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5th May 2009 07:38 AM
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I'd be this Boyfriend.

I don't care if you have a boyfriend or girlfriend right now.

I don't care if you are a guy or a woman or Michael Jackson.

Just read this, it will make a difference.

If only everyone could see this and understand it.

When she stares at your mouth
Kiss her

When she pushes you or hits you like a dumb-ass cuz she thinks shes
stronger than you
Grab her and dont let go

When she starts cursing at you trying to act all tough
Kiss her and tell her you love her

When she's quiet
Ask her whats wrong

When she ignores you
Give her your attention

When she pulls away
Pull her back

When you see her at her worst
Tell her she's beautiful

When you see her start crying
Just hold her and don't say a word

When you see her walking
Sneak up and hug her waist from behind

When she's scared
Protect her

When she steals your favorite hoodie
Let her keep it and sleep with it for a night

When she teases you
Tease her back and make her laugh

When she doesn't answer for a long time
reassure her that everything is okay

When she looks at you with doubt
Back yourself up

When she says that she loves you
she really does more than you can understand

When she grabs at your hands
Hold her's and play with her fingers

When she bumps into you;
bump into her back and make her laugh

When she tells you a secret
keep it safe and untold

When she looks at you in your eyes
dont look away until she does

When she says it's over
she still wants you to be hers

When she reposts this bulletin
she wants you to read it

- Stay on the phone with her even if she's not saying anything

- When she's mad hug her tight and don't let go

- When she says she's ok don't believe it, talk with her because 10 yrs later she'll remember you

- Call her at 12:00am on her birthday to tell her you love her

-Treat her like she's all that matters to you

- Stay up all night with her when she's sick

- Watch her favorite movie with her or her favorite show even if you think it's stupid

- Give her the world.

- Let her wear your clothes

-When she's bored and sad, hang out with her

-Let her know she's important.

- Don't talk about other girls around her

- Kiss her in the pouring rain

- When she runs up to you crying, the first thing you say is:
"Whose ass am i kicking baby?"


If you do post this in the next four minutes the one you love will :

Call you
Kiss you
Love you
Text you


Guys post as: "I'd be this Boyfriend."

Girls post as: "A real boyfriend"

and if you do not re-post this within 3 minute
you'll have bad luck
with the one you love

<3
4th May 2009 03:12 PM
mim works with 10.0 in 14 knots for a 100 kg guy as well!
3rd May 2009 11:18 AM
agrelon
I do this too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken View Post
Another technique to clear a sail from the water if you are on a short board (not long enough to rest the boom on the nose or tail). I hold on to the rear foot strap and use my extended arm as an extension of the board. I pull the boom over my arm and leverage my arm up until the mast / sail clear the water. Works best with small to medium size sails.
Yeah,this is a great technique as you don't have to tread water. I used this also when clearing the clew if my sail doesn't fall in a practical position.
2nd May 2009 03:30 PM
mim For me this works even with 8.5 3-cam sail. That is a good techinque.
Ciao Michal.
2nd May 2009 01:33 AM
Ken Another technique to clear a sail from the water if you are on a short board (not long enough to rest the boom on the nose or tail). I hold on to the rear foot strap and use my extended arm as an extension of the board. I pull the boom over my arm and leverage my arm up until the mast / sail clear the water. Works best with small to medium size sails.
30th April 2009 11:58 AM
agrelon
This is how I waterstart

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jean-Marc View Post
On a longboard like the Serenity, it's a lot faster to grab the double luff mast pannel full of water and rest the boom either on the tail or on the nose of the board rather than uphauling the large 11.0 m2 sail with brute force. Water pours out of the boom's cutout and sail tip by itself. Once empty, lift off the mast up, grab the boom, clear off the clew and off you go. On a short board, forget it: nose or tail are usually too short to rest the boom on it.

Cheers !

JM
This is how I water start and continue to do so, I've never tried simply clearing the rig from the water without using the boards floatation as leverage. With the short board I use, a 2005 AHD limited edition, the tail is just long enough to be used.

I think a lot of people struggle with rig recovery and knowing this is a big, big tip.
30th April 2009 12:42 AM
steveC Ken,

Although I stopped using an uphaul, like I noted a bit earlier, I should point out that I do carry a spare piece of downhaul line in the small pocket of my seat harness that I can tie on to the boom, if needed. So I guess I'm not totally stupid. I have to say, in the last 18 years of using no uphaul, I think I've only tied on the line twice.
29th April 2009 06:35 AM
Jean-Marc On a longboard like the Serenity, it's a lot faster to grab the double luff mast pannel full of water and rest the boom either on the tail or on the nose of the board rather than uphauling the large 11.0 m2 sail with brute force. Water pours out of the boom's cutout and sail tip by itself. Once empty, lift off the mast up, grab the boom, clear off the clew and off you go. On a short board, forget it: nose or tail are usually too short to rest the boom on it.

Cheers !

JM
24th April 2009 02:11 PM
mondy
light wind w start technique

dear friend,
check out what royn says: http://www.roynbartholdi.com/ws_move..._lightwind.htm
it's tough but can be done, try it , but it's VERY frustrating as you're probably swearing anyway coz the wind dropped....
he has all kinds of starts on the site, check them out!
cheers
mondy
23rd April 2009 03:16 PM
agrelon
Genius!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ken View Post
Here's a solution if you get stuck in wind too light to water start. This happened to me many years ago during a long downwind race on a longboard.

Moderate swells, dying wind and a 10 m sail which I grabbed at the last second (without an uphaul). I discovered my error just after the start, but decided to keep going since I was in the lead. Eventually in less than 5 knots of wind, I fell off in the swells and tried to water start with no luck. I then tried to uphaul with the mast, but simply couldn't do it. After a few minutes of frustration, I thought of taking off the harness lines (tied on with knots in the old days), tying them together and making an uphaul. It worked great and I still finished the race in the lead.

Just pray you have harness lines that velcro or tie on and you don't have to slip them over the end of the boom arm.

In my early days, I thought it was "cool" to sail without an uphaul. Now that I am older and wiser, I see that for those of us that sail inland lakes with rapidly changing winds, it is a bit stupid to go without one.
That's human ingenuity at it's best! I'll remember that when I sail uphaulless.
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