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Great White

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  1. Archery Anarchy

    I have owned a compound for a number of years. But I learned initially with a recurve at the local college. I think a recurve would be good for learning and general archery. I would suspect that a recurve needs to be sized to the shooter. If so, make sure you talk to a pro shop and get fitted accordingly. Additional equip: I would recommend a arm guard and a shooting glove.
  2. Yep, that's me. I do run the pole trip line back to the Topping lift clutch area. I also mark the Topping lift as well as Velcro the lazy guy to the pulpit so it is ready to slap into the jaws. I guess the wind was lighter that day. I think it might have been 10 knots. Many have commented on how light the wind was and how that made it easier. I have no videos to prove it, but I have many successful jibes in a lot more wind. Flame on! It may not appear like it, but I was hitting 10 knots in this video and made several jibes that day.
  3. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    As a 79, yours was what is commonly referred to as a "4 eye" with separate hi and low beam headlights. I came close to buying a 85 that had that nose. In 87, they modified the shape to the "aero shape". I think it resembles a older Taurus. I have a Cobra insert to install to break up the shape.
  4. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I have a 1990 Mustang GT. It is still a project car. The previous owners did some engine upgrades and I did some bolt on power adders. I changed the throttle body to a larger And it really woke things up. And yes it will break loose in 2nd gear on dry pavement. I won't drive it in the snow and a little bit of frost on the road makes things really interesting. Fun driving car! I have some supension upgrades planned. Funny, this is only the second car I have ever owned. The first was in high school 47 years ago and this one I bought in 2013. My other vehicles have been 3 trucks, a SUV and 8 motorcycles.
  5. SAN JUAN 34

    +1. I raced on a Crown 34 for a couple of years. I believe there were some changes made when Clark Boat Company started building them as SJ34. I they eliminated the rudder skeg. IOR design and was a pretty powerful upwind boat.
  6. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    From FB, Jean Mondeau posted the following: Rimas Meleshyus update. He departed Saipan for Guam last week. It's 133 miles distance. He should arrive in three weeks Rimas style.
  7. Train crashes onto I5 Seattle

    On the news coverage this morning one of the videos showed two signs at the curve. One had a "P30" and I can't remember the prefix of the other, but it also said 30. Before the news said what the speed limit was, I saw this and my first thought was that this must have been the speed limit for the corner. I have driven under that trestle many times too, but I don't think I have ever seen a train on it.
  8. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I can believe skydiving from a DC-9, but could not find anything about a DC-10. And possible from a 727 Also. Maybe she is DBCooper?
  9. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I would like to know what really happened to the spreader. It. Looks like something pulled it out of alignment(halyard, sail, dancing on the spreader) and bent the pin. All I seem to hear is that She blames the rigger.
  10. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    The comments have erupted on the GoFundMe page in the last couple hours. Everything is against her, but she is commenting back arguing that she has been mistreated by the press. Funny stuff. More action now then FB.
  11. Winter Vashon

    Some of the South Sound J35's often wait until the last minute to enter. I suspect either Melange, Grace E, Something Special or maybe all of them will show up.
  12. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    So she keeps talking about the "Dragons Triangle"(also referred to as the Devil's Sea). So I googled it. It is an area between Tokyo, Guam and Taipei much like the Bermuda Triangle where strange happenings and ships disappearances are suppose to occur. I may be wrong, but when they were picked up, they were outside of the triangle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_Sea
  13. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    All I can say is "WOW"!
  14. Radio controlled sailing

    There is a group in Seattle (Seattle Model YC) that races on Green Lake a couple times a month. They are racing Victorias. I have heard of groups in Port Ludlow and Sequim. In Sequim, they sail in a pond in a city park. Seems like they had a lot of Solings. Is there an RC group in Anacortes?
  15. Cruising a two tonner

    I saw Heather anchored out in Olympia last winter. What a sad sight.
  16. Radio controlled sailing

    I was able to register my Dumas boat with the EC12 class. The previous owner registered the boat with the class almost 20 years ago even though he never built it. I transversed ownership to me and have a spot in the roster and a sail number. Most say that the Dumas is not competitive.
  17. Show your boat sailing thread

    I had a Victory 21 for a few years in the early 70's. It was my first introduction to racing. Cruised some too.
  18. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I missed all the comments under the shark picture. WOW! That got into a pretty spirited discussion. She sure changes and tries to backtrack on her previous quotes.
  19. Port Townsend Dash

    I used to be on the "A" Team, but now am probably a solid C+ or B-.
  20. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    According to her video she says the spreader repair used "48ft of amsteel".
  21. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    That whole discussion on FB is pretty bizarre. I like how the Asian community is up in arms about her comments about the fishermen who were trying to help her.
  22. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Looks like Rimas has left the dock and has moved to the cheap seats. Looks shaky if the wind blows him toward the shore. Sails still uncovered and jib still halfway up the headstay.
  23. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    I zoomed up the picture and does appear to be Appel climbing the mast. And I did say climbing because it appears to be steps on that mast!