Sailing Megathread!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by EvilGenius, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Sam Buca

    Sam Buca a.k.a. Daniel

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    Quote:

    "... many sailors are wondering why they shouldn't just get together for a nice long daysail out to Duxbury Reef this Saturday, coincidentally leaving around the time the race would have started. "

    :lol3:lol3:lol3 Only in San Francisco .
  2. dirt hokie

    dirt hokie Been here awhile

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    nothing goes up wind like a chevrolet.

    I spent most of my sailing time on a 50 ft gaff riged schooner in the Atlantic. Ocean sailing is a bit differnent.
    You are completely on your own. Help is not comming, and in many places cant.

    I have two adventure dreams. Off road arond the world, and sailing around the world. Since my bike cant carry a boat.....
  3. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    I still have a "fast is fun" decal, and I've used that line on hundreds of my riding buddies, they have no idea where it came from....especially here in Texas
  4. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    Typical over-reaction from a litigious society, afraid to do or allow any thing to be done because some asshole might sue! People have been sailing for centuries, people have been rounding the Farallons for a couple hundred years, and one fucking rogue wave and the Coast Guard has to stick their - - - - into it.

    Government isn't the solution, IT'S THE PROBLEM!
  5. nomiles

    nomiles Sledge-o-matic

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    Bay Area sailors split over ocean racing ban called after fatal yacht accident

    This is one of my customers speaking.

    "If you asked five sailors on the bay what they thought you'd get at least three different answers," said Andy Newell, president of the Offshore Yacht Racing Association, a division of the Alameda-based sailboat racing group Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay.
  6. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    The Coast Guard is on duty to save lives by risking theirs. Take it to CSM.
  7. g®eg

    g®eg Canadian living in exile

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    another one..
    not good

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  8. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    When I was a kid I used to frostbite in New England.

    For those following along frostbiting is winter sailing. We'd have a bunch of short races in the harbor, followed by hot soup in the clubhouse.

    The club rule was no sailing in more than 30 knots of wind. This was in February and yes it was cold, even with a wet suit.
    Some of the boats were self-rescuing, others needed the "crash boat" to come rescue you. Think cold water ball shock every time you capsize and you get pretty good at staying upright. :lol3

    Now they cancel races if it's even forecast to hit 30. In August.

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  9. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Almost ready.

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  10. US4823

    US4823 Been here awhile

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    After months of projects,I have finally launched my new to me 1981 O'Day 19.I bought her off Ebay for $680 boat,motor and trailer.She hadn't seen water in twenty years.It's amazing what you can do with a buffer on old gelcoat.This pic was shot at the end of launch day as she sits on the mooring.The wind blew SW 10-20 and I was pleasantly surprised how well she sailed...Very stable and quite comfortable.I'm an old catamaran sailor who never would have imagined owning a "lead mine"as a friend calls it.But after about eight years of not sailing I had to get back into the game.It should be a great summer!:freaky
  11. US4823

    US4823 Been here awhile

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    Another shot as we launched with first mate Oliver ready to go...
  12. US4823

    US4823 Been here awhile

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    Here she is in the backyard boatyard just after finishing the mast caddy setup.I had to replace the cabin doors and interior woodwork.Luckily had a half sheet of 3/4" ribbon stripe mahogany in stock.For years...I think I launched her the next day.
  13. US4823

    US4823 Been here awhile

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    She's a beauty!
  14. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Good for you!
  15. Ritalin Boy

    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    There's a lot of modern race boat influence there.
  16. 68deluxe

    68deluxe Long timer

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    Nice! Is it a 43 footer? One of our new slip neighbors is a Oceanus 50 with dock and go.
  17. BCC

    BCC I know better

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    Thanks! It's a 41 footer.
  18. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    Met this fella last week as he was tendering back out to his cat. It's been parked out there for a month or so. He's visiting some friends who live along the Halifax River as he makes his way north. His generator is in the shop and his stay has been extended waiting for repairs.
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    Took this pix at sunrise this morning. There are about 2 dozen boats from house to sail parked out of channel between the two bridges - our most common view of the intercoastal. The boat on the left is motoring north.
  19. BerndM

    BerndM Shiftless One

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    Good Gawd...WTF is wrong with the trim on that trawler in back?:huh
    Looks like he forgot to insert the drain plug!!!:eek1
  20. MrBob

    MrBob Certified Geezer

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    My thought too. He must be burning fuel like crazy. And leaving a sizable wake for folks still sleeping.