• Announcements

    • Zapata

      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

6 Neutral

About frant

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

685 profile views
  1. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Ss I am sure that you don’t mean to imply that anyone who takes to sea treats the ocean as an enemy. I am sure that we all treat the ocean with due deference as almost a “higher” being. I personally have always paid homage to the sea gods. A hard task master perhaps but never enemy.
  2. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    And women were only good for carousing with. Also it’s no longer pc to say seaMANship. It is henceforth to be referred to as “non gender specific ability, related specifically to marine activity, (those who are differently abled are not to be discriminated against)”
  3. You been around to my house? Cause it ain’t mine anymore after the family court had its way. If you were around there then I reckon you might have added to your one lousy goat experience.
  4. Had my laptop and identity cards stolen a while ago. Police recovered my “identity” during a drug bust on an ice ring. Looks like my private onboard photos off laptop were hacked as well.
  5. Strict rule on my boat. Deck shoes and clothes or stiletto heels and naked. No exceptions.....well maybe.
  6. My gf is much wetter than a VO65. And fuck you, you can’t see her tits.
  7. Laser mast step repair

    I am with Major Tom. A repair to an existing laminate is essentially "gluing" a patch on with the patch being moulded in situ. Polyester resin has a relative adhesion of 1 to existing polyester (but significantly less than the chemical bonding of original laminate) , vinylester an adhesion of 4 and epoxy an adhesion of 10. Given that the repair surface inside the laser will be poorly prepared and waterlogged the use of epoxy will have a significantly greater strength possibly approaching or exceeding the original laminate strength. My rationale anyway. With maststep repair I reckon that a substantial fillet of thickened epoxy is substantially stronger and much quicker and easier than layup using resin and chopped strand,
  8. Laser mast step repair

    Spoonie I recently fixed a laser of same vintage that had been previously repaired by simply filling the mast hole with polyester resin. Cracks had developed around the edge of this “plug” and the mast had worn substantially through the bottom front of tube. My initial repair with intention of avoiding an inspection port was to crack out with a long chisel the brittle plug and redo a similar repair using a few discs of cloth in base and a layup of cloth over the front wear section. All with epoxy resin and a vacume on the hull to suck resin into the gaps. That repair was unsuccessful so I had to cut an inspections n hatch. I found that there had been a big air hole in the goop in the maststep and the goop had become soggy and could be pulled out with a pick. Completely removed the goop in that fashion and reasealed around the base with a thickened slurry of epoxy for a completely tight repair. For an old beater just stick in a hatch and do similar. For a good boat if the hole is cut carefully it can be glued back in the hole and the deck tread gelcoat repaired for an invisible job. my current boat no 208343 was bought for $250 as an insurance write off and justified invisible repair work to the deck.
  9. A case against colored lines?

    But don't you just hate it when someone drops the kite in the drink instead of blowing the mainsheet.
  10. what is it?

    I think that February might be the new April given that today is the 1st.
  11. Food drop to Deal Island

    Try asking same question on Seabreeze Sailing forum. Could also try if you can identify any boats at Refuge by AIS on MarineTraffic or similar but then how to contact them remains a question if not in radio range.
  12. prism

    I have been using the Micro Compass on my laser since Jan. I find the tactical function to be most useable. I like the adjustable resolution in tactical mode and adjustable tacking angle gives an easily memorised picture of what is going on wrt wind direction. Have you considered including these features?(as well as a start timer function) Admittedly I have not used the compass heading only function other than to check start line. All of my comments are referenced against previous use of a magnetic tactical compass.
  13. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    Poor old Laser Performance. Now they are blaming the loss of Hollywood Boulevard on them.
  14. justice

    What an opinionated load of drivel!!!! Line 7 This is surely your opinion not fact. In actual fact according to you it is a tautology as a Penalty is by definition a Punishment. Line 6 Minimum Penalty was (most probably) a 720 or 5 min penalty. Had the jury imposed the 5 minute minimum Penalty/Punishment (or anything less than the 27minute winning margin as a penalty ) then the argument would rage on. Otherwise I totally agree with your OPINION that the penalty was just.
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    So I think we can agree that the C v WO protest was a classic Port and Starboard. Port tacks too late to “keep clear” of starboard, invoking an infringement of tacking rule. The other classic case is port does nothing and a T bone results.