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  1. Coastal Redneck

    Sunfish Tools...

    I find this tool to be quite useful when removing stubborn fittings & corroded fasteners: M32A1-MSGL - Milkor USA Inc. Also GREAT for expeditious rig modifications!!! :rolleyes:
  2. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Ugh, these football games are disappointing, all the underdogs are gettin' thrashed... Chokers are laggin' hard as they get spanked. :confused:
  3. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Typical day of Laser sailing off Los Coronados: Moi, while getting macked: "YO, CHIEF, TOSS ME ANOTHER BEER, WILL YA???" :rolleyes:
  4. Coastal Redneck

    The C5: What we know so far

    Handicapping all those rig variations would be a headache, I reckon... things sure have changed since I sailed Laser #2069, LOL. Whatever happened to the original old school Laser with 76 square feet of pure bliss for a mainsail? And if these folks are gonna doctor the rigs, why not doctor...
  5. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Haha, I hear ya... problem is, it'd be hard to fit a Laser through that hole, unless ya put her up on a rail and wrote off the rig, LOL. :confused: You'd hafta hunker down in the cockpit, make yourself small and dodge the mast as it got ripped out or snapped... daggerboard & rudder might get...
  6. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Had to indulge in some vicarious 3-D sailing today: Talk about threading the eye of the needle... :eek:
  7. Coastal Redneck

    1981 Laser 2; garage kept for 25+ yrs

    Nice "Taser"---if I were any closer I'd consider buying it, that's not a bad price with the boat in good shape and the trailer included. :rolleyes:
  8. Coastal Redneck

    Sail Repair Pics

    Fiskars save the day... bet all that cutting was still a se-wious digital workout, LOL. I remember cutting stars for my Minifish sail when she ran her Confederate Gunboat theme, and my thumb, forefinger, etc., got all red & aggro from repeatedly working the scissors... :confused:
  9. Coastal Redneck

    My Latest Bargain

    When I transitioned from Laser to Minifish, I took several of those unexpected swims, LOL. The Minifish can be quite nimble in maneuvering... the Laser as well, but the two have different characteristics. My favorite Minifish swimming memory involved a sharp tack under Point Loma, with the wind...
  10. Coastal Redneck

    Fitness for Lasers

    A few observations upon Laser sailing: 1) In my youth, Laser sailing made me bulletproof... an alternate regimen of technical rock climbing helped develop the physique & mindset required to take Laser sailing to the extreme level. 2) As I aged and my Laser sailing skills improved, I found it...
  11. Coastal Redneck

    Sunfish Identification

    Hey, a "Like" from Norcalsail, WOOHOO!!! First Christmas present I've received this season... better late than never, 10-4? I reckon we should call the race the Drunken Texting 500, but that title figure may be optimistic, the cars may not last 500 miles, LOL. We might be lucky if they last 100...
  12. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Oh, hell, I forgot to log out... does Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale work for you? LOL... :rolleyes:
  13. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Holy Cow!!! We gots SPAM for Christmas!!! Yikes!!! :eek: Maybe I should break down and buy you mods & admin personnel a spam filter as a late Christmas present, AYE??? :rolleyes:
  14. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Oh, hell, my memory is slipping again, that line is from "SABBATH BLOODY SABBATH" and not "WAR PIGS"---meh, it's still Ozzy, call it a Black Sabbath line if ya wish, aye? This is just one more reminder that the old days of heller partying are catching up to me... I can't remember the details...
  15. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Stumbled across this video today... damned if they aren't making it harder for me to pound beers & urinate down to leeward while under way, not to mention tap dancing & steering with my feet like a nautical chimpanzee, LOL. :eek: As if things aren't tough enough these days for the...
  16. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    "Flee the sanctuary city" with Black Rifle Real Estate... now I've seen it all, a realty outfit that specializes in strategic relocation, must be disciples of Joel Skousen, LOL. Listings are way too pricey for my wallet, but the website is funny. Got my eye on a lot up near Westport, but there...
  17. Coastal Redneck

    Sneads Ferry North Carolina waters

    Plenty of sailing off nearby Topsail Beach... as for Sneads Ferry, buy a chart of that area, you should have one anyway to familiarize yourself with the shoals and other hazards. Ask local sailors about prevailing winds, tidal action, etc., those will certainly be factors on any voyage. If the...
  18. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Army-Navy Game today, WOOHOO!!! I hail from a naval family---CDRs, USN Submarine Service---but I served in the USA INF, so my money is on Aaaaaaaarghmy and the Black Knights, LOL. Army has won the last two games, they're on a roll and they already scored... but it's Navy's ball again and they're...
  19. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Pulled a recon of Cape Disappointment yesterday, pretty cool venue with amazing views of the mouth of the mighty Columbia River... glad I went while the weather was still good, sunny & clear but a mite chilly, aye? Ostensibly I was on a recon of property in Ilwaco, but it resembled a ghost town...
  20. Coastal Redneck

    Laser Island Voyages Back In The Day

    Round #3 of pics: These shots were taken on the way home between the Twin Harbors... Hwy. 105 runs along the ocean shore for some distance before cutting in along Willapa Bay. Twin Harbors = Grays Harbor to the north, Willapa Bay to the south, both bays rich with clams, oysters, fish...
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