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[QUOTE=painkiller;374975]Here's my best BFS video. Things got pretty crazy towards the end.

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Absolutely.. RIVETING...

Loved it.


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Here's my best BFS video. Things got pretty crazy towards the end.

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Absolutely.. RIVETING...

Loved it.


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We are watching the same video or did I just miss a tongue in cheek comment?
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Pain..by the mast, there is a rope, normally has colours...it goes up the mast, then down..if you pull it down, the big white cloth goes up...Pull as hard as you can, till the cloth is all up there...

Next there should be another rope, that unrolls the other cloth at the front...

Then on the extremity there is another rope that is divided in two..yes you guessed it..one on each side of the mast...

Try to put the boat sideways to the wind...if you look up the mast there is a liitle arrow that tells you where the wind is coming from..

Pull on the rope of the fron cloth, on the side opposite from where the wind is blowing....now, over your head, there is a metal tube, attached to it, halfway thru there is another rope..try to center the metal tube with the boat..not too tight...

See??? the boat is now moving....stop the engine...

We call that sailing...try it...you will like it...

PS..next time, make sure you call at least one or two marinas in your path....and buy the lights too...

Good luck....

PS2 the compass points North...

Hey..are you by any chance related to Hoffalives??

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If this is what you call a "big freakin' sail", I pity your wives and girlfriends....

And if that is the famous Chesapeake Bay...good grief, it looks like the Atlantic off Portugal...like a mirror...
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We are watching the same video or did I just miss a tongue in cheek comment?

Hmmm. Sounds like you didn't catch the end. Watch it again. This time, pay particular attention to the background.
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If this is what you call a "big freakin' sail", I pity your wives and girlfriends....

And if that is the famous Chesapeake Bay...good grief, it looks like the Atlantic off Portugal...like a mirror...
And you're not even getting the best part: the humidity. That never translates through video.
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I missed it too.
I thought this was a thread about sailing.
Just giving you a little love this morning Pain.

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Hmmm. Sounds like you didn't catch the end. Watch it again. This time, pay particular attention to the background.
I'd rather have an elective root canal.

I'm surprised even YouTube didn't reject that one!
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Pain..by the mast, there is a rope, normally has colours...it goes up the mast, then down..if you pull it down, the big white cloth goes up...Pull as hard as you can, till the cloth is all up there...

Next there should be another rope, that unrolls the other cloth at the front...

Then on the extremity there is another rope that is divided in two..yes you guessed it..one on each side of the mast...

Try to put the boat sideways to the wind...if you look up the mast there is a liitle arrow that tells you where the wind is coming from..

Pull on the rope of the fron cloth, on the side opposite from where the wind is blowing....now, over your head, there is a metal tube, attached to it, halfway thru there is another rope..try to center the metal tube with the boat..not too tight...

See??? the boat is now moving....stop the engine...

We call that sailing...try it...you will like it...

PS..next time, make sure you call at least one or two marinas in your path....and buy the lights too...

Good luck....

PS2 the compass points North...

Hey..are you by any chance related to Hoffalives??

Wait. The rope that goes up the pole and back down again? That operates the puppet. When I yank up and down on it, the blue-green bag near the pole kinda jumps up and down. It gives me the willies.
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She's an old boat, I guess they used to fly more flags and burgees back then.
You do know you can put multiple flags on the same halyard, right?
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