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    Harken Windward Sheeting Main Car

    This set up was perfect for my Olson 30, purchased a new one and it never let me down, although we did McLube the crap out of all our running gear. Especially loved the situation after a tack in light airs. Sailing with the traveller just above centerline, following the tack the car was now slightly down, allowing the sail to be powered up as we gained speed. Sailed to third in Nationals with it. Some people never liked them, but once I got used to it, it was perfect.
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    Easy as a b c

    Load of Bollocks, somebody taking the piss!!!
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    ROOM !!!

    HMS Ajax, not Norwegian.
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    ROOM !!!

    The town of Ajax, in Ontario, Canada, was named after the cruiser following the Battle of the River Plate. The town also has streets named after every member of the ship's company, such as Hobson Avenue, and Harwood Avenue, which is the town's main north-south street. Many street signs in the town bear the silhouette of the ship. The silhouette signifies the street being named after part of the ship's company, and the ship's anchor rests in front of the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Ajax's bell is on a monument in Montevideo, just outside the port customs house, and was donated by Admiral Sir Henry Harwood and Sir Eugen Millington-Drake in 1949.
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    caption contest

    Proof that the Vikings really did discover America!!
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    How sailors drive

    Must be a documented vessel
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    How sailors drive

    That main looks crap from here!!
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    Plus 1, very well written.
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    Mythical Front Page Upgrade

    Not a fan!
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    Robin Davie Reported Overdue

    I just posted the news above but I got so excited that I hit post before finishing. What he is doing 25 miles South West of the Scilly's, I don't know, but so glad he is safe!!!!
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    Robin Davie Reported Overdue

    A solo sailor who sparked a search when he was not heard from for six days has sent a radio message to say he is safe, well, and on his way to Cornwall. Robin Davie, 67, left port in France on his yacht "C'est la Vie" on Saturday for the 300-mile journey to Falmouth. His brother reported him as overdue on Wednesday morning when there had been no contact. But on Friday the coastguard said Mr Davie radioed to say he was 25 miles south-west of the Isles of Scilly.
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    North 3Di vs Quantum Fusion M 9000

    If you didn't like the North Design, then change your loft. You need a guy/gal who can design to what you need! Design has not a lot to do with the cloth.
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    General fucking recall

    Turn the boat around onto port and then look for room!!! Works every time.
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    Hilarious and perhaps offensive Spinnaker Graphics

    Don't you love Australia I also like the Ausralian song "Do you fuck on first date"?
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    Hilarious and perhaps offensive Spinnaker Graphics

    How about DILLIGAF "Does it look like I give a Fuck?"
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    Twisted Sheets / Tangled Cordage , Big Deal or Knot

    I was wondering if the rail she has her hand on was painted or anodized????
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    Yeah he did it

    I have a new 3Di main coming next month. My sailmaker (Kevin Miller) of Rosebud and Doradefame says its the best thing since sliced bread. He has never disappointed yet and I don't think he will now.
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    What is it?

    Looks like an Elan
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    So where's this place called 'Whales' ?

    I know, I know!!! Its a common mistake by a lot of people who haven't picked up an atlas in a long time. Of course, spell check doesn't help you. I used to race out of Cardiff, fearsome area for tides and current! Please excuse Brian, he's a great guy and I am sure it was a typo, being a South African he very well knows where Wales is, as I am sure he remembers when Wales used to stomp all over the Springboks. (Rugby, for those of you who still have all your teeth and your ears are still the size they should be).
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    How hard was it blowing?

    7 High wind, moderate gale, near gale 50–61 km/h 4–5.5 m Sea heaps up and white foam from breaking waves begins to be blown in streaks along the direction of the wind; spindrift begins to be seen Whole trees in motion; inconvenience felt when walking against the wind. 32–38 mph
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    Another life clipped short (from the FP)

    Many sports have fatalities.Even the game of Cricket has them, much to peoples surprise (but not a South African like Hancock). Phil Hughes (Australia, 25) – 2014 The Australia batsman was struck on the head by a bouncer during the match between South Australia and New South Wales. He suffered a ruptured artery and required mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the boundary, before being rushed to hospital. Hughes succumbed to his injuries two days later. Darryn Randall (South Africa, 32) – 2013 Zulfiqar Bhatti (Pakistan, 22) – 2013 Richard Beaumont (England, 33) – 2012 Just a few, but sport and competition should not be snuffed out because there are accidents.
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    Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    However as you did not buy an Olson, the same rule applies, weight is death. Get yourself a weight nazi and sling off all you can. Then look at rake. You have new sails, new bottom, new most everything.
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    Eds SC-33 Anarchy 3

    Should have spent on an Olson 30 at least that has gears in the light and in the heavy.
  24. I am very glad to hear that no one was hurt. How ling had you had the boat? I don't like the sound of "usually fin and bulb go together" is this normal with Elliotts??? I am still looking for a sprit boat in this range, but I think this might have put me off.

  25. Last weekend the keel bulb dropped off my Elliott 770 - 1994 -Hull EM 003 when we were returning from a race - we were 5 miles offshore. I have since found that this is extremely unusual (usually fin and keel go together when keel bolts fail). However, we have evidence of other similar failures with Elliott boats. The boat turned 180 degrees and we luckily were spotted and rescued..