Recent content by Jackdaw

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    Last straw

    Well I'm out of here for good. Place has changed over the last few years, and not for the better. Final straw was getting dressed down by an admin for posting a speed track from a sail last night. So seeya. Anyone who knows me use my email, or the same username on Sailing Anarchy. A little...
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    Vakaros Atlas

    The is no 'we' our 'our' in my last post. There was back in FEBRUARY, but that was in direct response to another member's question. The theme of the entire post is purely informational and fun. But do what ever you want, big guy.
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    Vakaros Atlas

    Yesterday it was NUCLEAR in Wayzata... so 4 of us crazies jumped onto the J70 and went looking for bear. Found it. 18.73 knots on the first downwind. full analytics here...
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    New to me ‘90 Capri 26’ questions.

    No worries! The 25 is a j/24 knockoff, a raceboat with 3.5 feet of headroom. The 26 is a full-on little cruiser!
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    New to me ‘90 Capri 26’ questions.

    sorry but the capri 25 and 26 are so unrelated it's funny.
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    Does your club have a designated drink?

    Na. That would only be insulting if that place actually existed.
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    Does your club have a designated drink?

    Here's the recipe (and backstory) to the WYC entry: About 10 years ago two nationally known WYC sailors (I'll leave out the names to protect the guilty) were sitting at what was the local watering hole (Sunsets or 'Sunnys' in Wayzata) when they decided to invent' a sailing drink to enter in Mt...
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    I would like to purchase a Catalina 270.

    That’s not what he asked. Certainly there’s nothing wrong with him asking if anyone on the board has one or knows one that’s available, correct??
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    Alternatives to NER Salsa (better price, less ugly)

    Come on guys. There are exactly three reasonable substitutes to SALSA. DPX, Swiftcord and SSR. https://www.velasailingsupply.com/samson-control-dpx-1-4/ https://www.velasailingsupply.com/our-brands/alpha-ropes/alpha-ropes-ssr-single-braid/ Harder to find now in the USA now...
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    Now I know where all the wind went

    There's the old saying: 'The bay doesn't blow, the valley SUCKS'.
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    Vakaros Atlas

    That’s excellent! Yeah the atlas is really popular with the Melges 24 crowd. Make sure it’s got the latest software on it!
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    What boat is this?

    Interesting how the notion of 'competition keel' has changed over the last 50 years! Viewed with today's eye, that keel is all wrong. Stubby and long that generates low lift, and fat at the top, where it undesirably concentrates all of its lead. New performance boats turn this around; long thin...
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    New job - new ride

    After a week of prep, yesterday the boat was mostly ready for a real sail at WYC. Only sheetbags left on the list. Sadly the breeze did not cooperate, with fitful puffs coming from all directions on a mostly glassy lake. The ChartedSails track tells the story of our search for breeze. But...
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    New job - new ride

    That pretty much the deal. But the 367 is gone. Lots of sailing friends in CC. Might be doing the j22 worlds there this summer!
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    New job - new ride

    Ha! No, but I did give it some serious thought! I've always liked the notion of 'BlackJack' for a boat name, its punchy and also easy to say on the VHF three times. And the U20 is really 21 feet long; that was the deal clincher. One of the crew members is a graphics designer, so she whipped up...