from borrowed from her racing team. I would remove the power plant smoke stack in Photoshop, but it's just another part of Port Jefferson.
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  2. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,748 posts, 706 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    new posts on this forum are becoming quite rare it seems, sad to say
     


  3. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,721 posts, 1,257 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    are we out of original content? :(
     


  4. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,779 posts, 1,800 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Hi Phil! Nice shot, I think I know that boat but I can't think of it. Glad to hear you're getting time with your daughter so far away (are you still out west?).

    We see ours several times a year. She's still living in Brooklyn and sends pics all day long. It's a great era to be a parent.

    Brooklyn waterfront snapped by my daugther Mary Jane, on her way home.
    Brooklyn waterfront.jpeg

    She has the eye. :)
     


  5. Captain Larry-DH

    Captain Larry-DH

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    784 posts, 430 likes
    Quorning Dragonfly 1200
    US home
    It’s a great time to be 20-something in Brooklyn
     


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  6. Phil

    Phil

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    14 posts, 21 likes
    Thanks Tom. Just a quick iPhone photo while cruising around in a 420. Yes, we are still in Boulder. Odds are we will get closer to an ocean in ~3 years or so. Samantha has just over a year left at Stony Brook. After her gap year she decided to push straight through taking summer classes and winter break research classes while working as a paid intern in one of the marine biology research labs. We typically see her for ~1 week at Christmas and during ~4 day weekends where we go out to NY. We did meet up with her in Mexico over spring break and had a blast with her. She plans to move to Honolulu when she graduates. She'll spend one year working in a research lab and teaching sailing lessons while getting residency then it's on to grad school at UH. Katarina is living at home while studying pre-med at CU. She has 2 years left then she's off med school after a gap year.
     


  7. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,421 posts, 3,423 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Taken yesterday, so I guess it qualifies.

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  8. Gene S

    Gene S

    Joined Nov 29, 2015
    177 posts, 41 likes
    Delphia 37
    US Tacoma
    A little late but what the heck. Sunset at Gig Harbor.
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  9. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    184 posts, 196 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST
    Photo Day! Good to have it back. Speaking of daughters, mine is married now, living in Seattle lovin' life. Her husband, and three other guys are gearing up for the R2AK which starts on Monday. There are 4 of them traveling to Ketchikan on a Melges 24, slightly altered by this pedal drive system........I'll be watching.....https://r2ak.com/
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  10. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,779 posts, 1,800 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    That is interesting, Nat! Keep us posted.
     


  11. Phil

    Phil

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    14 posts, 21 likes
    That is incredibly cool! I would seriously consider belts over chains for the stern units.
     


  12. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    2,160 posts, 1,940 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    looks like radio control, apc airplane props, designed to turn 9,000- 10,000- ish rpm in air. i know rc/airplane props, i know sailboat and motorboat and steamboat props, but i do not have a clew as to what happens when you spin an airplane prop in the water. what fun trying things outside the box. good luck to the team on their adventure. :)
     


  13. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    184 posts, 196 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST
    Jon, the race started today, fortunately there is enough wind to keep them moving. There is some video of the boat under pedal power on their FB page.......if you are curious https://www.facebook.com/teameducatedguess/
     


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  14. nat55

    nat55

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    184 posts, 196 likes
    Gulfstar 1979 Gulfstar 37
    Un BELFAST
    R2AK is over for some, including Team Educated Guess who placed 5th. No ratings formula for this race so finishing order stands. This Day 6 report sort of sums up the final days....
    https://r2ak.com/2019-daily-updates...d-the-knife-edge-between-tragedy-and-triumph/
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    "The standout of the night was Team Educated Guess, whose three beers in recounting offered up a stream of next level jaw droppers that caused even the R2AK racers to shake their heads and genuflect inwardly. Team Educated Guess’ campaign was the kind of R2AK science experiment that fused fast boats with good sailors and the infinite possibilities of a race without guardrails. They upgraded their Melges 24 with a trapeze; a set of harnesses that allow crew to stand on the edge of the boat and extend their body over the water—their body a counterweight to the force in the sails. You can sail without the trapeze, all the other teams did, but a trap provides the leverage to drive the boat harder at the cost of safety. Did they use it? All the time and forever. “We trapezed from Cape Mudge to Current Pass.” How long was that? “I dunno, ten hours…something? They worked out a system to wake each other up when they fell asleep out there.” Still, they had limits: they never trapped downwind.

    They had been on the edge and they knew it. With every detail of their humility displaced adrenaline, the face of their audience reflected just how lucky they had been. The apex moment was a downwind run in 40 knots in Hecate strait. “We were hitting 18 regularly.” Their 24-foot boat was on a downwind rager in 40 knots of wind, careening down wave faces 2/3 the size of their boat and making 18 knots on the steady. “We’d get on 16-foot cresting waves, and one of them would break under you and the sea would just fall away and the boat would drop 4 feet.” The drop was the take off assist for a surf down the wave face that would accelerate the boat over 20 knots. “22 was our top.”

    This went on for hours. With a full main and a full spinnaker they had carried too much sail for too long. The standard way to shorten sail is to nose the boat into the wind to depower the sails, which in this case would have meant bringing the boat into the waves, and before they got there they’d be broadside to and the boat would roll. Add to that rock in a hard place, at speeds like that, some mind-bending physics starts to take over. When the boat was going slow (ie 15 knots) the trimmer couldn’t work the sheets; they were just too loaded with the force of the sails. But when the boat accelerated to warp speed, the apparent wind dropped and took enough load off the sails to allow for adjustment. It was impossible to put a reef in the main, so they came up with a plan. “I was like, alright boys, the next time we get on top of some big f***-off wave and we hit 22, douse it.” They struck the spinnaker in 35 knots of wind, 15-foot seas, going 22 knots, on a 24-foot boat.

    Jaw drop. Genuflect."
     


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  15. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,421 posts, 3,423 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Thats pretty badass.
     


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  16. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    10,421 posts, 3,423 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    That's a Sailing Anarchy - worthy race report. But SA would left the profanity in. Because that is the perfect way to describe that wave.
     


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