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What’s wrong with this picture?

Jul 31, 2010
5,344
Hunter 260 Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
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What tack is he on?
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Is this one of @Brian D ’s puzzles?
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Is the spinnaker on the wrong tack?

Honestly I can’t tell. It looks to me like the clew is on the wrong side of the forestay. What say y’all?
 
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Jan 7, 2011
1,459
Oday 322 East Chicago, IN
Yeah, seems like the sheet should be on the outside of the forestry.

Greg
 
Jul 31, 2010
5,344
Hunter 260 Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
Sorta like Brian’s spinning illusion. I can see it correctly at times but most of the time it looks wrong to me.
 
Oct 19, 2017
4,915
O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
I can't believe how ugly that cabin profile is. J boats are usually so sleek and beautiful. J501 huh? Not for me.

-Will (Dragonfly)
 
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Oct 22, 2014
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CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
It might also be that our friend Kermie is looking at the image after a nip of the nog on this winter evening. Tired of flexing his shoulder and yearning to feel the breeze brace his cheek as he an the boat become one.
 
Jul 31, 2010
5,344
Hunter 260 Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
It might also be that our friend Kermie is looking at the image after a nip of the nog on this winter evening. Tired of flexing his shoulder and yearning to feel the breeze brace his cheek as he an the boat become one.
So true, My Friend. So true.
 
Jul 31, 2010
5,344
Hunter 260 Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
I can't believe how ugly that cabin profile is. J boats are usually so sleek and beautiful. J501 huh? Not for me.

-Will (Dragonfly)
It’s like the cell towers that are supposed to look like trees. They fail miserably.
 
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Oct 19, 2017
4,915
O'Day 19 Littleton, NH
It’s like the cell towers that are supposed to look like trees. They fail miserably.
I don't think they put those in around here. They just go ahead and let you look at a cell tower. The problem for me is, everytime I see a tall pine tree standing out above the other trees, I think, 'another ugly cell tower trying to look like a tree', instead of, 'what a unique looking and very tall tree.'
So, I see a lot more cell towers around here than others might.

-Will (Dragonfly)
 
Nov 8, 2010
10,554
Beneteau First 36.7 & 260 Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
The 105 looks perfectly normal on starboard tack, but that kite looks like it was flown in battle during the War of 1812. Tons of patches from canonshot damage, including being torn almost in half.
 
Jan 19, 2010
6,587
Hunter 26 Lake Martin AL
Easy! The yacht is running wing and wing to the left. The asymmetric is to port, and the main to starboard.
That is it. It was hard for me to see until you pointed this out. I thought it was on a port tack and then it was clearly wrong.