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By Railsplitter
Aug 28, 2013
Dwelling on the overhang back in the day... true vertical ascertained by water tank in background.

Old school local climber and native San Diegan looking for volunteers to help load & launch a small cartoppable sailboat, in return for free sailing and equal tiller time. No sailing experience necessary, reliability is more important to me than any amount of nautical experience, and one learns fast aboard this boat, which is simply rigged and easy to handle. Loading is minor, the hull is light, and I built a dolly to make launching even easier. I use my car for transport purposes, so all a hand has to do is show up here at the appointed hour. I sail to the limits of nautical performance and class design, but this is an old school local's party barge, so don't forget the beer!!! Known in my own circle for patrolling the beach in Coronado, running the Strand to check out wildlife, and sailing small craft clear to the islands to party like a rock star atop the island summit of my choice. Yes, there is heller climbing out there IF ya know where to look... heaps of choss as well, but I don't waste time on it. Those hands who prove to be reliable and fairly competent will join me on future island voyages. Also looking for hands interested in completing another desert camping/sailing expedition to the Salton Sea this winter, this time sailing from the northwestern end to the southernmost tip, cruising right down the center of the Salton... the Toxic Lake ROCKS, a friend and I sailed it earlier this year and it was UNREAL, a little-known and underappreciated jewel in the desert. No marine traffic either, we had the entire lake to ourselves. Anyway, those climbers interested in helping to load & launch the boat, get back to me here via PM or e-mail and include a contact number. I'm looking for long-term crew/alternate skippers to sail every week, maybe do some climbing also if you have gear, all I have right now are climbing shoes, chalkbag, rucksacks, and heaps of regular field (camping) equipment. Only two rules aboard my boat: heteros only, and no whiners. I'll try to post some island and outdoor shots here, but if I can't for whatever reason, I have 1000 photos already posted elsewhere, so volunteers can get an idea of how I roll in the wilderness. Enough said, hope this works, because even though I can load and launch the boat myself, it's WAY EASIER with another hand, and I figure other climbers might be more inclined to tackle radical voyages and desert expeditions.


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By Tyler Tylerson
From The Swamp
Aug 28, 2013

I wish I lived near you.


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By Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
Aug 28, 2013
Dreamweaver

Railsplitter wrote:
Only two rules aboard my boat: heteros only...


Uh oh.

As humans can have both homozygous and heterozygous alleles this might be a tall order.


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By Railsplitter
Aug 28, 2013
Dwelling on the overhang back in the day... true vertical ascertained by water tank in background.

Yeah, whatever... I was falsely charged and jailed by the corrupt openly-gay D.A. here in Dago, so she and her heterophobic kind don't rate too highly in this neck of the woods. No worries, my best friend's family ran the surf shop here in town for 35 years, so plenty of locals are hearing about that whole scene, and not in a good way either. Any hands from San Diego County who want to sail and maybe climb, let me know... I put some shots into a couple of albums on my profile page, tried to put all photos in one folder but the Jurassic Desktop Computer started f____g up, hence the second album. Got 1000 photos posted elsewhere, so any likely hands (male or female) who want to check out what I do in the wilderness, feel free to contact me via PM or e-mail and I'll direct you to those other sites. This post is all about small craft sailing and climbing, and nothing more. For those interested in the Salton Sea, you can Google the history: the mythical treasure ship, what was once the state's largest marina, the roar of "Speedboats in the Desert"---powerful motorboats and early hydroplanes that tore across the surface---the whole nine yards. Some visionaries believe the Salton can be restored by cutting canals to the Sea of Cortez, using additional water lines and pump stations to effectively "flush" the toxins from the lake... a grand vision, but not likely to happen, not with this current crop of scumbag politicians. Still a heller dream, though, restoring the Salton to its former status as a premier stop on the Pacific Flyway... picture the Salton with water clean enough for swimming, small craft sailing, kayaking, SUP action, fishing (with the lake restocked), all near primo desert hiking and offroading venues. It can be done: the technology and engineering capability have existed for decades. In lay terms, the Salton can be classified as a reappearing remnant of Ancient Lake Cahuilla, a much larger body of fresh water which covered 2000 square miles and stretched from Indio and the Coachella Valley clear to the Colorado River Delta on the Gulf of California. In centuries past, this lake teemed with millions of fish and birds, as the fresh water contained only traces of desert salts, unlike the toxic brine found nowadays in the Salton Sea. One of the reasons why I have posted photos of sailing the Salton at various websites is because I too have a dream: to one day see the Salton entirely restored, and serving as a venue for extensive eco-friendly recreation as well as organized racing events. Envision bad@$$ AC cats and trimarans streaking across the surface, powered by strong desert winds, with spectators taking in the action from the water or from the newly-restored lakeshore, where a few carefully-planned campgrounds, marinas and lakeside restaurants offer primo views... THAT would be radical, and wholly within our engineering capability, if it weren't for the mess this country is in today.


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By ZackBay
Aug 28, 2013
By Rap Rings

hey man if I lived closer I would help you get that boat in the water. I have had some luck finding sailing trips on www.cruisersforum.com/forums/f30/
you may have some luck there. Good luck buddy!


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By Eric I
From Desert Hot Springs, CA
Aug 30, 2013

I live in Desert Hot Springs and could give you a hand launching and loading your boat when you come up to the salton sea. give me a call at 312608105two


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By Will Butler
From Boulder, CO
Aug 30, 2013
ice park

No Gays
No Coloreds
No Women
No Jews or Gypsies
No anybody with advanced degrees
and no whining!

This will be a bigoted sailing trip of the first order! Please refer to the pictures I uploaded of my boat with a confederate flag hull and matching sail. ~Railsplitter


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By Railsplitter
Aug 31, 2013
Dwelling on the overhang back in the day... true vertical ascertained by water tank in background.

Gypsy women are good to go...

Colored Jewish folks with advanced degrees are good to go...

Hard to be a bigot with Gypsy women and edumacated colored Jewish folks...

Had a blast sailing today... no Darwin Failures & no whiners in sight, and I received about 100 compliments upon my all-new DK Pirate craft.

DK = Dead Kennedys

DK Pirates = the non-flaming kind.

Festival of Sail continues all weekend, with old schooners and tall ships making a statement on the waterfront. You climbers in Dago, do yourselves a favor and visit the Embarcadero this weekend. No Darwin Failures need reply.


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By Railsplitter
Sep 13, 2013
Dwelling on the overhang back in the day... true vertical ascertained by water tank in background.

Thrashing hard aboard the Gunboat/DK Pirate Ship lately, including an excellent voyage yesterday... looks like I'll be recruiting some hands from the large and active SUP community here, since I routinely meet them on the beach by the new SUP/Kayak clubhouse. Thanks to all non-trolls who answered my post, I'll leave the post up anyway in case some local climber with rope and hardware wants to swap climbing sessions for voyages... I may not check this site regularly, so be patient if you are interested in an exchange. Eric from Desert Hot Springs, I will call you a week or two before I set out on my next Salton Expedition, which I expect to occur late this fall or early next year. I'll try to give as much advance notice as possible, but a stellar weather forecast might precipitate desert camping, climbing and sailing action. I'm still thinking about doing the Lowenbrau Pinnacle first, camping en route in McCain Valley for a night or two with the boat lashed to the mighty Toyota sedan, then relocating to the North Shore of the Salton to set up the vehicle shuttle and voyage... means tacking on an extra day or two, but it would be worth it, and I want to see how badly the Sunrise PowerLink has affected McCain Valley since its completion, particularly the area around Lark Canyon. As for the Salton, I'll be sailing the length of the Toxic Lake this time, from the northwestern end to the southernmost tip, right down the center of that bad@$$ venue, towing a sturdy inflatable raft if necessary (if anyone else wants to go, I mean). I'm outta here, I'm planning another island voyage for the near future, since this is a good time of year for such voyages.


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