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  1. If Bob Perry was misquoted, why are we talking about this? But since we are... Multi-hulls have a higher incidence of ugly boats that do monohulls.
    8 points
  2. Let the speculation begin!
    3 points
  3. The Club Finn fleet is building...from a single Finn 12 mths ago...to 7 at our club on Sunday. The upcoming State Champs will see the numbers build further...."build it and they will come!"
    3 points
  4. You have to be careful how society treats people who don't fill the "correct" social roles, but yeah....I've tried to live my life so as not to be associated with those things... When Harvey invites you to a private viewing at the Four Seasons....
    3 points
  5. Today, Webb entered It's orbit around LaGrange point 2, or L2. That's about a million miles (1.6.km) away. For the next 20 years it will stay there and take photos of "stuff" created up to 13.4 billion years ago. It will be really cool to see these photos. Today-Webb-entered-its-orbit-around-Lagrange-point-2-or-L2-Thats-about-a-million-miles-16m-km-away-For-the-next-20-years-itll-stay-there-and-take-photos-of-stuff-created-up-to-134-billions-year-ago-I-really-cant-wait-for-the-first-photos.mp4
    3 points
  6. today's small rant . . . . 'the decline and fall of western civilization measured by bathroom component quality' . . . . damn the average stuff available is just shit. My 100lb mother-in-law, who has difficulty lifting a gallon of milk, broke the plastic square socket in her shower handle - I went down to ace hardware and drilled and tapped a metal square socket to match the fitting and all good for next to no money. And I did some toilet handle adjustment's and that is the worst possible quality also. It is all on the knife edge of 'just barely good enough, until it is not'. I suppose that
    3 points
  7. scratch that...figured it out.
    2 points
  8. It is far more acceptable to undermine the credibility of the press as a whole, instead of one A hole. A reminder that opinions of that A hole have had bipartisan agreement.
    2 points
  9. Don't take this the wrong way. But, maybe folks just don't want to go down your rabbit holes.
    2 points
  10. Hiking straps almost done. Think we’re going to put a bight in the forward end to use as an attachment/tie-down.
    2 points
  11. No ladders at my marina. No GFIs either. And it's wicked expensive. But the post upthread about MOBOs is right. Plenty in most marinas and most have fold down ladders. My dock neighbor (looks to be a healthy 70-80ish) was doing some bottom cleaning on his trawler. He tried to get up on just the floating pier. No way. He had no ladder on his boat and this was when my ladder was on the side and couldn't be deployed in the slip. I had him swim past my boat to the other neighbor's mobo. Folded down the ladder, helped him out, and all was once again right in the world.
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  13. How the Blob and the US media and the Very Serious People think . . .
    2 points
  14. Prepare ship for ludicrous speed. https://www.instagram.com/tv/CXTO1uGgd5e/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
    2 points
  15. When I was a kid growing up in Hobart, a long, long time ago, I remember wandering around the docks looking at the cargo ships. Completely open access, even when loading/unloading. Try doing that now. As an aside,they looked so big at the time but now I realise they were for the most part small tramp steamer-type vessels, ie interesting! Cruiser sterns, rust and self-loading cranes hoisting nets of cargo.
    2 points
  16. I just found out that he was an anti vaxxer. Changed my perspective on him completely. Serves the fat cunt right. His album should be re-titled 'Like a bat out of Wuhan'
    2 points
  17. In 2005 Houston Yacht Club hosted the Laser Master North Americans. It blew pretty hard and bybtge rnd of the first day I had not only rounded every mark in front but I was thoroughly worn out when I got to shore. HYC has a couple out buildings that have nice showers. As a regular visitor I know the little buildings are a big if a walk but they are never crowded like the main showers in the clubhouse during a regatta. So I staggered my “sailed hard and put up wet” old self out to the little building on the left hand side of the marina, s-l-o-w-l-y got out of my sailing duds, gr
    2 points
  18. But I can come back later if now is not a good time for you.
    2 points
  19. There is a reason some of us call him Steam Liar. He has a habit of accusing people of stuff they have never said. He also makes claims about places events and people that are clearly false and when called on them he doubles down or claims he didn’t say it.
    1 point
  20. Class 30 Reservations were opened during the Nautic in Paris and to date, one month ago, we have already registered more than 20 confirmed reservations for 4 different countries (US, UK, ESP and FR), 70% in One Design version and 30% in Club version. The 2nd phase of studies is underway at Multiplast – VPLP and should be completed at the end of March with the finalization of the plans and technical descriptions as well as the validation of the selling prices.
    1 point
  21. I don’t know if there’s hard data on it but it seems that in most cases of theft it’s somebody from inside. We have EUR 100,000 daysailers at our dock and people steal the fucking nozzles from the garden hoses on the lawn! EUR 6,95 from Gardena, I kid you not! Then there are the pro jobs. A couple of years ago, neighbouring club found the ten or twenty most expensive outboards were gone one morning. Must have been one hell of a nightshift involving a big motorboat and lots of tools.
    1 point
  22. Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride suddenly sounds more interesting.
    1 point
  23. You may be irritated by the way in which @Livia tends to drip feed tidbits to us, the unwashed, but consider that without those drips, we would know nothing about certain things going on in the Australian sailing scene. Australian Sailing certainly aren't going to keep us all informed about their latest shenanigans, or those of their former head honcho. Consider also that Livia's a practicing lawyer and probably is alert to how far it is possible/prudent to go without exposing oneself to litigation. "Pictures at 11" I took as a sign off imitating newsreaders - "a story is breaking",
    1 point
  24. Here is the Windy forecast along a track for roughly the next three days if he turned to the rhumb line now: https://www.windy.com/distance/boat/32.58,-46.21;28.61,-44.43;24.73,-42.71;20.76,-41.04?2022012518,27.606,-39.155,5 On that track the predicted wind goes to about 25 knots (with gusts to 35) for about 10 hours. In addition, I think he is using Commander's weather for some of his routing choices and perhaps they are predicting a worse low to come through. During a Zoom talk he gave before departing, I asked him what his overall outlook was between keeping his foot firmly o
    1 point
  25. Can I just say, your signature needs to be read by everyone. "Coming of age in a fascist police state will not be a barrel of fun for anybody, much less for people like me, who are not inclined to suffer Nazis gladly and feel only contempt for the cowardly flag-suckers who would gladly give up their outdated freedom to live for the mess of pottage they have been conned into believing will be freedom from fear.” ― Hunter S. Thompson, Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-Crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century “The slow-rising central horror of "Wa
    1 point
  26. Hey look! Is that Balena.
    1 point
  27. If you don't have FORWARD lowers, you have to have a triatic. SOMETHING has to pull the spar forwards!!
    1 point
  28. I'm in the same boat, and I'm not. One day when I get to count my time onboard in weeks and months instead of days and hours, the questions of one hull vs two vs three will have a different answer. For now, as a family weekend cruiser, sailing with a lead keel would be a fucking nuisance. Most weekends we criss-cross Biscayne Bay in our multi, while the monohulls are forced to stick to the channel on their way to the Keys. When we have enough time off to go to the Keys, we blow past them on the way, and have not just the channels but all of of Florida Bay as our playground. Being able to
    1 point
  29. https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/245489/The-dream-builders Take Isabelle Joschke and Benjamin Dutreux who went from dream to start line by taking different routes and accompanied by different supporters. In the case of Joschke she had past race winner Alain Gautier in her corner whilst the Dutreux campaign had family and friends as the cornerstones. Franco-German Joschke, the MACSF sailor and the Vendée region's OMIA - Water Family skipper Dutreux recall some of the early meetings which proved to be a vital catalyst.
    1 point
  30. ahh, another clip. ... It's the great thing about joy sailing, you see a nice wave set, and you optimize it for fun. There is no having to dig deep for the leeward mark. Here's a clip of the 6 mile dream reach!.... I needed some supplies. Overlander app showed a resort, restaurant, store and internet 6.4 miles across the bay. I set off early for a long upland, planning to make some distance before the real breeze came in, but it was already high teens by 11, and pretty much stayed in that range for the day. Made the mistake of getting too close to the lee of an island on the 1st
    1 point
  31. Yes, it's an outstanding book. Much better than actually being there, although I suppose being one history's immortals would be some compensation! My favorite is "Shackleton's Boat Journey" by The Skipper, Frank Worsley. He wrote about some of the details of rebuilding the lifeboat, and navigating, that Shackleton passed over briefly (may not have known, Shackleton was not a small-boat sailor). He really made it sound both impossible and a kind of giddy fun at the same time. - DSK
    1 point
  32. You misquoted Bob Perry. He was referring to grand prix mono hull race boats like Comanche vs multis. Not cruising boats. Racing and cruising is a poor comparison.
    1 point
  33. From Chris - Webb Update I’ve been offline for a while. I’ve been working 13 hour night shifts and my normal day job also was getting busy resulting in long hours including sleeping several times on my office floor. So sorry for going quiet but I’m back and rested now. I left you with the observatory fully deployed. What a milestone and kudos to the Northrop Grumman deployment team for making something that could have gone wrong in so may ways look soooo easy. Since then we have deployed the 18 primary mirror hexagonal segments and the secondary mirror (on the tripod in front of
    1 point
  34. The evolution of their advance is not that impressive (and VDH was alone on a mono), but I guess they play it safe, they should get to the Horn in around 6/7 days now
    1 point
  35. I would like to do #3
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  36. We are all aware you love to talk in Riddles........ But for the love of clarity, spit out what you are saying or don't say anything at all. This schtick of yours is wearing thin. Monday now, and this is not the first time your soothsaying has evaporated to naught.
    1 point
  37. Tell me you're old without telling me you're old.
    1 point
  38. I gave most all PHRF awards to the crew. There was an exception Many years ago, there was a Boston Harbor series out of Constitution Marina, where we were one of an active small fleet of J22s participating in a larger PHRF fleet. Jack Carney was doing trim and for some reason he started to take the series seriously and was very excited when we won the season in our class and overall across all classes. Jack was an extraordinary talented sailor and sailed with me in some very competitive one design racing where we did well. The Constitution series was 5 minutes from work on my way
    1 point
  39. If I was on URM for the start I would have been on the first plan out of the country too!!! What a cockshow!
    1 point
  40. its very bad business to advertise that you are carrying concealed. Every conceal carry instructor strongly advises that you never tell anyone you are carrying. Worse is open carry. Go softly, carry a big stick and do your darnedest to notice dangerous situations and avoid trouble/confrontations.
    1 point

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