Thursday, July 16, 2009

Salivating on my keyboard


I put in another couple of hours last evening about 15 knts. I played with a NACRA F-18 catamaran and a 29er, pacing both on the reaches (I know I should have been able to pass the 29er off the wind, but could only show the moth's superiority upwind, as it seemed very well sailed on the 3 sail reach.) I didn't try more rake, instead I tried moving forward more upwind, as suggested by Phil. There was no noticeable lee helm but I have decided to ditch the Ronstan ratchet and install my Harken mini Hexaratchet. I also may try some full-fingered gloves as my finger tips are getting a workout. Nothing broke but I found trying to jibe problematic - there was just too much play in the rudder and too little response from my mainfoil. Both problems should be remedied with the new bits. The new gantry/rudder rear foil should go on in the next couple of days. I've pretty much finished its fairing and am just waiting on the horizontal.




The new FC mainfoil won't be shipped until Tuesday of next week, so I won't have it in hand until about the 27th, about the day I planned on shipping the boat. So I may get just enough time to fit it, sail briefly before the boat gets packed up. I did get a tempting taste of what's to come: John's e-mail last night described the gen3 mainfoil's hinge gap as "almost zero and really smooth." Hopefully I'll post a picture in the next few days.

Here's Bob Marley



Waiting in Vain, by Bob Marley (1977)

I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love.
From the very first time I rest my eyes on you, girl,
My heart says follow trough.
But I know, now, that I'm way down on your line,
But the waitin' feel is fine:
So don't treat me like a puppet on a string,
'cause I know I have to do my thing.
Don't talk to me as if you think Im dumb;
I wanna know when you're gonna come - soon.
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love,
'cause if summer is here,
I'm still waiting there;
Winter is here,
And I'm still waiting there.
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/guitar solo/
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Like I said:
It's been three years since I'm knockin' on your door,
And I still can knock some more:
Ooh girl, ooh girl, is it feasible?
I wanna know now, for I to knock some more.
Ya see, in life I know there's lots of grief,
But your love is my relief:
Tears in my eyes burn - tears in my eyes burn
While I'm waiting - while I'm waiting for my turn,
See!

I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love;
I don't wanna wait in vain for your love, oh!
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna wait in vain.
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna wait in vain.
No, I don't wanna (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
No I - no I (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't
Wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
No, no-no, I, no, I (I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain) -
It's your love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain);
It's me love that you're running from.
It's jah love that I'm waiting on (I don't wanna - I don't wanna -
I don't wanna - I don't wanna - I don't wanna wait in vain);
It's me love that you're running from.

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