TwoLegged

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  1. TwoLegged

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Wrong on all counts, Jack. But if you like hurling insults, I hope that made you feel better.
  2. TwoLegged

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Wrong. The reason people from that class get better life chances is because that class has privilege and look after its own ... not because of what anyone else says about them. I never suggested he owed me anything. I simply said I wouldn't give him my cash. I have no envy of him. I have seen more than enough of how that class operates to want no part of it. As to "disdain for him" ... putting words in my mouth which are the opposite of what I said isn't doing you any favours.
  3. You do seem keen on a DIY project, and I take the point that it probably makes a lot more sense in your circumstances than it would for others. If you are going to a complete rebuild, then you probably are better off starting with a new bare hull than with a rusting hulk full of crud. But even so, fitout will cost about ten times the price of the bare hull, and you won't get much of that back on resale. So good idea to make sure it's a design you actually like. A thought. You say that you'd like a single-failure repair boat but can't find one on your coast. So why not check trucking costs from further afield? With the cost advantages you have in the repair, a long-distance buy might still make sense.
  4. TwoLegged

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Google found me some background on Leo Samson Goolden. Aged 29. So when he was dumpster-diving in 2010 he was 21yo. His father Adrian French Goolden was a company director of the 1875-founded Cardigan Mercantile Company in Bristol which at some points seems to have been quite a big business (see google) tho now seems small His grandfather Alan Wilfrid Gough Goolden was a highly-qualified surgeon His great grandfather Francis Hugh Walter Goolden CB (1885–1950) was a Captain in the Royal Navy promoted on retirement to Rear-Admiral So in English class terms that places him as lower-upper-middle-class downwardly mobile. Like it or not; in England such things shape life-chances, esp the ability to bounce back from bad times
  5. TwoLegged

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Interesting, but don't necessarily mean he didn't come from the posh. Even some aristos take the rough path. And that accent. Ed, you live in England; surely you know which habitats such accents live in.
  6. TwoLegged

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Dylan, I didn't say "money". He may have none and his family may have none. I said "social capital to open other doors if he chooses". 'Social capital' describes the various resources that people may have through their relationships in families, communities and other social networks. Leo's accent places him socially firmly in the upper middle class of class-ridden England. That means that a minimum he has the social markers (and probably social habits) which allow him to mingle in those classes as "one of us". It probably also means that he has some of the connections which can open doors. Need to make a few quid working for the posh yotties? It helps a lot if you already have personal connections into the networks. Yes he's a skilled boatbuilder, a hard worker, and not a bad film-maker. I'm just interested in the social context of all of these videos as much as the technical e.g. Delos: Brian is infotech technical talent turned social entrepreneur. Delos is a carefully-planned soap with high production values La Vag: working-class lad on a fast burn rescued by commercial acumen of v focused woman. Still a high-wire act Sail Life: mildly aspie OCD geek lays bare his exceptional skills, dedication and resilience and visibly grows as a person. The sheer joy Mads takes in his obsessive work makes compelling viewing on a personal level as well as master-class in gold-star boat restoration. KTL: unassuming middle class blokey bloke with brilliant common touch uses his extraordinary film-making skills to film some of the best footage ever of his island's coast from shit boats. His researched commentaries are a rarity in the sailing-video genre, and vary from entertaining to insightful to exasperatingly naive English left-colonialism. Wicked Salty: clueless, frazzled couple from Murca's barely-getting-by-class make series of doomed attempts to break away to something better. I so want it to work for them but know they have zero chance. Sailing Uma: improbable alliance of upper-middle-class from basket-case country with Murcan middle-class semi-geek combine fine technical skills, focused project management and much charm in quirky mix of hedonism and mature achievement. A rare these-kids-have-got-their-shit-together story Sailing MIss Lonestar: utterly irresponsible, kinda manipulative woman manages series of adventures by persuading men to do stuff for her. At best a shamefully engaging trainwreck; at worst an object lesson is just how far some people can be from self-awareness. Psychologist thesis-fodder. Drake Paragon: moaning old codger who overhypes routine ups-and-downs of sailing, and who witters into camera way too much. However, he is brilliant at interviewing others. etc But you ask of Leo: "if he had Devon accent ... or cockney accent would you be more or less likely to tap in more?" Probably yes. I like Leo as a person I and admire his huge skills, but when it comes to where to put my money I'd prefer to put it to people who are less likely than Leo to be able to pull in help from his social circle. So if and when I tap in for any of them, there is only one on my list: KTL. Best filming by a mile, most self-aware, least self-indulgent. Despite his eccentric politics, by far the best viewing. And most in need of more taps. But don't tell Dylan; I don't want to swell his head. So if you see him, just tell him TwoLegged says to use some of his Centaur-free downtime to update himself beyond his 19th-century Britnat historiography of Scotland He can then curse me and all will be right with the world
  7. TwoLegged

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    they probably aren't paying him in appreciation of his tits. I do find his posh-boy-roughing it demeanour interesting. He clearly has real skill and dedication and is walking the walk, but that accent is a constant reminder that he has the social capital to open other doors if he chooses .... as he previously did on the crew of posh yots.
  8. TwoLegged

    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    I didn't now about the Torqeedo /Bosch connection. Odd that Bosch, who make solid products, didn't demand a little more robustness. I had seen the Deutz, takeover and it loos like an odd fit. AFAICS Deutz does neither electric motors nor marine
  9. TwoLegged

    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    No swimming pigs and no bikinis Double-plus goodonya
  10. TwoLegged

    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    I was guessing a combo with an electrical giant: something more like Hitachi/Tohatsu, or Bosch with somebody.
  11. TwoLegged

    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    Is this the test? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAlTYSuUUxU I spent some time crawling around the prototype W1DA (http://w1da.com) at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show. I liked the concept and the people behind it are lovely. I really wanted to like the boat, but there are some design quirks I couldn't live with: the saloon is pushed well forward, to a point where the beam has narrowed so much that the fwd end of the settees are almost unusable for sitting never mind lounging or sleeping to gain standing headroom over fwd end of the cabin sole which extends a long way outboard the coachroof has been pushed out so far that the side decks are impossibly narrow Similarly, the foredeck is mostly eaten by coachroof Even if everything else added up I couldn't live with these ergonomic failures. Some of the other oddities are more fixable, but still don't help: the prototype has an offputting red/black hull colour like a 1980s GTI car. Lacks the "I can see myself in that" factor the deckgear is all metal connectors and tracks, rather than soft shackles and floating leads. I had just stepped off a Pogo 30, and the W1DA's cluttered cramped deck felt like a time warp back to the 1980s ... and not in a good way I am also unpersuaded by the wisdom of locating in Mayo. Lovely place with great people, but a long way from supply chains and markets. I hadn't expected them to be still in business, but the various development agencies are backing them and they do seem to have stamina. So I'm not sure whether they will ever be able to give technology the series production testing it deserves. I hope my doubts are misplaced, because I'd really love diesel-free boats to become the norm
  12. TwoLegged

    Coolboats to admire

    that's the Maxi 95's most flattering angle. Much worse in the flesh
  13. TwoLegged

    Coolboats to admire

    Maxi 95
  14. TwoLegged

    Have Torqueedo Outboards Come of Age Yet

    This sounds like an opportunity for second-mover advantage. Torqueedo has proven the basic viability of an electric outboard and the core technologies. However like many first movers it seems to lack the industrial expertise to make a product which is robust and reliable. So the path is clear for an established player to move in with a more solid product and meet the demand which Torqueedo has shown exists. The question is whether that second-mover comes from the electrical industry or the existing marine biz, or some partnership of the two.
  15. BTW, this boat has an offset companionway ...