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  1. had this one fall into my lap this past week, a cosmetically rough but structurally sound pearson electra 22. this should be a fun little project. also if anyone has an old electra jib they'd like to unload. let me know.
    8 points
  2. I thought this was going to be about the rise of the Chinese sailing Empire written by Shanghai Sailor…
    6 points
  3. Actually, of course, they are still Lasers in every sense of the word in Japan.
    4 points
  4. His mood changes quickly...
    4 points
  5. I should have kept developing my boat then! This was from back in 2005 and yes, it was diabolical sailing as a low rider!
    4 points
  6. I could have started a "Best Female Blues Singing Voice" thread, but screw it -- it's going here. I'm not saying she's the best, but damn, she's good. And that Bonamassa guy on guitar isn't too shabby either. Beth Hart
    4 points
  7. Might be kind of fun to stand your ground and shoot the motherfucker.
    3 points
  8. Me too. Maybe some archaic laws will be changed as a result.
    3 points
  9. so a gubmint that strongly encourages what one hopes are reasonable and prudent courses of action in response to dangers and crisis is 'authoritarian' because you don't agree with the details and implementation of those actions? that's transparent right-wing troll shit talk. what makes your statement extra fkn' stupid (and aggravating) is there's very specific genuine authoritarian action being aggressively pushed in broad daylight here in 'merica and it sure as shit isn't being pushed by the democrats. fuck right-wing ideology.
    3 points
  10. and you even got that wrong...
    3 points
  11. Elsa was good to me… This was about five hours before the front hit and started taking down trees and power lines. Fortunately for me, not another soul out on the water. When I was done, I just tucked the boat on its dolly up against the leeward side of a dock house. The next morning, though the power was out across the island, I was back out on the water.
    3 points
  12. I know sailing to windward across the Gulf of Maine falls on deaf ears,.... But sailing into a 10-12 knot Southwesterly has given us our best sails crossing the Gulf of Maine. It could be the thought of sailing at say a 4 kt average - not directly at the Cape Cod Canal, for possibly half the day just feels wrong. It takes a mind set that allows extra time to go sailing. Forget how close the boat will pinch to windward, instead let it run for speed in a generally Southward direction. You'll do current both ways so forgetaboutit. Sailing South on the Gulf of Maine in a Southweste
    3 points
  13. A lower-brow version is the blooming onion and a pepper and blue cheeseburger at Waterworks. Since you have a car, Zackshack is a good choice. Yesterday was a blustery and wet day after a nice sunny-ish day at one of my favorite spots. Speaking of cold water, as I was about to put the boat away, some dog swam by looking for shelter. She had a tag with a number from a state I hesitate to mention...I called the owner and asked him to come pick up his dog...he was off paddle-boarding. Sure these dogs can swim a long way, but this one was climbing up my swim ladder and shiv
    3 points
  14. So we've got athletes in the village isolating as a result of covid contacts on they plane. How many will miss their events during competition? Only time will tell. 2020/21 will be forever one of the comedy events. Stupid fucking IOC.
    3 points
  15. Speaking of 12s from 1987... this is one of the AMERICA II boats, sitting at New England Boat Works in Portsmouth RI. I was at the yard the other day and there was a ladder in place and she wasn't locked and I couldn't resist...
    3 points
  16. My boat was actually a New England boat long before it made its way to the Chesapeake. The previous owners started a cool tradition of recording their travels, which I have decided to maintain. I cheerfully applied a Maine sticker to the mast yesterday. I'm going to order one for Block Island as well.
    3 points
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  18. Aloha all from big island Hawaii! I am a newbie in every meaningful definition of the word! However, I have already learned a lot from the posts I've found here in this forum. I've turned here because I have recently become the proud owner of an S&S Yankee 30. Not just any Yankee 30 but the last one ever built. Hull number 132. She was built for me, and she's been waiting... when I 1st saw here she shone almost as bright new penny but had a warm, well used aura. Everything worked and it felt like home. The 2nd time i saw her, she had suffered, like many, from the pandamic. She had be
    2 points
  19. You can have my balloon when you pry it out if my cold dead hands.
    2 points
  20. Might be kinda fun walk up behind the guy every few minutes and pop a balloon. I believe popping balloons is entirely legal.
    2 points
  21. Yep, I'd say they are. The Parlay videos showed bulkheads that are simply held in place with nothing but bog. No tabbing. Elsewhere the videos show tabbing that is so badly done, it runs along the bulkhead, but makes no contact with the hull-sides or visa versa. It shows dry laminates as well. It shows end grain plywood which has not been sealed to protect the wood against water ingress, so any kind of flooding will cause rot to start in bulkheads. All this is indicative of a factory building to very low standards. Then there are examples of over large cut-outs in bu
    2 points
  22. Size doesn't equate to manageability. The Federal government is largely unwieldy due to flaws in the US Constitution and in the patronage system that politicizes technical institutions. Look at the idiocy that minority candidates (e.g. Bush and tRump) have done and the implanted loyalists that they stuffed thoughout the government. A couple of concepts to absorb: First, the US of A is not a government based on democracy. It is a somewhat-disguised oligarchy with multiple controls in place to dilute votes and assure outcomes. Second, the US of A has an economy based o
    2 points
  23. He wasn't involved in physical violence. But he prepared for it (rope, latex gloves, ...) and he never turned back. He was part of the violence. He's a felon now and he's going to prison. I'd like to see him on the No Fly List as well.
    2 points
  24. This trope has been circulated by the usual klansplaining think-tanks and commentators for as long as I have been alive or at least able to read
    2 points
  25. I kind of think of it in terms of zones. Size of the zones depends largely on the size and speed of the vessels in question. There's a far zone where the vessels are relatively far apart (but still in sight and still able to appreciate that risk of collision exists) where I think it's OK for a stand-on vessel to make a course/speed change to put some bearing drift on the other fellow and eliminate a close-quarters situation. Of course you still need to monitor the other boat to make sure they didn't also make an alteration that put you back on CBDR. In the middle zone, stand-on shoul
    2 points
  26. Free? LOL... You mean free like I take most of your income so I can tell you where to go if you are sick, where you have to study and where to die. Look, we've had that in Spain since Franco's dictatorship (not exactly a socialist)
    2 points
  27. Never has a typo said a truer word. You and Wess are opposite ends of the same spectrum. Wess attacks anyone pro vaccine without ever contributing any real information or data to the discussion. You do the same for everyone who you think (wrongly in my case) is against the population embracing the vaccine. When Wess suggested young healthy people were at risk of dying from the vaccine…..I pointed out that in the only 3 studies that implied a mRNA vaccine might have impacted life expectancy, none of the patients were young and healthy. You immediately jumped on this as
    2 points
  28. Oh my. Another koolaid drinker who says Jan 6 was a tourist visit. Sorry, CL, that big TX oil money can buy you a boat, but not love or reading comprehension or even the entry into heaven you're counting on. Maybe have a friend explain the big C to you. Art 3*3*1 should help. Treason is narrowly defined but this was it writ large in human excrement on congressional walls. Some died, more were injured, some were saved by luck, not God. Indeed, God was on the other team that day. Jesus in jackboots. And all televised for all time. When the lion has lunch with the lamb, only the lion k
    2 points
  29. The implication from the video is they dangled the opportunity for this guy to become a brand ambassador for lagoon. He didn’t bite. #respect
    2 points
  30. From that interview it sounds like his focus is the single/double handed IMOCA circuit with TOR as a bonus if he can find extra cash - I guess his main sponsors didn't consider it a priority....
    2 points
  31. You need big balls to surf in Toronto.
    2 points
  32. Yeah, somehow ‘Murican’s always miss the fact that the Swiss weren’t neutral because they were pacifists. They were neutral because they were mercenaries.
    2 points
  33. 2 points
  34. Check out my other Hart/Bonamassa posting: (Damn, I can't figure out how to link to it) I had just posted a Beth Hart / Joe Bonamassa video on the "Best Female Rock Singers" thread (yes, I know it's blues, not rock), and stumbled on this great live performance by Hart / Bonamassa. Wonderful singing, and that final guitar solo just blew me away. It's on repeat now. I'm a sucker for slow blues...
    2 points
  35. I doubt even a nail gun could penetrate more than a few millimeters into some heads here. FKT
    2 points
  36. Been unlucky recently with not quite enough wind in recent outings. Here's a clip from Tropical Storm Elsa days -
    2 points
  37. I agree that Janis' voice can be a little annoying sometimes in the same way that Robert Plan's voice can be. And I love both of them a lot. However being the best doesn't have to mean they have to have the voice of an angel. It isn't horribly difficult to train somebody with a good voice to sing quite well if they are willing to work hard. But you can't teach passion and emotion. The singer has it or they don't. That's the same with any art, there's nothing new about that. There are true artists and there are technicians. When I hear Janis I hear the pain that I felt as a gangly
    2 points
  38. Regarding the original thread title--- I was most definitely going to get the vax when available, and am definitely glad I did. Two weeks ago my band-- five guys age 48-68-- rocked the hell out of a private party in semi-rural Solvang, CA. We were all vaxxed. We all tested positive for Covid the following week with varying symptoms from pretty crummy to mild. The drummer, who had gotten covid in December, was the only one who tested negative. Several others at the party, also vaxxed, were positive, so basically it had to be the Delta. My wife and daughters tested negative, as did the hou
    2 points
  39. To some, that can all be forgiven because new marinas and regattas are springing up!
    2 points
  40. How many CCP attaboys do you get for this shit?
    2 points

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