he b gb

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    australia (cactus island)
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    sailing and surfing (especially sailing to exotic surf destinations)

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  1. he b gb

    Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    +100, exactly what I was wondering?
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Didn’t Pete do an Around Britain race on a Seacart 30 tri in the not to distant past? From what I thought he did pretty well also.
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    Coastal classic New Zealand

    Sorry Liz, I was joking ( that was pretty mild compared to a lot of the posts on this forum) and I apologise, I was serious about your legend status though! Keep up the great crew work as you sound to be a lot more ‘’gung ho” than a lot of the guys I’ve sailed with.cheers .
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    Coastal classic New Zealand

    Wow, Liz sounds like a legend, how about a photo of her tits?
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    Ha, good point but it’s debatable as as crays swim backwards!
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    What happened to the one on the right? Did its front fall off?
  7. he b gb

    FP - the biggest loser

    Q. What’s the smallest muscle in a sheep. A. A Kiwis dick !
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    Help identifying Crowther design

    Ps.,are the hulls ply?
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    Help identifying Crowther design

    I thought it was a modified Spindrift until I saw the chined hulls. Maybe the builder also modified the hull plans,including the chines, so he could build the hulls with ply instead of the usual foam sandwich to save a few bucks? Loch had an earlier spindrift design (Whiplash) that was built totally of ply that had cold molded bilges, maybe it’s that design modified with chines. Those hulls look very Spindrift ish.
  10. I love desserts so I’d eat Mary Anne’s pie anyday
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    Airlie Hammo Maggie 2018

    Havn’t seen any reports but saw some good footage of boatworks on day 3 vid. How’s your boat coming along Pil?
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    Catamaran seen in Italy

    I think he might mean sailing downwind, on my biplane cat I use both jibs always except for around 20deg either side of beam reach.
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    Catamaran seen in Italy

    Thanks for that Klausfu, very interesting boat. Do you have any photos of it under sail?
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    Crowd-sourcing Cat-Shopping

    Hi Randi, to me it’s a no brainer, the r33 x 16 would leave any GBE, Turrismo behind in a cloud of spray! Cheers.
  15. We used an Inreach for our trip last year (Oz to Tahiti and return) and paid an extra subscription to receive weather texts from Ocens.We found that their four day forecasts were ok but very basic (we also paid a bit extra for a wave height feature) in the areas more frequented by cruising yachts but found it pretty useless and inaccurate in the more remote areas where we needed it the most. (We spent the 2016/17 cyclone season at Kiritimati Island) The big problem is that you don’t get a synoptic map to see if there is anything nasty brewing down the track if you are doing a long passage, we did several 1000+nm passages on our trip. For our longer passages we had friends text us more detailed observations that they made from synoptic charts, and found it to be a great compromise. The ‘Inreach’ is a fantastic and cheap way to stay in touch and worked flawlessly for our entire trip, much cheaper than any sat phone we researched before we headed off. (bought for 460 aus$, and 80aus$ for a month with 500 texts.) Not sure of what models Ocens uses.