Galley Skulker

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  1. Galley Skulker

    J 121

    Problem with lower rudder bearing 50 miles from the rock and they decided not to press on. Otherwise, all okay.
  2. Galley Skulker

    J 121

    Making for Plymouth with a "rudder issue".
  3. Galley Skulker

    J 121

    They're doing over 9 kts in the right direction for retirement. They haven't notified RORC of retirement yet (likely no SSB, out of mobile range and poss. opted not to relay VHF) so I assume they've suffered a mechanical failure that's not compromising safety.
  4. I did the Bermuda race on her in'85. The owner was not aboard and it was like a boys' trip. I can't remember who skippered but we had some lake sailors from Chicago, By Baldridge navigated and it was mostly light. Never a particularly fast boat, she did have the pretty lines of those late Holland maxis.
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    Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I believe she was originally called "Slip Sliding Away" and, as correctly identified elsewhere in the thread, was a G&S one tonner from the lakes.
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    In an interview about his failed marriage, Sir Paul McCartney was asked if he would ever go down on one knee again...In response he said, "I'd prefer it if you called her Heather."
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    An elderly Irishman lay dying in his bed. While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favourite cheese scones wafting up the stairs. He gathered his remaining strength, and lifted himself from the bed. Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs. With laboured breath, he leaned against the doorframe, gazing Into the kitchen. Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were dozens of his favourite cheese scones. Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted Irish wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man? Mustering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a rumpled posture. His parched lips parted, he could almost taste the cheese scone before it was in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life. The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to the nearest scone at the edge of the table, when his hand was suddenly smacked.... with a spatula by his wife . . . . . . . . "Feck Off!! ", she said, "They're for the funeral"
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    A man and a woman who had never met before, but were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on an intercontinental train. Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly......he in the upper bunk, she in the lower. At 1.00 a.m. the man leaned over and gently woke the woman saying "Excuse me, I'm sorry to bother you but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold." "I have a better idea," she replied. "Just for tonight, let's pretend that we're married." "Wow! That's a great idea!" he exclaimed. "Good," she replied. "Get your own f**king blanket." After a moment of silence, he farted.