Harry Pattison

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    Expedition,wanting to hook up an iPad 9.7 remotely?

    Ventus PRO, view any Expedition Data and control some of the functions from your iPad
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    Blooper dimensions

    The luff of the sail can’t be longer than the forestay. You can fly it with a tack pennant.
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    Blooper dimensions

    Woody, The basics are the luff can’t be any longer than your forestry and the LP can’t be bigger than what you are rated for on your biggest rated headsail. So you want a sail with the maximum luff. You are going to be flying it with the halyard off quite a bit so you don’t want a sail with a short luff to start with. No way to calculate the lp accurately from the luff, leech, and foot because of the three dimensional shape, but you can get pretty close if all three sides were pulled straight when it was measured. Give me the 3 dimensions and I can plug them into my design program and tell you pretty darn close what the lp is. It will be based on my best assumption of how much shape would have been designed into it to start with. But the result should certainly be within 6” or so.
  4. Beowulf was the boat of it’s day. I was working at Taylor Made Sails in those days when we built the sails for it.
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    RIP John Conser

    Last week John Conser passed on in his sleep at home. He and Jeri were married for 59 years. John owned Windward Custom sails for many years and was well known for designing and building the Conser 30 and Conser 47 Catamarans. Not only was John a great sailmaker and boat builder, but more importantly he was one of the best people you could know. He was a wonderful friend and I will miss him greatly, the sailing community has lost another of the really good ones. Harry Pattison
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    Tuff Luff Aero vs. Harken Carbo

    A #5 foil is 5/32 or 4mm
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    Santa Barbara Sailing

    Ditto, finished just after 9:30 on SC50 Flacka, right behind Dave Voss and just in front of Bolt.
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    Someone in my family passed it along. One of the best laughs I've had in awhile.
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    Subject: Bud Abbot and Lou Costello in the 21st Century ABBOT: Super Duper Computer Store... Can I help you? COSTELLO: Thanks. I'm setting up an office in my den, and I'm thinking about buying a computer. ABBOT: Mac? COSTELLO: No, the name's Lou ABBOT: Your computer? COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one. ABBOT: Mac? COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou ABBOT: What about Windows? COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here? ABBOT: Do you want a computer with windows? COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look in the windows? ABBOT: Wallpaper. COSTELLO: Never mind the windows. I need a computer and software. ABBOT: Software for windows? COSTELLO: No. On the computer! I need something I can use to write proposals, track expenses and run my business. What have you got? ABBOT: Office. COSTELLO: Yeah, for my office. Can you recommend anything? ABBOT: I just did. COSTELLO: You just did what? ABBOT: Recommend something. COSTELLO: You recommended something? ABBOT: Yes. COSTELLO: For my office? ABBOT: Yes COSTELLO: OK, what did you recommend for my office? ABBOT: Office. COSTELLO: Yes, for my office! ABBOT: I recommend office with windows. COSTELLO: I already have an office and it has windows! OK, let's just say, I'm sitting at my computer and I want to type a proposal. What do I need? ABBOT: word. COSTELLO: what word? ABBOT: word in office. COSTELLO: the only word in office is office. ABBOT: the word in office for windows. COSTELLO: which word in office for windows? ABBOT: the ! word you get when you click the blue w COSTELLO: I'm going to click your blue w if you don't start with some straight answers. OK, forget that. Can I watch movies on the Internet? ABBOT: yes, you want real one. COSTELLO: maybe a real one, maybe a cartoon. What I watch is none of your business. Just tell me what I need! ABBOT: real one. COSTELLO: if it's a long movie I also want to see reel 2,3&4. Can I watch them? ABBOT: of course. COSTELLO: great, with what? ABBOT: real one. COSTELLO: OK, I'm at my computer and I want to watch a movie. What do I do? ABBOT: you click the blue 1 COSTELLO: I click the blue one what? ABBOT: the blue 1. COSTELLO: is that different from the blue w? ABBOT: the blue 1 is Realone and the blue w is word. COSTELLO: what word? ABBOT: the word in office for windows. COSTELLO: but there's three words in office for windows! ABBOT: no, just one. but it's the most popular word in the world COSTELLO: it is? ABBOT: yes, but to be fair, there aren't many other words left. It pretty much wiped out all the other words out there. COSTELLO: and that word is real one? ABBOT: real one has nothing to do with word. Real one isn't even part of office. COSTELLO: stop! Don't start that again. What about financial bookkeeping you have anything I can track my money with? ABBOT: money. COSTELLO: that's right. What do you have? ABBOT: money. COSTELLO: I need money to track my money? ABBOT: it comes bundled with your computer. COSTELLO: what's bundled to my computer? ABBOT: money COSTELLO: money comes with my computer? ABBOT: yes. No extra charge. COSTELLO: I get a bundle of money with my computer? How much? ABBOT: one copy COSTELLO: isn't it illegal to copy money? ABBOT: Microsoft gave us a license to copy money. COSTELLO: they can give you a license to copy money? ABBOT: why not, they own it.