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The Cone of Silence (VIDEO)

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So, I could try and explain what it's like to sail downwind on The Cone of Silence, the Reichel/Pugh Super 30...But I'd rather show you...

 

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Hey Dude,

 

Doug owns The Cone partly because of SA, so most of the keyboard captains here are already pretty familiar with the wipeouts. Guessing that's what prompted the "you're kidding" response. There are also a few of the initial Aussie Cone crew (and other past Coneheads) here that I'd rather not see this video of us repeatedly wiping out...

 

If you haven't already figured it out, this place is brutal. Best to keep videos, especially of me driving, out of the hands of these ruthless bastards ;)

 

Feel free to break the link now :) (Edit) At least for the wipeout one!

 

Cheers,

 

Murphness

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I was just happy the first response to one of my posts was finally not "show me your wife/girlfriend's tits"

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I'd also like to pass all blame to Vogel for not dumping the spin fast enough...

 

BTW: GETEMOUT!!!

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Tuffie 'll be in tears when he sees that.

 

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how many guys does it take to drop the headsail on a 30 footer??

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Tuffie 'll be in tears when he sees that.

 

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how many guys does it take to drop the headsail on a 30 footer??

 

Here we go... Jake, you're grounded...

 

Mad: It was a practice run and he was learning the position :ph34r:

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I was just happy the first response to one of my posts was finally not "show me your wife/girlfriend's tits"

 

How do you feel about the fiances tits?? :)

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It appears only one guy had heard of hiking on the boat

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It appears only one guy had heard of hiking on the boat

Was just going to say..Vogel may have eased too late, but at least he's hiking afterwards..

 

I was just busting his boobs... We all knew we had a 6+ hour gut wrenching hike fest with the wind never farther back than 90 TWA to look forward to. I wasn't about to start bitching at everyone to hike harder for the fun sleigh ride to the start in Marblehead...

 

That said, we had 2 green crew (out of 6) aboard in 15-20. We wipeout constantly while fully crewed with regulars aboard, so this was an expected occurrence. I think we followed up with 6 more pretty epic broaches...

 

GTC!

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You wipe out in what, 9 knots of wind? Trimmer should be buying the rounds......

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You wipe out in what, 9 knots of wind? Trimmer should be buying the rounds......

 

That helmsman cant claim innocence either....

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How do you pull the kite down on the Cone??? One piece at a time. :rolleyes:

Watch out for water spouts - they move faster than the cone at pace.

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Oui

 

You wipe out in what, 9 knots of wind? Trimmer should be buying the rounds......

 

That helmsman cant claim innocence either....

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So, I could try and explain what it's like to sail downwind on The Cone of Silence, the Reichel/Pugh Super 30...But I'd rather show you...

 

get some backstay before hoisting or gybing, jake that footage dosent do the boat any justice.

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So, I could try and explain what it's like to sail downwind on The Cone of Silence, the Reichel/Pugh Super 30...But I'd rather show you...

 

get some backstay before hoisting or gybing, jake that footage dosent do the boat any justice.

 

Yeah, so, as far as a boat like TCOS is concerned...I am essentially overly-enthusiastic rail meat with a GoPro camera and this footage was shot during a relaxed delivery run to the start of the race. My biggest mistake was failing to understand, while this leg was the most exciting sailing I've experienced so far in my short racing career, is nothing to many of the folks here on SA.

 

Here's a picture of the same crew, later in the day, on a proper tack starting the race...

 

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So, I could try and explain what it's like to sail downwind on The Cone of Silence, the Reichel/Pugh Super 30...But I'd rather show you...

 

get some backstay before hoisting or gybing, jake that footage dosent do the boat any justice.

 

Yeah, so, as far as a boat like TCOS is concerned...I am essentially overly-enthusiastic rail meat with a GoPro camera and this footage was shot during a relaxed delivery run to the start of the race. My biggest mistake was failing to understand, while this leg was the most exciting sailing I've experienced so far in my short racing career, is nothing to many of the folks here on SA.

 

Here's a picture of the same crew, later in the day, on a proper tack starting the race...

 

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Shuffle forward and give the helmsman somewhere to sit, hard to steer accurately from that position.

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Looks like a fun ride! Is the helmsman wearing a full on life jacket? Is he skeered? ;-)

 

Bill! If you're talking about the photo and not the video, we're all wearing full on PFD's with harness and tethers b/c it was an offshore overnighter that started at dusk. We usually wear them anyways when offshore due to the nature of the boat...

 

Is that a reefed main?

 

Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions...

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So, I could try and explain what it's like to sail downwind on The Cone of Silence, the Reichel/Pugh Super 30...But I'd rather show you...

 

get some backstay before hoisting or gybing, jake that footage dosent do the boat any justice.

 

Yeah, so, as far as a boat like TCOS is concerned...I am essentially overly-enthusiastic rail meat with a GoPro camera and this footage was shot during a relaxed delivery run to the start of the race. My biggest mistake was failing to understand, while this leg was the most exciting sailing I've experienced so far in my short racing career, is nothing to many of the folks here on SA.

 

Here's a picture of the same crew, later in the day, on a proper tack starting the race...

 

47497657-7_19_13_leighton_beringer_IMG_8

 

 

 

Shuffle forward and give the helmsman somewhere to sit, hard to steer accurately from that position.

Guy you can see in the back is the main trimmer. Helm is sitting comfortably just forward...

 

Everyone's a critic...

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So, I could try and explain what it's like to sail downwind on The Cone of Silence, the Reichel/Pugh Super 30...But I'd rather show you...

 

get some backstay before hoisting or gybing, jake that footage dosent do the boat any justice.

 

Yeah, so, as far as a boat like TCOS is concerned...I am essentially overly-enthusiastic rail meat with a GoPro camera and this footage was shot during a relaxed delivery run to the start of the race. My biggest mistake was failing to understand, while this leg was the most exciting sailing I've experienced so far in my short racing career, is nothing to many of the folks here on SA.

 

Here's a picture of the same crew, later in the day, on a proper tack starting the race...

 

47497657-7_19_13_leighton_beringer_IMG_8

 

 

 

Shuffle forward and give the helmsman somewhere to sit, hard to steer accurately from that position.

Guy you can see in the back is the main trimmer. Helm is sitting comfortably just forward...

 

Everyone's a critic...

Yeah your right, my bad.

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

Paging Big Unit, Big Unit to the forum please... On second thoughts, don't look BU or you may need therapy.

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

That's what I was thinking.

 

BTW - can anyone give me the reader's digest version of why the Cone is such a big deal? I never really followed the story.

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

That's what I was thinking.

 

BTW - can anyone give me the reader's digest version of why the Cone is such a big deal? I never really followed the story.

Ask the German sausage girls from Geelong week...

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

Paging Big Unit, Big Unit to the forum please... On second thoughts, don't look BU or you may need therapy.

They took all the interior decor down.

And lo, there came upon the gathered sailors a great weeping and wailing in lamentation at that which had gone before but was, alas, no more.

 

For now the Cone has no pussy, and, it would seem, no balls either. See what you've done Jamie. Told you no good could come of selling Cone to the heathen Septics

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

Paging Big Unit, Big Unit to the forum please... On second thoughts, don't look BU or you may need therapy.

 

They took all the interior decor down.
And lo, there came upon the gathered sailors a great weeping and wailing in lamentation at that which had gone before but was, alas, no more.

 

For now the Cone has no pussy, and, it would seem, no balls either. See what you've done Jamie. Told you no good could come of selling Cone to the heathen Septics

So to the best of my knowledge Riley hasn't stepped foot on the boat let alone go down below to check on the porn status in the 3 years I've been sailing on it. I think he's just bitter that a Sparkle Pony has been wiping their rainbow stained ass with RockIt up and down the race course all season...

 

Doug has 8 and 6 year old girls who sail on the boat often so the porn was covered up and then subsequently taken down until they understood the joke. It is currently being re-installed in all it's former glory. We even went so far as to get vintage early 2000's porn, and only chicks with big tits, since small tit porn has been banned down under... I think having your 2 daughters grow up having a blast on such an awesome boat is well worth taking the wall paper down until they get it...

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

That's what I was thinking.

 

BTW - can anyone give me the reader's digest version of why the Cone is such a big deal? I never really followed the story.

You don't seem well qualified to agree with his sentiment if you know nothing about the boat...

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

Paging Big Unit, Big Unit to the forum please... On second thoughts, don't look BU or you may need therapy.

The photo was taken at the start during a speed build, so the 2 lazy fucks are trimming the main and jib. Once we were up to speed they both promptly hiked their guts out for 6 straight hours...

 

RE: the reef. It's the 1st of a possible 3 reefs. On this newer main the 1st reef is much smaller than the old main so we can keep the boat flat with less crew on board. Why go 7 knots sideways when you can go 6 knots in the right direction? Agree with your hiking comment otherwise...

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

That's what I was thinking.

 

BTW - can anyone give me the reader's digest version of why the Cone is such a big deal? I never really followed the story.

You could always try the mythical search function :P

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

That's what I was thinking.

 

BTW - can anyone give me the reader's digest version of why the Cone is such a big deal? I never really followed the story.

You could always try the mythical search function :P

 

That would actually involve work. And I'm not THAT interested enough to read through years of posts.

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

Paging Big Unit, Big Unit to the forum please... On second thoughts, don't look BU or you may need therapy.

They took all the interior decor down.
And lo, there came upon the gathered sailors a great weeping and wailing in lamentation at that which had gone before but was, alas, no more.

 

For now the Cone has no pussy, and, it would seem, no balls either. See what you've done Jamie. Told you no good could come of selling Cone to the heathen Septics

So to the best of my knowledge Riley hasn't stepped foot on the boat let alone go down below to check on the porn status in the 3 years I've been sailing on it. I think he's just bitter that a Sparkle Pony has been wiping their rainbow stained ass with RockIt up and down the race course all season...

 

Doug has 8 and 6 year old girls who sail on the boat often so the porn was covered up and then subsequently taken down until they understood the joke. It is currently being re-installed in all it's former glory. We even went so far as to get vintage early 2000's porn, and only chicks with big tits, since small tit porn has been banned down under... I think having your 2 daughters grow up having a blast on such an awesome boat is well worth taking the wall paper down until they get it...

This is The Sparkle Pony for anyone who was wondering who I was talking about. Thanks for throwing us under the bus, Ryley!

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"Main is reefed in anticipation of 45 miles of upwind sailing in 15-20 knots...Not the most fun Cone conditions..."

 

 

The Cone reefed in 15-20? Get those other 2 lazy fucks out hiking and grow a pair guys! Next you'll be telling us you took all the interior décor down.

 

That's what I was thinking.

 

BTW - can anyone give me the reader's digest version of why the Cone is such a big deal? I never really followed the story.

FYI: a brief CONE refresher from back in the days when men were men and German Sausage Girls were ravished. Pay attention in future!

 

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and of course:

 

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So give us a debrief on the race, how did it go?

 

The race was brutal. The "A" Class start had two IMX 40's, a Nelson Mareck 42, a J111, and us on the Cone - the scratch boat.

 

If I recall correctly, the wind direction was 230 with the first mark at 190 and about 10+ miles away, pressure 9-12 kts with puffs in the 20s. We won the start, but then watched the others boats slowly waterline us while we draped ourselves over the life lines. The wind veered left as we got closer to the mark, making it clear that this race was going to be a complete slog. At the first mark we were 12 minutes behind the first IMX 40. The larger boats rounded ahead of us, one by one and then fell off and pointed straight to PTown. The stern lights quickly separating from us.

 

We did some quick math, assumed they'd all be doing about hull speed and 8.5-9 kts on a nice comfortable close reach. We were doing 7.5kts with the jib top up and we were low of the destination and still hiking. At this point we talked about just heading for Boston, but two crew had purchased ferry tickets for their SO's to come out and meet them in PTown. Some more math, do we hold or sail upwind for another 12 miles at 6kts+, hope the wind doesn't change, then pop "girl" and go 13-14kts... we held.

 

Made PTown at about 2 am...

 

I'm the kite trimmer not paying attention up in that video.

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