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  1. That's funny Sock, I'd heard they were about to change their name to the "Multi User Public or Private Event Technical Society for Sailing" but that acronym wasn't allowed to be used in QLD for legal reasons...
    5 points
  2. I had a lengthy chat with Dylan Fletcher to get a bit of detail on what differentiates the boats in terms of speed. He also had some interesting reasons why despite some big steps forward we haven't seen regular smashing of AC50 speed records. Also get his take on inverting the wings and how beneficial that technique is. Anyone be interested on hearing this?
    4 points
  3. Watching cases rise and hearing how my BIL and nephew are STILL battling it, more than 3 months out. BIL has a brain fog that won't quit, jeopardizing his business. Nephew had to go to a 1/2 schedule at school and was diagnosed with Post-exertional Malaise. I'd never heard of it, but it seems like it has set up for him much like those who battle Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 15 year old kid who can't get out of bed without becoming exhausted. Wear the fucking mask and get the shot, when you can.
    4 points
  4. To reflect what they truly represent AS are changing their name to the Australian Racing Sailors Establishment and those that are in the inner sanctum will henceforth be limited to Honorary Administrative & Technical Specialists.
    3 points
  5. https://www.sailing.org/news/90895.php#.YHkHCy2ZNN0 Laser Radial sailor Nethra Kumanan has become the first ever female Indian sailor to qualify for the Olympic Games.
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  7. With all this worrying about one human’s life, I’m ok with the idea of the thread being gone. There won’t be another like it if Hobot doesn’t resurrect it when he has the free time. I’ll take the Hobot over the thread any day!
    3 points
  8. A major crime that day was hanging those capitol police out to dry.
    3 points
  9. I have never been in a bar fight as such. Been beaten up a few times in bars if that counts.
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  10. If you're buying wine with sediment in it you need to find a new brand. That shit went out decades ago - there's no excuse for it anymore. And before anyone posts the inevitable, no-one asking that question would be buying wine old enough to legitimately have sediment. Depends on the sediment: https://www.decanter.com/learn/advice/tartrate-crystals-in-wine-346248/ https://www.goldmedalwineclub.com/blog/post/the-gritty-truth-why-is-there-sediment-in-my-wine https://www.awri.com.au/industry_support/winemaking_resources/fining-stabilities/hazes_and_d
    2 points
  11. They have a profound sort of incompetence that somehow lacks the charm of naïveté.
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  12. I'd love to go to this festival............................. while on shrooms'
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  13. Due to @mad not paying attention and letting @Jean-Baptisteget past I have had to redo the overall rankings - total lack of consideration! Place SA Name Boat Name Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Total 1 viper43 viper640 2 2 4 2 Your Mom Your Mom SA 4 1 5 3 Blue Mountain YC shockwave11
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  14. I still have a few no.6 shotgun pellets in my bum and back after decamping naked out of a young girl's window and hurtling into her dad's rhododendrons below. I never did get my Levis back. And I certainly never risked seeing her again. Shame. Hot little unit.
    2 points
  15. After countersinking and plugging the fasteners.
    2 points
  16. Im a modest, humble guy, so I will be brief. Mine were all on camera in Hollywood. All with Chuck Norris. All were left on the cutting room floor. Chucky was usually able to return to the set within 10 days.
    2 points
  17. Second installment. So I would feel less guilty about bumping the thread. Unfortunately, now I feel like a woman who has her $2,000 shoe purchase spread across multiple credit cards in the hopes that it will seem smaller when viewed by a spouse.
    2 points
  18. He got a time out for acting like a cunt. When I pointed out the lies he was telling he went feral and started sending me PM's claiming he was going to report me to the Australian Federal police or someone for online bullying. So I posted his PM and he went spare - telling both me and Scooter that he was going to take action against Me and SA for using a carriage service to intimidate or some shit. To shut the fuckwit up Scooter pulled the thread that had the PM in it and then he started posting links to it. Then he tried to out another poster and got punted and since he is such a thin skinned
    2 points
  19. I finally got back Monday and extracted a pic from a bad video. I thought I was taking a video when we were shooting the AR but I had it in Picture mode. Soo here is a shot of me with my son's sig and a holder, whatever it is called. I'm really not sure what the purpose of this thing is as it just makes a pistol bigger. The AR was fun. we shot a total of about 250 rnds between all the firearms and yes I was actually hitting the target. Though without the use of my legs for trunk stability, I was constantly a bit high to the left. I hit the target the most with the AR. I really liked
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  20. One has to feel that Nathan Outteridge comes out of the team roster changes considerably worse off than he was in 2019. He loses the Goobs/Parko combination. This loss is heightened because Goobs was Nathan's crew/partner in the 49er winning 3 world championships together and two Olympic medals, gold and silver. This would be the equivalent of Peter Burling losing Blair Tuke to another team. In replacement Nathan has a japanese flight, who is probably the youngest sailor on the course. Kudos for developing youth sailors and taking on a mentoring role. but he will have a tough time
    2 points
  21. Sounds good. The US would kick ass.
    2 points
  22. Because she was a traitorous enemy combatant trying to overthrow the govt
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  23. The biggest thing with this is you just don't know what it's going to do to you if you get it. I caught it in mid-March after attending an open regatta. At 54 I've been a careful "masker" through the whole thing. I'm pretty good shape but was terrified. My first test, a rapid test came back negative. I found out 2 days later it was a failed test when I hauled my 6 yr old kid and myself to the Doctor for a PCR test. Both positive. It bothered my kid for 2 days and put me mostly out of commission for 10 days, but a full month on recovery, (assuming no unknown future issues come from this.
    2 points
  24. They should feel lucky they didn't die a hideous death. They shouldn't feel invincible. My wife got it in December. Hasn't regained her sense of taste and smell yet. Glad she ain't dead. Woody, you need to get your mind right son
    2 points
  25. keeping this thread alive. 15+ years of debauchery.
    2 points
  26. Red boat, spoon bow (2018).
    1 point
  27. Seems Brexit is done for most in the EU. Would love to ratify the TCA and don't think about it anymore. Looks like the UK is the place where Brexit still is not done. No proper implementation of WA in NI, no chance for England to get their border control posts ready in time, no way to get the EU to ratify the great BJ Deal. Which will lead to new international trouble. Get your Brexit done, stay on your island and we are all happy.
    1 point
  28. Yeah, that foot needs to have the underlying material replaced in a few places. That makes it harder, but still do-able. If the material is good right at the tack and clew so you don't have to replace any of the layers there it wouldn't be too hard - you could just patch the bad areas of the underlying material then sew a new wear strip over top. Your new wear strip should be at least double the size of the old one. If the tack and clew need work, it will be beyond anything other than a professional sailmaker's sewing machine. On the luff you will have to pull the stitching out,
    1 point
  29. You all have to admit, compulsory body and car cams are bringing a whole new set of information to the fore. Maybe lying while on duty and losing your shit while on duty will become sackable offences. And way past time too. It's way past time that 'protect and serve' were actually followed, rather than 'intimidate and dominate'. FKT
    1 point
  30. I'm gonna blame the phone on this one, but I think everyone knows it is user error
    1 point
  31. Here's a possibility: The Rasmsus 35 https://www.hallberg-rassy.com/yachts/previous-models/hallberg-rassy-rasmus-35/ -- the numbers line up
    1 point
  32. I met him at a party and I found him to be an arrogant dick. Which is sad because he’s a friend of a couple people I have nothing but respect for. I’ve also met Mark and found him to be really nice guy. What is it with RQYS? Why is it always the centre for club members (Mark is now the 6th or 7th that I know of) to be harrassed and bullied out of the sport? When none of the cases are connected? Fuck me. Being a yacht owner in SE Qld and a member of AS is just so rewarding.
    1 point
  33. Fuck that. Annoying little twerp, he was.
    1 point
  34. Obsolete Olympic class like the Star? or, perhaps Firefly? The Laser / ILCA was a great class long before it became Olympic and will remain a great class long after it stops being in the Olympics.
    1 point
  35. 2nd this , Ed , you have homework .
    1 point
  36. No abuse of that kind that my ugly little 12 yo self recalls. We were "swatted" --so many swats for spelling mistakes, etc. Worst offence was smoking or running away: that earned 10 of the best from the Headmaster. Though, the good old Church of England Priest with the metal plate in his head from =his time in the War was a bit creepy. Anyway, we treated the swats rather like good old Kipling's Stalky & Co. No lavatory inspections, though. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3006/3006-h/3006-h.htm The Prince would have approved, I suppose.
    1 point
  37. Your words, not mine. President Biden has flaws. But, he does care for others. Having a President who exhibits empathy, humanity, and compassion, is a refreshing change.
    1 point
  38. It appears as if Hobot is on the road to recovery. He's propped in his hospital bed up and alert, cutting it up with his nurses. He's also being combative with one of his doctors a tall blonde Doctor who Hope says looks like a Barbie Doll, walks around on air, and has total disregard for everyone beneath her including Hope, and ignoring her questions. The one doctor who is down to earth, whom was Hobot's primary care doctor, whom Hobot gets along with. Whom with the nurses was responsible for saving Hobots life, along with the vascular surgeon who clamped off the veins leading to the blee
    1 point
  39. It's not the most impressive boat or cruising designs on this website, but I've been preparing my 1986 Catalina 22 for my second season of ownership. I just spent the better part of 3 days underneath the boat sanding off several layers of old paint from prior years. It was painful and dusty but the hope is to avoid another impromptu aquaculture farm on the bottom this season in the warm water on the south side of Cape Cod. My goal is to splash her May 1 this year so I have some time to sail before tuna season begins this summer. The boat sits on a mooring in Harwich and I hope to get trips in
    1 point
  40. Hobot is 'one of us' or none of us are worthy. I'm excited that there is $5K in the till and will be downright giddy if it hits ten. I did give blood yesterday and compared to getting the vax, it was a pain in the ass. But I will do it again in 6 weeks, again with Hobot in mind. I don't know how to put this, but the gofund page shows someone who I'm guessing is younger than me, that hits home. Please help if you can.
    1 point
  41. I'd suggest not traveling more than 1 hour to look at a boat unless the broker or owner gives you a facetime/zoom/whatever tour of it first. Saves a lot of disappointment!
    1 point
  42. Sorry for the long post, maybe some will find it helpful. I had time to write it while my wife and I made our 400 mile/51 hour trip from Newfoundland back to Nova Scotia!! I tried to learn everything I could about the choices I was looking at leading up to buying Boundless. I learned a fair amount about the various Catana models, about which the broker Don Buckle’s knowledge is truly encyclopedic. I chartered a C471 in the Caribbean, and I visited the Catana yard in 2015, and I looked at many boats for sale. I tried the same exercise with Outremer, and did a delivery on O51 Archer from Na
    1 point

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