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  1. Team Vestas grounded

    it's a cute idea, but let's be clear: we almost always reflect the feelings of the readers who give us feedback, and at the moment, the clear majority of American sailors think the AC is completely fucked, and that Larry should be strung up for stealing it from US shores. And there's really no question about that. I find it hard to believe that the feedback you got to the AC being in SF was to not cover it and from my perspective that's where the animosity started.
  2. Team Vestas grounded

    I think many of you people have been so poisoned by the AC that you think every sailing problem will be hidden by organizers. Knowing the team and the event's attitude, I'm quite confident that we will get every piece of info available. If not from Wouter's mouth himself, than from Brian. If not from Brian, then Nico. If not Nico, then Coxy, if not Coxy, than Knut. This is far too big a tragedy to waste on trying to save someone's rep. you are mistaking yourself and your boss for 'many of you people' Let's revisit: Trickypig - not me - expressed doubt that the true story would be told; a fairly common reaction after the conditioning received by sailing fans in the wake of the Artemis mess and AC45 kingpostgate. What's your point again? a belief that you will never know the facts of an incident you have no first hand knowledge of is common and generally well founded my point, Clean, is that you and Scott are the primary people around here who pour the poison when it comes to the AC please don't miss this further expression of my feelings about it
  3. Team Vestas grounded

    I think many of you people have been so poisoned by the AC that you think every sailing problem will be hidden by organizers. Knowing the team and the event's attitude, I'm quite confident that we will get every piece of info available. If not from Wouter's mouth himself, than from Brian. If not from Brian, then Nico. If not Nico, then Coxy, if not Coxy, than Knut. This is far too big a tragedy to waste on trying to save someone's rep. you are mistaking yourself and your boss for 'many of you people'
  4. Team Vestas grounded

    thanks guys- - very interesting - I've never sailed offshore so, obviously, never raced offshore. Navigating the Chesapeake with a chart plotter and Nav-X was fun and interesting but the only challenge was avoiding the bottom which, of course I did not manage to do. Your preparation sounds like getting ready to race around the cans but, with a multitude of additional factors.
  5. Team Vestas grounded

    meat and 6 - I really appreciate your posts - but, routing in advance? - different wind conditions could easily have had them sail in completely different waters - how do you allow for that?
  6. Gunboat G4 Foiler

    actually it was here when it was introduced. If you read the narrative the idea isn't foiling it's being able to push hard off wind without stuffing a bow and, you don't have to tack or gybe the boards.
  7. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    kudos strings - smart call
  8. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    "In need of some cosmetic maintenance." This guy has a gift for understatement. One of the interior pics looks like it has a periscope?!?
  9. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    "Why did Lucas stop making TV sets?" "Because it was too hard to fix the oil leaks" FB- Doug their motto "Lucas Electrics … Home by Dark"
  10. First Alpha 42 Abandoned on Maiden Voyage

    I think you will find most cat cruisers leave it on the davits on passages. The cats are so wide that the dinghy fits right in there nice and neat between the hulls and part of it is forward of the actual aft end. Some of the dinghy overhangs but not all. It's different on monos because it hangs totally off the rear and because many monos already have a rear overhang then it becomes an issue. They did take the motor off the dinghy and mount it on the rail. This is common also. Putting the crew in the dinghy in those winds would just send them drifting rapidly across the waves. That cat has keels so it is not drifting so fast. Once you get in the water then you are hardly drifting at all. thanks for the info Crab. Always happy to learn - especially since I'm determined my next cruiser will be a cat.
  11. First Alpha 42 Abandoned on Maiden Voyage

    another thing that bugs me about this that I haven't seen mentioned is the inflatable, inflated and on the davits. Of course it didn't have anything to do with what happened it just seems to show a casual attitude about the trip.
  12. If you think this is fake, prove it. Bid $80,000 --after all it's fake, right? Prove it? is this web forum that fucking important to you? do some of you really not have lives outside of the interwebs? far more intricate jokes than this have been pulled off on this site over the years. regardless of whether it is real or fake, some of you are really pathetic. how many of you have spent hundreds of hours following reid, vann, and now this idiot? go take a damn walk with your family or do something productive. jesus... and it's always the cruising idiots. I remember when this used to be a racing website and we had people who actually raced here. now it's just a bunch of internet masturbators who can't figure out how to rig a west wight potter. And exactly what were YOU doing when you posted this?
  13. nice web site, Rod We we out for San Francisco Bay to prove, even in the middle of a recession, anybody can do it. not really supposed to 'we we' in the bay, though
  14. OK that makes sense. Lost causes, sure; what have you got to lose? The thick layer of glass supports my suggestion that they are pretty much using the original hull as a mold and building an entire new hull around it. The salvage attempts I've seen have been a couple layers of cloth over wood and the hacks proudly standing back proclaiming, "That ought-a hold!" Within a couple of years the cloth is peeling away in sheets, revealing rotting wood. Not really comparable to the Vaitses method. BYW, personally, I'd never use the Vaitses method. I looked a a wooden 40' schooner allegedly owned by a member of Crosby Stills & Nash (Not Mayan). It had been cocooned in glass 1" thick. The owner showed be two hull cores and they were about 3" thick. I can't imagine what this damn thing weighed, but I do recall the glass/wood boundary looked very good. Showed be a bunch of pictures of the "restoration" that occurred in Lihue a fair number of years ago. Very methodical and expensive restoration. The boat was in Sitka, Alaska when I looked at it. Probably should have bought the damn thing. Better than steel for sailing the pirate plagued waters of the world. After it gets shot at a couple chunks of splash zone and you are good to go. Pilot house had bullet proof surplus navy destroyer windows too. It was pretty cool. that level of paranoia says 'Stephen Stills' Was it the Southern Cross?
  15. If that is true - why is there still Catholicism?? I cannot stop laughing