Presuming Ed

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  1. Presuming Ed

    "the art of coarse sailing" ebook?

    It, and its companion “The Art of Coarse Cruising” are, IMHO, the only two genuinely funny books about sailing. A Coarse Sailor is someone who in a crisis forgets nautical language and shouts 'For God's sake, turn left!’
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    Red Funnel ferry hits yachts at Cowes harbour

    And finally we have a MAIB report.
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    A big project!

    Tally Ho under sail...
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    Pay to play - amateur racing

    Here in the UK I have experience of two sorts of racing: 1) Pay to play. A commercial operation. Boat is MCA coded, oilskins (definitely not top of the line) and life jackets are available. Sailing with strangers. Pro skipper (not necessarily the helm). 2) Private owners. Boat is put on the start line by the owner at a previously understood level of competitiveness. Sails, maintenance etc is down to the owner. He gets to choose who does what. Life jackets are normally onboard to ensure compliance with special regs, but many bring their own. BYO oilskins. No cash to sail, but share costs of accommodation and food. Normally more competitive that PtP boats. With a particularly established team and owner, crew members take on things like crew lists, deliveries etc. The next level up from this is team oilskin, a pro or two etc.
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    Musto Sucks

    They've been selling shooting stuff for about as long as the horse kit. AIUI, the story is that Keith's daughter was into ponies, so Keith was getting dragged along to pony club, gymkhanas etc. Discovered that the choice for green coats was PVC or waxed cottton - Barbour and similar. Thought "I'm not wearing that... there might be a market here." And it's a short step from green coats for horse people to green coats for shooters. Also AIUI, they pretty much bet the whole company on a container full of Polartec fleece when Malden Mills first started making it.
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    Musto Sucks

    Tiny, tiny, tiny market compared to outdoor hiking etc companies. So zero buying power with Gore, no discounts for large orders. Standard story. Small makers with a small business; original owner/family want to cash out and so sell to VC, who need to scale up to justify the acquisition. Quality falls. See Musto, HL, Sperry(?) etc... Are Zhik next
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Around the UK in a ex-knackered Avon Searider - the original RIB. Pre jockey seats, so a real back killer. Bit of an oops on the first night, but more (well made) vids to come.
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    Should There Be A Woodworking Anarchy?

    Couple of nice rowing skiffs in epoxy ply. Ian Oughtred Acorn 17 Gartside Flashboat
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    Flying Fifteen: the boat for everyone

    In the OP’s video, it’s really odd to see UK used as national identification, rather than the plain K I always thought preceded GBR.
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    TP 52 Deal?

    Buying a boat. Not so much acquiring an asset as giving yourself exposure to a liability.
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    Port Starboard crossing - how close is too close?

    World Sailing Case 50
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    The RYA’s on the subject. First published in 1969. And on red ensigns ashore:
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    Flying your ensign while racing

    Actually, every club that I’ve ever seen that doesn’t hold a warrant for white, blue, defaced blue or defaced red flies the plain red duster from the gaff of the flagstaff. Here’s the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, doing just that. The chances of getting the MoD to grant new warrants for any new clubs to be allowed to wear a special ensign is about zero. and Itchenor
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    Stuck telltales solution?

    Rooster Teflon coated telltales