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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:18 AM
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Looking at the weather in the US, much is either under snow or cold. Just wanted to rub it in that it is in the high 80's and sunny over here.

You'll stay warm!

Happy Chinese New Year!
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 09:42 AM
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We are sailing today in the mountains.
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:04 AM
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I haven't received the cover yet. I'll let you know as soon as it arrives. Oh, I got your message - didn't get the first one?Weird.

The grass was frozen this morning, and we had hail last night for a few minutes. What the heck is going on here? This is Southern California!

Rain is gone for now and it it clear and cold, well sort of cold at 48* - for us that's a cold day. The report calls for more frost at night and early AM - so 80 sounds pretty good to me!
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Hobby People High torque servo on sale 205oz @ 6v

The latest Hobby People e-mail ad had this servo advertised - might be worth a look?
Check out the torque specs. 205oz.in/6V and the size is about right for a Nirvana. About the same price as a Hitec HS 645MG but a lot more torque.
This would qualify for free shipping according their ad.

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Old Feb 09, 2013, 05:01 PM
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What the hey....

So once again there is no call for nominations for the Nirvana Secretary? This is supposed to be a 2 year deal. What the hey...is Rodney in there for life with no say from the members?

Call for Nominations
by Doug Hemingway
AMYA Executive Secretary
Elections are required for the following offices in 2013:
Office Incumbent Year Elected
Region 3 Director Robert Greer 2011
Region 4 Director Robert Hill 2011
Region 5 Director Ray Seta 2011
Region 6 Director Jim Atkinson 2011
Class Secretaries
J John Hanks 2011
Wheeler George Ribeiro 2011
Soling 50 Greg Dawe 2011
Victoria Bob Szczypanski 2011
Inf. 54 James Hensel 2011
EC12 Joe Walter Appointed
CR914 David Graves 2011
Soling 1M Frank Vella 2011
Santa Barbara Mark Baldacchino 2011
US12 Jack Ward 2011
T37 Will Lesh 2011
IOM Fred Rocha 2011
Incumbent Directors must be nominated if they wish to stand for re-election (bylaw 3.3).
Per bylaw 3.3 and the AMYA Business Calendar, nominations and seconds for Director must be
submitted to the Executive Secretary not later than March 3 (bylaw 15.3).
A second of a nomination is not required, but is permitted.
Per bylaw 7.7, nominations are not required for incumbent Class Secretaries. Incumbents are
automatically nominated.
Other nominations for Class Secretary offices also must be received by the Executive Secretary by
March 3.
Motions regarding Class Specifications, and their seconds, must also be submitted to the Executive
Secretary no later than March 3. A member who submits a motion regarding Class Specifications
must submit the sail number of one boat in the affected class registered to that member to verify
eligibility to submit Class Specifications motions.
Motions regarding amendments to the bylaws, and their seconds, must also be submitted to the
Executive Secretary no later than March 3. Bylaw 14.1 requires that motions to amend bylaws must
be passed by a two thirds majority of the votes cast.
Nominations, motions, seconds, and comments may be submitted by email to
ExecutiveSec@theamya.org .
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 05:49 PM
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Pic from today...

...we had another great day to sail in Alabama...
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:52 AM
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"So once again there is no call for nominations for the Nirvana Secretary? This is supposed to be a 2 year deal. What the hey...is Rodney in there for life with no say from the members?" Who would step up to the position, and what is the process to get them nominated? I think there are only about 30 registered Nirvanas(my guesstimate), so it would not take many votes to win the office. Just the 3 clubs I am familiar with probably have enough votes to swing an election.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:17 AM
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...we had another great day to sail in Alabama...
Here's what we got!
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:40 AM
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"So once again there is no call for nominations for the Nirvana Secretary? This is supposed to be a 2 year deal. What the hey...is Rodney in there for life with no say from the members?" Who would step up to the position, and what is the process to get them nominated? I think there are only about 30 registered Nirvanas(my guesstimate), so it would not take many votes to win the office. Just the 3 clubs I am familiar with probably have enough votes to swing an election.
It will need to be a active AMYA member who is willing to stay with the manufactures rules and will put this class back together. I don't know when the Nirvana Class Secretary comes up for nominations...I've never seen it come up...my point above. The AMYA and manufacture's secretary needs to be one in the same...not like we have now...

John needs to join the AMYA...
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Here's what we got!
You can keep that stuff...

Your boat is coming along nicely...
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 09:57 AM
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I got some good video this weekend...but don't know if I'll find the time to edit and put together a movie.

I just moved my side stays/shrouds fore again. The Vulture will not point without stalling. I've tried everything, but she ran a lot better before I moved the shrouds aft, per the recomended change, so I'm putting them back like they were. If she gets anywhere near a good point, she goes into a stall and refuses to recover without backing up and then it is still very hard to get her out of a dead on, straight into the wind, point/stall.

Here is another pic from yesterday...notice all the snow?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:07 AM
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A sailboat with a snow plow?
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Crash, I have noticed the same pointing/stalling issues with my boat, never thought about the stays causing this. What is the thought as to how the stays cause this? I will move mine forward and see if the problem corrects itself.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Anything for the cause..If it can be voted, I'm ok with that, the health of the Nirvana future is more important to me that all the silliness I enjoy..
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