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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Harvest Moon Regatta 2016

    Finished 9:07 on the Hobie 33 Lickity Split. Mostly around 8.3 kts. Max speed 16.4.
  2. Joke

    For those who haven't heard, CALIFORNIA just passed both laws- Allowing Gay marriage and legalizing use of marijuana. The fact that gay marriage and marijuana were legalized on the same day Makes perfect biblical sense because Leviticus 20:13 says, "If a man lies with another man they should be stoned." We obviously just hadn't interpreted it correctly before.
  3. Joke

    I went to see a Muslim tribute band last night. They were called "Bomb Jovi". They were brilliant. Their last song "Living on a Prayer Mat" almost brought the house down. Then this Muslim guy started bragging about how he had the entire Koran on DVD. I was interested so I asked him, "Can you burn me a copy?" Well, that was when the trouble started...
  4. Damn it, the correct name is "sheetrock." Or "gypsum board" if you must. And everyone knows the _only_ correct thing to use in a floating plywood boat-ish-thing is 5/8". 1/2" is just too thin. Think the nail/screwhead pops you'd get from thin sheetrock in a seaway. The mind boggles. That only leaves one question: which is more proper for use in a floating plywood boat-ish-thing: classic paper drywall tape, or the self-sticky kind? And should it have a smooth skim coat, or perhaps a more arty swirl finish? You forgot drywall. I think the Rod should have some of that sticky fiberglass tape left over from doing the seams in the CDX. I would think greenboard drywall would be used in this application...
  5. From the FP: http://www.sunreef-yachts.com/model-exterior,sunreef-double-deck-modern,33,sunreef-82-double-deck-modern.html Hmmm. And is he planning on launching before the end of the world on Dec. 21st?
  6. Joke

    The judge says to Micky Mouse "I can't grant you a divorce from Minnie just because you say she's crazy!" Micky says " I didn't say she was crazy! I said she was fucking Goofy!"
  7. Italian cruise ship tragedy

    There was the thing about Sargent Schultz and the cheeseburger.
  8. Italian cruise ship tragedy

    So if the captain was sailing by the island too close in order to impress his friend ashore is that "show man ship"?
  9. I see some resemblance... http://www.vbar.com/versabartoday/index100810.php Except for the fact that this one was designed by Jim Antrim and paid for by money from DARPA and HP, yes, they're almost exactly the same. Not to mention a couple of years of design and development testing materials. I sailed with Jim when he was working on that thing. His description of the design effort was something along the lines of wild and lots of materials strength testing. What the heck was that thing designed for in the first place?
  10. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Good luck! Have fun! Break a leg or sumthin'! Stay cool C. I think it's "Bust a bag!"
  11. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    That was no fart. Around here we call them "Barking Spiders". Woof! Woof!
  12. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    Hey Catherine! Ya gotta beat this. I still owe you a massage! See ya out there.
  13. Joke

    As my Dad gets older: An inspiring senior........ As we get older we sometimes begin to doubt our ability to "make a difference" in the world. It is at these times that our hopes are boosted by the remarkable achievements of other "seniors" who have found the courage to take on challenges that would make many of us wither Harold Schlumberg is such a person: QUOTE FROM HAROLD: "I've often been asked, 'What do you old folks do now that you're retired?' Well, I'm fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, and one of the things I enjoy most is converting beer, wine and vodka into urine. I do it every day and I really enjoy it." Harold should be an inspiration to us all.
  14. Dick Carter design boats

    Cool. When I was 7 my family lived in Nahant just down the road from that house (it overlooked "40 steps" I remember. We lived right next to the library). I first learned to sail in Nahant Harbor. That's cold water especially having moved there from South Carolina. I did get to sail some on a Carter 36. It was Blaze out of New Orleans renamed Insanity and sailed down here in Corpus. That boat would eat it's crew. I believe the bulkheads pulled away from the hull and it is sitting on the hard over in Rockport at House of Boats.