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  1. As much as I agree with the concept, I don't think it's possible to have a rational national discussion. I don't think there's an appetite for a rational discussion on this board, let alone the greater public. Simply put, 'rational' means you have to be able to apply some sort of value judgement (qualitative, if not quantitative) on human life, and that's just beyond what can be discussed in America. I think we're going to emotionally lurch back and forth between societal guard rails until there are treatments/vaccines that get the severity of infection under what can be handled in loc
    5 points
  2. ?? Ignorance is bliss. If you don't have testing, you don't have a pandemic, you just have a few more dead people than usual.
    4 points
  3. Um, asym millenials have no clue what a peel is.
    4 points
  4. From everything I've read, I showed minimal affects. No significant respiratory or coughing issues. Several days of bad fever and associated aches. For me, just a bad case of the flu.
    4 points
  5. The sooner the restrictions are relaxed the sooner the second wave begins. They need to do the math on when the hospitals will be able to handle it. People are going to die no matter what we do and no one has a crystal ball. Do the math and pick what appears to be the best option. Michigan has a bigger infection than most. Our curve is flattening but our hospitals are on the edge. Field hospitals are starting to fill. Curves show we might be on top of this by the second week of May. In Michigan.
    4 points
  6. Another good thing about the Class 40 hull shape is you do just fine with being lazy and putting only white sails up when cruising. High averages that are easy is a nice to have. All this talk...I so wish we could go sailing.
    4 points
  7. Wofsey still continues to amaze all with his bullshit.
    3 points
  8. Adirondack chair project complete. I am resting comfortably. Martinis on patio this evening.
    3 points
  9. Or the beauty of a properly executed jibe set. I would step in as a second pit person on the topper so that we could have the kite halyard hit the masthead and the topper up simultaneously. When it went right it was a thing of beauty. I think it was a King's Cup in Thailand (yarn bands were still allowed) when we did this so well on a biggish boat that we needed a cocktail to celebrate it.
    3 points
  10. Pretty soon you can stop debating China statistics USA will give you plenty of large numbers to follow. Elections have consequences and it's a drag the other half of us are dying too.
    3 points
  11. Mega cleaning home like so many others during this time. Found these beauts in a closet. Early_80s_IOR_boats.pdf Early_80s_IOR_boats_2.pdf
    3 points
  12. Trump can over-ride the governors to some degree but there is no national police force to enforce anything he says. The governors can over-ride mayors and mayors can demand laws. Neither of them have enough police to enforce much. That drops it down to the next level of government, the people. Social pressure can be applied but there are those who willfully elect to ignore that and actually take some pride in it. As individuals though we can take action. So far, social distancing and isolation seem to be effective as is wearing masks. Prophylaxis is going to be a way of life
    3 points
  13. There's another one who needs to be sat on in the shallow end until the bubbles stop.
    3 points
  14. look at the big picture , aka globally . we either learn real quick that it really is a global village and we all depend on each other or sections will need to hermetically seal .
    3 points
  15. Yeah! That had to be a few months later than my trip on the boat. Your Dad had a speaking engagement at the Miami Boat Show and you all had just come down the Mississippi RIver from the Great Lakes after an Atlantic crossing which I think that you were born midway. Your Dad had wanted to do the St Lawrence into the Great Lakes and come down the Mississippi to the Gulf. You all had just come into the marina in New Orleans a couple of weeks before Christmas and needed a crane to step the mast which were on deck from the trip down the river. I help him find a yard that was still active at that t
    3 points
  16. Epic Fred Drift here. As an old bloke who sails running a video website aimed at old blokes who sail there was a period when I spending a fair amount of time helping people to make the website work on their machines I would have said that half the people who needed help were mac users - they had been told to buy macs because they were easier to use. In their heads they were at the tec sharp end - One bloke was angry with me because my website had broken his mac - another one told me that he had a top spec mac and it should be able to handle HD video - upon further enquiry it t
    3 points
  17. Please don't quote him. It accomplishes nothing, he will not change his views and those of us who have him on ignore still get to see his nonsense.
    2 points
  18. ....and made sure to get your head on the other side of the headstay in case the pole decided to come back and kill you.
    2 points
  19. and sometimes waiting for the boat to decide in which direction to broach...
    2 points
  20. Getting the blood out of the teak and Dacron was a fucker.
    2 points
  21. Such a shame really... back when being a bowmen meant something and the back of the boat could kill you!! To not have lived with teak decks, wire sheets and halyards is... wait, that's my nightmare
    2 points
  22. So you make a decision after the fact.. Do you run your business the same way?
    2 points
  23. I guess I built 4 generations of daggerboards, because I had forgotten about that one. That was the first higher-aspect daggerboard and the molds were not great. The next set of molds were for the same length and section, but a much prettier foil and the laminates and construction got a lot better. One of the things I don't like about development classes and racing in general is that when something comes out that is potentially better, all the stuff that was built before is basically useless. I don't like building things that end up not being used. It's like the AC boats being cut up aft
    2 points
  24. One of the issues here is we have the media, and thus the masses, laser focused on COVID deaths. And when there's a single cause for a lot of death, the natural inclination is to do whatever it takes to eliminate whatever it is that's causing all the deaths. Over 2,000 deaths were caused by the 9/11 attacks. American went full on to make sure that never happens and poured trillions into that effort with thousands more dying in the hopes of achieving that goal. No one talks about all the Americans who lost their lives, and are still losing their lives, in that effort because we were so
    2 points
  25. yep thats me. Super fun fast simple boat to do fast cruising aboard. The squid has done north of 3k nm from Brittany to Greece, top speed so far 18kn jib one reef. Done a bunch of charter skipper work and love the simplicity and user friendly ness coming from the racing back ground vers the usual mass built white boat. bit harder work to sail but helluva lot more fun and rewarding to sail.
    2 points
  26. Fortunately, perhaps, when it comes to these small constructional changes establishing whether boat A is faster round the track than boat B is an extremely difficult and time consuming exercise. Its virtually never done: in fact with constructional changes I'm not sure its ever been done. It requires a great deal of data and solid statistical analysis. And in any case such tiny differences are in practice overwhelmed by the difference in performance by individual sailors and who gets the breaks in individual races. So in practice it all comes down to bull**** and rumour and no-one knows. That'
    2 points
  27. Thanks for coming back Hobot! I wait until after dinner to check out this thread. Your posts are my internet desert!
    2 points
  28. Keep bullshitting bullshitter. I can count the number of times I’ve made fun of you on one hand you crybaby. And the last time I did you responded directly when no one quoted me. I rarely post anything to or about you. You sxtarted all this shit with the personal attacks, and continued it by sticking your fat ass in an exchange not involving you to pile on much later. Self ritious, bullshitting crybaby liar. You can dish it, but you don’t like it.
    2 points
  29. Fuck you you disingenuous fuck. I live in the county with highest infection rate per capital in the country. I have left my house for food only since March 14th. People I know died, many people I know are sick. Not one from pneumonia. You’re a cunt. Stick your fake data up your ass.
    2 points
  30. Er yeah. Jesus christ on a bike, you don't think we read all of the stuff people post do you? You'd have to be Obsessive/compulsive. Like choosing a book. read the first page..if it's amusing, fresh, one might continue further If it's pompous, turgid, stale or predictable..you select another.
    2 points
  31. I'm just a ferry ride away or 4 hours sailing. Guess the BL is closed up, great burgers and generous cocktails. I'll tip one in your honor if the devil don't get me first.
    2 points
  32. Couldn't find this earlier: Death always arrives early. But we all get a lifetime. We do what we can. And that simply has to be enough. Mainsheetgirl
    2 points
  33. Hang in the Mr. Cal - and thanks for the kind word PM a few days ago. In a couple of months I'd like to invite you down to Sandusky for a cook-out and a sail on our awesome Bay. Bring the GF too
    2 points
  34. Dory the 650k is WHO max number for the flu. Strangely they don't classify pandemics as the flu like you. They also don't classify menstruation as a pandemic. What's your view?
    2 points
  35. The parts that people loved continue with memories. The rest is mumbo jumbo.
    2 points
  36. I think that you're wrong. We can't stop this virus. It will never be safe. I think pragmatically we have to move forward assuming everyone is going to get it. Our task is to keep the curve flat enough that the hospitals can treat people.
    2 points
  37. Sea View Yacht Club in the Isle of Wight, where I spent my formative years (ha!) in the local one-design dinghies, and later racing Mermaids.
    2 points
  38. Zackly. Just think, if years and years ago, the people in his life had rewarded him when he tried to be nice, he'd be a different person today. He'd still be an imbecile of course - DSK
    2 points
  39. Iowa. And their caucus. sorry - our entire federal response sucked. The desire for it to “be nothing” overwhelmed pragmatic consideration, and nobody wanted it to be as awful as it is. Trumps administration is to blame for dismantling the deployed monitoring capabilities as unnecessary. He is to blame for being a narcissistic fool, who instead of welcoming factual criticism and using that to increase understanding? He takes everything as a personal critique. His hubris drives his decisions more than does fact or consideration. That said? Do we keep bitching about the horrors we
    2 points
  40. Always ready to hear about Stockton lesbians, but also factor in that slowing the boat down to go bald headed for a minute in big breeze is pretty rough on everything. The breeze and the waves want you to keep hauling ass, and just because you slow down, they keep going. Do the peel, stay on the wave, and bust out the Stockton lesbian story as soon as we get everything cleaned up.
    2 points
  41. You also need to factor in the psychological message you are sending the crew. As naviguesser/tactiguesser the peel says to the crew: "we may be amateurs, but we are fucking good amateurs; we are taking this race seriously and sailing the boat like pros; I trust you to do it flawlessly, and if someone needs to go up the rig to clear the halyards after my call *I* will go up the fucking rig." Plus, peels are fun and give people something to do besides tell that story about the lesbians in Stockton again.
    2 points
  42. Looks like an awesome start. If you dont mind an unsolicited suggestion? Spend the $200 and get a power supply with isolated outputs for each pedal. Daisy chained power adds AC noise that you cant filter out. You've got the most important pedal ever made - the Tube Screamer.
    2 points
  43. Demand is driven by taste, and by adding a ton of sugar and salt to things the human taste receptors say "yum, get me more of that". And then you are accustomed to it, and more nutritious food tastes bad. A couple of years ago I had to reset my eating habits - cut out salt, improve on healthy stuff. I eat a handful of unsalted mixed nuts daily. At first I HATED the cashews, absolutely hated them. But now I love 'em. As I got used to not having salt on everything my perception of the flavor changed. If I didn't have motivation to stick with it would I have done so? And now when I ea
    2 points
  44. Always a fantastic view from the Friendliest Club on the coast. Dana Point YC
    2 points
  45. That moonrise is pretty amazing! Not a photo *of* my club so much as *from* it, but this is my home harbor during a rather remarkable sunset - with our north dock and mooringfield. Northport YC on Long Island.
    2 points
  46. The answer to how we feed the world is remarkably simple: the same way we always did. Many small, resilient, distributed farms. Shorter supply chains. More direct-to-consumer choices. Put the food economy back in the hands of the people. It's an incredibly scaleable and robust model. 99.9998% of the people who say things like "oh no that can't work we need more big more 'efficient'" know nothing about agriculture beyond that it's not that easy to grow heirloom tomatoes in your backyard when you don't know what you are doing. Who knew. The other 0.0002% are well-educated but woefully ignor
    2 points
  47. Ed, aoritc dissection. If you or anyone feels the most pain that you can experience, and doesn't black out get them to ICU immediately. Your mortality is measured like this, 50% die immediately, every hour following another10% die. God kept me going through a month of gnarly times. When I got out of Stanford and was bedridden I was able to sell my G32,on your classifieds to a wonderful family, and amuse myself with the groups here., so your work has helped me a great deal. Aloha, Guerdon.
    2 points

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