European Bloke

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  1. European Bloke

    BYC Mackinac - Time to Pull the Plug?

    So that's the results book. What's the book on additional covid cases as a result of the race going ahead?
  2. European Bloke

    Laser 2 Cruising Mods & trip report

    Don't get rid of those wire racks. Replace the wire with D12 with a loop in. Then you don't have to worry about stupid cleats slipping. Check for damage to the current system that will eat the D12.
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    Tourist Power Boat Anarchy

    Darwin needs to take a long hard look at himself, he's been pretty remiss in a number of cases recently. Step up man, it's not too late.
  4. European Bloke

    Will Kevlar Edge be here tomorrow?

    And the irony is I've no idea how many times Snags wrote, 'i hop you are welle'. Please excuse any errors in that quote.
  5. European Bloke

    US Portsmouth Yardstick Change?

    I'm not sure, there are very few fleets at club level. If one gets going aRSe come along and develop and market something aggressively against it. I'm partly in the camp of to join the club you need the right boat. Not many clubs like that any more, can't think of any actually.
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    Running Backstays - Suggestions for use

    Many of the tonners had diamonds. In the Dragon we didn't just adjust them we tacked them...
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    Craigslist Finds

    Wtf is going on with that trailer?
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    Vulcan 15 (My new boat design!)

    I was struggling to work out where I'd suddenly found myself and now I realise it's 1995. Many thanks for your help. I'll see if I can find my way back from here with out some of the more significant fuck ups I made last time.
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    Running Backstays - Suggestions for use

    Some boats had slightly swept back spreaders, so probably wouldn't drop the rig without backstays. They still went upwind better with them. We haven't got rid of them because they're no longer required. We've got rid of them because the current rating systems don't like them. It's a shame because they're good tools, and much simpler that many people seem to think.
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    V-berth anarchy

    You guys need to try getting into the upper pipe cot in the quarter birth. Ideally the windward one, at 3 in the morning while going to upwind in 25 knots, alteratively at 3 in the morning when you get back from the bar. Then you'll realise that the v birth is actually a piece of piss.
  11. European Bloke

    Aluminum Anarchy

    Leak in holding tank doesn't sound like the kind of job to wait...
  12. European Bloke

    H-Boat Renovation Project

    I've sailed a couple of charter boats that used the Lagun. Very clever but not coped that will with charter life. A real owner will probably be more careful so it might survive better. I always had an eye on the kids leaning on it or the Mrs dumping a heavy pan on one end. Never felt quite as relaxed as I should have done with my gin close by but not quite in my hand...
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    Running Backstays - Suggestions for use

    It's not hard. There are 2 running backstays. You should have 1 or 2 on at all times. The check stays should be well eased until you know what you're doing. Carry on.
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    Buoyancy Bag Replacement

    I'm all for looking for alterative sources of bags from other sports, good thinking. Making bouyancy bags? A Darwin award in the making.
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    navtec vang questions

    Will the salesman who put that lot into a 33 footer please take a bow. You the man.