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  1. Coolboats to admire

    ...yeah there's a kinda 'fuck you money' thing going on with this afternoon only boat. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xdfeXqHFmPI
  2. The Zombie Fleet

    If its my mast and it's partially inverted, Id want it buffed, pronto. Here's my take. After the battle to float the boat and get it to a slip, the lucky salvor went straight to the bar to celebrate. Before heading to the bar he gave one of his crew a mop and a bucket and pointed at the boat in French. His crew looked at him quizzically and, 'Mais, c'est impossible!' To which the salvor replied, 'Start with the broken mast, I'll be back in an hour.' One rum turned into four and when he returned to the dock, 'Arrete! J'ai besoin d'un photo, maintenant!' So before the real work began, the lucky seaman got a zombie snap before it was too late. How do you say pics or it didn't happen in French?
  3. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Fair enough Jack, I guess the basis of my point is that electronic mob aides are merely one of more than a handful of lifesaving tactics and obstacles involved...which I think has already been discussed ad nauseum. Whether or not, or how the ais fails is one part of the picture. The mob pole with beacon that you carry on your own boat, might be a partial remedy to a failed activation for instance...is it on board these boats? But all non electronic layers of redundancy should also be addressed on an equal basis. I still say a 1000 ft flare set asap, at those speeds, can't hurt. A massively luminescent LED manual or auto activated mob pole would be another(electronic yes but independent of the boats electronics). I'm talking about something with the candle power to transmit light above wave height and from a distance(not just a light beacon). Don't know if this type of product is around. There's zero chance I question the actions during recovery, nor the majority of the post script by you and others here close to the race(w the odd exception). Hell, for me hindsight is 90/20 at best anyway.
  4. The Zombie Fleet

    Still bugging me...did she have half a mast and broken radar before she sank? So went to site...the next line in the article underneath the salvors letter Dashew says 'that must've been some two weeks of work' Back to my original interpretation... I think both pictures are post sinking
  5. The Zombie Fleet

    Ok got it...I think... ...though it's still missing half a mast in the before pic ...this Zombie thread sure is tricky ...anyway hopefully this great boat sees life again...in one form or another...
  6. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Wasn't it known a while ago that the ais was down? If a system goes down, is it the failure of the system or part and parcel of expectant breakage at this level of hammering? This is where redundancy comes in. A nice 1000 ft flare pie in the sky thrown as fast as a floater is a start. Slowing the boat and turning around in those seas is probably the greatest obstacle. That said, I appreciate you guys wanting 100 percent out of mob systems and holding them to task.
  7. The Zombie Fleet

    Sloop that's pretty funny but you'd have to build a whole new boat at that point. The 64 came in both cutter and ketch, look how far forward the aft mast is and close to the keel. I really dig both designs. The downwind bias w narrow hull that tracks well with a short rig...ready for heavy weather...what's not to like?
  8. The Zombie Fleet

    This would be the rare boat worth the effort. I have no idea the damage or the further refit cost etc but good luck to the very lucky seaman from Guadaloupe. It looks like a lot did buff out...the after picture is the cleaned up one w 1 and a half masts, no?
  9. Thanks US...just re read the OP. Cheers!
  10. PocketGrib is a great app that makes it simple to download gribs to your phone/IPad. I think these days they come from sail docs and sailmail...give it a try!
  11. Taping rigging to prevent snags on cotter pins

    I wouldn't trust this personally. The stress on the shroud initiates a turn on the turnbuckle. Preventing this turn is the primary line of defence that the cotter pin performs..and will come to rest against the buckle preventing a further turn. Even a quarter turn of the buckle could begin to compromise this arrangement. Racing boats generally use unbent cotter pins w Velcro or tape so they can be knocked out in a hurry for adjustment. On a cruiser, if it's taped or covered w a shroud cover, slightly bent cotterpins or rings r ok. I generally use the cheaper white rigging tape for all pins or rings. If it peels after a month or two it's a 5 minute touch up. Any little pins or rings here could use a quick wrap but going to self amalgamating tape for this might be overkill and is best for applications like waterproofing the mast boot.
  12. Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    Fuck it. Keep the crews the same size and go to Imoca 60. In order to ensure the pre race clipboard safety requirements, things like rollover tests will have to be done w full crew down below.
  13. best 2018 Handheld?

    Jarcher Yeah I think they phased out the ship station license for small boats in 99 in Canada while in Canadian waters , but the operators license is different and is required, as far as I know. My earlier post was mistaking ships licence for operators licence. Apologies to anyone for the confusion.
  14. best 2018 Handheld?

    https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/marinesafety/oep-navigation-radiocomms-faqs-1489.htm#01 Actually it is the case in Canada for small rec vessels, as long as you remain in Canadian territorial waters. edit: that was always my understanding maybe someone can correct me if I'm wrong another edit: I seem to recall the requirement was phased in w the arrival of dsc (?)