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In Topic: Congressional Cup Starts Today, but...

10 April 2014 - 11:12 PM

I talked with some friends who were down there.  They said they moved the start farther from the pier, which was disappointing because they used to pass so close you'd think you could reach out and touch a spreader.  They also said about half the area is reserved for LBYC only (and was empty).


I can't believe they scheduled it for the same weekend as the gran prix.  Enjoy the traffic and crowds!


We raced on a Sunday one year with our club and it was great fun rounding our last mark along with the 37's rounding to starboard as we rounded from the other direction... my wife was lucky enough to be driving that day.

In Topic: Congressional Cup Starts Today, but...

09 April 2014 - 06:31 PM

It's live now, thanks for the post... stuck working so at least I can watch the feed, although the frame rate could be better.

In Topic: All is Lost: *Spoilers / mistake list

04 March 2014 - 10:55 PM

I laughed when he got that little liferaft out and threw it in the water and it turned into a much bigger one.  I missed the maersk flags.  I groaned when he tacked and put the hole underwater.  The lack of wind during storms made it hard to suspend disbelief, maybe redford doesn't look good with fans blowing 40 knot winds at him.  


When he didn't bail the boat out the second time, I figured he was too exhausted.  It was funny that he couldn't find his handle and had to make one, but realistically if he couldn't find the handle, the rubber in the pump bellows was probably rotted too.  I think you'd get way more GPH out of the boat using the manual bilge pump than hauling 5 gallon buckets (by yourself)


When he lit his liferaft on fire, I think he did it intentionally.  Basically saying "This is it, either they see this and rescue me, or I put myself out of my misery"


I heard they started filming the sequel.  He really did get pulled from the water by none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger, Captain of the fishing boat that saw his liferaft burn.  Arnold helps him track down the boats that didn't see him so he can have his revenge.  As they are motoring at high speed at night they end up hitting the container, which is floating just beneath the surface.  They look into a cabin full of water and holes where the prop shafts and rudders were sheared off on the container... and ALL IS LOST AGAIN.

In Topic: Toilet Seat Anarchy

01 March 2014 - 01:16 AM

Vacuflush with bidet.  Anything else is uncivilized.

In Topic: N2E - time to plan for Mexico

06 February 2014 - 11:53 PM

Make sure you know where your hull id is and that it matches your docs.

Just because boating is expensive doesn't mean you can charge fees because boaters can afford it. Not all who sail are wealthy in money.