TP52s

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by mighetto, Nov 1, 2004.

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  1. Mark 42
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    I think the best thing would be for Frank to enter Swiftsure with a full
    crew on his boat one of the years it blows gale force. Once the engine
    drowns from being pooped, and the mast gets ripped of from the pressure
    of the fully furled headsail alone, maybe, just maybe he would get a clue
    what foul weather is, and how well every boat he disparages does in
    foul weather.
     
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    Now now Mark. These water ballasted MacGregors were made for heavy weather racing according to the manufacturer. Anyway see what my rival Tripp Gal is up to. Van Isle 360 - I am very impressed. http://www.vanisle360.com/competitors/

    The west side of the island was just treated to a rough wave. It apparently washed a couple of hikers into a cave. The largest waves in the world are recorded on the west side of Vancouver Island. Recognize that I rounded Van Isle's Cape Scott, several years ago after three days of gales. I have dealt with it in my boat. So have other MacGregor owners. Something about hand laid fiberglass with up to 17 layers in stress areas appeals. How are TP52s made? sandwich construction. Nothing wrong with that - assuming the boat has positive flotation - oh sorry. Not possible with a TP52. Sinkers every one.

    He He. The TP52s are having a fine Mediterranean race. I love that evil eye photo. If you love the boat you own you love all boats. God speed Tripp Gal.

    Frank L. Mighetto
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  3. sailsmall
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    If you really want to impress, try rounding Cape Scott during the gales, not waiting in a cove until they have blown past.
     
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    I didn't say the M26 would be destroyed in waves, I said Wind.
    Real wind. Actually, swells & waves are not the same. True
    waves would have been much more harrowing.

    I have doubts about that floatation on the M26 once you load it
    and add a huge motor.

    But if you think it'll take it, and the factory says it's made for it,
    go ahead and prove us all wrong. But take a liferaft and EPIRB
    along just in case.
     
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    I have rounded Cape Scott, three times. Once in a gale and I do not think that a Mac 26 would have been able to handle the conditions. I was in a 30 ft sloop and was down to reefed blade only going to weather and still overpowered. The waves were reported by the CG as 16 ft.

    Another time I rounded after two days of gales and it was flat calm and smooth.
     
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    Why... because you actually have to have friends to sail it?:p
     
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    OMG!!! The TP52 class has finally seen the light! Is that keel canted??? Frank! You're a genius! I'm buying a ticket to SEATAC as soon as I push the submit button and I'll have your favorite brew in hand when I get there.
     
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    Canted keel? I thought the boat was just heeled really far.....
     
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    This " Frank "

    I have just joined this forum , and I cannot believe what I have read on this thread , really.

    A lot of people here are quite experienced yachties , so , my question to you
    is , Why do you actually feed the rantings of this delusional , strange person ?

    Is this somehow "sport" or entertainment or do you all seriously believe that FRANK deserves the attention ?:confused:
     
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    This is the best free entertainment you can get free on the Internet....
     
  13. Mark 42
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    Without going blind. :D
     
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    Say it ain't so.:( No booze for youse Frank. Keep at it though, you'll make the breakthrough one day.
     

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    Huzzah, a newbe. Before we get serious about the upcoming Transpac it is useful to entertain the Corinthians with a bit of historical fact. No I am not going to get into bulbous bow shapes long favored by real mariners as opposed to yachties (not that there is anything wrong with being a yachty Hee Hee).

    This is more in line with why the Swiss deserve the America's Cup.

    I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing a University of Santa Barbara graduate, like myself, day before yesterday while driving him to Olympia Washington. His personal hero, 200 years ago, founded what we know of today as NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) which prior to 1970 was known as the Coast and Geodectic Survey and Coast Survey. NOAA is the father of virtually all US government scientific organizations and her founding main man is Ferdinand Hessler, a Swiss national who literally located the USA on the globe, and of course later became a US citizen. Congratulations Alinghi. May science guide the new designs of the America's Cup Competition. Hessler would be proud.

    If you live in Seattle, Dr Mike Cloud will be representing NOAA and Hessler at Sand Point on I think he said July 18th. Huzzah we enter a new age of sail.

    Of course I now must mention Murrelet and duck dodge. A murrelet is a kind of duck so as I understand the rules if you make my boat change course while wearing pajamas next week you forefit the race. These races on Lake Union, Tuesday nights, are a square course which - when you think about it - can be the best kind of course for racing in that you might have two reaching, one down wind, and one upwind leg. But who cares - it is about the raft up. We have the table. Drinks are mixed on Murrelet owing to good design. Hee Hee. We are having such a great summer. Why would anyone live back east? Say hello and encourage the wife and perhaps I can make race week.

    Frank L Mighetto
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