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  1. Norm: The proposed new NR was 35' L.O.D. and 14,000 lbs.. D/L 183 and SA/D 24.8. It's not a happy story. Doug called me late on a Friday afternoon. "Let 's do a new boat, a smaller version of NR that will be easier for me to handle." I was shocked. Doug had said many times, "They will have to drag my cold and lifeless body off NR." But he wanted a new NR so I understood. Doug's wife wanted a dodger and the offset companionway on NR makes a dodger a real problem. The new NR would have a dodger. I got excited. I had been trying for 40 years to get Doug to do a bigger version of NR
    9 points
  2. 8 points
  3. I personally think that managing one's boat in big conditions is a huge part of offshore yacht racing, and I generally disagree with races getting cancelled or postponed because of a gnarly forecast. I think that it is up to each individual skipper to assess the risk and act accordingly. Seamanship in heavy air is a big part of offshore racing. So if there is a recommendation to stop into port, and you feel that you should err on the side of caution, then by all means, stay safe and get to a calm harbor. But this is a yacht race, and weather is a part of yacht racing. The most prepared or the
    5 points
  4. https://mailchi.mp/tipandshaft/142-mini-transat-what-happened-on-the-first-stage-jrmie-beyou-we-have-a-bit-of-a-spirit-of-revenge?e=bb6a1198ac
    4 points
  5. The parts of society that don’t want to risk dying at normal social events has chosen that as their reality I am sure there are other parts of society where folks are less concerned. You can go spend your free time there. It’s nobody’s obligation to risk their lives to include you in their lives.
    4 points
  6. So what started as a frivolous waste of a few volunteers time in Hobart became a significant frivolous waste of many volunteers time around the world. I suppose that’s one way to get AS on the map.
    4 points
  7. Enjoy! https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/course-au-large/transat-jacques-vabre/video-ian-lipinski-pousse-son-class40-aux-limites-du-possible-dans-la-grosse-brise-fd302e94-2d7b-11ec-a629-fa900e0d384d
    4 points
  8. It's got to be this for me:
    4 points
  9. Participants being bullied and sued over a humorous video, Flag officers using their position to conduct personal vendettas against members, clubs claiming that their constitution trumps the RRS, the list goes on. I am out, this sport is fucked.
    3 points
  10. I'm sure you made all this up just to stir shit and controversy in this tiny circle jerk we have here but I will reply to some of the utter crap you wrote. However, what bothers me most isn't this childish gibberish but the rampant anti-Arab sentiment of this board which seems to have become the One America News Network of sailing. "Arabs bad! Arabs all terrorists". I'm surprised to see so many bigots in this sport!!!!! 3) There are literally thousands of athletes from the US taking part every year (pre-COVID) in all kind of sports events in the "Middle East". 4) To the best of my
    3 points
  11. i got a very long ride on that boat when I was a kid. It kind of warped my brain for what a sailboat could be. I'd take Moxie over Gulfstreamer or Rogue wave just for the "row away" factor. Most beautiful boat/creature ever built by man and the fastest way to sail solo across the Atlantic in 1980.
    3 points
  12. 3 points
  13. It's PIERA. One of my favorites in the harbor. But I'm still shopping.
    3 points
  14. Most long keel traditional boats that do charter have a RIB in tow for a reason... They use it as a small tug to rotate the boat by pushing either the bow or the stern. I think that really, there are just 2 safe options, learn to manoeuvre on lines (very relax way of doing it when you know how to do it) or use the dinghy as a mini tug. OK, there is a 3rd option, use the boat as long keel boats used to be operated, that means drying her on a beach, stopping along quays or anchoring.... If it was me, I would learn to use lines and avoid marinas...
    3 points
  15. I guess Dick Carter didn't know what he was doing either. Enjoyed our Carter 30 immensely. 5 years, no complaints from us about the bridgedeck traveller. We even sailed bluewater. No that can't be, must be fake.
    3 points
  16. Republican push back with billboards in eight contested states.
    3 points
  17. Yes Tom but your courts have also ruled that a 230 year amendment to your constitution is still somehow relevant today. However you gun nuts need to get your shit together. The 2A clearly states that an angry armed mob are supposed to be 'well regulated', but when your mates stormed the Capital Building, it was a shit fight. You need to be true to the founding fathers intentions Tommy gun.
    3 points
  18. 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
    3 points
  19. http://pulpmx.com/app/uploads/2019/03/csteel136_3-1024x876.png Floater: One of the major changes on the RM125 for 1981 was the addition of Suzuki’s all-new single shock rear suspension system. Coined the “Full Floater” for its unique “floating” shock arrangement, this system used a series of rocker arms, pull rods, and linkages to compress the shock from both the top and the bottom simultaneously. Photo Credit: Suzuki
    2 points
  20. @accnick, a minor correction to an otherwise impeccable post. In Naples, you may safely wear a fake Rolex: local pickpockets are real pros and no matter the quality, a fake will be spotted 5 meters away ...
    2 points
  21. Don’t know why Pizza (??!!) keeps harping about Naples. As Chobani says, the only real danger there is to your gold Rolex (seems to be a fetish for the local camorristi) if you insist on acting the rich dumb tourist. MOF, @Stingray~ should be there right now, let’s see if he comes back alive
    2 points
  22. LUCY and EIDER, 26 and 25 feet.
    2 points
  23. This reminds me of a line from Hunter Thompson There is only one way to get your arm dyed blue on a 747 flying at 38,000 feet over the Pacific. But the truth is so rare and unlikely that not even the most frequent air travelers have ever had to confront it -- and it is usually not a thing that the few who understand want to talk about.
    2 points
  24. Lark: As audiophiles like to say, "Everything makes a difference." The problem is getting a modern VPP program to recognize and evaluate nuance issue like sail combinations. Yes, I do look at heeled waterlines but on a small boat where crew weight can be critical I don't mind "unbalanced" waterlines on a performance boat. The shape needs to adapt to the performance target of the specific condition. On cruising boats I think waterlines should be more balanced to insure a consistent helm.
    2 points
  25. If the emphasis is on getting more people out having fun I'd call it grass roots. If you duck to let a boat cross on port because your excited to see a new boat out its probably grass roots. If you are protesting your buddy as you're in contention for the club championship its probably not grass roots anymore. Access to the water is expensive in the US. Owning a home near the water even more so. Focusing on cheap old boats might be misguided. We need to make it easy for people to enjoy the game before subjecting them to the reality of boat maintenance and upkeep. Same with the r
    2 points
  26. What this thread is really highlighting is how fast Aeros are getting everywhere.
    2 points
  27. I wish Lewis would stand up for something once in awhile instead of all the talk. If you're upset then don't race. I know it would cost him the championship, but what better way to show some fucking balls for once. He's more that pussy Senna than someone like Ali. Plus he already has 7 championships.
    2 points
  28. Piera is similar to a scaled-up Rhodes 27, at about 45' overall and just over 11' beam. She is pretty typical of Rhodes early post-war designs Abeking and Rasmussen built a lot of Rhodes designs in the 1950's as well as the post-war Concordia yawls, of course. Piera was built by A&R during the same period. I was told many years ago by someone who knew these things that A&R had to import bronze screws from the US during this period, as Germany's stock of brass/bronze had been used up for ammunition during WW2, as well as much of the country's industrial capacity having been de
    2 points
  29. ^ Misleading ^ Tthe vaccine(s) very significantly reduce transmission. A vaccinated person is far less likely than an unvaccinated person to be contagious. There are several reasons, the reduced opportunity that the virus has to achieve a level of infection that produces free virions in their exhale, the fact that virions they exhale are likely to be at least partially covered in immune-system products, and -if- they do get to the level of producing/exhaling infectious virus (approx 1/20th the likelyhood of an unvaccinated person), they remain at that level for a much shorter time. O
    2 points
  30. I might rephrase that to say: the game is already given up because the sub already knows where they are, so they might as well zoom around.
    2 points
  31. Raise a glass to Hobot's recovery! And have a great weekend Anarchists (you know I am)! Cheers!
    2 points
  32. He is easier to understand than you are most days. jackos statement sounds pretty strait forward to me.
    2 points
  33. Our bridgedeck is the favorite spot for the night watch. Over 6' long, 2' wide, head on the high side, it can be raining hard with a spray going to windward and you stay dry and warm. Sheet winches close by, AP control in the companionway, and of course the mainsheet control on house above (traveler track is on aft cockpit bench). I spent many nights on the Gulf of Maine right here (as did others). The challenge here is staying awake. About 10 years ago I took on the task of moving the mainsheet control aft, around the traveler.(on the aft cockpit bench). I saw this ar
    2 points
  34. I don’t know that I would call avoidance of self-destructive behavior cowardice, even if it can feel like it. Or maybe cowardice is more of a virtue than we grant it? All I know is the strength of will to turn things around once over the edge is probably beyond me.
    2 points
  35. Clearly the Appeal Panel did not think much of the evidence. I hear Mr Jones has resigned from Australian Sailing Another gain for the sport, not.
    2 points
  36. Rather embarrassing 210916DecisionofIndependentAppealsPanelMJvROC-[27582].pdf (sailing.org)
    2 points
  37. Ratcliffe stated that he does not want to buy the cup, there is clearly a difference between him and Ellison who doesn't mind spending to crush the opposition compared to Ratcliffe who gets his satisfaction from winning a fair contest.
    2 points
  38. Sounds good to me. Everything about your post has me questioning reality at the moment BTW.
    2 points
  39. On a sailboat, you are pretty much always standing (or sitting) "in the bite" [sp? did you mean bight?] - a catastrophic failure of just about any piece of standing or running rigging could potentially put you in a world of hurt. After 30 years in the offshore industry, having worked with many heavy loads, I respect the latent forces and the engineering that goes into making the risks manageable. A bridgedeck traveller isn't any more dangerous than a sheet winch or a boom vang if it is properly engineered and maintained. In my opinion. Most of this thread is driven by opinions that some consid
    2 points
  40. He only got on there in the first place by lying about his assets. He never belonged, so, it's about time he got booted. But then Forbes vetting of that list is very shaky to start with. TFG realized early on that Forbes didn't check self-reported data and that, for a wannabe like him, image was everything.
    2 points
  41. GBU is kind of an acquired taste. Her voice doesn't bother me so much. He is "rough on the edges", big mouth blue collar kind of guy. But they do not pretend to be experts, they learn along the way, and say so. He does not do repairs. He does a hack job, and when it breaks again, then he will do a repair... But you can see how they work together, and it is not too sanitized real-TV. And they refuse - let me correct that - they vehemently REFUSE to have a Patreon account. So good on them. They want to do it on their own terms. And you can tell that he has been raised to be self sufficient,
    2 points
  42. Qrona Anarchy trolls derail yet another thread right from the start with blatant bullshit. How very not surprising. This forum has lost it's allure. As it is, it's no longer informative nor entertaining. It is no longer worth the time or the clicks. Maybe it's time for this ship's captain to have some bullshitters walk the plank.
    2 points
  43. I actually laughed out loud at this, thank you mate. I think they mixed up weight with gross tonnage, goodness me! We've added lead keels everyone! Guys, the boat is great, nothing wrong with it except for the usual little bits and bops. We were at St Tropez last week reaching, doing 24knots J2, 1st reef, I swear with the A5 up that boat will do 30 knots in flat water! I cannot add anything about topic or link, sorry. Just want to stop any doubts about the boat in their tracks. If you want to know more just contact me. Owner keeps the boat near a big refit facility
    2 points

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