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On 11/6/2021 at 8:13 PM, MauiPunter said:

Doesn't the meat spoil?

Acording to USDA

A whole, uncut dry cured or country ham can be stored safely at room temperature for up to one year. After one year, the ham is safe but the quality may suffer.

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22 minutes ago, KC375 said:

Acording to USDA

A whole, uncut dry cured or country ham can be stored safely at room temperature for up to one year. After one year, the ham is safe but the quality may suffer.

Kinda depends if your room is in Buenos Aires or Katimavik, I would think.

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1 hour ago, KC375 said:

Acording to USDA

A whole, uncut dry cured or country ham can be stored safely at room temperature for up to one year. After one year, the ham is safe but the quality may suffer.

When I were a lad growing up on a rural farm in Ireland in the 70’s we’d kill a pig a couple of times a year.

We had no refrigerator so The pig was dressed and most of it was lightly boiled in water then it was placed in a tea chest obtained from the local shop owner.

The meat was packed in layers of salt in said tea chest and stored in a room.

When it came time to use the meat, it would again be boiled with care taken to remove the “frothy salt” from the top of the pot during the cooking process.

The used tea chests looked something like the image below if memory serves me correctly.

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Corryvreckan said:

... didn't it die the first time?  (rimshot)

 

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A preacher was walking down a country road when he saw the strangest thing; a pig walking around on three legs.  The preacher stopped at the farmhouse and asked the farmer, “My son, why does your pig only have three legs?”
“Well,” said the farmer, “that there pig is special. One time my wife stepped out of the kitchen for a moment while cooking and a fire started. The pig came running inside with a pail of water and saved me, my wife, and our kids.” 
“That’s amazing sir but why does that pig only have three legs?” said the man. 
“Oh,” said the preacher, “it sounds like a smart pig, but what about its missing leg?”
“Well,” the farmer replied to the preacher ignoring his question, “just 2 months ago, I was working on my tractor and the jack fell and the tractor was crushing me. I yelled for help and the pig rushed to my rescue, dug me out and pulled me out of harm’s way.”
“Wow,” said the preacher, “that’s one brave pig but its leg,  it is missing its… .”
“Like I said preacher,”  the farmer interjected, “this pig is very special to my family.  We just can’t bring ourselves to eat it all at once.”
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12 hours ago, Ishmael said:

Kinda depends if your room is in Buenos Aires or Katimavik, I would think.

Hmm, I actually always sorta thought that “room temperature” had a generally accepted meaning (perhaps even definition), as around 16C/60F (just like a “jiffy”, as a unit of time, actually has a very specific meaning, depending how it’s used).

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13 hours ago, chester said:

yowza!  if i had to deal with stuffing box and shaft issues, i'd want her there!

 

P.S. she reminds me of Piper and that's a good thing

The part where he’s got his hands around his shaft, gripping it firmly, and then in the next scene, she’s there too working it with her hands - artful cinematography.

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1 minute ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

The part where he’s got his hands around his shaft, gripping it firmly, and then in the next scene, she’s there too working it with her hands - artful cinematography.

yes they played the whole ting as a double entendre and the Frau put on that top with lace edged plunging neck line??  Well fucking done,  they are really gettin' the hang of this thing!

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12 minutes ago, chester said:

yes they played the whole ting as a double entendre and the Frau put on that top with lace edged plunging neck line??  Well fucking done,  they are really gettin' the hang of this thing!

I think it's a fine channel. It's like some kind of Green-Acres-on-a-boat meets "happy birthday Mr. President." Can't wait to see what they come up with next.

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5 minutes ago, Israel Hands said:

I think it's a fine channel. It's like some kind of Green-Acres-on-a-boat meets "happy birthday Mr. President." Can't wait to see what they come up with next.

can't go wrong with that approach!!!

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39 minutes ago, Jud - s/v Sputnik said:

Hmm, I actually always sorta thought that “room temperature” had a generally accepted meaning (perhaps even definition), as around 16C/60F (just like a “jiffy”, as a unit of time, actually has a very specific meaning, depending how it’s used).

 

 

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In microbiology, where we have to be sorta precise about these things, but can’t afford too many different environmental chambers, the “room temperature” chamber is usually 20°C.  But yeah, there are people who use 25, or 22 for some reason.  Maybe that literally is what their lab thermostat is set at.  

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4 hours ago, Kris Cringle said:

This is sooo annoying. Fahrenheit is so elegant, and easier to spell. 

 

I am of the generation of schizophrenic Canadians who grew up learning both the Metric and English (American) measurement systems. Kilometers and millimeters make a lot of sense, although I do use inches and feet when doing carpentry (I must be a masochist for fractions - dividing by 10 is so much easier). But for temperature, the Celsius degree is too damn big. If the temperature drops 1 °C, I'm starting to feel chilly; 1 °F is barely noticeable. Still, I like that water goes hard a 0 °C ...that's a sensible thing. Its getting pretty fucking cold at 0 °F. And don't get me started on fluid measures, especially when referring to alcoholic beverages, and American quarts to English pints, or proof versus ABV...

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3 hours ago, Jim in Halifax said:

I am of the generation of schizophrenic Canadians who grew up learning both the Metric and English (American) measurement systems. Kilometers and millimeters make a lot of sense, although I do use inches and feet when doing carpentry (I must be a masochist for fractions - dividing by 10 is so much easier). But for temperature, the Celsius degree is too damn big. If the temperature drops 1 °C, I'm starting to feel chilly; 1 °F is barely noticeable. Still, I like that water goes hard a 0 °C ...that's a sensible thing. Its getting pretty fucking cold at 0 °F. And don't get me started on fluid measures, especially when referring to alcoholic beverages, and American quarts to English pints, or proof versus ABV...

at -40 its all the same

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3 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Stupidly tiny rudders on big amatuer built behemoth

 

 

 

 

I am so sick of repeating ads in the middle of the screen. My current revenge is to turn off the video. I encourage others to do the same, and leave a comment.

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2 hours ago, Ishmael said:

I am so sick of repeating ads in the middle of the screen. My current revenge is to turn off the video. I encourage others to do the same, and leave a comment.

I don't see any ads and I watched that video last night.

Anyway I wish them luck with it. Hope they find someone who knows what they're doing with those plastic rudder bushings. I've made some of those myself for big shaft sizes. It really pays to follow the material manufacturer's instructions on clearance allowances. Unless the owner likes having things done twice anyway.

WRT Dylan's comment, there's sometimes a very, very big difference between amateur built and amateur designed. If the builder follows the design, and it's a problem, it's not the builder's fault, it's the designer.

Now if the amateur fucks with the design, that's all on them.

I was very careful with mine not to fuck with Tom's lines or rig placement in any way whatsoever. Only the interior.

FKT

 

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On 11/8/2021 at 12:37 AM, Diarmuid said:

Wynns update: our perky, positive people are the latest victims of the storefront sailmaking scam disaster business model.

"Paid Final Invoice & We're Ghosted"

Ah, there was your mistake. I hand you the final check when you hand me the finished sail. There are some shockingly unethical pricks in the offshore sailmaking racket. Gotta limit your exposure!

 

They fell for an obvious scam.

They went with some foreign sail-maker 3 continents away, over the internet who provided a "too good to be true" price and even paid in full for no product whatsoever. Fuck, they even added to their order after the original product ordered wasn't delivered.

I wonder if they ever fell for the Nigerian prince scam as well?

Buy local 101 right here. If you are spending $30k on sails, go to a reputable sail-maker locally, DON'T PAY THEM UNTIL THE SAILS HAVE ARRIVED, ARE ON THE BOAT AND ARE AS ORDERED.

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On 11/7/2021 at 4:37 PM, Diarmuid said:

Wynns update: our perky, positive people are the latest victims of the storefront sailmaking scam disaster business model.

"Paid Final Invoice & We're Ghosted"

Ah, there was your mistake. I hand you the final check when you hand me the finished sail. There are some shockingly unethical pricks in the offshore sailmaking racket. Gotta limit your exposure!

So, the Wynns' video got 250k views.  And then thigs started hapening, per this comment by them on their video, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjSNtWbx8oI&lc=Ugx6L0JvWEquZoKwZdF4AaABAg

Good News! The CEO of One Sails (Dede De luca) has reached out to us and said they are looking to help us sort out the problem. He has given us his personal phone number so we can talk, which we really appreciate. Surprisingly, we’ve also received an email from Belinda. We’ll keep you in the loop as things progress. Thank you all for your support!

Note that they had previously contacted One Sails, but got a brush off.

 

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Alas, our boy Hugo is having a bad week over in the Mini Transat.  He seems to have turned west long before the butter melted, and sailed into a massive hole.  This dropped him from second, to second-last over the last few days, as the fleet sailed by to the south of him.

That's gotta hurt.

http://minitransat.geovoile.com/2021/tracker/

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13 hours ago, dylan winter said:

Stupidly tiny rudders on big amatuer built behemoth

I am not an expert in French, high latitude boats but, while Arktika is indeed a behemoth, its neither amateur-built nor amateur-designed. She's not pretty to my eye, but definitely purposeful and well-built:

META ARCTIC VOYAGER 47

DESIGNER: Joubert - Nivelt

 

BUILT: Meta Chantier Naval (1984)

 

 

 

 

 

   
     

 

   

I'm not sure if the tiny rudders were in the original design, but they're fixed now...

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23 minutes ago, dylan winter said:

Pro all round then

Apologies to Pro builder and Pro designer

 

But still looks like steering gear designed for a planing mobo to this trained ag engineer

 

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Agreed. Looking at the drawings, I would guess that the Meta Arctic Voyager 47 was designed as a rugged motor cruiser with an option for an auxiliary sailing rig. Definitely mobo rudders.

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6 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

So, the Wynns' video got 250k views.  And then thigs started hapening,

 

That's one reason I seeded the video on this forum. Sucks that some businesses are only motivated by damage control, but sometimes those people need a little ahem-there's-water-in-your-bilge wakeup.

"Hole." {points}

"Bucket."  {hands}

"Bail."

BTW, Nikki & Jason used a similar tactic to help a fellow boater who was dying of cancer and couldn't get a particular medication. The pharma company, hearing themselves named and shamed, went out of their way to get him the meds.

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13 hours ago, Fah Kiew Tu said:

I don't see any ads and I watched that video last night.

Anyway I wish them luck with it. Hope they find someone who knows what they're doing with those plastic rudder bushings. I've made some of those myself for big shaft sizes. It really pays to follow the material manufacturer's instructions on clearance allowances. Unless the owner likes having things done twice anyway.

WRT Dylan's comment, there's sometimes a very, very big difference between amateur built and amateur designed. If the builder follows the design, and it's a problem, it's not the builder's fault, it's the designer.

Now if the amateur fucks with the design, that's all on them.

I was very careful with mine not to fuck with Tom's lines or rig placement in any way whatsoever. Only the interior.

FKT

 

I worked in a shipyard like that one in the Faroes building and caring for trawlers:  they will have machinists who know all about that type of bearing.  And have a stock.

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4 hours ago, Diarmuid said:

Sucks that some businesses are only motivated by damage control, but sometimes those people need a little ahem-there's-water-in-your-bilge wakeup.

I am glad that the Wynns may now get some resolution, but the whole saga still reflects very badly on One Sails. 

I could have some small residue of respect for them if their structures were so broken that they couldn't do anything to help.  But the fact they start fixing when the pressure gets high enough just shows them to be cynical bullies focused on what they can get away with 

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Found a new channel. I'll follow these folk: They're in a Westerly Centaur; they're on my side of the Atlantic; two folk living on a 26' boat. What's not to like?

Oh, for the love of... not even a minute into the second episode, they've already broken out the Great Stuff spray foam. 

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14 hours ago, Presuming Ed said:

Racing, not cruising (sorry!)

Illusions (12’ keelboats) in the UK. 

 

Only thing you need to apologise for is making my homesick! That's my old fleet from Bembridge, Isle of Wight. Super people, with a lot of great sailors to learn from. The season runs from October until April. They race on weekends when there's high water during daylight (roughly every other weekend). If anyone fancies joining them I happen to know two boats for sale, as there's not much of a fleet here in France.

Dylan did a nice film about them on KTL many years ago (just before my time, I think).

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On 10/29/2021 at 9:58 AM, Israel Hands said:

Oh lord, they sank a load of boat $ into that boat…or wait a minute, they got a lot of it for free probably. But still, they won’t really make a profit.

Apparently it soulianis has been sold.

 

 

 I wonder what it fetched?

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7 hours ago, Priscilla said:

The cabin trunk was a disaster just my opinion…

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I don't ... hate it. But the spacing looks like eyelets on a leather shoe. Some draftsman just ticked the quarter points and stuck four ports in. What if the aftmost light was replaced with an nice 16" oval? Dash-dot-dot-dot.

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21 hours ago, Kris Cringle said:

I just reslized, because of the ports, this boat is not a Spirit Yacht. I thought it was LIBERTINE, a Spirit yacht I've photographed. Looking closely, the ports are wrong. This boat has better proportions: 

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Anyone know what it is? 

Looks very International 8 Metre-ish.

https://tayloryachtdesigns.com/designs/8m-pleione/

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On 11/3/2021 at 11:05 AM, Elegua said:

Simple boats are happy boats.

 

7 hours ago, Metrognome said:

The admiral calls it 'boat camping' and it does not make her happy.  Sigh.

 

I've no direct experience, but my observations suggest that boats with admirals are rarely simple. 

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2 hours ago, loneshark64 said:

It’s one of those sketchers walking sneakers for old people.

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For the practical, comfort motivated buyer who does't care so much for performance or appearance.

Am I talking about New Balance shoes or Hunter Yachts? Even I don't know.

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On 11/11/2021 at 9:37 AM, Priscilla said:

The cabin trunk was a disaster just my opinion…

I was beginning to think I was alone in this opinion. I've never been a fan of the deck houses or oval cockpits of the Spirit yachts - they just don't work for me.

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At first, YouTube seems like an endless universe of interesting things...but then you discover the actually watchable portion is very small and the algorithm keeps spewing up the same channels you never watch. 

Anyway... 

Boat lost, then found, then the front falls off and is in the process of being towed out of the environment....

A channel that started as an informative, if a bit grumpy old man, US-centric channel is now an object lesson in relationships at sea...

 

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1 hour ago, Elegua said:

At first, YouTube seems like an endless universe of interesting things...but then you discover the actually watchable portion is very small and the algorithm keeps spewing up the same channels you never watch. 

Anyway... 

Boat lost, then found, then the front falls off and is in the process of being towed out of the environment....

A channel that started as an informative, if a bit grumpy old man, US-centric channel is now an object lesson in relationships at sea...

 

IMO that latter series was painfully unwatchable from the time they cast off.  It should have ended after Patrick passed away.

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This couple have an interesting boat and a refreshingly different venue for their posts. This clickbait, which seems like an outlier for them, was just posted. Real or engineered bikini fail at 5:50?  You be the judge

 

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4 hours ago, Elegua said:

A channel that started as an informative, if a bit grumpy old man, US-centric channel is now an object lesson in relationships at sea...

 

It seems to me that the post-Patrick Brickhouse is less about relationships at sea and more about the devastating power of unhealed grief.

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22 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

It seems to me that the post-Patrick Brickhouse is less about relationships at sea and more about the devastating power of unhealed grief.

Wait, what? I shouldn't go to sea with a new romantic partner I picked up right after the person I've been with for yonks dies tragically in a pandemic because the new person might behave in a somewhat different manner than my former partner and I may have unresolved feelings? Who'd a thunk? On the other hand, I really need my boat moved and I can't do it myself. 

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3 hours ago, Israel Hands said:

This couple have an interesting boat and a refreshingly different venue for their posts. This clickbait, which seems like an outlier for them, was just posted. Real or engineered bikini fail at 5:50?  You be the judge

 

I watched that 4 or 5 times and still couldn't decide if it was rigged or not...

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4 minutes ago, Elegua said:

Wait, what? I shouldn't go to sea with a new romantic partner I picked up right after the person I've been with for yonks dies tragically in a pandemic because the new person might behave in a somewhat different manner than my former partner and I may have unresolved feelings? Who'd a thunk? On the other hand, I really need my boat moved and I can't do it myself. 

Yeah, but all those strains would have been there whatever they tried to do together.   The boat just happened to be the setting for where they played out this wee tragedy.

I can see the pressures which led her to take that risk.  I am less clear why he dived in so deep to such a risky adventure.  It seems to me that it would have been better if he hadn't sold up everything back home before setting off. Better to say  "I will sail with you to Caribbean, then we'll see where we are at".

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6 hours ago, NZK said:

I was beginning to think I was alone in this opinion. I've never been a fan of the deck houses or oval cockpits of the Spirit yachts - they just don't work for me.

Even worserer on the Spirit 111.

It seems to be that the Spirit 111 is kinda the ultimate exhibition of the whole style-over-substance theme of the Spirit yachts, complete with the poor sense of style.

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15 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

It seems to be that the Spirit 111 is kinda the ultimate exhibition of the whole style-over-substance theme of the Spirit yachts, complete with the poor sense of style.

Crikey how hard is to get a cabin trunk right.

Obviously for Spirit increasingly difficult…

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Spirit seems to think that long overhangs, varnish, mahogany and teak will blind you to poor design aesthetics.  Well, if you can fool some of the people, some of the time....

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35 minutes ago, TwoLegged said:

It seems to be that the Spirit 111 is kinda the ultimate exhibition of the whole style-over-substance theme of the Spirit yachts, complete with the poor sense of style.

It looks like a boat for party animals

Jerry Falwell Jr. Is Stepping Back From Liberty University After A Photo Of  Him With His Pants Unzipped

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1 hour ago, TwoLegged said:

Yeah, but all those strains would have been there whatever they tried to do together.   The boat just happened to be the setting for where they played out this wee tragedy.

I can see the pressures which led her to take that risk.  I am less clear why he dived in so deep to such a risky adventure.  It seems to me that it would have been better if he hadn't sold up everything back home before setting off. Better to say  "I will sail with you to Caribbean, then we'll see where we are at".

She claims he has a higher risk tolerance. She may be right. 

He's also a Saffie. They generally prefer to live most places other than ZA despite constantly missing it.  SE Florida has a surprising number. 

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12 minutes ago, Elegua said:

She claims he has a higher risk tolerance. She may be right. 

He's also a Saffie. They generally prefer to live most places other than ZA despite constantly missing it.  SE Florida has a surprising number. 

Ah, that makes sense.

She needed him a crew for her adventures and replacement for her soulmate.  He needed her as his ticket out of Seth Efrica.  Both allowed the plan to obscure the crucial questions of whether they were actually compatible personalities.

It's not an uncommon situation.  I knew several couples of my parent's generation (born 1930s) who made their lives a misery by marrying someone who had shared social connections and a shared desire to marry&breed ... and then spent miserable decades resenting each other in a society where there was no divorce.

At least these two seem to parting with some mutual respect, even if that's only for the camera.  But now she is left with her boat safely across the Atlantic, and he has blown up his old life.

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2 hours ago, Elegua said:

Wait, what? I shouldn't go to sea with a new romantic partner I picked up right after the person I've been with for yonks dies tragically in a pandemic because the new person might behave in a somewhat different manner than my former partner and I may have unresolved feelings? Who'd a thunk? On the other hand, I really need my boat moved and I can't do it myself. 

Yeah I could see that one coming.  I discovered that "channel" right before he died - I liked some of his no nonsene ideas, then he up and died.  Naturally as soon as he's gone there was this sort of Patrick shaped object in the very next video, all smiles, and we're off to the races.  I guess she makes a little money from youtube and wants to keep that rolling, or maybe it's just narcissism, thinking that x-thousand people care if you're alive or dead.  And then what do I care what somebody does with their boat or their butt - it's only the warped fisheye lens of the internet that makes this even a thing.  It shames us all - the watchers and the watched.  

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2 minutes ago, low bum said:

Yeah I could see that one coming.  I discovered that "channel" right before he died - I liked some of his no nonsene ideas, then he up and died.  Naturally as soon as he's gone there was this sort of Patrick shaped object in the very next video, all smiles, and we're off to the races.  I guess she makes a little money from youtube and wants to keep that rolling, or maybe it's just narcissism, thinking that x-thousand people care if you're alive or dead.  And then what do I care what somebody does with their boat or their butt - it's only the warped fisheye lens of the internet that makes this even a thing.  It shames us all - the watchers and the watched.  

They've been blogging and writing articles for millennia. I think she is very pragmatic and careful. The boat is an important asset to her. She takes good care of it and anyone who isn't at the level of seamanship of her late partner is suspect.  It makes me suspect there was a bit of a "deal" in the last relationship that to be fair, worked well for both parties for a long time. We should all be so lucky. 

Patrick could be a bit Usanian centric, but I really liked his advice. It was one of the more real-content channels. I was bummed when he passed. 

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I stopped watching when Patrick died but prior to that she doesn't strike me as narcissistic at all. She seems like a genuinely nice person. I think the channel was more Patrick's baby and she participated when he asked her to contribute content. Patrick was lucky to have found her.

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13 minutes ago, Fleetwood said:

At 111' it would be completely custom, maybe the owner had some input....

Yes, the write-ups (or was it a video?) explained how all the curvy interior shite was the vision of the young owner. 

There's some karma there.  The young punk makes tons of money, by capturing some revenue stream or  making some successful asset speculation, or whatever other tricks are needed to get rich quick.  Then he decides to take enough of that money to build more than a hundred homes in the days when the state used to build homes for their people giving tax breaks to people who want superyachts ... and he's going to use it to buy a big fuck-you yacht.

Not just any old big fuck-you yacht, but one designed to fuse modern technology with the ambience of the days when deckhands were two-a-penny, and the poor had no medical care or social safety net.  Carbon fibre, bulb keel and electronic wizardry meets acres of varnished tropical hardwood.  Eat your heart out, Gatsby.

And onto this nightmare he will impose his own creative talents, to turn his ill-gotten loot into a thing of wonder, a floating monument to display how his new money comes with the sort of refined artistic taste through which the old money looks down on everyone.

But, all that squandered money has merely created a huge and unmissable canvas on which to display his lack of design talent.  Kinda like that ultra-wealthy American dude off the TV who decorated his huge apartment in what he seems to have thought was the style of ancien regime France ... but which just ended up looking like a comically bad pastiche of the excesses of the soon-to-b-decapitated royalty.

Be careful what you wish for.

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3 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

Yes, the write-ups (or was it a video?) explained how all the curvy interior shite was the vision of the young owner. 

There's some karma there.  The young punk makes tons of money, by capturing some revenue stream or  making some successful asset speculation, or whatever other tricks are needed to get rich quick.  Then he decides to take enough of that money to build more than a hundred homes in the days when the state used to build homes for their people giving tax breaks to people who want superyachts ... and he's going to use it to buy a big fuck-you yacht.

Not just any old big fuck-you yacht, but one designed to fuse modern technology with the ambience of the days when deckhands were two-a-penny, and the poor had no medical care or social safety net.  Carbon fibre, bulb keel and electronic wizardry meets acres of varnished tropical hardwood.  Eat your heart out, Gatsby.

And onto this nightmare he will impose his own creative talents, to turn his ill-gotten loot into a thing of wonder, a floating monument to display how his new money comes with the sort of refined artistic taste through which the old money looks down on everyone.

But, all that squandered money has merely created a huge and unmissable canvas on which to display his lack of design talent.  Kinda like that ultra-wealthy American dude off the TV who decorated his huge apartment in what he seems to have thought was the style of ancien regime France ... but which just ended up looking like a comically bad pastiche of the excesses of the soon-to-b-decapitated royalty.

Be careful what you wish for.

Wow.  I’d almost say this was poetic, philosophical, elegance Two -L.  I salute you for painting a post apoclypse eulogy for the sad ending of a member of the nouveau-riche!

 

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14 hours ago, TwoLegged said:

Yes, the write-ups (or was it a video?) explained how all the curvy interior shite was the vision of the young owner. 

There's some karma there.  The young punk makes tons of money, by capturing some revenue stream or  making some successful asset speculation, or whatever other tricks are needed to get rich quick.  Then he decides to take enough of that money to build more than a hundred homes in the days when the state used to build homes for their people giving tax breaks to people who want superyachts ... and he's going to use it to buy a big fuck-you yacht.

Not just any old big fuck-you yacht, but one designed to fuse modern technology with the ambience of the days when deckhands were two-a-penny, and the poor had no medical care or social safety net.  Carbon fibre, bulb keel and electronic wizardry meets acres of varnished tropical hardwood.  Eat your heart out, Gatsby.

And onto this nightmare he will impose his own creative talents, to turn his ill-gotten loot into a thing of wonder, a floating monument to display how his new money comes with the sort of refined artistic taste through which the old money looks down on everyone.

But, all that squandered money has merely created a huge and unmissable canvas on which to display his lack of design talent.  Kinda like that ultra-wealthy American dude off the TV who decorated his huge apartment in what he seems to have thought was the style of ancien regime France ... but which just ended up looking like a comically bad pastiche of the excesses of the soon-to-b-decapitated royalty.

Be careful what you wish for.

You right good. 

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