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  1. I just found out this morning that one of my lifelong best friends died yesterday. I met Don 54 years ago when I went into 7th grade. Like me, Don was a bit 'different' and as water seeks sea level, outsiders find each other. Don and I both served in the Army, we had so many wild and crazy adventures over the years, good times and bad, we shared it all. I have another close friend that I have known literally all of my life. Dave and I 'met' when I was 1 year old and he was 6 months old and we had moved into the house next door to his. Don, Dave and I were like the 3 Musketeers, one for a
    19 points
  2. It's that time. Channeling my inner hasher.
    12 points
  3. Why? Leo has referred to this several times over the years. Technology has changed, but this boat is still being made by hand. However, the imperative and motivation back then, was and is not, the imperative and motivation now. Tally Ho was built based around a boat language and knowledge derived from commercial designs, but it was to be used for private and pleasure purposes. Bear in mind it was still being built by the minds and hands of those who only knew about building for a mostly commercial realm. There is no comparison for that, now or then. Back then a boat wa
    11 points
  4. No music. No influencing. No unnecessary commentary (just some very minor subtitles). No Patreon account. No 'follow me on Instagram and give a like' Just sailing as it is. The sounds, the small hours, the nights, the inexplicable mixture of exhaustion and happiness that only the sea can give you. The waiting. The boat. The wind. The family. It's one of the best sailing videos there is, in my view.
    11 points
  5. Let me get this straight: some of you are whining about a young person trying to clean up our mess? We collectively made such a garbage dump of the oceans. Are we just going to do nothing? Independent of political viewpoints any sailor has witnessed first hand that the waters, rivers, lakes, canals, and the seas, are full of trash. We should all invest in cleaning up! Donate your time or money, whatever you have available. It can start on your local beach: next time bring a garbage bag and pick up some trash.
    11 points
  6. Does it come with a codpiece? And I can easily singlehand or cruise with the wife and no crew. I say that a lot when I see an exotic, beautiful car, or a mansion that is just too f'n big. Sometimes I wish I wanted things, but I just don't. I'm so happy with my entire life right now. We've had our granddaughter in town, she's an inspiration for politicians everywhere. THIS is how you get your foot in your mouth!
    10 points
  7. Yeah we are. Daughter number one (the one pictured is number 2) graduated from Annapolis 2 years before that pic, I just didn't have a good enough camera at her graduation to get any good pictures of the ceremony. I didn't make that mistake twice. This Lt. JG at the time performing the oath for her little sister. The one on the left is doing her part to menace china and the one on the right is overseas helping run a hospital for the Air Force.
    9 points
  8. Yes, but, Moving to North Carolina, so soon to be splashed, of course your invited
    8 points
  9. So my phone number is public knowledge and I believe you have it already so if you want the whole story give me a call . The way people describe everything here you would think the whole boat is a complete unmitigated disaster . It is not , far from it . A lot of stuff has been blown out of all proportion by a bunch of people with different agendas . Covid stopped us from even being able to get to Mallorca before October to help solve the teething problems you would expect on a brand new folding 50 ft Trimaran that was shipped prematurely to the owner to hold his spot in the marina which he
    8 points
  10. Sorry for your loss, Ed. I've lost two great friends this year to cancer, one was IB, the other I was holding his hand when he crossed. I won't lie that it hasn't affected me. Then there is my mom, going strong at 92, taking daily walks, cleans her own large home. Does the NYT crossword in ink. No one is promised tomorrow. Live today.
    8 points
  11. Ah, the good old days, when GD was grateful for the support his country and fellow citizens gave him. For sure, the recent developments must make us think about what's happening. I'm a LR supporter, since I'm from Italy, but ETNZ has always been my second team. Whenever Luna Rossa was eliminated I cheered for them, and I hoped they would win - even if LR has been quite always stopped by them. They have always been a model for how to overcome budget difficulties thanks to ideas, which also means thanks to people. The Teamthink book about the 95 campaign was a great inspiration to me
    8 points
  12. Vigilante justice and the end of America Two recent vigilante killing trials, one in Georgia, the other in Wisconsin, have exposed a terrifying trend of armed citizens who, in the name of justice, only make America less safe and portend a future of fear, intimidation and increasing violence. They also raise a question that haunts me: How the hell did we get here? When did we start permitting Americans to take the law into their own hands? In the first trial, teen shooter Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of murdering two men he shot to death during a racial-justice protest i
    7 points
  13. The judge is Kyle's ex-wife (I think). She's not there. The lady on the right, texting and showing little or no concern about the gun wielding Kyle or the soon to be dead Chad, is Kyle's current squeeze, and Chad's ex-wife, and mother of Chad Jr.. She's a hussy. The lady filming from the car, and equally unconcerned about Chad's death, is Chad's current girlfriend (or wife, not sure). Her and Chad don't have what most people would call a strong relationship since after hooking up, she's figured out Chad is a douche nozzle. But she hangs in there anyway because she's not exactly a real "keeper"
    7 points
  14. A time when enormous genoas were all mitre cut and the only colour for your oliskins was yuck yellow or 'orible orange. Apologies if already posted.
    7 points
  15. Much of the problem with RWNJ is the sustained effort to delegitimize the US Government as a source of reliable information. It has borne fruit with "Stop the Steal" fundraising and vaccine disinformation. It is a national security threat.
    7 points
  16. For a start you would have more credibility if you had the guts to state your real name . Amazing how people are so happy to throw shit anonymously at real people with real responsibilities on here with no consequences to them selves , pretty brave of them I recon . The owner did not get Butt Fucked in to anything . We are fixing the issues at our expense , I am not going in to any detail with you and all the other geniuses' here . Why don't you go and design and build your own boat instead of tearing apart anyone who has the guts to do something different . I have been building Tr
    7 points
  17. Y’all realize….this is the group W bench…..just saying.
    7 points
  18. Get rid of lifelines on sport boats and hike Star/Finn style.
    7 points
  19. My personal take is the law is very poorly written - and apparently it was passed explicitly knowing that, with the expectation that it would need to be amended/rewritten. That seems like poor governance. The practicalities of these situations are often a complicated. We once encountered a ill-found vessel quite overloaded with people - we had no way of knowing for sure their status or backgrounds. They desperately wanted to get on our vessel, but there were too many of them, and I was pretty sure I could not control them, and I had no way to know if there were guns or violent criminal
    7 points
  20. Too much time on Mumm30's & M24's earlier in life, hernia, small intestines started to migrate to the belly button. Doc was going to put in 4 stitches and discussed a mesh if I was going to continue sailing. Went with 8 stitches and a heavier gauge medical mesh, took months for the twinges to go away when I stretch flat. Have a fishhook shaped scar around around the belly button. I'd like to say I have held a line with people about never gut hiking again but what happened is that friends asked me to trim main, do tactics, and sometimes drive at first. Later when I was recovered no
    7 points
  21. Heh heh. And all this happening at 7 mph and calling it racing. Sure Jan.
    7 points
  22. political rant on abortion knows no politics... a study was done when the crime rate in NYC fell by a large degree... a lot of studies were done to find out why.. more police .. nope... tougher policies nope.. etc etc.. no studies came up with a solid conclusion but one.. about 10 years prior, the availability of abortions was less restricted, thus a lot less un-wanted children were around and eventually less crime.. when clamp down on abortions came around , guess what went up... I'm sure the rate of abortions is lower amongst the better to do off as they could afford v
    6 points
  23. Oh, Man! Look who showed up yesterday. So Stoked to have this here! Plenty of setup to do, but I love that part! Driver was amazing and was super helpful. Here we go...
    6 points
  24. whenever I reference Sailing Anarchy in polite company, I get these quizzical looks .... all I need say is it's the Group W bench of the sailing world and they get it completely
    6 points
  25. Here's hoping you all have good holiday.
    6 points
  26. Man, I'm never going to post about anything I'm doing on SA ever again. If I was Paul, I'd quit. All you fuckers just waiting to heckle and suggest lawsuits. Would you rather not see new designs and innovation? Well guess what, innovation takes failure and re-design and it's not easy. How about a vote. Who would rather see only boring fucking condo-cats and who would like to see some cool cruising trimarans? I don't know any of you, but if I ever meet Paul, I'm going to buy him a beer. The rest of you I'm not too sure about.
    6 points
  27. Rittenhouse is a fucked up trigger happy little cunt that murdered people. you supporting him is no surprise
    6 points
  28. GD is no saint - none of us are, I suspect. And I've no reason to suspect he has ANY agenda, apart from an AC three-peat, despite the accusations levelled at him here, or by Dunphy, Farmer, Ross et al. The AC is a tough game. It demands tough players. I sure that's why GD has been so successful.
    6 points
  29. Droop hiking over the lower lifeline is an abomination allowed by the current rules. It is effective in adding righting moment but no one likes doing it. All it takes to end it is an agreement to write into the rules that it is not a legal way to hike. So long as it is legal, you have to do it to stay competitive. If it is made illegal, everyone is on an even playing field. There are many examples of rules written to limit unsafe or uncomfortable practices (lifelines, keels for self-righting after a capsize, etc.) If droop hiking over the lifeline is eliminated, it's not going to harm any
    6 points
  30. And one more for tomorrow for my USAnian friends...
    6 points
  31. Kelv on left, me driving, BenB trimming on Chartreuse...wish I could still fit in the flares!
    6 points
  32. Dammit, we were all so young and healthy. And had hair, quite a lot of it. And fit into 30" waist trousers. And wore those revolting smelly leaky orange HH oilskins. But we had proper food to eat offshore, and plenty of pints afterwards, and had a load of fun!
    6 points
  33. Catalina 34. Good starting point.
    6 points
  34. My parents sent me a photo they took when we were buddy cruising. I returned the favor...but maybe not as well....
    6 points
  35. Who on the left is equivalent to Trump, a sitting president whose words to the crowd were quoted by those who stormed the Capitol? And please stop equating honesty with the right: it’s a laughable assertion given they ascribe to the disproven assertion that the election was stolen. Seriously, the right has given up on relying on facts. Tucker is saying those jailed for flagrant violation of our laws, assaulting police and interrupting the peaceful transfer of power are “political prisoners”. He is normalizing violence to achieve political change. Thats terrorism, btw. As s
    6 points
  36. I think you should buy a new one and pay it forward onto someone else's trailer and see how long it takes before everyone has a new Jockey wheel
    6 points
  37. I'll never know, but can you please leave the name calling and personal attacks in PA, where they belong? Sling shit all you guys want in PA, but I cling to the belief that I'd enjoy sailing with both of you, perhaps even at the same time. The last time I politely asked someone to take it to PA, i was told "fuck off and fuck you". Perhaps someday I'll learn.
    6 points

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