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  1. McGyver

    Disposal of out dated flares & shells

    Keep them. In an emergency, you cannot have too many flares.
  2. McGyver

    how fast is it?

    In order to survive, the Fast40 Class may have to pull a "Dorade" on Ran 7 and make them start behind the others...
  3. McGyver

    how fast is it?

    Considering the draft, the number of crew needed and the fact that it's only good to race, I wonder how much an obsolete Fast40 is worth. "Obsolete" defined as: "The other 9 boats at the regatta!"
  4. McGyver

    WTF is it?

    Aren't the centerboards angled the wrong way?
  5. McGyver

    US Sailing Olympic Submission for 2024

    A couple rowing on a windless night, out of view of the competition. Now THAT's exciting! Edit: Can they have sex?
  6. McGyver

    Super Foilers

    It's a good thing that the "Flying Wallendas" in the picture are not landing on what's written on the mainsail...
  7. I think I saw an ad at Craiglist San Diego, under: Pets Canines
  8. McGyver

    A case against colored lines?

    Colored lines give you more alternatives: to the experienced crew you yell: "Tighten the downfucker, NOW!.. To the newbie: "Could you please pull on the red and black line until tight". One is much faster than the other one, but both work.
  9. McGyver

    Tether clips

    Unfortunately there are no statistics to support either position, but it is worth to wonder how many sailors drowned because their safety clip got open by a weird twist versus how many drowned because their super-safe system required an instant move that they did not have.
  10. McGyver

    Tether clips

    Suit yourself. I'd rather had one of those "non-locking carabiners" than I can clip in a second while blind, cold and shaken; rather than a "safety one" that requires me to use both hands while in a bouncing bow at night. Edit: I may be behind the times and your new harness comes with a third hand that keeps you on the boat and alive while you deal with the "safety carabiner"...
  11. McGyver

    Tether clips

    I haven't done ocean deliveries for a while, so when last summer I did one from Portland to San Diego, it was my first contact with safety harnesses in years. I could not believe how complicated they had become. Instead of the old style carabiners, that only required a hard snap to clip, these required using both hands. And the weather was not that cold, trying to do it with thick gloves, forget it. I'm pretty sure that people remember those old style carabiners that allowed you to clip to SOMETHING while you were hanging for dear life off the other hand.
  12. McGyver

    Commanche should have leebowed Wild Oats

    Oh, my, just another catfight among obscenely overpaid professional sailors. I'm devastated. Some Ambien, please! And for the rest of you, in the immortal words of Captn. Kirk in SNL: "Get a life!"
  13. Was a sarcasm emoticon REALLY needed...?