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  1. SCIENCE!

    EPA Abruptly Blocks 3 Agency Scientists From Giving Talks On Climate Change https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/epa-scientists-talks_us_59ed4d37e4b00f08619f953c The liars are in charge now.
  2. Coolboats to admire

    http://www.nigelirens.com/boats/sail-boats/farfarer/
  3. I liked this boat two years ago and still do. Inspiring.
  4. SCIENCE!

    Scientists Found a Gnarly Pesticide in 75 Percent of Global Honey Samples http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2017/10/scientists-found-a-gnarly-pesticide-in-75-percent-of-global-honey-samples/
  5. SCIENCE!

  6. My newest project

    This image? From here: https://theriggingco.com/2014/11/15/single-line-reefing/ as opposed to this system, without the "shuttle blocks":
  7. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    Skip to the sailing part - a casual 7.1 to ten knots: https://youtu.be/m49UPfyuoQg?t=8m18 And then motoring... casual. Sailing again, at 8.4 knots (12:37):
  8. Point Hudson Marina in Port Townsend

    Very cool!
  9. beach cats in the ocean?

    Amazing guy. This speaks to me, though, of the dangers of singlehanding vs. the increased safety of having at least one extra person for effective watch-keeping relief and "all hands on deck" action. On "large" boats, a crew of six is a pleasure for 24/7 sailing, with two on watch for three hours, off for six.
  10. My newest project

    Yes. Monroe as I recall. With a card reader. Programming was done by marking cards with a pencil to encode instructions and data.
  11. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    http://ninthcharm.blogspot.com/ http://www.trimaran-naga.com/vanuatu.htm
  12. My newest project

    http://math.harvard.edu/~ctm/home/text/others/shannon/entropy/entropy.pdf
  13. Wht havent' multihulls taken the world by storm

    Awesome! Incredible skill. That boat is skipping, dialed back from it's max power, tuned to the conditions, urgency and skill of the driver. You don't need HD video to see that. And you don't do that with a heavy boat, esp. in the ends. Interesting to compare displacement of the 60 footers mentioned in this thread, their mast heights, sail areas, performance claims, etc. More displacement requires more power. Beyond the modern systems needed to sustain four to eight comfortably, the rest is ballast.