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post #33916 of 43932
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Tonight, a Tartan 10. Tomorrow/this weekend, a Vanguard 15.

 

Ah, t10s are solid. I race a p26 and a p28. Not fast but still fun.

post #33917 of 43932
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sometimes i wish i had experienced these kinds of things in my late teens/early 20s, but then i think im probably better off that i didnt. id probably be an alcoholic drug fiend.

Well, I sure as hell couldn't do it now. Looking back, I'm not sure how I did it then.
post #33918 of 43932
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sometimes i wish i had experienced these kinds of things in my late teens/early 20s, but then i think im probably better off that i didnt. id probably be an alcoholic drug fiend.

I resemble that remark
post #33919 of 43932
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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post

Ah, t10s are solid. I race a p26 and a p28. Not fast but still fun.

The T10 class is quite strong and competitive around here but otherwise I can't say it would be my boat of choice.
J boats get a lot of hate on the internet (probably from being on the pricey side without being pure raceboats), but I quite like most of their designs. My dad owned a j22 and raced it at the highest levels (got 2nd at the worlds once) and I've done the Mac on a J105. Their boats always seem to offer great performance without high crew requirements (a T10 just needs too many people whose only job is to sit on the side of the boat), and are still comfortable enough to take out friends/clients for a cruise.

If I were looking for a bigger boat right now, I'd probably consider the J70. Small enough to easily solo/doublehand if you don't want to find crew, but has enough sitting area that you could bring out a bunch of friends. Might not be as awesome to blast around in as a viper, but you can store all of your sails/tools/pfds in the boat, and guests will stay dry if its not blowing hard. An Ultimate 20 might offer the same features in a smaller/cheaper package, but with the 70 around, I can't see them maintaining any momentum as a class.
post #33920 of 43932
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Well, I sure as hell couldn't do it now. Looking back, I'm not sure how I did it then.

the past is often a mystery.
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

I resemble that remark

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post #33921 of 43932
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

The T10 class is quite strong and competitive around here but otherwise I can't say it would be my boat of choice.
J boats get a lot of hate on the internet (probably from being on the pricey side without being pure raceboats), but I quite like most of their designs. My dad owned a j22 and raced it at the highest levels (got 2nd at the worlds once) and I've done the Mac on a J105. Their boats always seem to offer great performance without high crew requirements (a T10 just needs too many people whose only job is to sit on the side of the boat), and are still comfortable enough to take out friends/clients for a cruise.

If I were looking for a bigger boat right now, I'd probably consider the J70. Small enough to easily solo/doublehand if you don't want to find crew, but has enough sitting area that you could bring out a bunch of friends. Might not be as awesome to blast around in as a viper, but you can store all of your sails/tools/pfds in the boat, and guests will stay dry if its not blowing hard. An Ultimate 20 might offer the same features in a smaller/cheaper package, but with the 70 around, I can't see them maintaining any momentum as a class.

J22s are great. Granted, I have never owned one and my opinion might be different if I had, but I have always had a great time sailing them.
post #33922 of 43932
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

The T10 class is quite strong and competitive around here but otherwise I can't say it would be my boat of choice.
J boats get a lot of hate on the internet (probably from being on the pricey side without being pure raceboats), but I quite like most of their designs. My dad owned a j22 and raced it at the highest levels (got 2nd at the worlds once) and I've done the Mac on a J105. Their boats always seem to offer great performance without high crew requirements (a T10 just needs too many people whose only job is to sit on the side of the boat), and are still comfortable enough to take out friends/clients for a cruise.

If I were looking for a bigger boat right now, I'd probably consider the J70. Small enough to easily solo/doublehand if you don't want to find crew, but has enough sitting area that you could bring out a bunch of friends. Might not be as awesome to blast around in as a viper, but you can store all of your sails/tools/pfds in the boat, and guests will stay dry if its not blowing hard. An Ultimate 20 might offer the same features in a smaller/cheaper package, but with the 70 around, I can't see them maintaining any momentum as a class.

 

I'm a big fan of J Boats except when racing against them. The J24s PHRF is probably unfair considering they are always at the top of single class races but no doubt a nice little racer.

 

My dad and I have been kicking around the idea of going in on a j80 but that is a few years off if at all. For me they hit a nice chord between modern performance, simplicity and ease of sail. The main drawback is we wouldn't be able to race it in any spinnaker divisions so having the extendable sprit would be a bit silly.

post #33923 of 43932
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Today was the first day of class, and so I had to learn the students' names. Of course some of their names have more than one syllable (not all Chinese). When I asked some of them which syllable they put the accent on, they couldn't answer my question because they didn't understand the concept of accent. That made me laugh, but only on the inside. (Better to laugh at it than be embittered.)

Also, I am pretty sure I became the first philosophy professor in the history of my institution to wear John Lobb Becketts while teaching class. Made me feel like "the man with the plan," or however you say it.

You remind me of a man.

What man?

The man with the power.

What power?

The power of voodoo

Who do?

You do

Do what?

You remind me of a man.

What man?

The man with the power.

What power?

The power of voodoo

Who do?

You do

Do what?


post #33924 of 43932
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

You remind me of a man.

What man?

The man with the power.

What power?

The power of voodoo

Who do?

You do

Do what?

You remind me of a man.

What man?

The man with the power.

What power?

The power of voodoo

Who do?

You do

Do what?


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post #33925 of 43932
I met my girlfriends brothers for the first time. Her one brother is so ridiculously good looking it is crazy. Such a hot dude.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I met my girlfriends brothers for the first time. Her one brother is so ridiculously good looking it is crazy. Such a hot dude.

ew gay
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post #33927 of 43932
Which part of you did he make happy? nod[1].gif

This is good news, at least you know that your greenfrog is made of good genetic stock. To make babies with and stuff.
post #33928 of 43932

I have my paperwork put together for Denmark, and all my travel documents printed out and ready to go. All I have left to do is drop off a few books at a friends house, put four shirts and my laptop in an (already packed) bag, and go to the airport with my luggage. Not so sure how I feel about starting from zero somewhere totally foreign for the fifth time in under ten years, but at least I have the shit neccesary to do so lined up.

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+1

It's also the epigraph of a '50s science fiction novel, but I can't for the life of me remember which.
post #33930 of 43932
Today I am wearing a light gray suit. Whenever I wear it, someone says "You look like of Mad Men Don Draper." I have never watched the program, but I am given to understand that I am being complimented. There are worse things than that, I guess.
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