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  1. It's a precise mathematical calculation of: (What Progress Am I Really Making) / (Fuck This Shit)^2 Fuck This Shit is a product of: (It's Cold Out Here + It's Wet Out Here + I am Breaking Expensive Things+ I Am Tired and/or Hungry^3)
    14 points
  2. I haven't painted since the pandemic hit us, but here's one I finished just before:
    13 points
  3. She floats and the engine runs! Was a long day transiting the Westerschelde and then navigating the canals across the island of Walcheren
    12 points
  4. My wife drives with her foot on long downwind legs. How the hell else are you supposed to Knit?
    10 points
  5. For people who proclaim to be post-racist, californians sure do obsess over race a lot. Why does it matter what color is sailing boats? The barrier to entry in the sport (in the US) is generally wealth, and not skin tone - focus on that.
    10 points
  6. WARNING: RANT AHEAD! So an afternoon of being hit around the head by the new world of Cat 7 racing as it now appears to be. I have entered and will be skippering a 1932 Fife 9 metre in the Hobart Classics Regatta on behalf of a wonderful and generous owner who is overseas. Paid the money, got a receipt, and then another email or two. But then this afternoon I get forwarded to me an email sent by a Regatta Committee member that was sent to the other person who looks after said yacht, saying I haven't signed the Conditions, oh and they won't accept the Cat 7 from SASC - who due to COVI
    10 points
  7. The reason there was no vaccine hesitancy during polio is because people who work with their hands didn’t have any method to have stupid crap thrust into their heads by profiteers and political charlatans. Unfortunately social media has provided a wonderful way for the undereducated and religiously indoctrinated to be manipulated by bad actors into positions completely unsupported by fact or logic and reliant on grievance and religious dogma for their energy and power. Every piece of data supports it, every study of demographics, religion, voting, and government mistrust shows that t
    8 points
  8. Bob Dole was a badass. Regardless of your affiliation, he was always a gentleman. In chambers or not. We lost a patriot.
    8 points
  9. US: The richest guy in the club bar looks homeless. Europe: The richest guy in the club bar is wearing a watch that costs more than your car. And is gripping the elbow of a mistress who costs more than your home.
    8 points
  10. We spoke with the customer as soon as this was posted to learn more about what happened. This is not something that we have seen before with the Melges 15, so understanding the circumstance is very important. We have an unparalleled passion for building high-quality raceboats, and we will always stand by our product.
    8 points
  11. Flying back into water after a 14 month rebuild...
    8 points
  12. Im a little bit embarrassed about this photo but tis the season to spread some holiday cheer so here goes. By way of explanation, we’d just come out of a crazy squall so that’s my excuse for a genoa furl that looks like a hastily rolled circus tent. And the bumpers...not sure who tied them like that and as for them hanging while underway, I’ll blame the photographer for kicking them down off the deck to get them out of the shot. The story? My buddy called me up...this is probably 25 years ago...‘I’ve got a shoot for the National Ballet and they want it on the water...’Ok don’t worry
    7 points
  13. And there it is. For anyone wondering how chronically tone deaf Glen is, or how poor his ability is to read the room - he never fails to astound, amaze and disappoint.
    7 points
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    7 points
  15. Clac-clac-clac... JEAN LE CAM WANTS TO GO AGAIN AND IS MENTORING YOUTH PROGRAMMES Fourth in the last Vendée Globe, Jean Le Cam's ambition is to set off again on a sixth consecutive Vendée Globe - he will then be 65 years old – sailing aboard a “simple and accessible” Imoca which he hopes to start building as soon as possible if he can find supporting partners. At the same time, Le Cam is helping manage the projects of young sailors Benjamin Ferré and Violette Dorange. He wants to go back once again! After five consecutive Vendée Globe, finishing four, unstoppable Jean le Cam is
    7 points
  16. OK, My thoughts on Environmental considerations. Really, I have 3-4 key points and in order of importance. #1 Longevity, This can most easily be summed up by put any number /∞ and it becomes a very small number. ∞ (in this case)= lifespaqn i) Therefor if you can double the life span of a boat, virtually regardless of it’s initial environmental cost then is environmental factor is ½ ved so you need to look at why people replace boats and you need to act early to arrest that if it’s simple a. Some people replace boats becaus
    7 points
  17. Canadian wisdom to live by, eh!
    7 points
  18. “The desire to build a house is the tired wish of a man content thenceforward with a single anchorage. The desire to build a boat is the desire of youth, unwilling yet to accept the idea of a final resting place.” ― Arthur Ransome "A house is nothing but a boat so poorly built that you would not possibly think of taking it to sea."
    6 points
  19. I just got my hands on this old girl. She is in quite a state, stripped of anything valuable, not even a jerry can on board. The outboard was hanging on by a ratchet strap. While she isn't in a good way her structure is good and she'll make a fine cruiser. Esychia was built in Queensland in 1990 and sailed to Vanuatu and PNG, she still has an O.N. which will come in handy for international trips. The Harrier hulls were the base for the Pescott summerhaven and have a huge 6'4 headroom. She is heavy on the helm and terrible to windward but she'll make a great ride for now.
    6 points
  20. Hurricane Isaiah. Ripped out a Helix that was over 20 feet down. No water down below. Floated off on the next high tide. I am the luckiest most unlucky guy I know
    6 points
  21. Hello, Hopefully I am not breaking any rule by opening this thread.. and hopefully this is the most appropriate subforum to place it. I've been working for about one year and a half on a new sailing simulator focused on foiling that will (hopefully) be available on Early Access on Steam by summer 2022. And it is already available to wishlist here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1448820/Hydrofoil_Generation/ Here's a trailer that shows the current state of development: I want to point out this game is made by a tiny (2 people) studio, so sadly we're
    6 points
  22. Splashing tomorrow. Missed the end of November launch window but only being a week late seems pretty good considering how this entire project has gone. The boat will get weighed on the same potato truck scale in the same manner as when we hauled her 2 years ago. Really curious to know the delta. We'll put her in the slings around 1030 and I can get the last antifoul on a small area under the bulb I couldn't reach in the cradle. I'm hoping to leave the harbour around 1300 since its a 4 hour motor and its gets dark early here. That's all assuming the boat doesn't immediately start taki
    6 points
  23. Fair Winds Captain Dole. From Wiki……. In 1942, Dole joined the United States Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II, becoming a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division. In April 1945, while engaged in combat near Castel d'Aiano in the Apennine mountains southwest of Bologna, Italy, Dole was seriously wounded by a German shell that struck his upper back and right arm, shattering his collarbone and part of his spine. "I lay face down in the dirt," Dole said. "I could not see or move my arms. I thought they were missing." As Lee Sandlin describes, when fellow
    6 points
  24. https://110class.com/ A very cool boat sailed by very cool people. The image at the top of the tread is badly compressed. The hull is 24’ long and 50” wide and has a sort of two trapezoid keel that is about 3’ deep. The rig is a bit old fashioned with a low boom and a big jib- sort of FD like- and the kite is smaller than you would expect compared to modern boats. The boat “kind of got lost” in the end of the 20th century but it was way ahead of it’s time and still a really nice boat to sail. I crewed for my brother when I was 10 or so and had a miserable time, but all the big k
    6 points
  25. The reason that Wharro has got Stefan involved is it is part of the Bill Barry Cotter - Maritimo - ex owner Riviera power boat builder and Steven (Stefan) Ackerie's - Stefans Hair Dressings pissing contest. Bill and Stefan are great mates and both are ex Australian Offshore Power Boat Champions and wear Bill goes Stefan is hanging around when it comes to boats. The colours on the boat are Stefans corporate logo and has been for years. I'm very surprised that the boat isn't all Pink as Stefans offshore boats have been all Pink in the past. Good on Wharro for finding a
    6 points
  26. Today, Mrs. Bull and I went for a gentle day sail (as in light wind). It was a sunny day, high 60s. We anchored for lunch, which consisted of a white bean and roasted tomato stew and bread. I had made the stew earlier. We warmed it up on a one burner butane stove. Amazing how good a bowl of soup can be.
    6 points
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  28. Not really LONQR, but I can't think of a better spot to post this photo. I think its pretty cool.
    6 points
  29. The Bene 40.7 and J/120 typically rate about the same. That said, I'm not clear at all what is more spartan about the J/120 (J/130 for that matter as they are very similar down below) versus the 40.7. The J/120 has a shower, oven, pressure water, fridge, big v-berth, biggish quarterberth, etc. Regardless, given the OP was looking at an SC50, I'm not seeing why they would care of the differences in "spartaness" of a 40.7 and J/120. Biggest difference between the J/120 and 40.7 performance wise is the 40.7 is faster upwind and the J/120 is faster downwind. The J/130 is faster t
    6 points
  30. My uncle and aunt recently asked me what I thought about Dunphy and his AC dealings. I am the AC tragic in my family (like all you lot) so I often get asked what's happening. I told them "He's a dick. He needs to pony up $100m or fuck off" They then explained he's a friend of their's. Oh crap, that crawling feeling of having insulted someone's friend. "You're right though" they replied "he's a dick." Okaaaay ...
    6 points
  31. You got it...but when it really comes down to a favourite Canadian, here’s a guy that captured our nation’s heart in a way that’s difficult to put into words.
    6 points
  32. At least spell favourite correctly
    6 points
  33. Mine ist Robin Sparkelles.............
    6 points
  34. I see your problem. Somebody told you that the US gov't is "them." It isn't. It's us. When the gov't helps the poor, it's because WE want to help the poor. When the gov't stops pollution, it's because WE want cleaner air and water. When the gov't tells you that you cannot drive drunk, it because WE are mean bullies who don't want you to have any fun. - DSK
    6 points
  35. I don't know what the hell he was thinking. How difficult could it be? On the one hand, a known con artist with ties to Russia, on the other hand a bunch of emails they already had. I think his basic Republicanism got the better of him.
    5 points
  36. G.zeus. Fucker Osteen needs taxing, as do all churches. And I promise you, Osteen himself hid that money.
    5 points

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