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Forum: Vessels Lost, Missing, or in Danger   4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 62
Views: 6,368
Posted By Port Clyde Me
Re: Adrift sv Dagny, West End, Grand Bahama

Interesting thread. Any word on the boat? I watched this unfold over on CF, and provided quite a few poignant comments. Won't get into that now. He must have done OK with his "loans". I read he's now...
Forum: Racing   12-18-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By aelkin
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

Hi Joy!
I sail a 35-foot masthead, 1971 C&C. Primarily racing, but do more cruising/singlehanding than a lot of racers in my area.
My boat came to me a few years ago with 14 sails. None of them...
Forum: Racing   12-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By jsaronson
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

Here is an unbiased description of various options:

https://store-cwqft4h4.mybigcommerce.com/sail-build-specifications/

Laminates look cool and maintain shape better, but when they fail, it is...
Forum: Racing   12-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shockwave
Joy, welcome to the racing world. It's not hard...

Joy, welcome to the racing world. It's not hard to easily spend $20~30k seasonally to keep a 35 footer in new sails. And this is just regional racing. Go big time like the M32 and being a paltry...
Forum: Racing   12-17-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By SHNOOL
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

I've done sails for a much smaller boat a Capri 25, headfoil 2, and went with epsails, using loadpath... I went from mid fleet, to number 2 for the year (same crew/same boat/same lousy driving, and...
Forum: Racing   12-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shockwave
Joy, work with the guys you like. Most, if not...

Joy, work with the guys you like. Most, if not all, of the sailmakers you work with will give you good service. Or sail maker has been 4 lofts in the time we've bought from them. The sticker on...
Forum: Racing   12-16-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By paulk
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

We carefully folded our tape-drive sails between uses. That was when we had a double-slotted tuff-luff for the jib. Since then we got a roller-furler, and since we needed a new jib anyway, we got a...
Forum: Racing   12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By paulk
Re: What sail material are racer/cruisers recommending these days?

We went with UK tapedrive sails and promptly won that year's club championship, and I think the next, sailing against an assortment of well-sailed boats in our fleet. (J/109's, 105's, B36.7, assorted...
Forum: Racing   12-14-2015
Replies: 23
Views: 1,203
Posted By Shockwave
We found the load path sails were generally good...

We found the load path sails were generally good all around sails, fairly quick, held their shape well and lasted a decent amount of time. If longevity is more important then the podium then a woven...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum   10-21-2013
Replies: 59
Views: 5,941
Posted By unimacs
Re: The Ocean is broken? really?

It would be a huge waste of time for me to post any information refuting what Andrew Watts has to say because you are determined to believe it no matter what. Am I wrong ?

Ask yourself why that...
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