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    Caption Contest

    The idea is that, as you pump, the rear facing exit pipe give us us forward motion! Motion,,,, get it? Motion!
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    Quantum Sails question

    Looks like the same fabric as #One sails. Like RipStop. I have a head sail in that. Not what I would call high end.
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    Elan Sailboats

    Elan have a big range, sailing ability depends on which model. I have an Elan 384 Impression, (California) Build quality is above average, very comfortable, but even with a vertical battened main, it is not the best sailor. True, I have a fixed three bladed prop on the sail drive, but this boat is not quick. Wife loves it for all the cruising reasons. Ours is 2013 and in very good shape. As good as a Bene, perhaps not as good as a Jenneau.
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    Classic Submariner?

    Salute the Silent Service!!!
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    and you thought your main was big

    Pity the next sail # in line wasn't F, that that would be a Sailing Anarchy picture for my wall!!!!
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    and you thought your main was big

    I wonder who took the photo????
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    Dialing In The New Old Boat

    Lee helm or weather helm?
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    How bad does the Navy have to suck...

    After tugs cast off, in a foreign port, there would have been a pilot on board and HE (or she) is in complete control, until thev ship is out of confined waters.
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    How bad does the Navy have to suck...

    If you read the news bulletin, the ship was being moved by tugs. It was in port and I am sure there was a pilot at the controls. Blame tugs and pilots for this one!!!
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    What was the sailing moment you will remember forever?

    1980 something. Sailing a 36 footer westwards in the English Channel from Cherboug to Falmouth. Two of us on 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. watch, 4 more below. Wind on the beam, freshening to 18-20 knots. Charter boat, had to go forward and fix the heasdsail roller reefing, to reduce a little sail. Got wet, so made two large coffees with Scotch added. Sat and watched the sun come up on a beautiful June morning. Didn't want the others to wake up and relieve us. Could have stayed there all day, which we did until the coffee and Scotch ran out. Never forget it until the day I die. Me and Alan Shaft!
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    Hatch hooks for spinnaker ops

    I am with Suider, best way, especially if you learn a Mexican drop.
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    Front Page, "Get your Kicks."

    + 2. I now live in So Cal, but used to live in NZ (a very long time ago) so I get the vibe!
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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.