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  1. Hobot was kept on a drug that put a protective layer over the ulcer yesterday and last night. The bleeding has been stemmed. He was taken off the respirator this morning. However his blood pressure keeps going up and down, and his doctor said this is because of Hobot's worry and stress for Hope, his daughters and any and everything else. The doctor asked Hope to come in and see him, to hold his hand and help relieve this stress. Hope will be gowned and masked like the nurses to do this. They will allow his daughters masked and gowned in succeeding days to visit him as well. Hobot is now puttin
    33 points
  2. Two days ago, Hope was gowned and masked by the nurses to help with his care to relieve his stress. Yesterday Hope returned to the hospital in the morning early to stay with him and help the nurses care for him. They will allow his daughters masked and gowned in a few days to visit him as well. He is now putting whole sentences together when speaking. The doctors are still confident that he will continue to improve. There can be more possible set backs. However, hoping for the easiest and best outcome.
    29 points
  3. Alden had the hull and deck of my boat cast in fibre glass in the UK in 1959-60. Hallmatic shipped the hull and attached deck, along with a thick roll of blue prints, to the Poul Molich boatyard in Denmark to be finished. There, along with the cockpit, interior, spars, the Danes built my house 60 years ago. When I bought the boat, the house was already 40 years old. I was an experienced home builder but I didn't know much about these houses. We sailed it every season but the house was showing some battle scars after 40 years. Christened in the Great Lakes, it made it's way to the Bahamas
    26 points
  4. RIP. He served his country and the extended Commonwealth until his dying day. Never complained about it and just got on with it. As a British citizen I will mourn his passing with respect. Clearly too difficult for some ignorant idiots to achieve on this thread.
    17 points
  5. Conn Findlay, 90, passed over the Bar on April 8. He was the best of shipmates. Conn, who rowed for USC as an undergrad and received his MBA from Cal Berkeley in 1956, was a four-time Olympic medalist, and one of the special few to medal in two distinct sports, winning Gold in rowing at the 1956 and the 1964 Summer Olympics, and Bronze in the 1960 Games. In the 1976 Olympics, Conn Findlay was on the trapeze for Dennis Conner to win a Bronze medal in the Tempest two-man keel boat . Unfortunately, with a Gold medal in reach, Conner picked the wrong side on the last weather leg and dro
    14 points
  6. The happy conclusion of this thread is finally here! Just took her out on her maiden voyage in San Diego. Wonderful afternoon for a mellow shakedown sail; 4-6kts of boat speed in 5-10kts out of the South, which made for a good test of the Hoyt self-tacker as we worked our way out past Point Loma. It's so easy it feels like cheating. Downwind wing-on-wing is a breeze. "Ready about?" "Yeah sure - whatever..." No need for anyone to put down their beer or sandwich. It's the perfect boat for this use case and she moves really really well. Just our luck, a group on a Swan 40-something
    13 points
  7. He was a veteran and a sailor, counts for a lot in my book. Fair winds, Prince Phillip. Unless the person was truly, heinously, evil and malevolent, speaking ill of the dead is poor form. I don't believe that Phillip rose to that level. The good news is that nobody really cares what the graceless here think.
    13 points
  8. Philip Mountbatten, rest his soul. There was a story years ago, sailing at Cowes and Prince Philip on port tack. Starboard tacker hails. Prince does not alter course, sails on. Starboard tacker ducks and the skipper shouts out, "What, do you think you own the water!?!" The Prince shouted back, "NO, but my wife does!" Sail on Prince Philip.
    12 points
  9. I made a little shrine in my kitchen for H & H, orchids, candles etc... No idea if Christian, Jewish, Pastafarian or other, but it seemed like the thing to do.
    11 points
  10. I just set up a go fund me page for Hobot and added a donation to get the ball rolling. Any donation no matter how small would be helpful and appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-mark-vraney?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR3C0V2T7OBysBjdNgRM1-wFYNOMscQ4hVv0jgpXN83iSDl1Bz-uGl07yxc
    10 points
  11. I've received notes and letters from friends in healthcare as well as from healthcare workers I don't know. The following are a selection of those notes and letters. 1)One a nurse anesthetist who said all last year they were, "cancelling elective surgeries that could potentially result in an ICU admission due to no ICU beds. Other hospitals are not even doing electives right now. This is a huge problem! Let’s put COVID aside for a second...not doing these surgeries alone is creating a HUGE backlog. After we get done dealing with COVID, we will then have to try to get as many of the
    10 points
  12. By introduction, I did the opening post. I am South African. I am definitely not a Royalist. Under the British Empire rule my great-great grandparents and their fellow countrymen were put into concentration camps under atrocious conditions during the Boer Wars. More people died inside these camps than by enemy fire. I therefore would have plenty of reasons to knock the Royals. But I chose not to. I am also a keen sailor. Prince Philip was also a keen sailor. I can say that I have competed against him at Cowes Week in '85 and '86. I don't think he spotted me though! I can re
    10 points
  13. The Santa Cruz surfing and sailing communities lost a long time friend when Jim Foley died yesterday after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jim was the consummate waterman, an outstanding surfer and board shaper, sailor, boat designer, and builder who was always enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and experience with anyone who was interested. Jim began his surfing career on rubber surf mats in 1950. By 1953 he and his father, Chuck, were building surfboards out of wood planks. Early on Jim was experimenting with shapes, materials, and construction methods. He
    10 points
  14. For anyone who thinks that this is not a big deal if you are in a "low risk" group, you are mistaken and dangerously so. I am 52 and was very healthy coming into this, no risk factors at all. I still ended up with double pneumonia and still can't go more than a couple hours without taking a break and nodding off for half an hour. I had fever of 103 for 11 days, and required iv fluids to rehydrate. I had no idea that I even had pneumonia at the time and only went to the ER because I had become so dehydrated from the fever. Thankfully they caught the pneumonia in the ER and with treatment,
    9 points
  15. Well, I've learnt more about PP from this thread than I ever knew before, such was how little I cared. However, he was a sailor and a seaman, so I wish him fair winds and following seas.
    9 points
  16. He wasn't a keyboard warrior/wanker like you: Philip was appointed as a midshipman in January 1940. He spent four months on the battleship HMS Ramillies, protecting convoys of the Australian Expeditionary Force in the Indian Ocean, followed by shorter postings on HMS Kent, on HMS Shropshire, and in Ceylon.[25] After the invasion of Greece by Italy in October 1940, he was transferred from the Indian Ocean to the battleship HMS Valiant in the Mediterranean Fleet.[26] On 1 February 1941,[27] Philip was commissioned as a sub-lieutenant after a series of courses at Portsmouth, in which he
    9 points
  17. Rest in Peace, Prince Philip. Well done, well done indeed. My sincere condolences to Queen Elizabeth, a true icon of the last 80 years. And my apologies about that whole Markle thing. She should feel free to behead her for treason, along with that Ginger Twat.
    9 points
  18. As a guy who spent 43-plus years in residential construction & high end fine finish carpentry (and other things) in So Cal for the semi-rich & somewhat famous Hollywood attention whores.... ^THIS^ is without a doubt the most fugliest of fugly monstrosities of an architectural abortion I've ever seen.....and THAT includes the mansion on Sunset with the naked statues out front owned by some Middle East oil pump-fuker.....that thankfully got arson-aged one night. And the fuking psycho-fuk paranoid twat-waffle who built a miniature castle on a hill top east of Malibu.....that not only DID
    9 points
  19. He was a better man than us lot. Fairwinds, Duke of Edinburgh.
    8 points
  20. Those here glad to see HRH passing should consider that before he became the Duke of Edinburgh he served in the Royal Navy during WWII onboard ships defending against the Nazi. Whatever your personal opinions on monarchy, whether your monarchy or others, have some respect for a WWII veteran.
    8 points
  21. I check this thread several times a day hoping to hear news; always hoping for good news. I look forward to the day Hobot is discharged. I will use that as an excuse to celebrate in true Irish fashion. In the meantime, I continue to offer the best thoughts I can muster for him and Hope as well as Boomer who we all appreciate for keeping us in the loop.
    8 points
  22. I would like someone in Australian Sailing to explain to me just where they think they get the power to make the purported prescription to rule 46, because I don't think they do have the power. If the local TV station decides they want to send a photographer out on my boat to get some footage of local yacht racing, I am responsible for ensuring that the cameraman joins the club or pays for a sailpass? And if my friends want to come out and see what sailing is about, or just enjoy a day on the water, it's the same! And this is supposed to be good for the sport? AS can get fucked!
    8 points
  23. They do Mine was a charmer until she was 12 when I suddenly went from most admired man in Britain to arse of the universe. That period lasted until she was 17 when she became wonderful again. During the bad years I would say something that i thought was clever and she would kill me with a single flick of a glance. If you are the father of a teenage daughter, then hang on in there. They do come back.... eventually. my wife explained that she was practising controlling something that is bigger and Dummer than her. d
    8 points
  24. Very encouraging news. Wishes for continued improvement.
    8 points
  25. When I was chairman of sailing at a much loved local club I made this Hitler parody video for the end of season presentation night about the PHS ratings, and ripped the piss out of many of the senior members. All thought it was hilarious and the main target (a past Commodore and very prominent Brisbane businessman) even goose stepped up to podium with a Hitler mo to receive his trophy afterwards.
    7 points
  26. Bleeding ulcers are difficult. As he gets better from the virus and faces this. Interventional radiologist are very good at thrombosing (clotting) them off. Occasionally we still operate on them. Getting ready to do a perforated ulcer in the OR now. my prayers will be with him thanks for updates Bill
    7 points
  27. Shit. Hobot, when you recover and read this, know a lot of people you never even met are worrying about you.
    7 points
  28. Anyone who is having the type of trouble you describe with reefing/furling headsails either has the wrong sails, the wrong furling systems and deck hardware, or lacks the knowledge to use them correctly. Modern reefing/furling headsails and their systems are a game-changer for shorthanded offshore cruisers and racers. Chances are with hank-on sails you will either wait too long to change down comfortably, or wait to long to change up when it gets lighter. The last thing you want to do in deteriorating conditions is be on the foredeck if you don't have to be. If the reefing/furling sy
    7 points
  29. Hear Hear, it is a follow on from the FP which is about a man who gave loyal service long after most people would have retired - 30 years longer to be precise. He also did great things for youngsters as you say. I was in the Sea Scouts and the Chief Scouts Award and the DoE scheme had many similarities. And as far as the Yanks criticising the British Empire which, as you say was already on the way out when Philip arrived on the scene, well their treatment of the First Nations (some of whom are still living on reservations) was a kind of prototype for ethnic cleansing so they have nothing
    7 points
  30. Wow, some really judgemental cunts on here. Nice to see true colours I guess. Neither of the two worst ones surprise me at all. One has an ego the size of a large country, the other just lives up to the reputation of their country of origin. Good or bad, Philip showed a sense of duty missing in many these days.
    7 points
  31. Back in the day around here folks would call BS on posts like that one.
    7 points
  32. That is how I ended up with one of these also. This is the 16ft version of the 10fter. Not the normal rig but borrowed from various beach cats. I couldn't afford a WETA so built instead. There are a few good small tri designs out there backed by the designers if you are looking to build since there is nothing in the market to buy.
    6 points
  33. Mark continues to improve throughout the day. Since there have been so many setbacks, we're keeping our fingers crossed, but will wait for a few days of continued progress, before we get our hopes to high. With clear lungs that are now staying clear, the pneumonia has probably been beaten. I knock on wood, least we have another setback. Hope was in tears when donations started to roll in today. Thanks to everyone who has donated - very, very much appreciated. Thank you all again!
    6 points
  34. That is not true, particularly as more variants develop as folks refuse to adhere to safety measures and get vaccinated. My mother ended up with pneumonia from it after receiving both vaccine doses. She is in a very high risk group, and the course of her illness was milder than mine which is almost certainly due to having received the vaccine. Still, she did get it and did get quite ill. The best way out of this and back to a somewhat normal society and economy is with everyone pulling together and working with the best knowledge we have at any given time. The idea that getting vaccinat
    6 points
  35. He lent his name and support to the AYRS, to which I belonged for decades. He would sail in absolute shit. He gladly married, stayed with a powerful, smart woman, and played his role well, as far as I can tell. For that, I respected him. No excuses for the bad stuff- he was a man of his times & rank. Fair winds, and good memories for his family.
    6 points
  36. 2 X 10kW motors, 2 X 10kWh batteries. So that's 2 hours motoring (one at a time) - and recharge that 20kWh how? I'd be cautious buying a boat from people who can't multiply, divide, or add.
    6 points
  37. WarDodo is stupid but then he's also selfish. He's stupid because he knows there's this disease but he thinks he can tough it out. He won't even get the vaccination that his boy Shitstain got (in sekret) because ... stupid. He's selfish because after he gets the disease he'll give it to others. What an asshole.
    6 points
  38. ATLANTA, GA—In a surprise announcement today, the CDC revised its guidelines on social distancing. Vaccinated people can now ignore social distancing if needed in order to punch an unvaccinated person in the face. "We highly encourage punching as many unvaccinated people in the face as possible," said Dr. Nancy Messonnier. "We think this will be an effective tool for encouraging many more people to stop resisting the vaccination-- since our science indicates very few people enjoy being punched in the face." The CDC confirms these new guidelines are "effective immediately," and will be in
    6 points
  39. Always prefer those ... they don't even have to be green. Go the H&H!
    6 points
  40. Are puns jokes? Anyway: 1. Dad, are we pyromaniacs? Yes, we arson. 2. What do you call a pig with laryngitis? Disgruntled. 3. Writing my name in cursive is my signature move. 4. Why do bees stay in their hives during winter? S’warm. 5. If you’re bad at haggling, you’ll end up paying the price. 6. Just so everyone is clear, I’m going to put my glasses on. 7. A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone a round. 8. I lost my job as a stage designer. I left without making a scene. 9. Never buy flowers from a monk. Only you can prevent fl
    6 points
  41. I respect their rats. Let them abstain. Get everyone vaccinated who wants a vaccine, and open things up. Let Darwin sort the rest out.
    6 points
  42. It is getting tedious here. Someone can post a photo of a winch handle and half a page later it’s angry posts about colonialism. Then the googling of supporting semi-facts begins. This was more fun back when it was boats and tits. (That last sentence is not a quote from Prince Philip but may as well have been).
    5 points
  43. Fuck... Time to batten down the hatches - wishing Hope + Hobot all the courage they will need for the fight in the coming days
    5 points
  44. For a start a scheme he introduced, the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme positively influenced the lives of 6.7m young people (to date) in the UK alone - what the fuck have you done?
    5 points
  45. He may have led a privileged life, but he used that privilege and prominence to raise a helluva a lot of money for folks like that girl and other causes, like the environment. There was a strong sense of “oblige” in his “noblesse.”
    5 points

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