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In Topic: A rant about flying

13 February 2017 - 07:10 PM

they're working on it....



The guy is able to breathe, so the seats will end up being moved closer.


And how about the overhead storage compartments?  They could squeeze a few bodies up there, too.

In Topic: A rant about flying

12 February 2017 - 06:03 AM

I'm sitting in the Aluminum tube of hell with a 16 hr non-Stop flight to the US ahead on me. #2 for takeoff. Fortunately this time I'm in a leather lay flat bed and a door that closes out the riff raff in the back. Where's my glass of Burgundy??

Suck it bitches!


Flew up to Boston and back on Wednesday.  On Spirit Airlines.  And lived to tell about it.



In Topic: Steel Boats

22 January 2017 - 10:01 PM






........Here is a quote from a client who has been sailing  the South Pacific in his 36 ft brentboat since 1997, a far more reliable source of info than armchair speculation from those who have never sailed on one, .....





On the yahoo site a 36 owner with a large engine said that they can push their boat in calm water at 7 to 8 knots but that the boat digs such a large hole that the cockpit back floods through the scuppers and  the boat is hard to control.  That sounds like an honest account.


Do you really believe that the poster you are quoting sails his laden steel 35 1/2 footer regularly at 8 to 9 knots with 11 knots at times in the South Pacific in a seaway ?  


( more false news, so prevalent on this site!)



The voice of experience.



Those are called "alternative facts" nowadays.


Or voices in his head.

In Topic: Steel Boats

22 January 2017 - 02:05 AM



I'd like to see your oars. My wife paid over $300 for my kayak paddle. I was in shock! "I just wanted a paddle!"



Is that a Bolger schooner. It looks great and it's schooning right along. Nice.

All anyone around here does for paddles,  is nail some blades cut out of a  45 gallon plastic drum, to a couple of 2x2s or poles cut out of the bush. they work as well as any expensive,  ship swindler ones, and you don't worry about their being lost or stolen. For kayaks  blades made from a 5 gallon pail and a 1 1/4 inch dowel or handle from the building supplies, works as well as anything.



Maybe for paddling a couple of minutes those heavy kayak paddles work ok, but if you go out paddling for hours the paddle weight becomes a huge factor in being comfortable.  I've used both heavy and light paddles, and it makes a world of difference.

In Topic: Wind - The Movie

21 January 2017 - 01:33 AM





Possibly the stupidest sailing movie ever made. Made for the consumption of simple Americans. Who would have believed that 2 decades later you wouldn't even have enough talented sailors to sail your own AC boat?

But watch it again if it makes you feel better about yourself. Australia just keeps winning the AC. We don't even have to waste money building the boats anymore.


Stupidest? Is there a movie about sailing that isn't stupid?



Captain Ron



White Squall


All Is Lost........how many of you have said while racing, "get out the Whomper"?? (I have)

 Now, how many of you have said anything from this awful Robert Redford movie??  ;-)



"All Is Lost" made me want to scream at the TV.  Never finished watching it.