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  • Birthday 10/21/1972

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  1. sad to hear the other day. never forget noll presenting garret mcnamara the xxl around 2012 or so...g stopped everything and reminded them all that da bull was da og responsible for all being there talking about xxl.
  2. we went upwind at 60, boat at the club at 1215, home in bed by 115am new kite and deck for next year and the little one has to ditch some weight from her bag but she said she’s in for moore
  3. my neighbor has done some photo and video work for Chris in the lead up to his leaving from half moon bay on tuesday 6.8.21 on a solo wing foil transpac in a foiling open ocean vessel. chris' foundation mission and story is here https://chrisbertishfoundation.org/ wing project w/tracker here: https://chrisbertishfoundation.org/wing-project/ photo courtesy of quin o'hara
  4. "don't hate me because i'm beautiful" ~ k. lebrock circa 1980's
  5. in and running a dream team...my two collegiate sailors and their 8 year old grom sister in her first ditch 25 moores booyah
  6. certainly shameful that john took the fall for the university, the athletic director got away free and clean, and the university kept the money (but supposedly donated it *rolling eyes*) on a selfish note, i was happy to hear the sport has been reinstated by the university as it is nice to be able to watch my kids at multiple college regattas a year very close to home ps...long time alan, hope all is well with you and the family
  7. oofah...i’d choose just about any other boat before i’d do this without three on strings.
  8. yup, two terms and they should be gone. reduce their lifetime bene and retirements too unless lobbying is abolished. end the toxic tribalism or continue with todays political idiocy
  9. aA

    Civil War

    yup, it’s been brewing for years and years imnsho
  10. terrible news. always enjoyed his well thought out posts and online demeanor. may his sails and cup remain eternally full
  11. not ball and socket. like the inboard end here: http://www.snipetoday.org/articles/technical-experts/boats-equipments/snipe-rigging-101/ pole is too long for up the mast. the entire purpose of the launcher is to assist the 8 year old little person crewing deploy a pole 3 times her size
  12. thanks for the reply, unfortunately that system is not an option
  13. looking at snipe systems (to be used in another class) i get the following: 1. line to clew through pole and dead ended on boom 2. launch line - attached to end of pole, through bungee’d block (hung from spreaders) 6-12” above gooseneck, through block at mast then to deck and into cleating system 3. retract - 4:1 bungee in boom through sheave at end of boom and attached to butt end of pole anything i am missing there? now big question is sleeve at front end of pole (that attaches with bungee to boom as close to mast as possible) could obviously be fabbed from pvc, bu
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