Death Roll

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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The Loaded Baked Potato flavor is excellent. Idahoan is damn good for backpacking. Just add boiling water and after some stirring magic happens.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Maybe you should read a couple words past the ones you put in bold. "cleated to" You're going to have to help me out with this. I'm not picking up on your point. Very good. Now the whole remainder of that sentence and the one following it. I thought it was pretty funny, but I also enjoyed your thorough rebuttal of the theory that the dinghy is still there, but dragging along submerged. That's tellin' 'em.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    What in God's own name are you talking about? No sailor believes that is a possibility. That fact that you can not tell the difference between a sailing joke and a theory puts you squarely aboard with RImas's experience level. You must be one of Rimas's non-sailing co-dependent enablers. Having been through two curricanes at sea and I don't know how many 1,000+ nm passages -- complete with the inevitable squalls, gales, etc., I have seen that one of the main destroyers of gear on a boat is chafe. Towing the dinghy with a single 3/8" line (that's about what it looked like in the two photos of Rimas's I have seen posted in this thread) it is guaranteed to chafe through within a week, if not sooner. That time diminishes to a fraction of that during heavy weather with real seas. In a seaway, that painter would be alternatively slack, then tensioned with a jerking motion, all the while the dinghy would be yawing like a drunk toddler while alternately surfing, crashing into the back of the SJ24. All that motion would be transferred to the single point on the tow line where it passes through a chock. From what I've seen of Rimas's seamanship skills, it probably was not even run through a chock, but left to rub back and forth across the top edge of the transom. A sailor would not try to tow a dinghy in a storm but would securely lash it on deck. If a sailor were towing the dinghy in calm conditions, there would be anti-chafe measures at every point of contact, both on the dinghy and the towing craft, and these chafe points would be inspected multiple times each day. If, for some reason, the dinghy remained in tow in heavy weather, the chafe points would be inspected every half hour. I'm sure Rimas popped his head out of the companionway one morning and saw a frayed stump of line ending right at the transom. He shows the same lack of observational logic, lack of reasoning ability, and certainly lack of experience when he deployed his life raft too early (in fact, it was never required at all) and likewise secured with a single line and one of Rimas's "knots" of which we have all seen multiple photographs. Note to Rimas: the reason sailors tend to use the same real knots and bends is because they have been used, optimized and tested over a period of thousands of years. If you co-dependent enablers want to help this hapless buffoon, buy him a Hervey Garrett Smith book. They are mostly pictures so he might actually be able to make use of it. Maybe you should read a couple words past the ones you put in bold.
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    This is just a party-in-power-can't-protect-us campaign to get out the vote. If it wasn't, we would have an answer to that question I've been asking about how many people in the US have contracted Ebola, who were not in direct contact/providing care for an Ebola patient, instead of goonish ad hominems and misdirections. Look on the bright side. Less than two weeks until all of the epidemic and panic in this country is over.
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    Except that it is: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_geoscheme_for_Africa
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    Houston to Lagos is one. There's that Texas connection again...
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    I think we have to consider the bats. Nigeria has lots of bats. Big bats, little bats, middlin' sized bats, and more than a reasonable amount of all three. Every damn night they spread crap everywhere and thereby may have made Nigerian' immune systems exceptionally robust. I will accept my $.02 in check or money order. Please do not mail cash, and do NOT use any princes or other associated royalty as intermediaries, thank you. Good to hear from ya again. Well if your theory on the protective properties of copious amounts of batshit is correct we owe a debt of gratitude to certain members of this forum.
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    You can't spell Democrat without 60% of the letters in Ebola. That seems suspiciously close if you ask me. Everyone with Superior Knowledge knows these things.
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    It's an election year. Got to come up with something to get the jumpy-up-and-downies to the polls. This election is a referendum on Ebola.
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Why not post YOUR sailing experience which enables you to judge people whom you feel have unfavorably judged Rimas? ... I think a better test for this thread would be, "How old were you when you would have been able to sail better than Rimas?" About 10 in my case. that's because we sail.. he drift/sails and his adventures of a drifter are probably equally unexciting . 40 years old in So. Am. with 15 bucks..ok what you do? live in the jungle n trap food with locals? eat coca leaves and hike to the source of the Amazon? He most likely bummed food n housing from poor people that thought he was funny looking and felt sorry for him..When I was 13 I bought a hobie12 and sailed that bitch half way to Catalina n back because NB harbor was too crowded for me...point is we sail and Rimus just pretends to and then builds himself up for his own ego. He's been pretty lucky so far but luck on the ocean never lasts forever and for the first time in his life he will be drifting into areas of reefs and no one to help ...good luck on that... My point was that anyone who has passed that point is well-qualified to comment on Rimas. Soliton asked about my national rank or something, prompting me to brag about my two utterly ridiculous "national championships." It may be silly, but I'm going to defend my title again in a few weeks. If you look at the perfect form and task-focused attention displayed by the jib trimmer in this dramatic racing shot, you can see what I'm up against. Do class rules require you to drag the outboard?
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    Holds up quite well, actually. Designed to remain water tight for 40 days.
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    I almost feel bad for you. Why is that? I married a Doctor and my daughter is an epidemiologist who has been to the Congo and Mozambique on contract with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Her father in law is currently serving with the French Military in Côte d'Ivoire. You could say I have a vested interest in the subject. Because you have devoted time to monitoring the dates when the CDC website is updated. You need to get some hobbies.
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    I almost feel bad for you.
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    You're outnumbered. There's just so many of them. You had better lay down your arms as I have: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=159352&p=4689795
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    I am in DFW as I type this. Perfect record may be in danger.