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Vin last won the day on August 31 2020

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    Narragansett Bay, RI
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  1. Damn...if only. That is a great boat. Good luck. Hope she goes to a good home.
  2. Seriously?? Did anyone pay attention the last 6 years in this country? Look, I don't want to turn this into PA, but not considering social factors and beliefs (right or wrong) in the planning process is willful disregard of a phenomenon that is developing right in front of their faces. This is simply not paying attention to the people that work for them.
  3. This is what will devastate healthcare within the next two years (as if it wasn't bad enough before COVID). There are older docs and nurses (and support staff) that are literally saying "eff it" and taking their retirement now, as they are perfectly entitled to. As a result...mandatory OT coverage across the specialties. 24 months from now you local level 1 trauma center is going to look like Beirut. They are not going to have the bodies to staff the place. What really pisses me off is that admins and planners have had 18 months to plan for this.
  4. Anyone have experience with the portable standup units? Would be used a few weeks out of the year, vacation on the dock. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/MAP08R1CWT-Portable-Conditioner-Dehumidifier-control/dp/B087CQVC9G/ref=sr_1_9?crid=2HLAX52ILEIBK&dchild=1&keywords=portable+air+conditioner+for+small+room&qid=1630594738&sprefix=portable+air+conditioning%2Caps%2C167&sr=8-9 Thoughts?
  5. Keel stepped 35 footer with the grid system, trays that have drain holes here. We get a bunch of water through the mast every time it rains. Unfortunately just have to deal with it. The boat came with a nice electric bilge pump system that sits up in the bow under the v-berth. Very light, has a strainer, and a flexible hose that reaches 10+ feet in any direction. It is pretty nice when it comes to a full boat disinfection (like after a week on the boat with three kids) or when I pull the speedo for a nice cleaning and I have to get water out of the forepeak. I would definitely recommend t
  6. Yes, I am saying that there are more than a few healthcare professionals out there who don't believe in the vax and are refusing to have them (she is not among them). This is going to cause a major problem for those states who are mandating the vax by all who work in a healthcare setting (docs, mid-levels, nurses, techs, all levels of staff, admin, etc...).
  7. THIS. ALL F---KING DAY. More than a few of you around here know Mrs. Divided Sky, an ER doc who happens to be the beating heart on our little mom & pop PHRF program Summit 35. I am genuinely worried about her more than ever now. RI is mandating vax for all health care workers by 10/1 and there are a lot of heath care workers who are giving pushback. If they don't get it they are subject to license suspension, fines, being fired. This is going to hit our system like a nuclear weapon. For those who will remain on the front lines, burnout is going to spread exponentially. I truly be
  8. Jackie and the GBSA All-Stars setting up a nice picket fence. Nice work gang. Good to see Dirty Harry up front.
  9. Vin

    White Gold

    Where did you find the boat for sale? Nevermind: https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/1990/j-boats-44--3835807/
  10. I think this is a major part of the problem. The cynicism is such a drag. It seems like 99% of the comments are always negative. Funny thing is, I have been up close to a bunch of VOR stopovers, match race stops...the folks that actually make it down to the waterfront and see the spectacle usually leave totally chuffed. Like it was the coolest thing in sailing they have ever seen. And the kids?? Over the freaking moon. FWIW, my 12 year old was all over the SailGP app and tuned in heavily to the Bermuda / Italy coverage. He loved it, wants to foil, blah blah...
  11. Compare Wind to Days of Thunder...pretty close if you take the cars and sailing as the backdrop to the story itself. The cars and the boats play a major role but is not totally the point of the movie. There is supposedly a story in there (somewhere). As far as Wind goes, aside from the cheesy dialog in some places and the unrealistic racing stuff, for the most part the movie was pretty decent. I mean, the used actual 12s for the flick and had some excellent visuals. Have any of you gone to Disney with your kids? Suspend disbelief for a little while...that is what Hollywood is all
  12. Will second this...Abordage is a fantastic job with our half hull. Very responsive, communication is excellent. Prices are very competitive and quality is off the charts. Will be buying more from them.
  13. Are you sure you don't mean BARRY'S!!!?? And Mustang Sally's / Marti Gras was leveled not too long ago...that place funded many Quantum purchases and regatta entry fees over the years.
  14. JFC folks....some of you can’t be pleased by anything. Someone could give you 10 million dollars and you’d complain about the tax. I watched with 5 other sailors today. We all loved it. Great conditions, visuals, graphics, and < gasp > racing... looking forward to tomorrow.
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