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Member Since 09 Jan 2004
Offline Last Active Nov 15 2015 03:41 AM

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In Topic: Goddamnit, France hit again

14 November 2015 - 02:43 AM

We fucking hung the son of a bitch that kept the lid on this fucking mess, because "Saddaam is a mean man that tried to kill my daddy". The only way to stop it now is to be willing to do the unthinkable...

In Topic: Reducing LP on a genoa

08 November 2015 - 12:46 AM

Turn it into a jib top reacher?

I have done that several times. It works well. In this case, cutting down the sail will throw off the panel layout. It's a tri radial laminate sail.

If you know what you're doing, it's not a big deal.

In Topic: This happened to one of our own.

11 October 2015 - 03:21 AM

One of the first things that happens when you're admitted into an ER in CA without insurance is the social worker signing your ass up for Medi-Cal. It's a needs based system, so you might get stuck paying the state back out of your estate when you ultimately keel over. He's not out of pocket.

In Topic: Tiller or wheel for ocean racing

09 October 2015 - 05:17 AM

If you want to cross oceans in comfort, fly in a plane. Tiller, no question. It's lighter, with fewer components to break, and is easier to navigate around in the cockpit.
As for "only 35 pounds heavier"....what the hell? 35 pounds is a metric shit ton of weight.

A tiller is easier to navigate around in the cockpit? Is it easier because you have so much less room?
People who are precious about tillers clearly haven't steered too many modern race boats with wheels over 40 feet.

I can step over my tillers. Not so much with wheels.
Why the fuck would I try to step over my wheel? I just kind of step over to the other side without having to jump over a fucking tiller.

In Topic: FIRE !

13 September 2015 - 11:18 PM

Ex in laws live just above 88 off of Pioneer Dr.