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1 Week Ago 11:50 PM
jackdale
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
WOOHOOO!!!! That is definitely a BFS, Jack.

I can't wait for the stories. Have a great trip. Do you have a SPOT or any way for us to follow along?
No SPOT -yet. The owner might be interested.
1 Week Ago 11:34 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

WOOHOOO!!!! That is definitely a BFS, Jack.

I can't wait for the stories. Have a great trip. Do you have a SPOT or any way for us to follow along?
1 Week Ago 11:19 PM
jackdale
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Next BFS

Cape Town, St Helena, Fernando de Noronha, Îles du Salut, Trinidad



Leopard 44.

Leaving home September 11. (I know, I know)

Home end of October.

I will try to be more diligent about some posts.

Jack
3 Weeks Ago 12:29 PM
Sal Paradise
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

The video for me really came across as arrogant and stupid. Not a "sale" for me.
3 Weeks Ago 07:20 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Smack, you are in advertising, right? Is it more a professional jealousy that has your dander up? You talk a good game, but I’m beginning to think you are one of those Chardonnay sippers that is not part of Quantum’s targeted market. Don’t feel so bad – our sport needs your kind too. So you have North not so much by choice, but because that is what came on your boat when you bought it?
Whose sails are on the VO65s? Hmmm?

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A little eye candy for those who aren’t afraid to spill their Chardonnay. I didn’t realize that H20Shots caught us in the middle of our only broach on the Delta Ditch Run. Cal 40’s are great boats – once we got the pressure off the main – she came right back up and straightened out without missing a beat. Good enough for a second.

https://h2oshots.smugmug.com/keyword...un/i-NqjrZzZ/A
Now see, people...

THAT'S an Oh hell yeah!!



PS - The Cal 40 rates a good bit higher than my H40...but still...
3 Weeks Ago 07:13 PM
GeorgeB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Smack, you are in advertising, right? Is it more a professional jealousy that has your dander up? You talk a good game, but I’m beginning to think you are one of those Chardonnay sippers that is not part of Quantum’s targeted market. Don’t feel so bad – our sport needs your kind too. So you have North not so much by choice, but because that is what came on your boat when you bought it? There is a big difference between “close to” and actually doing. If that was the case I’d be racing around on ET today.

A little eye candy for those who aren’t afraid to spill their Chardonnay. I didn’t realize that H20Shots caught us in the middle of our only broach on the Delta Ditch Run. Cal 40’s are great boats – once we got the pressure off the main – she came right back up and straightened out without missing a beat. Good enough for a second.

https://h2oshots.smugmug.com/keyword...un/i-NqjrZzZ/A
3 Weeks Ago 06:53 PM
RTB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post

And knowing that, anyone that challenges the sea to throw it's best at them so they can "beat it at it's own game" is an idiot.
....and never, NEVER, whistle for wind! Most likely to get more than you asked for.

Ralph
3 Weeks Ago 06:36 PM
smackdaddy
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

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Smack, are you jealous that you can’t afford to sail the green donut? I’m pretty sure that Quantum was on Groupma and perhaps other boats in the Volvo.
I have no doubt that Quantum was on some of these boats. And yes I'd LOVE to sail a VO70 - and will eventually. A group I'm involved with came very close to buying Camper for some very big sailing indeed (you might remember my video of me touring it in Southampton). Getting a VOR boat is still a possibility. We'll see how it all shakes out.

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Besides, I remember a young Smackdaddy extolling the virtues of burying rails in the water, slicing through boarding waves and such in a little thread he called “BFS”. What happened to you? Did you get a little older, a little more experienced? Where did that young, brash Smackdaddy go?
Hell no. Still the same old Smack. I like "heavy weather" sailing. But there's a VERY big difference between burying a rail and/or having a wave or two wash over you in sporty conditions offshore - and what you see in that VOR video in the Southern Ocean.

And knowing that, anyone that challenges the sea to throw it's best at them so they can "beat it at its own game" is a freakin' idiot. Period. Remember that pro who was scared? He's not the only one.

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[full disclosure: I have three Quantum Pentax headsails, but a UK Tapedrive main and two North Kites. The Cal 40 flies UK carbon tape drive sails and it’s kites are a combination of UK and Pineapple. To paraphrase a TV commercial: “What’s in your sail locker?”]
I've got nothing at all against Quantum (though I'm personally a North fan). But this spot of theirs is stupid. No question.
4 Weeks Ago 05:19 PM
GeorgeB
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

Smack, are you jealous that you can’t afford to sail the green donut? I’m pretty sure that Quantum was on Groupma and perhaps other boats in the Volvo. Besides, I remember a young Smackdaddy extolling the virtues of burying rails in the water, slicing through boarding waves and such in a little thread he called “BFS”. What happened to you? Did you get a little older, a little more experienced? Where did that young, brash Smackdaddy go? [full disclosure: I have three Quantum Pentax headsails, but a UK Tapedrive main and two North Kites. The Cal 40 flies UK carbon tape drive sails and it’s kites are a combination of UK and Pineapple. To paraphrase a TV commercial: “What’s in your sail locker?”]
4 Weeks Ago 04:51 PM
aeventyr60
Re: Big Freakin' Sails

The comment about being scared and happy and how close those two emotions are sums it up pretty well for me.
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