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Painkiller,

That was hilarious. I was chuckling the entire time -- the soundtrack alone hit a funny bone for me, not to mention the hour-by-hour updates on your progress under power.

I saw many Bay landmarks that I haven't seen lately -- thanks to your circuitous route on your way down to Flag Harbor! Which, by the way, what do you draw? That's pretty shallow in there, isn't it?

Congrats on the new boat!
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Painkiller,

That was hilarious. I was chuckling the entire time -- the soundtrack alone hit a funny bone for me, not to mention the hour-by-hour updates on your progress under power.

I saw many Bay landmarks that I haven't seen lately -- thanks to your circuitous route on your way down to Flag Harbor! Which, by the way, what do you draw? That's pretty shallow in there, isn't it?

Congrats on the new boat!


Thanks, John! But now I feel kinda bad. That's not actually me. I found that video browsing YouTube a while ago and thought it was the most boring thing I'd ever seen. The whole time I sat there watching it, I was thinking to myself "Is this guy kidding? Is this it? It took him 3 days to go 90 miles under power in flat conditions? And he burned through an entire tank of diesel doing that??". Actually, I assume he's burning diesel, but he referred to it as "gas" in the video. I sure hope he put the right stuff in his tank.

Being the generous person that I am, I just had to share!! You're welcome!
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Thanks, John! But now I feel kinda bad. That's not actually me. I found that video browsing YouTube a while ago and thought it was the most boring thing I'd ever seen. The whole time I sat there watching it, I was thinking to myself "Is this guy kidding? Is this it? It took him 3 days to go 90 miles under power in flat conditions? And he burned through an entire tank of diesel doing that??". Actually, I assume he's burning diesel, but he referred to it as "gas" in the video. I sure hope he put the right stuff in his tank.

Being the generous person that I am, I just had to share!! You're welcome!

Oh man, jokes on me I guess, but now it's even funnier!!

That guy did have an uncanny resemblence to your avatar photo, didn't he though?
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That guy did have an uncanny resemblence to your avatar photo, didn't he though?
Yes, but he's missing my trademark smile.

This video isn't sailing related, but it's another one where you have to wait until the end to get the joke: magical trevor - Weebl's Stuff

Enjoy. ;-)
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Or you're missing his unibrow. It could go either way.

I'd say you just punked half of AFOC. Good job, dude. BFP!

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First question. Depends on which way the wind is. If you are tacking upwind into the marina, tack your way in. Powerboaters, sailboats under power, and sailboats going DDW should stay to their right, or your left. Tack normally until you get close to passing them, then short tack if you are on starboard or just stay to the right and tack slow if you are on port tack. If you are DDW coming into the marina, stay to the right, go to the end of the fairway, turn upwind, drop the sails.

Next question depends on how much time you have and which direction you want to go in and for how long. Easier on the boat and you to sail off wind, and can be faster. Beating for a long time really sucks.

Hmm, the in between time? The in between time is the time you should be making your move. The calm time is when you should be reading your charts, studying the weather patterns, and determining which way to head if a storm is coming. Do you outrun it, run for cover, head for the softer side of it? All things you need to learn, and experience plays a huge role in that.
Bestfriend - thanks for the feedback. Good stuff. As I work toward ocean sailing I have to say that it's pretty sobering thinking about a situation like that. The consensus being - do everything you possibly can to never run into the situation - then be prepared when you do. I'm all over that.

Also, on the slip sailing - I'm starting to think it's just not possible at our small marina, at least for guys like me. The waterway at it's widest is maybe 60 feet - and narrows down to a 16 foot bottleneck before we get to our slip. There's no way I could tack in that without causing AIG more pain (not that they can feel it at this point). I'll just go to a different marina and sail into someone else's slip. Then if I hammer other boats - who cares? I'll tell them my name is Alex.
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Poignant BFS Story

One of my favorite things to do is to go out in a stiff breeze aboard someone else's boat, preferably with more than just me and the skipper aboard. When the skipper goes down below to use the head, I wait a few seconds for things to start flowing, then I sheet in REAL tight and come up to a beat to get the boat as far over on its ear as possible. This, of course, takes the skipper by surprise and causes him to have to pee uphill, sometimes drastically so. Sometimes a tack is required to accomplish this.

When the cursing from down below stops, I hand the tiller over to some unwitting dupe, take a position on the rail far from the means of steering, and affect an air of supreme innocence. Sometimes a dose of pensive horizon-gazing is required to complete the illusion.

This doesn't work so well on your own boat for obvious reasons (relating to having to clean up).
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Uh huh. Sure, I'll get right on that.
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