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    SoCal PHRF Corinthian rating

    I agree that we should foster participation and this concept hopefully gets more boats on the line. However - when you have a boat that has no changes to its configuration and has been rated based on observed performance for years - changing its rating based on this calculation is not in the best interest of the fleet. I spoke with a PHRF volunteer today and apparently this abuse of the system has been noted and changes are coming in November. Until then I will have a beer with my competitor and wish him a good sail. Cheers!
  3. Mismoyled Jiblet.

    NATO

    Every organization rewards what best succeeds in it. which is to say, some reward competence ethics and honesty, lots don't.
  4. surfsailor

    The new sailing twin skin setup

    ^ What an amazing, forward-thinking design. When I was a kid, I idolized Dick Carter - it wasn't until years later that I learned you were part of his team during that magic time period. I still vividly remember Love Machine (not just because of the famous photo). Nice work.
  5. Alex W

    Hard dinghy oars & oarlocks - what works best?

    Our Gig Harbor Ultralite 9 dinghy is pretty light (50-60 lbs, I can move it around allo) and fits 2 nicely and 3 okay. It rows great. When my son is a little older we'll make a sailing kit for it (the hull has a mast step and daggerboard trunk). Steele: you are welcome to try it anytime. I like the idea of making a dinghy one day, but it is hard to get too excited about it when you can buy a good one used for less than the cost of materials to make a new one. I had a Dyer Midget previously and it was a beautiful boat, but this one is a lot more practical because it is lighter, carries weight better, and tows more easily.
  6. eliboat

    Found the Worst Boat Ever?

    Great find! Truly a study in an absence of craftsmanship.
  7. Fake  news

    Is it time to return to paper votes?

    Obama kept us safe. Obama's belief that Clinton would win, their political calculus appears to have boiled down to: Let's ride this out. Homeland Security officials concluded that cyberattacks didn't tamper with vote tallies in 2016.
  8. SloopJonB

    Older well known IOR Boats

    It was Dora IV. Not a sister to Yankee Girl - that was Charisma. They were 56' while Dora was 61'. Very similar lines though - S&S progressed very incrementally in those days.
  9. RKoch

    POTUS Takes Russians Side Vs FBI, CIA, etc.

    There has been a large protest in front of the WH the past couple of days. Just tonight, a Mariachi band has joined in.
  10. Sean

    Drip Drip Drip

    He knew all along - https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/world/europe/trump-intelligence-russian-election-meddling-.html From the Start, Trump Has Muddied a Clear Message: Putin Interfered Excerpt - WASHINGTON — Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election. The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to the C.I.A. how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation. Mr. Trump sounded grudgingly convinced, according to several people who attended the intelligence briefing. But ever since, Mr. Trump has tried to cloud the very clear findings that he received on Jan. 6, 2017, which his own intelligence leaders have unanimously endorsed. The shifting narrative underscores the degree to which Mr. Trump regularly picks and chooses intelligence to suit his political purposes. That has never been more clear than this week.
  11. See Level

    Found the Worst Boat Ever?

    Looks similar
  12. Keith

    Sacha Baron Cohen

    Sorry but your really over thinking it,
  13. jack_sparrow

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Self outed..Now mate which one are you? :-)
  14. Innocent Bystander

    More Motor Head Porn

    Crazy thing about the 919 at the Ring is that you are watching it at actual speed, not a speeded up video. Exhilaratingto watch but frightening at the same time.
  15. Mark K

    NATO

    I won't blame this on the Russian government. It was so much more likely this was Syrian Army's goal to make sure if a Kurdistan did somehow form up that oil would be on their side of the border...and if there were Rooskies there it was because they are embedded in those units, and those units have been under Syrian command. We never put our guys under anyone else's command but they do..sometimes. This wasn't about capitalized "us". I don't fault the competence of the Syrian Army on this either. War requires calculated risk..same as farts.
  16. Fake  news

    2018 midterms

    Thanks for helping hilldawg out of a job.
  17. PuffyJman

    Recycling? Worthless.

    I will never recycle and heres why. Back in October of 1995 I was living in Mexico Beach Fl. and we had a Hurricane named Opal. Opal was mainly a wave event (vs wind) and many beachfront homes were damaged. Alot of the damage was the wood walkovers and decks. Since we were experiencing a building boom at the time many of the decks were virtually brand new wood. When the storm subsided I got this brilliant idea that I was going to pick up the washed up wood flotsam and store it at my property and eventually sell or use to rebuild my customers decks with. Being the civil minded gentleman I am I went to both the Mexico Beach City Hall and the Bay County Building Dept and apply for a permit. Of course there wasn't a permit required for this activity. I went about collecting the wood that was washed up on shore, being careful to only picking up wood that was on the public beach or on vacant lots. I would disassemble the sections so they were manageable for me to drag up by the road so I could later come with my trailer to pick it up and haul it off. I then grabbed my trailer and started down the side of the road picking up the piles I had made, about the time the trailer was overstuffed with wood a group of jack booted thugs jumped out of a couple of Humvees with guns drawn ordering me to lay face down with my hands behind my back. It seem our boys from the Miami Dade Co Swat team were sent up to the Hurricane affected area to look for looters. Since Mexico Beach is a sleepy little beach community and there was no real looting going on, I was their entertainment for the day. After the local cops showed up and they id"ed me, they took the cuffs off me, lectured me on what I was doing can be considered looting and ordered me to unload the trailer full of wood. I begrudgingly did so. I did try to argue that fact that no one is walking down the beach claiming this section of walkover or deck belong to them but it fell on deaf ears. Over the next couple of weeks I observed huge front end loaders ( yeah no beach damage there) dragging the wood that washed up on the beach up to the road where it was loaded into these large haulers and hauled off to the local landfill. I was floored. Here I was trying to recycle a product that take years to grow to market size and do something good for the local environment and I damn near ended up in jail over it. I learned that recycling is a charade and a waste of energy to make people feel good about throwing their trash in the dump.
  18. OH OH, that's the bat shit crazy red head look...... run quickly away....
  19. surfsailor

    Older well known IOR Boats

    Did Frers do a Charisma around that time frame? I just remember the S&S/PJ one, but maybe there was another? Dammit, I feel like I know the boat, but it's been too frikken long. Edit: scratch that, Minnefords did the Charisma I'm thinking of, and it was S&S
  20. Why do I get the feeling that there’s going to be a sudden interest in long cruises when Mueller’s report drops. This place is going to get boring with nobody to argue with.
  21. eliboat

    Older well known IOR Boats

    You’re getting warmer
  22. You can't use your charity to pay your son's boy scout dues? Help your business out? SAD!
  23. surfsailor

    Older well known IOR Boats

    ^ If not Tenacious, perhaps a near sister from the same yard? I vaguely recall such boat, anybody have the entry lists from 74 and 75 SORC? Frers hasn't yet incorporated the distinct 'Peterson U shape' into the bottom - still looks very S&S influenced - so thinking the design dates from about 73.
  24. sshow bob

    2018 Downeast Challenge

    The sailing instructions should be up tonight, clarifying the starting and finishing procedures. The documents will be available here. People continue to sign up. Please consider joining us.
  25. Hawaiidart

    Craigslist - Not mocking

    And we're STILL waiting for the flying car. It's too bad Fuller and Burgess never got around to adding wings to that thing, as they originally had in mind. Now that would have been something!
  26. blurocketsmate

    cleaning spider poop off gelcoat

    I've had good luck with peppermint oil to keep the wasps away. Magic Erasers are great for spider poop, and purple-berry bird poop.
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