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2 hours ago, SCANAS said:

If not, plenty of boats that don't move at RQYS we can fetch a few spares from!

Rumour has it that Dekadence had a wee accident and might be a write off, poor bastards. I could borrow theirs but I’m too superstitious. 

2 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Randumb has heaps of booms but they are only 18" long. Don't think even he has a dozen or so spare you could splice together though. 

Thank God for small mercies, I don’t know if I could drive the remote. 

 

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Anyone know if the race is actually going ahead?

Nothing about entries on the club website.

The CYCA have about 30 boats for Hobart already.

I don't see any promotion or advertising on sail - world or anything.

Anyone know what is happening as might be looking for ride north.

 

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16 minutes ago, Chloe said:

Nothing about entries on the club website.

You got the right club??

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9 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

Rumour has it that Dekadence had a wee accident and might be a write off, poor bastards. I could borrow theirs but I’m too superstitious. 

Thank God for small mercies, I don’t know if I could drive the remote. 

 

You'd need a boom off a 50' cat! 

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41 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

You got the right club??

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Too funny!

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There is an entry list there but you have to click on "enter race" to find it.

Entries are well down but.

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On 7/11/2018 at 11:01 AM, LB 15 said:

The Keppel race is now a stage race! Inspired by the Tour De France PHS is this year in 8 stages. Read more...

This year the event will be run differently to previous years – the race will consist of eight (8) stages where yachts are scored for each stage, based on their elapsed time between the designated gates. This change will only be applied to the PHS (Performance Indicative) results. This new initiative promises to give yachts more opportunity to perform well, with 8 chances, rather than 1, to be successful in this event.

I shit you not! This would have to be the most retarded thing I have seen from the club since speed was capped at 10 knots for the River race a few years back

YCMTSU.

LB 

Are you shore it’s not  Lota’s fishing clubs power boat’s trying to get more entries in to log racing ?

 

Afterall they want to go north for winter as well and a log race to hamo is a great way get away from the wife and then the weather will turn bad apparently for the trip home.

 

pulpit 

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21 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

I may have a boom in time for Keppel, will find out tomorrow, Allyacht spars may be able to pull it off. 

Fingers crossed. 

 

Shit! I better book the dog into the kennel.

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1 minute ago, LB 15 said:

Shit! I better book the dog into the kennel.

What are teenage kids for?

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25 minutes ago, pulpit said:

LB 

Are you shore it’s not  Lota’s fishing clubs power boat’s trying to get more entries in to log racing ?

 

Afterall they want to go north for winter as well and a log race to hamo is a great way get away from the wife and then the weather will turn bad apparently for the trip home.

 

pulpit 

The power crushing group take their wives with them. I hear talk of the kill cords all put in a hat after their cheese and bickies on the beach each night...

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2 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

What are teenage kids for?

The Kennel won't take them.

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21 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Randumb has heaps of booms but they are only 18" long. Don't think even he has a dozen or so spare you could splice together though. 

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Have to agree with Lydia (who doesn't answer SMS) that entries are well down  

Interesting to read that the HH42 "Not a Diamond" is a replacement, not in addition, to Bene 40 according to topyacht bio. 

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On 7/15/2018 at 11:42 PM, SCANAS said:

Have to agree with Lydia (who doesn't answer SMS) that entries are well down  

Interesting to read that the HH42 "Not a Diamond" is a replacement, not in addition, to Bene 40 according to topyacht bio. 

Was that you on Trumpcard pulling out of QCYC at about 10 this morning? I was on my jeanneau at the end of A row, doing the good works of the RYA.

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1 hour ago, LB 15 said:

I was on my jeanneau at the end of A row, doing the good works of the RYA.

Is this one of your students on the Jeanneau?

 

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Mate you need to feed your crew more. She looks like she needs a big slab of meat.

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So 24 entries with 3 big boats and just 2 other interstate boats.

Two Qld entries outside the host club

So 17 boats from host club.

Entries about half the previous best.

And three weeks before Hammo.

I am nominating this one for the SA Annual Awards in the Epic Fail category.

This is surprising given how good the course is and the time of year and weather.

Hard to pick the problem.

Nobody seems to want to play in this event.

 

 

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Thanks Phily..I have blown up that pic and put it on the headliner above my bunk. With LB the poor girl would starve.

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1 hour ago, LB 15 said:

Mate you need to feed your crew more. She looks like she needs a big slab of meat.

Not mine.. Never had the Jeanneau symbol on the sail..

I assumed it was part of the RYA curriculum 

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I think the logo was only on the 'team volia' sails that came with the boat. The ones we all put in the garage and then went and bought real sails. 

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1 hour ago, lydia said:

Hard to pick the problem

Kids sport on Saturdays and sole fathers wearing bad clothes, paying maintenance and chasing Yummy Mummy's. The RO needs to go digital and be a online dating platform. Race numbers will then flourish even though for some poor bastards their home is their boat.

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8 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

I think the logo was only on the 'team volia' sails that came with the boat. The ones we all put in the garage and then went and bought real sails. 

I can't remember if mine had the symbol, but it did have the factory sails when I bought her. After my first season the 8 year old sails were binned. Did not replace them with the best choice in sail in hindsight, but not my problem now...

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1 hour ago, hoppy said:

I can't remember if mine had the symbol, but it did have the factory sails when I bought her. After my first season the 8 year old sails were binned. Did not replace them with the best choice in sail in hindsight, but not my problem now...

So you sold yours? How much did you get?

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28 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

So you sold yours? How much did you get?

When I asked Sportscar why boat sale prices are not public like they are for houses, his answer was :

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Lou Abrahams once explained that to me. He said “if I have to take it up the arse, I don’t want the whole world to know I’ve taken it up the arse”

Great man, wise words!

 

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Indeed. Wise man Lou. Never hurts to try. 

At the end of the day our boats are worth whatever some cunt is willing to give us and how deep we are prepared to take it. But realistically they are only boats and it is only money. Means nothing compared to your health.

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1 hour ago, LB 15 said:

So you sold yours? How much did you get?

As his Broker I can tell you that Hoppy got sufficient that he was happy to accept it, the buyer paid no more than he wanted to and we are all still on friendly speaking terms with each other. No trousers were dropped in the sale of that boat or indeed in the case of its sister ship I sold about a week later for pretty much the same price. 

And therein lies the art of yacht brokerage.

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7 hours ago, SPORTSCAR said:

As his Broker I can tell you that Hoppy got sufficient that he was happy to accept it, the buyer paid no more than he wanted to and we are all still on friendly speaking terms with each other. No trousers were dropped in the sale of that boat or indeed in the case of its sister ship I sold about a week later for pretty much the same price. 

One thing about the sail I never expected is that she has remained in the same pen, the owners joined the club and when I was taking photos of a mark rounding, Jessabbe cruised past. The new owner now has photos of her that I never managed to get. 

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15 hours ago, lydia said:

So 24 entries with 3 big boats and just 2 other interstate boats.

Two Qld entries outside the host club

So 17 boats from host club.

Entries about half the previous best.

And three weeks before Hammo.

I am nominating this one for the SA Annual Awards in the Epic Fail category.

This is surprising given how good the course is and the time of year and weather.

Hard to pick the problem.

Nobody seems to want to play in this event.

 

 

I think 2 offshore races in the space of a week is a big ask for a lot of programs.

Maybe they should incorporate a prize for the best performing boat in both races like the B2G did the the Hobart.

 

 

 

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Really? For a few years we did Sydney - Mooloolaba, Brisbane to Gladstone, Gladstone to Hamilton island races  all back to back  followed by Hamilton race week, then the delivery home. When you factored in the Brisbane to Sydney delivery at the beginning for us Brisbane boats it was a solid 6 weeks yachting. At least 40 boats ( all Corinthians) did the lot. And our boats were a shit load slower back then.

Kids today....

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17 hours ago, SPORTSCAR said:

As his Broker I can tell you that Hoppy got sufficient that he was happy to accept it, the buyer paid no more than he wanted to and we are all still on friendly speaking terms with each other. No trousers were dropped in the sale of that boat or indeed in the case of its sister ship I sold about a week later for pretty much the same price. 

And therein lies the art of yacht brokerage.

Sold mine, the new owner thought it was great value and I got the fee i wanted.  It happens to private sales as well, without the commish.

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2 minutes ago, random said:

Sold mine, the new owner thought it was great value and I got the fee i wanted.  It happens to private sales as well, without the commish.

Do brokers sell RC boats or perhaps you are referring to the toy stores selling used goods on commission.

Did that once with an expensive camera lens because of a couple of dodgy potential buyers from Gumtree made me realise I did not want strangers to know where I lived. But I guess no one is going to come back and break in to rob an RC sailboat.

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6 minutes ago, hoppy said:

Do brokers sell RC boats or perhaps you are referring to the toy stores selling used goods on commission.

Did that once with an expensive camera lens because of a couple of dodgy potential buyers from Gumtree made me realise I did not want strangers to know where I lived. But I guess no one is going to come back and break in to rob an RC sailboat.

No I guess not.  This one was a real one I had campaigned with great friends for a very long time. 

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3 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Really? For a few years we did Sydney - Mooloolaba, Brisbane to Gladstone, Gladstone to Hamilton island races  all back to back  followed by Hamilton race week, then the delivery home. When you factored in the Brisbane to Sydney delivery at the beginning for us Brisbane boats it was a solid 6 weeks yachting. At least 40 boats ( all Corinthians) did the lot. And our boats were a shit load slower back then.

Kids today....

What do think the cause is? Lack of wage growth?

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

What do think the cause is? Lack of wage growth?

People sitting at home watching the VoR and porn on the interweb.  The world and entertainment is going digital.

More people with jobs that they cannot take a day off from for fear of losing it.

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^^ Randumb stop worrying about money, the digital world etc.. you just make sure you don't drop your hash pipe and the thought the late and now very submerged Osma bin Laden had nothing to do with 9/11 because you were with him at a Best of Breed goat show in Islamabad then...and you posted this selfie teaching Osma's goat how to do tricks.

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

What do think the cause is? Lack of wage growth?

The internet. S2H Hobart 1994 a trillion boats. 5 minutes later the Internet was rolled out and no one showed up to offshore races world wide unless they spoke French. Bill Gates killed sailing on account he thought French was code for blow job....which in the sailing world it sort of is..but he kept wanting to open his mouth....(insert here who showed up with fly undone).

This factual historical stuff will all be on Wikipedia when we are all dead.

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7 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

^^ Randumb stop worrying about money, the digital world etc..

 

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

What do think the cause is? Lack of wage growth?

You young pricks have no commitment and are just fucking soft.

No job but 6 weeks of sailing.

Like I said no commitment.

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Love it! That was a serious question.

Ok, I'll rephrase the question how much did you spend to go yachting 20yrs ago vs Now, assuming you did the same events. 

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On 7/25/2018 at 1:46 PM, LB 15 said:

Was that you on Trumpcard pulling out of QCYC at about 10 this morning? I was on my jeanneau at the end of A row, doing the good works of the RYA.

No, I forgot about that. They had it covered though. 

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

Love it! That was a serious question.

Ok, I'll rephrase the question how much did you spend to go yachting 20yrs ago vs Now, assuming you did the same events. 

Then spent nothing, the rich white c...nts paid me a fuckin fortune and I shagged their nearest and dearest..married one of the ugly daughters (she had nice tits though) then divorced her to fund a monster boat of my own. 

Now ..I'm spent struggling to operate the TV remote control to watch sailing vids of those same events living in a caravan.

OK I'm more normal than most..so next useless question.

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5 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

How does one a find a Yacht Broker in Melbourne when there is no room for signage anymore??

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Mine stalked found me on my 80k thread.

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2 hours ago, random said:

People sitting at home watching the VoR and porn on the interweb.  

I hated it when I got the misses in the mood and went to show her porn but accidentally put on the VOR which killed her mood :(

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I keep hearing that people are too "time poor" to sail as much these days. It sounds to me that it's a piss week excuse the explain why people are getting soft.

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11 hours ago, SCANAS said:

What do think the cause is? Lack of wage growth?

Seriously it was IMS that brought down the curtain on the golden period of yacht racing. As soon as we weren't all in the same race it changed the spirit of the game. Offshore yacht racing was the only sport where you could compete against the superstars and occasionally beat them. Sort of like showing up on the grid the Australian Grand Prix in the family corolla. Also there weren't as many dickheads in the sport back then. Now it is mostly dickheads. 

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3 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

Also there weren't as many dickheads in the sport back then. Now it is mostly dickheads.

So you're still doing a few aren't you?

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10 minutes ago, LB 15 said:

Seriously it was IMS that brought down the curtain on the golden period of yacht racing. As soon as we weren't all in the same race it changed the spirit of the game. Offshore yacht racing was the only sport where you could compete against the superstars and occasionally beat them. Sort of like showing up on the grid the Australian Grand Prix in the family corolla. Also there weren't as many dickheads in the sport back then. Now it is mostly dickheads. 

I suppose opening up the top end from 80' to 90' to 98' to 100' & the new boats getting a lot faster therefore they could be in different weather made it pretty hard for little boats to rate anymore. 

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9 hours ago, SCANAS said:

Love it! That was a serious question.

Ok, I'll rephrase the question how much did you spend to go yachting 20yrs ago vs Now, assuming you did the same events. 

Well it did take me about 10 years to finish a law degree seeing the major was mostly in yacht deliveries as means of surfing tours.

But seriously, if I remember this correctly, LB15s nickname back then was "Jet" because he was never on one out of town.

Either had to deliver home or hitchhike because other wise you needed money.

Now the boats go about three time faster, we have unthinkable weather prediction yet no one wants to deliver.

The result has been the wholesale de-skilling of the sailing community. 

A few years ago I sacked a bowman who was a rigger when he boasted that he had never done a delivery.

Everyone want the glamour ride but really do not want to contribute or learn.

I will post a bit more about this.

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9 minutes ago, SCANAS said:

I suppose opening up the top end from 80' to 90' to 98' to 100' & the new boats getting a lot faster therefore they could be in different weather made it pretty hard for little boats to rate anymore. 

There are lots of things here, a few years back I was toying with a new 35 footer just for ocean racing.

Spoke to a few designers and every time we had to confront the problem about safety gear and weight in a Hobart.

In IRC the boats are weighed empty but in sailing trim there is about 65kg per person is required equipment water etc. 

So 8 crew is about 500kg in a boat weight of 3500kg so well over 10% and approaching 15%.

A 100 footer weighs in at over I guess 20 000kg with say 14 people.

It was hard to give the little boat enough flotation to carry the weight and still be fast and sail to rating.

So take even a Sydney 38 where it takes 26kg to sink the boat 1 mm.

Hardly a level playing field.

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9 minutes ago, lydia said:

Well it did take me about 10 years to finish a law degree seeing the major was mostly in yacht deliveries as means of surfing tours.

But seriously, if I remember this correctly, LB15s nickname back then was "Jet" because he was never on one out of town.

Either had to deliver home or hitchhike because other wise you needed money.

Now the boats go about three time faster, we have unthinkable weather prediction yet no one wants to deliver.

The result has been the wholesale de-skilling of the sailing community. 

A few years ago I sacked a bowman who was a rigger when he boasted that he had never done a delivery.

Everyone want the glamour ride but really do not want to contribute or learn.

I will post a bit more about this.

Did you mainly turn & burn back then because you didn't have access to better weather forecasting. Most of the time I take enough time off for the delivery but when a boat gets parked up for a week or two at the finish it's harder to find that time to get back there. That's probably what's good about SYD-GC B2K & Airlie it's all scheduled. 

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Usually get out of town the next day but fair to say be got a few more beatings the boats were different especially short handed.

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2 hours ago, lydia said:

There are lots of things here, a few years back I was toying with a new 35 footer just for ocean racing.

Spoke to a few designers and every time we had to confront the problem about safety gear and weight in a Hobart.

In IRC the boats are weighed empty but in sailing trim there is about 65kg per person is required equipment water etc. 

So 8 crew is about 500kg in a boat weight of 3500kg so well over 10% and approaching 15%.

A 100 footer weighs in at over I guess 20 000kg with say 14 people.

It was hard to give the little boat enough flotation to carry the weight and still be fast and sail to rating.

So take even a Sydney 38 where it takes 26kg to sink the boat 1 mm.

Hardly a level playing field.

fair point. 

new offshore rating system to account for fully loaded boats? 

seems logical so it'll never happen. 

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For Hobart the boats should be weighed in race trim.

So a Sydney 38 will go from say 5400kg to over 6000kg.

Not perfect as the hull forms react different to weigh but a better solution.

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19 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

How does one a find a Yacht Broker in Melbourne when there is no room for signage anymore??

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Jack have you been to Stoke Nelson ?

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43 minutes ago, lydia said:

For Hobart the boats should be weighed in race trim.

So a Sydney 38 will go from say 5400kg to over 6000kg.

Not perfect as the hull forms react different to weigh but a better solution.

it's an interesting idea, but can't see it ever happening.

there have been enough stories of people trying to game measurement system as it is - imagine throwing full race trim into the equation. 

not to mention all the big boat owners you'd piss off along the way.

 

 

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38 minutes ago, SloopJohnB said:

Jack have you been to Stoke Nelson ?

Nope Sloop...the Stunning Seven Wonders of Stoke put me off.

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1 hour ago, Hold Fast said:

it's an interesting idea, but can't see it ever happening.

there have been enough stories of people trying to game measurement system as it is - imagine throwing full race trim into the equation. 

not to mention all the big boat owners you'd piss off along the way.

 

 

What you mean, make it more fair!!

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1 minute ago, lydia said:

What you mean, make it more fair!!

heaven forbid!

all of a sudden the rock star TP52 programs come under threat of the sydney 38's or worse - a trailer sailor wins the tattersalls cup. 

lol

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Did not know Duncan had a trailer for the S&S 34!

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On 7/11/2018 at 11:21 PM, shaggybaxter said:

Rumour has it that Dekadence had a wee accident and might be a write off, poor bastards. I could borrow theirs but I’m too superstitious. 

Haven't been down there for a while so what's the goss?  What happened?

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4 hours ago, random said:

Haven't been down there for a while so what's the goss?  What happened?

Apparently hit the bricks & pushed the keel up into the hull. I got that 3rd hand though. 

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22 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Nope Sloop...the Stunning Seven Wonders of Stoke put me off.

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Don't forget the Turf Hotel

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On 7/27/2018 at 7:18 AM, random said:

So you're still doing a few aren't you?

Sure am. But enough about me , how is your lawn bowls form going?

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Sadly Shaggy has had to pull the pin on the race, so no Pogo sticking for us this year. Obviously the offers started pouring in as soon as word got out and I have signed aboard The first 40 Mayfair as entertainment and onboard Media officer. This should leave me enough time to cover the race live for SA and continue to hang shit on Randumb. In fact I can feel a press release coming on now.

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5 hours ago, LB 15 said:
On 7/27/2018 at 7:18 AM, random said:

So you're still doing a few aren't you?

Sure am. But enough about me , how is your lawn bowls form going?

Thought so, you said ...

 

On 7/27/2018 at 7:18 AM, random said:

Now it is mostly dickheads

so a cunt would fit right in.

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On 7/28/2018 at 5:53 PM, random said:

so a cunt would fit right in.

Fuck yeah. There will be no shortage of cunts at Keppel so one will notice one more if you come.

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New boom is made and finally on, wahoo! Sadly, SWMBO is still not well enough for me to do Keppel this year, but looking at the forecast I can't say I'm that upset, looks to be light and on the nose, not our best mode.  

By the time I work out how to lash the headboard to the mast cars it'll be time for the start, I might wander out and see if I can cause a port starboard with WOXI for shits and giggles.

If you guys are still in the bay at dark, you want me to bring out some beers? You'll have drunk the boats dry by then. 

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Nice mate! New main sheet too?

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1 hour ago, shaggybaxter said:

New boom is made and finally on, wahoo! Sadly, SWMBO is still not well enough for me to do Keppel this year, but looking at the forecast I can't say I'm that upset, looks to be light and on the nose, not our best mode.  

By the time I work out how to lash the headboard to the mast cars it'll be time for the start, I might wander out and see if I can cause a port starboard with WOXI for shits and giggles.

If you guys are still in the bay at dark, you want me to bring out some beers? You'll have drunk the boats dry by then. 

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Can you pick me up in tin can bay on Sunday morning mate? I don't think the have Uber there yet. Or running water, colour TV, or inside toilets.

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1 hour ago, SCANAS said:

Nice mate! New main sheet too?

and two intact wheels !!!

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3 hours ago, SCANAS said:

Nice mate! New main sheet too?

Yep, could've resuscitated it after the choppy choppy part, but it was pretty worn inside the boom around the 3:1, so what the hell.

New outhaul too. 

2 hours ago, LB 15 said:

Can you pick me up in tin can bay on Sunday morning mate? I don't think the have Uber there yet. Or running water, colour TV, or inside toilets.

I printed out a Uber sticker for the transom. Flat rate of $100 for a door to door service to Breaksea. I can take 20, so for a full boat I'll lash out and commit $40 bucks for a cheese and dip platter at the Tin Can Bay Tavern and Wine bar.

And for not even half of that, I got all the local girls to front up as well.

2 hours ago, DtM said:

and two intact wheels !!!

Ferk, don't jinx me DTM. I was getting used to driving with a stub too...but am chuffed, only a little bit more tweaking before shés finished,  and I can't wait to get back out and just go sailing.

I'll most likely see the Keppel guys off if anyone wants to come for a stooge. Try and get some good pics.

 

Good luck to all the skippers and crew, wish I was going, forecast is hinting at some double digits Friday at least. 

 

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Have a look on the members facebook page.

Fuck i love that place...

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3 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

 

I'll most likely see the Keppel guys off if anyone wants to come for a stooge. Try and get some good pics.

 

Shaggy to SWNBO: " won't be back today, weathers turned bloody awful up here" 

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7 hours ago, shaggybaxter said:

If you guys are still in the bay at dark, you want me to bring out some beers? You'll have drunk the boats dry by then. 

World record for the time taken for a AUD$750k Euro built 40' multi purpose machine ending up to being just a beer tender in Oz. Sad. Give yourself an uppercut Shaggy.

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Don't worry if he answers the phone it will not be it's berth on Friday night.

You reading this Scanas

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Sportsfans, now back to main event.

After a last minute injury scare LB has made the weight for the light heavy weight division.

Neither of the participants from last year's premier bout are on the card.

The contender for the super bantam weight division who was absent last year with injury has yet to weigh in.

Only one from the main supporting bout is up for it this year but still has a few demerit points to sit out.

No sign of the usual referee who we understand is sitting it out after the controversy last year.

And in late breaking news LB has thrown down the challenge to a new kid on the block whose only previous big fight experience is by way of computer game.

It is a hard field to pick sportsfans, but a slow frustrating race should help the odds of a good event.

 

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13 minutes ago, lydia said:

Don't worry if he answers the phone it will not be it's berth on Friday night.

You reading this Scanas

Affirmative :) 

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If I do get in a fight in Keppel I will finish were I always do. I will come third.

 

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were? Are you related to Snaggy?

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8 hours ago, Last Post said:

were? Are you related to Snaggy?

Look I appreciate the stalking mate but I have got a bit on today. Tell you what, if I see you in the beer tent in keppel I will let you give me a blow job. Ok?

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Final training session today.

 

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On 7/27/2018 at 7:39 AM, lydia said:

Well it did take me about 10 years to finish a law degree seeing the major was mostly in yacht deliveries as means of surfing tours.

But seriously, if I remember this correctly, LB15s nickname back then was "Jet" because he was never on one out of town.

Either had to deliver home or hitchhike because other wise you needed money.

Now the boats go about three time faster, we have unthinkable weather prediction yet no one wants to deliver.

The result has been the wholesale de-skilling of the sailing community. 

A few years ago I sacked a bowman who was a rigger when he boasted that he had never done a delivery.

Everyone want the glamour ride but really do not want to contribute or learn.

I will post a bit more about this.

The other thing I've noted is with fewer boats, there is a bigger step up in crew talent requirement on the remaining boats with little opportunity to bring in new (younger) talent - so the pro/semipro talent gets more rides....and they are the ones on the first plane out. It's as you said Lydia, resulting in de-skilling and when the semi pros move on (they're in their 30's to 40's now) there'll be even fewer crew in the talent pool. There's a real arrogance that's taken hold that is pretty selfish....and it's contagious, with those few younger sailors emulating the semipros and believing that the owner is a vehicle for their own ego enhancement. When a "better" offer comes along they'll jump at it and not look back. It's why I have such respect for Bruce Taylor and the Chutzpah team....no egos, one team.....in the mold of Lou Abrahams.

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Couta 30 mins ago you posted Chutzpah had new crew for GC & old crew might be hard pressed to get back on. Now you are saying, bravo, one team.Also crew jumping ship is related to risk of being let go, case in point. 

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Agree completely.

Once upon a time we could not believe our luck if an owner said, here is the boat and away you go.

We took such good care of the those boats.

The boats would be better shape at the end of the delivery than at the start.

 

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I disagree. I find young people today learn so much quicker. They do one race on a TP 52 and after that they know everything. Amazing really.

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LB tells me that the Race shirts are finally available from the Race office!

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1 hour ago, LB 15 said:

I disagree. I find young people today learn so much quicker. They do one race on a TP 52 and after that they know everything. Amazing really.

You are way behind the times... 

They know everything from watching countless videos on youtube and the live virtual eyes. So they board their first TP52 already knowing everything.

https://www.youtube.com/user/52SuperSeries

http://www.52superseries.com/live/

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The RO is on the ball ...the beer tent up & ready to rumble.

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