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Okay - today was a freakin' blast - in more ways than one. I sailed with the legendary xxxx, and it actually turned into a BFS. Go figure.

After he went around and found a million things horribly wrong with my boat (and kindly helped fix each one - thanks dude) - we set out. Steady 15-20 out of the SW. Nice stuff.

With xxxx, a sailing buddy of mine, and myself pushing each other around the cockpit and cursing loudly, we worked our way to Windy Point - then further NNW for another mile or 2. Then the New Year's regatta started filling in just as we were beating back SSE. Suckers.

We sliced right through them as they were warming up prior to the start - and with the sails trimmed better than they ever have been (thanks to xxxx) we were actually blowing by those chuckleheads. I kid you not. And they were even going the same direction as us! Crazy!

Now, granted, they are lake racers and they weren't totally in the zone yet - but let's just say with our showing today, we'll be racing this summer.

As I was just completing my full moon of those in our wake, we saw a lovely gray cloud bank ahead to the NW and some nice strong gusts headed our way. We trimmed up, got even more speed, and freakin' flew that Catalina, dirty bottom and all! Then, of course, we got slammed by a bigger gust (30 we'd guess) and BOOOOM!

We busted our freakin' jib!!!! Is that just too awesome??? Ahh, what a day. Then it was back to the slip for more beer and cigars.

This sailing gig is just about the best damn thing ever! Seriously.

Thanks xxxx. Great advice, great company, great sailin'. You da man!

Here are the photos (heavily redacted of course):

Let's see - who in the regatta is left in front of us? Oh that's right - no one!


Sailing the hell right on out of yer boat, baby!

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Smack,

Looks like a good time, That's a good boat to learn on. Good luck with her and fare winds.

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Do you have a tall or std rig C27? Jody has some kevlar sails for a tall rig he might like to get rig of. Let you go a bit faster yet!

Glad you got out sailing today, had mixed rain and snow yesterday, rain today with some cloudy stuff only. Let Charlie know, not much weather wise but normal gray and gloom!

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Bluto - standard rig. Sorry about the mush you're in dude. Definitely wish you could have been here.

However, you'll be pleased to know that tomorrow we're headed to Wolf Creek for some skiing and boarding. Should be some sweet powder. Yowza!

I'll try to bring back a Big Freakin' Ski. You should do the same my friend!
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That will be saturdays job, best part is........I get paid to ski!

I have jody's jib, should find the measurements and see how much difference there is to a std rig. might work for you..........OR PM jody and see if he has measurements for his main too. There North sails, not much use to them, other than the jib he had on when he had the KD's at the FWB race last oct.

Enjoy the snow, make and "ear to ear" arc for me!

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SnapDraggy,
Nice photos and write up.
Nice to see a bunch of guys smiling and enjoying ceegars after a tough afternoon of playing in the wind. It is a bit weird how y'all had some kind of black box over your faces but I guess that is my internet connection (can't say I blame you though).
Anyway, that jib looks in pretty good shape in spite of a few rips. Do you have a sewing kit (official sailors sewing kit that is) on board? If not you should (yes, real sailors actually know how to sew). Something like this: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?path=-1|5948|599234&id=1058090
Of course you can always take that little thing down and just fire up the I-Ron genny and head back to the dock but hey, what if you felt like waiting for the wind to let up little bit? By the time you had that sucker stitched back up the wind would prolly have died down and you could have sailed back to the dock. JK. Take it to a sail maker just for shitz and grins if you want to see somebody laugh. While you are there get a quote for a replacement sail from them.
I kind of wish I still had the ole hank on jib system that I know my boat came with (we've got the lazy man's Furlex RF system). We also have a nice inventory of the old hank on fore sails which I would unload to you in a hot minute for a cold case or two of beers but I am in NY and you are out there wherever SmackDiddy can be found. I am tellin' ya that there are lots of folks who would be happy to unload their old, unused hank on jibs for not a lot of beer money.
My own boat is the same length as your C27 but we would want to compare the I,J,P,E numbers to be sure that my sails would be a good match for your rig. For that matter there are a lot more C27s out there then T27s and they probably even have a user group online somewhere where people are selling their hank on jibs 'cause they now have RF. Check it out when you get back from your manly snowboarding escapades.
In the last photo all of those motor boats in the racks seem to be pretty high above the water level. What is up with that? I didn't think you were on Lake Lanier or is the water level down on your lake too? The guy missing one tooth in the photo is you, isn't it? JK.
You guys might as well have been in the freakin' Reggatta anyway considering the equipment you broke. Racers have a way of breaking stuff each time out and it seems to me you are well along your way to becoming one of 'em.
Good luck with all of that white stuff.

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Smack, you don't look anything like Michael Douglas. You should pick an avatar that resembles you more closely. Sorry SailNet's rules, not mine.
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Found a Catalina 27 jib for you:
SailboatOwners.com - Marketplace - Category - For sale - Catalina 27 6.5oz Club Jib

There is also a spinnaker for sale there as well.

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What is that black box crap on my face? I don't hide from nobody, even here. Smack has a nice little boat and it sails better than I expected. He was right. We were dead in the middle of the fleet when they started and proceeded to walk all of them steadily, multihulls included. As you can see, my cigar got damaged during the sail and needed repair. Unfortunately, it didn't work so I only got to smoke about an inch of it. It was a lively sail and his two handsome young boys were hollerin' as we ripped along.
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