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NoStrings

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In Topic: Lifelines

Today, 07:46 AM

Even more secure would be a 48" bulwarks upholstered in high strength velcro loops, mating to the velcro hooks sewn to all of the crews clothing. Maybe the Kiwi grip people can also come up with a deck coating of velcro that would mate to a newfangled Dubarry velcro sole...you might not be able to move, but you won't slip over the side...probably because you can't even climb over the fucking thing without being stark naked.

 

FFS, God gave you two hands. Maybe, just maybe you could try holding onto the boat with at least one of them. 


In Topic: offshore race week (Spinnaker Cup + Coastal Cup + )

Today, 07:29 AM

Blue Flash is on the inside, we'll see if they can gain some time on the Moores. They look to be FTF in Class F.  Spadefoot (Roleur) is on the outside, sailing too many miles.

Orion has 37 to go...probably less since I typed this.


In Topic: offshore race week (Spinnaker Cup + Coastal Cup + )

Today, 01:26 AM

I can say one thing...that goddamn J88 Blue Flash is way quick. They went outside of us, (and we were too far out), crossed our bow on their gybe in, x'd Monterey Bay in a dying breeze, and BARELY finished on our stern...which they wouldn't have done had they not gotten lost on a gybe towards Pt Penis. We sailed too many miles, they sailed more faster. If they had cut the corner at A.Nuevo....they'd have won their division by three hours.

In Topic: Jack line advice please

27 May 2016 - 05:22 AM

I'll be doing some distance single handing this summer, and I need to rig a couple jack lines to clip into. Jack lines I've seen typically have very little slack . I picture myself falling overboard at the bow or midships, my tether laying across the top lifeline pulling it down, and there I am being drug through the water. I'd either have to pull myself up on deck from there, or somehow get that tether to hop over each stanchion till I can get to the stern ladder.
 
Here's my thought: much longer jack lines. I'd keep the excess flaked and velcro'd at the bow or stern so it lays flat and taught across the deck, then when I go overboard the Velcro released and the longer jack line flips over the lifeline and stanchions, I go drifting to the back of the boat, and pull myself to the stern ladder.
 
Make sense? Why haven't I seen this out there? Am I missing something?

I'll be doing some distance single handing this summer, and I need to rig a couple jack lines to clip into. Jack lines I've seen typically have very little slack . I picture myself falling overboard at the bow or midships, my tether laying across the top lifeline pulling it down, and there I am being drug through the water. I'd either have to pull myself up on deck from there, or somehow get that tether to hop over each stanchion till I can get to the stern ladder.
 
Here's my thought: much longer jack lines. I'd keep the excess flaked and velcro'd at the bow or stern so it lays flat and taught across the deck, then when I go overboard the Velcro released and the longer jack line flips over the lifeline and stanchions, I go drifting to the back of the boat, and pull myself to the stern ladder.
 
Make sense? Why haven't I seen this out there? Am I missing something?

I'll be doing some distance single handing this summer, and I need to rig a couple jack lines to clip into. Jack lines I've seen typically have very little slack . I picture myself falling overboard at the bow or midships, my tether laying across the top lifeline pulling it down, and there I am being drug through the water. I'd either have to pull myself up on deck from there, or somehow get that tether to hop over each stanchion till I can get to the stern ladder.
 
Here's my thought: much longer jack lines. I'd keep the excess flaked and velcro'd at the bow or stern so it lays flat and taught across the deck, then when I go overboard the Velcro released and the longer jack line flips over the lifeline and stanchions, I go drifting to the back of the boat, and pull myself to the stern ladder.
 
Make sense? Why haven't I seen this out there? Am I missing something?


By the time you drag astern and "attempt" to pull yourself back aboard, you will have flush drowned. You will be found, deader than a fucking tuna. It takes less than 90 seconds, and if YOU think that you're strong enough to pull your fully clothed self up a line trailing from a boat moving at 4 kt., then you will be removed from the gene pool. I cannot say this more plainly: you will die, by yourself, dragging behind your boat.

In Topic: offshore race week (Spinnaker Cup + Coastal Cup + )

18 May 2016 - 03:30 AM

Don't get all excited about the trackers. The EYC, in their quest to make the Coastal Cup even less interesting, enforces a four hour delay on the tracker. Yes, even on what will be an overnight race that ends in the middle of fucking no where with competitors recording their own finishing times.