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  1. 3 points
    when you pictiurre thisse service repp in you heade, ist she dressed licke a geeshia?
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    I’ve lost Stage 8 even before I start. Rosie could toss me over the horizon with one hand. Mind you, he could probably lob a Clydesdale that far too. Keep it on the water, let’s make the race full contact. I’d rate my boat over these pussy little out and out racers in a port starboard anyday.
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    Stage 1. From the start to the Redcliffe Leagues Club . Stage 2 . Redcliffe Leagues Club to the Wharf at Moolloollaba. Stage 3. The Wharf to the Reef hotel in Noosa (anchor off stage) Stage 5. The Reef hotel to the Tin can bay Hotel Stage 6. Tin can bay hotel to Lady Elliot island resort bar.(leave to starboard) Stage 7. Lady Elliot island resort bar to Keppel Bay marina. Stage 8. Cage match in the beer tent.
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    True. I had to sign a legal document designating SBI as my "mail agent". To be fair, a number of banks and financial insitutions struggle with this too and they have very few Australians trying to sort the problem.
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    spray PVA over it. You can use a Preval sprayer for small amounts
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    if I'm volunteering my time running RC and someone has a problem with the AP flag not up becuase we didn't start at the appointed time, we're going to have a short talk at the dock..
  7. 1 point
    I’ve got two neighbors who put down reservation deposits the first day. That was about in April.... edit: and I live in California
  8. 1 point
    Jesus tittyfucking christ, are you on drugs?
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    I can imagine a scenario of sheltering and exploring a cave either to cool down or to escape the rain, The water blocks the exit and starts to rise, so you climb your way in looking for another way out, Up and down either looking to escape, or at least to stay above the flooding water, until you can’t go any further.
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    And folks, that does include woman.
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    I just received a copy of a survey done by Tranquil Waters Marine (yea corney) Donald McCann SAMS-AMS Impressive detail and photos. White Stone VA, pretty close
  12. 1 point
    He looks more like a sprayed roach to me.
  13. 1 point
    You are literally one of the worst customers any company could ask for. No one here becomes or is used to bad customer service. Sometimes shit happens, and sometimes its out of your control. Your route you have taken as you mentioned, is to be a self indulgent assclown. As others pointed out, there is no doubt this policy was enacted by Spinlock and not APS, Fawcetts, or any other company who had the Spinlock promotion. So to say you are taking your business elsewhere because they adhered to a policy directed to them by the manufacturer is the biggest bullshit ever. You probably only went to APS because you saw SALE signs anyway. For what I see, you have no loyalty to any company as you state above. Just whine and complain when you don't get your way. You could have overnighted the items via UPS or FedEx to have them delivered today which may have been within the window. However, because you are the cheap motherfucker you are displaying, certainly you wouldn't want to eat that cost either. Like others mentioned elsewhere it is a small industry. It is easy to obtain ones name in customer service, and have a relationship with that person at any of the companies involved. Customer service still exists at all these companies. I am sure if they messed up an order, they fixed it. If they didn't have it in stock, they ordered it. It is really just you, and your I want what I want now as cheap as fuck mentality that is the cause of this so called bad service. It is great in all you mention in your first post you have been a customer since 2010, so congrats there, however, they have been outfitting sailors around the country for over 25 years so I am sure they are doing something right. Furthermore, you should be directing your comments to Spinlock directly. If you jacket fell apart after 5 years they probably would talk to you, and maybe, just maybe offer you a replacement at cost. But, then again based on your reading of the fine print, the other question that begs to be asked, did you fill out your information and submit it when purchased? Probably not. Moral of the story, don't be a douche ripping on companies for your own inadequacies. Own up to your mistake as you had a week to ship the items back. Don't be a cheap mother fucker. And if you can't afford $225, why the fuck are you even sailing as your FE28 costs more than that each year.
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    That's correct. We also have a zipper under a flap at the forward edge of that vinyl, a cockpit awning zips to that for shade at anchor. The grab bar at the aft end of the dodger is there to prevent the fingerprints, but nothing is foolproof, since fools are more determined than the rest of us. That will be covered by elkhide by next season.
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    It'd be a great deal if you were getting paid the money to dispose of it. If you were to buy it, here's how it would pan out: It'd take 3 to 4 x the cost to fix it compared to any original estimate. It's take 3 to 4 x the time to fix it compared to any original estimate. During that time, the effects would not be subtle. Most likely, you're wanting to buy this boat because you are on a limited budget. Every waking moment of your life will centre around either working your job for income or working on the boat. The money will pour out as fast as it comes in. Wiring, engines, joinery, structural defects etc won't take weeks to complete. They'll take months. And months. And months. If you're persistent, you'll stick at for long enough that you'll get to splash it. At that point you'll have a boat that was no cheaper, and arguably no better, than if you'd just saved the pennies from the day you brought it and then purchased a ready to go similar model on the day you eventually splash. On the other hand, If you fail to persist with this huge project, you will eventually dispose of it for cents on the dollar. However, if you're not really that interested in sailing and have nothing better to do with your life or finances for the next three to six years, go for it!
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    It's amazing what people think they're entitled to when they have made a mistake.
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    I know somebody who fixed similar *looking* storm damage on a very comparable boat. He wound up getting an extremely nice boat out of the deal. While he saved a lot of money, even with pro repairs, it wasn't a steal. The thing took a lot of coin to fix. The problem isn't the hole. Anybody can fix a hole. The problem is the structural damage that may have occurred in addition to the hole. That sort of damage can be hidden and you really want a good surveyor with some knowledge about this sort of damage to take a look at that. Along with all the other potential problems highlighted above.
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    HOWEVER UNDER PRESSURE HE CAN PERFORM THE MOST AMAZING SAILING AND NAVIGATION FEATS Miracles of reef navigation were required to get to 5 miles upwind of Texas reef then supreme sailing skills and navigation skills to sail out of there. How he managed this boggles the mind. The arrow marks the last transmission of the Delorme. Alien teleportation by Romulans using a cloaking device seems the most likely explanation. You think I am kidding.
  20. 1 point
    That is so laughable Scot. Stick to sailing on your sailing blog.
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    Are you insane ?? There are endless photos of the missing foil during the race. Not detailed ones but it clearly is not there. You are an idiot.
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    This is great. I think I have a new are to follow! Slowly.... This us
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    This ain't the Opti fleet. I don't worry about sheltering my teen from rough language while racing. That said, on my boat, we don't communicate profanely very often while racing and handling the boat, although we're plenty profane chatting over beers. It's about keeping the temperature low when events get heated, as I see it. There's a difference between an F-bomb dropped with a light heart and one dropped with scathing intent. Grownups can handle it. A couple of the local classes, OTOH... there is one well attended class that has 3-4 dickheads driving their boats, and holy shit, are their windward marks and starts fun to listen to, from a distance. Apparently that's their class culture, never heard any of them gripe about it, though the rest of us get a laugh out of it. Then there's this one guy in another very large class that is a little fractious, but jeeeeebus, this guy stands out as a screamer. Dude's hit a couple boats pretty hard over the last few years (not just loud bang hard but insurance claim hard) and occasionally pulls a dangerous maneuver mid-race. With lots of hollering. Last weekend we were close to a mile away from him in a drifter, and you could hear this skipper screaming. My crew hears it, looks at me, and my wife goes, "Is that ________ on the SV _____?" We all knew exactly who was having the meltdown. This fucktard might have been yelling at other boats, more likely it was at his own crew. Should he be punished by Rule 69? Naaaah. His actual punishment is social. I've never seen anybody just walk up to him and talk at a regatta party. He's being appropriately punished as far as I'm concerned. Sailboat racing is a small world. Treat others as you'd like to be treated and don't invoke Rule 69 for the little shit.
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    three man j boat with just a jib. Hmmm..... J/22
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