Zero Gravitas

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    Gunboat 68

    Standard escape hatch I'd imagine.
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    GB5508 Rebuild - Soma's Project

    His writing is great stuff, including his previous blog & videos on their 5X (Wildling).
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    Gunboat 68

    Jesus christ that's a beautiful boat. Well done Greenflash & team. To the point made earlier in this thread about both tillers and a forward cockpit having their advantages, which I totally agree with, I could have sworn I read that the GB68 has a tiller option? Not taken up on SN#1?
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    Gunboat 68

    FWIW - in the Mocra rating/formula for a Gunboat 62 (Elvis), the rotating mast gives about 3% more rated sail area and about a 1.1% improvement in the rating......
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    Caribbean 600 2019

    All was good up until Saba, in fact Falcon had made up some ground on Fujin by then (or earlier). Then they started to diverge again. Interesting to see if there is a story there.
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    Over the horizon

    Edit: put right side up about as quickly as Argo!
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    Over the horizon

    The story about flipped catamarans is in another thread just next door
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    Caribbean 600 2019

    Phaedo? It's not on the tracker or entry list.
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    Caribbean 600

    It did. The tracker will show you it's past route. Maserati is booking it! Edit: screenshot attached
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    Over the horizon

    I know you had the Outremer 49 on your original list Soma, having looked at it a bit deeper than I had before, I can only think that they come about as close as anything to your overall goals. Pretty interesting overall package. Not quite yet in your price range but certainly closer than some of the others that have been mentioned. So thumbs up at least on your original thinking. https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2011/outremer-49-2631786/?refSource=browse listing https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2011/outremer-49-3212735/?refSource=browse listing (Yes I know one is kinda far away.)
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Yes this one is much better.....and includes post crash......
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    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    I always get a good laugh out of times when this happens. Many of the individual entries have already been edited/deleted out. Too bad some are quoted here, particularly the one about having to turn on the radio...
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    Kleen Breeze

    The red flag for me is the lack of title. I did some quick research on it - could find nothing for Portugal - but the various laws seem to be pretty consistent. Convince a judge to issue a death certificate, or wait seven years. This is also not your process to lead or push through. It would depend on the specifics to understand just how easy/hard and how long it would take (hopefully you had a good conversation with the widow on this). For background.... UK legislation (said to be consistent with EU recommendations). http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2013/13/notes/division/2 The EU recommendations referred to above. https://rm.coe.int/16807096bd And just to show there is consistency, Scotland.... http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/taking-action/frequently-asked-questions/questions-about-presumption-of-death-in-scotland
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    Caribbean 600

    Just one minor point - the one main goal of slats/flaps is to increase the wing's lift coefficient at slower speeds (no one wants to land at high speeds if avoidable). The same amount of lift is created and while you need to design it properly there shouldn't be any fore/aft considerations. That's a pretty little boat btw.
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    Caribbean 600

    DDW: +1 for a well communicated explanation, it makes great sense. There is a relevant article on the (somewhat old now) 'catamaran concepts' blog with a diagram that I think is well aligned with above. https://catamaranconcepts.com/2013/08/27/mastload/ I do have a question though, there must be a difference in a stayed vs unstayed mast at the beam/mast connection, yes? It is the difference between a pinned connection and a cantilevered connection as the latter is required to carry the "full moment connection between mast and beam". And at this connection you are applying that moment over shorter lengths than the mast/stay/beam triangle.