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    Something to get you stoked for the new season!

    I am way too old to be doing that now but brings back great memories. I race in bigger boats these days where I can stay on board when helming. Having said that I have had 23.5kts out of my Melges24!
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    sailing rules question

    Basic rule port and starboard applies. If the leeward boat were to tack over to starboard without interfering with the windward boat (boat running) then the onus changes and the windward boat must keep clear.
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    Is this an old joke

    Viagra Eager to try it out, he takes one as soon as he gets home, and waits for his wife to come home from work, but in his excitement he forgets and leaves the package open on the table and his cockatiel eats all of them. Seeing the results and panicking the man grabs the bird and stuffs him...
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    Is this an old joke

    Billing per hour? A prominent young attorney was on his way to court to begin arguments on a complex lawsuit when he suddenly found himself at the Gates of Heaven. St. Peter started to escort him inside, when he began to protest that his untimely death had to be some sort of mistake. "I'm much...
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    Is this an old joke

    Maybe one for the lawyers? Lawyer on vacation A doctor vacationing on the Riviera met an old lawyer friend and asked him what he was doing there. The lawyer replied, "Remember that lousy real estate I bought? Well, it caught fire, so here I am with the fire insurance proceeds. What are you...
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    Is this an old joke

    A young blonde was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana. She wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking. After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the...
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    Is this an old joke

    Murphy's Law in Sex 1.The more beautiful the woman is who loves you, the easier it is to leave her with no hard feelings. 2.Nothing improves with age. 3.No matter how many times you've had it, if it's offered take it, because it'll never be quite the same again. 4.Sex has no calories. 5.Sex...
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    Is this an old joke

    A man goes on a 2-month business trip to Europe and leaves his cat with his brother. Three days before his return he calls his brother. Brother 1: So how is my cat doing? Brother 2: He's Dead Brother 1: He's Dead! What do you mean He's Dead! I loved that cat. Couldn't you think of a nicer way...
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    Merry Christmas!

    Hi Guys, This is a bit late but happy New Year. Have only just got clear of all the holiday festivities! Cheers Cool sailings www.bitsfortheboat.com/blog
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    Inflatable lifejackets

    I understand, however a maual version would overcome that problem as the vest would only inflate when you pull the cord. I was thinking more about sailors on cruisers and larger boats that have to be aware of falling overboard, unlike you nimble dinghy sailors:)
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    Inflatable lifejackets

    It is interesting. I was browsing through West Marine and found their inflatable PFD,s. For some reason their prices seem very high so I did a bit more research and every where I looked it seemed the same thing. I base my info on the sort of pricing that we have in England which is massively...
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    Inflatable lifejackets

    Hi, I am based in Jersey in the United Kingdom and have noticed that inflatable lifejackets don't seem to be used a great deal in the States. Does this mean that most people only have buoyancy aids ( what we would use for dinghy sailing):) Cheers Simon
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