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Old 02-03-2016, 22:59   #181
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Well, here's the latest. They seem to have decided that this isn't working out after all, although the media reports are a bit confused (what else is new) about who is giving up first and why.

US sailor Bob Weise quits 'catastrophic' transatlantic pair - BBC News

American Sailor Steve Shapiro May Quit 'Disaster' Journey Across Atlantic - NBC News

To all who were of the opinion "They should just go for it": At least they tried, and presumably learned something.

To all who were of the opinion "They're a danger to themselves and others": At least they stopped before killing themselves and others, and presumably learned something.

Life-long learning - that's where I hope to be at 71. Although I may not take the same approach.
your edging both ways with that post.
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Having threaded the needle in traffic on a scooter many times as an old codger, I can imagine you as a bullet proof youngun' teaching him not to laugh at ur scoot.

As for american's going bigger? We are a pretty diversified bunch of lunatics.

Where else could Trump lead in the polls?
we've send the chief editor of a satiric magazine to the EU parliament here for germany..
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:56   #183
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we've send the chief editor of a satiric magazine to the EU parliament here for germany..
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In Italy they've elected a porno actress to parliament...
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I don't understand something. The boat is a long double ender with a long keel. How is it possible that they ever needed rescueing?
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:52   #185
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I don't understand something. The boat is a long double ender with a long keel. How is it possible that they ever needed rescueing?
I dont understand your question
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I dont understand your question
I believe that's sarcasm from a fin keeler...
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I don't understand something. The boat is a long double ender with a long keel. How is it possible that they ever needed rescueing?
Weather conditions have been mostly beyond cr4p, but even so, they haven't really needed much in the way of rescuing, it's just the media frenzy going into overload mode as usual.

"Old farts for anecdotes, unite."
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The old scooters were great for commuting. I had a Lambretta SX 225 that had been tuned up quite a bit (Dellorto this, Ancillotti that . . ), to get to the office with (I got fed up sitting in traffic jams for hours on end).

It used to pop wheelies in top gear, so I usually managed to get to work early.

Remember the old Lambretta TV 175 Racing version they used to retail (when scooter racing was quite big)? That thing used to pop along quite nicely.
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Some people age better than others, my last Race was in 01, at Talledega where I broke my collar bone, broke a few ribs etc. Surgeon botched the repair, but still took way longer to heal than I was used to, and I was 43 at the time. I doubt I'll be worth much at 70, average age at death for an American Caucasian male is 76 I think?

So you guys that can sail off shore at 70 or more, impress me

I sail offshore at nearly 78. The sailing is straight forward, it's the inevitable storm damage with subsequent repairs at sea that has become very difficult.
I still go up the mast and am fitter than many 40 yr old's; pragmatism is telling me my future entails inshore sailing with a young crew after years of single handing.
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I don't understand something. The boat is a long double ender with a long keel. How is it possible that they ever needed rescueing?
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Boat design is important~~The Skipper does have a lot to do with boat handling.
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Good on them.

Beats the crap outta being in a nursing home like my mother.
you got that right!
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IOK, true story, no s#%t!

Old fasts sailing, nursing homes, scooters, got it all.

A live aboard friend was going to work at WM on a scooter when some granny pulled out in front of him. He dumps the scoot but breaks his ankle badly. They send him to a nursing homes turned into "rehab center" for a few weeks to mend under supervision.

So he and his Wife are sitting there getting a front row view of "nursing home" life. Apparently one memorable inmate was confined to a BarcaLounger. As a result they have come up with what the have called the "Barcalounger Covenent." If either of them ends up in the "home" the other one has to pull the plug on the one in the home.
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All this dumping on retirement and disability homes has an element of disrespect about it.
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All this dumping on retirement and disability homes has an element of disrespect about it.

To be strangled by a jealous husband in an exotic port or to die watching daytime tv in a nursing home at 72?
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Disrespect only because it is deserved.
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Decades ago I did electrical repairs for a nursing home chain. Nurse call buttons were a common issue. Found few issues with the buttons. Plenty of issues with nurses ignoring them.

I would never put a loved one in a nursing home.
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