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post #1161 of 3268 Old 03-30-2009
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Glad those others saw the loose halyard, I was going to mention something this morning on my run thru, but did not due to lack of time.

I'd agree with George more than any one, ie blown out main, stretched halyard and the need for a cunningham. Jody has a main that may work smack!

Glad you had a good sail none the less. About half the boats in saturdays race did not make the 9 hr time limit. Started off with 15-18 winds out of SW, then slowly died, then roared in with 15-25 out of the north! Fought the current going south, then fought it again going north! The boat I was on finished third, 2nd for the 3 race series, so they were happy. Jody got me by 1 for the series, not sure where for the fleet. not real good considering a DNF and DNC. Altho the DNC still was a tied 2nd place finish, as no one finished in my boats group saturday.

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Ya know, if Smack's Cunningham is loose or all the way up, he could be topping out the main and still not getting it taunt. Check the boom position at the gooseneck Smack.
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Holy Cow - what a beatdown! Oh the humanity!!

Dearest Dog, et. al. - in deep appreciation of your collectively merciless heckling, I went out to the boat TONIGHT and created a masterpiece...



Yes - replaced the cars-cum-stubs (thanks George), cranked the HELL out of the halyard, actually rigged the cunningham (after I finally figured out what the hell it was), and hoisted the magnificence. Stow that weeping, Dog, please.

Okay, it's still an old, baggy main - but hey throw me a bone here.

See the kind of motivation a Sailnet shamefest can give a dude? Thanks for the love fellas!

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Much better.... Hey everybody... see Smackdaddy is trainable... if you use a damn cattleprod...

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Okay - don't get get to smug there, Multimutt. "Trainable"? I don't think so. I simply saw some modicum of value in a few of the comments.
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Okay, it's still an old, baggy main - but hey throw me a bone here.

See the kind of motivation a Sailnet shamefest can give a dude? Thanks for the love fellas!
And it even looks like you were not kidding about ironing with some extra starch Good on ya..

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Okay - don't get get to smug there, Multimutt. "Trainable"? I don't think so. I simply saw some modicum of value in a few of the comments.
"Multimutt" LMAO

Glad you got it up, smack.

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Smack, don't let them talk to you like that about your baggy main sail. Tell them, you just let off on the halyard to take in a reef because the wind just topped 40+, the reason for the wrinkles.


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Aww, and I was looking forward to the burn marks from the hot iron on his sails!
That looks much better SmackTabby.
When are you coming up north and east?
We gots boats that are going into the water as your area heats up like hell down there...

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Nice Smacky,

The Smacktanic is looking very pretty indeed. The class award for 'most improved' should be pinned proudly on your chest. You now have a chance if the wind goes over 7 1/2 knots

That white sheet thing isn't decorative though, putting the main up in the pen is lovely and all but not too many folk have had a decent BFS attached to the dock. CD excepted of course.

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