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  1. 10 points
    Or you could just get your head out of your barrel and think with some semblance of cognitive thought process. But then why let the odd shooting get in the way of what 'you' want. Fuck those that think differently, they can get the fuck out of the way. Must be nice knowing you have some lead to show them you mean business if needed. Tosser. Firstly, as you are so want to point out to others with regard the US, what the fuck is it to you. You are a gun loving seppo*, so stay the fuck out of other countries shit. You and your elk have been doing it for a long time and it usually ends up a clusterfuck. You then sit back, look at the mess, and go 'why does everyone think we are a bunch of cunts'. Secondly, there is a push from her to get social media to do more. They got onto it once it was pointed out, but you would think in today's world their algorithms would be able to spot shit like this. But then again, just another pesky fact for you to ignore in your blind defense of what 'you' want. As for our licensing law, you obviously think it is fine as it is. But then again you probably know fuck all about it, just what the little voices in your head tell you. Personally I find it wrong that I could get the basic gun license, walk into a gun shop and buy a Barret .50. I could also buy as much ammo as I wanted, including armor piercing. I could then walk down the road and on sell it to anyone I wanted to. No need to confirm he has a license, or a brain cell. No need to e4ven get a name. Just take the money and walk off. But that's okay Jeff, as long as you get to do what you want. I guess the last thing you really want is for a reasonable discussion on our gun laws and whether they need to be changed in some way. I can only presume that you are just concerned it might flow over borders and waken the multitude of Americans who are also concerned. In the meantime you really should get back to the range, have some fun shooting at bits of paper, and shut the fuck up about our place. * Many and most Americans are not included in this comment as I have found in my experience the majority of you are reasonably nice people. Unfortunately all countries have their assholes that can reflect badly on the whole nation.
  2. 3 points
    Pierre André Huglot finished his "longue route" about 10 days ago. He sailed sound the world leaving the "big capes" on portside in 223 days on a Contessa 32 to commemorate Moitessier's longue route. Respect!
  3. 3 points
    Good to see that Jeff has zeroed in on who the real victims are.
  4. 3 points
    I've long been a fan of Gunboat's forward cockpit and inside helm...but after recently racing on Fujin and Chim Chim (with her new tillers) and comparing the experience to what I've accepted as a given in the past...I have to admit that there is something shockingly stupid about trimming sheets in the forward cockpit and steering inside. The tillers on Chim Chim are dope. It was pretty amazing. You'd be inside the boat feeling way overwicked, thinking "we need to back off" then you'd hop in the helm seat aft and grab the tiller, and everything felt fine. Feeling the breeze, seeing the waves, seeing the sails, not hearing the hull rushing through the water, the response time...it was a huge gain. The guys on Extreme (who innovated the tiller idea on GB's) reckon that tillers (vs inside helm) equal 3%-4% performance. I think that's underestimating it. As far as the forward cockpit...that's just straight up BS. In the C600 on Chim Chim I'd do a spell relieving the trimmers in the forward pit. In 3 hours I'd maybe ease twice. There was NOTHING.TO.DO and I was getting firehosed the whole time. LIke...WTF?! How does that make sense? You DO have to have someone with their hands on the sheets, though, so two guys have to get firehosed 24/7 in race mode. Ok, in cruising mode the forward cockpit is hands down the best option. Reefing solo, gybing solo, furling solo, whatever you need to do you can do alone. The rest of the time (in cruising mode) you're WAY shy of hull fly so the doors are closed and the pit is unoccupied. But racing you NEED someone up there. F*** that. I want to be at the back of the boat with the guys who aren't being punished. I think we've addressed it well on the Gunboat 5508 build that I'm managing. Wheel inside, tillers aft, trav controls aft and/or fwd, mainsheet aft and/or fwd, trimmers behind glass (if it's wet), headsail sheets fwd or aft. We should be able to stay dry and fast.
  5. 3 points
    Wow guys!!! I got some time away from my 9 - 5 job of imitating a retired Frater, and went to visit grandchildren for few days. Now I am back in my armchair (actually an easy chair) sailing vessel, and just finished reading through Dave's eye-opening visit with us. I was afraid to watch the ax fight video. Mrs. Bull sold my boat and bought me a one-way ticket on Dave's Magical Mystery 4 knot SB. So long suckers!
  6. 2 points
    Not true - I have made a little money on all but one of my boats - an unfinished project was the only one I didn't On one of them I more than doubled my money. Doing the work yourself and judicious shopping are the keys.
  7. 2 points
    "The most powerful man in the country -- and maybe the world -- spent his day touting unproven conspiracy theories about stolen elections, suggesting collusion between Democrats and comedians, attacking a military hero and Republican senator, and trying to program his favorite cable network's broadcasts. And he did all of this while failing to send even a single tweet about the tragic mass shooting in New Zealand." https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/03/18/politics/donald-trump-twitter-sunday/index.html If your outrage dejour is what folks are giving a fuck about, I suggest you look to the fuckwit in the Whitehouse who carries a tad more weight than a bunch of half drunk sailors on an internet forum (along with one Mormon on a candy/soda sugar rush). Getting him the fuck out and replacing him with any functioning adult is going to get you way more bang for your buck.
  8. 2 points
    I just wanted to see some funny ads for crappy boats.
  9. 2 points
    Were the locals out with torches and pitchforks when she was being built in PT?
  10. 2 points
    She was on a mooring in Ulladulla in late December 2018. I took a photo, will put it up later.
  11. 2 points
    Irish Mating Call Two Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods. All of a sudden one of the Indians ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave. 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' he called into the cave and listened closely until he heard an answering, 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo! He then tore off his clothes and ran into the cave. The Irishman was puzzled and asked the remaining Indian what it was all about. 'Was the other Indian crazy or what?' The Indian replied 'No, It is our custom during mating season when Indian men see cave, they holler 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' into the opening.. If they get an answer back, it means there's a beautiful squaw in there waiting for us. Just then they came upon another cave. The second Indian ran up to the cave, stopped, and hollered, 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' Immediately, there was the answer. 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' from deep inside. He also tore off his clothes and ran into the opening. The Irishman wandered around in the woods alone for a while, and then spied a third large cave. As he looked in amazement at the size of the huge opening, he was thinking, 'Hoo, man! Look at the size of this cave! It is bigger than those the Indians found. There must be some really big, fine women in this cave!' He stood in front of the opening and hollered with all his might 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' Like the others, he then heard an answering call, 'WOOOOOOOOO, WOOOOOOOOO WOOOOOOOOO!' With a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face, he raced into the cave,tearing off his clothes as he ran. The following day, the headline of the local newspaper read................ You'll like this NAKED IRISHMAN RUN OVER BY TRAIN!!!
  12. 2 points
    There were 17,284 reported murder and non-negligent manslaughter cases in the U.S. in 2017. the UN estimates some 12,000 women are killed each year because of honor killings. about 725,000 people are killed every year by mosquito-borne diseases. Even stray dogs kill some 50,000 people every year with rabies. The fact that these stories are not prominent in the news does not mean nobody gives a fuck about them. It merely means there are only so many fucks to go around and very few western (or African, for that matter) people use those fucks on Africa.
  13. 2 points
    It's god's job to take it down..
  14. 2 points
    He's on a lake in Texas. You'd never notice the generator noise over all the jetskis and wake boats.
  15. 2 points
    The masts where up graded but it should not stop the main going up the mast. There was no change to Luff Curve, you should be fine. jB
  16. 1 point
    They need to put Jeremy Clarkson in as PM, at least the drive over the cliff would be faster than this disaster.
  17. 1 point
    China’s GDP was never as good as the Chinese GDP. Its phony, That doesn’t man the American era isn’t over. The British did great deeds in world war even after their era ended. Rome endured long after Nero played his fiddle. The US will endure long after we landed on the moon or invented the shoe phone. Yet our era has ended. We have the most powerful military in the world, but unless we quickly conquer and loot the next five powers who. collectively spend the same resources, it is wasted money. Our education is third rate. Due to fear of foreigners and overreliance research,even once lauded American universities cease to be the destination of choice. Do to politicians fearing facts and disliking research without clear profit our technological dominance dwindles faster then we can give it to China in short term deals. Although we don’t take European vacations, our short term strategies, downsizing and outsourcing curtail our industrial strength. Income inequality and lost potential of all those born poor eliminate our historic strength. Lack of immigration prevents new vigor from supplementing trailer park lassitude. Our worst failing is not these detestable facts. It’s the complacency of conservatives, as this list demonstrates. As I tell my team, one cannot stand still or one falls behind as the world moves forward. The day you cease to be hungry and think you have succeeded is the day you cease to be productive and become dead weight.
  18. 1 point
    See, Ben...... This is why you have more votes than me..... You're so clear, and direct, while I just sort of dance around the issues....
  19. 1 point
    The mighty rotbox.. 2000. Somewhere off the Tassie coast.. so cold we were rotating helm every 30-min to keep warm.. that guy in the stern may not be helping speed too much, but he's trying to defrost.
  20. 1 point
    I agree with your take, but the interesting thing is you said "compete successfully" which, for the last century we were not doing. We simply led. Led scientifically, economically, culturally, and certainly militarily. Now, we seem to be throwing all our resources into military dominance, which is a long-term failing strategy, as the first three are by far more convincing and stable ways to show strength to the world and provide comfort and happiness to us USAns. Not that I'm necessarily arguing for a single dominant nation as being automatically a good thing for the world.
  21. 1 point
    it's pretty easy to explain the lack of outrage: Hundreds of nigerians (christians, muslims, and tribespeople) are murdered every day, with something like 25,000 over the past few years. I don't know what you mean by 'we are indicted by it'. What are 'we' guilty of besides never giving a fuck about Africa since Apartheid ended? More importantly Dog, what do YOU think WE should do about it? Wage Jihad against them?
  22. 1 point
    Sorry, let the facts get in the way of a good story yet again. Bugger, jB
  23. 1 point
    have you been certified from a 10-year-old child on throwing insults
  24. 1 point
    Yes, at least to the extent that a polyurethane varnish is permanent. I wanted to seal the wood once I had cleaned and oiled it. Even though it's a gloss product, the effect is not "glossy;" it's more hand-rubbed looking. Here's a pic:
  25. 1 point
    Ok, good progress. After experiencing a bout of "carpenter's block" I got some advice from a friend and from a fellow on Bookface who has gutted and rehab'd a T-33. The battens were 3" wide, which is really more than I need, so I ripped them in half, giving me twice the material to work with, and giving the trim a flat base to rest on the sole and a rounded top edge for cosmetics. Lots of fiddling with the t-bevel and compound miter saw. Oiled up the wood. I'm replacing the black screws with bronze. Pardon the dust and crap from the demolition.