Officially full of wind!

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Post by Richie » Thu May 10, 2012 12:43 pm

HAHAHAHA... :lol: :lol:
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Post by mtskull » Thu May 10, 2012 1:43 pm

Richie wrote:HAHAHAHA... :lol: :lol:
You think I'm joking?.....
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Post by Jordangbr » Thu May 10, 2012 4:27 pm

Here is some fantastic sailing footage. Mad Ausies!

http://youtu.be/HxN33qW-n4E
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Re: Officially full of wind!

Post by Richie » Thu May 10, 2012 4:48 pm

Seen that one before.... You seen the one where prodential strike rocks at high speed ! Awesome. Incidentally Jordan I know of an ovington 18 footer lying on a nearby beach dying a slow death... It's still restorable and your the man for the job, I will crew for you
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Officially full of wind!

Post by Jordangbr » Thu May 10, 2012 5:30 pm

I've not seen that one. A skiff would be fun but we would need a 3rd man.
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Re: Officially full of wind!

Post by Richie » Thu May 10, 2012 10:01 pm

Bill would be Ideal (heavy crew means a fast skiff) hahahaha John, Mike ? Youth ? as JIb man (or woman) they would have the easiest job.....you would need to paint the hull bluebird blue with a wavey union jack over the bow and along the side "spirit of the lake" ;)


i know that the 18 that i have seen will die on the beach as the club in which it resides are haters of Asymetric's
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Officially full of wind!

Post by Jordangbr » Thu May 10, 2012 10:51 pm

Bill doesn't do WAFI things as he eyes it with suspicion. He's an engine man. :-)
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Officially full of wind!

Post by Jordangbr » Thu May 10, 2012 10:53 pm

Anyway we would have to paint 'Spirit of the Lake' upside down so it would read right. Lots of capsizing etc!
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Re: Officially full of wind!

Post by Andrew453 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:17 pm

mtskull wrote:I don't suppose I will be challenging Jordan for speed, but I can't wait to get this one wet on Coniston Water with a sail full of wind!
(International 12, similar vintage to Bluebird K4).
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Jings, that brings back memories. Taught myself to sail in one of them half a hundred years ago. Got very wet several times when I managed to 'coup' it, but then I discovered diesel engines and got all better! ;)

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Post by Renegadenemo » Fri May 11, 2012 12:14 am

Bill doesn't do WAFI things as he eyes it with suspicion. He's an engine man.
Hmmm - rather puts me in mind of when some of those fell-walking types asked if we'd take some sonar and diving kit up a big hill in the Lakes called Hell's villain or some such to a little pond on the top with a crashed mosquito bomber in it. The idea was sound. Water, crashed plane, sonar, diving... and then they dropped the bombshell. They wanted us to walk up there!
I mean, what kind of a stupid idea is that! Never mind... a word with some army types from one of our better-connected team members and we'd procured an altogether more efficient mode of transport.
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The guy in the read jacket, by the way, is our fallen comrade, Carl Spencer.

Now then, about being blown across the surface of the oggin in a coracle with sticks and string and an old bed sheet... I think not!
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