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    Team UK

    Serious Q for all those (including the ED) complaining about Ineos money... what do you fuel your car with? Unicorn piss?
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    Protest at Langkawi Race Week

    So now objecting to displays of white trash behavior is PC? That actually sounds... pretty white trash. Seems to me the RC handled it well, offending party apologizes and everyone moves on.
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    Lia Ditton

    Christ no, why would I want to drift around the ocean in a 0.5ksb?
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    Lia Ditton

    Her personal toughness is not in question and yes, these stunts are uncomfortable and somewhat risky. My point is that all these trans-oceanic "rows" are little more than drift trips taking advantage of prevailing wind and current. The open class boats are actually designed for more windage and equipped with rudders and centerboards so that in a good breeze they can sail on a reach. You could take a standard 4ksb, remove the rig, scull it over the transom a few hours a day and make the typical ocean crossing just as fast and in far more comfort.
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    Lia Ditton

    What a fucking joke. Like all these long distance stunts, that's not rowing, it's drifting. Rowing actually implies that you can make headway against wind and current.
  6. Every generation of Americans seems to be less physically capable than the generation that proceeded it. Over 2/3rds of US high school seniors today can't even meet the minimum physical standards for military enlistment. Those kids will NEVER take up active sports. Millennials may go hiking but they won't get very far from the parking lot.
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    Parade Route

    One thing is certain... San Francisco was wise to not ante up the money to host a second time. Let Auckland taxpayers subsidize the global billionaires next time.
  8. In other news, researchers at a major university have found that people who boast about being pool shitters never get invited to pool parties.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    The back end reminds me of the Britton Chance 12 meter Mariner. As Ted Turner said, "Jesus, Britt... even turds are tapered".
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    My newest project

    Yes, I'd say James know from an early age how to go to sea in style
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    As built, any yacht from the great yards like Herreshoff or Nevins or Lawley or Fife would have any visible screws clocked and that's how it's done today at Feadship or Abeking & Rasmussen. Anyhow you'd never leave a screw too loose and tightening the quarter or half turn that it would take to get it perfect isn't going to cause a problem with crushed wood fibers. Worst case, once in a great while you might need to back a screw out and start it over so it lines up in a different position. It's a standard of work, like mirroring the grain patterns in opposing planks or matching the color and grain alignment of the bung to the plank. It has little impact on the final utility of the product but if you don't do it, it's just really visibly not a top level job.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Two different people's work here... the person who installed the dark colored center trim took the time to align the slots in the screws all in the same direction. Nice attention to detail.
  13. Bull rails are fine, once you learn to tie a proper knot. As far as the trip hazard, in the words of Arthur Ransome "If not duffers won't drown, if duffers better drowned",
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    Oracle Team USA

    Play a little touch rugby on the beach, go for a sail... it's as nice as any vacation I've ever taken in my life. And some asshole refused the job at $300K a year?
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Looks like he used 2X4s for the gunnels... And 4x4 PT across the bottom... So at least we now know what Hot Rod has been up to since his home sank. Good lord. Despite all the massive lumber, that looks weak as shit. 2x6s would be far stronger than 4x4s. Spacing is too great, and the ply bottom is carrying the stress on the cross grain. The knees at the chine are almost worthless. Yea, this POS was put together by HotRod's meth head cousin. For a work boat you'd want to double down on the floor thickness and remove the frames completely. Puts the weight down low and opens up the interior, the last thing you want is a bunch of frames to trip over, collect debris, trap fresh water and make your life more difficult. I'd propose the Bolger Clam Skiff as an example of how to do a work skiff right.