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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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  1. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    A form of plausible deniability.
  2. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Well if she had a 'years worth of food" no doubt she had two wind gens, two pulpits, two dogs, two or three anchor etc. Oh wait, nevermind
  3. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Is that shit / sludge on the side some kind of badge of honor I don't know about? Do these jokers not have a shred of pride in their boat? I mean really what does a boat brush cost, $15? Nothing else to do on a boat all day long you'd think they could spend five minutes a day cleaning the fucking thing.
  4. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    OK, I admit I was wrong. Still fun to speculate though, the oil slick thing makes more sense also. Guess i am a fresh water guy, rarely see shit that bad on a boat around here
  5. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Yeah well being parked on a beach for a while kind of cuts down your VMG somewhat. Even just look at the front six feet, no bow wave ever looks like that, ever. Question could be solved with a single photo of the Starboard side of the boat
  6. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So the whole slime line thing bugs me, a lot. It's all wrong even for five months at sea. See above, normal wave position of bow wave, trough and quaterwave along the side of the boat at some kind of speed. Apply heel if you wish it only moves the waves up or down the hull or suppresses the height (Amplitude) of the wave if you slow the boat down, but it doesn't ever change the fundamental geometry of a wave in terms of how and where a bow wave starts or how it evolves down the length of the waterline on the boat, trough and all. I drew a normal sailing set of displacement caused waves in dashed red line. Now the green slime line is almost exactlty opposite that in terms of peaks and valleys. To me it's more indicative of having been run up ashore in shallow water for some period of time. Not so shallow that the boat is entirely beached or you'd see more abrasion on the the topsides, there is some midships, just aft of the chain plates, but mostly it looks to me like they had the keel in the shit for a while, probably on some rocks but they never got washed all the way up on the beach. Perhaps more bow down some days and more stern down other days due to winds du jour but always over to port. In the video we never for a second get to see the starboard side so we cannot confirm if it is a symmetric deal which would possibly kill my hypothesis. Plus I don't buy it that the slime got that high above the waterline just by rolling back and forth constantly. This contributes to my belief that it was partially up on the rocks to make it heel enough to maintain that kind of growth, which might well be turbo growth in a shallow pool of warm water with nice reflective sand below it. So my vote is they ran up on some rocks somewhere for a few weeks until they got blown off again and continued their sad tale. Who's more crazy, me or Jen Appel?
  7. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    You should see what she spent on sand paper to get it back down to weight. Hell of a fairing job you know. Sadly didn't leave much for anti-fouling however. Oh right, she also alleged that she extended the keel so the boat would be stiffer and perform better, one of her stated reasons she could not go into all those ports and lagoons she kept passing along the way for the last few months, was that she was concerned that with the longer keel she would run aground, ..............in a deep water port, that accommodates cruise ships. So yeah, perhaps that's where all the extra glass ended up and it netted out kind of neutral on how high it floats.........Hmmmmmm? Brave explorer and a fine yacht builder. I guess with all the extra stability from a longer keel that's why the "rigger's work was undersized". It's funny that with all her insights she would have overlooked that fact that adding more force to one part of the boat with a major design change might apply more force to another part of the boat, like a mast. I wonder, did she haul the boat to do all that "keel work"? I mean did anybody ever see that boat out of the water? Or did she work with shark team six to install the new refined deep water horizon keel in situ at the dock? That would have been fascinating to watch I must admit. I guess working with shark team six would have lead her to that advanced understanding of shark behavior like their ability to "smell" humans inside a boat at sea. Truly incredible skill set she has, I feel humbled.
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Every time I see the video of the Navy coming alongside that boat all I can think to myself is, "That fucker is floating high and dry, the rig is upright, it's got a rudder, good enough, I could sail that thing for sure". Morons
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Nope, Effluvia said "we left the bilge on" in the interview. They hope to bait tiger shark squads with it
  10. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    "(Plants take in more nutrients from their leaves than they do from their root system but do not allow leaves to be covered with product or the leaves will spot and suffocate - plants breathe through their leaves.)" So this is exactly why farmers across the world only do Folliar feeding, eg spraying nutrients directly onto leaves? WTF? Oh wait, she says they take in more from leaves but then immediately recommends spraying the shit off the leaves right away so the plants don't suffocate. Not that it matters, no doubt if you are buying what she is selling you have already closed your eyes to reality and are taking long walks on short piers.
  11. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    They were sharks with frickin laser beams on their head don't ya know! Dangerous shit out there man.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I'm sure the story will turn up here in a few weeks about all the oppression they suffered: https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/05/mansplaining-sports-hurts-us-all/
  13. Show your boat sailing thread

    Beneteau 43 Cyclades. She ain't gonna win any beauty pageants or races but she does what she does very well which is offer a ton of room to recreate. Thus she is affectionately known as the RV. Annual mission is 16 days in the Thousand Islands every year. This year with a dinghy in tow and a Canoe plus a Kayak on the deck not mention a Liily Pad as a portable swim dock. Those smiles there are what its all about for me when using the Gin palace.