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  1. I have had a lot of experience using a trysail in anger. Counter-intuitively, you want the head at about half mast height. This may result in the tack being higher than you might think is best, but in real storm conditions, if the trysail is set too low it becomes depowered when the boat is low in a trough, and then as the boat rises on the wave, the boat gets flattened as the trysail powers up. Having it set a bit higher keeps the pressure more steady. If the boat is depowering and getting knocked down on every wave, you won't be able to hold a reasonable course. If you've ever tacke
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  2. I recently had the original Volvo MD7A removed from my 1981 Morris Annie and replaced with an ElectricYachts Quiet Torque 10 Electric Motor. The new motor is powered by 12 Battle Born 12V, 100 Ahr batteries wired in series / parallel to result in a 48V, 300 Ahr system. Battery charging is done via 120V shore power, motor regeneration while under sail, and soon to be added solar panels. I kept the two previous batteries (1 house & 1 starter), Optima, 12V, 50 Ahr, AGMs. Each is charged by a dedicated 50W solar panel and Victron MPPT charge controller. These solar panels are mounted on the
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  3. We have an elastic cord from backstay around the mast to the other backstay at the height of the second spreader. One side above the spreader, the other side below. That´s enough to keep the backstay stays always in front of the boom or battens, also when reefed. The blocks are 1,5t breaking load ultralight Allen Aluminium blocks, great stuff. On a hot gennaker run you can use the Spinlock XTX jammer to free the winch for handling the gennaker sheet from max aft windward side. A footrail on the cockpit floor gives a safe/strong grinding position.
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  4. And of course they celebrated in the time-honoured traditions of that regatta as I have done and my father before me...
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  5. Today's 24 hr distance between start and end points was 174 nm. That gained him 173 nm toward the tip of Brazil. 7.4 knot average VMG overall (with 8.4 knots of boat speed overall). Distances made good in 24 hours toward tip of Brazil (with distances moved through the water in 24 hours): Day 1: Jan 19: 231 nm (231 nm) Day 2: Jan 20: 249 nm (253 nm) Day 3: Jan 21: 240 nm (277 nm) Day 4: Jan 22: 215 nm (260 nm) Day 5: Jan 23: 171 nm (253 nm) Day 6: Jan 24: 75 nm (209 nm) Day 7: Jan 25: 63 nm (153 nm) Day 8: Jan 26:
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  6. Just got our third jab (booster) this morning at the local GP. Rolled up at 7.15am, a half dozen souls in line. Jabbed at 7.20am, waited the obligatory 15 mins to detect anaphylactic shock and we were back in the car at 7.35am. So my total down time for getting the three Covid 19 shots has amounted to less than 90 mins. This community protection thing is not exactly an onerous requirement. Most of my clients have now started mandating all visitors must show proof they are double vaxxed to enter their premises. Suits me fine. I prefer workplaces with less dumb fucks.
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  7. I think saw Q made the place a bit un-friendly. Who needs that?
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  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/59999541 Doubts over Novax’s COVID test results? Who would have thought?
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  9. 2 cows in a field. The first goes "moooo". The second goes "Fuck, I was going to say that!".
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  10. I also demand that Nickleback be taken down also.
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  11. It's not the research that's the problem, it's the experts analysis of the research. People lack the logic and commonsense necessary to deal with nuance. They want an expert that aligns with their political beliefs. Unfortunately, most research is explained with concepts like probability. This leaves room for the shills to turn a little bit of doubt into a whole lot of contrary bullshit which plays on people general distrust of experts. Exhibit A, smoking. Exhibit B, climate change. Exhibit C, covid.
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  12. So does every single person on the planet need to do their own research? What level of research are you proposing; a couple of hours on the internet every week critically digesting the latest opinion of everyone from kooks to experts, or getting a few academic degrees (because immunology alone will not be enough) and setting up our own labs? It isn't feasible for the entire population of earth to "do our own research". The vast bulk of the population are incapable of it for various reasons ranging from accessibility through to expertise. Hence we must rely on trained experts who have info
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  13. Line Cooke in thisse kitchen........
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  14. History repeating by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS 7 Jun 2021 08:00 AEST 9m trimaran - El Toro © Ben KellyHere's something very new, as such... However, in the 60s, another bunch of avant-garde enthusiasts pretty much did the same. Now their product also took its inspiration from the male bovine. They even gave the Muira wonderful little styling cues to really cement Lambo's triumphant arrival into the supercar scene, with the cheeky eyelashes turning heads, and placing exclamation marks everywhere it went. Yet there was another you had to be specifically look
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  15. Going with Yarrawonga
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  16. Google that. They make their money from their money, not from actually working. The tax system is designed to draw from working people, not from capitalists.
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  17. So, I've been talking to my son, the highly paid CEO of a cabinet business. What about offering custom-made, exotic hardwood, beautifully finished bull rails north of the border? A gold mine! He rubbed his chin, nodded his head, and said he would report me to his mother if I mentioned bull rails again.
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  18. I agree with Russell. Speaking directly to Steve and it seems issuing a warning of the prevalence of litigation. Q, you remember earlier how I said fuck you? Well, it still stands.
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  19. Just do the Ulimate Florida Challenge to get the Gator tooth. It’s how I got two. I agree with MisterMoon with finishing in 4-5 days. There is sizable welcoming committee already, so no need to source a cold beer, and there are two-three days left to unwind, catch up with friends and just enjoy Keys. I also believe that I have the perfect boat, since I don’t need think hard about logistics. Over years I flew to the start or from the finish, once I fit it inside of a rental subcompact, I can sleep on it, I still can finish in 4 days… credits for the pic go to https://forums.
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  20. I am not dodging anything, nor am I lumped into "you kiwis". I believe your original jab was in relation to the delivery times of the AC 40, correct? And if you're suggesting that the kiwis can't deliver these things on time, what is your supporting evidence that they have not delivered supplied equipment to teams on time in the past? I could every well be wrong, but the only major I can recall were the foil arms- which was originally LLRP & Persico's responsibly. ETNZ and the other challengers had to step in to help get the foil arms across the line. If you're going to bring up some
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  21. What a crazy time when a Canadian is more patriotic than most Americans.
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  22. Doug when told what it costs to remove the wreck to unblock a waterway that transports billions of dollars worth of cargo:
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  23. As is often the case, the back of the boat is congratulating itself on a good race, while the foredeck is left to clean up the bow by himself.
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  24. Throw Rogan needs spotify, Neil Young needs nothing. One is a whore, the other is not.
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  25. the third option, a sense of humour
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  27. Biden is not nice. He ruthlessly beat the shit out of Trump on Nov 3rd 2020.
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  28. Thanks, my friend. You survived it, I'll be embarrassed if this shit kills me! Fucker is heartless. I hope the heart goes to someone deserving. Agreed. They wasted a liver on Mickey Mantle, he at least felt somewhat guilty for the short while he lived afterward. - DSK
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  29. I can't help you with Hulu but getting ready to switch to T Mobile 5g internet. The price is right and I did a test with my T Mobile phone as a hot spot. Runs our Firestick/Youtube.tv combo just fine.
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  30. In other words, your personal morals are identical to those of a roach.
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  31. This is a possibility for the #3 I hadn’t thought of. Thank you.
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  32. Some controversy about the origin of the quote.
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  34. Sounds like a perfect day spent on the water!
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  35. Trump saying, "I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help me God" would be just as ludicrous as him taking the presidential oath of office.
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  36. It was 1968, my first rock concert, 15 years old, Eric Burton and the Animals, Santana, Jethro Tull, Long beach Auditorium, tickets $3.50 and my world changed. Problem was it was a school nite and I lied about going to the library to study. Still one of my favorites. I swear this song got me thru my adolescent trials.
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  37. Meh on the new song. Where's Martin Barre? The new album by Government Mule is great.
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  39. Pretty sure the handles came off when it was in ‘stralia.
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  40. It’ll get scratched off in a few months! I had a customer that wanted to fix up a Harken Traveller track. You don’t just “Re-Anodize” a part. You have to “de-Anodize” it, fix it and then you “Re-Anodize” the part. So, the cost triples! As cheap of a bastard as he was, he ordered a new section of track for a few hundred dollars, much less than refurbishing an old, shitty piece of track!
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  41. 18 years old is not too late.
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  42. You have the actual burgee. That's so passé. NFTs are the wave of the future, get in early before the prices go way up. Who wants to actually own something when you can own the idea of something! I probably shouldn't make this public, but WTF. I am going to issue NFTs for pets. Just think of it. No potty training, no food bills, no vet visits, no shedding, etc. Just the joy of owning a pet without all of the hassles! Send me a message here if you want one. I only have 4 breeds available at the moment, but we should have all of the breeds available shortly. Cash or Pa
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  43. I know the skipper personally, he was a good friend of our family for over 30+ years so he or his wife must have had a medical emergency or his boat had an issue and he tried to make it ashore. The fact that they found him fouled up in rope and lines, I can only assume he was trying to free his prop from being fouled. Can only hope the authorities can figure out what happened. At least he died doing what he loved doing.
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  44. Lot of it has been covered I think. The "racing slang" can be funny and definitely not politically correct, in the 90s we used the the feminine of the n word (Négresse) to call an incoming puff (because the water becomes black when a big puff is about and puffs (risées) are feminine), I used to imagine an angry black woman about to board the boat! The N word is probably not as offensive in French. We use more English words now, "la fameuse" is now sometimes a "gybe drop". I initially tried to learn English by watching "Neighbours", my British flatmates laughed at the ensuing
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  45. Non, pas du tout! "Plat comme les seins d'une nonne" literally means "as flat as a nun's tits", meaning flat seas... And "je me souviens" does not mean I am a souvenir, but "I remember" But you are pulling my leg, right? RIGHT?
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