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In Topic: So Cal WX this weekend.....

31 January 2016 - 10:37 PM

It's rolling through. Neighbor on my right lost a 35 foot tall juniper pine.  Fortunately most of it fell on his detached garage, and also fortunately it didn't have enough mass to damage said garage.  Stuff falling down all over the neighborhood.  Good times!


In Topic: WTF Apple, how did you fuck this up?

30 January 2016 - 10:14 PM

iTunes is one of the worst music players I have ever used, non-intuitive, cumbersome and huge. When I did have it on my computer, the upgrades would have a 50/50 chance of working. Winamp is far better. 

 

The only thing worse is the "Music" app on iOS.  And that Siri POS.


In Topic: Micro Guest House Plans?

26 January 2016 - 12:49 AM

This company has kits that you can have finished to your liking: http://www.modern-shed.com/


In Topic: AC 35 Give-A-Crap rating

12 January 2016 - 05:28 PM

 

 

I could watch the AC again if a couple of Wild Oats XI type boats squared off.  100' boat is impressive to the casual observer and makes for great TV.  The speed and size of the boat is a winner, too.  Plus: crew!


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100 fters very slow to tack/accelerate on the harbour (the TP52s got the jump off the line and initially crossed Commanche) and need lots of space to wind up and manoeuvre.

It was clear from the commentary, Kenny just wanted to stay away from all the others.

WOXI lost a good lead by tacking so much to sit on Commanche (with a few bad shifts).

Loyal, with min tacks sailed their own race and just powered away (with a few nice shifts) then lost 20nm with poor sail handling.

Most impressive thing to me was R88 smoking once cracked off past the first mark (although Commanche looked pretty good too at that point).

Can't see the 100ftrs offering much exciting boat on boat course racing (to imprecise and slow to change direction) compared the the current multies which, tack, gybe and accelerate very quickly and with precision.

 

 

I'll give you that the big boats wouldn't work so well in a confined area, and maybe canting keels and Swiss Army Knife appendages aren't where it's at, either. But if you have big boats, you get big courses (5 mile beats) that aren't compressed, and then you may get the chance for boats to take chances on shifts/pressure rather than boat speeding and running into the limit line (whoops, the light is flashing, time to turn).  Maybe it is 75 footers and not 100 footers. Maybe it is scaled up TP52's and not heavy IACC redux boats.  Maybe it's a big circus with big boats and big personalities again.


In Topic: Kelly's wave

21 December 2015 - 01:46 PM

He couldn't have built a left?