Recent content by glaufman

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    Reverse Polarity Indicator

    Perhaps if you had survived questions from the response?
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    Reverse Polarity Indicator

    That's a shame, it was a very good explanation
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    Reverse Polarity Indicator

    I have plans to install a temporary switch to check the reverse polarity light for just that reason
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    Caught in a Storm

    I like that he replaced the camera with a better one... that's classy
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    BELT DUST

    Very nice
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    BELT DUST

    I'm thinking maybe a stick with sandpaper glued to the end... hoping that inspires some someone
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    BELT DUST

    I find this intriguing... can someone more intelligent than me suggest a safer way to achieve this without removing pulleys?
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    First Contact! (What are the rules after being hit by another boat?)

    Agreed. Assuming someone SAW them do turns
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    First Contact! (What are the rules after being hit by another boat?)

    Except that there WAS damage
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    First Contact! (What are the rules after being hit by another boat?)

    WRT not pushing a position, I agree.... sounded like S got surprised and tried to evade... For the penalty, most skippers who know they are wrong will take the penalty turns rather than go to the PC where the only options are exonerated or disqualified... maybe even disqualified not...
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    First Contact! (What are the rules after being hit by another boat?)

    +1 on what shemandr said, with a couple clarifications... Contrary to what many people think, the decision on whether to protest lies with you and you alone. Noone can tell you that you were fouled and that not protesting is automatically a violation of rule 2. That being said, when...
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    How to "back" fittings used to route halyards to the cockpit?

    PS has a great article on backing plates of various materials... I highly recommend buying G10 and bonding it to the fiberglass... fender washers are usually thinner than standard and have a tendency to go cone shaped and pull out.
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    Rig tuning

    BTW... I've read that article before... it seems to give several sets of VERY different tension recommendations... up top it says 14/12/8 on the Loos PT1 for the Uppers/lower-fwd/lower-aft... 125/100/?? lbs... but in the text it says 450/250/300 lbs... moreover, in that same text he says he was...
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    Rig tuning

    AWESOME INFO... THANKS! Yes... having been crew and even helm on his boat for 1 race I have my own thoughts on jib being released while it is still providing power, being trimmed too soon, and too tight... that day I instructed them what to change, and they agreed, but then kept doing the...