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Re: F18 Americas [Re: jkkartz1] #280931
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My 2007 F150 is paid for too, but I've still got 2 of the 4 kids in college.

They all took sailing lessons from about age 8-13, the twins who are now 26 got deep into horses at the urging of their mother, who hates sailing, thinks it's stupid, why work so hard to go so slow, and rely on the wind, when you can buy a power boat for less, turn a key and be gone, or be back home in minutes?

I'm starting to see her point and after 28 years of arguing about it, I may sell my Blade and get a power boat.

Ahhh...domestic bliss. (insert eye roll emojie)


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Re: F18 Americas [Re: Timbo] #280933
10/28/15 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Yeah, I get it Dave, but this sport seems to have a lot of 'Dual Income No Kids' (DINK's) at the upper levels of competition.

I thought the F20C would be more popular here in the States, perhaps it's the trailering hassle with the 10' beam, kind of like the Tornado issues.


I'm part of a SINK.


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Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by Timbo
Yeah, I get it Dave, but this sport seems to have a lot of 'Dual Income No Kids' (DINK's) at the upper levels of competition.

I thought the F20C would be more popular here in the States, perhaps it's the trailering hassle with the 10' beam, kind of like the Tornado issues.


I'm part of a SINK.



That's ****ing funny right there!

I'm self employed. I've been working lots of hours, and I haven't seen a paycheck since 13'. sick


I'm boatless.
Re: F18 Americas [Re: Timbo] #280939
10/28/15 02:36 PM
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Tim,

I see the problem, you need an F18! Chicks dig it. Just tell the little woman that the boat will make her look thinner and younger and has been clinically proven to increase the testosterone levels in males of all ages. The south eastern fleet now provides marriage counselling for sailing couples. No worries.

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10/28/15 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
...deep into horses at the urging of their mother, who hates sailing, thinks it's stupid, why work so hard to go so slow, and rely on the wind, when you can buy a power boat for less, turn a key and be gone, or be back home in minutes?

I'm starting to see her point and after 28 years of arguing about it, I may sell my Blade and get a power boat.

Ahhh...domestic bliss. (insert eye roll emojie)


Sounds like my old program, but no kids, multiple horses... So... I fired the wife.

NOW I have domestic bliss!!

Re: F18 Americas [Re: Grandude] #280942
10/28/15 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Grandude
Tim,

I see the problem, you need an F18! Chicks dig it. Just tell the little woman that the boat will make her look thinner and younger and has been clinically proven to increase the testosterone levels in males of all ages. The south eastern fleet now provides marriage counselling for sailing couples. No worries.


You know, now that I think of it, I did see an F18 that said something like, "99 Problems" upside down on the side, and had a pink spinnaker, wonder what ever happened to that boat, and the wife?!


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Re: F18 Americas [Re: Timbo] #280943
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You had to go there... that's an extreme situation and they are currently in therapy... on separate boats.

Re: F18 Americas [Re: jkkartz1] #280947
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I love Karl and Beth, I hope they get back on the same boat. But you'll never, ever, ever, see my wife on a beach cat! She did say I could buy a Corsair Trimaran...so I'm saving my money for that. And then we are going RACING!


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Re: F18 Americas [Re: jkkartz1] #280948
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Now that is some funny stuff right there.

https://vimeo.com/143863978


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Re: F18 Americas [Re: Timbo] #280950
10/28/15 10:11 PM
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Sorry Grandude, but chicks don't dig F18,s. Just look forward on your boat. Take a good look at the score sheet you may find 5 sailing.

If you want a chick friendly class check the H16. 40% of the sailors were "chicks" or women. (Beth was there, I'm sure you know)

Both are GREAT classes with Great sailors

The two classes are only similar because they are cats.

Totally different demographics.

Both great racing classes

Sailing/racing cats for a while we all have seen friends come and go and come back again wink I would hate to lose Timbo to the dark (power) side. FYI we have a power boat, don't use it as much as the sailboats tho.

We all have to make choices, whether it be what class to sail or whether to not sail at all.

I am lucky to have a wife that has skippered the Worrell, top fived an F18 NA.s as helm, 4th at the largest H16 NA's (120 boats) and double handed the Atlantic on a 35' water ballasted monohull and kicks my butt regularly on the race course. Yes i am proud and very lucky. Most guys are lucky to get there significant others to race an occasional regatta. She the exception NOT the rule.

Tim sail when you can and keep your family happy!! Get an F31 it's the only way to go!!






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Re: F18 Americas [Re: Timbo] #280959
10/29/15 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Yeah, I get it Dave, but this sport seems to have a lot of 'Dual Income No Kids' (DINK's) at the upper levels of competition.


I'd venture a guess that this statement is true for any sport or activity...? except maybe child-rearing (if that is considered a sport)


Jay

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Originally Posted by Grandude
...and has been clinically proven to increase the testosterone levels in males of all ages.


not sure how that would improve a marriage, but it is good to know...

And Timbo, I guess I did pay more to go slower (than an N20), but now I can carry more people, coolers/beer (that lemonade beer crap you brought did taste rather good on Saturday) and - being the ultimate cheapskate - I could live in it if needed.

And my backup plan = yoots attend the USCG academy so at least their college would be paid for... They can do their patriotic duty, not get blown up nearly as often, and they'll get a healthy education in how to put up with BS.

If only I'd thought of that (academy) when I was young I'd probably have ended up a productive member of society


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Re: F18 Americas [Re: Tom Korz] #280961
10/29/15 08:37 AM
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Tom your absolutely right and please understand that my twisted humor drives much of what I say. I also am married to one of those exceptions who supports my adventures, she only gets on the F18 for "mild" sailing. Men like us are fortunate indeed.

Tim, Karl crewed for me in Nats and Beth was great help on the beach. Yes, good people.

I wish trimarans were not so freakin expensive... I too lust for one of those. It seems a natural progression to a boat with speed, stability and comfort. Chicks will dig it, at least mine will.

Re: F18 Americas [Re: Dazz] #280962
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Originally Posted by Dazz
Now that is some funny stuff right there.

https://vimeo.com/143863978


who are those poor saps? I feel bad for them... really.


Jay

Re: F18 Americas [Re: Grandude] #280963
10/29/15 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Grandude
I wish trimarans were not so freakin expensive..


Depends on what you want. Bleeding edge technology/2016 model year = $$$

I got mine cheaper than the vehicle I tow it with. Its a dead boat class (F-24) but fun as heck. I've seen some (that need some TLC but no major issues) as cheap as a new F18 with trailer.


Jay

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Originally Posted by waterbug_wpb
Originally Posted by Grandude
...and has been clinically proven to increase the testosterone levels in males of all ages.


not sure how that would improve a marriage, but it is good to know...


Science geek here: Testosterone drives libido in females. Too much may have undesirable side effects, of course...

Mike

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My wife crewed for me on the ole N20.

Twice.

(Which is exactly half of the time I got to sail! :P In her defense, she wanted to sail a lot more, but medical school was waayy more important.)

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Originally Posted by brucat


Science geek here: Testosterone drives libido in females. Too much may have undesirable side effects, of course...

Mike


Yes, I prefer my ladies "sans beard" But some do like the East German Olympic ladies swim team types....


Jay

Re: F18 Americas [Re: waterbug_wpb] #280974
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The idea with the testosterone is to promote aging gracefully without becoming a softy, I can't imagine any wife not liking this. But if the unintended consequence is that her voice starts getting deeper, than it would be time for a power boat.

That F24 tri fits on a trailer, right? You could be the first to do the steeplechase on a tri! Come on, we're all getting older and it would be like a beachcat with training wheels.

Re: F18 Americas [Re: Tom Korz] #280975
10/30/15 12:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Tom Korz
Sorry Grandude, but chicks don't dig F18,s. Just look forward on your boat. Take a good look at the score sheet you may find 5 sailing.

If you want a chick friendly class check the H16. 40% of the sailors were "chicks" or women. (Beth was there, I'm sure you know)

Both are GREAT classes with Great sailors

The two classes are only similar because they are cats.

Totally different demographics.

Both great racing classes

Sailing/racing cats for a while we all have seen friends come and go and come back again wink I would hate to lose Timbo to the dark (power) side. FYI we have a power boat, don't use it as much as the sailboats tho.

We all have to make choices, whether it be what class to sail or whether to not sail at all.

I am lucky to have a wife that has skippered the Worrell, top fived an F18 NA.s as helm, 4th at the largest H16 NA's (120 boats) and double handed the Atlantic on a 35' water ballasted monohull and kicks my butt regularly on the race course. Yes i am proud and very lucky. Most guys are lucky to get there significant others to race an occasional regatta. She the exception NOT the rule.

Tim sail when you can and keep your family happy!! Get an F31 it's the only way to go!!







Tom, thanks for your advice! If I do go the F...something... route, I'd want a Hobie 16 too, just so I could show up at the parties! That PR H16 Dance Party at Tradewinds a couple years ago was epic! Thanks for coming down all the way from NY!


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