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  1. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    There ya have it-
  2. How to build large format display

    Sailmon or racegeek
  3. X 24 class is a simplified J 24

    you can put the sour milk back in the fridge, it’s still sour milk...
  4. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    And after 6 days of struggles with no mast and no prop and easterly winds hampering progress, the swan 44 is within 5 miles of bda, under tow and headed to safety- no interviews, no today show no book deals...
  5. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Meanwhile my buddy is still en route to bda with no mast or prop and the winds have begun to fuck him again- he was making positive vmg but it looks like he’s southing again... no word on oatmeal rations, attempts to befriend the gang of sharks have hit some turbulence when one of the sharks overheard someone talking shit on one of the slower sharks...
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    Max Power?
  7. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    They’ve tacked over to stbd and were northing yesterday, today they’ve been able to get some east in as well- still 100mi out- but now heading roughly towards bda... 2kts.... I don’t envy them
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Yep- plan is to get as Far East as possible by 9pm then start thinking about a tack to the North.... avg sog is up to 4kts... COG is still 135, losing bearing on bda at the moment but as I was just told, “she points like an Irwin, best twa is >70°”.
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Name withheld at this time- the right people know about the situation- no need to alarm anyone who can’t do anything- once their fate is determined and everyone is safe, names will be released.
  10. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    As of 8am- still making ESE cog. Need ENE... rigged up killer reaching jib- (his words) sick crew feeling better- sarcasm and humor coming thru in messages- still trudging onward- should be under 100mi wsw of bda- mote to follow
  11. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Right now he’s making 3kts and the wind has clocked right making pointing difficult, as of 8pm his cog is 135 and his hdg to bda is 75°.. looking like he will try to get as close as he can and hopefully pick up a tow- hes just over 100nm out. Wind over 20, seas 6-9’.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Ironic as sharks living rooms are just like grandmother’s living room- generaly unexplored and mostly covered in plastic...
  13. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    Lol- there’s still time-
  14. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So, fun fact- I’ve got a buddy who’s currently 150+/- nm WSW of Bermuda on a swan 44 that’s lost its rig completely and also suffered a lost prop. He’s under jury rig at the moment making 4-6kts towards bda- spin pole for mast- jury rigged sails, one very seasick crew aboard- hes in contact with bda radio- as well as key people on the mainland- no emergency, seamanship is prevailing eta bda within the next 24 hours barring being attacked by sharks teaching their young and the odd force 11 sleep storm.. but hey- it’s not like he had a bent bolt on a spreader bracket or a short in the ignition system. He’s just mildly inconvenienced by, you know, losing the rig and forward propulsion.