Cruisin Loser

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Cruisin Loser last won the day on October 25 2018

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    West Texas, Taos, New England
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    Sailing, Skiing, Rock Climbing, Palindromic Prime Numbers, Blues Guitar, and the most fascinating person on earth - my Wife.

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  1. Cruisin Loser

    Show your boat sailing thread

    You need to learn to smile when you're on a boat there buddy. Here even Tucky comes close to cracking a smile, of course we're doing 7.4 kts in under 10 kts of breeze, Eggemoggin Reach. Pretty crowded piece of water, what happened to the famed Maine lobster pots?
  2. Don't be too impressed, I only did it for 6 years, and, exclusive of the building, it only cost me +/- $30K/year.
  3. To get my engineering degree I had to have 2 semesters of machine shop. We have the house where the kids all came to do their science projects. Tools and fireworks make any project fun. The kids later asked me to mentor the High School robotics team, after some issues with teachers unable or unwilling to stay late, I bought the building across from the high school and installed a robotics shop, complete with machine shop, welding area, assembly shop, and FTC practice field. We graduated some kids who know how shit works. We did pretty well, a couple of trips to Worlds later the school decided to bring Robotics back on campus and make it a class. Not sure they've won much since. I got my money back out of the building and moved on with my life.
  4. Cruisin Loser

    Beautiful boats

    A friend is building a 75' spruce mast in his barn in Massachusetts for a 60 something foot Alfred Mylne yacht he's having restored.
  5. Cruisin Loser

    New Hinckley 53

    It's because we're just a bunch of sailing junkies talking shit here, not professional journalists trying to get every aspect right. For most of us, we're just interested in a new boat from a famous builder. Does Hinckley talk a lot about FSS and BBY in their ads? I'm interested because I like the boat, and think that, in 10 years or so, I might want one or something similar. I'm also interested because I own a BBY cruiser-racer, and, keeping our boat in Center Harbor I enjoy the goings on and the cool stuff they do. Just my humble opinion, it's a Cook Custom PH 53.
  6. Cruisin Loser

    New Hinckley 53

    Yes, I agree that Brooklin did a great job, a lot of the woodworking details are amazing, and they managed to keep the weight out. I should really sail well. I'm tall enough that I had a pretty good view forward from the helm. I hope the owner likes her.
  7. Cruisin Loser

    What's the Next Lyric

    Let's make the water turn black. ick.
  8. Cruisin Loser

    New Hinckley 53

    Have you been aboard?
  9. Cruisin Loser

    Pretty Bad Arrm

    With enough practice you can switch hands and GAIN a stroke. Don't ask how I know this.
  10. Cruisin Loser

    The Two Best Days...

    I wish the new owners of Sparky would have kept the name, but we like her new name, Serendipity. They're very knowledgeable, and are taking fabulous care of our baby, plus they have a young son. Their minor changes have been very tasteful. We're thrilled with them as new owners.
  11. Cruisin Loser

    Show your boat not sailing

    We bought this painting. So the wife went to Las Cruces, her hometown, for the weekend to see friends and relatives and replenish our Ristas and green chile supply in nearby Hatch. I called her Saturday AM to see how she was. She'd had a nightmare where she walked into a room and I was on the couch with a very young, pretty redhead girl in a short dress on my lap. This woke her up, when she fell back asleep the dream resumed with me and the redhead under the covers on a foldout couch. WTF, a foldout? Well, I'm pretty satisfied with my innocence, so don't think much about it. That afternoon she calls me: "Hi honey, guess where I am." "I have no idea" "I'm in an art gallery" "And?" "Well, I just thought you'd want me have a couple of paintings to make up for the way you behaved in my dream last night." She reads me like a book, on her way home now with chile and more paintings.
  12. Cruisin Loser

    Lusting on Yachtworld

    My boat is 48' loa on 34' waterline. Those overhangs are extremely purposeful - they make her beautiful. Very beautiful. If you are going to argue that beauty is useless, we're going to have issues. Of course, she's also wood with varnished, well, everything, so there is a strong possibility that I'm insane. The stern overhang also allows a fixed back stay which, due to the size of the sailplan and length of the boom, would be otherwise impossible.
  13. Cruisin Loser

    Lusting on Yachtworld

    Very, very cool. Respect.
  14. Cruisin Loser

    Lusting on Yachtworld

    I think that if you lopped off the overhang closer to the waterline, a la IOR fashion, that the stern wouldn't look pinched at all.
  15. Cruisin Loser

    What's the Next Lyric

    Baby got no flavor, fever in the funk house now