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40+ boats on the starting line will be exiting. I'd enjoy that myself.
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Re: Interesting Sailboats

Jeff, really hard to compare a J/105 to a J/70. I agree with the analogy of transferring the comparison with the Melges 24 on the fast side. The two are closely matched when running and making the decision to head up in the puffs to get on plane.
The J/80 on the slow side by about 5 knts TWS before they can get up on plane.
The 70 is just another 22' going to weather and will have there hands full against a well sailed 24 and 80.
There has been a lot of talk with the technical team and the 70's possible crew weight restrictions (640-680 lbs) and max crew number (5) and what is right for the boat. Also boat weight is now coming into play and trying to define there differences between builders. Headsail material choice will remain Dacron. I do like the no support boat rule - only a limited number of teams can afford the luxury of high speed tows. Class rules are self-regulating.
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I'm sorry, but I have to say that I think someone is pouting when he should be posting.

Come on Paulo, we need you to drive the thread.
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Pleeeaaase Paulo???

I miss your work.

If you don't I will post photos of slow ugly boats every day until you do....



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Pleeeaaase Paulo???

I miss your work.

If you don't I will post photos of slow ugly boats every day until you do....
I hate to say this, but... those are interesting boats.

For all the wrong reasons. Ouch.

My bigger fear is that Paulo is cruising his boat in warm weather. From where I sit - i.e., in the freezing cold - that would be cruel and unacceptable.
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I hate to say this, but... those are interesting boats.

For all the wrong reasons. Ouch.

My bigger fear is that Paulo is cruising his boat in warm weather. From where I sit - i.e., in the freezing cold - that would be cruel and unacceptable.
True.

Probably drinking ridiculously good wine and eating ridiculously good food anchored of some pretty little bay.
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I would hope so. I hate to think he would be punishing us.
I can post some some pics of some really awful boats. Do you really want to get me started. Get your vomit bags.

Pouting is so silly.
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Pouting is so silly.
Except when my 3 year old daughter does it. While still rather silly it is also very very very cute.
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Hi all ! I'm a long time reader of this forum but this is my first post.

I posted the video on Youtube and I'm happy to see that you enjoyed it ! Just one point, I'm not "a couple" on the boat since I was with my 2 daughters - I was behind the camera ! ;-)

Conditions were great and this is the proof that even if the JPK is obviously a racer (and I will race with her) she is also a great boat to cruise and have fun ...
And a lovely crew you have

Welcome to this thread, even if I am going out.

You have a very nice boat and I wish you and your family a great time with it, racing and cruising.

the best to you all.

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Interesting boat thread:

This “hypocrite smarmonizer ass” is given up. This thread is officially under a new management.

I wish good luck to all. It is no more fun for me to post here since the ambiance has changed; I don’t like it, I cannot control it and since fun was the only thing that lead me to maintain this thread I will move elsewhere.

I don’t hold anybody responsible, this is a public forum and this thread was kind of odd, kind of Paulo’s thread, as many have called it, but only because the members of this forum wished and allowed that to be the case.

That changed, the thread ambiance become aggressive to me. I explained the situation to the forum management, previewing correctly what was going to happen and my intention to give up and change my work on this thread (as it was) to a personal blog, if it was not possible to find a solution that restored the cordial ambiance around here. It seems that Andrews had tried but it did not work out. Thank's for your effort.

I am not even complaining about the forum management, it’s their forum but this was an unusual situation on an unusual thread that had over 1500 hits a day and one that was widely appreciated out of sailnet (many become members of sailnet to participate on this thread and many others only followed this thread without being members yet).

It was to the management to decide what they wanted or not for this thread and what they could or could not due to preserve it like it was, knowing that it takes to somebody (in this case me) some knowledge and a lot of work to maintain it like that and running.

A special thanks to the ones that contributed and made this thread with me especially to the ones that tried to maintain it like it was, to those that someone called Paulo’s troops: Erick, Anders and Mr Pelicano that are also among the best contributors. I guess that it was for that they were called my troops. This was their thread too.

I made many friends here and I hope that they will maintain that friendship. If they need something from me they can send me a PM or they will find me on other boat threads were I post occasionally under the name of Polux. I will not be following permanently this thread anymore, or being around much on Sailnet, even if I can post occasionally here from time to time.

A last explanation: The pictures I posted on this forum (and thread) may have an erratic behavior, appearing and disappearing. I use photobucket to post photos. That is a free site providing the photos are not viewed extensively. Mines are, so it is not free anymore for me and even to maintain old pictures I have to pay. As you can understand it does not make sense to pay for something I don’t feel like mine anymore. However as I will use photobucket in the future (on next fall and winter) they will be active then.

You can see some more about all this and the future of this thread, as it was before, here:

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Best regards to all,

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