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    sailing, biking, surfing, working on combining them!

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  1. Yeah but 40% of voting Americans seems to have accepted it.
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    POTUS Takes Russians Side Vs FBI, CIA, etc.

    Actually, most people selected 1, but 2 happened anyway with a big FU to democracy (I know, we are not a democracy)
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    Pence scares me more than Trump. He seems convinced he has baby Jesus on his side which would mean he is justified with doing anything.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Looked on the website and could not find it, but is there a list of equipment used somewhere? Especially interested in wind vane steering gear. Thinking about one for my 5 knt SB.
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    Cruising a J-24

    I guess that is what I am many J-24's go to Hawaii? Has anyone added a ballast bulb or something to help the things stand up? Fortunately, there are a bunch of J-24s on trailers available seemingly everywhere for a decent price, not so much with the Moores.
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    Sacha Baron Cohen

    He was pretty funny in "Ricky Bobby".
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    The Graduate

    Yeah, I expected something completely different when I opened this thread! Congratulations!
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    Cruising a J-24

    About 30 years ago, I had a lot of fun crewing on a J-24 for some local PHRF races with a total crew of 3. I really liked the boat. I lived on a Dufour 35 at the time and it seemed like a MG midget in comparison. Much older, much poorer now, and inspired by Webb Chiles on his (for all practical purposes) circumnavigation in (on) a Moore 24 at the "experienced" age of over 70. So....has anyone modified a J-24 for some serious single handed cruising? Like ocean crossing cruising? I like the simplicity, the flush deck, the easy sailing......I have read about the sinkability (cockpit lockers?), the sort of not really self righting. Given that single handed sailing will not have crew weight, has anyone added a bulb for stability and improved self righting? Stores instead of a few peoples on the rail maintaining sailing weight? Anyone done it? Totally stupid idea? The small size, actually a lot of room below as long as you don't want to stand up, fractional rig, lightish weight and decent 5 knt SB performance sort of appeal to me......too old to stop a 20K lb boat by myself, or pull up the damn anchor needed for that boat. By the way, I have a 1988 new to me Dehler 34 right now that I am about to put a lot of work into but am finding that even it is sort of loaded up at times for ass. At this point, putting the work into a J-24 for single handed cruising might be more cost effective and more usable. Overthinking my choices. I have done some google searches for cruising in a J-24 but nothing really useful showed up. Thanks!
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    Clay County.....firmly republican.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    No offense taken. If I remember correctly, it was a bit gusty that day, we had just cracked off on a reach from a beat and my "crew" were two people that had never been on a sail boat before, and I was hoping I could get them back again. They both did great at the helm about the entire time we were out.
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    "National Cleavage Day"

    Reminds me of how my adultering whore ex wife looked to other guys on her bike 20 years ago.
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    Breaking: Pruitt resigns.

    Oh, I am sure he will be unethical.....heck, that is the definition of those who serve Trump, it is just that he might be smart enough not to be caught breaking laws.
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    Favourite Boat pic?

    I like this thread! Have to include my 5 knt SB to keep the karma going.
  14. You are dead to me Louis Black (kidding).
  15. Well, it still had to be a Harley :-). Yes, they had some talent.....frikin Canadians! (kidding, but to keep this political, but it was amusing!) Finally an American, complete with fringe cowboy leathers. It was a good looking bike though, and considering that it was something very different for them, and they really didn't put the effort into i tthat it deserved, it did pretty good. Will never forgive Harley for what they did to Buell though. It seems they have a rather brutal business practice.