Major Tom

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

256 F'n Saint

About Major Tom

  • Rank
    Super Anarchist
  • Birthday 08/26/1965

Profile Information

  • Location
    Darkest Africa
  • Interests
    Dinghy sailing, and good red wine!

Recent Profile Visitors

10,461 profile views
  1. Major Tom


  2. Major Tom


    An elderly Italian man living alone in New Jersey wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, since the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament: Dear Vincent, I am feeling pretty sad, because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over.. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days. Love, Papa A few days later he received a letter from his son. Dear Pop, Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son. Dear Pop, Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances. Love you,
  3. Major Tom

    What is this dinghy?

  4. Major Tom


    Keep it simple, the only thing that absolutely needs to be accessible from both sides is the Vang. Everything else can be on the casing top with a block or bullseye aft of the cleat so you can pull from either side and it automatically cleats.
  5. Major Tom

    Cape 31 OD

    Cape 31 Tokoloshe sailing in the Solent last weekend. Great photos by Rick Tomlinson
  6. Major Tom


    Anybody interested in a free ride in a helicopter for 4 people?! I'm still looking for 2 more people to join us. We leave early Saturday (October 31st) morning from Stapleford Abbots and will fly to Sandbanks where we will have breakfast and then on a yacht for lunch. Then, we’ll do a flight along the coast and flying home to Stapleford Abbots in time for dinner. If interested please pm me.. Preferably someone with a helicopter and yacht, otherwise we can't go...
  7. Major Tom

    Should I dump my music CDs?

    I find CD sound quality is generally far far better than rlpped versions, that said, for the cars and the factory I stream via Bluetooth, but I have a dedicated listening system at home with a German amp, British speakers and British badged CD player as my old Japanese Marantz KI Signature player doesn’t want to read anything anymore. Awesome to choose a disc, pop it in and close my eyes and get lost in the music. I can simultaneously play a track from iTunes and if you switch between the CD and the ripped version it is like night and day.
  8. Major Tom


    Probably not, because the bailer is more or less under the thwart and the helm feet end up against the aft side of the case in light to moderate weather.. they look too large for an FB
  9. Major Tom


  10. Major Tom


    But fracking is acceptable?
  11. Major Tom

    Fireball centreboard case support replacement

    I think we are all interested in the part that is missing from the photos, the top of the board and the handle. The concern is, if the case is really high, when the board is fully down the top of the board will be below the horizontal lip of the casing and the handle will be taking all the load.
  12. Major Tom

    Fireball centreboard case support replacement

    More interested in the fore and aft dimensions of the centreboard case supports.
  13. Major Tom

    Fireball centreboard case support replacement

    What are the thwart rules as there seems to be a bit of a contradiction here?
  14. Major Tom

    WARNING? Structural Integrity Issues; RS FEVA?

    Looks like the original hole was too small and the through hull fitting is forced in causing cracking over a period of time.
  15. Major Tom