Classic threads?

Classic threads?

Post by testert.. » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 01:57:14


I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
http://tinyurl.com/828l4
In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

Any other classics?

CTM

 
 
 

Classic threads?

Post by Roger Jacks » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:03:38

Hmmmm....
I said all that....? Way back when?
I don't think that particular "competition" ever occurred, but several
years later, Frank Weston and I actually did have a day of "competition".
The Hypersonic had just been introduced and I was doing some sort of
demo or something over at Dewey Beach and Frank arrived with a Protec
dedicated slalom board. I think we were sailing around 7.0 m2 sails,
Frank on a Gaastra Nitro and me on a Sailworks Retro.
On a beam reach, we were pretty much dead even.
But if I took the Hypersonic 105 upwind a ways or off the wind a ways,
Frank fell behind a bit.
Did this prove anything? Probably not.
Our weights weren't identical and the "who is fastest on a beam reach"
question was never really settled.
Upwind and downwind, the Hyper 105 had a distinct advantage.
Thanks for the memories,
  Roger
Quote:

> I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
> http://tinyurl.com/828l4
> In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
> changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
> there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

> Any other classics?

> CTM


 
 
 

Classic threads?

Post by Dan Weis » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:09:44

The real irony here is Frank's undying distain for shortboards as a
functional alternative to low wind performance sailing, a subject we
discussed ad nauseum a few years ago.

-Dan

Quote:

> I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
> http://tinyurl.com/828l4
> In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
> changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
> there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

> Any other classics?

> CTM


 
 
 

Classic threads?

Post by Dan Weis » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:15:18

The real irony here is Frank's undying distain for shortboards as a
functional alternative to low wind performance sailing, a subject we
discussed ad nauseum a few years ago.

-Dan

Quote:

> I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
> http://tinyurl.com/828l4
> In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
> changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
> there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

> Any other classics?

> CTM

 
 
 

Classic threads?

Post by Jerry McEwe » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 05:35:48


Quote:

>I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
>http://tinyurl.com/828l4
>In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
>changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
>there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

>Any other classics?

>CTM

Where is Frank these days. Has he posted here in the past year?
 
 
 

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Post by sailbri.. » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 22:43:20

While I was reading the recent thread on washing sails, I flashed on an
old post on this same topic.  I think it was written by Hans from
Corpus, it was hysterical.  I have no idea how to search for old
threads,( and since I am running at 26,600kbs here in the islands I
can't do too much surfing the net)  but if anyone wants to try it would
be worth a second look.

Lois

Quote:

> I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
> http://tinyurl.com/828l4
> In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
> changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
> there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

> Any other classics?

> CTM

 
 
 

Classic threads?

Post by Gerry » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 08:06:24

Try this one

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.windsurfing/msg/8c95220e6fbc139f?d...

Of all the years I have been lurking here it is probably one of the
funniest I remember. Especially if you followed rec.windsurfing at the time.
Gerry

Quote:

> I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
> http://tinyurl.com/828l4
> In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
> changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
> there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

> Any other classics?

> CTM

 
 
 

Classic threads?

Post by sailbri.. » Sun, 22 Jan 2006 20:55:10

I found it!  It was written by Charles Ivey:
Brought back from the archives due to popular demand...

Actually it is time to provide some expert advice on this subject.  I
have
my top ten general rules for putting sails away:

1.  When rolling up the wet sail in order to stuff it in the bag, check
to
see that there are no fishes, turtles, or other creatures contained in
the
sail -- otherwise it will stink.

2.  After a long day of sailing followed by several beers, do not take
a
leak near your wet sail before rolling it up.

3.  If you do drop them off at the dry cleaners, asked that they be
folded,
not put on hangers -- they will take up less space that way.

4.  If you insist on using abrasive comet cleaner on your sail, it is
best
to use a wire brush around the seams to get all the dirt out.

5.  If your sail is a brand new Retro 9.0 M2, leave it on my lawn to
dry --
and remember it will take a year or two to completely dry out so come
back
then.

6.  Do not roll up a wet sail until after changing into dry clothes,
otherwise no one will ask what have you been doing when they look down
at
your pants.

7.  If you forget and try to roll up your sail around your mast, slap
your
forehead and say, "Oh, I forgot, I thought this was my old windsurfer
from
1970."

8.  If your sail happens to dry out due to warm weather and high winds,
give
up windsurfing, you obviously should have stayed out sailing.

9.  It is best to wrap your lunch sandwiches with a dry sail.

10.  IF all else fails and you simply must have a dry sail in the bag,
a
well kept secret is that Secret underarm anti-perspirant (that chalky
white
stuff), when wiped all over your sail, will do the trick.

There, I hope this expert advice ends this topic for a while

CI

 
 
 

Classic threads?

Post by Jerry McEwe » Tue, 24 Jan 2006 16:13:36


Quote:

>I stumbled across this thread and had a good chuckle.
>http://SportToday.org/
>In Summary:  A beginner asks for board advice and Frank Weston quickly
>changes the thread to a short board -vs- long board debate. In the end
>there is a proposed Sailquik -vs- Frank race.  Quite entertaining.

>Any other classics?

>CTM

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