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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    In addition to the blooper set of the main allows for a nice steam roller effect on the wavelets. By the time they are done, they will have the water looking nice and smooth. - Stumbling
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    Piper OD .. dayboat

    Once she is all back together, fit and fiddle, you should commission Bull to do her portrait in action. - Stumbling
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Is Tampa Bay becoming the new convergence for these couples? Saw their google/apple map guide from Tampa to Philly in search of their new boat. - Stumbling
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    Not many folks in life admit to only having one oar in the water... - Stumbling (yes, I know he likes to use a Yuloh for propulsion, I just could not help myself...)
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    I watched a gentleman in Port Tampa spend nearly 20 years building a steel "yacht". As it progressed, I saw that it was less and less a marine architect driven design and more of a first hack. It was never finished. Progress stopped and for about two years nothing happened on it. Now, for the past three or four years, I think his son has been hacking it up and sending the remains off to recycling. This past summer, the last of it was removed from the lot and all the support storage i.e. containers have been removed. Kind of sad to see the progress and decline. I will work on a vid to put in Youtube to show the progression. - Stumbling
  6. Yes, I have a number of "Retaliatives" in the family also. I also will remember this term and use it wisely. - Stumbling
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    Is there a new wiki site for the J27?

    Thank you! - Stumbling
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    Blood sacrifices - how it made you a better sailor

    I had a lot of experience of re-setting my own toes both on and off of a sailboat (second part of the meaning behind Stumblingthunder!) Boat shoe bottoms aways wore out or hardened up so they did not stick so well to the deck. Life got better went Harken came out with their boat shoe! I did a lot of sailboard racing (teak-boomed Windsurfers, Superlights, One-design and finally Superlight IIs) and once I came ashore and put both feet on top of a rock with barnacles. Duct tape was my savior that weekend. After having poured hydrogen peroxide on both feet, I taped up the cut up areas and left some skin available for traction. Had a few more blisters from the reduced friction area for the weekend, but made it through the regatta. I am amazed now that I did not get some infection. I hear about all these necrotic infections from salt water now that I never had heard of growing up. Salt water was the go to for cuts and rashes back then. Likewise, did not hear about anyone getting the amoeba up the nose into the brain from fresh water. I put my head into the muck a number of times from jumping in, falling from skiing and just goofing around in my youth. - Stumbling
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    Is there a new wiki site for the J27?

    I see that the J27 class website: is shutting down, along with all the other sites on Is there a replacement out there for the class website? - Stumbling
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    If I get blood on my sail?

    I have opened a new topic in the sailing forum: To bring in the general population on this subject. - Stumbling
  11. This is to bring in the rest of you from the Dinghy Forum: Most of my blood letting was not from dinghies but from MORC on up to sleds and maxies. My most creative bleeding was when I was on a SC50 and I was sliding across the cabin top near the traveler during tacks. I managed to slide my butt cheek into a clam cleat for the leeward traveler control, so I had built up a good amount of speed upon arrival. I was abruptly well cleated at that point. Upon reversing the direction of my slide, i proceeded to leave a nice red trail on the cabin top. I learned, no more sliding for me that day, or in the future! The Most of the other blood events were from meathooks on wire halyards, sheets and guys. All were a reminder to break out the sailing knife and have a break off session on each offending wire line. - Stumbling
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    I was not looking close enough on first glance and thought "What a strange place to put a mooring field!" You know, making mooring balls look like birds might be a great idea to beautify an anchorage for the 'non-sailing' crowd. - Stumbling
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    If I get blood on my sail?

    This deserves its own thread - "Blood sacrifices - how it made you a better sailor" - Stumbling
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    If I get blood on my sail?

    No, you just have made a down payment to the sea gods for fair winds! My father’s most repeated quote on his boat was “you’re not sailing fast unless you bleed!” That is after someone gets cut on a wire halyard meat hook or some other boat bite. -Stumbling
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    Coolboats to admire

    What, what are you mumbling? Dry stacks make you deaf!!!! -Stumbling