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  1. sailforbeer

    rant: driving fuckery

    I'm a passhole. I wait to the last second to merge onto a backed up exit ramp. I'll take your three-second "safety gap" if I need it. And you know why? Because I'm a sailor, dammit. And I'm embarrassed for my fellow sailing brothers and sisters posting on this thread that I'm rude. Fuck that. I'm not rude, I'm am excellent driver. I practiced in the driveway. And I practiced on a starting line, at a close crossing, at a congested leeward mark rounding in breeze. Do you line up like lemmings at that leeward mark, politely waving boats in front of you. Fuck no. You push for the overlap and you take it. If you don't get the overlap, you take your lumps and get in line. Do you carefully and gingerly maneuver on a start line, delicately leaving several boatlengths between you and everyone else? Fuck no. You throw your (or someone else's) expensive toy within inches of another expensive toy, sheet in at the gun and send it. I memorize the construction zones and the exit ramps where the lemmings line up a mile ahead. And blow by them and find at gap at the head of the line, and take it. Because I have my local knowledge. I know the lift is coming and I take it. It's amusing to me and I'm smarter than them because I knew it was gonna happen. We''re sailors. Drive like one.
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    The STUPIDITY and CORRUPTION continues at YRALIS PHRF

    Alarmist much? Fake news? Or as someone said above, tempest in a teapot? Your wording insinuates that every boat retrofitting to an asym gets +3, yet you also reference the table. Is it possible that the table from 2018 did not produce the desired results, so the table was adjusted? For those who give a shit, I'd note, which Espo didn't seem think important enough to bring up, that the table is based on a condition where TPS (which would be the length of the spin pole on a sym boat), must be unchanged (or less) in order to use this table. So unless your sym boat had a long "penalty" pole, you're going to end up with a very stubby sprit, which is not going to be great for an asym despite advances in design. If a boat retrofits a longer sprit that increases TPS, that is not contemplated by the table and therefore would be a full review (a modification that must be reported for evaluation). Is it possible, as you allege, that this is to boost participation by giving a minor credit to a boat that's going to tack an asym to their anchor roller? And if so, where's the harm in that? An outlier who gains a significant advantage from this miserly adjustment and all of a sudden is on the podium is probably going to be reviewed for "observed performance" in future years. And no, I have no relation or involvement with YRA-LIS PHRF, though I do sail in LIS, and I think they're doing a pretty good job. Blasting them on SA for something like this is irresponsible on your part. Have a nice day.
  3. C’mon, people, Lesbian Robot was brilliant but did not pen (type?) the NYYC rant. This was the response to LR whining about the leather couch in the Harbor Court men’s room (credit to some guy who should have a Pulitzer, not to me): Let me begin by saying that this message was clearly written by a bitter, sexually frustrated, marshmallow of a sailor. How do I know this? Well first of all, I can tell you that NYYC is one of the highest concentrations of wealth in the sailing community. Rich guys marry hot women. They then breed hot daughters who love to go to Daddy's club, get drunk on Daddy's tab, and fuck Daddy's bowman. You were too busy being pissed off about the drink prices to realize the potential. In fact, the guy who didn't respond when you said, "excuse me" was probably in the process of looking for his daughter. Mean while, the mast man is balls deep in this little cooz, and the irony is the she's calling HIM Daddy! So this father is picturing his little princess getting broken in two by some guy from Detroit, and you are pissed off because he didn't acknowledge you properly? Now who's being inconsiderate? The next item is the lawn. One of the nicest lawns I have ever been on. They have waitresses on the lawn. And they wear tight black pants. And these waitresses all get off work and go party in Newport. And where are you? You are too hung up on the leather couch in the pisser to ask them what their plans are. If you played your cards right, those tight black pants could be hanging from the mirror of the team van, and the two of you could leave a puddle of pleasure on the .6 runner. But you didn't. At any rate, either of the aformentioned girls can go get you drinks for free, be it on Daddy's tab or the house's. Instead, you are sitting in the corner, counting out your last few wet dollars, and getting pissed because you can't get drunk enough to make a total ass of yourself. The New York Yacht Club puts on good regattas. Sure, their a bunch of elitist assholes, but at least they don't try to hide it. They celebrate it. Who cares. They buy big boats, and let young hard-ons like you sail on them. I figure an extra buck per beer is worth at least a few hours of hanging out on the lawn and hitting on top quality stinky. God, I miss Newport. Usually by the time the owner has a daughter old enough to chug seed, the wife toast. The insurance company has totaled her. Usually. The owner has already moved on to some naughty little thing that, just a few years back, was an owner's daughter herself. The pit girl for example. Yes, the daughter loved the bowman. But the ideas that the wife have are much bigger. To compare a woman over 40 to a fine wine would be a cliche. I prefer a dry aged steak. On the outside it is a thing of beauty, though the grill has clearly left its mark. But once you bite into it, the experience is one to remember. The kind of thing where, when you get back home you high-five your dad. Now here's the thing that the young guys miss. They are so caught up in the daughter, and her stares, that they don't even notice the wife. She hasn't had sex with her husband in years, and even then the guy's circulatory system is only good for about five pumps, thinking about the babysitter he just dropped off. So there she sits, bored. Then her husband buys a boat to feed his ego, and gets a bunch of strong young lads to crew it. As the boat pulls into the dock, she is standing there with her daughter and a cooler full of beer. You are thinking about the daughter; the daughter is thinking about the beer; and the wife is thinking about you. To revisit an earlier point, the owner is thinking about the daughter, the beer, and you. So here's the play. When the owner gives his, "I want everyone sharp tomorrow" speech, and heads home, you take her to some bar and treat her like she's one of the crew. She'll get off on the novelty. After a few Kamikazis, she'll take you somewhere for sex that's so good you'll wish you had filmed it. Nobody gives head like a woman over 40. Of course you can't tell anyone. But the next day, when you are hooking up the bag, you can look back at the owner with a little smirk. And he doesn't even notice that you have a hard on.
  4. sailforbeer

    Carbon cutter No. 2

    overlay is an idiot and has clearly never been on a boat before. Or, overlay, show us a boat somewhere, anywhere, when on a cracked sail tight reach, the forward foot of the headsail does not chafe someplace on either the pulpit or the lifelines. Bob, the boat looks great.
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    Selling a boat - reverse auction?

    A reverse auction for a "left coast dart" was done on these forums in 2012. The boat started at $65,000 and sold for $40,000. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/131126-left-coast-dart-auction/
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    Yet another foiler

    for +/- US$18,500, it better be easier to sail than a Waszp and prettier than a UFO! If a UFO is entry-level on price and looks, and a Waszp is more advanced on price and looks, then this is... what? Why not just get a Waszp? And if you don't know how to foil, why not get a UFO? Hard to see what market it is after. It does look cool tho.
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    Emotional support peacock denied flight by United Airlines

    Emotional support... hamster? Flushed down a toilet? This world gets weirder by the day. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article198971069.html
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    Oyster Yachts gone bust

    Oyster is going "bust" so that they can reorganize to avoid the liability of the keel fiasco. They will go through a suitable period of ominous press releases, scare their employees, depositors and suppliers to maintain the charade, and re-emerge with a "white knight", who will secretly be the same investment group that owns then now, with some lipstick and subterfuge. You heard it here first.
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    Sailors Powerboat

    A sailor's powerboat is a powerboat built by a sailor. Greg Salthouse's take on this is brilliant. I lust after this boat. Outboard motor in a well (runs quietly and efficiently, easy to repair, doesn't take tons of room inside), big open cockpit, comfortable salon with views, and cozy bunks. Not too big, not too small. Not too fast, not too slow. This is the Goldilocks of powerboats. In my opinion. http://www.salthouseboats.com/southstar-37-coastal-cruising-vessel.html
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    CATARI comes along at Pacific Seacraft

    happy new year. will this be the year that CATARI splashes and sails?
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    Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Can someone explain (yeah right, never mind) why she is wearing a wetsuit? And why, after Ashland crew is aboard, she is capable of climbing the mast to just below the spreader, which, remember, is broken? While clad in a shortie. Maybe there's a force 11 storm a-brewin' at the spreader!
  12. sailforbeer

    My newest project

    /sarcasm font on/ Bob, the whole fucking horizon is bow down. Easily by .25". Can you adjust the planet's trim ballast too? Thanks; I don't want to fall off.
  13. sailforbeer

    My newest project

    You really ARE an idiot. Clearly a typo. "Real" boat stuff. Every village needs it's idiot. Congratulations on your appointment to this exalted position.
  14. sailforbeer

    My newest project

    I can't wait for the sea trial. Actually, no, that will probably go fine and everyone who has a stake in the project will be happy. I can't wait for the comments after the sea trial. One photo of the boat heeling over and it's over! Proa will tell us how it is heeling too much because of the weight of Perry's ego on one side. Pano will do some math saying that the angle of coefficient (whatever that it) is all wrong and way outside the design parameter. Overlay will post that it's because one engine is missing. (Bob, that'll be $2 please. I'm not cohorting, just toadying up to your side. I'll have my Nigerian account manager send you my details for the deposit. Thanks in advance.)