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  1. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    One last observation. BJ is blowing smoke up all your asses when he says his problems with EvenStar are not uncommon and less severe than most people who are "out there". It is utter nonsense and he is just trying to gloss over his own very big shortcomings. Sure, some have genset issues. Some have furling gear issues. Some have steering gear issue, water system, reefer etc. I am sure these things result in some folks needing to rebuild a blown genset or recharge a reefer system, pull the rig and fix furling gear.... whatever. It is the scope and degree of the failures that should make a seasoned sailor's eyebrows go up. At least one of two things is at play on his boat. Either he didn't accurately evaluate the condition of the equipment and its needs before setting off or he was incapable adequately inspecting and maintaining the equipment once underway. These things do happen when off sailing. No doubt about it. But they do not happen with the frequency coupled with the scope of failures he and his family is experiencing without a healthy dose of incompetency at one or more levels.
  2. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    You are a complete idiot and most disingenuous. Please find those posts in the sail material thread. Farley Fontenot, as mentioned, was good friends with my employer, another notable sailmaker. Like I said they regularly talked and on several occasions I happened to answer the phone when he had called. Practice was to ask who was calling and if my employer was on another call or whatever, we would talk for a minute or two. Mostly casual industry talk. You really are a dumb fuk D.
  3. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    I guess that just goes to show that you don't know what you don't know. Back in the day when I did my little stint, was a competition of some 3 dozen or so boats. The skill set ranged from Whitebread types to people who I suspect have less on the ball than BJ. That said, out of those 36 boats, not one had the issues BJ has "reported" to have had. Not a one. Some had a host of issues, One or two comparable to Evenstar and they were usually the type of folks you would expect to have issues. And in the scope of that fleet, some boats were stricken by their owners' lack of abilities. Their equipment not up to the task. A couple indeed dropped by the wayside as a result. But my point is, in my experience, there is little doubt that BJ does not possess, or did not possess the skills and ability to identify the shortcoming of the boat he procured for this sort of journey, nor to have the necessary skills to keep ahead of those problems. So yes, he has been "out there". He has managed but by his own admissions it is more a function of the checkbook than anything else. You may think that fine. And BJ may ultimately pull it off, but not by his own doing. Lord forbide he face catastrophic failures. I am fairly confident it would overwhelm him, spell disaster. I find that shameful on his part. Yet he boasts away too stupid to even show any humility. How many YEARS was your little party fleet out there? How much land based support did they have? How many rally staff on land procuring parts and paperwork for you? Did meet you in port with the spares you radio'd in for like they do on the ARC? Oh, and was this on YOUR OWN BOAT? Oh, no, that's right, it wasn't. It was on someone else's boat, funded by them. With work and support they were paying for. In spite of your cries of how "wealthy" I am, you're talking on your ass on that one. We don't have the kind of money to support the boats you were on, with pro sailors and all that. Why don't you explain to us why your bluewater cruising boat never made it much farther that LIS? Why you've never cleared your own boat into another country on your own? There's got to be a reason that someone with your superior knowledge and skills would buy a cruising boat...and never leave cruising. Please explain for the class. You are...screamingly full of shit. My "issues" are no different, and in some ways far less difficult, than any other real, actual cruiser out here. Not the floating-cocktail party, big budget wally crew that you ran with, but actual cruisers living on their boats. We all have shit break. In all your experience if sailing with me never, you know fuck-all about my capabilities. If you'd spent any time around me, sailing with me, or actually knew me instead of spending all this time with your dick in your hand making shit up your opinion might be worth something. Please Shadow do tell.......Not even a little trip down to the Bahamas? Interesting. Song had around 50,000 miles on her when we sold her (we were the only owner) and had indeed been extensively sailed and indeed cleared into several foreign ports. My spouse and I, having already done a lap, sailing to every continent, except the really cold one, settled in and started our small family. Song was our home for 20+ years. Not sure BJ's point but then again that is of no surprise. Now usually I breeze over the big boy's spewing.... this notion that there was some support network or that others were handling our clearance into the dozens of countries we visited is nonsensical. The one exception being Singapore where they attempted to clear all the boats as a group (at the governments "request").... didn't work out well as when we tried to clear out the boat I was skippering, I was held for an hour at gunpoint by Singapore immigration authorities.........Yes we had morning position reports like most offshore yacht racing that was handled amongst the fleet sailing. JC and company provided little more than a committee boat for starts. There was no internet, no shore teams, no support networks. These are all some fantasies that "himself" has conjured up not knowing any better. No shock there.
  4. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    I guess that just goes to show that you don't know what you don't know. Back in the day when I did my little stint, was a competition of some 3 dozen or so boats. The skill set ranged from Whitebread types to people who I suspect have less on the ball than BJ. That said, out of those 36 boats, not one had the issues BJ has "reported" to have had. Not a one. Some had a host of issues, One or two comparable to Evenstar and they were usually the type of folks you would expect to have issues. And in the scope of that fleet, some boats were stricken by their owners' lack of abilities. Their equipment not up to the task. A couple indeed dropped by the wayside as a result. But my point is, in my experience, there is little doubt that BJ does not possess, or did not possess the skills and ability to identify the shortcoming of the boat he procured for this sort of journey, nor to have the necessary skills to keep ahead of those problems. So yes, he has been "out there". He has managed but by his own admissions it is more a function of the checkbook than anything else. You may think that fine. And BJ may ultimately pull it off, but not by his own doing. Lord forbide he face catastrophic failures. I am fairly confident it would overwhelm him, spell disaster. I find that shameful on his part. Yet he boasts away too stupid to even show any humility.
  5. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    You really are clueless. Of course I know who Farley is but have never met the guy. Here is the difference between us - I met Grace, chatted maybe a half hour but I don't know her. You on the other hand "know" all numbers of famous people. Of course I do know Farley having sailed with him, as well as almost all the area sailmakers. The only famous musician I would claim to "know" is Christopher Cross (Geppart) since we shared a gig for a week once. Honestly, I would say I met him since it was a number of years ago and I doubt he would remember me. His keyboard player would but since I haven't seen Rob for some decades would still just mention that I met him. But then I am not special like you. But do go on............. My you are the ass. Impressed you had a chit chat with Grace Slick. Like I said, had a similar with Kantner and as mentioned, crossed paths with Jorma and Jack. NBD. Of course the reason I know or have met some rockers is my father in law is in the biz and some might say famous in his own right. You don't hang at his place and not see a whole host of notable musicians marching through. Very tight community particularly in England. As for Farley. He is local to you. So it doesn't surprise me that you have met him. And yes I have talked to him on the phone, he and a former employer were good friends who chatted about the industry weekly, but like I said never met the guy. Sort of amazed you are making hay about this but a guy who cites the temperature in his truck as proof of global warming.... well....
  6. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    You really are clueless. Of course I know who Farley is but have never met the guy.
  7. A-Rod Done

    Because the Yankees don't give up. And yes, it is the only sport where you get rid of your best players when you suck......... I was wondering about the 700 thing. Don't know if he will play in Fenway. They are still in the thick of it and not likely to help A-Rod in any way. Although I suspect that even with all the animosity, The Red Sox Nation will stand and give him a heartfelt send off. For all that Boston fans can be a-holes, they manage to do the right thing in such situations. Tampa Bay is another story. I don't know what Hal Steinbrenner and Alex worked out. I think the departure being Friday is a negotiated point. A-Rod wanted one last hurrah. He sort of is owed that. Like him, hate him, think he is slime for his part in the steroid era, at the end of it all he is or was one of the best players to ever play the game. The Yankees picked a day that they felt they could play Rodriguez without it being too detrimental as they push for that last wildcard slot. I can't imagine he will ride the pine. I also can't imagine he will take the field but who the hell knows? I doubt they will simply have him pinch hit with 2 outs in the ninth. That said, there is a lot of pride in A-Rod. He certainly isn't going to go down without a fight. What happens if he hits a home run, or two? What if they allow him an at bat in Fenway? He is so full of passion it is not out of the question he could find his stroke, bang a few over the Green Monster. Even if he doesn't hit another HR in pinstripes. Then what? He is 4 short of a very magical milestone. I don't know the nature of his release. How they came to structure his 27 million dollars owed. I can't imagine they will just eat it and allow it to be applied to the salary cap. I suspect his 2017 personal services contract with the Yankees is how that has been "negotiated". But does that prohibit A-Rod for being picked up by another team for the next few months? A shot at 700 for a club that is already D.O.A.? I must admit if I was him, I would not wanna leave that hanging 696 is just too close at hand to say "fukit".
  8. Oh gosh no.... being the brunt of them. Curious you should wander in here and jump into this particular subject...............
  9. Can One Evening Race Association

    I think wespy is just working up to taking on the YRALIS expenses. Now that should be a heck of a post!
  10. Chastised Trump acts like a Petulant 2nd Grader

    Cement Head got me with the "no sincerity" line. Like politicians have any shred of sincerity.
  11. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    Ummmm, IIRC I was the first to call you on the "hot in my truck" comment. Just because others ran with it..............
  12. Nit Picking Your Grammar

    So you've decided that acting like a pedantic twit is going to help others up their game somehow? Moddirratyerre matterrialle? I see what you did there Snaggs ;-) He certainly gets the most out of other's less than stellar efforts.
  13. Clint: "the pussy generation"

    Honored. Hot in the truck today?
  14. More aptly a very confused young person who craves attention he feels was denied to him in his formative years. He often lashes out thus garnering negative attention. While he gets some sort of short term gratification out of his behavioral mis-steps, ultimately he is left feeling hollow, vapid, unfulfilled and ultimately unwanted or unloved. Sad really. He has potential but is his own worst enemy.