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#1 Kitty in Drag

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:49 AM

I hear Big Daddy Doyle is going to emerge with a 6 rater...

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 03:52 AM

Sure to be much screaming and gnashing of teeth on that puppy...

The bigger issue is when will GMORA banish the J35s back to class B. Kitty, did you sell yours yet?

Rumor is Hawk is getting a carbon stick with 6' more altitude and a flattop main, updated blades, stripped interion and a penalty pole to go with her new core.

Retro is cool.

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 12:17 PM

Sure to be much screaming and gnashing of teeth on that puppy...

The bigger issue is when will GMORA banish the J35s back to class B. Kitty, did you sell yours yet?

Rumor is Hawk is getting a carbon stick with 6' more altitude and a flattop main, updated blades, stripped interion and a penalty pole to go with her new core.

Retro is cool.


what about the new keel?

Harcore, softcore...we got that!

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 01:01 PM

I hear Big Daddy Doyle is going to emerge with a 6 rater...



I heard a Cookson 50.....selling that Bull Semen must be paying off :D

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:38 PM


I hear Big Daddy Doyle is going to emerge with a 6 rater...



I heard a Cookson 50.....selling that Bull Semen must be paying off :D



wouldn't hold your breath yet, maxluff will be on to tell y'all if something happens

(and i thought this was all hush-hush....?!?.... what gives maxluff? is it a go?)

and subtract about 10 feet boathouse...

but i wouldn't be surprised if the mumm returns....

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 02:43 PM

a cookson 50 would rate a lot less then 6 wouldn't it?

Kitty...its time for a new carbon rig and a penalty pole....

what is the race this weekend?

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 03:49 PM

what is the race this weekend?


Its feeling like a long way away - I have the new boat itch...

Kitty - if anyone becomes interested in the J, let me know. I'd review it well for them after spending a fair amount of time crawling around. A few issues, as you know, but anyone with a realistic budget for a J35 in the first place would have her cleaned up an rocking in short order. (Still wishing I had a realistic budget for a J35!)



Suider - We'll be at the town dock pulling Rita P's rig this PM. Might have time for a beer or two afterward. You around?

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 05:01 PM

doubt it sshow...

pretty busy at work... and some other stuff.... i'll pm you...

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Posted 19 October 2005 - 09:07 PM

is there a race this weekend

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 02:33 AM

to race this weekend jerk.

just time to sail drink beer and remember what life was like before your "ho" was 11 months pregnant.
you in?

The j/35 is no longer for sale

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 03:42 PM

I heard, I heard?

Rumours are only rumours.

Two boat program is a distinct possibilty.

Mumm 30, Melges 24, ILC 40, and now the new RC 44 are all a distinct possibility.

I have not been involved with any conversation regarding a Cookson 50.

Stayed tuned Gulf of Maine Racing.






I hear Big Daddy Doyle is going to emerge with a 6 rater...



I heard a Cookson 50.....selling that Bull Semen must be paying off :D



wouldn't hold your breath yet, maxluff will be on to tell y'all if something happens

(and i thought this was all hush-hush....?!?.... what gives maxluff? is it a go?)

and subtract about 10 feet boathouse...

but i wouldn't be surprised if the mumm returns....



RC 44

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 06:28 PM

"A two boat program is a distinct possibility"

Wow- these guys are rock stars.

What ILC 40 are you looking at???

"A two boat program is a distinct possibility"

Wow- these guys are rock stars.

What ILC 40 are you looking at???

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 07:02 PM

wow that is a really wide range of boats.

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 07:39 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 08:18 PM

Outside of G's place in SoPo for BBQ,

'Amigo's' is the ultimate dive bar for hardcore racers. Not for the weak of heart.

Some prefer the Brian Boru or Gritty McDuff's.

All are in the Old Port within stumbling distance from each other.



Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.



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Posted 20 October 2005 - 08:41 PM

Just returned from talking with Mr. Bumpy.

Flying Tiger 10M...

Charter a TP 52 and keep the Mumm 30...

Why not?





I hear Big Daddy Doyle is going to emerge with a 6 rater...



I heard a Cookson 50.....selling that Bull Semen must be paying off :D



wouldn't hold your breath yet, maxluff will be on to tell y'all if something happens

(and i thought this was all hush-hush....?!?.... what gives maxluff? is it a go?)

and subtract about 10 feet boathouse...

but i wouldn't be surprised if the mumm returns....



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Posted 20 October 2005 - 09:37 PM

Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.

Thanks, for the tip. Maybe, I'll bump into you one of these days. I like the chowder at the Dry Dock. Ever had it?

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:56 AM


Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.

Thanks, for the tip. Maybe, I'll bump into you one of these days. I like the chowder at the Dry Dock. Ever had it?


If you Maine SA'ers are getting together for one in the old Port let me know. Not around all the time but ya nevah kno.

Haj

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 02:05 AM

Haj,

Will do!

Good Luck with your Maine Trade Trip in France.





Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.

Thanks, for the tip. Maybe, I'll bump into you one of these days. I like the chowder at the Dry Dock. Ever had it?


If you Maine SA'ers are getting together for one in the old Port let me know. Not around all the time but ya nevah kno.

Haj



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Posted 21 October 2005 - 04:15 AM

Just returned from talking with Mr. Bumpy.

Flying Tiger 10M...

Charter a TP 52 and keep the Mumm 30...

Why not?


That will make 2 FT 10M in the Bay a couple more and we have a fleet!



Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.


Ri-Ras Irish Pub is where all the drunken J-24 and Etchells sailors hang out...I heard the BBQ at Gs is good too but he never invited his boss :angry:

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 12:32 PM

That is SO rude of G!


Just returned from talking with Mr. Bumpy.

Flying Tiger 10M...

Charter a TP 52 and keep the Mumm 30...

Why not?


That will make 2 FT 10M in the Bay a couple more and we have a fleet!



Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.


Ri-Ras Irish Pub is where all the drunken J-24 and Etchells sailors hang out...I heard the BBQ at Gs is good too but he never invited his boss :angry:



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Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:01 PM

has there been a phrf number assigned to the FT-10 yet?

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:56 PM

Did whiplash win this year, i kinda missed out on the entire season. Working in conn kinda makes it hard.



who?

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:59 PM

Some prefer the Brian Boru or Gritty McDuff's.


we don't talk to those snobs, though.... :lol: :lol:

definately amigos....

and g's....

super robot monkey team hyper force go!

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 02:06 PM

has there been a phrf number assigned to the FT-10 yet?


My guess is high 60s low 70s....pure speculation though

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 07:05 PM

Haj,

Will do!

Good Luck with your Maine Trade Trip in France.






Hi Guys,

I'm from Maine living in Annapolis, Maryland, now. I like to come home to visit and wonder, is there a favorite sailor's bar/pub in Portland that you guys like to hang out in? I'm originally from Topsham.

Thanks, for the tip. Maybe, I'll bump into you one of these days. I like the chowder at the Dry Dock. Ever had it?


If you Maine SA'ers are getting together for one in the old Port let me know. Not around all the time but ya nevah kno.

Haj



Merci Beaucoup!
Haj

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Posted 22 October 2005 - 09:58 PM


has there been a phrf number assigned to the FT-10 yet?


My guess is high 60s low 70s....pure speculation though


Man, that slow? Jeez... Sounds like a turbo Melges 30 at 27 would be a ton more fun at 27-33 and going much faster with genoas for the light stuff. Of course, they don't have an SA forum but... :)

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Posted 23 October 2005 - 10:15 PM

Did whiplash win this year, i kinda missed out on the entire season. Working in conn kinda makes it hard.


Wiplash won class A, notwithstanding the fact that J35's are expressly denizens of class B, since there are no other class B boats left and she raced most races against class A boats.

Nipantuck won the Dirigo bowl. First time it went to a cruising class boat.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 12:14 AM

[quote name='sshow bob' date='Oct 23 2005, 10:15 PM' post='508037']
[quote name='Reggie Bear' post='506338' date='Oct 21 2005, 05:12 AM']
Did whiplash win this year, i kinda missed out on the entire season. Working in conn kinda makes it hard.
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Wiplash won class A, notwithstanding the fact that J35's are expressly denizens of class B, since there are no other class B boats left and she raced most races against class A boats.



Someday I'd love someone to explain the reason why J35s were banished to B in GMORA... other than they tended to embarass the big dollar bus programs, first by my homeboys on Hawk back in the day and now with the Whipper driven so well by my SYC kidz.

I mean, you gotta love the rule "Class A shall be 72 raters and below, except J35s, who shall be forbidden to play with the Big Guys at any rating"

Bizarre.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 01:58 AM

[/quote] [quote]Someday I'd love someone to explain the reason why J35s were banished to B in GMORA... other than they tended to embarass the big dollar bus programs, first by my homeboys on Hawk back in the day and now with the Whipper driven so well by my SYC kidz. I mean, you gotta love the rule "Class A shall be 72 raters and below, except J35s, who shall be forbidden to play with the Big Guys at any rating"Bizarre.[/quote][/quote]

They did it during a time when there were lots of A boats and very few B boats so they wanted to populate B fleet........Maybe its time to lower the cut off to 65 and below for A???

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 01:13 PM

[quote name='TheBoathouse' date='Oct 24 2005, 01:58 AM' post='508185']
[/quote] [quote]Someday I'd love someone to explain the reason why J35s were banished to B in GMORA... other than they tended to embarass the big dollar bus programs, first by my homeboys on Hawk back in the day and now with the Whipper driven so well by my SYC kidz. I mean, you gotta love the rule "Class A shall be 72 raters and below, except J35s, who shall be forbidden to play with the Big Guys at any rating"Bizarre.[/quote][/quote]

They did it during a time when there were lots of A boats and very few B boats so they wanted to populate B fleet........Maybe its time to lower the cut off to 65 and below for A???
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If you are going to cut A at a lower number, take it down to 60 or so...that way you can get all the 40ft IOR boats into Class B.

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 02:30 PM

How would you GMORA guys like to see the fleets broken, for real?

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Posted 27 October 2005 - 08:26 PM

[quote name='sshow bob' date='Oct 24 2005, 06:30 AM' post='508577']
How would you GMORA guys like to see the fleets broken, for real?


Well here are the facts:

A is to 75 (except J-35's)

Class A - up to 75
Class B - 76 to 102
Class C - 103 to 140
Class D - 141 and up



1. There appears to be a lot of old 'dinosaur' boats around PHRF 60.

2. There is an enormous spread from 0 to 75!

3. You will see more boats with a sub 50 rating next year.

Therfore some thought should be taken to make A Class 0 to 50.

Any comments?





"A two boat program is a distinct possibility"

Wow- these guys are rock stars.











Could be the Cookson 40 at PHRF 6 and the melges 24 at 102...

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Posted 28 October 2005 - 01:44 AM

those are two great boats for gmora

we won MS several years ago on Catsailor's m24...don't paint the bottom ;)

whats happening with the mumm?

if you change A, you have to change B & C too...


[quote name='maxluff' date='Oct 27 2005, 08:26 PM' post='513030']
[quote name='sshow bob' date='Oct 24 2005, 06:30 AM' post='508577']
How would you GMORA guys like to see the fleets broken, for real?


Well here are the facts:

A is to 75 (except J-35's)

Class A - up to 75
Class B - 76 to 102
Class C - 103 to 140
Class D - 141 and up



1. There appears to be a lot of old 'dinosaur' boats around PHRF 60.

2. There is an enormous spread from 0 to 75!

3. You will see more boats with a sub 50 rating next year.

Therfore some thought should be taken to make A Class 0 to 50.

Any comments?





"A two boat program is a distinct possibility"

Wow- these guys are rock stars.











Could be the Cookson 40 at PHRF 6 and the melges 24 at 102...
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 05:02 PM

email me

We can find you a ride.

I know that this should be in the crew catigory but since it is winter you guys probly wont be checking it anytime soon. I am looking for someone to sailwith next season. I sailed on sheerness two years ago, the year before they sucked ass, as a mast/bow/main, genoa, spin trimmer/tacticion/helmsman/justabout everything. I work for north sails maine and really want to sail with GMORA next year.
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Posted 29 October 2005 - 05:30 PM

Reggie Bear-
Email me-
I am much sexier then Maxluff
real fun program hereh

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 10:04 PM

.maxluff said:

"You will see more boats with a sub 50 rating next year."

Do tell, Maxluff. what do you know?

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 04:48 PM

Hey Kitty

Is BDP staying in all winter?

G

ps - Yes the BBQ in my yard is the best going. We are going to wrap up the BBQing season soon. If any of you are interested message me for details.

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 08:21 PM

WORD UP G!

ps - Yes the BBQ in my yard is the best going. We are going to wrap up the BBQing season soon. If any of you are interested message me for details.
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Posted 30 October 2005 - 10:49 PM

Eights-

The BDP went sailing today- wind was 20-25 and shifty.

What a day!!

That is going to be it- she comes out this week- A sad time of the year

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:19 PM

Eights-

The BDP went sailing today- wind was 20-25 and shifty.

What a day!!

That is going to be it- she comes out this week- A sad time of the year



Gee thanks for the invite ya m'fer!

No more halter top for you damn it!

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:28 PM

I found your leatherman, Jerk.
Wife spit out the Grinder yet???

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Posted 30 October 2005 - 11:52 PM

G's young boy Jack the Buster clearly stated to spider after being brought forward on the Mumm 30:

"Dad, I want to be a grinder!"

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 11:57 AM

G's young boy Jack the Buster clearly stated to spider after being brought forward on the Mumm 30:

"Dad, I want to be a grinder!"


yeah, g, you still need to work on him about that....
but i'm more concerned about nurturing his rugby playing skills right now... :lol: :lol:

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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:02 PM

Good news on the Leatherman...

No grinder yet...one week to go.


Eights-

The BDP went sailing today- wind was 20-25 and shifty.

What a day!!

That is going to be it- she comes out this week- A sad time of the year



Gee thanks for the invite ya m'fer!

No more halter top for you damn it!



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Posted 31 October 2005 - 01:47 PM

Sailed in Maine last summer and saw the local racing fleet as we motored into Potts Harbor. Looked like an active fleet racing out past the Admiral Perry Museum - lots of old IOR boats in a diverse fleet.

Glad to see you S/Aer's and keeping it going.

How many of you made the trip to the PHRF NE's?
I saw Sheerness came down.

Monhegan Overnight this year - always a good time.

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Posted 02 November 2005 - 05:06 PM

we do what we can...

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:34 AM

And I quote:

"Monhegan Overnight this year - always a good time."





Now, Deep breath...



...




I do believe that Webster's Unabridged Dictionary Defines the Monhegan Race in this manner:

"Monhegan Island Race: The slowest recorded passage at sea at a total of 103 NM"












(Let's now hear some comments about the infamous historic 'Slowhegan' Overnight Race.)

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:51 AM

Well, we didn't finish on Monday morning this year. Didn't have to light the engine to get out of the way of a tanker after going about 6 miles in 7 hours. SShow Bob got a good kick out of dumping me out of my bunk onto the cabinsole.

Oh yea, we also didn't have to punch in the committee boat so that we could find it in the fog in order to start as we have in the past. Anybody else remember the committee giving their lat/lon so boats could find 'em?

Quite an outstanding year I'd say!

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 06:04 AM

Monhegan Overnight this year - always a good time.



A good time for what??? Hemoroid removal? :P

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 11:55 AM

Boathouse and Maxluff-
I think you have to do it to be able to bitch

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 12:22 PM

Boathouse and Maxluff-
I think you have to do it to be able to bitch


kitty!
keep it down over there!!

think of the crew!!

now i'll have to do the !&$^%#@ race next year, thanks a lot!!


:lol: :lol:

(btw.... where are you storing bdp this year...not with us?)

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 01:46 PM

oh yes Jerk, the halter top....Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 01:49 PM

I have done the race twice and both times it was a good time. The wind was shit, but the area beautiful, just beautiful. You guys are fucking spoiled!

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:05 PM

Boathouse and Maxluff-
I think you have to do it to be able to bitch



Well after doing the damn 'Slowhegen' at least a dozen times it became apparent that doing that race on anything less than LOA 50' is not a good idea...

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 02:57 PM

Well, we didn't finish on Monday morning this year. Didn't have to light the engine to get out of the way of a tanker after going about 6 miles in 7 hours. SShow Bob got a good kick out of dumping me out of my bunk onto the cabinsole.

Oh yea, we also didn't have to punch in the committee boat so that we could find it in the fog in order to start as we have in the past. Anybody else remember the committee giving their lat/lon so boats could find 'em?

Quite an outstanding year I'd say!


It wasn't so much dumping you on your head as it was haning you by your feet from the trotter box...

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Posted 03 November 2005 - 05:09 PM

The kicker for me, sshow, was that you saw it coming about 15 seconds before it happened. How anyone can detect a breeze and its direction in pitch darkness is still beyond me. Musta been that cool little headlamp!

I've done a few of these and it's kind of a hit-or-miss proposition. Sometimes you have wind; sometimes you don't. If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone say "never again," then saw them the following year at the skipper's meeting............

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:38 AM

Serving breakfast for when you finish is a great idea, but maybe they could whitch to dinner when you get in at like 5PM.


Whatever meal they serve should be accompanied by the appropriate beverage. I mentioned to a few people this year that Bloody Marys and Mimosas would have been a nice touch at breakfast.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 02:47 AM


Serving breakfast for when you finish is a great idea, but maybe they could whitch to dinner when you get in at like 5PM.


Whatever meal they serve should be accompanied by the appropriate beverage. I mentioned to a few people this year that Bloody Marys and Mimosas would have been a nice touch at breakfast.


C Koch - Next year Assumed Risk will be serving bloody mary's on the deck at PYC. Since we plan on finishing LOOOONNNG before you we'll make sure to save you some.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 03:30 AM

oh yes Jerk, the halter top....Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

No halter, mate, it's a tube. A tube top w/o a string to hold it up. Brown pointers for all.


Serving breakfast for when you finish is a great idea, but maybe they could whitch to dinner when you get in at like 5PM.


Whatever meal they serve should be accompanied by the appropriate beverage. I mentioned to a few people this year that Bloody Marys and Mimosas would have been a nice touch at breakfast.

Great idea. Let's see what can be done!

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 03:33 AM

Boathouse and Maxluff-
I think you have to do it to be able to bitch


Done it at least 10 times so I can bitch all I want....some high(low)lights:
12 years old sailed on Concordia 35 Diablo to class B win finishing late MONDAY night (for non locals this race starts on a Saturday and should finish early Sunday)

Crewed on an Ericison 35 when I was about 14 that had a jammed spinn halyard so they send the young light guy up to cut it down and the fucking boat broaches then the wind dies and we motor home

1991 decided to race my Hunter 30T (it was a short lived cruising faze) and it blows 45-50 knots we make it to first bell outside of Hussey Sound and the Genoa rips in half..Only 8 boats finish that year after the wind dies...

1996 raced our "dealer demo" Mumm 30 in class A and beat all boats around Monhegan Island reaching with Assym at 18+ knots (a highlight) then the battery died in the hand held GPS the only Nav instrument aboard except the uncalibrated compass and we get lost and finish after most B boats late Sunday morning.

2003 raced our J-105 in class B, hit a whale 6 miles before Monhegan around midnight doing 9 knots. Stopped dead in the water with loud "soft" thump all on board needed to change underwear (except drunken dunkin who was passed out) then headed toward shore (after sailing through a pod of angry whales) because altitude lou the weatherman send it would blow, it blew alright, it sucked no wind, sat for three hours doing zero, fired up the engine and motored 6 hours home....

Maybe next year in the FT10M???

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 04:09 AM


Boathouse and Maxluff-
I think you have to do it to be able to bitch



Well after doing the damn 'Slowhegen' at least a dozen times it became apparent that doing that race on anything less than LOA 50' is not a good idea...


A brief on a 30ft Frers "Commotion" written for non-racers just after the race, and not edited for this posting. Fun just the same:

At our start, we were pushed over the line 2 seconds early and had to circle the Committee Boat and restart to hear the “all-clear” signal. This set us back a bit, as we were now in the thick of the 15 boats in our starting class with bad air off all of the sails ahead. So we footed it to leeward and some clear air, beating our way out of Hussey Sound. Of course, the tide was coming in against us, so we tried to stay out of the deep parts of the sound and make some time on the leaders.

Once open to the Atlantic we encountered 4-6 foot rollers as we settled down to the beat to the first mark the “LNB” (old location of a Lightship) about 8 miles offshore. On this leg, Go-dog-go (J-29) started making time on us as well as Snowbird (NY36) and Fianna (Baltic 38DP). The two Olson 30’s Thumper and Roach Coach were just to windward and pacing us with the balance of the fleet behind us. As the wind continued to build, we reduced to our No. 2 headsail bringing the boat more upright and gaining several tenths of boat speed. A the LNB we all made left-hand turns and popped the ‘chute for a drag race to the Monhegan turning mark. Here the Olson’s hull shape took over and they screamed at 7-8.5 kts making headway on us, catching Go-dog-go and Snowbird. Meanwhile, Symmetry a Cal 33 sailed by Winton Scott with whom I did my first Monhegan, became our pace ship all the way to the next turning mark, 14M Monhegan.

This 30nm leg had pretty consistent wind speed with 25 degree wind shifts. We were able to keep Symmetry in check, gain a little on Go-dog-go, but the Olson twins just screamed ahead. Roach Coach was making the bests of the shifts, passing Go-dog-go and beating them to Monhegan by 5nm. We completely lost sight of Fianna and back aft of us we could see some of the larger boats, but no real threats.

By 16:00 we started on snacks of scallops wrapped in bacon, shrimp cocktail and crab dip on pita, washed down with a couple of beers. Then we decided it would be easer to light the Barbie and cook our steaks while still reaching. Finishing up the steaks, potatoes, ears of corn and ginger shrimp rapidly we rounded Monhegan by 19:29, with the sun still up!

Now we are beating back to the finish and discussing where tactically we wanted to be on the course. There was a trough line predicted to cross our area about midnight taking the south to southwest winds thus far, and veering them to northwest, finally to the north and dying with light easterlies Sunday AM. However, the weather reports from stations in the path of the elusive trough were reporting similar conditions to ours. The south to southwest winds were holding thus far, so deciding whether to go out to sea and keep the south-southwest or heading in toward shore to pick up the northwest was a tricky call. We decided to keep close to the rhumb line since there was no current indication of the trough approaching, yet going out and trying to hold on to the SSW breeze would leave us out to sea when the trough finally did decide to cross.

Through-out the night we would tack on the headers and then be lifted on the new tack almost to the rhumb line. Once a southerly kicked up for a bit and we popped the kite, only to go back to SW and putting us back in the previous pattern. Around Seguin Island a false northerly came up, but didn’t hold.

It was hard to keep track of the competition during the short moon lit and slightly cloudy night. We rounded with Symmetry, saw the lead boats sailing off into the setting sun, but all else was hard to keep identifying. Around Seguin, the turning mark for other courses, we could see the cruising and doublehanded boats round and head back. Some finished the 49nm course in time for dinner and last call in Portland. Of course, the Open 60 Ocean Planet and 2 Open 50’s Artforms and Gryphon Solo came screaming by along with the leading multihulls.

Just a couple of hours from the finish line the trough came through first killing the wind in the battle-zone and then giving us our north northwesterly. Boom, up with the kite and trucking again.

Roach Coach crossed the line first, followed by Thumper and Snowbird. At 04:14, 19 min after Roach Coach we crossed, knowing our finish was in the top 3, cheering and screaming so loud, the finish line committee on shore heard it. We were taking the times of the boats finishing after us to see if we had enough time to keep our top finishing position and sweating it out since Milady a Sabre 34 was reported about to finish. We owed her a little over 50 min. Milady crossed allowing us to take the first by about 16min. The only remaining threat was Rita P a Pearson 30, in racing class for the first time. We ended up beating her by about half-an-hour on corrected time.

The early lead boat, Go-dog-go apparently went out, to hang-on to the SSW, and ended up in the doldrums for a couple of hours. The Olson’s finished within 11 minutes of each other with Snowbird & Symmetry in a pack near us.

On the way back to PYC we toasted off to our win and prepared for breakfast at the club.

Easy races are for pussy-cats.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 12:00 PM

reackon dead-
are you who i think you are?
my little geisha...

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 06:32 PM

reackon dead-
are you who i think you are?
my little geisha...



GE is your little Geisha...I always knew he was a little off :P

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 07:11 PM

Been wondering why RD didn't come out to play.

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Posted 04 November 2005 - 09:46 PM

reackon dead-
are you who i think you are?
my little geisha...

Could it be Asia, your geisha?

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 02:18 AM

Welcome to the forum Reacon Dead...
Your sick warped thinking will fit right in...

(no boathouse it isnt Geoff- he can't figure out the "computer thing" besides who would want THAT for a Geisha...)

And Reacon Dead, please " hutsa up-a" about the hoe.

"what happens on the boat stays on the boat"

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 06:49 PM

That certainly was not Geoff. Although, it would be great if he could figure out how to use the computer. His postings on Sailing Anarchy would be legendary!









reackon dead-
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my little geisha...



GE is your little Geisha...I always knew he was a little off :P



Where the hell is G?

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 07:37 PM

That certainly was not Geoff. Although, it would be great if he could figure out how to use the computer. His postings on Sailing Anarchy would be legendary!
Where the hell is G?


Only problem is there wouldn't be enough band-width to contain Geoff's ramblings....G has been "working" for a living at Handy Boat Circus....a lot different then sleeping behind the counter here :lol:

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Posted 05 November 2005 - 09:15 PM


Serving breakfast for when you finish is a great idea, but maybe they could whitch to dinner when you get in at like 5PM.


Whatever meal they serve should be accompanied by the appropriate beverage. I mentioned to a few people this year that Bloody Marys and Mimosas would have been a nice touch at breakfast.


Rum made a fine breakfast beverage that morning... Hell, it made a decent beverage for the rest of the day too...

G


That certainly was not Geoff. Although, it would be great if he could figure out how to use the computer. His postings on Sailing Anarchy would be legendary!
Where the hell is G?


Only problem is there wouldn't be enough band-width to contain Geoff's ramblings....G has been "working" for a living at Handy Boat Circus....a lot different then sleeping behind the counter here :lol:

Working, working... I am not familiar with this word. What is its meaning? Does it have something to do with torture?

G

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 03:14 PM

Welcome to the forum Reacon Dead...
Your sick warped thinking will fit right in...

(no boathouse it isnt Geoff- he can't figure out the "computer thing" besides who would want THAT for a Geisha...)

And Reacon Dead, please " hutsa up-a" about the hoe.

"what happens on the boat stays on the boat"

Oops,the hoe's out!

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Posted 06 November 2005 - 09:22 PM

Welcome to the forum Reacon Dead...
Your sick warped thinking will fit right in...

(no boathouse it isnt Geoff- he can't figure out the "computer thing" besides who would want THAT for a Geisha...)

And Reacon Dead, please " hutsa up-a" about the hoe.

"what happens on the boat stays on the boat"

Kitty: Saw tube top at beerfest. She's lookin' 4 a Key West RW ride. Any ideas?

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 02:26 PM


Welcome to the forum Reacon Dead...
Your sick warped thinking will fit right in...

(no boathouse it isnt Geoff- he can't figure out the "computer thing" besides who would want THAT for a Geisha...)

And Reacon Dead, please " hutsa up-a" about the hoe.

"what happens on the boat stays on the boat"

Kitty: Saw tube top at beerfest. She's lookin' 4 a Key West RW ride. Any ideas?


Maybe she can babysit?

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:48 PM

my diaper needs changing...

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 10:45 PM

Hey Kitty,

Nice Fucking Trailer. Think you might need to buy a taller travelift to go with it... But then the trailer for that would be bigger, so you'd need a really big trailer for that... And then maybe a crane to put the travelift on the trailer... And an even bigger trailer for the crane... etc...

Seriously, I think you're coming out tomorrow.

Nice BDP logo on the door too. If you do crew shirts with that logo, I will trade you one of next years Three Legged Racing hats for it.

G

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:01 AM

Eights-
nothing but the best for my crew!

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:06 AM

Hey Kitty,

Nice Fucking Trailer. Think you might need to buy a taller travelift to go with it... But then the trailer for that would be bigger, so you'd need a really big trailer for that... And then maybe a crane to put the travelift on the trailer... And an even bigger trailer for the crane... etc...

Seriously, I think you're coming out tomorrow.

Nice BDP logo on the door too. If you do crew shirts with that logo, I will trade you one of next years Three Legged Racing hats for it.

G

We'll just call in a chopper, air lift the beast to the trailer, then the whole set south to KW!

my diaper needs changing...

What if... what if the Big Dog emerges? Oh my gosh. Recon tube top could manage it?

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:13 AM

Ok more rumors_

Bobby K. Tells me that "the rack" is sold...yet another european , this time a guy with cash.

His crew wants something" bigger and faster".

can John (a.k.a Boo- Boo, a.k.a. Pusy) Hussy handle it?? I'm not sure.

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 08:24 PM

Ok more rumors_

Bobby K. Tells me that "the rack" is sold...yet another european , this time a guy with cash.

His crew wants something" bigger and faster".

can John (a.k.a Boo- Boo, a.k.a. Pusy) Hussy handle it?? I'm not sure.



Will there be a new Whiplash in the spring?

Whipper where are you?

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 10:58 PM

BDP is out of the water. You might owe one mechanic a new pair of shorts though. Seems we put it on the trailer with him inside... Not sure he was expecting that. Twenty feet up and he starts moving without warning... Enough to drive a man to drink.

G

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:24 AM

Ok more rumors_

Bobby K. Tells me that "the rack" is sold...yet another european , this time a guy with cash.

His crew wants something" bigger and faster".

can John (a.k.a Boo- Boo, a.k.a. Pusy) Hussy handle it?? I'm not sure.

Yahoo for Bobby! Cash in and take advantage of all that sweat equity! Now, with a full bank... ...something bigger and faster...

- or -

a down size??

BDP is out of the water. You might owe one mechanic a new pair of shorts though. Seems we put it on the trailer with him inside... Not sure he was expecting that. Twenty feet up and he starts moving without warning... Enough to drive a man to drink.

G

Great to hear she's on-the-hard. The ship's "mechanic" will get over it, once he gets cleaned up, he's a good mate.

Allotments of rum for the crew. Cheers!

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:02 PM

Reggie - Its an Open 40. was sailed by Kojiro Shiraishi in the last around alone. ex: Spirit of yukoh

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:16 PM

BDP is out of the water. You might owe one mechanic a new pair of shorts though. Seems we put it on the trailer with him inside... Not sure he was expecting that. Twenty feet up and he starts moving without warning... Enough to drive a man to drink.G


Hey Kitty is that facking thing low enough to get under the bridges all the way to KW. While its not 20 feet up (G likes to exaggerate something to do with the length of his dick :P) it certainly looks higher then the max 14' for bridges....might be letting the air out of a few tires on the way down...

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:28 PM

It aint the first time that boat has been to Key West...so i would imagine it should be alright.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:34 PM

It aint the first time that boat has been to Key West...so i would imagine it should be alright.

yeah, but with the keel off, right?

i thought that was the only way it could go....

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:46 PM

That;s right- the keel comes off and goes in a pan that bolts into the trailer. The long extentions come off and the boat drops 10 feet.

No Key West this year because of a fucked up work situation and the BDP truck gets 4 miles a gallon.

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:32 PM


BDP is out of the water. You might owe one mechanic a new pair of shorts though. Seems we put it on the trailer with him inside... Not sure he was expecting that. Twenty feet up and he starts moving without warning... Enough to drive a man to drink.G


Hey Kitty is that facking thing low enough to get under the bridges all the way to KW. While its not 20 feet up (G likes to exaggerate something to do with the length of his dick :P) it certainly looks higher then the max 14' for bridges....might be letting the air out of a few tires on the way down...


Length... Ha! It's all about the girth, baby...

G

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Posted 13 November 2005 - 12:14 AM

Length... Ha! It's all about the girth, baby...



Speaking of girth, Any news Jerk? Is my new grinder here yet?

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Posted 14 November 2005 - 07:22 PM

this morning Kitty...i am writing this from the hospital wifi right now...

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 01:42 AM

this morning Kitty...i am writing this from the hospital wifi right now...

The new grinder is in? Hot shit, is you're life ever gonna change!

Congrat's to you and yours. All's OK?

BTW keep him away from Kitty, could be trouble in the future.

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 02:06 AM


this morning Kitty...i am writing this from the hospital wifi right now...

The new grinder is in? Hot shit, is you're life ever gonna change!

Congrat's to you and yours. All's OK?

BTW keep him away from Kitty, could be trouble in the future.


Ha!

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 02:21 AM



this morning Kitty...i am writing this from the hospital wifi right now...

The new grinder is in? Hot shit, is you're life ever gonna change!

Congrat's to you and yours. All's OK?

BTW keep him away from Kitty, could be trouble in the future.


Ha!

No Cigars quite yet? You'll need 'em after the screaming and names you're called during the moment (long moment).

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Posted 15 November 2005 - 02:43 AM


this morning Kitty...i am writing this from the hospital wifi right now...

The new grinder is in? Hot shit, is you're life ever gonna change!

Congrat's to you and yours. All's OK?

BTW keep him away from Kitty, could be trouble in the future.



Ahhhh... rumour is new grinder is a GIRL! Oh, Jerk, now it's 2 against 1 in your house... you're screwed :) And to make it worse, you are going to have JJ's boyz and Opti-boy chasing her all over the place in the summer. Ha!

Seriously... congrats, big guy!

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 03:14 PM

Congrats Jerk!!

Did you take my advise and not wear your good shoes and stay away from the working end??

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:34 PM

Ha...m'fer

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:46 PM

100 posts concerning the obscure sailing scene of the Gulf of Maine is quite suprising.
(Actually most of the posts concerned consumption, slander, hearsay and debauchery.)

Perhaps others will take notice and come join us next summer to float around aimlessly in the fog then join us in a bout of competitve drinking in Portland's Old Port...


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Posted 18 November 2005 - 02:48 AM

Congrats Jerk!!

Did you take my advise and not wear your good shoes and stay away from the working end??

Jane the Grinder, she'll be sweet!

Big ol' Congrat's to you and yours. With Kitty's advice you still have a clean set of converse to do all the housework et al for the next... ...forever. Heaps of estrogen in the house!

It is a really cool time, engage and enjoy!

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 02:50 AM

Thanks...I just changed what could have been Chris Farley's diaper-load...good grief.

DIAPER ANARCHY....

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 02:58 AM

Thanks...I just changed what could have been Chris Farley's diaper-load...good grief.

DIAPER ANARCHY....

Sound's like a new very dirty and brown thread.

Perhaps others will take notice and come join us next summer to float around aimlessly in the fog then join us in a bout of competitve drinking in Portland's Old Port...

Come on in, we'll find a mate to shout a round!

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Posted 18 November 2005 - 04:52 PM

Jerk-
It's probably that green gooey stuff still-
Those were the days....




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