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  2. terrafirma

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Any possible hint of a big blow yet? Yes or no?
  3. Mrleft8

    Penny Marshall - DTS

    <<<<<<<<<<<<< Retch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yup..... Will..... Try.......
  4. Tornado-Cat

    How many challengers will there be?

    Agreed for the first part, however, a challenge cannot be accepted by a challenger, it is not envisioned by the Deed, therefore the NYSC could not rule on what is not part of the Deed. So, theoretically a challenger could go to the NYSC to either ask to: - respect the protocol as it must be Deed compliant, and challenges are deemed to have been received at the same time - or respect the Deed itself as the defender declared that present challenges were received at the same time - or cancel the protocol as it is not Deed compliant because we know challenges were not received at the same time.
  5. Mrleft8

    Tire Chains

    I'm not "From" Florida... I used to drive a fire truck in Vermont. Think I need advice on how to drive in the snow?...... No. Thank you, neither do I.
  6. fufkin

    Brexit, WTF

    They are Germany's biggest buyer of exports. France 2nd. U.K 3rd. By my count, if the U.K leaves, that means 2 of Germany's 3 biggest customers will be outside the EU. Hmmm.
  7. bucc5062

    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    I think you presented a potentially good study on that issue. Back in my youth I pondered crossing the Atlantic before I was 30. When I looked at boats there was one I liked. it was a fin keeled, non transom ruddered, roller furling (two fore stays) boat with all lines running to the cockpit. (i'm 58 now and kick my ass for never trying). If I had a choice between a full keel and a fin...I'd take the fin any time and I guess that means I won't be doing a GGR anytime soon.
  8. My my. Whole lot of ignorant assumptions and unfounded accusations being bandied about. Must be a Sailing Anarchy thread. We were not tested for the RdR. And being around this crowd for a while, I have never gotten even a hint of people using PEDs. As far as I can tell, the only person on the thread who is talking up drug use in this community who has any actual experience in the offshore scene is Miffy, so I hope the others don't mind if their "opinions" are given an appropriate amount of respect. It is, however, interesting that Miffy talks about usage. I agree with RMB... I can think of several specific reasons why PED side effects would have a negative impact on performance, and see very little value in the usual "benefits". I have played around with caffeine in the form of beverages and Blocks and other supplements and have figured out that what ever benefit I get in temporary wakefulness results in a crash on the backside. All too often right when round three or four of whatever shitshow I was involved in was ramping up. So I have moved away from caffeine altogether. As I understand things, typically PED usage is intended to provide a cardio benefit, a strength benefit or an energy level benefit. It is a performance tool best used for situations when you have a predictable performan e demand, both for when you will need the performance and for how long. Solo sailing has peak demand periods that are essentially unpredictable in terms of timing or regularity. The front, the wind shift, reacting to decisions other boats might make. You are also doing it 24 x 7 for days on end. There is absolutely no way to artificially sustain an alert state with drugs that won't result in crashing in a massive way. As for muscle mass, you certainly want to be fit, but its lean mass is what you want, not bulk. So not much need for steroids. As for cardio, it's not as if you go into anaerobic deficit for sustained periods. So blood doping is not really that helpful for performance. Same for the altitude training. Bottom line, the doping and steroids have marginal benefit in this space and drugs meant to increase energy and alertness lead to as much downside as benefit. Far better to make sure you are disciplined about sleep management and nutrition.
  9. bhyde

    The left wing NEWS Fakers get caught again

    Is the lack of water what is making the immigrants so dirty? Tucker Carlson suggested immigrants make the U.S. ‘dirtier’ — and it cost Fox News an advertiser
  10. Feilberg

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I'd love to take that bet but your not in the race.
  11. benwynn

    I demand answers.

    You're an idiot.
  12. Innocent Bystander

    Cruising the Chesapeake in middle June

    With 5-7 days and starting in Rock Hall, it’ll be hard to get down to the Patuxent and escape the Naptown area crowds. If you get here, give me a shout. Some nice anchorages and uncrowded water. My neighbor has an empty dock for a shoal draft boat and we can spot you a vehicle for reprovisioning or shoreside exploring.
  13. justsomeguy!

    When did Russia first develope their inferiority complex

    And tobacco, illegal in England at the time. America provided.
  14. 12 metre

    Older well known IOR Boats

    The only thing that link says is that the space frame on Imp was "inspired" by Bergstrom , which is not the same thing as "involved"
  15. benwynn

    The left wing NEWS Fakers get caught again

  16. Innocent Bystander

    Need a new vehicle

    Ended up dual searching for a 2016 Cayenne Diesel CPO with some specific options or a 2016 or newer CPO Macan S with similar options. Ended up making a decent deal on a 2016 Macan S with Premium Plus and a couple of other options. Had to pay full freight (ouch) for a hitch installation since very few Macan’s came with hitches. Factory warranty thru Feb 20 plus 2 yeas of CPO unlimited miles after that. Got some consideration on price as it has virtually new winter tires and I’ll need a set of summer or A/s rubber in the spring. Hitch went on today and it’s been prepped for delivery. My schedule for the next couple of days is crazy (why do people write contracts that end at the end of December and then end up with a last minute rush to put a follow on order in place) so it looks like they will bring it to me sometime on Friday as I could only give them a 1 hour window tomorrow and nothing until late afternoon on Thursday.
  17. Jono

    elliot 780 - solo

    Only just picked up on this I've done lots of coastal miles on an E780, and coastal miles on my Eagle 8 plus coastal and Tasman miles on a Mini. In a WA 3m Swell and 30+ knots the Mini is the place to be. For a 100 mile over nighter you can get away with a E780 but you would be looking at the rig, rudder etc. Similarly the Mini is (should be) set up with hydraulic auto pilot you can totally rely on. Sure a Mini is only 21 foot long in a light upwind - but give it a chance to stretch its legs and it would be way cool. I'd only convert a 780 if I wanted a project. It aint only the hull, it is the rig, and electronics and beefing up the rudder..... The Dix looks a good deal being new and local, and Wild Child took a while but ended up pretty sorted. Might be due for an upgrade by now - which is far easier and more fun than keels and canards (in my view).
  18. Bent Sailor

    When did Russia first develope their inferiority complex

    Nailing Malarkey thinks that Australia was colonised "for the purpose" of being a prison. Can't even blame the American education system for that idiocy.
  19. hasher

    The left wing NEWS Fakers get caught again

    Never happens.
  20. Fakenews

    The left wing NEWS Fakers get caught again

    Yoo hoo Mr. Malarkey!! Your presence is requested in the “what were you saying about the markets” thread.
  21. jzk

    I demand answers.

    So what. It is just speech.
  22. SailBlueH2O

    Older well known IOR Boats

    December 11 at 1:34 PM
  23. justsomeguy!

    Calling out all the MacGuyvers out there

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Some people... They'll make more bibles.
  24. Ripply

    Icing, not the cake variety

    Had that coming
  25. Monkey

    Icing, not the cake variety

    Not a bad suggestion. Replace the AK with an FL on your registration and icing isn’t really a problem!
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