OK, ya. Re. The crossbar. That was more on my mind than of any relevance to anyone. Probably because if I'm sitting on the port side, I can still barely lift my elbow that high with my frozen shoulder.
While I'm at it.
In a public rebuttal to the email from someone on this board accusing me of looking like a "boring old blowboat highbrower", here is a clip of the same boat at 20 knot winds.
Jump to 50 seconds in or so to avoid the preamble. Hobie Cat sailing - Speed
It's not me. I don't own a waterproof vidcam. If it was me, there would be a lot more crashes. This guy is an awesome cat sailor. I love 20 knot winds but admittedly can't push it as far as he can.