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  1. 26 points
    Ok - make that 100%. This is my dad's boat in 77 or 78 at the first Atlantic City race week - photo from the committee boat, pretty sure we won our class. That's me driving, with my brother the blond on the weather rail looking back and my dad just to his right in his beloved Peter Storm sweater. The treadmaster was a work in progress at the time (we added the additional pieces later on that summer), but you can see the seams on what's there exactly match the photos above, plus in the 5th photo you can see the yellow under the blue where the dock line has chafed it. We won a lot of races on that thing - it was a beast.
  2. 17 points
    Here's the plans
  3. 15 points
    Well...............after two pretty shitty days....not as shitty as the first round mind you, but still pretty shitty.....with the exact same symptoms but less intense, today I feel better. Not 100% but the fever is gone and the exhaustion is pretty much gone. Slept most of Sat on and off, stayed in bed resting till noon yesterday and forced myself to get up and watch some golf and at least sit upright till about 8 then off to bed. This morning all vitals an o2 levels are mostly good again. dSo...............I'm tinkering around the house again today just a little bit but nothing physically stressful. I get bored SO EASY, and not much of a "sit" person but I'll keep the level low. There is plenty of evidence that people do experience relapses of varying severity. Most reports seem like the relapse is less severe like mine was/is but some small number are more serious. The biggest number of relapses I have seen - which is to be distinguished from constant low level lingering - is 3. I hope mine is limited to two. It wasn't as physically bad but the specter of doing it again as the symptoms emerged was oppressive. At any rate..........things are good and improving. Thanks again for the good thoughts, this virus is a son-of-a-bitch!
  4. 14 points
    That was difficult to masturbate to.
  5. 14 points
    Well, it took me a long time to get there, but today I raised the mast for the first time. Just a few more things to do before I finally can go sailing
  6. 13 points
    Years ago I went into a liquor store to buy some Appletons, the Asian guy serving had a mask on and I asked him why because I was curious after years of seeing only Asian people wear them. He said he was feeling unwell with a cold, so dumbarse here asks yeah but why the mask how is that going to help? He said Oh no its not about me its about protecting you! I was humbled by his genuine social responsibility, the whitey tighteys in our office would come in all the time coughing and spluttering with out a thought about the next man.
  7. 12 points
  8. 12 points
    So here is the thing about southern culture and you obviously didn't snap that there was never a whiter group of people on the planet there - let's say you are a teacher on a field group and you come to a display of the confederate battle flag or a statue of RE Lee or any other general and a black child asks why is that being honored? Do you answer honestly, that it's a symbol of when the southern states fought for the right to own people like you? Because it's not "culture" it's a representation when Americans fought and died countless bloody battles to determine whether or not it was right and proper to own other humans if their skin was dark. Since you aren't a southerner (though you claim to have lived every single place on the planet) you don't know what you are writing about - I grew up here, every thing was segregated, community, schools, churches, everything and I didn't know better until for many years. All those symbols and statues represent the fight to own slaves, that is a piss poor culture and any effort to represent it differently is no acceptable in society. Good Day.
  9. 11 points
    that's because you are a misogynist douchebag.
  10. 11 points
    I've grown used to the wider definition of a Karen, which is someone who orders a stranger what to do with an absolute belief in his or her own rightness and impunity regardless of the lack of accuracy of said belief. Someone who treats others like shit deserves consequences. Beating their ass lands you in jail and there's no law against being an asshole to people. Whereas broadcasting their faces seems like a legal and relatively harmless way to let them earn those consequences. And it's fun to watch.
  11. 10 points
    Check out this centre cockpit, kauri composite 52' Ketch, designed by Laurie Davidson. This boat could have very long legs. For sale in Brisbane, QLD, Australia: https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/davidson-52-ketch/244490
  12. 10 points
    Just chartered my boat from Toulon to Sete, from dawn til dusk. Well she mostly chartered herself. She's a well manered old lady, despite her IOR origins.
  13. 10 points
    I stand corrected. Newly released photos show the stadium is packed full of supporters.
  14. 9 points
    Allow the turnbuckles and swages to fail without interruption from timely maintenance.
  15. 9 points
  16. 9 points
    I posted an earlier picture of my Cape Dory Typhoon when I purchased last fall....heres a couple of shots after teak and nonskid refinish and new bottom paint and rudder repaiir...
  17. 9 points
    Heritage one ton. I'm 99% sure that's my dad's old boat from the 70s - it not only has the blue Treadmaster (rubberized cork deck) that I personally cut and applied to the deck as a teenager, but I recognize the Swifter hydraulic backstay adjuster (unusual at the time but very cool). Those are the original Merriman jibsheet leads too. It was originally a color Charlie Morgan told us was called 'Armadillo Yellow', and had a 9" wide electric blue stripe at the deck.
  18. 8 points
    From an article in the Chicago Tribune The best pro-health sign I’ve seen this pandemic is the one posted at both North Side locations of the Chicago Bagel Authority sandwich shop: “To accommodate anti-maskers,” it says, “we have provided a space 40 feet west where you can stare at your reflection in the window since apparently you’re the only person you care about.” The point is to underscore a message that seems slowly to be seeping into the public consciousness, that covering your mouth and nose with cloth or other semipermeable material when you’re likely to be near strangers in public settings displays courtesy, not fear. https://www.chicagotribune.com/columns/eric-zorn/ct-column-masks-facial-coverings-coronavirus-bagel-zorn-20200623-nz3x4m7mirhvpdcrvrfnan4rmu-story.html
  19. 8 points
    Everything about tis year's Mac sucks and I've done 25+ on each side including some solos. Chris Clark deserves a medal for his efforts as do those supporting him. Organizing a race under the best of conditions is hard. Chris, you're my hero.
  20. 8 points
    There haven't been many conservatives in the GOP for some time. Trump, and the GOP's current situation is purely The Party's making. The GOP nominated him, despite his near complete lack of conservative principles, and the GOP elected him despite that lack. The Party's own lack of principles freed it to follow Trump far away from adherence to conservative values, wherever he chose to roam. Had there been any real conservatives in the GOP he would have never gotten past escalator day and the Mexican rapists. Fuck Trump. Fuck the GOP. Fuck the Faux Conservatives and their phony principles.
  21. 8 points
  22. 8 points
    Landslide definitely in the offing, with the mandate that implies to guarantee an end to GOP gerrymandering and a GOP SCOTUS. I would advise Biden to not even think of debating Trump. Campaign Statement: "Debating with someone means an agreement to tell the truth and means respect for your adversary. Donald Trump is a proven liar, a proven criminal, and does not warrant or deserve to sit across a debate stage from an honest man like Joe Biden." Then they can run Lindsay's comments on Biden again. Problem solved.
  23. 8 points
    Sh*t, dude; I am seriously sorry to hear that. This Laser politics mess is a fun diversion from real life but in real life Lord knows its a tough time for our country on many levels.
  24. 8 points
    Restive splashes tomorrow.
  25. 8 points
    You sound like you want to have your cake and eat it too.... So what is the actual unemployment rate in NZ? The only info that I can find is stating a rate of 4.2% in early May. It has to have gotten higher than that, but that is a level that every other country would love to have in this Covid-19. And how long did you have to shut down the country to eradicate the virus? 2 months? And now you have all restrictions eased. I think you clearly underestimate the devastation that has taken place to all of the other countries caused by this Covid-19. Because of the "strict" lockdown in NZ you can now go back to normal activities, you can dine out, you can travel, most local economic activities can return to normal. NO OTHER place in the world can do that (except maybe Iceland). Imagine living where they are slowly allowing some businesses to open up at 25-50% capacity and still have the risk of catching the virus that is killing thousands of people a day. Imagine the extra costs of having to sanitize every table, shopping cart, door handle or having all employees wear masks, gloves, etc while having only 10-20% of your normal customers stop by? NZ went through a tough spell, but the cost of doing business is going back to normal, customers can feel comfortable that they can move about. That is not what it is like in other countries, many counties that have been under restrictions much longer than NZ and will be under restrictions for another 6 months to a year.... Was everything done perfectly, most likely not, but you should feel very lucky to be living in NZ at this time because of the actions that your government took. Other economic problems with imports or international travel can be dealt with to improve employment or the economy, but controlling the spread of the virus has to be the key underlying goal. This is a major world event and some will suffer more than others, but we will find a way to overcome. It is nothing compared to our fathers who had to fight in WWII, that makes us complaining we can't find toilet paper or get a haircut seems like spoiled little brats.

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