Laser1

Members
  • Content Count

    1,422
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

511 F'n Saint

1 Follower

About Laser1

  • Rank
    Super Anarchist

Contact Methods

  • ICQ
    laser1

Recent Profile Visitors

6,130 profile views
  1. You had quite a different race than my dad, mum, brothers & crew on a Carter Tina 37ft. I was just a smidgen too young for that one. Dad called it a day on the way to the rock on hearing about the loss of life. Boat & crew were fine in the horrific conditions but he felt he had nothing to prove.
  2. Laser1

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Haha, Boris would rather die in a ditch first before that happens ....... ehm ...... Carry on.
  3. Laser1

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Yup. It was a warranty job that has now cost us dear. If that happens again I'll be looking to ship & repair within EU, if that is possible. Lesson learned.
  4. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    ...... For us mere mortals in the cheap seats you mean ... hahahahahaha !!
  5. Cowes - Rotterdam August '96. OOD-34. Wind gear at top of the mast gone but reports of 50+ knots. First and last time I had to rig a trysail and storm jib. Half the crew down feeling iffy. Dodging car carriers that were proceeding to Rotterdam from the anchorage areas was a scary affair with limited manouverability and low viz. That was the same race Rear Commodore of the RORC and son-in-law of Nick Greville, Duncan Munro Kerr, was lost overboard off Trocar.
  6. Laser1

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    From the coal face. Brexshit Britain, don't you just love it!! My (UK) prop-shaft CV coupling has still not managed to be reunited with its owner in the Canaries. On 1st December that coupling would have been here in 2 days - repared in a week - and back on the boat in 2 days. All for the princely sum of £160 quid (£80 each way). Time line & cost so far : 22nd Jan pick up from Canaries - Carriage cost now £130. 29th Delivered here + a bill for vat, import duties and handling/admin chargers to the tune of £190 The unit was sent up country repaired and back to us within a week. 11th February instructed shipper to pick up and re-export to the Canaries. £130. 26th February - today - I have just spoken with my client and it seems the box is stuck in Las Palmas Customs. If he parts with £140 Euro "they may" release it to him. And that is just for 1 lousy hunk of metal & rubber. Not surprising the import/export business is down a bit on previous years.
  7. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    I don't know about before but I have worn out the screen pixels where the refresh button sits. If that didn' give the desired result I rebooted to restart the game to get an accurate idea where I was closing in on the bricks. My poor hard drive nearly melted For Fastnet I'll probably take 3 days off and lock myself in the spare bedroom with a few bags of crisps and a box of Merlot and hand steer around the track. If swmbo comes in and throws a bucket of water over me from time to time it'll be just like the real thing. Edit: Thanks Rat.
  8. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Glad that's done !! Looks like a train crash at Redonda.
  9. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Haha, you nailed it in one. MkI eye ball here with slow internet, a proper day job for approx 10 hrs/day incl. travel and a laptop way past it's sell by date. Good fun and chuffed with my 992 for the moment. I guess top 10 will be for my retirement days
  10. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    How do you do that? You seem to put it on the beach, or around the buoy, on every corner without hitting. Have you got an extra zoom level beyond 1Nm ?
  11. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Mom still stuck @ 11th (0.86 Nm) with a few very determined Frenchmen/Swiss in front of him. I remember from the Vendee VR blurb that Buddha is a couple, each with their own boats, that stand/swap watches during the night. Whats the plan mate ?
  12. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Speaking of bricks @Tunnel Rat I think you just found La Desirade.
  13. Laser1

    RORC 600 - Virtual Race

    Depends what time of day you get there. Let's say I wouldn't leave it up to the inflatable autopilot at 03:30 in the morning. Buffalo girls around the outside is safe ....... zzzzzzzzzzzz (and costs less than hitting the bricks)