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About Soley

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  • Birthday 09/01/1978

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    This side of the Atlantic
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    Take a guess. It ain't too hard.....

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  1. Soley


    Thanks to that ridge Passage Weather shows it stalling off Chesapeake bay entrance. Interesting situation.
  2. The owner of the boat I sailed in college was good friends with the sailmaker. The firstnew kite I saw had a small pink elephant on it. Not requested by the owner. Made everyone chuckle. The second kite had a slightly larger pink elephant placed on the take down line hole. It had a black dot for an arsehole so the retrieval came out the arse of the elephant. Once again not asked for but everybody thought it was funny. On the third kite and last one I saw built for the boat, the sail maker asked the owner if he wanted an elephant on the kite. Owner replied " what the hell! Might as well make it massive with an exploding arsehole!" None of us thought the sailmaker would go to the expense of doing it but next season we pull out the new kite and we sailed with a massive pink elephant with a black exploding arsehole.... No one at the club seemed to mind. I miss Kris and the little green boat.
  3. Which club is this? I want to make sure I never visit it by mistake.
  4. Some of the questions and multiple choice answers are great
  5. Way to old!! Don't think I would want to deal with that BS at any age.
  6. Soley

    Boat Captain/Manager?

    Sent you a PM.
  7. Wouldn't want to do bow on that thing. Looks like the tumblehome carries over the foredeck. One slip and you destined for the ocean.
  8. Soley

    Rad new Ran Fast40 for Niklas Zennstrom

    I am curious about Zennström's thought process. I think he enjoys the design and build process more than sailing. He always seems to burst on the scene with a boat ahead of the curve, crushes it then plays elsewhere. It's fun to do if you have the coin but must be frustrating for the classes he plays in. I wonder if successful he will jump back into the Maxi72 class with a similar design.
  9. Soley

    Compass headings on board comparison

    A man with a compass always knows where he's going, a man with two is never sure. Now 9 sources of information, he better lie down and take a zanex....
  10. Soley

    New sails

    Only the best and most trusted customers...... they shouldn't even blink at putting down a 50% deposit.
  11. Soley

    best 2018 Handheld?

    Used Uniden hand held radios for years, no issues. Used to have their handheld that sat in a cradle with a spare battery charging behind it. Ideal for working on yachts where your VHF could be switched on and on your person for 16 hours a day. Went to buy a new VHF recently at WM. Couldnt find a Uniden. Sales guy pointed out that WM VHF's are exactly the same models as Undien just rebranded. So I bought a WM 75 which is an Atlantis 270. Had it for 4 years with no issues. Love Icom radios but tough to justify the extra coin for recreational use.
  12. Soley

    F1 2018...

    Glad it wasn't just me who was disappointed with ESPN. Crofty is plain average. Brundle has always been good. I grew up in the Murray Walker era of commentating so Leigh Diffey was fine for me. I actually enjoyed the NBCSN coverage. I have never thought that Sky did anything to stand out from NBCSN considering I watch F1 both sides of the Atlantic. Considering Liberty thought that the NBCSN deal was bullshit you would have thought they would put together a solid package of quality coverage to grow the US market. Instead they have totally half-assed it. Critical parts of the race were missed by ads and no review. Always fun when they refer to Brundle's turn 3 crash in 1996. I went back and watched it. A few things stood out. It was the first race using the overhead starting lights instead of a national flag. Also the cockpit sides were raised to provide extra protection. Jordan (Brundle's team) caused controversy by making the cockpit protection part of the drivers tub and not in the main structure of the car. After Brundle's crash Jordan changed their cockpit protection quick smart. The mid 90's car look so good but even with the extra protection the drivers look very exposed compared to 2017 cars.
  13. Soley

    Is Clean gone ?

    Just because it had the SA logo on it, do you really think Scooter coughed up for it???
  14. Soley

    Radio controlled sailing

    Serious money?? I doubt it. Like anything else in the marine world. Just because its expensive doesn't mean anyone is getting rich. Boats are labor intensive.
  15. Soley

    Mellow Yellow...

    This thing reminds me of the last IMS Med Cup boats. Going slower to go faster...thanks ORC!