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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 20 at 12:03pm
Off thread so sorry but I think my favourite for fun is to go out with another boat for some crossing tacks up the lake and then deep reach gybing back down across each others wake. 

edit add.
I guess that sort of speaks about the features I like in a boat.



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 20 at 12:59pm
On a honkingly windy day I often prefer blasting about to racing. And a cruise on a new big piece of water is great. Otherwise, racing or practicing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iGRF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 20 at 2:31pm
Got to say in all honesty I don't much like boat sailing as a source of exhilaration it does pale a bit in the face of the real thing, other than that little Farr 37, I have taken that out just for a blast on the odd sunny breezy saturday afternoon, but it to is really to heavy to be out casually alone with no rescue boats or more importantly folk to help hump it back up the beach, that's the thing about other sports like wind and kite surfing the practicality of the kit in launch and recovery and ability to self rescue.
And Anyway even these are boring without marks and folk to race against.. When are we ever going to get out again? I'm going mad!
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Autumn, if we're lucky.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fab100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 20 at 2:37pm
Originally posted by iGRF

 I'm going mad!

Who wants to go first on this one?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote NicolaJayne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 20 at 4:20pm
Originally posted by 423zero

Snooker term  Smile strike the top of the ball it causes ball to spin, when it strikes something, spin causes it to restart, you can also put bottom on, this causes ball to either stop dead or run back towards you after it has struck, you can also put side spin on, sign of a misspent youth  Embarrassed


a bit like the old ' if your shears are pinking you need to adjust the timing ' 

pinking shears being the  scissors  that  cut a zig zag line  in  cloth to stop it fraying before you can do the edges / seams 
 
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Pinking, that takes me back, used to have a 'Capri' that did this.
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You need to retard your ignition. . God that takes me back. 
Donít think anyone under 40 would have any idea what we are talking about lol LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tink Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Apr 20 at 5:37pm
Originally posted by zeon

Donít think anyone under 40 would have any idea what we are talking about lol LOL
When we worked on cars property someone tried to steal my MKII Escort, they couldnít get it started, I was working on the cylinder head that was in the basement.
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