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About Monkey

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  1. Nope. Warbird has always been Warbird, and definitely never had a Swan.
  2. Monkey

    Titan XII

    Luke, I’ll try to help out the best I can. You’re asking awfully stupid questions in every forum on this site. It’s a given that you’ll get dumb answers. Do yourself a favor and just PM Doug Lord.
  3. Monkey

    PHRF is not run by self-interested clowns

    Probably because you aren’t winning any more with a better rating rule.
  4. Monkey


    It was an excellent Freudian slip! They’re both a bit “special.”
  5. Monkey

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I think we’re on the same page in that it’s “used” world wide, it’s just not actually used in many areas. It makes you wonder why they didn’t just tell the fleet “winds over 50 knots and 30-40 foot waves.” Apparently that’s more confusing than saying storm.
  6. Monkey

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Worry all you want. It’s reality. For example, this is a direct cut and paste from my local NOAA forecast. Show me where the government folks use Force 1, 2, etc. Today W wind 10 to 15 kt. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing. Waves 1 ft or less. Tonight WNW wind around 10 kt. Mostly clear. Waves 1 ft or less. Monday WSW wind 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Monday Night W wind 10 to 15 kt. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less. Tuesday W wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NNE in the afternoon. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less. Tuesday Night ENE wind 5 to 10 kt becoming S after midnight. Partly cloudy. Waves 1 ft or less. Wednesday SSE wind 10 to 15 kt. A slight chance of snow before noon, then a chance of rain and snow between noon and 2pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
  7. Monkey

    MALTA Challenge...all but confirmed

    I’m laughing my ass off while completely agreeing! It must be miserable.
  8. Monkey


    I apologize. I’ll put the muppet on ignore to avoid future wasted time.
  9. Monkey


    C’mon buddy. Your credibility is on the line.
  10. Monkey


    So you can’t back up your accusations. You’re a liar and an idiot just like I thought. Seriously, show me one example of what you accused me of. Again, I’ll wait.
  11. Monkey


    Umm. Show me one story I’ve made up. I’ll wait. Edit: You’d better come up with something or you’re going to look really stupid!
  12. Monkey

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    It’s hard to blame anyone. I totally understand that everyone uses different terms from country to country, but I’ll openly admit that despite 30 some years of racing sail boats, I have no fucking clue what the Beaufort scale means. I’ve heard of of it, but no clue on the values. Other than dopey tradition, I can’t understand why you wouldn’t just say “winds up to XX knots expected.” Likewise on the storm versus gale wind issue. If I hadn’t read about the 98 Hobart, I’d still be in the camp that had it backwards.
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    Sorry SClarke, but I just can’t take you seriously. You’re basically New Zealand’s slightly less informed version of Stingray. You regurgitate anything favorable mentioned in the press and just go with it. I’m pretty sure you’re not capable of free thinking.
  14. Monkey


    Seriously, SClarke. Which time were you full of shit? Will it be a cheaper event, or is it okay to spend a fortune shipping the boats around? You can’t have it both ways.
  15. Monkey


    Make up your mind buddy. You were in love with Grumpy’s PR about reducing costs, now you’re advocating shipping 75 footers all over the place. At some point you just kind of look stupid.