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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270652
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Originally Posted by cyberspeed
my kids did most of the sailing.


+1. I'm getting the grommets into some "tiller time" which somewhat keeps them interested.

Can you anchor and/or dock there? One of my evil plans is to cruise there in time for T-winds to watch the shenanigans.

PS - thanks for setting a good example for the kids with your PFD.

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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: David Ingram] #270656
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Originally Posted by brucat
Takes a huge leap of faith, but the fast boats tend to have the crews trimming the main.

Mike


As long as the skipper does exactly as they are told everything is fine and boat goes around the course efficently. It's only when the skipper starts to believe they have it figured out is when the wheels come off.


Having confidence only means that you don't yet truly understand the situation.


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: David Ingram] #270665
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Originally Posted by David Ingram
Ha! Clearly little bro is trying to issue a skipper directive and big sis is thinking... put that away before I pull it off and feed it to you. Typical skipper and crew dynamic.


Good Stuff!


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270787
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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: waterbug_wpb] #270792
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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
PS - thanks for setting a good example for the kids with your PFD.

I was also testing wearing my SPOT unit on my left shoulder. I forgot about it until my sister's friend asked what was blinking on my shoulder. Every transmission was received.
My SPOT Track >>>

The shoulder is the best place because the sailors shoulders always have clear view of the sky and if the skipper is wearing it, it will stay fairly dry. I found a local place that we can rent the SPOT units for about $40/unit for the week.

[Linked Image]

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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270793
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The Cocoa Beach Hotel info is posted. We also have a second option for Palm Beach Shores which is a little nicer. If we get five rooms, we will get a 25% discount on the rooms.
http://florida300.com/hotels

For the latest updates and rule changes, please "Like" www.Facebook.com/Florida300 or Sign up for the mailing list on the www.Florida300.com.


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270794
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Originally Posted by cyberspeed
Rick, can you add the Florida 300 to your schedule for distance racing?


Thanks Rick!


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270796
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Originally Posted by cyberspeed
Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
PS - thanks for setting a good example for the kids with your PFD.

I was also testing wearing my SPOT unit on my left shoulder. I forgot about it until my sister's friend asked what was blinking on my shoulder. Every transmission was received.
My SPOT Track >>>

The shoulder is the best place because the sailors shoulders always have clear view of the sky and if the skipper is wearing it, it will stay fairly dry. I found a local place that we can rent the SPOT units for about $40/unit for the week.

[Linked Image]


That's all well and good ,but I've got enough crap on my person already sailing and won't add anything else.More to tangle in tacks and I've had to swim after boats after breaking traps and all that stuff becomes a big problem.SPOT are for entertainment, Epirbs are for life saving, that will be on my person.If SPOTS are supplied I'd put it on the boat somewhere.


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270815
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Epirbs are for life saving, that will be on my person.If SPOTS are supplied I'd put it on the boat somewhere.


Gotta agree with Todd here.

EPIRB on one shoulder, strobe and flashlight on the other.

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Originally Posted by Team_Cat_Fever
Originally Posted by cyberspeed
Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
PS - thanks for setting a good example for the kids with your PFD.

I was also testing wearing my SPOT unit on my left shoulder. I forgot about it until my sister's friend asked what was blinking on my shoulder. Every transmission was received.
My SPOT Track >>>

The shoulder is the best place because the sailors shoulders always have clear view of the sky and if the skipper is wearing it, it will stay fairly dry. I found a local place that we can rent the SPOT units for about $40/unit for the week.

[Linked Image]


That's all well and good ,but I've got enough crap on my person already sailing and won't add anything else.More to tangle in tacks and I've had to swim after boats after breaking traps and all that stuff becomes a big problem.SPOT are for entertainment, Epirbs are for life saving, that will be on my person.If SPOTS are supplied I'd put it on the boat somewhere.


can it be mounted on the boom?


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: David Ingram] #270821
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Originally Posted by David Ingram


can it be mounted on the boom?


Livingston had one on the boom once...I think he used a batten to extend the boom and mount the spot to. If memory serves me, I think the batten broke in a capsize or something and the spot was lost. I would be a little careful with the nuclear gybes but it's probably one of the better places for it.

For the Everglades challenge, we strapped the spot to the boom on the tri just in front of the mainsail strop. It seemed to work just fine from there.


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: Jake] #270832
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what about the top edge of the front beam? I guess the spin might block the sky view occasionally, and it wouldn't work upside down, but I suspect you could build a pretty secure mount on there?

Or build a flush-mount into the center of the inspection port cover?


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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
what about the top edge of the front beam? I guess the spin might block the sky view occasionally, and it wouldn't work upside down, but I suspect you could build a pretty secure mount on there?

Or build a flush-mount into the center of the inspection port cover?


They're not TOTALLY waterproof...the front beam could be an issue.


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perhaps a suggestion for future product development.

but yes, some sort of boom-end mount might make the most sense..


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: waterbug_wpb] #270848
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They are waterproof but not firehose proof. One of the best places to put it is to tape it to the top of the rotation limiter. I put mine in a waterproof cellphone bag clipped to my mast diamond wires. If you are using a clear map bag that goes on the tramp, that is another great option.

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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: Jake] #270853
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Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by David Ingram


can it be mounted on the boom?


Livingston had one on the boom once...I think he used a batten to extend the boom and mount the spot to. If memory serves me, I think the batten broke in a capsize or something and the spot was lost. I would be a little careful with the nuclear gybes but it's probably one of the better places for it.

For the Everglades challenge, we strapped the spot to the boom on the tri just in front of the mainsail strop. It seemed to work just fine from there.


We had ours on a batten on the boom of the 20 for a couple of tybees. Worked fine. If the jibe is so violent you make it go away the boom is probably gone too, unless you put it on with less than substantial stuff. I think anyone who wants to make me put stuff on my shoulders should get stuck under a tramp with said paraphernalia on and see if they still think it's a good idea. Been down that road and prefer not to go back.


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270854
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Originally Posted by cyberspeed
They are waterproof but not firehose proof. One of the best places to put it is to tape it to the top of the rotation limiter. I put mine in a waterproof cellphone bag clipped to my mast diamond wires. If you are using a clear map bag that goes on the tramp, that is another great option.

We lost coverage in our tramp bag, that was when we went to the boom.


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Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270856
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Gorilla Tape and batten off the boom
If its gone, the boom is gone...

Re: Florida 300 May 19-May 22 [Re: cyberspeed] #270879
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Reservations made. The Best Western in cocoa was like pulling teeth, took 2 hours. The Seaspray and the Best Western both had issues with my id'ed ground crew checking in with my credit card, so if any other racers plan on having their ground crews check in for them, you better prepare for it. the other places were very cool. it's funny those are the same 2 places that took multiple phone calls to get booked also.


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It's official we're on the list. Team manager is booking rooms. Prepare to feel the shame of being beaten by team grandpa!


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