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  1. Last I checked we were the second largest county in the country with zero COVID deaths. That's not by accident. We are a mask wearing, social distancing, vaccine getting, tight community, and the results of that effort aren't going to change that position for the future. We are all in the this together is a theme of the islands.
    6 points
  2. We own one ... lets talk turkey... we had an f27 before and wanted something bigger that still sailed.. there was a list of things which is why our boat is called Bare Necessities. We race and cruise. Fastnet Round Ireland Armen . Mix of crewed . 4 or 5 and 2 handed . Alison and me. Top speed 23 knts... We have done lots of cruising Scotland France and locally normally 2 plus dog. Ours is THE 1150.. the others like her were 1200 . We are 4.7 tonnes with sails and racing safety kit.. tanks 120 l diesel 2 x nanni 14 hp 1 l per hour . Water up to 400l if we fill full... 3 double berth
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  3. NYYC has no toys. AM has all the toys and they are heading to the Florida Panhandle and are not looking back. S&S has no toys but somehow sold the LBYC and NYYC an empty bag of toys.
    4 points
  4. We had a big cruising boat in at the Hawaii Yacht Club for a whole that was homeported in Aspen, CO. I liked that: I pictured the oxen laboring over the passes with the boat in tow, the exciting running of the rapids (keel and mast presumably stowed below somehow), the joy of finally arriving at deep water…..
    4 points
  5. Thank you for not quoting the troll. The US Navy has had a run of poor development programs lately and the DDGX is one of them, unfortunately. Several useful technologies have come out of the program but as mentioned, the ammunition for the guns ended up being prohibitively expensive so the vessels are essentially "neutered." They will serve as development platforms for other weapons technologies as they are developed. The whole class will end up being only 3 vessels. The US Navy pursued an actual laser weapon for a time that enjoyed limited success. They were forced to abandon it b
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  6. I got a lot of experience with a sister ship named Humdinger, owned by my dear departed friend Donald Young. I rebuilt the boat after it had sat in a Wisconsin cornfield for a long time. I built a tall rig for the boat (plywood wing mast that's still going) and raced the boat quite a bit with Donald. When he sold it, I got to sail it to San Francisco with my choice of crew. Suffice it to be said, we had a good time. Surfed our brains out and then decided we loved the boat too much to deliver it to the new owner, until we had a full day of bombing around the bay, keeping the "mood" all day long
    4 points
  7. Not wanting to be morbid but recent events in my life saw me in hospital amongst patients that were in critical care. While none of us want to think of the inevitable when it does come how do we lessen the stress on our love ones and medical staff on what our wishes are? I witnessed first hand the amount of pressure put on the patient and the family by doctors of what their wishes would be when they faced that decision. Patient had suffered a major heart attack with failing kidneys. Heart surgery was successful but dialysis was not recommended. Doctors were professional but had a point to make
    3 points
  8. Apparently they have restructured their cash flow model...;-)
    3 points
  9. I will celebrate Trump's death that cannot happen soon enough. Piece of shit motherfucker.
    3 points
  10. I have no idea what you're talking about.
    3 points
  11. Adding pedal winches so you can come out of retirement and show me how to sail.
    3 points
  12. Dad's fallen off. Quick run down and grab the lifebuoy. Ah never mind, fuck dad. He never liked keeping it on deck because it made things untidy. Now we can sell this POS and but something untidy and comfortable.
    3 points
  13. The stuff is known as Basalt Fibre, but Granite is cute! Glass fibre is just sand melted, Basalt is just Granite melted, same process, it's a very dark brown, almost olive-brown in colour. Temp to generate Basalt is about double that of glass which is possibly one of the reasons it has a higher MPa. It all started 2-3 years ago when I started looking into Flax, and it's impressive also, I happened to be invited to Albert Eisenstein’s supposedly favourite cafe in Zurich and this super cool guy told me all about Flax, and I tried a bit, initially in a 49er centreboard and it was
    3 points
  14. I can see it pretty easily in the photo. Give your missile a camera and some pretty low grade pattern recognition and it can see it too.
    3 points
  15. Are you saying he should kick the shit out of a camera man?
    3 points
  16. slug zitski ["don’t fool around with home designers ,snake oil salesman .. choose a pro designer"] He didn't. He commissioned us (pro-designers] who worked with ex Prada/Team NZ engineer Peter Lawson to come up with the best solution based on the brief given. Some clients prefer Full Skeg; some Semi Skeg; and some No Skeg at all. It all comes down to the brief and if it is for a Full Skeg, then we are going to give him the best that can be done within that medium - and we did. She isn't balanced but she is light on the helm because we took the sail plan into account for best balance and t
    3 points
  17. Somebody SHOULD issue a DoG challenge and let Dalts figure out how to pay for a defense and boat for THAT.
    3 points
  18. If there are no rat traps, the rats will continue to multiply. I wonder if the Dems will ever look far enough into the future to see their inaction will have destroyed the democratic principles this country was founded upon. Or will they just wait until it's too late?
    2 points
  19. and there is the anticipated response.......
    2 points
  20. I have never seen those definitions, never occured to me, I assumed it was an expression of affection. Ah well. We had the Hinckley then, I guess she was probably 15 and her little brother 4-5. She wanted to do something and I said no. She called me a dickweed, hell I thought she made up the word on the spot, she has a talent. All of the writing on the label is hers. Clarity and Focus. I told her I preferred the Honorific, Cap'n Dickweed. It stuck. Seeing those definitions makes me think, if the shoe fits...... I think the yard had a lot of fun with that, and I like that they kn
    2 points
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  22. Don't drive like my brother
    2 points
  23. It’s a term of the affectedly learned. I intend to depart the littoral and direct my vessel toward pelagic environs, y’know what I mean?
    2 points
  24. As opposed to clittoral. Which means “inter tidal zone”. This is me steering the conversation away from politics.
    2 points
  25. Why would vaccine verification be any different than verifying age to purchase alcohol. I am 75 and STILL get carded at the liquor store. Don't do that and the employee and business are at risk of fines and jail time here in KY.
    2 points
  26. Keeping the ass-end from dragging by using the forward station is a must for rowing longer distances. I also believe that narrow spoons are a lot easier to use if it's choppy without losing a lot of power. Having good foot blocks is another. I put the foot blocks too far forward and got gently scolded by Russel. He also kindly gave me some more foot blocks to fix it. This is around than 350lbs not including cargo.
    2 points
  27. Just to beat anyone else to the punch, as long as we’re trying to steer, nudge this thread away from politics...to the arts...all hail The Village People
    2 points
  28. One post, one word, and two down votes. You're off to a good start.
    2 points
  29. Trying to build bigger faster head-bashing rocks has been a frustrating and counter-productive game ever since Ogg the Caveman tied the first rock to the end of a stick so he could bash saber tooth tigers over the head and defend the cave better. We're still trying to defend the cave. We're still spending huge amounts of time and money and the professional skills of smart young people on it. That effort would be FAR better spent on making life better, somehow or anyhow, than in destruction... UNLESS the other option is to have saber tooth tigers rampage thru our cave, which always remains
    2 points
  30. LOL. I don't really know what the wind was where we were - I don't have instruments. Races were Sunday 10-4 so you check here: https://www.windalert.com/spot/166152 That is on the east side of the lake but the wind was west - coming over a big hill. We kept things under control better than we did last year -> we kept sailing the boat when it got windy. Small steps!
    2 points
  31. I was just fucking with him, but the post does say "blowing 25 (gusting 32)"
    2 points
  32. @Borax Johnson Frankly, I think you're asking a lot when you set the bar at "years" of storage. A year, two years tops is a more reasonable bar unless you're storing military MRE's or Mountain House freeze-dried hiking/survival food. First, heat is the enemy even of "long shelf life food." If the boat is in an area that experiences hot summers, you should deduct some shelf life accordingly. Eat some of this stuff and rotate your stock on a regular basis. Second, cans are good, glass is better. @bmiller is quite right that even canned soup degrades over time. I experienced this first
    2 points
  33. Here are a couple of 3D images of the boat. I can add detail here as the build progresses
    2 points
  34. Haven’t we already done this thread a few times? And there are books on the subject. Some cruisers beg freezer space from local restaurants to freeze out weevils from flours and meals. But hey, weevils in your flour is just like beef in your alfalfa! I’m a bit partial to R&B. Rice & Beans. And we can always learn from the master: Can be used to make pretty decent fish cakes too! And back in the day when *ahem* certain friends and family members were on “assistance” those powdered eggs and dried skim milk went a long long way. Though there is a bit o
    2 points
  35. Just remember: Weevils is good eatin’!
    2 points
  36. It is beyond stupid to argue that the Biden admin is anything remotely as corrupt as the Drumph . .
    2 points
  37. I had cans aboard for a few years that never rusted significantly. If they are rusting, ask yourself why are they wet!
    2 points
  38. Sol, you have been missed!
    2 points
  39. It would appear if you are a rich white couple heading to Wanaka, name and shame. If you are a couple of Chinese working girls sneaking into Blenheim, name and shame, even photo on TV. A couple of whanau Mongrel Mob slappers, full privacy. Still at least they hold the record as best sex workers in NZ, they fucked the whole of Northland in 2 days.
    2 points
  40. Spare a thought for us up there now on 40 footers that are running: - Masthead Symmetrical Kites -Frac Symmetrical kites - Asymmetric Kites (both frac and MH) -Code Zero's (Fr0 and MH0) -Staysails Certainty good for your cardio... But god its fun
    2 points
  41. There's the BJ we all know and love. Always not merely right, but righteous.
    2 points
  42. Oh man, does that get my blood burning! Thanks for posting that. The vid vid below is me winging just across the river in Stevenson on a winder day. I had just learned how to jibe so I was a bit jibe proud right then :). That is great water and it stays relatively smooth even when it is going. @twnpipe, I did start a new Skeeta/Nikki thread here :
    2 points

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