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wallcfa

Favorite Winch Farm Photos

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Link on the front page to Rick Tomlinson's website. Really great boat porn in there. I saw this one of Drum from the Whitbread Gallery and thought it was a cool picture. But HOLEE SHIT that's a lot of winches!

 

 

 

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Holee shit stay the hell away from that mainsheet!

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Holee shit stay the hell away from that mainsheet!

 

Ho Lee Shit! Is that Korean for WTF?

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Holeee shit dems some waves.

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A day early, but none the less...oh wait, you said winch... :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

nevermind.

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Holeee shit dems some waves.

 

 

No wonder the keel fell off.

 

Interesting how there are only 2 sails up, but all of the winches are loaded. What's up with that?

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Can you please edit the thread title and close those parentheses - my OCD is working overtime on that one.

 

Really cool picture though.

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Holee shit stay the hell away from that mainsheet!

 

No worries mate; the preventer is on!

 

I love the Line 7 one-piece foul weather gear. And it is the same color as the waves!

 

Brilliant.

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Are they collecting rainwater in that main or is that the poor man's water ballast?

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Something really magical happens when you click on the pic.

 

Whoaaaa!!!!

 

That's cool.

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You found the wench among the winches! As I went through the gallery that one struck me as smokin' hot! Looks like she can really drive and not just posing.

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Some great pictures from the old maxi days on his site. Nice find.

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Couple on this boat... can someone tell me about the mesh jib on there..

 

 

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Mrs Jez Fanstone...

 

Couple on this boat... can someone tell me about the mesh jib on there..

 

 

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Sometimes known as a Spinnaker Net, to stop the kite getting wrapped around the forestay.

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Couple on this boat... can someone tell me about the mesh jib on there..

 

 

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Mesh jibs were to stop the kites getting wineglassed (wrapped round) the forestay. Can just about remember seeing/using one, a long time ago though.

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Mrs Jez Fanstone...

 

Couple on this boat... can someone tell me about the mesh jib on there..

 

 

drum%20from%20masthead.jpg

 

Sometimes known as a Spinnaker Net, to stop the kite getting wrapped around the forestay.

Showing your age as well I see. :P

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Mrs Jez Fanstone...

 

Couple on this boat... can someone tell me about the mesh jib on there..

 

 

drum%20from%20masthead.jpg

 

Sometimes known as a Spinnaker Net, to stop the kite getting wrapped around the forestay.

Showing your age as well I see. :P

 

Touche'!

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35 days with eleven chicks

 

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What a TERRIFIC series of shots,,, Wow what memories of following those races. I remember reading Cayards email updates off of EF in the Southern Ocean,, made me feel like I was there. Terrific to see the design evolution too!

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35 days with eleven chicks

 

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I don't think the subject of this photo is the guy with the cameras...

 

Y U NO FOCUS on topless chicks , photographer?

 

 

 

RE: spinnaker net... holy crap, something else to haul up the mast..

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35 days with eleven chicks

 

RT%20EF%2010.jpg

 

 

What a TERRIFIC series of shots,,, Wow what memories of following those races. I remember reading Cayards email updates off of EF in the Southern Ocean,, made me feel like I was there. Terrific to see the design evolution too!

 

Hike Bitches!

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35 days with eleven chicks

 

RT%20EF%2010.jpg

 

 

What a TERRIFIC series of shots,,, Wow what memories of following those races. I remember reading Cayards email updates off of EF in the Southern Ocean,, made me feel like I was there. Terrific to see the design evolution too!

 

Hike Bitches!

Not much in the way of tan lines on the one on the left.

 

 

 

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Swan 65 ketch looking forward

 

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Same boat looking aft

 

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Yup I sailed a 65 with Brad Avery. We had the main up, the spinnaker up, blooper up, staysail up, mizzen up, mizzen staysail up - everyone got a piece of string to pull; at least a winch to haul on. It was only blowing about 15 and we went from 9 knots to 9 1/4 knots with the new gear up. You couldn't see from the back of the boat with so much sail up.

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Swan 65 ketch

 

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Fark! Damn near knocked myself out banging me head into the boom while traversing the mid deck once.....thanks for bringing that suppressed memory back!

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35 days with eleven chicks

 

RT%20EF%2010.jpg

 

 

What a TERRIFIC series of shots,,, Wow what memories of following those races. I remember reading Cayards email updates off of EF in the Southern Ocean,, made me feel like I was there. Terrific to see the design evolution too!

 

Hike Bitches!

 

To Leeward???

 

Would love to see his "Private" photo stash!

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Swan 65 ketch looking forward

 

3515299_0_20110324071026_4_0.jpg?

 

Same boat looking aft

 

3515299_0_20110324071026_5_0.jpg?

 

Yup I sailed a 65 with Brad Avery. We had the main up, the spinnaker up, blooper up, staysail up, mizzen up, mizzen staysail up - everyone got a piece of string to pull; at least a winch to haul on. It was only blowing about 15 and we went from 9 knots to 9 1/4 knots with the new gear up. You couldn't see from the back of the boat with so much sail up.

But you did get to dig a bigger hole in the ocean. ;)

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Swan 65 ketch

 

3515299_0_20110324071026_5_0.jpg?

 

Fark! Damn near knocked myself out banging me head into the boom while traversing the mid deck once.....thanks for bringing that suppressed memory back!

 

Gawd, those mid-deck working cockpits were horrid for racing.

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