Psycho Tiller

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    Summers in San Francisco, Winters in Uranus
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    farm animals, staying off sinking boats

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  1. Psycho Tiller

    Fastnet 2019

    Just read on the JPK website Jacques Valer also designed the IRC 1 first place Milon 41 boat "L'Ange De Milon". That makes him the designer of the first place boat in IRC 1,2,3 and 4. Not bad for a guy with a pad of paper and pencil.
  2. Psycho Tiller

    Fastnet 2019

    Blaming ratings and measurements is also a convenient way to reason away a good ole fashioned ass kicking too. Works great, I use it all the time and far less painful than looking in the mirror. It simply defies the laws of physics for a boat that is inherently slower and with an unfair rating to beat a faster boat if the slower boat is sailed by a better crew. Has never happened in the history of sailing. Must be the rating. (not directed at you Quagers, I get that you're just conveying what some think and not necessarily agreeing or disagreeing with measuregeddon)
  3. Psycho Tiller

    Fastnet 2019

    You may find them in the 90+ page thread “Brexit WTF” in SA. I get the feeling they’ve been too preoccupied with the end of the world over there to discuss boats lately.
  4. Psycho Tiller

    Fastnet 2019

    IRC 2 first place a JPK 1180, 3 out of 4 top places are JPK's. IRC 3 1st place a JPK 1030, 6 out of the top 7 places are JPK's. IRC 4 1st place a JPK 1010 and 5 out of the top 8 boats are JPK's Fairly certain these are the finish results this time and not to the rock (I may be dumb but not unteachable! ). My past incorrect reports of finishes is probably the reason why I haven't been contacted by the RC to handle PR. I'll bet I'll still get access to SailGP before the ed though! Especially when I tell them I have up to 150+ Facebook followers I reach daily and at least 5 of them care about sailing. Joking aside, it's absurd SailGP is being so incredibly stingy about press passes. They refused a local photographer and website publisher here in San Francisco access when they came through also. Ridiculous if you ask me, one thing sailing doesn't suffer from is over exposure to the public. Just my 2 cents and a bit of a thread drift though...
  5. Psycho Tiller

    Fastnet 2019

    Oops, my bad. My last post above is just results to the rock, not to finish. Too late to edit the post.
  6. Psycho Tiller

    Fastnet 2019

    IRC 3 is the JPK and Sunfast show. JPK's take 1,2,4,6,7 place, Sunfasts take 3,5,8,9. Must be something in that French boat builder resin. IRC 3B had the new JPK 1030 in 1st, 2nd and 3rd Results here: https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/results/2019/rfr-irc-three01.html
  7. Psycho Tiller

    Great Sailing Videos

    Morning Light might be a good video to get kids excited about sailing. Many of the kids in that video (who are not kids anymore) have gone on to do big things in the sailing world. The last edition of the Volvo Ocean race, now just called "The Ocean Race" had some great footage too if you're looking for extreme conditions. Two of the guys in Morning Light went on to campaign a boat in the VOR.
  8. Psycho Tiller

    Is The Thrill Gone?

    Keep in mind this is not a job, no need to force it unless you're making a living off of this. If you're looking for a great way to take all the enjoyment out of something just turn it into a job. If you have more days where you're not enjoying it compared to good days then screw it, go do something else and don't feel guilty. Don't lose sight of the fact that this is supposed to be fun, excluding the usual small handful of days where everything just turns into a shit show, that's just part of sailing. Maybe some time away doing something else will eventually lead you back to sailing, but maybe not and who cares if it doesn't because that just means you found something else you enjoy more. At 68 life is too short to spend your leisure time on something you're not getting an overall good return on. Get out there and enjoy life. Or maybe in your current situation throw caution to the wind, crank up the AC to a comfortable 70, no, wait, fuck it, live on the edge and turn it down to 65 and don't leave the house till the temps drop and the humidity eases!
  9. Psycho Tiller

    Talk to me about melges 20s?

    Since you mentioned a VX1 I'm assuming you've already thought about that as an option but have a reason why you're looking for other boats? Seems like it fits many of your criteria.
  10. Psycho Tiller

    How much to pay a Captain

    There was a young couple on youtube a few years ago attempting to sail around the world (I know, a shockingly original youtube channel). Instead of just setting off on their own and doing stupid & dangerous things they hired a professional captain for the first couple passages. After just a couple days they were going under a drawbridge with the "pro" at the helm when the girl, with limited sailing experience, starts yelling at the captain, "Uh our mast isn't going to clear the drawbridge". The captain starts arguing back that there's plenty of room. There wasn't. Mast catches the drawbridge and destroys the boat beyond repair. You could probably get that captain for cheap, just don't have him at the helm under a bridge.
  11. Psycho Tiller

    drive BG HV20/20 display directly from Expedition

    Can he use expedition with one of the Triton depth/wind packages that doesn't use a CPU? For a basic but new system the cost of that package isn't too expensive and likely not much more than he would spend on a used FFD 0183 display and a used H2 or H3 CPU. Are there any limitations when using the triton as a stand alone system without a CPU other than advanced calcs which expedition could do anyway? The triton displays are very nice and the OP would be getting new and current instruments instead of old obsolete fastnet based equipment. Is there no way to use expedition with your existing Sea talk system? If my memory is correct there seems to be a long list of systems in expedition it can work with.
  12. Psycho Tiller

    drive BG HV20/20 display directly from Expedition

    Typically expedition gets tws, twa, boat speed, etc from the boat CPU, you may have a difficult time getting the sensors on the boat to talk directly to expedition as well as going directly from expedition to a display. You could get SOG into expedition with a usb gps sensor directly into the laptop but the rest of the information from the sensors may be an issue.
  13. Psycho Tiller

    Caption Contest

    "Did you catch the franks or the beans son?" 2 minutes later, "WE GOT A BLEEDER!!!!"
  14. Psycho Tiller

    Sun Fast 3300

    A quick search didn't come up with that review for me. Maybe I spelled google wrong. Can you provide a link?
  15. Psycho Tiller

    Small boat for older sailor

    Where do you typically sail and what are the typical conditions? Strong/light winds, coastal sailing as in some swell or flat protected waters? Cal 20 and Santana 22’s have stood the test of time and are great boats, especially if you’re sailing in a decent amount of breeze normally. Probably not the best options for a lighter wind area however.