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Morgan Crewed

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  • Birthday December 25

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    Bloomfield Hills, MI
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    Skiing, SCUBA diving, sailing, vintage cars and motorcycles

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  1. Sold everything to sail the world...boat sunk on day 2

    Hmmm... 2,800# of lead X $0.95 per pound = $2,660
  2. Motorcycle Threads

    My ride is a bone-stock, original paint 1983 Honda 1100F. This was a one-year only bike for Honda and mine has just under 8,000 miles. My brother builds and customizes vintage Honda motorcycles. He is down to three bikes now – all have significant upgrades. His stable includes a 1983 Honda 1100F (no photo), a 1982 Honda CBX (inline 6) and a 1978 Honda Gold Wing – supercharged.
  3. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Besides the wipers, also notice that the Rawson 30 on CL has color-coded lines for the traveler - red for port and green for starboard. That has to count for something.
  4. Solar panel system, where to buy?

    His guy does a helluva job for folks on the Great Lakes: http://www.custommarineproducts.com/ During the winter when the lakes freeze over you can find him in sunny Tucson. If you call, then ask for Tom and he will let you know what works for your needs. hope this helps, the call and his advice is free.
  5. Fucking Burrrrrrrrrr Winter 2017-2018

    How cold is it you ask? Just check the temp on your instrument cluster.
  6. "National Cleavage Day"

  7. Maestro Card?

    Hello Nettles: Forget the Maestro card - all you need is your existing AMEX, Visa or MC in Bonaire. Hope you are a SCUBA diver as that is about all they do there. Been traveling there since 1980 and just returned last month from our latest trip. You'll have a great time - trust me on this.
  8. And another "lost sailor"

    7 months??? I'm surprised the cat is still alive.
  9. ORR in Long Island

    “Well its a very subjective answer if you ask a PHRF person. Its a very scientific answer if you ask the ORR person.” Umm…No it is not. The question was: “Anyone else think PHRF would give an allowance of 45 seconds for a fixed prop?” I like science and quantifiable numbers. Since you mentioned science and must be an “ORR person”, what, exact SCIENTIFIC calculations/studies did ORR review to grant a fixed blade prop such a kindly rating? A rating to make it SLOWER than a C+C 35 Mk I. You do realize that the Bene’s rating of 0.791 is slower than the C+C at 0.799 – right? Problem is, you’re trying to defend the Bene’s rating when the OP wanted to know if there are issues with ORR. I am trying to show an example of how there appears to be as much subjectivity or more in ORR as there is in PHRF. Until you, or anyone else, can produce some scientific evidence to justify why ORR gave the equivalence of a 45 second slowing in rating because of using a fixed prop to “sub-optimize” the boat, then I will stick with my opinion that ORR = PHRF in subjectivity.
  10. ORR in Long Island

    BYC Mackinac changed to ORR / ORR-EZ this year and not everyone is happy. Some boats got the “kinder” treatment that your Farr 40 did and other boats – not so much. One boat that got your “kinder” rating was a Beneteau First 42 TM. They saw their former PHRF rating of 84 slowed to an ORR-EZ rating of 0.791. Putting that into perspective, the C+C 35 Mk I was rated 0.799 – meaning they are somewhat faster than the Benny. Before going to ORR, C+C 35s used to rate 129 in PHRF. Meanwhile, the Benny’s two sisterships sailed in a different class and were rated 0.852 and 0.845 respectively. The question is, how does this specific Bene First 42 go from 84 to the equivalent of slower that 129 under? This is a difference of 45 seconds per mile. Seems the answer is they changed to a fixed prop instead of folding. Anyone else think PHRF would give an allowance of 45 seconds for a fixed prop? Bottomline, IMHO ORR can be just as arbitrary, if not more so than PHRF.
  11. Irma

    From the link: "We are still assessing the damage, but whole houses and trees have disappeared. Outside of the bunker, bathroom and bedroom doors and windows have flown 40 feet away." Can only guess that the reinforced packaging tape shown in this BEFORE photo did not hold up.
  12. Irma

    Per Sam Branson - son of Sir Richard
  13. Irma

    Their latest report was 17 hours ago where they were "bunkered" down and they still didn't know about their boat.
  14. Irma

    Hope that tape on the windows is reinforced with string.
  15. Irma

    Irma courtesy of Google Earth and a projected heading of 285 degrees.