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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 321704, member: 301
    Oh no way Tom...not for me! Those things shouldn't exist in a physical world...breaking rules of physics and all...well bending them a bit.

    When we did the race in the IACCs we had a guy working the main have heat stroke or something..so the guy (the most experienced sailor by the way - and he would tell you so) drops to the ground. His wife and kid keep grinding away...the tender rib comes by, drops his carcass off in the boat and we continue the race. Now the skipper is asking someone to man that station...yeah right, the one that just blue crossed an experienced sailor...anyone...anyone...Beuller>>??? So dingmat moi and dear wife take his position...fortunately, no one died (although we thought it was a heart attack) and we won!


    Love the bit about dropping his carcass off while the wife and kid keep on grinding. Sounds reasonable to me. When I was grinding, I had a kid as my partner. Somewhat less than useless. When one of the grinders on the starboard primary dropped off cause of the heat, that left me on port and the other guy on starboard. Thought I was gonna blow a gasket pumping on that winch. But I survived and am no doubt a much better man for it! Yeah. Right.

    Tom ( ... but ain't it a hoot!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 321705, member: 301
    Tom did you get to see your boat in my video? We had great head to head action.
    Yep. Sure did. Although I think they setup their tacks to deliberately make close crossings. Give the tourists a thrill.

    Also saw you grinding away at that winch. It appears you may have done this before.

    Tom ( ... too pooped to grind anymore.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 321765, member: 615
    Yep. Sure did. Although I think they setup their tacks to deliberately make close crossings. Give the tourists a thrill.

    Also saw you grinding away at that winch. It appears you may have done this before.

    Tom ( ... too pooped to grind anymore.)
    Well it was a thrill for me! Maybe you are right....but it is a great way to get drama. The same thing happened in the IACC race with the NZL boats in Nassau.

    My boss has a boat and I used to crew for them in races. I loved it. My boss and her husband are pretty busy with grandkids now, so the normal Friday evening handicap races will have to wait. Had a budy with a J24 that I would crew on as well. We always did poorly and that is a really finacy boat to trim.










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    Quote Originally Posted by catrancher, post: 321697, member: 615
    Actually, I've been corresponding with Sue Buyskes about that very same thing. I should have bought more when I was there. Unfortunately, they want you to send them your CC info via email. That's not going to happen. Maybe if we both beat them up we can talk them into getting a Paypal account.

    Whatchathink?

    Tom ( ... needs more 12 meter stuff.)

    Hey Tom, sent Sue a request this morning....keeping fingers crossed!










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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 321798, member: 301
    Hey Tom, sent Sue a request this morning....keeping fingers crossed!




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    Just got this back from Sue:

    Aha, we can accept a cheque made out to St Maarten 12 Metre Enterprises N.V.
    But would be a lot quicker if you call?










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    Quote Originally Posted by Watchinherskip, post: 321814, member: 301
    Just got this back from Sue:

    Aha, we can accept a cheque made out to St Maarten 12 Metre Enterprises N.V.
    But would be a lot quicker if you call?

    Good news there. So at least there's a way. She had offered the calling option to me also but I wasn't real wild about that either. My days of handing out my cc info over the phone are pretty much also gone the way of the Dodo bird.

    Tom ( ... still would be easier if they'd just do a real internet store.)

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    Ready for a taste of what it's like on an AC-72? Try this.

    The rules of physics will be temporarily suspended during this video.

    [media=youtube]Y6dnOlE9sjk[/media]

    Insane!

    Tom ( ... this is known as moving along briskly. )

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    I know....crazy right? Those things are insane!










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