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  1. AnotherSailor

    Brexit, WTF

    My point (which, admittedly, was not very clear) was that people took the same approach with Brexit. Yes, boaty mcboatface is hilarious. Brexit not so.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Brexit, and a few other recent election results are examples of the stupidity of the group. First there was Boaty McBoatface (google it if you do not know what I am talking about). Then Brexit, Trump, etc....
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    Brexit, WTF

    I think the point is that because of Brexit border regulations and the allowed time to stay in Europe is going to be impacted. Both recreational sailors (cruisers) and racers will have to deal with this. The Brits are really royally fucking themselves in the rear: economically this is not making any sense, and lots of folks are leaving with their companies. It has all kinds of ramifications for all parts of life, including sports. Likewise universities are scrambling to avoid losing millions in grants and many researchers have already left. At least they still have Ben Ainslie.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    is that a tidal area?
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    selling a boat questions.

    yes, flakes, scammers, and even some hostile folks who will tell you that they have cash and are very serious, then ask questions which are answered in the ad (making you wonder how serious they are), followed by speculations about what might be wrong with your boat, and then being upset for selling it to someone else. Still CG is great!
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    what is it?

    Is that duct tape?
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    Foils fail.

    SF newspapers? Yes, a whole lot of nothing. First the American team was not winning, and who wants to cover a losing home team? Then the football season started and somehow Americans are much more interested in guys smashing into one another than into boats nearly smashing into one another and flying over the surface of the water. I think I am missing a third point ... oh yeah no one giving a shit about sailing anyway.
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    Man sues himself and wins

    If you sue yourself you always win and lose, right?
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    The Zombie Fleet

    aha, good eyes! Why the fuck is the swivel in the center of the thing is presumably an irrelevant concern at this point.
  10. I have been thinking about joining the SSS. I really like racing with and without crew. Perhaps it is because of being a former laser sailor, but I am always interested in solo racing. There is something about being out there by yourself, figuring things out (or not), blaming not others but yourself, and once in a while congratulating yourself. Anyway, I think the idea is great. I have done the 3 Bridge Fiasco a few times shorthanded, which is an example of a great shorthanded/singlehanded event. Getting as many bodies out on the water is not necessarily a good strategy. I mean, I have been in a railmeat position several times, in which I was not given a real job out of respect for the regular crew who had been sailing with the skipper for years. I get that, and I can work my way up quickly, since I am not a novice at sailing, but I see others getting stuck there for a season, slowly learning the purpose of the red line they have pulled for months each time they are yelled at, but failing to get a better understanding of racing, or sailing. It sucks and even while the beer and sandwiches are good enough, next season they have found a different way to spend their weekends... Having these folks introduced to racing in a short-handed setting is going to be a game-changer, I think. They have to be explained things, learn sail trim, driving, etc. So much more interesting and fun for everyone!
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    The Zombie Fleet

    In the quite likely event of tripping, the railing will not be of much help... Edit: or is that a fuel line?
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    Fenders out on the FP???

    WTF? See the picture accompanying the go/no go piece on the FP. Are they just indicating "We are completely ignorant so stay out of our way"?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    For someone criticizing typos you should be more careful with your own keyboard as well as with your punctuation...
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    Do you Race in FOG ?? How thick ??

    The fog in San Francisco in the summer is mostly not too low to the water. You might not be able to see the weather mark, but you will see mostly all competitors. A typical view is something like this: Or this There are days when it is worse, especially closer to the bridge and the center of the bay Yesterday morning was actually very foggy, at least in the North Bay, with a visibility of about 50 yards. But that is
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    Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    +1 and sad it turns into a party boat or (more likely) another failed project
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    American Is Killed by Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island

    I wonder if he brought this copy of the bible:
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    American Is Killed by Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island

    Yeah, they thought "Jesus died for somebodies sins, but not mine"
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    Question regarding tape.

    That is a funny video . Let me guess, though: it does not work as advertised. Even the strongest glue is not going to stick to a wet surface like that, and I would not take a taped boat up on a plane... I would try packing tape, why not.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    It is either that, or there is a grammatical issue and he has a covered slip for the boat, which might make a little (but not a whole lot) more sense.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I wonder what the "remodeled kitchen" looks like... apparently the mast is no longer on the boat. Maybe more crap is? Besides genoa, I also think they misspelled "costly" as "costal"
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    Troll bots are real, right Joe O? That thread for you

    bots are real. OK, I learned something
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    The question is really what one can do with it
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    "Would be super cool to fix up or just take out and know you can't sink it" In this case not being able to sink it might not necessarily be a positive quality... I will admit that I have sailed one of these, however the one I sailed did not look like it had been sitting in a rain forest for the last decade.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    not so sure if this is truth in advertising: the damage is not clearly shown in the pictures. What is that POS inflatable hiding (without that inflatable which is clearly falling apart the value of the boat would probably go up)? Maybe I am too much of a skeptic, but my guess is that there might be more damage than communicated...