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  1. 3 points
    Sure. I reckon the plan (in running for POTUS) was stupid simple - get more exposure by running, lose against someone more suited to office, milk the exposure and right-wingers who thought they were robbed electorally for every last penny. I don't think it was anymore complicated than that. There were no further plans than that because no-one, including Trump, really counted on there being enough yankee morons to get him into office. Everything since then has been pure short-term exploitation of whatever looks best in any given 24hr period.
  2. 3 points
    Unofficially: don't be a dick, stay away from the race Officially: Same rules as always
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    I've heard that they're great if you're not in a hurry and don't wish to go high upwind. Which is great for me. If I'm in a hurry to get upwind, I'll take a powerboat. As for free standers, they typically have one or maybe two failure points instead of many dozens. From my list of things I know, but should not: if a free standing carbon mast has been through a hurricane and a neighbor reported it whipping around like a blade of grass, it might not be OK. Even if a good surveyor looks at it, it might just fall into the water one day while reaching along calmly in ten knots. And no, the broker who sold it to you doesn't know where to get another one.
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    I totally get that the tag line in the OP was humorous.........but some of the posts make a good point separate from the humor. Success? Loved one woman, raised 5 kids who are contributors not takers, led remarkable people in impossible efforts, and helped some folks along the way. I feel successful.
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    @colinparker Colin Welcome to the UFO forum! Chrissy Field is a beautiful place to sail, I was there last month and wishing I had my UFO! I think you have received some really good responses to your questions. One more observation, I find that on takeoff I am usually hiking hard while the boat is not foiling but accelerating toward takeoff. Keeping the boat flat in this phase is crucial—in particular you really don’t want leeward heel on takeoff or you will never get the boat back flat once airborne (foilborne??). As the boat takes off, keep hiking until the boat starts to heel to weather. Once the boat starts rolling to weather, pull your body weight into the center of the boat (stop hiking and snap your body to a seated position). The theory here is as follows: as the foils begin to create force, the force is not solely vertical, rather the force is 90 degrees to the plain of the foil. This means as the foil beings to heel to windward, it not only produces vertical lift (lifting you out of the water) but also righting force that counteracts the heeling force of the wind against the sail. (This is called ‘force vector decomposition’ in physics in case you want to check it out on Wikipedia.) Once airborne, I describe my role as the manager of the tension between the righting force of the foil vs. the heeling force of the sail. I do hike but body adjustments are just not fast enough to deal with the rapidly changing roll-forces of the sail and foil—sheeting and tiller movements are preferred. As an aside, once the boat is heeling to leeward your hiking is fighting both the heeling force of the sail as well as the heeling force of the ‘heeled-to-leeward’ foil. Practically, this means ‘forget it’….you can’t hike hard enough to win that fight. Most people either do an aggressive bear off, sheet out and hike to flatten the boat (advanced move) or just sheet out and land the boat and redo a takeoff once flat.
  6. 2 points
    10 pound poms refer to UK immigrants to Aus. saorsa is easily confused.
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    Ultimately: The International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 (COLREGs). Practically: Courtesy and the intention to not effect the outcome of the race via your wind shadow, wake, forcing a racer to alter course for you, etc. It is considered to be a dick move to press your [COLREGs] rights. If your are just "sailing along" and a fleet is converging on you, you can almost always hold a steady course and allow the racers to "do their thing" around you. If the racers seem to be headed to a permanent or temporary buoy or other mark, the non-racer can make things easier for everybody by steering clear of the mark. If either a racer or the non-racer gets emotional about the situation, it's a sign that they are feeling uncertain and uncomfortable and should chill out.
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    Well played. I should have known that there was no way a patent lawyer gets a girl!
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    Wife? I certainly dont own a ketch motor-sailing boat.....what makes you think I am married? If I were, you are right,one would hope she was smarter than that.
  10. 1 point
    Uh huh Because providers of health care are going to compete to provide service to sick people who are already bankrupt? Or the elderly living on SocSec? -DSK
  11. 1 point
    Kept the bulb, deeper keel, 25.2 deg list at 41 deg cant vs 23.3 in 2017 WOXI has 43 deg cant giving 26.9 list WOXI same size main, 27% bigger headsail,12% bigger kite and 3% heavier BJ 2018.pdf WOXI 2018.pdf
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    Sounds about right! The problem with the Goose was that it got out of the water alright, but high centered trying to go down the ramp after lunch. He went full on Jeremy Clarkson... POWER!!!! To his credit, he wrote a lot of checks to owners of damaged cars without question.
  13. 1 point
    Logic, a serious challenger will have waited until the last time in order not to be bound by the protocol for testing and will come with no conditions because they already invested in the testing.
  14. 1 point
    Bill4, I'm in agreement that the EVO looks like it checks all the boxes. I wish it all the best and look forward to seeing it on the water. Rod is the right guy for the job of getting it out there and good luck beating him in anything but a total blowout. I salute Sushi and the others that have bit the bullet and wrote the check. Rod tells me at least three new owners may have a sweet new toy under the Christmas tree. Go EVO. There, I said it.
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    "Sen. Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN after a briefing with Haspel that the prince, known as MBS, "ordered, monitored, the killing" of the father of four. Corker added, "And if he (MBS) were in front of a jury, he would be convicted of murder in about 30 minutes." " so what he's saying is donny is as big a piece of shit and complicit to the murder of Mr. Kashoggi... https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/04/politics/haspel-briefing-khashoggi/index.html
  16. 1 point
    So. Here we are 2 years later. She is just about to finish her third co-op rotation with the same company (as required by her program) from day 1 she was working in engineering and never had to fetch coffee or do someone elses filing. And aside from having to explain to several co-workers that they were allowed to curse in front of her and assure them that if she was offended by anything she would not go straight to HR, but she would tell them first. It all has gone well. Not everyone in a machine building environment is used to working with 20 year old women. She was accepted into a 5 year Masters program, so starting this upcoming semester she will have undergrad as well as grad school classes. When she finishes up her 5th year of college she will have the bachelors in EE and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering. So now she is beginning to look for a Biomedical Engineering internship for next summer. It’s not required by her program, so she has more flexibility in where she goes. So if anyone is in that field and has advice please send it to me. Thanks
  17. 1 point
    I vote troll, and also wicked funny tongue -in-cheek humor. (hope I'm correct ;-)
  18. 1 point
    One of the 470's i raced required letting the tension off at the top mark so we could get the board up. They're definitely bendy boats when they get older. Keep in mind though that just because you're getting tension doesn't mean the boat isn't still bending more than a new one. The string between the chainplates can be depressing and enlightening at the same time.
  19. 1 point
    What cave do you live in? https://primenow.amazon.com/dp/B0781936Y4?qid=1543848569&m=A1227TTRTQDXJB&sr=1-4&ref_=pn_sr_sg_4_img_A1227TTRTQDXJB I'm taking out the patent on a system which will pipe liquid ice to you, in your own home. It will come with a machine that will solidify the liquid, in the same room, and you just add the product to your drink. I'm gonna be rich. Rich, I tells ya.
  20. 1 point
    Bingo! Even if he only gets 3 years of life out of each set it is still not that expensive.. Over a 12 year period, that is $800.00 in total battery cost. If you modify even a few battery care basics, you can get 5 years out of a set you're now down to under $500.00 in battery cost over 12 years.. You can't even begin to buy or convert to LFP for anywhere near the cost of FLA, for the described usage, even rolling your own. FLA batteries definitely still have a market.
  21. 1 point
    https://carlottapilotcutter.com/ Built and designed by W.H Halford Gloucester, England Built: 1899 Length on Deck: 50 ft Beam: 13 ft Displacement: 28 Tonnes Draught: 8 ft Video found here: https://oga.org.uk/boat/carlotta
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    That for sure depends on what is on the boat now, what goes on the bottom during the redo, what the fairness of the boat is now/what is the desired fairness after, what level of sanding /burnishing are you looking for. So without knowing this - between $4k'ish and $20K'ish
  24. 1 point
    I've been racing on the great lakes for years. Apart from a single mega wealthy zero fucks given asshole I've never encountered an individual (much less a whole crew) who throws their trash in the lakes. Come up to Mackinac in July at the end of one of the races and watch each boat take up their bags of trash and recycling up to the trash station before you pass judgement on thousands of others. I'm interested to know what boat you're talking about, since you tossed a whole region of sailors under the bus you might as well share who the actual perpetrators are.
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