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  1. And it comes with a good rating, a very good rating, probably the best, many say the best rating the likes of which you have never seen, it's a tremendous rating, that I can tell you.
    9 points
  2. To help with any confusion from the update today. The Rules: 1. Basically, you can't leave the house for any reason, but if you have to, then you can. 2. Masks are useless, but maybe you have to wear one, it can save you, it is useless, but maybe it is mandatory as well. 3. Stores are closed, except those that are open. 4. You should not go to hospitals unless you have to go there. Same applies to doctors, you should only go there in case of emergency, provided you are not too sick. 5. This virus is deadly but still not too scary, except that sometimes it actually
    8 points
  3. Me too. A blooper gybe right outside the StFYC is a thing of beauty for the spectators on the roof. Unless it's not.
    6 points
  4. My father was a Navigator in a B 17 in WW2. His position in the plane was right up in front with the bombardier. Needless to say, this wasn’t his plane. those guys were just kids handed one of the most incredible set of responsibilities ever. We’re all mildly inconvenienced right now. They were laying it all out there. We have nothing to complain about.
    5 points
  5. Kids are playing outside for a change. I just moved into a average middle-class residential suburbia gated neighborhood in early Feb. And honestly I don't think I saw a single child out playing in the streets, riding a bike, throwing a football or baseball, etc. I thought maybe I hadn't paid attention and I accidentally moved into one of those "Senior neighborhoods" where children aren't necessarily banned but highly discouraged. There are several in this town. Then one day I got home from work early and got stuck behind a school bus right in front of our entrance gate. The bus disg
    4 points
  6. Moves the center of effort forward which relieves the pressure off the helm so it becomes like a wet noodle. We all know pulling on the rudder is the equivalent of air brakes on an airplane.
    4 points
  7. https://www.bedlamfarm.com/2020/04/02/the-cuomo-brothers-versus-the-president-what-a-show/ As, a former journalist and media critic, I’ll bust a gut if I don’t write about the fascinating and bloodless but significant cultural television phenomenon emerging from the coronavirus tragedy. This post is not about whether President Trump is a good President or a bad one, it’s about the way two reality shows so different from one another are both airing every day and revealing so much about our politics, culture and maybe our future. It’s not just a question of two different press con
    4 points
  8. Heh. I remember one BBS I was doing bow on Native Son, and the whole romping reach across from Sausalito the guys in fantasy-land couldn't decide between a bear-away or a gibe-set at the mark in front of StFYC. After changing their minds a few times, and me changing all the gear over each time, I finally called an audible and sat in the bow pulpit for the last 5 boatlengths or so with the bag in my lap and all the corners hooked up. When the bow passed the mark, I yelled "HOIST", threw a couple of armsfull of cloth up in the air, and ducked. Had just enough time to think "this is eith
    4 points
  9. That's the crux of it. From my PoV the large majority of the US haven't changed who they are and what made the US so admirable. It's scary how one individual who is a walking vitriol and hate machine can dismember it so utterly. Roll on November, the whole world want you guys to feel pride in your country again. Fuck, we want to be proud again about being your mates.
    4 points
  10. - Take the profit motive out of medicine and get universal healthcare - Push for a living wage - Require corporations who wish to qualify for aid, bailouts and tax cuts to meet specific guidelines first, such as wage levels, cash reserves, etc. You don't have to meet those standards, but don't put your hand out next time you blow up the economy. Our business model is unsustainable. When you pay people so poorly that they can't accumulate a safety net and they don't help health coverage, it makes for a VERY fragile situation. One trauma like this and most Americans can't pay rent
    4 points
  11. A guy I worked with for 30 years.....who was in shape, healthy, no comorbidities and in his late 50’s.......died last night after 3 weeks in ICU on a vent. The deaths are not “numbers” but each and every one a person with friends and family who loved them and who would still be alive if not for the virus. This thing is nothing to mess about with or take lightly.
    4 points
  12. I am embarrassed to say I never paid attention to his politics and have no idea what they are. Just working from home I listen to NPR almost all day every weekday and he's part of it. Even the other programs like On Point with experts, government folks, and doctors/nurses are filled with smart dedicated folks which make two things abundantly clear: 1) Our medical system and government agencies are filled with very dedicated, smart and seemingly totally a-political professionals who make my heart soar with hope for our society. 2) Our national politicians and even a few state politici
    3 points
  13. How much do you enjoy being a total fuckwit? Does that cover it?
    3 points
  14. Perhaps time for Dry Armour to hear up for another production run?
    3 points
  15. No no and no. Green lighting is bad for your night vision. Your eyes are actually more sensitive to green than any other color. I used to fly freight at night and kind of made a study out of various ways to set up the lights and flashlights. RED -unless very bright, does not affect your night vision.The downside is you can't see colors and red is hard to focus for older people. If you are at the stage you need reading glasses, you probably will have a hard time with red light for reading. WHITE - hard on your night vision, but easy to read and focus. GREEN - see white. B
    3 points
  16. Well, the Nutter stations you watch are too busy calling it the Wuhan virus while blaming China and the WHO for Trump's fuckups. Oh yeah, all the D's in Congress as well. Meanwhile we get the daily shitshow for 2 hours from Trump as taxpayer paid campaigning. Has to warm the cuckolds of your heart.
    3 points
  17. In light of the current sh't, I thought I would show you this. This is how the doctors comes to you in Norway's fjords. Boat is called Eyr Bremstein, they have four of these, I think.
    3 points
  18. I said it before but I'll say it again, COVID-19 is the perfect disguise to get the hard brexit they want, and the perfect excuse to blame when it only makes the rich richer and fucks everybody else.
    3 points
  19. Oi oi, You now Eurosceptic types say the undemocratic nature of the EU can be proved because they refuse referendum results. Like the Dutch one, 2016 was about deal with Ukraine. Was a very unpopular ref and close call in the end. Now it is proven that the anti side was heavenly influenced by Russian contacts. The right wing populist leader knew he was repeating Russian lies and he knew personally the person who was head of the Russian disinformation campaign. He knew that guy was head of a Russian campaign and that they were lies. But even with this knowledge he translated Russian
    3 points
  20. On the Bob Barton theme, here's a photo of Kindred Spirit and mast detail, not sure if that sheds any light on the discussion above, looks like a fairly simple, and beefy, extrusion. And an interesting article Bob wrote about the 1975 OTC.
    3 points
  21. Sad story - there is no "Bob". Jules is slowly descending into madness. The squares on the walls are the first symptoms...
    3 points
  22. How are people allowed to just walk around with automatic weapons in public?
    3 points
  23. Well, since my boat is also in Maine, I'll tell you what I know so far. So far Maine seems to have avoided the worst - fingers crossed. My yard is fully at work, luckily don't have any cases yet, and are working split shifts with full decontamination . I was asked last week if I could launch two weeks early since there is a bit of congestion at the start of June. All the mooring in the harbor are still going in, though some people are hedging. The Summer population of coastal Maine tends to double, (give or take and order of magnitude where you are), so actually identifying full time res
    3 points
  24. I've been doing a series of lighthearted 'boat chat' to fill the time in lockdown. This week I spoke to Matt Gotrel, who has had a fascinating journey through sport. A talented 49er crew, who dropped out to attend Uni. At which point he was spotted by the rowing club and things soon snowballed until he found himself winning an Olympic gold in the Men's 8 at the Rio Games. That would be enough for most sportsmen, and it seemed that was as Matt took up a job as an engineer at Rolls Royce. However, recently he's been pulled back in to sailing by some old 49er friends, and once again Matt's
    3 points
  25. We've got an entire nation on lockdown, going stir crazy with boredom, many people unemployed wondering what is going to happen next, and Trump the Dotard tweets something like that? Unbelievable. He needs to be removed from office immediately.
    2 points
  26. It is not quite explicit yet, but as close as he has come yet to explicitly calling for an overthrow. So no reading comprehension issue, just Trump beginning to warn that he will not go quietly.
    2 points
  27. And some posters here question my use of the word "Reich"? I only use it because I lack the imagination to come up with something even worse. "Vampire Squids" just doesn't have the same cachet
    2 points
  28. Sorry to hear about your father. Wish you all the best in these troubling times. This virus surely is a scary pos.
    2 points
  29. Sorry to hear that MV. Our condolences to you and your family.
    2 points
  30. are you saying he is worse than Trump? New York and London are special cases - the tube/subway is death on wheels D
    2 points
  31. Today's presidential schedule: 1) 1100-1400 - Tutor to teach President to say "remdesivir" 2) 1430-1500 - Meeting with Gilead CEO 3) 1515-1516 - Call Don Jr. and tell him to buy all the Gilead stock 4) 1700 - Press conference
    2 points
  32. It’s the 4.7 that is bent.
    2 points
  33. But I thought we were supposed to cover our faces in public.
    2 points
  34. Just go old school. Contenders produce a contender. Defender defends. All this pre combat touchy-feely dancing dilutes the power of the excitement generated by the first 500 metres beyond the start line of race 1 for the AC.
    2 points
  35. Same in our neighborhood. It's wonderful to see the kids out there because it reminds me of when I was a kid and that was the normal thing. Jumping to an analogy: This will be like getting your boat weighed before an ocean race. All this crap is piled on the dock next to the boat, and you get to decide what you're going to put back aboard. I'm going to be pretty selective about what I allow back into my life after this is over.
    2 points
  36. Ajax, put a lot of food on your boat. If they don't want you ashore, don't go ashore. Anchor and row around. I suspect it's not going to be a big issue. There are so many empty coves and empty beaches if you stay away from tourist spots like Camden (outer harbor is rolly anyways) and southwest harbor ( poor protection, the lobstermen make a game of passing within a couple feet of your boat in the morning to wake you up/spill your coffee), McGlathery is uninhabited. So is Mistake. Amazing spots. I'm doing Camden Classic in late July, Eggemoggin Reack in early August. If you br
    2 points
  37. I know I should stop...... What is wrong with driving nails with your hand? Many Olympic sports are just about that stupid and painful, but Gold Medals are awarded! We are putting together the Iron Fist Federation and are seeking inclusion in Paris as a Demonstration event. Regulations and by-laws need to be revised to IOC standards, but the work is in hand. There is also talk of a fully sponsored televised Grand Prix circuit with the best men and women athletes competing for cash prizes. International rankings are being developed as we speak. Its going to b
    2 points
  38. This thread is the best example possible of why America is Fucked. There are two kinds of people who support Trump and what he is attempting to do. 1. Stupid dumb as fuck easily led flag sucking cretins. 2. Greedy ME Me me fuck you I got mine evil cunts. Everyone else votes for the other candidate. I really feel for those dying in the USA, I have empathy for them, something sadly lacking in the Capitalist capital of the world. Those dying are getting what the greedy people deserve.
    2 points
  39. That has not changed. An amendment of that type requires unanimous consent of all Competitors. The current version of the Class Rule is v 1.9, dated March 22. It is posted on the official noticeboard: AC 75 Class Rule v 1.9
    2 points
  40. It is pretty obvious from the table in the rule that it is 6 foils total, just like it is 2 hulls total.
    2 points
  41. I was discussing this with my wife last night. She has been reading stuff on FB, and is now a total anti-vax loony. Fortunately we don't have kids. I pointed out that when a Covid vaccine is here and widely used, people who refuse vaccination will probably not be allowed out in public, or at workplaces. She told me I was a dumb right-wing cunt. This is why I drink.....
    2 points
  42. If you have an Instragram account, check out @left.coast.sailing for more Dehler 30 pictures.
    2 points
  43. Before proposing a solution to a problem it helps to have a little knowledge of what you are actually talking about, just a little, just sayin.
    2 points

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