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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. Our British friend would say that one Orca has decided to break the boat in a specific and limited way.
    3 points
  20. 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
  21. With wings My Covid lockdown model, Inspiration from G32, same dimensions 32' x 8'
    3 points
  22. 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
  23. Don't be a dick, Indio.
    3 points
  24. 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
  25. Piet Mondrian, eat your heart out...
    3 points
  26. 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
  27. Okay, so Gitana and sodebo are going for sub 40 days later this year. Sodebo start their standby on October 15th. Is there anybody else going for it or just them two? It's going to be busy in the Southern Ocean ocean this year. 2020/21 is definitely going to be one for the ages with sub 70 days being spoken of for the VG and the first Jules Verne attempts for the foiling monsters. Better get the popcorn out.
    2 points
  28. "70 wallet-fucking feet of boat" Awesome; gonna have to borrow that. Sometimes you can have 20 wallet-fucking feet of boat...
    2 points
  29. 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
  30. Yeah but I doubt they can ship to the Soviet Socialist Republic of Kaliforn-i-eh.
    2 points
  31. How about something that hooks over the existing cockpit seat backs? Splash the hooks, reinforce with foam/more carbon into little square cross section hooks. Carbon tubes, fabric mesh seat to keep the weight down. Just have 1 seat and tack it (?). Store in the cockpit or inside when not in use.
    2 points
  32. Well, that too - and we might add history, public admin, accounting, labor rights, and lots more.
    2 points
  33. the striking thing for me about this latest development is that the whole thing dates from last week, but it was only yesterday that it was an item on our national telly, our local beeb .. one might of course conclude that it means we're really backward overhere, grin, but I'd rather think that it's all about the yawn factor : yawn, Boris is up to something again, big yawn, is it newsworthy ? very big yawn, newsworthy yes but was to be expected so see when we have a gap somewhere to fill and then show it, yaaaawwwnnn.
    2 points
  34. 90% of Wess's game is 'i got the secret inside scoop'
    2 points
  35. 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
  36. That is not known yet. The nurse who is the whistleblower claims she was demoted, and there is another nurse who spoke to the press but refused to be identified out of fear of retaliation. If LaSalle knew about it, continued the practice, and covered it up, then it does sound more like a concentration camp. Not a death camp, but certainly nothing I expected to see in the US in my lifetime.
    2 points
  37. 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
  38. My dad fought in WW2, North Africa and Italy. I have never known a finer man.
    2 points
  39. For those trawling the interwebby thinghy for facts you may be interested in this. I know it may come as a shock to some, those that think what they post is anything other than entertainment, but THE WEB IS NOT A SOURCE THAT CAN BE TRUSTED. See..... https://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/episodes/polls/12662916 PS Where is the Irony Font?
    2 points
  40. It’s also an example, to my mind, of how corrupt our campaign finance system is. It is arguably good for the citizens that the US has enormously powerful companies, but: Basically, the power system is too-heavily weighted towards legalized bribery. Whenever a Prez weighs in on behalf of a massive donor, it magnifies that problem. It’s blatant corruption.
    2 points
  41. You forgot the question mark.
    2 points
  42. Or, as West Coast pointed out, you can buy an event boat. I know they aren’t good enough for Wess, but that is a very rare position. Or you can buy another popular single hander.
    2 points
  43. Fortunately it is far fewer than you make it sound, but it is a thing. Judges come in all stripes, and many of them are susceptible to the same disease that inflicts TV personalities and other folks surrounded by 'yes men' all the time: They think they are far smarter than they are.
    2 points
  44. If he DID brief any Governors, it would only be the ones who are nice to him. Fucking quid pro quo.
    2 points
  45. when you look at it with oldschool glasses...., the mast and the keel switched sides....
    2 points
  46. Wassentte siurre whearre to put thisse, I wille dellette if needed.
    2 points

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