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  1. Der_Dude

    Do your crew just quit trying?

    Enroll in the keeldragger motivational seminar:
  2. Der_Dude

    what is it?

    Thanks. Not computa literate.
  3. Der_Dude

    what is it?
  4. @popov: thanks for the etymological insight.
  5. Can someone explain the french saying "il envoyait du bois", the literal and the actual meaning, that it translated in terrafirma's post as "sending wood"? Props to Joschke for returing at 16+ kts without a boom, regardless that she probably had ideal conditions for that stunt.
  6. Der_Dude

    dinghy sailing in Hamburg (Germany)?

    You should talk to your preferred class association, because they will know where the conditions are worth the drive. Plus you might want some company. Germans tend to be organized. As mentioned above, there's the Ratzeburger See and the Wittensee.
  7. Der_Dude

    dinghy sailing in Hamburg (Germany)?

    I don't live and sail in Hamburg and my local knowledge Is very limited therfore there's not much I can offer. I would probably look into the first because of the limited space on the Alster and, more importantly, the people I've met from the bsc. They have an active dinghy fleet. However, yes, the Elbe holds hazards, tides, shoals and launching at the bsc you must cross a very busy shipping lane. If you're still figuring out the moth that's probably not ideal. Kiel and other places on the Baltic are only a one hour drive. Plus there several lakes within that distance. Best idea would probably be to talk to the local mothies via the class ass.
  8. Der_Dude

    Question about a totally obscure little boat

    Edited after realizing you were inquirung about the Northwest, not the Oslojolle..
  9. Der_Dude

    Super foilers for sale

    Or this:
  10. Der_Dude

    ME109 "jet" (thanks CNN) found in Denmark

    Just ran into this old thread sorta by accident and thought I'd point out that, since you sorta cite Speer, you should be aware of the fact that his so-called memoirs or recollections in this book (German title: Erinnerungen) as well as his Spandau Diaries and numerous post-war interviews have not stood the test of critical historian research. Much of it is pure fiction, Speer working on his own legend and that of the Third Reich, one that many people liked to believe. He especially greatly exagerated the capacity of Gemany's war industry (and of course of his own role in that regard). If you're interested in this history and able to read German (I am not aware of an English translation of this 2017 relase yet) I highly recommend Magnus Brechtken: Albert Speer - Eine deutsche Karriere. I am not aware of a critical analysis of Mr. Galland's memoirs but I would not be surprised to hear that he too spun the myth of the brave German soldier defeated only by the incompetentence of the few Nazi leaders on top.
  11. Der_Dude

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Read that. Was wondering about the seemingly better pressure out west too. Why play follow the leader into conditions that favor the other boat? Because the pressure didn't materialize?
  12. Der_Dude

    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    Can somebody explain, why Comanche has come back West? Too much separation?
  13. Der_Dude

    a4 aok ?

    Thug life
  14. Der_Dude

    Inflatated Wingsail

    Has this been posted here? Interview in short: lesser loads, easy handling (hardly any sheeting, no trimming), equal performance compared to conventional rig. Will sailors be obsolete, once this takes over?
  15. Der_Dude

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Looking at Comanche from behind on the RSH-FB live feed seems like her bottom is really sticking. Can't she produce more heel to reduce wetted surface?