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About JimBowie

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  1. JimBowie

    Melges 20

    You don't want a Melges 20 unless: a) your very very rich b) your other boat is a Melges 32 c) you have young hired guns to manage the program d) you like hanging with the biggest dicks in Miami all winter.
  2. JimBowie

    ID this PHRF low budget ride

    Reminds me of my old (and slow) Capri 25. Dear Butler, he couldn't design or build a boat that will ever catch a similar sized J. I know. I owned two of them (22 and 25).
  3. JimBowie

    J35 for family use

    We have an old war horse J35 sails locally. Its windy as stink where we live and the captain has learned the value of the #3. His kids are entering the age zone to sail and handle the boat competently while he runs around like a headless chicken rigging stuff. Id give this program a thumbs up. J35 + young family = success.
  4. JimBowie

    ePropulsion and Torqeedo experiences

    God I love all the experts waxing about upstream pollution, etc. etc. The guy asked simple question: What is your experience with Torqeedo. No experience, no comment. In my experience, they are OK for short ranges in non-challenging environments. Around my lake's marina and flat water I look like a genius. Torqeedoing against 5 knots in St Claire River last summer was total loser. Motoring 5 miles out the Miami ship channel into the Atlantic was the Biggest Loser. I own nice gas engine and emotor. Each has their use. It's up to operator to use right one.
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    Phil Sharp

    Hello Phil. Do you spell it will one L or two? Is there a PPE on the end? Does the Fig 3 jump up on a plane easily? What percentage of time foiling did you guesstimate in the last race?
  6. JimBowie

    Trumptards been had like an old bitch

    Trannies for Trump
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    Trumptards been had like an old bitch

    No Grammy for this one
  8. Leave it to Sacha "Borat" Cohen to yank these Red/White/Blue tards chain nice and hard. These bitches been taken around the world and dumped back on the curb cold and wet https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/sacha-baron-cohen-in-character-seems-to-have-performed-a-racist-song-at-a-right-wing-olympia-rally/
  9. JimBowie

    Mythical FP vs. The Borums

    OK, let's be honest. The boring forums (Borums (c)) just don't do it for you any more. Same sad bunch of frustrated old white dudes railing on and on about the same old boring topics...week in...week out. The old "gotcha" one better game. At our age. Really? Well, at least the borums were refreshed (sorta) daily while the mythical FP just got worse and worse after the "new" websie launch years back. Well. That's changed! I'm happy to report that for the first time in a decade, there was way more interesting content on the FP than here. Even Scooters selfie video of A5, a boat older than his children and ex-wives, was not too shabby for a rank amateur. Add couple articles and interviews and, by-god, you got the makings of a real Sailing Ezine! So, does this mean the end of the bitter old blustery Anarchist? Has Scooter sold his soul to peace and happiness? Can we expect less knocking of former sailing peers (hello Leif Bailey, you still alive?)? More actual "content" worth reading? Well. Not here in the Borums. But, ah. The FP! That's the place to be! Ta!Ta! olde chaps
  10. JimBowie

    Will Kevlar Edge be here tomorrow?

    You had to be there after a year of anticipation to enjoy it (small amount of sarcasm)
  11. JimBowie

    Does your dinghy have a name?

    Megabyte: "Byte Me!"
  12. JimBowie

    Will Kevlar Edge be here tomorrow?

    Every thing you need to know bout him: the run-up to Melges World 2016 and ensuing kluster-fck.
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    Purpose of these white plastic cylinders on sidestays?

    @petey aka @Kevlar Edge putinchuckle.mp4
  14. JimBowie

    Laser Hull For Sale (125)

    Thanks for the generous offer, but in case no one's told you: a. Buy an ad b. Pics of GF tits (unless you are the GF in which case, still pics of your tits)