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  1. #1
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    Default One for the yachties

    my new Wednesday afternoon job.

    Mainsheet trimmer in the twilight races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Mainsheet trimmer in the twilight races.

    Why? Is it too big? :confused:

    Al :confused:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Mainsheet trimmer in the twilight races.
    Can you do that with a glass of chardonnay in your hand :confused:

    Richard

    I'm not jealous, well, not a lot, well quite a bit actually

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    Mainsheet trimmer in the twilight races.
    I guess you qualify but I wasn't aware they had an age handicap in yachting.

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    Don't be a sook Ian!!

    Go on, get up there!!! be the foredeckie!

    Get the headsails outta that locker by yourself, oh, & don't forget the spinnaker! get it up by yourself & get the headsail down, folded & pack away...... you got 4 mins! :eek: :eek:

    Great fun though....... until it's blowing 40-65 knots!
    Cheers

    Major Panic

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorPanic View Post
    Don't be a sook Ian!!

    Go on, get up there!!! be the foredeckie!
    No thanks, that's where they get wet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumby View Post
    No thanks, that's where they get wet
    That's why you buy a set of Musto Ocean gear.... it's only $1500 + boots & harness. :eek:
    Cheers

    Major Panic

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    Thumbs up

    Gumbys a grinder, Gumbys a grinder.... Good on ya.
    First time I went on a big one I copped the grinder's job too.

    I like Jib on the smaller ones.
    Cliff.
    If you find a post of mine that is missing a pic that you'd like to see, let me know & I'll see if I can find a copy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorPanic View Post
    That's why you buy a set of Musto Ocean gear.... it's only $1500 + boots & harness. :eek:
    I've still got my original Dorlon orange rubber stuff. Smells like a cat peed in it. :eek: :eek: :eek: But after 30 years it still keeps the rain out! (and the sweat in!)


    P (Notice how I avoided getting jealous about Gumby going sailing by not even mentioning it?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bitingmidge View Post

    P (Notice how I avoided getting jealous about Gumby going sailing by not even mentioning it?)
    When I posted that pic, I didn't think it would be long before you didn't mention it

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    There is a simulator too, standing under a cold shower tearing up $50 notes (been there, done that, and it was mine )
    Stupidity kills. Absolute stupidity kills absolutely.

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