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  1. Jud - s/v Sputnik

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Tried searching for “hens begging for cock”, but this is all I could find.
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    Nautical Series: Alpinist magazine

    Sometimes, indeed, it’s best to leave the past, especially the ‘80s, alone :-) Oh, yeah, I forgot the Rascal. Great idea...would most definitely have skis onboard for down there. Bucket list for sure is skiing from the boat - saltwater to powder! Let’s hope the glaciers haven’t retreated too much by then...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    For fuck’s sake, they’re not panhandling. They’ve got swishy YouTube channels for documenting absolutely epic adventures (and pizza recipes to pair with subtly aerated wine, it’s true) in inestimably exotic locales for our benefit. That shit doesn’t come cheap. Cut them some slack - don’t be so cheap! They’re suffering just like everyone else!!
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    Nautical Series: Alpinist magazine

    Actually, you can mount a small-number climbing expedition all the way to the Himalayan/Karakoram, etc for significantly less than heading off sailing. Climbing, mountaineering that is, isn’t expensive at all past the initial quality gear purchase (obviously more expensive for cold weather stuff like Denali). Ya need time. I think all those profiled actually work onboard their to afford their “hobbies”. Sounds like an excellent way to afford it!(Greg and Keri used to be based locally, in Squamish, dirt bagging it on board :-) ) But quality rant, man. :-) Time: what we all need more of!! There’s the true riches.
  5. Jud - s/v Sputnik

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    There’s a very good reason Victorian-era scientists, philosophers and social thinkers created the useful fiction of the linear progress of history, almost an inevitability. (A fiction with which we still live today indeed it underpins about everything. History marches in, inexorably forward and with progress: we’re “better” than our Simian ancestors, therefore all history is the story of progress.) We don’t want to go back to the ‘70s, with free love, groovy music and good drugs. That’s bad.
  6. Jud - s/v Sputnik

    Home Ports: Dreams and Nightmares

    Ok, so even though it’s known familiarly as “the birthplace of the winds”, and sounds nice and poetic and such for sailors (who are often prone to poetic, romantic notions) you might want to not homeport here. (Your post said “dreams or nightmares”, so here’s the nightmare .) How about some more nightmares? Another one: I’ve heard of a marina outside of Honolulu (don’t know the name of it) —and Honolulu is already a bit of a hellhole anyway, like Los Angeles, American concrete and highways, plunked down in paradise— which is in a bad area, ringed with a chain link fence and barbed wire, and prone to break-ins. Highway drive to get there.
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    Nautical Series: Alpinist magazine

    I warned that it might turn peoples’ stomachs - or even make them cower in fear, shake with disgust. It’s not easy to see, definitely not for everyone. Or anyone, maybe.
  8. Jud - s/v Sputnik

    Nautical Series: Alpinist magazine

    Bit off topic here, but it’s also about boats that cruise so it’s on topic. Some might find this interesting. Others will curse it as a diversion from the true foci of CA, namely (1) political rants; (2) anchor geekdom; and (3) life, sailing and financial advice (should I retire now, or later; should on board toilet paper unroll from the top or the bottom; what is the best onboard coffee grinder that will keep my wife happy; to-die-for pizza recipes to complement your wine aerator; am I truly a cruising sailor if I don’t have a YT channel/Patreon account, etc). Some may find the images and ideas contained herein shocking or disturbing. Read on, or rant on. It’s all the same to me. Sorry, no vids for you all with no attention span for reading :-) ) This will not appeal to those with tidy, tony boats in tidy, tony yacht clubs. First instalment - Greg and Keri Second - Skip Third - Bob
  9. Jud - s/v Sputnik

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    No feet? :-) :-) :-)
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    Re-entry after sabbatical

    Curious to learn more about your construction details at some point- Ben’s design (minus the bubble: I’ve got one already :-) )) has been on the back of my mind for a long while. Just haven’t needed one yet.
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    Re-entry after sabbatical

    Yeah, I think he built it for that? If I’m ever down that neck of the woods/world, will have to look you all up. Maybe will have that hard dodger on board :-)
  12. Jud - s/v Sputnik

    Home Ports: Dreams and Nightmares

    There’s no political weirdness. The bad orange man who was/is a saviour to a cult, charged with bringing in the Great Awakening to bring all the evildoers to justice, is now in exile at a golf club. His successor, America’s Grandpa 2.0, a kinder gentler version of America’s Favourite Uncle 1.0 (Ronny Reagan), is burdened with the humongous task of being The One to usher in a return to a period of brotherly love and normalcy while the millions upon millions of cult people come to terms with the Messiah not having come, and that maybe they were, in fact lied to, and are seething with rage...at something. There’s nothing weird about that.
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    Anchor Geekdom

    I posted this above somewhere, but I found it interesting anchoring data (as I contemplate heading south one day). 70 days in Patagonia: anchoring systems used This is just a 1-page screenshot of the 4-page doc: They seem to have had success with their CQR - but perhaps it was on the bigger side. Their frequency of using shorelines probably contributed greatly :-)
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    Re-entry after sabbatical

    Well, you know what they say, go with what ya got. Would love the convenience of a lifting keel (without the inconvenience of the significant cost to get, and significant maintenance to keep functioning, I’m assuming), as well as a pilot house...I’ll have to split the difference on that one and build a bigger dodger. One day! Actually, I think the mighty Bob Shepton is one of those who’s living that “go with what you’ve got philosophy”, cruising the high lats in his Westerly! (link to his site) But he seems to be a breed apart :-) Speaking of hard dodgers - I’ve long admired former (sold now, I believe) Snow Petrel’s hard dodger. If I’m not mistaken, she and her owner Ben are/were in Tassie. He put some good thought into the design, and has some nice drawings for it: http://snowpetrelsailing.blogspot.com/2011/02/high-latitude-dodger.html?m=1