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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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Everything posted by groundhog

  1. That is some expensive firewood there.
  2. I know free boats never are, but as far as project boats go, this might be good for someone. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/bridgewater/project-boat/1297333812?utm_source=alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_alerts And then there is this one - initial ask was $3K, now it sounds like the Owner just needs to get it gone. A boat with a good reputation for performance if not so much for build, who knows what this one has had done. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-sailboat/cape-breton/make-an-offer/1297323805?utm_source=alerts&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=email_alerts This time of year in the snow belt there are lots of intriguing deals....
  3. Bingo. Thank you B.J. I appreciate the assistance.
  4. I used to be able to see the entire list of SA members. Since the spit-and-polish done to the site, no full list. Just a list of on-line members. But what if I want to message someone who is not on line at the moment? Or something. Am I just missing a tab/menu item/sacred ritual somewhere?
  5. That helps some, B.J., thank you. It still seems, then, that one can only find member information on someone if you can find a post. E.g. I can hover over your user name and from there find content you have contributed. From the 'compose' pane, though, that isn't possible.
  6. Corten steel used in architecture and public art. Good stuff used well. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weathering_steel
  7. Hey, welcome to 'Hawks fandom, one week today!
  8. Free tow from a commercial interest should be worth more points because the gov't agencies don't charge.
  9. I found this when I was looking. Generally positive. http://sailingmagazine.net/article-726-oday-27.html
  10. June 2014 join date - not so new, plenty of time to get the lay of the land.
  11. I like that it looks like a pelican. It should be animated.
  12. They do. I don't know the lower wind limit, though. Seems to me that at a regatta I did mark boat on there was plenty of planing at around the 20kt wind range, but that was a while ago, don't remember for sure.
  13. So we scoured the countryside looking for the best dinghy to teach the kids to sail, and found the perfect one: a Sunflower. Lessons on! Just kidding. Half kidding. Someone gave us an ancient Sunflower that still floats and has all the equipment intact, so that's what the kids are learning on. And on the Tanzer concurrently, but the Sunflower is more exciting... near as I can .tell this is almost the same as a Snark, 10' foam boat, and it says Snark on the sail (not the original though). Big enough - just - that I can be a passenger with one 10-year old or two 8-year olds aboard.
  14. Our group isn't big enough to have too much conflict. There is a definite divide between one-design (only one class) and phrf, but we all get along well enough, even if the rules sometimes get played fast and loose at times in the latter group.
  15. Already noted and apologized for above, Varan.
  16. That would have been 2010 when we went out the St. Lawrence to Maine via Newfoundland (where bull rails are ubiquitous). If it was more recent I would have said to stop by.... next time.
  17. When did you take this pic, DDW?
  18. Not ugly, just of an era. Designs then were more consistently pleasant on the eyes than modern ones.
  19. ... but instead there are two of them...
  20. The most antithesis of origami would be a dug-out, wouldn't it? Zero folds, bends, or welds! Bonus points if it is carved from metal.
  21. Another misplaced decimal - two places this time.
  22. You've heard of the golden goose, right?
  23. Hmmm... is it? Why are you asking that question? or... Why, are you asking that question?
  24. Oh, come on, it's just so cheerful! And I found this link that I can watch...: