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  1. I'm not saying that there's no value in the "passage" part. There definitely is, and I would enjoy the solitude of 1-3 weeks at sea. It's not just about the destination. I want the meat and potatoes of sailing combined with the dessert of visiting new places. I'm just saying that *for me*, there is little value in a painful, expensive, non-stop circle that bypasses everything. A solo, non-stop circumnavigation is just a huge, tough steak to chew on.
    5 points
  2. Experts push back on (President) Trump-touted poll that shows 50% of Americans calling Mueller probe a 'witch hunt' Where is Jack, the polling expert, when you need him? "I'm sorry to say this question violates three basic principles of questionnaire design," said Gary Langer, president of Langer Research Associates, which polls for ABC News and others. Langer said in an email to CNBC that the question is "triple-barreled" because it asks three things within a single question: whether the probe is a witch hunt; whether Trump has been subjected to more investigations than other p
    3 points
  3. That looks like a single winter's neglect around here. It'll scrub up.
    3 points
  4. Well, just drinking the last bottle of that crate I bought last week, so need another one, and this one is easy as piss. Just look for any competitor on the tracker who is actually within AIS range, but not showing up as such. Call him over the VHF and ask him to confirm that he can see you on the AIS. If he can you know that your AIS is working properly, and that his is not. Thank him for his cooperation, and tell him you are protesting him. Double points for turning this test into a tactical tool, I suppose. Would have been a race winner for Black Jack.
    3 points
  5. Ulladulla on December 28, 2018. Not where we wanted to be at the time. F*&^ing Sunfish!
    3 points
  6. Wow guys!!! I got some time away from my 9 - 5 job of imitating a retired Frater, and went to visit grandchildren for few days. Now I am back in my armchair (actually an easy chair) sailing vessel, and just finished reading through Dave's eye-opening visit with us. I was afraid to watch the ax fight video. Mrs. Bull sold my boat and bought me a one-way ticket on Dave's Magical Mystery 4 knot SB. So long suckers!
    3 points
  7. I think it might have something to do with the weird pathology some people have that turns every conceivable activity into a competition.
    2 points
  8. The late challenges have nothing to do with the foil arms. The delay in the foil arms is an unforeseen setback, but the NYYC are still way ahead of the late challenges. Nothing wrong with wanting the cup to go to Europe, but saying the Poms deserve it, is quite frankly ludicrous. You have to earn the cup, and British efforts have been well short. Despite being well funded, in all honesty, I have very low expectations of Ben's campaign. They haven't looked like winning the cup since they lost it. Why would anyone think that's going to change? There is a well established history
    2 points
  9. https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1960/sparkman-stephens-custom-45-3520505/ Oh mamma... I wish my wife and kids loved varnishing
    2 points
  10. I just wanted to see some funny ads for crappy boats.
    2 points
  11. Were the locals out with torches and pitchforks when she was being built in PT?
    2 points
  12. She was on a mooring in Ulladulla in late December 2018. I took a photo, will put it up later.
    2 points
  13. Irish Mating Call Two Indians and an Irishman were walking through the woods. All of a sudden one of the Indians ran up a hill to the mouth of a small cave. 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Wooooo!' he called into the cave and listened closely until he heard an answering, 'Wooooo! Wooooo! Woooooo! He then tore off his clothes and ran into the cave. The Irishman was puzzled and asked the remaining Indian what it was all about. 'Was the other I
    2 points
  14. And while we're at it, don't disparage the Yacht Clubs! They are the ones that put on the races, supply assets, race committee, marks et., and spend countless hours organizing, etc.!
    1 point
  15. You could also just tell im to switch his on and/or do a 360. Fuck, what has this sport turned into?
    1 point
  16. We got a wee bit of snow this year. Come on out. More coming in right now, heavier but still good snow. This is Carson Pass on Hiway 88.
    1 point
  17. Our water is off until Memorial Day. I think I was the first person on my dock to try to use it last year. It took about two days for all the black algae to flush out of the PVC pipes. Trying to wash the boat with it actually made it worse. Oh, and I see that I'm paying a special $120 a year fee for dock water. I'll have to figure out some way to use more of it this year. (I'm pretty sure I could buy enough schedule 80 pipe to replumb the dock for $120, which would mostly get rid of the algae.)
    1 point
  18. Perhaps the water was off on the docks at Granville Is. Our club just turned it on this weekend. But it seems to be a recent shot. You'd think they would've gotten the grime off it before advertising it. It's not easy to be green!
    1 point
  19. Keep this up. You will find most lefties are scientists, literate and pride themselves on considering multiple viewpoints. What is laudable about Ocasio is her willingness to ignore the petrobucks currently paying for our government and reaping the rewards. She might sound a little crazy when cut and edited by FOXy professionals, but she can help us turn this country away from rent seeking ossified oligarchs to a new round of industry and growth. We gotta encourage change, and demonizing her is counter to most American’s goals and just rewards our old masters.
    1 point
  20. This is the difference between running a 24 mile marathon or taking a few days to walk 24 miles and check out some shops, restaurants, and B&Bs on the route or the difference between taking a two week road trip from New York to LA or getting a copilot and trying to beat the Cannon Ball Run record. Totally different operations going on for different reasons.
    1 point
  21. Here is a screen shot of Sodebo Ultim 3 at dock in La Trinité sur Mer. Soon to be joined by the Team Actual Ultim 2 (the former Sodebo Ultim 2).
    1 point
  22. So did the widow. Several years? We all know what happens to boats in several years. But when your husband has just died, it takes a year or so at least for the boat to reach the front burner. Then, after getting yourself together, you walk into the broker's office and explain that no one has touched this boat in a year but your husband used to say it was worth $X. I've been the broker who had to then explain the various reasons it was no longer worth $X and might well be worth -$X. Sell your boats, guys. The rest of that story doesn't get any better.
    1 point
  23. The growth paradigm is at the root of so many issues - we need a new strategy that can garner public buy-in. I'm a big fan of alternative everything. I believe we're going to need every option available and that most energy conversion processes will find some niches they do well and others they don't. Hydrogen does take care of some problems but it's probably going to be a niche answer also. Peak Oil was the Linda Lovelace of early disaster porn. We're never going to run out of oil - we were going to run out of CHEEP oil - which we did pretty much on schedule. But on lives the
    1 point
  24. The energy problem is very real and very fucking hard. For the math which helps to bracket the problem, like Tom Murphy of https://dothemath.ucsd.edu/ He's a CalTech educated Astrophysicist and UC San Diego Prof who LOVES renewables, put his house on solar, drives a Prius, the whole shebang. He'd set out to actually try and come up with a solution using every known technology. This is a really nice summary: https://dothemath.ucsd.edu/2012/02/my-great-hope-for-the-future/ The growth paradigm must end. A finite world with finite resources will not continue to support growth.
    1 point
  25. The mighty rotbox.. 2000. Somewhere off the Tassie coast.. so cold we were rotating helm every 30-min to keep warm.. that guy in the stern may not be helping speed too much, but he's trying to defrost.
    1 point
  26. I agree. He's shitposting and enjoying us dance for his pleasure. He is disingenuous; doesn't believe the tripe he is peddling, and then goes all wide-eyed and innocent when exposed.
    1 point
  27. I think its funny that a couple of months ago, American Magic were written off as a glorified TP52 team with no worthwhile experience in foiling boats, who were wasting time sailing around in TP52's. A couple of videos later, they're suddenly the favorites! lol
    1 point
  28. Although I am supporting ETNZ 100%, there would be some amusing symmetry if Deano took the cup back to America.
    1 point
  29. Jeanneau smaller boat offerings often use shaft drives - nothing unusual and in the modern era, esp if vacuum bagging anyway - there's very little extra work involved to deal with a shaft drive, just a matter of the architect's design. Amongst the dockside cruiser crowd there's always a lot of dogmatic opinions re shaft and sail drives - in the end it is just a compromise with pros and cons with each solution. You'll find class 40s with either.
    1 point
  30. That's a pretty awesome looking ride.
    1 point
  31. Anyone solve the nuclear waste problem, yet? I remember in high school, we had a dude come from Point Lepreau, gave a presentation about CANDU & suchlike. One of those pre-recruiting type of things, to encourage us highschoolers to go into nuclear physics. During the question & answer period at the end, I asked about the waste issue (I'd been to Cold Lake the previous summer, and had time to read up, and think about Nuclear power some...); he didn't have much of an answer. Basically just predicted we'd have that issue solved in the next couple of decades. I think he migh
    1 point
  32. SportsCar...the "chunder in boot" incident would have been almost acceptable...except he didn't alert me to the fact. My personal discovery became the stuff of legend. I will say that we did sort it out - all was eventually forgiven - and years later, I went on to be best man at his wedding....and he at mine!
    1 point
  33. All those parts are still available, and the damage isn't that bad. Hell, I'd give him $5K and buy him a beer, call it good.
    1 point
  34. No, no, you've got it all wrong. My comment about only doing one circumnavigation was an example of what people call "false modesty". Or "Irony". Look it up sometime. You're just another grifter who will leave a bunch of unhappy novices in his wake. You're running a passenger vessel for hire and disguising it as a "Club" We're starting a new program in addition to the seamanship training. This program is aimed at future boat owners and people interested in maintenance and outfitting traditional sailing vessels. This includes woodworking, electrical, plumbing, diese
    1 point
  35. Thanks, ED I'm glad you have the courtesy to at least do research and follow up before you make any comments, appreciate that. I don't seem to have a lack of references from people that have sailed with me are people willing to come on board and support the project so must be doing something right at least I hope. I'm pretty proud I have a -2
    1 point
  36. Cabin finished, although eyebrows not fitted/stored away until near launch. All new ports and hatches finished. Mast refitted including 9 coats of paint all new tangs/sheaves , standing rigging, wiring etc. Have to sort out steering. Pedestal away being powder coated.
    1 point
  37. A friend of mine owned that boat for years, he treated it royally. It has (had?) almost-new sails. His widow had it for sale for several years after his death, and just recently sold it. That boat deserves better.
    1 point
  38. let me get this straight the title of this page is Mocking Ads on Craigslist, with an emphasis on mocking but you have no sense of humor and less you're doing a mocking, I'm sitting back laughing my ass off why you get your panties in a pinch, thanks, I enjoy this sitting here in cold dark Denmark
    1 point
  39. Seconded. The only things that have contributed to the lingering stink hanging over WOXI's win have been the contradictory and very public pronouncements from team WOXI about the technical nature of the failure. There are some very simple rules in public life about how to handle this sort of mess, and they don't seem to be understood. The CYCA is however another matter.
    1 point
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  41. Ok, good progress. After experiencing a bout of "carpenter's block" I got some advice from a friend and from a fellow on Bookface who has gutted and rehab'd a T-33. The battens were 3" wide, which is really more than I need, so I ripped them in half, giving me twice the material to work with, and giving the trim a flat base to rest on the sole and a rounded top edge for cosmetics. Lots of fiddling with the t-bevel and compound miter saw. Oiled up the wood. I'm replacing the black screws with bronze. Pardon the dust and crap from the demolition.
    1 point

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