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    idiots in power boats meet regatta, video

    If the car did not have breaks I would
  2. surprised no one has shared this from Blur yet. I continue to be amazed how many stupid people there are on the water... check the ones at 0:56... insane. Link to video
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    boating dumbfuckery

    Check out qualified captain on Instagram . There is no END to the dumbfu$&@
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    I love my wife but..

    That is actually what i ended up doing. Placed it in an index fund with low management fees (a Scandinavian equivalent to Vanguard VTI A
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    I love my wife but..

    I think this is the main point, you and B.j. Porter are spot on. falling out of the habbit of beeing a boat family
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    I love my wife but..

    Don’t worry about me. I still have the dinghy (which is big enough to take our oldest sailing this summer! Which I very much look forwards too!) and my windsurfer stash. Was just looking for some fun advice on how to set the money aside :-P Sail4Beer if you send your SSN and nbankdetails I’ll wire some money A
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    I love my wife but..

    So, I just sold my boat as there is not enough time to have the skills up to speed to use it while at the same time having two kids in diapers. However, I want to buy a new one when things stabilise a little in a couple of years. So here is the question: What should i do with the cash from this sale to make sure i still have it available when i want to buy the next boat? If i put it in my savings account/stocks etc. i am confident it will end up as a new bathroom, or even worse as a down payment for a mountain ( !) cabin.... A
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    Live stream of salvage here: (not much happening today it seems)
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    #1Yes the tanker had a pilot on board. The pilots report was leaked on Monday. They saw the green latern of the approaching ship and tried to make VHF contact. While trying to make contact on VHF, the pilot even tried signalling the Helge Ingstad with an Aldis lamp. After the signalling with the Aldis they suddenly see both lanterns from the approaching vessel. The pilot then put the TS Sola first 10d to Starboard and made another VHF hail for Helge Ingstad to go starboard, the Helge Ingstad finally replies that they cannot go Starboard and the pilot then puts the Tanker in full reverse. According to the log the Sola had the following on the bridge: Captain, Pilot, Helmsman (they were hand steering in the tight passage), chief officer and chief mate and one crew/sailor BTW; there was ~900m of sea room between the Tanker and shore. I am pretty confident even my kid could fit a frigate in that hole without hitting anything #2: Yes check-in mandatory, and Helge Ingstad did it.
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    Someone did a more througough job than me on the radio translation Andreas
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    But the frigate got its number wrong. Reported 134, but they were 137. ”done is better than perfect” approach of Mark Zucherberg fame is not always the solution. Sometimes you should spend some extra seconds and get it right:-)
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    Frigate on the rocks, 7th fleet innocent.

    A norwegian newspaper got the sound log from the local marine traffic control station , Fede VTS ( there are lots of refineries and traffic in the area and reporting to Fede VTS is mandatory minimum 1 hour before you enter their controlled area). I guess someone thought: fuck I’m not losing my job over this after some one back and forth the tanker (Sola TS ) and Fedje VTS conclude that the 17knot radarshadow coming straight for the tanker might be KNM Helge Ingstad (who have reported that they are in the area but have lights off and no AIS transponder on). They call them and HI reply 1min before crash: Sola TS: Helge Ingstad go Starboard immediately HI: then we will go to close to “Blokkene” ( note: not clear what they mean with blokkene ) S: turn sb if it is you coming towards me, you’ve got..... silence for ten seconds HI: I have a couple of degrees SB when we have passed’ eh, eh, SB S: HI you need to do something. You are starting to get very close 15 second silence S: HI!turn! 3second silence S: we’ll have a collision here then 15 s silence s: Fedje VTS. It might have been a warship. I hit it Then follows mayday, calling for tugs etc can’t. Interesting to listen to, but unfortunately in Norwegian . Court martial next
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    Making upgrades to Bladerider moth

    Best upgrade i made to my old moth was to buy an adjustable wand from Atomik. Here is a link to their facebook page: A
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    Jib up with assym on sportboat?

    A much much better trimmer than me once told me this when I asked the same question: With the assy up, unfurl the jib, if you have to come in on assy trim, furl It back in again. If you can come out on assay trim when you unfurl keep it out. Try to make notes of where the switch happens