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  1. Poor Kiwis, all they smell is ass. No beans allowed before sailing day.
  2. Glad they all made it off safe. Good solid boat, top team aboard who knew the boat well. Do you ever think there is a wave somewhere in the world with your name on it? Na luck boys, will miss the boat adding to the clyde sea scape. An organisation that does much good for young people, will be giving towards a replacement boat, if possible.
  3. Looking great. Kind of like a pilot cutter, surroundings to make you feel calm and relaxed, but without the waterlogged whale sailing performance. Love the ninja death star feature, one for the tiller too? Those props are going to pick up everything, I would want inspection windows in the hull, for pre start checks after a long sail. Still, always lovely to have a second backup plan.
  4. Ahhh, the 'skimming dish'
  5. I choose to wear a lifejacket when outdoors, I chose to wear a harness with 2 lifelines for effective restraint when the conditions warrant. I chose to get crew I am responsible for to do likewise. When I am crew, I see the skippers prescription on PPE as a base line, to be added to as required. PPE is the last line of defence, accepted, and is not a direct replacement for not paying attention or using best practice, but the sea is strong, I am weak, and lack gills. Why make it harder for myself. You choose whatever strategy you like, I will not judge you for it. RIP Eric
  6. Would that be cash or account sir? I like it, its stark and modern, 45 was glamour and extreme for its time, the CS42 was a bendytoy yawnfest, this seems right for a successor. Hope it goes, this bow still needs proving. Sometimes think that if you were to fill the triangle between the knuckle and the end of the sprit with 'boat', it might be an even nicer/faster/drier boat to sail.
  7. For offshore cruising, can't think of a less important upgrade. Nice to have, would upgrade to them as the winches wear out/can't get parts, but in the nice, rather than essential, list. If either of you can't sheet it in with current winches, carry less sail? Good winch handles almost make as much difference as good winches. Maybe one of those battery winch handles is another option, if you're worried about strength.
  8. It may be that the sail maker did not get it right, or the mast has more rake than the sail was designed for. You could try raising the tack with a short lashing, to make the sheet pull more down and less aft, if this fixes it, then a sailmaker should be able to change the clew hight, or put a range of different clew attachments to give you a range of sheeting positions, changing the attachment point is like moving a jib car with traditional sheets.
  9. Bingo, broken arm. Usually wait till the following day, and fast forward the interviews, postponements and procession races, but still, the number of races they get through is impressive, and some of the pairings are golden. Chicago, this is ACWS last chance for me, its just another cat race, but with the distinction that none of the competitors give a shit.
  10. 3 hours of good racing footage a day, for 5 days, showing top quality racing, in good venues, per event, for free. Versus 10 mins of dog and pony shows, where the interviews/hype have more prominence than the racing, because the racing sucks ass. Buy if you pays, you get to watch the whole tortuous mickey mouse lotto races in daft places. Don't know why am enjoying the WMRS so.
  11. Nice Shoalbuster, what does it rate?
  12. a gold coin for under the mainmast step?
  13. thanks
  14. leatherman OHT (one handed tool), the knives are on the outside, but the pliars slide out, a la gerber, with less hassle than opening a wave/surge. For when the back don't give you enough halyard, and you have to have pliars while still holding on. Leatherman quality, so you can still use them as a hammer....
  15. This is Darth Vaders catamaran. love it.