Maxx Baqustae

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About Maxx Baqustae

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  • Birthday 09/28/1956

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    Ummmm......sailboat racing

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  1. Maxx Baqustae

    No Swiftsure thread?

    What happened to the Hien Bank mark/race? No roundings?
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    No Swiftsure thread?

    http://www.swiftsure.org/ And the race tracker: http://tracker.swiftsure.org/
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    PredictWind vs Sail Flow vs Whoever - The sequel

    You have to understand that they are Canadian government employees and do things by committee. They use models that nobody else does. Never figured that out although I have actually worked with some of them for Southern Straits etc. And I know CBC's Johanna Wagstaffe personally:http://www.cbc.ca/vancouverweather/bio/ But most of the work by these people are all Environment Canada. I have worked with all of this and my good to go models are always Predict Wind. I contacted them as it wasn't working for our local outflow/Squamish thermals and they did fix it. Racing on the Riptide 44 "Dark Star" McKee and the boys have used Expedition real-time localized forecasts. But you pay for that.
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    Kirby 30

    Shorty Stortch had some funny ideas. And as a sailmaker he would deal with the weirdo sailors too. He would buy all the roll ends from Bainbridge, Dimension etc. Selling it to the cheap weirdos like it's the greatest sailcloth since sliced bread. Not very honest really but the cheapo's would eat that up.
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    Trump: Is He Stupid or Dangerously Crazy?

    I know one too Amati. A racing sailor. But he's not as good as own press makes out. But will tell you all about it; and yes, would get irate or power pout if he doesn't get his way. It took me a very long time to figure out his little games that are the same again & again. I got into his little games myself and I was embarrassed that it took that long. But when I started to see Trump' s true feathers coming into the election I thought: Holy shit! That's it! It's the colors; psychology is text book all there. His wife is worse - full on fraudulent. SJB might know who I'm talking about. ,
  6. Seriously? All I see is skank. Maybe the Donald's skank....we'll see.
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    Tsunami warning

    It will happen again, which it will at least they were warned. Vancouver isn't a real tsunami area. Vancouver Is. Central coast, WA and ORE is. I'd be more concerned with liquefaction in Richmond as it goes it will be a canyon all the way back to Hope!
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    Ridiculously Overpriced Boats

    https://www.boatdealers.ca/boats-for-sale/342319/davidson-1-tonner-vancouver-british-columbia Redone huh?
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    Sport boat trailers

    Cheers - thanks. Triad did e-mailed me quickly so good on them!
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    Sport boat trailers

    Thanks PF.I tend to go to the higher numbers for that sort of thing. If it ends up less than under budget (like that happens)! it is just a plus.
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    Sport boat trailers

    Thanks TBone - e-mailed them but that was my thoughts too but this place is good for that sort of thing. Yes - it's a guesstimate only.
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    Sport boat trailers

    Thanks TBone. Any Idea of cost - roughly? I'm helping a program together and budget etc.
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    Sport boat trailers

    Anybody have handle of the price of a "new" trailer for like a C&C 30 OD, Farr 30, ID 35 etc, etc. I can't find a maker easily on the net. Cheers
  14. Maxx Baqustae

    Trump's Physical

    He had a brain ct scan and they found absolutely nothing!
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    PHRF NW vs BC?? WTF

    Exactly. In a meeting PHRF administrator he said: "What do expect for (at that time) for $35 a year rating/certificate? I laughed, a bit, as I thought he was being an a-hole but I thought about it later he was correct. PHRF was designed for Ma & PA casual racing for their Vistacruiser wagon not for real racing with high end boats. It's done by a volunteer handicapper with you "declare" many of your measurements to the handicapper. That allows for fudging the numbers; if not out and out cheating. As witnessed by one old coot that added 18 inches to their boom, used oversize sails, modifications to the hull all never declaring any of it saying it doesn't really matter for speed but got called on it eventually. Some old IOR boats that had a lot of lead ballast in the bilges taken out; like hundreds of pounds not declaring any of it but still the same rating forever. But I digress here but it bugs me to this day. And single point number doesn't pencil very well with the advent of "sport boats" that are different animals completely. It is almost impossible to rate them fairly or properly. Soon are they are on the plane the handicap numbers go right out of the window for mixed fleets like that. When I started to race in big boats in the early 70's I only knew IOR in those days and had no idea that PHRF even existed until 1980 or so. An IOR rating was an actual measurement system that was certified and surveyed that it is correct from a certified measurerer. Costing hundreds of dollars (even in the 70's & 80's) but hard to cheat that way. So can you bitch about the price of ORC club? Well, I was one of the advocates for ORC from the get go for a real measurement rule. It was implemented but even then the bitching with that it was an awful rule and wanted to go back to PHRF. Funny, with our (very successful program over 10 years) we could cross-pollinate in events between ORC to PHRF and had the pickle dishes to prove it. We found that ORC was a lot tougher on us than PHRF ever did but we believed in it so never complained ever; just suck it up and went racing. I think we won a Balleenas race or maybe Straits by 1 second when PHRF 30 seconds or minute difference maybe? It still proved the point IMHO. There are many real stories like that but my sock drawer beckons!