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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Laundry Day eh
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    I thought that was the demon in Fallen.

    …or Ghostbusters.

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    That is a fascinating photograph. Thank you for posting it.

    Old time aspect ratio, but loose footed. Mizzen reefed to allow spinnaker to catch the breeze. Absolutely gorgeous!
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    What boat is it?

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    Nice vents. The mizzen was made that size for the race.

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    Now that​ is a true sailing yacht.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
    Skiing is the next best thing to having wings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David W Pratt View Post
    What boat is it?
    Dorade.

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    the main staysl has a reef as well.

    azul pfffft..hold my beer

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    ^ The color of that water makes me want to sell everything and move down there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    the main staysl has a reef as well.
    she is pulling like a muther!
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    perfect rejoinder including **** eating grin
    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post

    azul pfffft..hold my beer
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan McCosh View Post
    Dorade.
    She certainly looked very S&S

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    ya mind if i hijack this thread Paul?

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    It's great for the photo, but I wonder if that mizzen spin is actually doing much for the boat apart from keeping crew entertained. If there's enough breeze to keep it full when it's fouled on the backstay like that, I doubt they'd lose a tenth of a knot if they doused it.
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    a tenth of a knot . 2 miles a day...over 800 miles .

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    It was the Transpac, and I believe they won.

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    Dorade, huh? I thought it might be Windward Passage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    the main staysl has a reef as well.

    azul pfffft..hold my beer
    That's not azul. That's color aquamarina.
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    Back to the photo in the OP for a sec.... let's all take a minute to appreciate how nicely she's using her overhangs. Olin got that one right.
    What color are their hands now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    ^ The color of that water makes me want to sell everything and move down there!
    I’d settle for floating around w a big straw hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Back to the photo in the OP for a sec.... let's all take a minute to appreciate how nicely she's using her overhangs. Olin got that one right.
    She's a lovely boat. I thought that the overhangs came into play when the boat heeled.
    There is nothing quite as permanent as a good temporary repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    She's a lovely boat. I thought that the overhangs came into play when the boat heeled.
    I learnt to judge boat speed from where the hull wave reached on Waione's counter, either on it or behind it. Fastest was always broad reach .

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