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About Proneshooter

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  • Birthday 08/11/1949

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    Charleston, S.C.
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    Sailing news, Fishing, Snipe/Duck Hunting, and Precision Rifle Shooting

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    VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    I hate to add to the drift but it might be alright if you said a Subaru Outback was parked in the Walmart lot.
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    Jesus Christ Superstar

    Would love to hear Sara Bareillis sing from the Evita soundtrack.
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    Wrecked racer spotted adrift. Who can ID this?

    Looks like the front fell off.
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    Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Karma for selling timeshares!
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    Moth Developement

    Thanks for the info. Already checking on one that was listed for sale.
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    Moth Developement

    What is the going price for used scow designs?
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    VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Just posted on gCaptain The American co-skippers of the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team, Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, have released a statement regarding their boat’s fatal collision with a fishing vessel during a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on January 20. The collision occurred just outside Hong Kong waters near the end of the fourth leg, about 30 miles from the finish line. One person from the fishing vessel died in the accident. “Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and all those affected by this tragic situation,” said Mark Towill. The team is also offering more details on the incident and search and rescue. Immediately after securing the vessel and ensuring the safety of the crew, Vestas 11th Hour Racing issued a Mayday distress call on behalf of the other vessel and then engaged in a search and rescue in coordination with the Hong Kong Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (HKMRCC). That search and rescue procedure eventually ended with the team recovering one casualty from the water who was airlifted to a hospital where he later died. Nine crew members from the non-racing vessel were rescued. None of the Vestas 11th Hour Racing crew were injured in the collision. The boat, although significantly damaged, motored to Hong Kong under its own power. “Our hearts go out to everyone involved in this terrible incident. It has been difficult for the crew and the entire Vestas 11th Hour Racing team. We are grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve had during this very tough time,” said Charlie Enright. Vestas 11th Hour Racing continues to work with the authorities and Volvo Ocean Race in the ongoing investigation. The team now says it will not be participating in inshore racing in Hong Kong this weekend and Leg 5, which begins on January 31st, as the team assesses all options for returning.
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    I have done some crazy stuff... but

    Charleston to Frisco in 56 hours. Did I mention I was towing a Fireball? Non stop except for fuel, bearings check, and driver swap. Stopped once in California because we didn't have a trailer tag. SC didn't require one and he called it in to check! Took it a little slower going back after the Nationals. Long time gone.
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    At least tell us if you didn't get the boat. That way I can quit wondering which boat it is!
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    Long time ago in a major Lightning regatta I was crewing for the first time on a top ranked boat. At the bottom mark the spinnaker sheet hit the mark on the rounding. I pointed it out to the skipper and his comment was I didn't see it so it didn't happen. Up until then I had a lot of respect for him. I left the boat after the race.
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    parts dept anarchy

    I drove the wife's Nissan Rouge to the store and when I got ready to leave it was hard to get it to unlock the door. Finally let me in and then twenty minutes of shaking the fob hoping the battery would allow the car to crank. Made it home and told her it needed a new battery because I almost had to call her to bring another key. She laughed and took my key fob and pulled a real key out of the fob! Be a while living that one down! (Only because I drive a 95 E150 with 400,000 miles on it.)
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    What Are Your Sailing Goals for 2018?

    buying a used single hander to restart my sailing after laying off for a long time gone!
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    Wondering how much betting money changed hands (to a different set) as a result of the penalty?
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    Free Boat - Yamaha 30

    Flea bomb first! Movement will hatch the eggs while you are cleaning.