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  1. Front page 5o5

    Sorry Geoff. That is not a gaff rig. If anything it is a "Gunter" rig with "Junk" influences in the sail design.
  2. What wonderful shitheads you all are. Most of you can't afford or even have the guts to take a 10 foot dinghy for a row around the duck pond yet you have all of the means needed to dis someone who is doing what you bastards are too fucking scared to even consider.
  3. what is it?

    a bit of a joke from me... Too right and the joke is on US for a change. Good one Scot. I thought that "Three Legs of Man" had suddenly become a cripple.
  4. what is it?

    Hardly the first offshore proa Scot. I think you'll find that Dick Newick got there first with "Cheers" quite a few years ago (1967) and that's not counting the Polynesians who managed to populate the whole of the Sth Pacific Islands in them. She's now classed as a (sailing) heritage museum piece in France.
  5. your new mast man

    You don't spell "boatox" like that
  6. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Why bother? He's only trying to get his fucking story right. I thought I had it down to a "T", The "E" makes no difference to a Scot. Blindly trashing I'm not. I've been watching the "Gunboat" shit for quite a number of years (since they first appeared) after MR Johnsons Laser fracaso, and have been waiting for something to happen. You seem to forget that some of us can sit on the sidelines and watch as you yanks send each other "Kalishnikovs" as Xmas gifts and are surprised when we comment apon the sudden influx of casualties at the local A&M after the new years day party. Well this is the same. Give a flying machine to a cocktail waitress and you're surely going to get a "Gin Fizz" that no one wants to swallow unless it's served with fresh lime at a sunny anchorage in St Martins.. Yes, gun control would have prevented this. WTF. You really must learn to not take things so literally. So touchy when it comes to a bit of light hearted criticism. Poor dears. Do tell me. Are you a gun lover per chance? Or just a touchy Yank who looks for excuses to fly the flag when it's not too windy?
  7. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    This is my point "Rule69". These boats are great until the shit hits the fan but when the line is crossed you are in the real shit without the fan. My anger is at Mr Johnson and Gunboat for propogating this falsehood that you can outrun any problem and still beat a VOR70 to the finish line whilst stuffing your face with "Filet Migñon and Chateau Nuef de Pape served on a Thai masseuses shaved bikini line. It's all bollocks and Mr Johnson knows that. He should take some responsability in the fact that his cruiser/racers are more racers than cruisers and should be treated as such with the appropriate crew abord to meet the conditions. The coastguards are there to help as are the RNLI,,, but it is the responsability of the boat owner/skipper/crew,,,, NOT to call them out until it is obviously a last resort. This is after all a recreational pastime. No matter how much money you have in the bank. That wasn't exactly the point I was trying to make. To be clear, I think cats can be plenty seaworthy. Mine's a good sea boat. The GB's look like good sea boats to me too. The "problem" I was trying to bring out is that on a boat that's comfy when it's shitty out it's easy to get complacent. It's happened to me. It's happened to others. Complacency is dangerous. I'm sure the GB's can be navigated safely running in a gale. Just saying they can be navigated unsafely but comfortably in those conditions too. And that's the point I was making as well. Any boat is reasonably seaworthy if you know the boat and treat it as such and within its limitations. These boats are "SOLD" as such, and the owners/crew treat them just as the brochure says. Bad move. Its not just Gunboat. I had a look at a Jeanneau 53 ocean A1 classified and to be honest I was tempted to suggest that it was just about sufficient for cocktails at the quayside. Anything more and it was worth an extra insurance rating in anything above 20Kn of wind.
  8. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    This is my point "Rule69". These boats are great until the shit hits the fan but when the line is crossed you are in the real shit without the fan. My anger is at Mr Johnson and Gunboat for propogating this falsehood that you can outrun any problem and still beat a VOR70 to the finish line whilst stuffing your face with "Filet Migñon and Chateau Nuef de Pape served on a Thai masseuses shaved bikini line. It's all bollocks and Mr Johnson knows that. He should take some responsability in the fact that his cruiser/racers are more racers than cruisers and should be treated as such with the appropriate crew abord to meet the conditions. The coastguards are there to help as are the RNLI,,, but it is the responsability of the boat owner/skipper/crew,,,, NOT to call them out until it is obviously a last resort. This is after all a recreational pastime. No matter how much money you have in the bank.
  9. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Well I maybe wrong, and I normally am, BUT, (a): why was this a front page story? Answer: Because "Gunboat is one of SA,s prime advertisers. ( Was this story of the urgency it was purpoted to be?. Answer: No, It would seem that the crew were inexperienced and had not prepared sufficiently for the possible conditions likely to be encountered. This reflects the anxiety of "Mister Johnson" in trying to limit collateral damage to the "Gunboat" Marque by expressing such disbelief at the "TERRIBLE" conditions the boat was encountering which in reality seem to be about "Monohull" normality. © Why was the SAR called out.? Answer: In all probability no one will own up to the final decision, but, it is better to make the call than to wait if you are in a situation you cannot deal with. My opinion is that the crew on board were either totally inexperienced in the art of survival at sea (in which case they had no right to be there) or that they were totally seduced by the "Gunboat" philosophy that your new investment is faster, more comfortable, stronger, and absolutely bomb proof against anything that the world can throw at you, and also, due to it's phenomenal speed, it can outrun tornados, monsoons and twisters on Jupiter, "so long as it happens in sight of another boat who can help when the shit hits the fan". The Gunboat is a wonderfull machine,,, but it isn't foolproof, and Mr Johnsons efforts at diverting the actualities from the causes is demeaning to both himself and to "Gunboat" itself. It lost a mast 200 miles from shore. The reported conditions were 60Kn wind speed max. (nothing special). The boat, (OR THE CREW) were not of sufficient capability to survive the conditions. If neither were able to support the conditions,,, What the fuck were they doing there????
  10. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    You should try it. Bypasses all kinds of crap.
  11. PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Utter Bollocks you fucking drongo. The world is in the state it's in today because of attitudes like yours. LONG LIVE THE FUCKING NANNY STATE. We go to sea voluntarily so therefor we must get ourselves out of the shit we got ourselves into if at all possible,,, and that doesn't include playing "sucky ducky" to a bunch of ambulance chasing friggin lawyers.
  12. Route du Rhum 2014

    Even the Rhum class is going to be interesting, if you ignore the trimarans, because Knox-Johnston has a shot at the lead in the monohulls, assuming Mura parks in the high pressure he's been flirting with. Anybody who takes the Rhum category ranking even remotely seriously needs to have his head examined. It's a fantastic category in that it makes it possible to go out and do this "race" in just about anything capable of crossing the Atlantic, but as far as ranking is concerned, it's just a joke, and the "competitors" know it. Is it necessary for you to be such a dildo e? It's an enormous amount of work, especially for them, to get to the start line. Do you even have the qualifications to "compete" in that class (not rhetorical)? Try to show some respect. Being called a dildo by a self-righteous ass is quite a treat. I happen to know a few people who "compete", or have "competed" in the category and they will be the first to acknowledge the ranking is a joke although they all have their own objectives and adversaries. You know fuck all shithead.
  13. Route du Rhum 2014

    And he will. Loick is a God. OK, well maybe maybe not but it's absolutely fascinating to find out if Spindrift is really too big to sail solo relative to BPVII (nb, Spindrift has a smaller mast than when it was BPV yes?). Anyway, it's extraordinary and they're all making good pace. It's hard to tell from the tracker and relative to the rumb (rhum?) line but I'd guess the leaders made better day 1 milage than Lemonchoise's record run. Rhumb
  14. Route du Rhum 2014

    +1 I'm not saying that pushing the boundaries is a bad thing but it's for inshore sorties with a support boat on hand and not in open ocean races where other peoples lives are on hand.
  15. Route du Rhum 2014

    On the stream2watch site. select stream1 and it should load directly without having to load any plugins. It's standard flash. It's a smaller screen but the quality is better than the France3 feed on full screen.