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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. 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
    25 points
  3. 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.
    25 points
  4. I do all I can Mike, and can only wait for Hope to call, after I text her. Hope finally called a few minutes ago. Hobot's blood pressure fell last night, and they had to find out why and what was causing the blood pressure to fall. They gave him two units of blood to bring the blood pressure up. They found two stress ulcers that we're causing the blood loss, but didn't say where, but possibly his stomach. They've got him hooked up to a third unit of blood right now. When this came down last night, they brought in all the specialist doctors, doing what they could do to determine the b
    25 points
  5. 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.
    16 points
  6. I respect their rats. Let them abstain. Get everyone vaccinated who wants a vaccine, and open things up. Let Darwin sort the rest out.
    14 points
  7. Hope just called again for another quick update. Hobot's condition has been stabilized. They gave him drugs to stem the bleeding and to protect the ulcers from further - and the bleeding stopped. They put four units of blood in him now, and have a fifth unit hanging and ready just in case. They hope to get him back off the ventilator by tonight or tomorrow morning. They expressed confidence that he will get through this. Stay positive sailors.
    14 points
  8. 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
  9. https://www.facebook.com/1838775308/posts/10215733359767179/
    12 points
  10. 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
    11 points
  11. 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.
    11 points
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Very encouraging news. Wishes for continued improvement.
    8 points
  16. The race this year started with 15 prospective entries and finished with 3. Rushour completed her 8th Brisbane to Gladstone Multihull Yacht Race, coming 1st on OMR by just 69 seconds to Rex, the big Orma 60 trimaran followed by Storm Bay, the Chamberlain 14. This is by far the windiest race we've done, with up to 40 knots of wind over long periods of time and big seas. We completed the race in 23 hours, 3 hours slower than our fastest win in 2019. We started with reefed main and full jib, crossing the star
    8 points
  17. Sorry not in order, but here are a few external p photos. If people are interested, We can post some internal ones once I get them organized. And for the curious, yes, her spirit animal is the phoenix and she's only on the port side - the one reborn out of the fire ;-)
    8 points
  18. 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
  19. 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.
    7 points
  20. 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
    7 points
  21. A friend's drone shot from a couple years ago. Steering with right foot. Toy boat.
    7 points
  22. 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.
    6 points
  23. 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
    6 points
  24. 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
  25. Still no word - the last we heard several days ago was that he was off the ventilator, and they removed the intubater, and that he was slowly improving.
    6 points
  26. I didnt grow up doing those thing either. I had a 12' catboat in RI. I had a nice childhood, I guess, until my father blew his brains out and we discovered we were actually poor. I suppose I'm allergic to debt because of that experience. I went to a state school, married my sweetheart, and worked my ass off. We lived in a 1600 sq ft 1 bathroom house for over 20 years, raised 2 kids there, I still buy used cars for myself. We did not have family money. We paid cash for the place in Taos, where I am today, sking with my son and a half dozen guests we have up for the long weekend
    6 points
  27. “I have always found it quaint and rather touching that there is a movement [Libertarians] in the US that thinks Americans are not yet selfish enough.” - Christopher Hitchens
    6 points
  28. 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!
    5 points
  29. Five? The number of fingers on your dominant hand?
    5 points
  30. Being stupid, a bigot and incredibly uninformed is no way to go through life. You can’t change those things about yourself but you can stop broadcasting your shortcomings to the world and particularly PA. Thanks in advance.
    5 points
  31. They have a bow guy on tugs. Who knew?
    5 points
  32. Every good tug crew has THAT guy. He can't tie his shoe laces, his berth is a hazmat zone, his lips move when he reads, he gets paint all over the windows, and always blocks the loo. But... When you ask him to jump on an unmanned barge in the dark of gale, he jumps, and thinks nothing of it.
    5 points
  33. Why are those bitches not hiking? It says "Star Class" right there!
    5 points
  34. You can and do get water down the mast with almost any keel-stepped mast. On our Hood furling main we had a plate below the circular compartment where the main furled. We still got water coming down through halyard entry ports and the like. If you want a dry bilge best to go with a deck-stepped mast.
    5 points
  35. and I'll apologize for being a douche. I shouldn't have written that. I'm sorry.
    5 points
  36. Quite alright Mike - I understand that you and everyone else here is concerned. Hobot's life is intertwined with his daughters, Hope, sailing and Sailing Anarchy and all the sailors on SA, since shortly after it's inception. Hobot really does care about SA and the sailors of SA.
    5 points
  37. If he's asking about us, he's got his priorities completely bum-fuzzled. Himself, his daughters, Hope, Boomer and Ms. Boom, friends and family matter most; fergetzboutuz. Except for knowing we're all pulling for him, HARD. Go The Hobot! Kick its adze!
    5 points
  38. Matt Gaetz is everything the Republicans were looking for in Hunter Biden.
    5 points
  39. I see me...I'm about 4 boards NE of that Hobie 14 which was actually Wayne Schaefer's not Pops' boat...
    4 points
  40. Sounds like you still haven’t got over your family being exiled to Australia as convicts all those years ago.......
    4 points
  41. They are annoying. I used to watch that channel. Now I can’t stand them. He is such a candy ass complainy-pants. Dude owns a sailboat other people paid for, after tiring of his other sailboat that got free sails/rigging/furlers/dinghy/etc from vendors. They spent six months picking out a boat and bought one where “nothing works.” Looking the gift horse in the mouth, whine whine whine. The tone of his bitchy voice makes my skin crawl. Shes alright I guess, she puts up with his majesty, so I guess she deserves some credit. But she’s put on some poundage. Now they want to have a baby?? Coun
    4 points
  42. As a lifelong atheist, the story of the 'Passion' as traditionally told has never struck a chord with me. However JCSS did always find a way to move me, primarily because it tells the story from a very human (as opposed to divine) perspective. JC's character is a bit wishy washy, he doesn't really know what he is doing and why. The moment he realizes he may actually lose his life but still decides to move on, as expressed in the song 'Gethsemane' is very powerful... Second reason I find the story as told so compelling is the role of Judas, who actually is the main character in the story a
    4 points

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