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Thanks, my sis is a pro-tographer, so she can make even me look good (actually its all about the ca-boy hat)

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Oh, and quit calling smacky SD! Talk about an INSULT! in the mean time, welcome aboard!
Haha, thanks b2s... kidding... After I posted I realized that my laziness to type a ful name needs to wait until I understand other people's laziness.

First sail was cool... A couple hrs on the boat. We made it just outside the marina entrance, road some pretty nice swells, saw some amazing yachts, then came back in. Lucky me, I got a private lesson w/ an instructor named Craig, a cool guy who shared my sarcasm and my taste for bad jokes. I think this is gonna work out just fine.

Speaking of Yachts... has anyone seen the monstrosity of a sailboat that is/was parked at the (old) fuel dock in Marina Del Rey over the weekend? Holy crap. Probably 140ish feet. I saw some dude in a 60' power pulling up beside her taking a pic. I'm learning about boat-envy.

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I'm learning about boat-envy.

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never mind boat envy... have ya discovered boat porn??

welcome aboard ; -)

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Last thing we need on here is two SD's.......the original is bad enough...........smacky tho, what can you say, he smacks you on the left, then the right, hug you......all with an Italian mafia style accent.........lie goes on!

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Yo, Lahso - take the ASA combo. Much less expensive overall and I think they even throw in some booze....and dancers.


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Smacky... I think I am taking the combined (101/103/Coastal Nav)?

I wish I could sail during the week so I could get through the classes more quickly, but I guess I need to take time to study.

I went back to the marina and shot some boat porn (thanks Sara) this afternoon at lunch. I know it's hard to get a concept of size, but check out the dude walking on the back mast (probably some term I don't know for the back mast yet). The Masts are visible form miles away. Probly not a daysailor...



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Aaaa, it's alright. But it's no Catalina 27.

BTW - has Sharma pulled down a 15 yet?


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Aaaa, it's alright. But it's no Catalina 27.

BTW - has Sharma pulled down a 15 yet?
I still have yet to see a Catalina 27 up close, so I can't make a judgment call yet.

Yea, he sent a 5.15d called Es Pontas in Spain... Sick climbs.

Es Pontas is an arch rock off the coast of Mallorca... He Deep Water Solos it (basically no rope over the water, you fall, you go in the drink... The trailer for it is awesome, I think anyone would appreciate it, but maybe more-so sailors and other water lovers King Lines Trailer (youtube)

Sorry to go off topic... rock-climbing is my current passion, sailing on its way up there. Smackdaddy, do you climb?

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heh... who says size don't matter.

But I haveta say.. this shot is like looking at *insert your fav eyecandy here* filling up at the gas station, with a car in the way. at least ya coulda shot her with out all that modesty dock in the way!

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Yeah. I used to be pretty hardcore (13a/b on limestone) - but have backed off due to elbows getting kind of whacked. My wife was also a cranker (12+). These days, we're doing 10/11 and just enjoying it.

Our 9 year old just sent his first 9 on top rope. Now THAT was cooler than just about anything!

I know there are a couple other climbers on SN. Look in OT - I'll start a BFS thread for climbers. What the hell?


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Smacky a climber?!?!?!?!?! hmmmmmmm

Have not done any climbing since the late 80's......some rock, a few glaciers, ie rainer, Adams, baker, olympus.........

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