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It's like one of those horror movies watching what goes on here, like loads of arms coming up from the pits of hell trying to drag our heroes down , to ride the river styx in some hell craft.

Never mind the fact they've been sailing an assy, no let's recommend our symmetric crap with it's poles and its useless can't beat a balloon downwind kite..designed alongside Noah's creation.


And it goes on and on....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 16 at 10:04am
There were 608 PY Returns for the Osprey vs less than 200 for the Alto- the Osprey has heritage and numbers, therefore definitely a safer investment than one of these new fangled classes with limited following.
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Originally posted by iGRF

Originally posted by iGRF

It's like one of those horror movies watching what goes on here, like loads of arms coming up from the pits of hell trying to drag our heroes down , to ride the river styx in some hell craft.

Never mind the fact they've been sailing an assy, no let's recommend our symmetric crap with it's poles and its useless can't beat a balloon downwind kite..designed alongside Noah's creation.


And it goes on and on....

Whilst, in your world, we are throwing away and buying different for every sailing boat that does not comply with your definition of 'modern', (even if it is worse at cheating the tide a run or too skittish in a chop) perhaps we should also;
  • pull down and rebuild every house in the country that is not an 'eco-house' 
  • rip up all the roads and build them with full service tunnels underneath and surfaces that do not disintegrate at the first sign of a lorry or frost
  • rebuild bridges and tunnels so we can have taller, double-decker trains (running on new track and signalling of course)
  • and, and, and, and.

The "if I wanted to go there, I would not start from here" meme equally applies to all

And I bet all those dinghy-sailors arriving in Barbados about now will have a great time in the GP14s regardless of your disapproval and scorn.




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TBH I can think of dozens of better things to do in Barbados than drift around in a dirty old 1950's plywood box with a couple of rags punting it through the azure crystal blue seas over the coral reefs, past the pure white beaches with palms swaying, whilst kites lift their riders over the warm waves and windsurfers dance in the noon day sun. No get back in your sweat boxes GP boys and girls and get out there, don't forget some water we've got four races to do back to back...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote turnturtle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 16 at 11:00am
I hope they raise a toast to you tomorrow night Graeme... Maybe from the Roundhouse in Bathsheba, I'd say the Cliff or Daphne's on the west coast but we both know they'd be too tight fisted for those spots.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 16 at 12:49pm
I dont know rude comments about old boats and what is your latest toy!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 16 at 12:55pm
My latest Toy could provide the basis for revolution, you never know..

And anyway, it's beautiful wheras a GP14 is ugly, has a history of being sailed by Scrooge and his descendents and has no place in the modern world. I'm guessing there is some historic sailing project in Barbados where they welcome anachronisms, a bit like those battle re enactments.. That's probably what's really happening.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote gordon1277 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 16 at 2:00pm
If it was a Toy that would be worth playing with.
Someone will have a photo to show on here.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Mar 16 at 2:07pm
Well far be it from me to let a thread drift..


Then I clicked an image in google and it lead straight to this, so maybe something to continue with in the Minisail thread?
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I guess I'm one of the few on here who have owned both, so I shall pop over there and comment!
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