Hobie 18 #7877 wrote:
I wonder who was the first place guy? Ray perhaps? And to think, you were ahead of him in one race and he has all the bells and whistles!
Yes. It's not that I was faster, just that I finally got a good start and he blew it that time. I think and only that time. lol
I know that I am going to get some varied remarks on this, but I use Carmex on my traveler so that it will not stick. Works pretty good.
I generally use copious amounts of silicone spray.
Rudders do play a big part, but until I can afford a set of new EPO 2s I am just going to have to deal with flex.
I dunno, I'm really thinking about putting down one or two layers of glass over the sides of my other old rudder. I'm not sure how much good that'd do, I need to find an engineer or something and ask him.
Finally, I heard someone say one time, "Anybody can sail with wind, but it takes a sailor to sail with no wind." This would not be me, but I am working on it.
Yesh. Sailing with no wind is more difficult. But Ming was doing a dandy job of holding the jib out.
By the way, I am TDY, so I will get that rudder in the mail as soon as I get back. Also, I think it is plastic and not fiberglass like I mentioned earlier. Sorry for the misinformation.
Hey bro, no problem; I still appreciate it! Shouldn't be any issue putting a tip on it I don't think.
By the way, did you meet Betty and get a cool trophy?
I think I met Betty but I forgot your email when I left so I couldn't remember the name of the person I was supposed to look for.
I did, however, meet a Diane (crewing for the #1 H16 guy), Rick (with an H17), Dave (with a Tiger), Cybil & (Ron?) (?), and several other very nice people. We chatted mostly with Diane.
Regarding a trophy: Just a Cowtown Cats tumbler glass with a "2nd Place H16 Captain" sticker on it. Ming got one that said "2nd Place H16 Crew."
Meanwhile, Ming's talking about making matching team outfits for us to wear.