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  1. Ever paint a sail? Murder out a Laser?

    yes Jackson Pollack the thing.
  2. NTSB releases transcript of El Faro sinking

    The thing i thought was interesting is that the article said he was a safety first kind of guy, but got fired for refusing to run a vessel down the Chesapeake with faulty steering, he then got fired, and the article intimates that perhaps he was less inclined to act on his old natural instincts of his past. He evidently had to work his way back up to captain. Did that past experience change his tolerance for conservatism is what the article briefly posits.
  3. Adrift Movie

    this seems a sensible request.
  4. Sailing World mag

    For sure, I am out of sport-bikes now, but every month it was the CBR, Ninja, R6, GSXR shootout! rinse and repeat rinse and repeat....
  5. Nope. Meaning your presumption, I've no idea if they were racing.
  6. Sailing is cheap

    Unfortunately due to an unstable work environment I reluctantly decided to sell my first sailboat and take a break from ownership. That being said I looked back on the expense and it really was a good cost to benefit deal. (Still I needed to do it). The boat cost 3k. Insurance for 4 years was 400, tow insurance was 400. Race fees were 200 and two bottom jobs were 800. And 500 for a gadget or 2 and fuel. I estimate that I took the boat out for day sails, weekend trips and racing at about 200 days. All in , that works out to right about 25 bucks per day out on the water. I just took my kids to a shitty bowling alley for two games, lasted an hour and cost 66 dollars. Now that I just did this exercise I probably should have just kept it. The racing was key, ive met a bunch of folks and though I’m not the skipper any more it I’ll be crewing so that’s good, and a benefit from participating in Wednesday night beer That sailing is tough to afford is a myth.
  7. Sailing is cheap

    Unfortunately due to an unstable work environment I reluctantly decided to sell my first sailboat and take a break from ownership. That being said I looked back on the expense and it really was a good cost to benefit deal. (Still I needed to do it). The boat cost 3k. Insurance for 4 years was 400, tow insurance was 400. Race fees were 200 and two bottom jobs were 800. And 500 for a gadget or 2 and fuel. I estimate that I took the boat out for day sails, weekend trips and racing at about 200 days. All in , that works out to right about 25 bucks per day out on the water. I just took my kids to a shitty bowling alley for two games, lasted an hour and cost 66 dollars. Now that I just did this exercise I probably should have just kept it. The racing was key, ive met a bunch of folks and though I’m not the skipper any more it I’ll be crewing so that’s good, and a benefit from participating in Wednesday night beer That sailing is tough to afford is a myth.
  8. First Memory in life

    So this is what winter on a sailing forum looks like....
  9. Slightly Obscure But Very Helpful

    Solid advice for more than shitty knots.
  10. So Much Potential

    pop top!
  11. bwaaahaaahaaa!!

    The two most popular threads are Rimas and these people. damn. maybe rename the site the sailing world news.
  12. Pulling your sail boat out for the winter

    Seems like the consensus is there is some downside per pete in NJ, which are reasonable comments but that all in all I am not missing too much. Forecast is for a drier and milder winter overall this year.
  13. I have an old Pearson Ariel, that I have owned for 4 years and I am one of the few people that seems to leave their boat in its slip year round. The marina is in the Mid Atlantic, and has Ice eaters, three years ago we had a really cold winter but the marina stayed ice free even though the creek I am on was iced over pretty thick. I bottom paint it every other and it never has too much growth. Why am I one of the few that leaves the boat in, any downside I am clueless about. I'm really in the minority as I see 85% of the boats out, and I think the other 15% are owned by people who forgot that they own a boat at all.
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Jim thinks Rimas is a dim wit, that post was pretty funny. almost makes me want to join facade book.