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I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 12:59 pm
by Rowana
According to the birthday indicator, today the esteemed Full Circle is 82

Happy birthday, Jim
bigparty;

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:56 pm
by aquaplane
Well done that man, and a very happy birthday to you.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:51 pm
by Telo
Jings! Well, I met him briefly a couple of years ago; wouldn't have thought him a day over 70 or so. Happy Birthday, Jim.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:11 pm
by FullCircle
Rowana wrote:According to the birthday indicator, today the esteemed Full Circle is 82

Happy birthday, Jim
bigparty;


Thanks you all. The fact is, I feel 82. However, to be chronologically correct, I am 52. And still dont lokk a day over 70.

I spent my birthday having a lovely sail, and splitting the genoa asunder in 5 places.Oops.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:46 pm
by Telo
Commiserations. Five places is a bit extreme though - racing, or just lousy weather? Either way, a bummer. Hope it's fixable.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:03 pm
by Silkie
Just the UV strip I believe but don't open any other posts on the East Coast Forum since they are being spammed with some paticularly horrible porn atm - seriously.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:11 pm
by Silkie
Seems to be a major attack on all the forums now with stolen mod/admin access and multiple user ID's.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:20 pm
by Silkie
[url=http://www.ybw.com/ybw/home.htm]YBW home page is looking quite interesting too.

Main forums
FOR HEAVENS SAKE SHUT THe FORUMS DOWN - VicS
DO NOT OPEN ANY POSTS WE ARE BEING SPAMED WITH VILE PORN - MrCramp
I'S HIDIN! - Greatjusticebamp
DO NOT OPEN ANY POSTS WE ARE BEING SPAMED WITH VILE PORN - MrCramp
Richard Sheard Update2 - i_luv_chikn

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:28 pm
by Silkie
Wow - hardly a genuine post in sight now. Amazing post rate on all sections.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:40 pm
by Telo
Silkie wrote:Just the UV strip

Hmmm. We've also had to get ours repaired again (just done last year) - the strong winds in early part of the season put too much strain on it.

BTW, there is some really disgusting stuff there on YBW. Bloody awful.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't mean YBW is awful - it's the cyber attack that stinks. Not nice.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:47 pm
by Silkie
I'm still sticking spinnaker repair tape on mine but it's getting to the silly stage now. :oops:

The YBW attack is starting to look a bit personal. Who's been banned recently?

Locked now.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:52 pm
by FullCircle
Shard wrote:Commiserations. Five places is a bit extreme though - racing, or just lousy weather? Either way, a bummer. Hope it's fixable.


Its not got a UV Strip, its got a UV treated area - on one side only. Thats what is dropping to bits.

The sailmaker is going to slice 10% off the genoa and reinforce a whole new leech. So my 140% becomes 130%.

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:31 pm
by Silkie
Would I be right in thinking that you wouldn't recommend a UV treated area over a UV strip to anyone who might be specifying a new sail at the moment?

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:46 pm
by FullCircle
Silkie wrote:Would I be right in thinking that you wouldn't recommend a UV treated area over a UV strip to anyone who might be specifying a new sail at the moment?


Ermm, no, because its cheap and nasty, as I always knew the OEM Elvstrom sails are.

They also stretch like buggery too. Bear in mind,I tore the main in the 1st season!

Re: I don't beleeeeve it!

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:14 pm
by Windfinder
Silkie wrote:The YBW attack is starting to look a bit personal. Who's been banned recently?


I did wonder if it was the Jermain Catamaran ramming guy or the sea horse guy, but I doubt it. FWIW I'd have prefered to have heard "Jermain Catamaran ramming guy's" side of the story before his name was plastered on blogs and on the main site as 'news'.