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  1. I know I am not supposed to make fun of the handicapped, but it amazes me that you people don't realize why you are trump's marks.
    5 points
  2. No, it's just my internet name.....Grumpy was taken when I joined up here.
    5 points
  3. Save your time. Trumpaloons will not consider such information. They want to own the libs. That means letting you waste your time explaining something they will never ever look at.
    5 points
  4. Until they memorized the pages and pointed out that "you skipped some"
    4 points
  5. America's Cup: AC75 leaping and nosediving in the big breeze by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ 16 Sep 03:06 NZST15 September 2020 America's Cup: AC75 leaping and nosediving in the big breeze
    4 points
  6. Trump agrees to be moderated by a gun-loving guy he has known for 30 years who just moved to texas to escape paying taxes on his 100M spotify deal? I'm shocked! Alex Jones offered to do a 10 hour debate that Trump agreed to as well. Putin is hosting the final one.
    4 points
  7. Friend sent me this of us this past Saturday. Photo quality is a bit low res, but it's the only pic I got so far sailing from off the boat. We were racing so in violation of the cruising anarchy boards... but it was the cruisey non spin class.
    4 points
  8. Oh what a fun game of logic chopping we are having. Mr Kirby abandoned his original vision within months as the class succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. Looking at that would be beyond ridiculous. Similarly the model that served the class (if not the occasional builder bankruptcy) well for the next few decades has gone for ever under the twin pressures of EU competition law and poor decisions by various rights owners. So nostalgia for that era is equally pointless. So like it or not circumstances have forced the class to search for a new way of doing things in the future, and no a
    4 points
  9. Last winter I installed some solar panels . I didn’t about $2000 on materials and a day installing the system. My electric bill is down about $100 per month compared to last year. This winter I plan to add about three times more than is already installed. .... restated: I have installed 25% of what I plan to have by next year. As the wiring is already in place, it will cost about $5400 for the panels, electronic gizmos, and mounting equipment. As the panels will not make electricity at night and the full daytime generation will only be used when my compressors and AC are running, t
    4 points
  10. Nope but I have a problem with racist cunts like you. want to throw around the black man with a gold chain=pimp slur again? I could quote you directly if had forgotten what you said? you want to fuck up another thread with race baiting? then go start a new one.
    4 points
  11. To my eyes, the main differences in performance between Defiant and Te Aihe are: - through tacks, where Te Aihe seems snappier (quicker, as someone mentioned above) and appears to carry more speed through the turn. - touchdowns, where Te Aihe appears to slip back up easily on the foil while maintaining level attitude, whereas Defiant sometimes requires nose-up and a bit more grunt to pop up again.
    4 points
  12. Sarcastic answer: I enjoy pain and I hate money, see the old quote about standing in a cold shower tearing up bills Genuine answers: Yachting is a lifelong sport. Little kids can and often do share the racecourse with 90-year-olds, depending on the class men compete on an equal footing with women, and it is so complex and dependent on so many different factors: boat preparation, helmsmanship, sail trim, weather, strategy, tactics, other boats' actions, and sheer dumb luck. You can be young and strong and still be beaten by old salts who have forgotten more than you know up to that po
    4 points
  13. I'm officially a month out from my earliest departure date. planning on heading to the USVI for the winter. any one else heading that way for the winter?
    3 points
  14. Ok, great news: Although they were unresponsive to phone calls, I threw the tank in my car and drove to Annapolis Maritime Plastics. I half expected to find them shuttered due to COVID but the doors were open and they were quite busy. A very chill, polite gentleman came out, looked at the tank, nodded and went back inside to check if they had the fittings that were on my tank. 3 minutes later, the guy walks out with the fittings in his hand. He writes my name and phone number on the tank and says "2-3 days." He said he'll cut off all the old fittings and spin weld brand-new fittings
    3 points
  15. Also. As of today and for the first time since the early 2000's at best. We now have 2 dealers in Charleston who can sell ILCA spars and other equipment!
    3 points
  16. Once they start politicking, they need to pay taxes.
    3 points
  17. This is exactly the time. People committing crimes on the streets is always a problem, no matter party affiliation. But for the past months and years, the Republicans have been committing serious crimes against the founding principles of our nation. These actions are jeopardizing the judicial system, our electoral system, our orderly and peaceful transfer of power, our democracy. Inaction on Russian efforts to influence our leaders and our election show the GOPs desire for political power Trumps their desire for national security. The GOP and this administration’s ineffect
    3 points
  18. You know you are bouncing along the bottom when even the Germans are taking the piss.
    3 points
  19. Purchase price is 1:1 for a used TP vs a MOD. https://www.theyachtmarket.com/en/boat-for-sale/1808159/ You’ll need almost 2x the crew for a TP (10-12 guys vs 6). I’d expect the relative per person crew wages are higher on a TP, so 2x total crew cost per day. Distance races take twice as long, so an event like the TP will cost 4x for crew. Crew costs also include flights, hotel, cars, meals, housing, etc, so it’s more than just the daily wages that end up 4x, it’s all of it You’ll need to deliver a TP via containership/freighter on big trips. MODs regularly sail long dis
    3 points
  20. Our British friend would say that one Orca has decided to break the boat in a specific and limited way.
    3 points
  21. My events have generally happened so fast I've not had a chance to get frightened. Normally it's been "What the " splat. I've bounced off many a power boat as there is a hire boat industry on the Norfolk Broads, 40ft floating caravans that can go 6mph, driven by people who've never been in a boat before.. However I have seen events in races I was competing in.. A friend was crewing a Enterprise Dinghy when they were dismasted by a much bigger boat sailing the other way, the mast came down hit him on the head and he went head first down into the boat out cold.. By this time th
    3 points
  22. With wings My Covid lockdown model, Inspiration from G32, same dimensions 32' x 8'
    3 points
  23. You're welcome FixinGit, Ish. FixinGit, I tell all newcomers to my material to avoid my early videos as they are unedited and excruciatingly boring. Start by watching video #56 and then procede in order to the present (video number is in the title). After watching all that, and if your head has not exploded, go ahead and watch the early material for the full anchor masochist experience. Steve
    3 points
  24. Don't be a dick, Indio.
    3 points
  25. He will never resign. Nixon at least pretended to be humble enough to know the damage he caused to the Office and to the nation. Trump is convinced he is the best, the smartest, the richest. He has no empathy. He has no shame. He has no humility. As a narcissist he is incapable of recognizing he has ever done anything wrong. He answers to no one but himself. Even entertaining the thought he could resign is a fool's errand that will only end in frustration. The only way to remove him is to vote him out and in a way that leaves no question about who won. And even then I honestly believ
    3 points
  26. It not clear in the message I got, and partially quoted above, that they aren't trying for a race in 2021, just that Point Roberts is off the table. In fact, the way she phrased it made it look like she was looking for a Covid safe venue (presumably for 2021) that could convert to a more social venue in post Covid times. Did I miss something that said no race at all in 2021? Despite the obvious issues with Point Roberts, it looked like an interesting venue we were looking forward to trying out.
    3 points
  27. Piet Mondrian, eat your heart out...
    3 points
  28. What do I like about racing? It consumes me. When racing, I never think of work, problems at home, politics or any of the carp that tends to degrade my quality of life.
    3 points
  29. Today, mouth of the Thames, the former EDLU II, 1938 S&S built by Nevins. http://classicsailboats.org/black-watch-sparkman-and-stephens-design-218-edlu-ii/ Seriously pretty boat.
    2 points
  30. We our notte hearre to discusse thisse boates mental state ...... butte we coude talkle rental rate. Ime am thicking SA AmeriCup campaine funde coude by the boate foirre SAYC Mebbers charteres. TransPacs, rellaxing rides to HI, runs to Mexicoe, druken excapades on Catalina, a voiyage to HK to finde Ian an tacke hime foire a midnite strolle in teh car parke. The possibilities our endlesse.........
    2 points
  31. Your cited article said, "[T]hey are aligning themselves . . . with an increasingly popular movement to drastically rethink the priorities surrounding law enforcement." That's police reform, not anti-police. Comprehension, not interpretation, young Jokiepoo. Comprehension. (A little punctuation now and then wouldn't hurt either. But . . . baby steps.)
    2 points
  32. I think the normal mode is as for an airplane, that is always downforce to a greater or lesser value. So the ventilation is not the root cause of the splat but rather a consequence of the foil stalling.
    2 points
  33. Just use 1/3 of whatever the undisputed PHRF number for IACC boats is
    2 points
  34. Adding lead to a king post in a one design class was, and still is, illegal.
    2 points
  35. Well, that too - and we might add history, public admin, accounting, labor rights, and lots more.
    2 points
  36. So hop in your RV, drive to Arizona and stock up.
    2 points
  37. So you and a lot of Americans listen to a caucus zoom meeting and that works? Lol Is she the Democratic Party? You have no cite that the Democratic Party has declared war on police. So what you should have said is “there are some Democrats who believe we would be better off without police”. Nah, instead you choose bullshit incendiary phrases that only prove you are a partisan hack. Your view of the world is shaped by low information Fox News interviews that are devoid of facts, rationality and individual thought. You are a sheep, a bullshitter, a Trumpaloo to the core. You ar
    2 points
  38. Kind of a twofer- from my boat, taken of my son's boat, first time out together on them this weekend.
    2 points
  39. If that pal meant FOX, CNN and MSNBC, then I understand the anger. 24-hour "news" channels all foment fear, anger and hatred. This test will prove it: find a time when you're in a good mood. Then sit down and turn on any one of those stations and time how long before your emotions begin to boil. Shouldn't be long.
    2 points
  40. ETNZ/ACE's disagreement with MBIE over the correct cost-centre for the Class Rule development costs is not in the Court system. It is a mediation - the very purpose of which is to avoid Court action and reach a conclusion. It is a standard contractual process for speedy, and low-key dispute resolution between two parties. The parties pay the mediator costs and contract a suitable person directly. Most good mediators claim to always be able to negotiate a result acceptable to both parties. And the amount in question is NZD3million (USD2.105) not six million.
    2 points
  41. My dad fought in WW2, North Africa and Italy. I have never known a finer man.
    2 points
  42. John G Alden schooner ex Vela ex Discovery III.
    2 points
  43. No one has predicted anything. Of course we want the tyrannical, traitorous, wannabe dictator piece of shit voted out but I don't think there are many who don't doubt there are enough imbeciles like you in America to continue this nightmare.
    2 points
  44. I Race, therefore iam.....? seriously: . Sailing has the ability to stimulate every sense and chemical releasing bio triggers all whilst in a natural environment and (forgoing hull and rigging design) relies on nature for propulsion. Its rare to find something that can vary sensation and mood so much which lends itself to constant learning and entertainment and challenge. Plus: Bikinis
    2 points
  45. Nah won't budge the Needle an iota cuz he's their boy telling them what they want to hear, a dictator would be better than a DemocRAT.
    2 points
  46. If he DID brief any Governors, it would only be the ones who are nice to him. Fucking quid pro quo.
    2 points
  47. when you look at it with oldschool glasses...., the mast and the keel switched sides....
    2 points

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