aloha27

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About aloha27

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  1. aloha27

    Eight Bells Brion Toss

    Master rigger Brion Toss has succumbed to cancer. Fuck cancer. Here's an article from Good Old Boat where he was featured in 2003. https://goodoldboat.com/brion-toss-master-rigger/?fbclid=IwAR3i6lKfxvLNbuDyWrtGU9VFOSKfHZ9RP6_B6Gp_8xmayMtr9rirWkSsb2o I think the sailing world was better for having had him in it. Fair winds.
  2. Canadian Author and Yachtsman Silver Donald Cameron has died at the age of 82 in Halifax NS. Among his works were "Sniffing the Coast", "Wind, Whales and Whisky" and "Sailing Away from Winter". https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/author-environmentalist-silver-donald-cameron-dies-1.5593137?fbclid=IwAR2LM_DXTql-BjgHg12QRLmwX95EjO-a-shhmtxlCE4LG2x3AusQnaHqhY8 Fair winds Don. You will be missed.
  3. aloha27

    Looking for 25-27 ft phrf rocket...

    C&C 25.
  4. aloha27

    What a d*ck (FP)

    Crap. I thought it was another Espo thread. - Carry on.
  5. aloha27

    inexperienced couple buy a p.o.s. catamaran

    It's been done: Tim: It's a warning light; didn't it occur to you there might be a little problem? Jill: I thought if there was a problem with the car that the light would get brighter, or there would be a buzzer. Tim: A buzzer? It's a car, not a game show. — Tim Taylor (Tim Allen), Home Improvement, Season 1: Nothing More Than Feelings
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    Drunkenness is likely to prevail

    I'm so old that I can remember the outlets being called "Brewers' Retail". You wrote down on an order slip what you wanted, paid for it and it magically whistled down a set of rollers to you from somewhere out back. Only after it was paid for did you actually get your mitts on it. The department store Consumer's Distributing was the same way.
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    US sailing couldn’t even get this right

    But this is good, yes?
  8. aloha27

    Russell Purdock...anyone remember?

    That case was fucked up from the get-go. Everyone on "Beats Workin' II" was taken to one hospital, Perdick to another. His blood sample was misdated. I still give a great deal of credit to Dan Noyes for keeping us informed as to what was happening at trial and Elizabeth Larson from Lake County News before and after that. That puke is a Councilman for crissakes.
  9. aloha27

    What defines a true circumnavigation?

    You mean HWSNBN's planned circumnavigation of Vancouver Island didn't qualify?
  10. aloha27

    Rules: about redress

    Having done more than my share of RO duties, my advice would be to consider your boat to be the same length at the finish as you did at the start.
  11. aloha27

    Helicopter rescue oh crap moment

    Bring me my brown pants.
  12. aloha27

    Caption Contest

    I'm so wasted...
  13. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-Pearson-26-Sailboat-Massachusetts/392272172395?fbclid=IwAR0gbuzJgVBtOV40JTrJ7tMjzdQQp9rCV2-Hq7PXuu3cGa3QgGmnD1Kwv4I#viTabs_1 Current bid is ten bucks plus 300 paperwork fee.