Major Tom

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About Major Tom

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

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  1. Major Tom

    Gay Test

    Looks like someone has redesigned the laser to make it even more uncomfortable to hike out on.
  2. Major Tom

    Sunset pictures

    A final pic from my house
  3. Major Tom

    Sunset pictures

    And another one, another day, looking more towards the North, have heaps but the resolution is too high, don’t know how to change it from my iPad library.
  4. Major Tom

    Sunset pictures

    Pic taken from my jetty, Cape Town
  5. Major Tom

    F1 2018...

    Don’t think I will miss TV, CapeTown has great inexpensive wine and I have a large cellar so will miss that, rum and Stag will have to do.
  6. Major Tom

    Gay Test

    http://www.dinghydreams.com/2018/08/20/why-you-should-stop-reading-sailing-anarchy-com/ found this on a totally unrelated search
  7. Major Tom

    F1 2018...

    All sorted at the moment, works permits paid for, container arrives Sunday, hopefully. No TV in the apartment but we are on the water so the views over the bay more than make up for that. 2 months with no tv or red wine.........too expensive here.
  8. Major Tom

    F1 2018...

    After 34 hours of traveling I have gone from watching every F1 race live to not even having access to a tv! Not that I miss it at all, it just seems a bit strange to come here see the comments about the race. However Grenada is an amazing Island and sitting here watching masthead lights reflecting off the water and listening to the tree frogs is an amazing experience, and I am being paid to be here!
  9. Major Tom

    Gay Test

    True, the problem is that the gold sinks to the bottom while the trash floats on top.
  10. Major Tom

    Joke

    *THE ITALIAN WEDDING TEST* I was a very happy man. My wonderful Italian girlfriend and I had been dating for over a year, and so we decided to get married. There was only one little thing bothering me....It was her beautiful younger sister. My prospective sister-in-law was twenty-two, wore very tight mini skirts, and generally was bra-less. She would regularly bend down when she was near me, and I always got more than a nice view. It had to be deliberate. Because she never did it when she was near anyone else. One day her 'little' sister called and asked me to come over to check the wedding invitations. She was alone when I arrived, and she whispered to me that she had feelings and desires for me that she couldn't overcome. She told me that she wanted me just once before I got married and committed my life to her sister. Well, I was in total shock, and couldn't say a word. She said, 'I'm going upstairs to my bedroom, and if you want one last wild fling, just come up and get me.' I was stunned and frozen in shock as I watched her go up the stairs. I stood there for a moment, then turned and made a beeline straight to the front door. I opened the door, and headed straight towards my car. Lo... And behold, my entire future family was standing outside, all clapping! With tears in his eyes, my father-in-law put down his shotgun and hugged me and said, 'We are very happy that you have passed our little test. We couldn't ask for a better man for our daughter. Welcome to the family.' And the moral of this story is: Always keep your condoms in your car !
  11. Major Tom

    F1 2018...

    What an unpredictable race, won’t make anymore comments until everyone has had a chance to watch it. Enjoy.
  12. Major Tom

    F1 2018...

    Going to be an awesome race tomorrow, a bunch of records broken during qualifying, and almost a smile from the Iceman!
  13. Major Tom

    Craigslist Finds

    It might be easier to bond in a few g10 plates, no worries about compression or water ingress.
  14. Major Tom

    F1 2018...

    Merc have got so used to having the superior car they come across as accusatory when it comes to Ferrari going one up on them, maybe I am wrong but I have not seen other teams accusing Mercedes of cheating when they were winning races by 30 seconds, now Ferrari have found a .01 of a second per lap advantage Hamilton implies that Ferrari are doing something not quite above board.
  15. Major Tom

    Baggy Sails

    As an example of what has been said repeatedly above, a few years ago I sailed a social regatta using a 2 season old jib and a 12 year old main, the jib wasn’t too tired and the main looked almost new, however the Mylar of the sail had shrunk and there were a few different cloth weights in the sail, so different shrinkage, the bolt rope had also shrunk about 75mm so I cut the stitching at the bottom of the luff tape to allow the luff to have a better shape. What a disaster, we were low and slow, it paid not to hike but rather to pinch, to keep from overloading the sails. As a 14 times national champ in the class it was a humbling experience and a lesson well learnt. On the plus side I did get to meet some people on the water that I would not normally have seen except in the bar!