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  1. My son got his hands on a free yacht, a foxhound 24. She had been waiting for two years on the wharf when he got her. The water stood 20 cm in her hull. But he saw her fine lines and decided to restore her (a bit). It is a no-budget boat, he is a student. But he can use all the boat related stuff I collected in 40 years. I filmed it and what started as a funny videoclip ended a bit melancholic, seeing him sailing away (ish). It is a long clip, 9 min. But you can blame Johann Strauss for that, he composed the Blue Danube and made it 9 minutes. Enjoy:
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  2. A good quote from Max Hastings (ex editor of the Daily Telegraph and Boris's boss) on yesterday's BBC Radio 4 PM programme. 'I wouldn't trust Boris with either my wife or my wallet'
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  3. ABSOLUTELY!! The quality of young women that a young boat owner can attract, are typically way cooler, than guys that just have a car!!!
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  4. Looking out the window and down on the course - looks to be 8-15 blowing down the river... Big patchy puffs rolling down from Hudson Yards. First race in 2 1/2 hours....
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  5. 'You said boatspeed twice" "I like boatspeed"
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  6. Peerless is in Sheboygan Wisconsin. Getting ready to do a little more sailing with an awesome new owner and some crew that have been around the block a few times. Gonna be good to see it back in action. Not sure about the other comment on here....I'm definitely average at one and remarkably average at the other but I'm not sure in which order.
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  7. They certainly didn't use a laser (ba da boom)
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  8. It’s fascinating – in a morbid end of the world kind of a way – to watch UK politics and compare it with US politics. In the US you have The Donald – who some consider less than the epitome of Presidential – so much so that the opposing party has 24 candidates vying to take him on, some of those 24 seem quite credible candidates. In the UK you have the irredeemable Maybot being replaced by the probably worse Blag-a-lot Johnson (May certainly had her faults but she did seem to apply herself) competing with BJ are / were an uninspiring bunch of whom Rory was the most interesting. C
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  9. And I think there are many sailors here, despite all that has transpired, who would like to let him make an honest buck off them.
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  10. Whatever the case it does appear Rasty is pretty competent at making a dollar. Clearly the Laser is in the profit category. Who would put up such a fight otherwise?
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  11. I assume this is a troll and you really aren't this ignorant? We forced Europe and every other nation we could bully to cease to integrate Iran with the world and stop buying their oil. We killed the deal for the world. We own the results. If it becomes a war, it is 100% our (US and it's Republican political party) war. If Iran develops nukes we own that responsibility too. Elections have consequences.
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  12. Would he then be able to sell his rights to these royalties to Global Sailing (like he did before?)
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  13. What a gorgeous boat you have, indeed! Owner pride must be strong, with you I love it with its hull in black, I think it favors its lines and draw them even better.
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  14. I think you should dwell on this for a while, search really deep down and ask yourself how Team NZ benefit from additional infrastructure being built. Really, really deep down. Deeper. No, wait, before you hit reply, go deeper. And search your barren soul and think how this might benefit the team, and then fuck off.
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  16. think about stringing a line under each gunwhale, which has enough length to put a foot on when in the water. Tidy it up with some elastic so it pulls taut up under the gunwhale when sailing. Something like this - maybe with more length in it and strung further along the boat. You can even do it bow to stern if you like.
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  17. One of them will eventually end up being a scow? Long and narrow works for scows.... Ask Buddy Melges. Seen Reichel Pugh’s recent suggestion for the Transpac?
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  18. Yup, all true. California should be tossed out of the union. Please! Would be much more compatible as a province of some energetic Asian nation rather than sinking with the USA-49. Would be handy for me if California became a province of the Philippines. We could be one big happy family vs. all the grumps E of I-5.
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  19. I think that vid is pre-MAGA. It's the red hat equivalent of a training bra.
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  20. Well, they don't think much of American drones.
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  21. I suggest posting what you want to see.
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  22. And she floats... at last! It's been almost 3 years since Drift last tasted salt water. About 3 months ago I got serious about the work I needed to get done before she splashes. Right now, I'm saying it was worth it. Two weeks ago, I wasn't so optimistic! Every bone in my body aches today, so I'm taking the day off, but snapped these when I went out to check the bilge. I'm thinking sundowners in the hot tub tonight!
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  23. Lots of special days, but none better than this. Dad's last sail. He was a mess from the Parkinson's and the associated dementia was robbing him of his mind. But, on this day, for just a few hours, he was the embodiment of joy. Wish I had done this more often.
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  24. Hi guys, as you know, initially Chris but then Takao, who I respect beyond just about anyone else in the sailing community commissioned me to do a Carbon rig. Caldecoat is a big boy, 95-100kgs, as am I, but he is 20 years younger and a whole lot fitter. Otaini is 65kgs wringing wet 10 years older than me, but still a whole lot fitter. (there's a message here). Chris's focus was the big rig, for pretty obvious reasons. Takao's focus is Kids in Asia (and he is a big kid often) and he (Takao) has been on about this for years, and the future of any sport, is the growing midd
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  25. Greetings, long time listener first time caller here - I just bought myself a Gulf 32’ and am sailing it from Ketchikan to Juneau. Has anyone done this run? I’m looking to pick someones brain about good anchorages in between, as well as best routes to take. Thanks in advance, I hope I don’t end up with my keel stuck in the sand somewhere off Kodiak like another esteemed forum member. obligatory picture of new broat included
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  26. I feel the same, although unlike you I'm not on the train or in the village alongside the track It's occurred to me why I follow this so closely and post on this thread from so far away. I only lived in the UK for 3 months but for the 19 years I was in Ireland and Sweden, BBC World was my source of TV news so I knew far more about UK politics and general news than I did about Aussie stuff. When I first moved back I still found myself watching BBCWorld on occasions. Oh yeah and I loved "Yes Minister". Just imagine a remake of yes Minister/Prime minister set around Brexit and with a B
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  27. since we will not be in it this year it will be the stuff of dreams you are all welcome
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  28. Or a diocesan priest of easy virtue?? can·on 2 (kăn′ən) n. 1. A member of a chapter of priests serving in a cathedral or collegiate church. 2. A member of certain religious communities living under a common rule and bound by vows.
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  29. Crump's I have your AC here fresh from the UK. Let me know when you want to pull the trigger.
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  30. Wow! I have no idea about UK or US bankruptcy law or of LP's finances or company structure, but I would think that would drive LP into bankruptcy. Is that what GSL wants? Are they trying to destroy LP?
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  31. If you insist. In real time. Off Aughris Head. You may have to lay your head on your desk
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  32. Weta may be at SSC this weekend.
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  33. Donnie has told us what his “strategy” is when he warned repeatedly that Obama was going to go to war to get re-elected.
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  34. The Saudi rulers hate the Iranians, who want to kill their corrupt asses in the name of god and oil. The Iranians are a pain in the ass to America. Jared Kushner and Trump both want/need to be richer. Solution: Make a dodgy mega-billion dollar Saudi arms deal via Kushner, rely on Trump to make it happen. Coupla hundred million hush-hush commission to Jared, prez-in-law will get his cut. So Trump takes the Middle East and the world to the brink of seriously deep shit, with the chance of Israel and Russia getting involved. Donnie's thinking he might get his first non-Viagra boner in t
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  35. https://www.lasolitaire-urgo.com/en/news/view/the-maddest-thing-i-have-done.-dolan-harris-reactions nice article. And jury; - Irish sailor, Tom Dolan (use of engine to get off the rocks: penalty of 1 hour) - Michel Desjoyeaux (broken anchor seal: 15 mins) - Loïck Peyron (entered the Casquets TSS off Alderney: 30 mins) - Thomas Ruyant, Corentin Douguet and Yoann Richomme (loss of light anchor: 15 mins)
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  36. Thanks for the feedback, and another reason I picked Alexseal. I practiced along the way with some test touch up/repairs as I was doing topcoat that I knew I could sand out before the next coat. I need to keep refining my technique, but I can see it happening if I get it right. Roger that Ajax. We plan to be around for 4 July. I think if you prepare the Awlgrip correctly, you can even paint over it with Alexseal...but you'll still need to sand and do 442 finish primer to seal the hull for 501 topcoat. If you decided to keep the green, I would use the grey primer...(Alexseal has
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  37. Last Saturday, with my 9 year old son on our Hobie 18. Him driving from the wire in 10-15 while I trimmed. Not even a race, just a dad and son out for an afternoon sail.
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  38. I love a good dock rumor... Oats X1 going under the knife to improve further..? Mini Oats will sail till X1 if finished..?
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  39. However, if you are going to sell your boat, then can make a tired sail look really good. Just sayin'
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  40. Got caught in a Gybe Peel on the Geelong passage race on Joint Venture....full crew with a couple of Americas Cup additions doing try outs for the Admirals team....the front hit mid-manoeuvre resulting in the kite, halyard, sheets & braces (complete with titanium clips) all running over the side....with Freckle (sailmaker) helming, Ron (the owner) told us to "keep our eyes forward...." as the entire mess disappeared from sight. Despite the screw up, the race result was Ok...but things got better when a tail ender of the fleet walked up to Ron at the bar and told him he'd recovered the kite
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  41. They claimed it didn't do so well while pitching... Paddle wheels tend to be depth sensitive. So, side wheels amidships then... that sounds familiar... river boats!
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  43. A bit more than 10 years. More like 30. Same boat.
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  44. Thanks. It was excellent Class40 racing - really, really tight and working all the way to the last tiny bit of water. The stream had a massive meander aligned with the rhum line but a decent ways to the west of the line. Imagine it running parallel and bout 30 or so miles to the west of the line. It was a deep meander too... quite the ride. Then it was complicated by an eddy at the top that was on course and two massive eddies, one cold and one hot that completely filled the space between the bottom of the stream and the island. And they were right on the rhum line. Normally I thin
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  46. [Interviewer:] Welcome, thank you for joining us in what must be a trying time. [Peters & May Spokesman:] It’s a great pleasure, thank you. [Interviewer:] This ship that was involved in the incident in the Mediterranean between Mallorca and Genoa this week… [Peters & May Spokesman:] Yeah, the one the MY Song fell off? [Interviewer:] Yeah [Peters & May Spokesman:] That’s not very typical, I’d like to make that point. [Interviewer:] Well, how is it untypical? [Peters & May Spokesman:] Well, there are a lot of these ships going around the world a
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