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    What gun should I have on my boat?

    Just look at what the next US school shooter who gets a body count of over thirty is packing and roll with that.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Out of the 670 billion only government spending which would be the minority would follow your logic. The majority is private so if we naively assume that businesses pass this small saving onto consumers then yes the could all volunteer the saving to build 14 hospitals however i am keen to see how you are going to get this behaviour in practice. There are downsides to running a deficit and having an over valued currency such as the pound was prior to brexit. Are you against germany surplus through exports assisted by a euro consistently devalued by weaker eu nations. I know which one i would take as an economic model.
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    Brexit, WTF

    That may well be the case but to the wider economy it is irrelevant.
  4. Andy Hunt is moving on before his decision making truly comes him to roost. I am starting to think thatbthis ceo stuff is pretty easy. You just need to get your next position done 12 months before the shit hits the fan and it is nothing to do with you.
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    Olympic I Foil

    assuming the selection of the new windsurfing equipment is definite whatvdo people make of this kit. The cost at 6800 euros for a package seems pretty steep. Another case of the gold plated olympics?
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    Brexit, WTF

    This is a 2 pence difference. It is barely even noticeable.
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    Olympic I Foil

    I must be getting old. I remember a time when you could buy a new board for £600 and a sail for £400. Today it seems that non Olympic equipment is say £1799 for a starboard foiling board and around £600-£700 for a sail. The tender prices although in Euros are 3399 and 1149 euros which is a massive inflation for a sales volume that will be high. What business model. Win the tender and uplift your prices. What a massive own goal.
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    Olympic I Foil

    What about class racing for those that are not mounting a campaign. If it was 3k then you would have every windsurfer giving it a go and participation would be up.
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    Craigslist special. Bubba is selling his project

    I cannot imagine what horror is hiding behind all that internal spray foam. Actually I can it is rust and a never ending nightmare.
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    Classy women sailing

    It is good that she got the guys doing the work.
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    Brexit, WTF

    You are conveniently missing the possibility of a no deal in X months if the UK has a GE and then appoints a majority Tory administration with the anti no dealers removed from standing. This has always been the problem with the Irish position in preventing a border they may well end up with a hard border and have to then enforce it at the EU's request. Bit of an own goal but then this is politics where everyone thinks they can push a position with no consequences.
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    Anybody use dash cams?

    This is not the case. The protest committee will consider the video and its limitations and work with what they deem they can from the video. For sure there are some things you cannot prove due to no depth perception on a camera but there is often a lot a single camera can prove.
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    Brexit, WTF

    This is pretty symptomatic of the EU's stupidity. A large amount of the data on that database comes from the UK at their cost to input. Post Brexit sure the EU can decide to let us not put data onto the system and access the information but this will be to their disadvantage so talk about shooting yourself in the foot and I am sure this will be pointed out the first time the EU want to extradite someone. A point those in love with the EU repeatedly fail to realise. The UK EU relationship is a two way thing and if the UK can keep a form of economy going for a couple of years after a No Deal Brexit whilst exercising their national interests strongly some of those in Europe who wish to be so punitive may see that as a false errand and realise it is not so bad dealing with an independant sovereign nation that you apparently had good relations with.
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    Brexit, WTF

    When you go down to the container port it is clear that the checks are spot checks only and based on intelligence from the electronic declarations. Are you really claiming that the last time I went through a port such as Dover they were pulling every truck that had goods not from Europe for a full physical check of the goods. If that is your claim you are clearly on crack. In most cases it is the buyer responsible for the goods legitimacy and if found to be flaunting then they can expect the penalty to outweigh the benefit.
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    Brexit, WTF

    The restaurant owner had recently started to offer fish as the prior only chicken restaurant was not doing too well against the many chicken and fish restaurants that had opened recently in the area. The first two chefs had only ever cooked chicken as no customers had ever asked for fish and did not like fish so decided to quit instead. The restaurant owner is now in a bind as his third chef does not have a long track record of cooking fish as all chefs have been cooking chicken only for the last 50 years and is now thinking on his feet. The waiting staff are deliberately being obtuse as they want to go back to a day when chicken was all they served and there was only one form of chicken and taking the order was as simple as counting heads. The customer being the sort of guy who is a bit easily led just wants the chicken as this is all he knows and it seems the easiest outcome.
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    Brexit, WTF

    The issue with the backstop is that if you create this technological system the other party can simply say they don't like it and refuse to leave the backstop. Therein lies the problem that only someone who wished to never leave would agree to the backstop. I feel embarrassed having to point this out to you.
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    ongoing concerns

    You are making the rather large assumption that these kids have the skill level for a 29er. They are not even sailing a international 420 so it is a bit of a step up don't you think. He has said he is running a community sailing programme. Not an elite sailing squad.
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    Who fouled who?

    As neither boat has infringed each other under rule 18 in the entry or exit of the mark assuming the original posters claim that they did not hit bow to stern then it becomes a case of rule 11 and 13. After the boat behind has crossed the stern of the boat ahead now to leeward the boat behind is required to keep clear of the boat to leeward (ahead). In the video the boat boat to windward (behind) was keeping clear of the leeward boat. Between the boat ahead going between head to wind and close hauled on starboard they were required to keep clear of all boats including the boat behind. Contact was made between boats during this transition and therefore the boat ahead breached rule 13 and should do turns.
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    Brexit, WTF

    Somewhat depressingly for the remainers there are 57% of the survey respondents wishing to leave the EU. It is not much of a stretch to see that a lot of these guys would possibly sway towards no deal if given remain or no deal as the only options. Lets face it these are the only options as the EU is not going to move further from its current position.
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    My Song fell off a cargo?!

    Reading this forum is a bit like watching an engineer explaining maths to an art student. Only these are students have been told they are great at maths for at least 10 years with no evidence to support this and are true believers. The cradle failed and no amount of lashings given the height of the boat and the width of the ship deck would have solved the lack of lateral support from the cradle to make lashings the answer to this conundrum.
  21. If we look forwards then we could be buying lasers in their current form in 40 years time. Is that what you want because in my mind the sport has to move with the times and strict one designs have a history of struggling to keep with evolution. Maybe people need to accept that whilst it currently has a monopoly position assisted by its olympic status it has been selling on average just over 2000 boats per year for the last ten years. How many of these are related to Olympic campaigns or the established masters events. Its power is waning and before long in the UK unless you want to go to the Olympics you will have a UK series that rivals anything laser can offer in the RS Aero and when the club racer stops buying lasers then the class is just another Olympic zombie class. Currently both the Solo and the RS Aero to take two examples of lasers competition in the conventional hiking class significantly beat the laser for nationals attendances in 2018. So unless you want to sail at the international events such as the masters in the UK the laser is already a poor boat for national level competition and is probably only the best boat for local competition if rivals are not dominant.
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    Sustain-ably Stupid

    I came across this article from Heather Richie and it made me question my sanity. So if we read the link on how the TP 52 series is sustainable it would seem that the following points have been overlooked. - The series requires boats to be shipped around the med if not wider. - The owners and crew primarily fly to the events. - The boats need a high powered chase boat to carry their lunch and a load of sails when it would seem the 52ft yacht might be capable of performing this function. On the plus side they make their own water as presumably they could not possibly rely on the water of the local population they are visiting. Seriously what the fuck.
  23. To be honest curious I have to say that this has been the most pointless discussion I have had for some time with the king of selective quoting and denial of his prior posts. It is probably best we don't have any more correspondence which seems a bit formal for an internet forum. Have fun with your many pocket luff and non pocket luff sails.
  24. Brilliant so I should go and take up a completely different sport such as kitesurfing. I am sure this is a totally suitable sport for the congested dinghy parks of most UK sailing clubs. The post about TP52's is regarding the obvious hypocrisy of their sustainability claims. You are the one who has got hung up on a single lightness claim from RS that to put bluntly is pretty accurate. Their boat design is pretty light and with its foam cored construction will be long lasting and retain its stiffness. Your original claim about RS being wrong in their marketing has been called out numerous times above and not just by me. Maybe all these other people misread your post. I can't think of a single sail that benefits from a pocket luff unless it is a fully battened cambered sail such as for a moth. Its only benefit is cheapness which is ironic in the case of a laser when we look at the actual sail price.
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    Sustain-ably Stupid

    D8FNYiEXYAAxu6f.jpg_large Those TP52 sure are sustainable when they put them on a ship to get between millionaires holiday venues. Sorry serious sailing competitions. If the answer to climate change is controlling the population then maybe these guys should stop having any children as they are bashing out the most CO2 by the looks of things.