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  1. AnotherSailor

    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Not sure about that. I now think that a distance of 80 miles between Brunel and Dongfeng at the corner of the exclusion zone is not unlikely. Over the last 10(?) hours Brunel got 35 miles on them. And... hate to say it but the northern boats are going to be in the worst part of the gale, sailing a less than optimal angle in terms of keeping everything in one piece. Not to mention that it will be f-ing cold!
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    Looks like the S boats nailed it.
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    VOR Leg 9 Newport to Cardiff

    For now the Southern boats have a much better angle towards the edge of the exclusion zone. As long as they all stay at the front of the low, I don't see that change much and my humble prediction is that the Northern pack will be at least 35 miles behind the southern pack by the time they are at the eastern end of the exclusion zone. But what do I know...
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    You gotta love the irrelevant details. What could possibly be valuable about the location of the designer's office - especially considering that Geary is not marine related... It was certainly build by a cook!
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    How hard was it blowing?

    Too hard for sitting on a rock, apparently.
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    "I'd rather sail than varnish!", who says that?

    Not sure if this is a common saying, but I once heard that if you want to own a wooden boat you need to be retired or be a millionaire, but ideally you are both.
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    Buying a boat without a broker?

    It is a cliffhanger: did he do the survey or not? ... you will find out in season 2
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    "I'd rather sail than varnish!", who says that?

    Are you sure they varnish? There is a difference between varnishing and writing a check to varnish! It is a beautiful boat, but if I would have to varnish that I would never go out sailing! And you guessed it: I rather sail!
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    Just bought my first boat what have I done!

    My assessment is more negative and my advice is to replace all the standing rigging, unless you know that it has been replaced in the last 10 years. At 15 years swaged rigging should be replaced. Sometimes you can see a crack develop in the swage, but for most cracks you need some penetrating dye (which is still not conclusive) to see it. Inside the swage, especially at the bottom, rust can develop (I notice some on your pics) and destroy it internally. You have not seen the swages at the top of your mast. Another issue is chainplates: they rust exactly at the spot you cannot see (where they go through the deck). Take them out, and visually inspect them. The attachment points of your jib need some work too, but that does not keep the mast up, it seems. Blowing that out, will not be disastrous. Finally, there is a lot of rust on your turnbuckles, which makes me wonder about the quality. I have seen them turn green, with some kind of brown color, but not with this layer of rust. The fact that there are no toggles could be an indication that the whole setup is sub-standard. So, this comes from someone who is sailing in the SF Bay Area, where it blows at least 20-25 knots every afternoon in the summer. I want to make sure my rig is ready for that. Yet, it does not take 20 knots to take down a rig. 10 knots combined with a good swell, combined with the wake of a ferry will put some good pressure on the point that is about to go. I do not buy the argument that you should go sailing rather than work on your boat. My boat is far from a shiny impeccable vessel (not that there is anything wrong with that! I love looking at them) BUT safety should always be a priority over going out. So, replace the rigging!
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    asking $300 is not that bad... trailer looks fine. boat, obviously needs work, but there is no attempt at hiding it... And I sort of like these Oday Daysailers.
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    Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    It is upside down. What you think is a sprit is a bulb. Or... is it on its side? In any case, it is radical! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess, but I am curious to see "it" sail.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    It says the men of Scallywag all really liked their nanny Nel. Shortly before leaving Auckland she (the nanny) had danced with him (Fish, I assume) wildly.
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Congratulations TTOP!!! I don't think I will stay up for Mapfre...
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    nice piece on their leg! Some awesome footage!
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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    you knew I was joking, right?