bigmarv

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  1. bigmarv

    70' Cruising Proa....Big Red Yacht

    you're right, there is some leeward support, but usually the staying angles are narrow enough that freestanding masts seem worth consideration. i don't care about all the history, just interested in the boats, and especially for long distance cruising where crash gybes happen. i'll go clean my nose now.
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    70' Cruising Proa....Big Red Yacht

    People posting on this toxic misogynistic website call what he writes "abuse"? Lol. Having read a bit of the banter, my impression is that he stays on point and non-abusive, which cannot be said for a bunch of those who respond to him or describe him. His boats may or may not work well (no idea, me), but a bunch of what he says is obviously right and never answered except with rudeness or silence. Case in point is the risk of backing a stayed rig when it's basically unsupported on one side. the wind never backs suddenly and strongly when cruising a PC from your desk maybe, and probably won't with experts constantly vigilant. Long distances, short crew, normal people, it happens. His thoughts about infusion are useful and his experiments interesting. To a bystander the overreaction to his posts just seems weird and a bit babyish.
  3. How are those holding up build quality wise?
  4. bigmarv

    Bi plane rigged wing mast cat pros and cons?

    Were some of his numbers wrong?
  5. bigmarv

    wtf Australia what is yall doing??

    Yes, 97%, I was using shorthand. If you write off that degree of consensus as alarmist you should stop all medical care and start smoking 50 a day. I've read it and understand it. I don't read facebook. You are plainly the opposite and your "facts" are discredited conspiracy theories. You should get your scientific wife to read the full ipcc works and explain them to you. Maybe also show her your history of posting on this site. She might find you as insightful and hilarious as you and maybe four other lonely sad men do.
  6. bigmarv

    wtf Australia what is yall doing??

    I'm not sure even you know what point you are making, but consider that the biggest consensus of scientists on earth on any issue ever, having undertaken the biggest scientific study of any issue ever, all think you are wrong. I guess there's a chance they are wrong and you and and LB (who parrots a discredited conspiracy theory about the Greens being to blame) are right. Sort of funny that you two think you're the ones who aren't following fake news though.
  7. bigmarv

    wtf Australia what is yall doing??

    On your logic suggesting listening to your oncologist is alarmist. I've read the IPCC reports. If you have you haven't understood what it means. But if writing off the entire scientific community as 'alarmist' is the way you want to deal with Australia's heat and rainfall outlook then you're obviously not interested in facts and should stick to your sad internet posturing. Very brave and pioneering stuff.
  8. bigmarv

    wtf Australia what is yall doing??

    These fires arent a culmination, they are the beginning. If your solution to Australia's looming environmental and climate crises is to hate the greens and obsess about hazard reduction burning while ignoring emissions, then you don't understand the science. Or maybe you do but have vested interests.
  9. bigmarv

    wtf Australia what is yall doing??

    Big coal will cause far more casualties. Are you wanting them charged too?
  10. bigmarv

    Over the horizon

    http://www.atoursdumonde.com/vente/en/
  11. bigmarv

    Older fast Aus multies

    What's the construction? And can you say what a 'reasonable price' might be?
  12. bigmarv

    Older fast Aus multies

    What's the story with Crowded House? It's for sale?
  13. Yes, I can see flooding working, although not quickly if on the hard like Mala. As much improved as they are, lithiums are still a greater fire risk than lead batteries and fire at sea is bad. On an otherwise unsinkable multi it's the worst. I'd gladly destroy/abandon batteries that otherwise risked burning uncontrollably. Not being able to start the engine is small beer by comparison.
  14. Maybe. But your comparisons are off. Weight and complexity compared to what? Extinguishing and flooding systems as above? And as for not starting engines afterwards, a fire will likely be the end of the burning bank either way. Lithiums are relatively light so low siting less important. And their highest loads probably are as near the bridge deck as anywhere (capstan, winches). If boats had the same maintenance budget and regime as commercial jets then that comparison might make sense, but they don't. Given the loss on Mala, and that another poster is planning an actual flooding mechanism, the idea of a disconnection and dump doesn't seem much more costly or complex. But whatever, if you like this sort of boat you're right on top of avoiding complexity and cost.