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  1. walterbshaffer

    How much is a brand new traditional steel boat?

    I would suggest that you get a job aboard the sort of vessel you are considering owning yourself so you can see the issues & obstacles before you strike out on your own. At the very least you will get to do what you enjoy before you decide that it's probably smarter to do something else...
  2. walterbshaffer

    2016 Melges 32 Worlds

    Okay but you're buying.
  3. walterbshaffer

    Another Richardson Bay Boat Owner To Avoid

    I was at a shop once where the guy in front of me had 2 credit cards in a row rejected so he wrote a check. Now you tell me how someone who can’t afford to pay his credit card bills can possibly have any money in a checking account? I was stunned that the vendor took a check from somebody who...
  4. walterbshaffer

    G4 Fail

    are there no underwater escape hatches on this boat?
  5. walterbshaffer

    Childish Men

    what he said wait, what did you say?
  6. walterbshaffer

    Childish Men

    See, the thing is I'm from San Diego and I thought Frostbit was talking about somebody else. (No, not you "somebody else", somebody else altogether) 99% of the world's population are good people. It's that 1% you've got to avoid. (No, not the 1% as Obama defines people)
  7. walterbshaffer

    Not Just another Pretty Wrace

    i hear you red my first thought was how much freeboard does that thing have/ looks wet
  8. walterbshaffer

    Sailor missing since January found off Cape Hatteras

    I'd like to see his google history and if he googled publishers or talk shows of any kind before his departure.
  9. walterbshaffer

    Fuckhead ramming sailing yachts with 150ton trawler in Bris River.

    I think the woodster was referring to russel perdock, not law enforcement generally. But I agree with you. Wood, if someone breaks into your house shoot them, cut them up, put them in coolers and dump them out by #01
  10. walterbshaffer

    Sailor missing since January found off Cape Hatteras

    looked at a map and Conway is roughly 400 miles from where he was picked up. does it makes sense that a boat in that area would drift 400 miles to the north east in 2 months?
  11. walterbshaffer

    Sailor missing since January found off Cape Hatteras

    Yep, I’m not buying it either. Hair length, body weight and he sure doesn’t have the look of somebody who has undergone such a stressful and difficult experience. On the other hand he might’ve gotten a haircut aboard the freighter and taken a shower but he should sure as hell look at hell of a...
  12. walterbshaffer

    18.2 Overlap question

    i think you protest both the middle boat is your witness, so to speak, vs the far ww boat
  13. walterbshaffer

    Sport Boat Definition - a regional PHRF weighs in

    Mark your ideas are good, as always, but class II was never intended to be a class for sport boats. It was intended to be a class for boats with different sailing characteristics, in this case defined by the rig configuration, i.e. a sprit, which was deemed to sail differently than a traditional...
  14. walterbshaffer

    This is what happens when you don't look at the weather

    I would bet that he did not have any steerage and/or that the helm was already hard over so he could not turn up and that he did not want to turn down for fear of filling his sails and accelerating into the ferry or a wild jibe.
  15. walterbshaffer

    Sport Boat Definition - a regional PHRF weighs in

    I would bet that the definition adopted by LMPHRF was probably devised to serve the purpose of partitioning the fleet equitably and not to define sports boats per se. For example (and because this thread is relative to PH and the vast majority of PH boats are what some would derisively called...
  16. walterbshaffer

    ebay offshore rescue

    I don't buy that. Regardless of being an arm of the US military, red tape, liability or anything else the coasties that boarded the vessel had to realize that given the known forecast those guys in that boat were not gonna make it and were going to require rescue which, as has been observed by...
  17. walterbshaffer

    ebay offshore rescue

    Maybe I missed it but I'm sort of surprised nobody tried to stop them. The folks I know from around the neighborhood and in the area are not at all the type to turn thier backs and say "not my problem". And how many other kooks have you heard of where the CG stopped them from embarking on an...
  18. walterbshaffer

    KWRW - Excrements Hit the Rotary Apparatus

    hey y'all, this is not about Alan, what is or is not a journalist or what SA's obligation to it's readers might be (real or imagined) this is about the philospohy of competitive sailing, meaning the heritage of the past and the consequences for the future of competitive sailing because, as some...
  19. walterbshaffer

    When are the Moth Worlds??

    is it that i'm lame or was that OP just sarcasm that nobody else caught?
  20. walterbshaffer

    Mexico News

    I wouldn't say that PH dropped thier own equipment regs in order to defer to USSailing but rather that they dropped the language because they no longer wanted to be in the business of telling people what was safe and what was not. For me the end came when someone called to ask if the Dan Buoy...