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Gong Show

Member Since 23 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Mar 24 2017 05:40 PM
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In Topic: Gravity Stroms

07 March 2017 - 10:32 PM

I hope I'm not being too harsh here but it sounds like youse guys need to do some soul searching about your maintenance procedures and/or sailing techniques.

 

In 45 years of sailing I've never even seen a full on dismasting and only one spar folded over at the spreaders - after a race in the winter.

 

Well you are scratched off the list of people I will sail with.

You just increased your chance of witnessing a catastrophic rig failure by 100%.

 

Two sticks for me, but both on small boats >25', so not much excitement.

 

Of note on one, the owner was surprised/disappointed I did not cut the rig away in deep water (he was not aboard).

Insurance adjuster was really impressed with the way I had the crew retrieve and stow the pieces on deck.

The claim was handled expeditiously and the cheque was larger than the owner anticipated.


In Topic: Favorite eats, downtown Vancouver, BC?

24 February 2017 - 10:51 PM

Fortunately, my kids are not finicky eaters. Our philosophy has always been "eat at least one bite of what we cook, if you still think it's terrible, you can make your own dinner". Their laziness has almost always trumped their feigned disgust.

Well the best-laid plans failed on Tuesday and we didn't get a chance to eat in North Vancouver. Instead we walked up Robson and had a late dinner at Ramen Danbo. Definitely worth a visit. The Pink Pearl was fantastic, too.

Thanks again, everyone. We will be going back on the boat this summer.

 

Good to hear that the Pink Pearl delivered the dim sum.

I don't live in the shitty anymore, so my recommendation was based on fond memories.


In Topic: Favorite eats, downtown Vancouver, BC?

20 February 2017 - 06:39 PM

Pink Pearl has always been a favourite of mine for a big room dim sum feast.

Near to downtown, at least not over a bridge.

 

http://www.pinkpearl.com/


In Topic: Tell Us How You REALLY Feel About Ocean Sunfish

07 February 2017 - 01:13 AM

 

Sailed past one off Cape Flattery this year in Vic-Maui less than 2 metres from the boat.  Thought it was a giant white floating garbage bag until we got close.  I had no idea they came this far north.

They didn't used to.   Something has changed, lately.  Ocean temperature, perhaps?

 

They make it up here during El Nino's.

I was running a gillnetter from Port Hardy down to Barkley Sound and had difficulty slaloming around them. That was 1985.

Some spots had so many it was impossible to avoid them, even going dead slow ahead.


In Topic: Russian Navy

12 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

I had a few last night. I regret engaging with our village idiot.

 

Don't feel too bad, you are sober now and he is still the village idiot.