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  1. 5 hours ago, jesposito said:

    Do we have a Darwin Award winner for 2022 yet?

    Maybe, but he's not dead yet.

    The Darwin comment had me contemplating how such endeavors would affect reproduction...then I pondered old sayings like "if she can't stand up in it, she won't lay down in it" and then I realized we are safe as there is not room enough in that metal coffin (at least it appeared to be fabricated from metal) for our lunatic to so much as wank himself. At least the Cone had enough room for such frivolities and an abundant supply of inspirational material plastered all over the forepeak. (Please do not ever tell me what they used for glue.) I wonder are there any offspring surreptitiously wandering our beleaguered planted who can lay claim to being spawn of the Cone?

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  2. He will need to be met with one of those nuclear decontamination showers. What's next, someone crafts a way to attach a sail to to a PFD, adds the appropriate amount of lead to their boots and sets off? And how do you calculate the appropriate amount of boot-lead to accommodate weight loss during transit? Maybe something along the lines of the bags of sand or whatever hot air balloons use? I think I will add popcorn to the grocery list.

  3. On 4/11/2022 at 1:36 PM, clueless said:

    Javelin still decided to sail to SF buoy and see how the actual weather compares to the forecast.

    The wind was about 20 kts gusting to 28

    The waves were probably about 10-12 feet the interval between waves was as forecasted about 9 seconds




    That picture brings back some memories.

  4. On 4/9/2022 at 9:54 PM, Laurent said:

    The owner of that ship should be hanged.

    By the balls.

    Anyone who would leave a crew stranded like that, much less threaten them as was reported, undoubtedly has no balls (or brains, or morality...). Also, a somewhat more medieval punishment should be applied, perhaps something along the lines of Hogarth's reward of cruelty...

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  5. On 3/30/2022 at 12:12 PM, Vieux Port said:


    f. Complete all evaluation maneuvers in subparagraphs b. through e. within ten minutes, unless the vessel's propulsion is solely human-powered, in which case the operator shall complete all evaluation maneuvers in subparagraphs b. through e. within 15 minutes.


    That human powered bit had me wondering if there were steak knives for second place.

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  6. Just imagine being married to that...

    When she bawled out "...don't even know how the wind works..." I was hoping the dood would reply with "it comes out of your cake hole?" but alas, life disappoints yet again.

  7. 4 hours ago, Glenn McCarthy said:

    The more amusing one was an obese RC guy (picture Chris Farley in this role), falling a few times in one day causing $45,000 of damage to a 35-foot trawler. A human wrecking ball.


    That's impressive. Most of the committee boats I've worked on were not worth anywhere close to 45K in total. Plus I would think the Chris Farley physique would provide enough padding to limit damage...apparently not.

  8. 17 minutes ago, SloopJonB said:

    Relativity is a thing.

    There is a huge amount of valuable knowledge and experience available here. More than anywhere I know.

    You just have to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff.

    Or the valid knowledge from the invalid opinion as the case may be.

    Now... as to the perfect anchor...

    My original comment was completely sarcastic, SJB. Agree that this place is a wealth of knowledge etc. sprinkled with a (sometimes more than) healthy dose of the inane. Makes it all fun...Carry on.

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  9. 21 knots single handed in a Santa Cruz 27.  Pinned on port pole under the GG bridge passed the North tower with about 50 feet to spare. (Felt like inches.) Had to wait until I blew into the bay a bit to take the kite down. Never been happier to depower. The second most scared I've been on a boat. 

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  10. 16 hours ago, solosailor said:

    The tackiness has nada to do with the curved epoxy under it.   It's simply not curing.   Make sure to wash/sand/clean the epoxy prior.

    Wash it, wash it thoroughly before any sanding. If not you just grind the amine blush into the substrate and it is really tough to wash it completely clean after that. 

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