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Topic: Boats and their owners
Posted By: Sunshine
Subject: Boats and their owners
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 4:36pm
Taking the Mugglewump post in 'Give a boat a bad name' as an
example... do you think poeple get like their boats... or boats like their
people... like pets tend to do...?

Does the class you end up sailing say soemthing about who you are...
what are the stereotypes for certain classes...

Se I could never imagine a fat 49er sailor, for example... they just have to
be suntanned, and I couldn't imagine Robbie Williams sailing a Funboat,
but I could see him in a RS700...!



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 4:40pm
so what does it say if you sail a byte!!! i can see what u mean though!

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Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 10 Nov 04 at 4:44pm
well im glad the Yngling is for women , humpty dumpty
honestly...and what does that mean for me sailing a 420? boring and
oldfashioned? i Hate them, i swear
sorry, one smiley is enough.

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Posted By: sailor.jon
Date Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 1:11pm

What about radials,

are we just sheep following the rest of the laser pack



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Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 2:17pm
Solo sailors

beards pipes and Breton caps!

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Posted By: headfry
Date Posted: 11 Nov 04 at 2:24pm

On that basis.....

You would need to be a large carniumed octogorilla to sail the Int. Canoe

Large carnium - to hold lage amount of brain req. for multi tasking to the extreme

Octa - need 8 arms for all those tasks

Gorilla - you need the strenght of one!

Oh yes and for good measure, you need to be made of rubber, preferably a floating type!

How do you sail one of those?

In admiration of all Int. canoe sailors



Posted By: Binky
Date Posted: 15 Nov 04 at 8:14pm
I'm really small and crew a javelin - it doesn't matter too much
as long as you enjoy what you are sailing


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 16 Nov 04 at 5:32pm
BINKY i used to helm a javelin (very poorly! but i tried!!) im a bit small!!! which one do u sail??

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Posted By: neilw
Date Posted: 16 Nov 04 at 10:00pm
Originally posted by headfry

On that basis.....

You would need to be a large carniumed octogorilla to sail the Int. Canoe

Large carnium - to hold lage amount of brain req. for multi tasking to the extreme

Octa - need 8 arms for all those tasks

Gorilla - you need the strenght of one!

Oh yes and for good measure, you need to be made of rubber, preferably a floating type!

How do you sail one of those?

In admiration of all Int. canoe sailors

The Canoe takes a range of sizes/weights/ages.

The "ideal" crew weight is quoted at 10 - 13.5 stone, though I'm 6'4" & 15.5 stone and seem to manage OK.

In reality they are a little different to sail but are more forgiving than you think though I still get very wet (one day I'll be able to do corners........)

They are probably no more demanding than other boats, after all you spend all your time sitting down rather than hiking or dangling off a wire, though the class related injuries are likely to be unique to the Canoe - friction caused by repeated sliding up and down the seat can lead to interesting rashes/friction burns.

 

 



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Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 3:43pm
ive never actually seen one tacking or gybing.. how do u do it? does the seat rotate or something?

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 11:58am
You push the seat across the boat and run round the back of the main, need very good balance but looks very cool if you can pull it off. 

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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 2:40pm

Slighly heavy, Wide, Enjoys windy sailing, Bright (I have a Pink kite).

 

That'll be me and my boat then........

 

 



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Posted By: Binky
Date Posted: 19 Nov 04 at 8:30pm
I only started sailing them in Easter because a friend of mine
didn't have a crew for the Europeans we fell out after that so I
was a floating crew and sailed for anyone who needed me at
an open. At da mo I'm helming Slick Chick in my clubs Frostbite
series but I'm like you and a bit small for the boat so my nice
crew takes the mainsheet for me so I don't dunk her!
sometimes! Which one did you sail?


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 19 Nov 04 at 9:30pm
i was sailing oystercatcher with nick!! but same thing, sort of fell out so i am back to single handers!! (i seem more successful in singlehanders!) had a great time at the javelin events though, was really good experience aswell and learnt so much! plus the people were realy cool!
i know what u mean about the main!!! get's a bit heavy after a while!

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Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 19 Nov 04 at 10:03pm
wow, but how do u walk around the mainsheet? the boat is really skinny! i definitely need a vid to see this, help, some one please!

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Posted By: Chris Noble
Date Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 7:46pm
what does that say for us moth sailors then??? am i like my boat, carbon based, fast and way cool? id have to agree though if you know someone (think of a friend) and then think of their boat you usually can see evidence of their personality in it, be it the class or just features. The prime example being the solo as previously mentioned, there is definetly a stereotype attached to certain classes, drascombe, wayfarer, folkboats

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 26 Nov 04 at 7:51pm

what about tornado's

does that mean the owner likes eating rope and bits seem to just self distructing




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