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  1. Diarmuid

    Backyard Liveaboard

    Wishing you well, Jules. That was one hell of a storm. Has anyone heard from Pertinacious Tom in Punta Gorda? I'm a bit worried about that mouldering sheet of plywood.
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    SV Seeker

    MDR has (or used to have!) a few (8-10) transient slips right at the end of Burton Chace Park for something like $2/ft. There was a +/- 45 foot schooner in one of them, but its arse was hanging in the fairway a little.
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    SV Seeker

    "A brick to the back of the head changes people too" ... sayeth an expert in the transformative power of head injuries.
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    SV Seeker

    "At odd times he wrote in a mocking miachstúir {mixture} of English-Irish or English speilt as Irish." https://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/nov/22/classics.flannobrien The reciprocal tension of Irish wrestling with the Latin alphabet and English speakers trying to render same back into their...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Less french toast; more drama: SHE LOST THE SPATULA!!
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    SV Seeker

    Dermit. Rhymes with
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    Coolboats to admire

    Contracts. Covenants. Same way an HOA can tell people what color their mailbox can be. "But it's MY house!" "You agreed to the rules when you bought the property."
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    SV Seeker

    Johnny Derp
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Also simmering ethnic/secessionist tensions. :sneaky:
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    SV Seeker

    ... any pick-n-pull junkyard ...
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    Girl with patreon account goes sailing in hot place

    Yeah -- the guy is a pro rigger. Many rubber/kevlar V belts also shorten as they heat up. Strange, but true. And usually counteracted by tensile forces. ETA: For a basic demonstration of the weird properties of some polymers, just think about heat shrink tubing. Apply heat, it reduces size by...
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    Catalina Mooring Late Checkout Fee!!??

    Nice views! When I briefly lived in Flagstaff a couple years back, I did the Humphrey's Peak trail several times, including once from the very bottom (instead of driving to the Snowbowl parking lot). The 'short' version is 3300' elevation gain, ending at 12,600'. Even I was sucking some air by...
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    Mocking noobs on r/Sailing

    Anyone over 25 posting on reddit: :p
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    Coolboats to admire

    Oh!
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    Coolboats to admire

    Worst vacation ever: cloudy all the time, 300mph winds, too slushy to walk on, magnetic field fries your heart, rains liquid helium and occasionally diamonds.
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    Catalina Mooring Late Checkout Fee!!??

    I'm sure any sensibilities the SDers possessed were offended when we rocked up in our $2000 San Juan 21 with trolling motor and Intex dinghy.😄 Probably had a low opinion of our life choices. It's like people who just finished leveling their half-million-dollar Class A motorhome and are setting...
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    Coolboats to admire

    Flying cars exist also, and presumably any enthusiast with enuf dosh could buy one today. The practicality is rather more complicated. Ten minutes driving in a city or on a public highway should convince any thinking person that 99 out of 100 drivers on the road should under no circumstances...
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    Coolboats to admire

    The long history of prophets & prophecy suggests bug-eyed monomania is not incompatible with random hits. Blithering futurists have claimed since the 1940s that we'd all commute via personal jetpack. Now that, some eighty years on, such jetpacks sorta/kinda exist in limited demonstration...
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    Catalina Mooring Late Checkout Fee!!??

    It was a really hot couple of days, with not much breeze. Fairly high tides also, which meant the LH entrance reef was no help at all at breaking the surge, even with us tucked up under the west embankment (yellow boat). Couple of powerboats tried to join us; a small runabout/ski boat full of...
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