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  1. Anyone have a good north sea sailing VLOG series they like? My google powers failed me. I'm thinking Norway, Sweden and the like. I enjoyed Dillans scotland series. Thanks
  2. Nacra 5.0 easily smokes an Astus 16.5 Sport.

    I suspect he is countering the claims made by the owner of that Astus
  3. Corsair Pulse 600

    Well, I am never going to pay $50k for a day sailor either, but obviously some people do. I think I will just continue to support resale values for all those guys
  4. Corsair Pulse 600

    I had no idea the Diam was so cheap, 50k sailaway (as quoted in a sail magazine article I found is very good.) Compared to a J70 that is a whole lot of fun/$
  5. Corsair Pulse 600

    Its sad that Corsair isn't promoting them the way they should. If we have learned one thing from J-boats it is that the boat is only a part of the puzzle, promotion and getting a critical mass to get OD racing is probably just as important.
  6. Corsair Pulse 600

    I raced against two of them in the US Corsair Nationals last year. Upwind they seem to plane at around 12kts and sail faster although lower than my F-27F for a slightly higher VMG. I think in higher winds their relative performance would continue to improve. In less than 12kts the F-27s waterline seems to take over and we were faster. Downwind is a similar story, they tend to sail higher and faster and the F-27 lower and slower. The biggest difference being that the F-27 can plane so the Pulse doesn't have so much of an advantage in higher winds. In 7 races I think we beat them over the line about 3 times and were always within a couple of minutes of each other, trading places back and forth several times a race. All of the racing was in smooth water, I assume the F-27 would gain dramatically in chop. The most important thing however is that they really looked like they were having fun.
  7. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Wow, thanks for that. Les was a total BAMF. Walking legs? Pressurized tubular lattice mast? DIY forklift? I can’t believe it actually worked. Does anyone have interior pics?
  8. Battery size for instruments

    Gang four of these together and you are good to go for a day of racing. All for less than a kilogram of weight and $40 https://www.walmart.com/ip/RC-Turnigy-Receiver-Pack-2300mAh-6-0v-NiMH/893356705?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=14952&adid=22222222228111128981&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=233464868562&wl4=pla-388801468492&wl5=9008550&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=118770891&wl11=online&wl12=893356705&wl13=&veh=sem
  9. Battery size for instruments

    Why not just use a few RC NiCd batteries light and cheap.
  10. The navy recently published the Strategic Readiness Review. I haven't read all of it yet, but the gist is that we allowed traded short term operational requirements for long term readiness. We became used to adding more and more risk to operations because they were going off well, and that re-organizations (many forced by Congress) caused responsibility to be widely distributed and overlapping. In general the recommendations are to make readiness (training and maintenance) a priority. To match supply and demand by realistically creating limits on deployment schedules. To become a true learning organization. http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=103763
  11. Ian Farrier

    Thanks Ian. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10105253085286873&set=a.10102204930199103.1073741826.10206776&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10104799761321733&set=a.10100949167337943.2862816.10206776&type=3
  12. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    12kts onboard, I bet that feels really... frustratingly... slow.
  13. Deep vs. shallow keel

    I know this is wrong, but I really think the F22 is the sexiest jet fighter ever built. The internal weapons bay, integrated stealth and pure unadulterated air superiority is just so damn pretty. I love to anchor my boat for lunch on the approach to Langley just so I can watch them. Sexiest plane ever is hands down the Spitfire, those elliptical wings give me goosebumps
  14. Deep vs. shallow keel

    Obviously there are limitations to length otherwise all wings would be infinitely long. Deferent designs will have different criteria that limit the length. My point was that for subsonic flight longer is more efficient aerodynamically.
  15. Deep vs. shallow keel

    Except the carbon cutters of course