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  1. NOAA Ship Rainier crashes in Lake

    I know this ship well. Served aboard as OSD (ordinary seaman, deckhand) for six months in 1975, from the Cook Inlet (Anchorage, AK) to San Diego. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/a-noaa-ship-crashed-in-seattles-lake-washington-ship-canal-monday-heres-what-we-know/ https://www.omao.noaa.gov/learn/marine-operations/ships/rainier/
  2. Anybody repower with a Torqueedo Pod here

    Yo. Since you can't seem to ignore @LB 15 and, even worse for those of us who do, you quote him, I have to ignore you too. Don't feed the troll.
  3. Banque Populaire IX

    If that's the case, the credibility of that system is gone, eh? For racing multihulls, capsize is still a routine fact of life. Race Committee letter to Dick Newick, October, 1967: Royal Western Yacht Club of England (fifty years ago!)
  4. R2AK 2018

    At this rate of disclosure, by the time it's fully explained, it will be too late for any competitors to use this important info in this year's race. (playfully) Not quite. A sketch would help? Which end of the big part is up? Where are the pedals? Does the square or round tube get dragged through the water? What's the winch for? One more question Russel. Why is the big part (the pedestal) asymmetric? It will be mounted transversely so that you can pedal from either side, right? So the angled bit at the bottom will be to one side or the other... perhaps to allow the hinged leg to swing up on that side? And/or a big pulley for "gearing" that is not attached directly to the pedal crankshaft? Some very critical details are missing from these photos of beautiful parts.
  5. Banque Pop capsize

    Translation: Singlehanded. Unsafe and stupid at that size. http://www.voile.banquepopulaire.fr/news/le-maxi-banque-populaire-ix-chavire-cette-nuit-au-large-du-maroc-lequipage-est-en-securite
  6. R2AK 2018

    Found this description back at post #101 to refresh our memories. I'm guessing that the white oval on the big part (in the foreground) is the top where the winch and main sheet cleat will be mounted? And the flange end with holes (in the background) gets bolted to the cockpit floor? And that neither of the tubes drags in the water? The drive shaft will extend out well beyond the aft end of the round tube and into the water, unsupported beyond the hinged square leg?
  7. R2AK 2018

    Not quite. A sketch would help? Which end of the big part is up? Where are the pedals? Does the square or round tube get dragged through the water? What's the winch for?
  8. R2AK 2018

    It's pretty sad. Have you considered using image manipulation software like Photoshop (expensive!) or GIMP (free) to crop/resize images? Also, only Apple folks seem to have trouble posting images that aren't rotated sideways. The modern equivalent of needing to hire someone to write a letter for you. The disappearing tribe of India's letter writers http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-26379747
  9. Gunboat 68

    You didn't make it clear in your post that this text (above) is a quote from the sailmagazine.com article. I see that the article you referred to uses the term "axe bow" but I've never heard it applied to sailboat hulls. The second image @Rasputin22 posted is what I've long understood to be an axe bow - for ships, not sailboats: https://www.shipjournal.co/index.php/sst/article/view/51/186 Here is another quote from that article - Lock Crowther did this decades ago:
  10. R2AK 2018

    The easiest way is to just drag photos from a folder on your computer to the paperclip area at the bottom of the post edit window, where it says "Drag files here to attach, or choose files...". They will automatically appear at the end of your text, or you can use the "+" icon on each attached photo to place it at the cursor location in your post.
  11. Voile de St Barth - Multihulls

    No. That was established two days ago: https://regattaguru.com/lesvoiles/100249/entry_list
  12. Caribbean 600

    Original topic was big cats going upside down @r.finn was joking. You are right - after the C600 Race, of course.
  13. R2AK 2018

    Is @Wess Russian? Nah, he's just a pretentious putz who tries to come off as the only adult in the room. @Wess, this is Russell's thread. As in other threads, your interjections of this nature usually derail a thread even further than what you are complaining about. Dredging up Perry's bully behavior in this thread is way out of line; I'll leave it at that. And by the way, you don't know me and have no business using my real name on this forum. To me, that's a hostile act.
  14. R2AK 2018

    It's so easy to say "Just ignore him" when you're not the one being relentlessly hounded by a malicious bully prick.
  15. Gunboat 68

    Excellent angle, thank you. Not an axe bow. Very interesting profile. Very close to a straight line from the bow to nearly half the length of the boat where the belly starts.
  16. Gunboat 68

    I hadn't noticed axe bows and am still struggling to see them? Very subtle... or maybe just an optical illusion due to the transition from zero deadrise at the bow? Are these hulls discussed in more detail anywhere else? Beautiful!!
  17. R2AK 2018

    Russell has always been reluctant about tooting his own horn and speaking out in general, even to defend himself against Denney's relentless assault (19 years!) of false statements disparaging Russell's proas. Please do the world a favor and don't discourage him from defending himself and sharing his expertise and analysis of Denney's bullshit claims. Both sides are not equally at fault here. Russell is definitely not the bully!
  18. Caribbean 600

    ZZZ... I'm outta here. Ciao, ya'll.
  19. Caribbean 600

    Let's put his statement in more context: What is missing from this observation is the fact that righting moment peaks at very different angles of heel for multihulls vs. monohulls, as shown in this graph from 'AdHoc' at boatdesign.net (just one of many to be found): One more from John Shuttleworth: This fact of life is highly relevant to rigging loads because in this respect (and others), there is a big difference between a monohull and multihull.
  20. Caribbean 600

    You're digging yourself a hole, DDW. Multihulls have far more initial stability than monohulls so are "stiffer", putting greater loads on the rig in gusts because they don't respond as easily by rolling a little bit. Have you done any big multihull sailing?
  21. Missing Wooden Yacht

    Sounds like a wonderful boat so had to see photos... Found some here from Tad: https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/anyone-recognizes-this-sailboat.51984/ More here: http://www.sskf.se/2006/Diverse/Bacchant.htm And video!
  22. Round Britain and Ireland Two Handed race 2018

    That is a very impressive list of sailors and boats!! Joan and Walter Greene, oh yeah. Easier to read? (below) They need a bigger board.
  23. Voile de St Barth - Multihulls

    Fujin is not on this list of entries - would be astounding if they managed to recover that fast. https://regattaguru.com/lesvoiles/100249/entry_list (click top left corner to see other pages)
  24. Caribbean 600

    Cleaning up my old laptop, I just re-discovered this video of one man's "dream"... Looks very cool, though honestly not very realistic in size, weight and budget, in my humble opinion. I just uploaded it to YouTube (hope you don't mind, Timothy?):
  25. Kleen Breeze

    That's a weird story, so I looked it up: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5221573/Missing-British-man-feared-fallen-sea.html