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    Single Handed roll call?

    https://topclimberinternational.com/ edit: these things are outstanding. worth having if you sail alone.
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    Single Handed roll call?

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    Non-furler headsail handling options

    I sail on lake michigan solo distance. I have a regular harken carbo-foil. Doing the same thing just #1 for less than 10-12 then straight to a #3. Every year, i think about going to a furler since inevitably it will be a 10 headsail-change race and i'll fuck one up and get pissed and it's generally exhausting, but i havent done it yet. There are a few boats that have an elastic line sewn into the luff that keeps the sail on deck during changes. I have an antel track for the main that works great. Honestly i dont have an answer to the question, but I've just come up with little tricks that help me make the sail changes easier/less likely to screw up. throwing a slipknot behind the mast block lead to keep halyard from falling when moving back to the cockpit etc. There are pros/cons with both sides of it, and in lake michigan they've chosen to ignore the furling credit so it somewhat evens it up (if the boat is a one-design with a furler you're not penalized 3 seconds which is nonsense, but whatever). For A-sym gybes, i usually go inside, but if it's blowing i'll go outside. If you time it right (and nothing goes to shit......) the auto-gybe/tack on the raymarine lets you use both arms to move fast and get it through either way. Havent hourglassed myself yet but im sure i will eventually. Solo sailing for me just comes down to doing it enough and screwing it up enough that you learn a way to make it work with what you have.
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    Guitar Player Anarchy

    Story about knob fiddling...randomly in college i went to some Moog anniversary show in NYC and decided to buy a MoogerFooger low pass envelope filter. if youve never messed with the Moog stuff, theyre fucking wild. Analog synth stuff that just can do really clean, small mods up to massive synthy stuff. My buddy and I and a fair amount of drugs were involved in a jam session where we ended up just tweaking the moog filter with feedback to create these weird soundscapes behind some music. All of a sudden we were both hearing voices and started panicking a little that we were losing our minds. The filter had basically cleared out all but AM radio frequencies and then wrapped it in an envelope and amplified it essentially turning my guitar pickups into an AM antenna. Very weird/very fun. I play more proggy metal stuff, but the Friedman BE (brown eye) pedal is the most massive distortion i've ever heard. I run it into a custom 50W PRS amp and the thing is just amazing. Worth trying if you're into really high gain sound but very natural, tube sounding.
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    Guitar Player Anarchy

    Yea some of this shit is getting over complicated, but for the ambient, soundscapey stuff theyre a blast. i really want the new strymon delay. been using an mxr carbon copy for years and i like it a lot but a guy i play with has the strymon and it sounds incredible. The stomp feature on this thing could be really cool if you play that type of ambient/proggy stuff.
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    Guitar Player Anarchy

    Gear nerds...Some great sounding new stuff from TC:
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    Pit Bulls Behaving Bad Again: Biggly Part III

    Dont know why i feel like i should comment here and take shit for my opinion, but i've had several pits (and other breeds as well including a 13 lb mutt)...They are incredibly strong and persistent and if you treat them in a way that makes them scared/aggressive they do have the physical ability to fuck up most anything. Theyre not the right dog for a lot of people, but a lot of them are excellent dogs. Most of the myths about pits are very untrue. The only truth is that they are wildly strong animals (and yes, they are animals...if people treat them like a baby/child that's harmful) and a wildly strong animal has the ability to act animalistically. Our current dog (80 lb pit/boxer/mastiff) was severely abused as a puppy by people raising him to fight and he's terrified of most things. Perfect dog at home or on the boat where he feels safe, but he's never off leash and we don't let him near other dogs/people or especially little kids unless it's in a controlled way. It took about a year of constant/focused training to get him comfortable and safe. I do have to say, he's on the upper end of sketchy pitbulls, but we've never even come close to a dangerous situation and with a lot of work he's totally cool now. We spend 2-3 hours/week on training and he gets to run/walk 7-8 miles/day. A lot of people shouldnt have dogs at all for their sake, the dog's sake and the people/animals around them. And of the remaining portion of people, a lot shouldnt have strong dogs (like pits, rotts, shepherds, wolf breeds etc). In the same way a lot of people on this earth shouldn't have children because they're neglected/raised to be dangerous shitheads...A well trained pitbull is an amazing dog. A well trained dog of any breed is a great dog. A dog neglected/abused/trained to kill of any breed is dangerous, the same dog that's 80 pounds of solid muscle can kill but it doesnt come out of nowhere.
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    J111 Worlds Chicago, IL

    Pretty easy to add whatever you'd like if you know a tiny bit about websites
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    Guitar Player Anarchy

    Check out the PRS cheaper series of acoustics. I feel like any time i post here it's about PRS, but i genuinely think theyre great instruments/great quality control on the more inexpensive side. I have a $600 PRS acoustic, like this one: https://www.guitarcenter.com/PRS/SE-TX20E-Tonare-Grand-Acoustic-Electric-Guitar-Natural-1500000143039.gc?cntry=us&source=4WWRWXGP&source=4WWRWXGP&gclid=Cj0KCQjwhdTqBRDNARIsABsOl98UNutmKkWTH2GIdej56HbqguX2Jfe0xPv3QktTedOpO1ZMs0UlqPsaAt0bEALw_wcB And it's great. super stable, feels great. Saw John Mayer last night. The guy can wail. Incredible performance and total guitar porn throughout the whole night. 64 strat, 3 PRS electrics, 60s Gibson ES, martins, Two Rock amp etc. Some amazing tones.
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    Climate Change in Your Backyard

    While circumstantial and local, the great lakes water levels are massively above average (almost 3 ft, or a meter to those of you who use real distance measurements...). General cause is increased rain, increased ice cover, colder lake temperature so less evaporation etc. It's very noticeable visually and causing issues amongst dumb-shits in speedboats. Video the harbor safety commission released is below. All these structures were quite noticeable and high above water just last summer...
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    How much to pay a Captain

    $1000/day for a one-off trip with a captain qualified for ocean passages + travel home. Does that seem ridiculous? I have charged that in the past and no one really seemed to balk at that. I don't work as a captain anymore but that seemed to be the going rate 10 years ago for stuff like this.
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    Chicago/Mackinac Race 2019

    crystal meth