This Certainly is a Silly Thread

Discussion in 'The Dockhouse' started by gouvernail, Aug 27, 2007.

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Should I add a poll to this thread?

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  2. No

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  1. I break things

    I break things New Member

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    you should teach a dog to sail that would be awesome or maybe a monkey its like Airdbud for sailing and Most Valuable Primeate
     
  2. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    Taught the bat to sail ... bit my arm off.
     
  3. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    How did you break your arm, Ree?
     
  4. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    I think he said, "Trying to fly."

    Maybe he flapped it too hard
     
  5. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    i was doing a forward somersault off the 3rd story with my pet bat .. flapping my wings of course ... got it stuck on the top of the Laser mast and hung there for a week, before my pet bat ate it off and i was able to fall into the boat.
     
  6. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, I'm glad I asked! Is your pet bat going to be awarded a medal? He/she sounds heroic. :cool: Has your arm been reattached, or are you currently growing a new one?
     
  7. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    thanks for the concern ... but i rang me ol' mate Harry Potter and he loaned me some pollyjuice potion to grow me arm back .... its as good as new... now i can fly with my broomstick the Nimbus 2000
    [​IMG]
     
  8. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    My Dad and Virginia didn't like each other much at all. Actually, I think they secretly appreciated each other a lot but could not stand one another publically.

    They worked in the same boat factory. Dad was an engneer and Virginia was a fiberglass laminator...back then the official job title was "Lay up Girl."

    Anyway, Virginia's broom was one of my Dad's favorite targets.

    When she was late for work:
    "Do brooms have trouble starting in cold weather?"

    When she was complaining about something in the personell office:
    "Virginia! Isn't your broom double parked?"
     
  9. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    had so much weatherhelm on the weekend i broke the rubber connector from the tiller to the extension ... 5 boat lengths over the start line :(

    it was full rubber?! no rope inside the rubber.. i thought they all had rope :eek: better replace with rope one...
     
  10. Ross B

    Ross B Guest

    gotta pay more for the ones with rope cores
     
  11. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    Reon Reon Reon
    Another
    Inconvenient
    Dumping
    Start

    A rope inside a rubber is a great way to prevent AIDS
     
  12. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    gotta pay more (eventually) breaking ones without
     
  13. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    So I fixed an F-18 catamaran today. What a stiff, light, strong, laminate!

    If our boats were built of the same layup schedule new Lasers would not bear up as well as a current laser when dragged over stones and nails.

    Those new Lasers would weigh about 90 pounds

    Those would almost NEVER soften from sailing

    If Lasers were built at 130 lbs with a layup schedule similar to the F-18 and with the extra weight added on the outside of the hull and seating and standing areas of the deck...

    We might have "Permanent" competitive Lasers.

    it would probably cost at least $500 extra to build those permanent lasers.

    The Premanent Laser would beat regular Lasers in any condition where the old fashioned Laser actually flexes as it passes over the water.

    In light winds, the boats would be equal.

    IN five years, all the new boats would be the fast ones that last and all the old boats would not be competitive anyway.

    Five year old "new" boats would be faster than old boats and just as fast as new boats and would be available cheaper than "boats built like today's new boats"

    Laser racing would be cheaper for the competitors and the field of equal boats would grow every year ...

    I wish the transition could begin today.
     
  14. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    yeh .. all this one design crap .. CMON!!!! let us reduce weather healm now!!!
     
  15. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    There's your bumper sticker.
     
  16. sailchris

    sailchris Member

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    Touché, Gouvernail.
     
  17. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    i think my rudder has not been down properly :eek: as today i put it down before i sailed off .. and had less weather helm :eek:


    got third today to :D
     
  18. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    Well, congrats on getting third. From the way you stated the rudder issue, it sounds like before today, you sailed away, then would put it down. That certainly is silly. ;)
     
  19. gouvernail

    gouvernail Active Member

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    I know knew aailor who was put up to putting his rudder down. He moved up to the front of the fleet. Then he put up his trophies. I had to put this down.
     
  20. Reon

    Reon New Member

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    well it has motivated me to lose weight... was so much more fit after a couple of months of sailing and was able to hike much longer.,.... = went much faster :D so this week i lost 3kgs :)

    yeh ... i used to sail off the shore (we are on a flat lake) and pulll the rudder down with the rope ..... not any more :p
     

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