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    Enjoying the inter-glacial while it lasts...

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    Lusting on Yachtworld

    Many of which are not on YW. I love the Nordia (with the sheltered steering station) on that site.
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    Lusting on Yachtworld

    All the prices on YW are fantasies now. With Q2 GDP down 30%, a large number of boat owners will need to sell. Prices will drop for a time. Question is whether hyperinflation is next.
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    Covid-19 Mask Anarchy

    What are the most complex manufacturing bits for a ventilator? Air pump, control unit and a tube/mask. Seems time to start a pop up ventilator business.
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    How has the coronavirus COVID-19 affected your sailing?

    My son was told by NYU to get his stuff out of the dorm in 48 hours. He hears they want to have the capacity for hospital beds.
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    BVI on a cat in with route etc

    I seriously doubt anyone will be traveling for vacation in April. Sorry.
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    J Class and Superyacht drone footage

    I know f/all about these boats other than being on a RC Authorized Photoboat in Newport a few years ago. They were unbelievably aggressive at the marks. One boat hit the 72' NYYC Committee Boat and nearly took out a few guests. The bow went into and across the interior aft open salon. I saw a video that the boat owner shared with me. Crazy. I have some photos from that event. Posted them here.
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    Disappearances at sea

    This story scares me. Big and well built boat with very experienced crew. Remember thinking at the time that the centerboard might have played a role.
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    How has the coronavirus COVID-19 affected your sailing?

    The merely rich travel Part 135. The truly rich travel Part 91.
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    Disappearances at sea

    Had dinner last week with a guy that was trying to sail across the atlantic in an open 20’ catamaran. Had to abandon due to a hand i jury. He is French. Of course.
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    Puppy Pictures

    Raggamuffin. Turns 1 in April
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    Dow Jones Industrial Average

    Overheard: My 401K is now a 1K
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    Cars you dream about owning someday

    I really enjoyed driving a Moke in the Caribbean last week. would not have traded it for anything. Manual shift. Hope there’s still some clutch left.
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    We are in CT. We moved out of NY because of a shopping cart attack on my wife (Oct 2011) and my post 9/11 belief that cities would become ever more dangerous for many reasons ranging from a Carrington Event, to disease and terrorism. My wife and son have severe PTSD from her shopping cart injury. They are both very agitated and stressed so I’m giving in to their requests to limit exposure No one will be allowed back in our house who goes to nyc or takes a train/plane after Friday. My wife’s caregiver is taking an extended holiday and immediate family is hunkering down here. We are simply curtailing high risk situations. Whole Foods and local shops will be ok to visit but we will wash hands etc after going out and will not get close to strangers. If the rate of growth slows or peaks, we can change our policy at any time. For now, we are going to do a soft semi-quarantine.
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    Inflated Wing Sails

    i vaguely recall a Beneteau video with a prototype wing. Is there anyone investing in a commercially viable (reefing etc) wing?
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    Que pasa?