Para Handy

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    West coast of Bonny Scotland
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    Sailing and, er, sailing

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  1. Para Handy

    Sailing one-liners

    Me. "Starboard!" Reply. "Ferro!"
  2. Para Handy

    Sailing one-liners

    Remind me again. Why do we do this?
  3. Para Handy

    Michael -- Tropical WX, Gulf Coast

    Interesting feedback there re. codes. Makes you wonder if you should rebuild light and cheap, on the premise you can simply rebuild it come the next hurricane, or sturdy and expensive on the premise it might survive the next big blow. Tough call, but heartbreaking for those that have lost their homes. A lot of the debris that ended up in the sea will wash up in front of my house in a few weeks and months!
  4. Para Handy

    Michael -- Tropical WX, Gulf Coast

    A couple of question regarding building codes. What are the current specifications for withstanding hurricane force winds? Do the codes take into account flying debris?
  5. Para Handy

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    C'mon, whether he's being held in some detention centre, working as a fluffer in a brothel, or living in a shack with an ageing lbfmpbr, he'll be warm and fed on around a dollar a day. Let the sun set serenely on the twilight of his years.
  6. Para Handy

    Can you trim the jib sheets in cocktail dress?

    Back to the original question "Can you trim the jib sheets in cocktail dress?" Yes, but the crotch straps on my PFD play havoc with the hem line. FWIW I think the broad's overdressed and the bastard on the helm looks too smug. I'd like to see the pair of them out in real weather, an F8 with a 3m swell, pissing rain and full oilies.
  7. Para Handy

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Norse 'Orse That is so good.
  8. Para Handy

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Maybe he believes he’s already dead and has arrived in heaven. Perhaps he has.
  9. Para Handy

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    #FindRimas He’s not been seen or heard from in months. WTFRU Rimas?
  10. Para Handy

    Florence

    And then it will wipe out the camera.
  11. Para Handy

    Florence

    And solar panels. It's certainly going to be interesting watching that webcam.
  12. Para Handy

    Florence

    If those that were stupid enough to ignore mandatory evacuation warnings find themselves up to there necks in floodwater will the emergency services still respond to cries for help, assuming, of course, the idiots can be heard. I seem to remember the governor of one state telling these people "You will be on your own, rescue services will not respond" or something similar. Frankly, I believe those that are putting their faith in God should see it through, to the pearly gates if necessary. Why should others put their lives at risk for fools?
  13. Para Handy

    Florence

    Stay safe guys, look after each other, and remember, everything you own will one day be junk; sometimes sooner than you would like. Nothing you own is worth risking your life for.
  14. Para Handy

    How do you define bad crew?

    Ideally carrying a mug of rum laced cocoa.
  15. Para Handy

    How do you define bad crew?

    Having seen what happens when a ring is caught in a turnbuckle split-pin when someone jumps into the dinghy, I no longer allow rings to be worn on board my yacht. (belly; nose; nipple or finger; clit on the other hand is allowed)