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  1. Left hip replacement at o dark 30 tomorrow morning (2nd of two), try not to mess with anything in the car and definitely don't change the radio settings while I'm gone. We'll be back posting again in a couple of days.
    20 points
  2. There's a guy over here in the USA who also doesn't pay his bills... And since he loves show biz, perhaps The Sheriffs could do a show on him. Many refer to him as TFG (The Former Guy).
    6 points
  3. She enjoys being on the boat, and is fine crew, but like many is not really skipper material. I said she's not a great sailor. She's certainly competent at many aspects. I was raised on the water and had sailboats at a very early age. I'm also an engineer. She is from New Mexico, and had never seen an actual sailboat until we started dating. She was a ballet dancer when we met. I think I'm ahead of many, whose wives don't enjoy or go on the boat. She loves it and spends a lot of time aboard. I should put her in lessons on small boats, but we're too busy sailing. We've been tryi
    4 points
  4. Don't be ridiculous. You just have to mount one of these at each end, minimum size 12"x12", and file a 27B/6 with your marine insurance provider.
    4 points
  5. 2nd try...my new-to-me timeless Bob P design. Figure that my last boat ought to be the best one I've owned.
    4 points
  6. All in all, I think I'd prefer their ending to being locked up in a "care home", drugged and bullied by the overworked and underpaid staff ... or hooked up to a nest of tubes and wires in a hospital. They died together, doing what they enjoyed doing. That's not a bad ending.
    4 points
  7. Too old school mate, to be fashionable these days you should be doing your lawn in windward leewards, not round the edge...
    4 points
  8. Remember when "new hip joint" was a new nightclub?
    4 points
  9. So the saga comes to an end. After speaking with several folks involved with keel manufacturing, metallurgy and welding, I've decided to pass on the boat unless the owner elects to remedy the keel boats by installing new ones recast into the lead keel.
    4 points
  10. I've got 2 more criteria for dodgers: - is it long enough to keep you out of the rain/spray if you are sitting up against the cabin trunk? Lots of bridgedeck traveller dodgers are too short because they have to clear the mainsheet. - does the winch handle hit the damn thing?
    4 points
  11. This is a concept I read about years ago, and looked forward to hearing more about... well, I still haven't heard anything more, and my google skills aren't helping. 60'+ cats don't usually catch my attention, or at lease hold it. They're just beyond any sort of reality for me, and too foccussed on accommodation. But from what I can see, this is cool - sorta like a scaled up Gougeon 32. Well, I think so. Does anyone know what she's doing these days? I can't imagine she was a complete failure, or she'd have been taken off the Irens web page.
    3 points
  12. There has been some debate over what constitutes the grassroots in sailing. In my opinion I would consider this the local club scene. Evening racing, club regattas and the like. You?
    3 points
  13. Sing it with me folks! Here's the 2021 Top Sailors from ILCA-NA District 12. Top 6 rig and Jr Sailor, (when he steps up to full rig next year none of us old guys will see top silver again...) Top Female Sailor, (from the 4 rig class) holding the brand new D12 Top Female Perpetual trophy. and Top Old Guy/Master from the 7 rig class. Missing- Top D12 7 Rig sailor, (2009 Ireland NA Champ) and Top 4 Rig Sailor, (who is the son of the guy that builds the Rite-On ILCA trailers). I'm leaving out names cause this is S.A. and we have freaks. If you want to see the names check out the fall edition o
    3 points
  14. There is a lot of media hype controversially stirring things up. We are “enduring” repeated, prolonged lock downs and “authoritarian/dictatorial” behaviour primarily because of our own indiscipline and lack of mutual respect. Plus bad messaging, unhelpful media and a delayed, adhock and inconsistent vaccine roll out. Many of our parents/grandparents and relatives went through much worse for a lot longer during the Great Depression, WW2 and the refugee camps afterwards. Even arriving in Australia with SFA and being treated as a second class citizen for many years subsequently. In rece
    3 points
  15. Post-redhead divorce, I instituted a No White Girl policy. It's worked well.
    3 points
  16. There seems to be a pattern with Joker threads.
    3 points
  17. Not super nautical, but my Mom's latest, she's 92 and still painting. This is the Pond Island Passage, between Blue Hill and Jericho Bays, Maine.
    3 points
  18. I’m about 500kms NE of Brisbane atm, and Covid isn’t even a topic of conversation. No cases, no masks required. There are QR codes for sign in on every shop window and the dots on the floor for distancing and everyone is using them, even though the town only numbers a few hundred people. Driving yesterday, I stopped on a small rise and sat for an hour to watch a storm roll through from empty horizon to empty horizon. It felt oddly comfortable and familiar which had me scratching my head as to why, it’s not my normal environment. Then it clicked, it felt and looked exactly the same as a sto
    3 points
  19. The downeast-style fishing boats I've worked on are all full keeled and have similar handling limitations as I imagine you are facing, although somewhat ameliorated by several hundred horsepower. They will not steer in reverse in any meaningful capacity. Getting enough speed in reverse to meaningfully use the rudder in a harbor is usually impossible or a foolish test of your insurability. Align the stern roughly where you want to go with short periods in forward gear and assume you won't be able to realign it unless you put the boat in forward gear again. Even if you go faster in r
    3 points
  20. See! You did it again. You just stated your opinion as fact 2 more times, without providing any data to back it up. I spent years sailing our Beneteau First 30E with a bridgedeck traveler. No one was hurt or injured in any way, nor even too discomforted. So I believe it (this is opinion) to be a reasonable compromise. You BELIEVE it to be dangerous. YOU get to believe that. But YOU should state it as an opinion, and NOT AS FACT.
    3 points
  21. I like the bridgedeck traveller for several reasons - easy when single handing and perfect when coaching someone learning to drive or just making sure 2 or 3 people have something to do. Everything on a boat is a compromise and I envision this setup as being perfect for a couple or 3. If you don't want those stringy things in the way just get a powerboat. I also don't get why when the designer and the client express what they like how some will insist they are wrong. Again this brings back memories of the FT10 development when that horse got beaten to death countless times. I hope th
    3 points
  22. I really like the way that the traveller is done on the Dehler 32, a boat which in concept is not that different to the discussed design. By the way, what is with you 'muricans using 'euro' as derogatory term? It's not really like you're known internationally as purveyors of fine taste
    3 points
  23. What a lovely compliment. I told Restive and I believe she blushed.
    3 points
  24. I disagree. No modern boat should suffer from "the cockpit is full", we have perfected the art of having them drain out aft. Even my old-school deep-ish cockpit doesn't hold that much water, it does have drains, and in any weather rough enough to fill it the water also mostly dumps back out. Besides for that, there is nothing nicer than being able to be secure in the cockpit head under the dodger taking a nap until the helmsman needs you and nothing worse IMHO to be totally exposed and uncomfortable. Then there is all the time NOT in a storm. I bet the average sailboat spends literally 99% of
    3 points
  25. Fuck ISAF, and fuck the clown car they drove into town. Entrapment due to trap hooks is statistically insignificant, but the cure will cause many more accidents than the supposed risk. Have any ISAF boar members ever actually gone out on the wire? They introduce to the games a couple of untested dinner tray classes that sweep the ocean with long bits of ultra strong invisible piano wire, so their natural response is to legislate 60 year old proven safe technology out of existence? Seriously, sacking is too good for them, they should be made to pay it all back first. Think I'll just get a
    3 points
  26. No, my wife has already taken care of that. And the next several flights.
    3 points
  27. As I tried to explain most dodger makers will not give you many design options. They have stock patterns for most of the work and you get their dodger. For instance, it would be nice to have frames rake inboard a bit but look at an Iverson dodger, the frames are vertical or very close to vertical. This has the benefit of giving you more winch handle clearance but it looks not so good. But winches can be more inboard if that is a concern. In the early design stage deck hardware elements are subject to mock up. In fact we used to write on the deck lines plan "all hardware should be on hand and
    3 points
  28. I seem to recall this boat has an open transom and the builder envisions easy access for the dinghy or SUP: "The open transom- access to and from the water is a priority- I believe the cockpit will be a great place to be after a race or while at anchor. And we have storage for inflatable paddle boards and water toys aft that you'll be able to access off the back easily and safely". I don't think traveller and mainsheet aft coincide with the builder's vision. Bob is very much a 'give the client what they want' kind of guy. IMO ports in a cabin are for light not view. Keep them small and leakpr
    3 points
  29. The Bavaria 47 "Essence" sank off NZ in a gale in 2019. A wave broke over her and literally squished the hull and popped the glued windows out. The liferaft, dinghy and ships epirb also went west along with the windows. They got off the boat into the water as she went down after about 15 mins. One of the crew had a personal Epirb attached to his life jacket and it saved most of them after treading water a few hours, one died 3 survived. They were located by a NZ airforce Orion and dropped a liferaft. So close to a total loss with all hands. You can get the lat-lon of the epirb from
    3 points
  30. Dalton has made the America’s Cup unwatchable. But go ahead, keep jerking off to your man-crush while he fucks your hero Burling in the ass dry by not letting him go get his market rate. It’s guys like you that have made this forum unreadable. I only came back because there’s this speculation Ernesto might come back, and if anyone deserves to get fuck hard by Ernesto it’s Dalton. Now go find your tweezers and jerk off your micro cock.
    3 points
  31. a 406 epirb/plb is for finding the body an ais/vhf is for finding your crew that fell over the side and you can test it...
    3 points
  32. Wrong A career bureaucrat is an administrator. A person who keeps the gears turning, not a person who decides policy such as which way to turn the gears. You don't understand anything. - DSK
    3 points
  33. The school heard about the incident, and reported it to the police "within minutes" as required by law. The school was required by Title IX to consider the rights of the accused as well as the victim, but took steps to prevent further harm to the victim by transferring the accused rapist to another school. The school was limited in their ability to classify the incident as a sexual assault until an investigation was complete, and such an investigation requires a process which can only take place after the police have concluded their investigation... Basically the school is stuck with defe
    3 points
  34. We let America claim him by way of apologizing for Celine and Bieber.
    3 points
  35. Here is the GP 26 with our light air flying jib, still assembling the pedal drive Light Air set up with flying jib
    3 points
  36. Want us to just create a "Grandpa Gets a New Laptop" thread where we can walk you through this whole experience, step by step?
    3 points
  37. I'll share my thoughts on this as I'm the individual Bob has been working with on this design. Lot's of good points here- many questions that can't be answered. That being said- Bob and I talked about the need for a modern, well built performance cruiser for a market that we feel is not being served- sailors that want a multi purpose boat that they can day sail, cruise, race, camp-out on etc etc. The size we settled on- you see it above. Why 28'? It's manageable from an ownership stand point- slips are readily available- you could trailer this boat w/ the appropriate vehicle and
    3 points
  38. I could desire to have the traveller located on the cabin top like the Catalina’s because it’s out of the way. Efficient or easy to operate is another issue, but that’s besides the point. It’s just my opinion. Now, if I had a couple hundred thousand and looking for a semi custom boat to “my” specs, Bob could tell me why it would be or not be feasible to situate the traveller there vs right where it is now. That would cost me $500/ hour to be educated on both its overall function and best location for this particular sailboat. Then I could make my final decision, whether Bob liked it
    2 points
  39. So there is no grassroots sailing in more expensive boats?
    2 points
  40. Ok. I'll put this in my cart for now, but I'm not ready to proceed to the checkout. And the 18 year old is not allowed onboard(or his stinky friends). It will sit in the shed and be painted and varnished every year with a salt water mist blown on the bottom. At 18, he was driving a 2 cycle 3 cylinder Saab station wagon so the man-child obviously didn't give a shit about 'ergonomics'(or speed).
    2 points
  41. NSW have not just flattened the curve they have it coming down. The thing you lefties can not admit it is the ethnic community that are causing the problem. You simply have to many wogs in Victoria.
    2 points
  42. Let me tell you about dodgers: By the time the dodger builder gets to the boat, it's launched and sitting at the dock. My drawings are history. Nobody even remembers that I drew a dodger profile. Or cares. Perfect case in point, the carbon cutters. Here was a vendor's dream, four identical dodgers for one day of measuring. I met the Iverson dodger guy at the boat and explained what I wanted in terms of shape. He gave me that "In a pig's eye" look and said, "Don't tell me how to build a dodger." In my typical meek manner I explained that I had some ideas that I wanted incorporated into the
    2 points
  43. My father's talk from the recent Isle of Wight Literary Festival is on youtube. He talks among other things about how he was inspired by Uffa Fox. The year he first raced dinghies in England was 1953, not 1943. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J87IJMHa2kQ
    2 points
  44. Not sure why political leanings should matter. Treason is treason.
    2 points
  45. I had the perfect for me boat, and some dumbass stole it and sailed it into the middle of a damn hurricane. Big enough to fit enough friends to be enjoyable, not too many that it becomes a task to entertain them. Small enough that I could singlehand easily. Nimble and quick. Comfortable overnight, equipped with the creature comforts. Sigh...
    2 points

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