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    What was the sailing moment you will remember forever?

    1960's - I was 9 or 10. casual club racing on the Northern Bay, a bunch of 4ksb 3ksb. My dad and I in our Picnic 17, light air. He told me "you figure it out" and I did, crossed the line first, overlapped with 2 other boats. Cruised and raced since, 4 boats and 50 years later, I count myself very lucky to have had a life that has always including sailing, and being able to raise my kids with the same opportunity.
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    Graphics on sails?

    if my Dad were still alive he could answer you in infinite detail, as he was a pigments/thin film chemist. After he retired, consulted with North Sails on this very issue. Short answer is there isn't a long lived, simple, inexpensive way to do it to an existing sail.
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    Three Sheets to the Wind

    not for too long - - the foot rope was the piece of line strung under yards that you stood on to loose and reef square sails.
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    Todays Useless Fact

    what if the owner's daughter is a red headed lefty? Extra style points for the foredeck union? Seriously, power tools, can-openers, scissors, notebooks, all suck for lefties. I would give up a body part for a keyboard with a number pad on the left instead of the right.
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    Blood sacrifices - how it made you a better sailor

    both of our girls, now grown, remember- "Dad's bleeding again, get the tape"
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    How not to move your boat this summer

    sadly, Smedley's plan to expand his meth lab in the hills turned out to be more expensive than he planned!
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    espo is a dick

    Required reading for SA - don't even have to search, just start at page 1 of this thread. Epic asswipe, represents much of what is wrong with what passes for Corithian competition.
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    never fuckin' mind

    Badges? Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges
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    65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

    Long, long ago in my youth I rode a little Yamaha RD400. Great little bike, just felt a hair light for long highway cruising. Never met a Harley I couldn't put in my rearview mirror. Sorry, guys.