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  1. 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.
    5 points
  2. Onley if she needes to.....................
    4 points
  3. keeping this thread alive. 15+ years of debauchery.
    4 points
  4. The passing of such a master navigator is worth a mention - I met him briefly in Hawaii many years ago when I visited the Hokule'a. The skills have been passed on to other generations, but the depth of knowledge - the wisdom - is irreplaceable. https://www.civilbeat.org/2021/04/crews-mourn-the-unreal-death-of-one-of-hawaiis-greatest-navigators/?fbclid=IwAR2jhSD9COzBuGX35hVIm3HNVLkR7EBgR0lZyYd8Eeowy4HeyW0Vk9YnX6A
    3 points
  5. I had to look, since we started with a 27.7, this one should also be able to make the list: The JK 28 is an heir to 'Jollenkreuzer', large centreboarded dinghies with a cabin. This one has a ballasted centreboard (200 kg) and a gennaker. See 4:43 for proof of it planing. It has an integrated tent that makes it perfect for 3,4 day trips and raid-like sailing in large sheltered waters. 8.50 overall, 2.55 m wide, 1,000 kg displacement.
    3 points
  6. I think it's lame. What fucking next - Blazer Forum where all the wankers can converse about their sik ties and cravats, while arguing over whether single breasted is better than double breasted? I am sure the internet has space elsewhere for this proposal and I recommend it be despatched to that place post haste. Fuck - I just threw up a little on my seaboots.
    3 points
  7. The language in the film is a fairly accurate portrayal of what you’d expect to hear on our streets. One of the small victories we had over the English is what we did to their language.
    3 points
  8. 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
    2 points
  9. The Lieutenant in the video was calm and asked reasonable questions. The charge of "resisting arrest" is used too frequently and way too broadly. Those cops were showing what big swinging dicks they were. When they realized they fucked up, they offered to let him go (which they absolutely should have done, from the get-go) if he would keep it quiet. In the bodycam footage, Gutierrez is heard telling Nazario he had spoken with the police chief and had two options: the officers could either wait with him until he could drive home -- "go do your deployment, go continue serving m
    2 points
  10. 2 points
  11. Stop making sense.
    2 points
  12. This. Unless they actually stop giving money to these mother fuckers, no 2-page op-ed is going to do a damn thing.
    2 points
  13. I hate that feeling when you catch the broach, but roll immediately into the round down, and you have that moment to regret catching the broach...
    2 points
  14. This is called suicide by cop. He WANTED to get shot. This is a nightmare for the cops involved.
    2 points
  15. I am from belgium and I have a moustache. So if it makes you happy, you can call me Poirot
    2 points
  16. We fitted just dyneema lazy jacks to a 3600 which has a 3di raw mainsail with a bolt rope luff and it transforms handling the mainsail. I had an idea for a lazy type bag that you describe but it is made in mesh and webbing with lazy jacks soft shackled on. When you pack the boat up you disconnect the lazy jacks and throw a boom cover over the whole thing. Our traditional stack packs have a batten in the top (like most stack packs) and you can release the lazy jacks and roll the stackpack up around the batten and clip it in place.
    2 points
  17. Hope you forget about the vomit next time you go on deck in a blow and get that nasty cold wet feeling as you put your foot in it - again! And if you don't like the idea of "Anarchy" ie, where anything goes then it is YOU who is on the wrong site. Reading expands knowledge and the mind - perhaps you might try it sometimes
    2 points
  18. Was rereading my copy of Fatal Storm by Rob Mundle as I do every couple of years.Hugo Van Kretschmar gets numerous mentions as then Commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.Reading between the lines it appears he handled a tragic event with a bit of finesse,compassion and style.So has he gone public and supporting the guy another former Commodore is taking action against? Good on him if he has.It appears not everyone is singing from the same Hymn Book.
    2 points
  19. I notice one of Mell's interests is fixing old things, maybe she could start with you? Whatever interests draw someone closer to our sport cannot be a bad thing and if you don't like the idea of a sub-site don't fucking visit you old twat. Thankfully when I started writing I was given rather more positive guidance and advice than your vacuous rumblings and by one of the best yachting journos ever. I would value his opinion and help much more than what you suggested in your post.
    2 points
  20. That is the old style. New style can be found on the smaller one: https://www.idbmarine.com/fr/mojito/650/virginmojito650.php Round enough?
    2 points
  21. God lord! I thought everyone at them posh clubs got along? I am shocked...shocked I am...
    2 points
  22. And that ladies and gentlemen is the bitter, ugly, yet strangely touching truth of SA.
    2 points
  23. If this is true - AS cannot take any action based on information supplied by Matt Allen. It is NOT permitted in the RRS, as he is an interested party. I really feel this story needs to be front page on every sailing website worldwide. The CYCA and Matt Allen need to be called out for this. In the meantime it only goes to prove that AS and the CYCA have no interest whatsoever in shorthanded sailing. Maybe Mark should go to ACA, or The Project and get the story on primetime TV.
    2 points
  24. I am in. I like this idea. Good to see the enthusiasm from some of the illiterates above like VWAP and Monkey. LB isn't illiterate, but he is a little impaired from that Bundy overdose years ago. Maybe it will give them some incentive to finally learn to read.
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. Sailing is now like big game hunting were rich people can buy their trophies with zero skill or effort required by them.
    2 points
  27. Do you promise to stay in it and end your ignorant fascination with the USA?
    2 points
  28. 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
    2 points
  29. It's an eco-friendly thing: if you hit a whale or manatee while planing it hurts them less.
    2 points
  30. It is no longer a sport in Aus, its a tool for avarice. When you ask competitors to break the rules and the national authority condone such action, there is no 'sport'. Best thing I ever did was sell the boat and get out. They can use the existing suckers sailor's hard earned to prop up their self adulation. My new alternative sport is so far light years different. In a protest from a little team against a big dollar pro team just recently, there was no room for obfuscation, the multi-million dollar team were found to have twisted evidence and got booted unceremoniously. Ho
    2 points
  31. Yes, but that flat makes a fine spray that makes it look like the boat's going fast. And it makes your sunglasses permanently blurry.
    2 points
  32. Equal opportunity offender here... several acres of crazy.... The Redhead Festival in Dublin, Ireland, an annual gathering for redheads.
    2 points
  33. Get well soon, buddy! I hit the get ‘er better button!!!
    2 points
  34. Done. Seems only fair for all the hours of enjoyment I got from his awesome photos. Best of luck Hobot, get well soon mate.
    2 points
  35. Thanks, Scooter. -- Your Problem Children And Boomer and Hope -- Thank you for standing by his side, doing far more than we could ever do.
    2 points
  36. In my book anyone who refers to themselves as a captain unless it is in direct relation to a discussion of their profession is a wanker...
    2 points
  37. Yeah it was a great boat and Tony certainly loves his boats and his sailing. He was one of RQ's great commodores and a truly good bloke.
    2 points
  38. All good! Just wanted to let CF that I matched his donation. On the same note, The Editor tossed in $500 from SA and $100 under his own name! Almost a third of the way to Boomer's and Hope's goal of $25,000 in a day! I hope that it will go above and beyond that amount. But most of all, I hope that Hobot recovers and keeps digging up the photos that he does.
    2 points
  39. Now if you could just bring back Hobots random pic thread.. All would be right in the world.
    2 points
  40. Ryder getting ready to go on a ride.
    2 points
  41. It appears Chris has no morals.
    2 points
  42. HoBot has crewed on Bob Perry's FRANCIS LEE for us and I can vouch for him as a really good guy. Anything you can give will contribute to lowering his and his partner Hope's stress level. This is a very worthwhile fund raiser for a really good guy who needs our help! Bravo to Boomer for all he had done for HoBot and Hope these last couple weeks.
    2 points
  43. Further proof of Godwins Law....and that our sport is totally, utterly screwed.
    2 points
  44. 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!
    2 points

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