davethesailor

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  1. davethesailor

    what was it?

    No, that's not the boat, I've added a link to YouTube: https://youtu.be/JjtZ9PHfQBc this is what the boat looked like originally, it was commissioned by Thomas Coville for single handed round the world racing and launched as Sodebo.
  2. davethesailor

    what was it?

    Nigel Irens like I said was correct, Oman Air is correct as well... but what it really is, is Thomas Coville's old boat, the Pizza Express: https://youtu.be/JjtZ9PHfQBc
  3. davethesailor

    what was it?

    Looks like a Nigel Irens.
  4. davethesailor

    what was it?

    It's your new pet project.
  5. davethesailor

    What Is It? Foiling Ghost...

    Star Trek meets Hydroptère
  6. davethesailor

    What Is It? Foiling Ghost...

    Vapor? California for Cannabis?
  7. davethesailor

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    If you're going to say nothing, keep your mouth shut!
  8. davethesailor

    scotw

    You can have "her" she's all yours...
  9. davethesailor

    scotw

    If you dig trannies...
  10. davethesailor

    scotw

    Her? You know that you're lookin' at a tranny here right?
  11. davethesailor

    Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Brits? I don't think it's Brits. The seriously wealthy don't much like OD. Huhwhat? Every billionaire in the sport is in one-design. Torborn just won the RC44 worlds, Larry did it a few years back. The Devos' spent half a decade in the Melges 32, (which they said was way more fun than their handicap racing boat) before getting into the Marstrom 32, and several kings and princes have been or are in the GC32, M32, Farr 40, or TP52, which has such a narrow box that it's pretty close to OD. Even those with offshore handicap boats have tended to race one-design for their fun. See Robertissima for instance, or Zensstrom, or Goranson - all winners of major RORC races in their 'big boats', but plenty active in their other 52/44/32 fleets. The pom super wealthy are perhaps different? I'm sure they could have designed something faster than this...too much wetted surface. Like what, for example? I can't come up with a faster production 40-footer...you know a secret? I don't know, I'm no designer, but the boat should have less hull in the water downwind. Look at the Melges 32 (I hope Scot doesn't read this) it's a very nice boat, but it could be better, as good as the boat it was inspired by (the Melges 24)...I'm not saying that there's a better 40 out there...all I'm saying is that the Melges 40 should have been better than it is...its lines aren't just radical enough. You are obviously not a designer. The melges 32 is an extraordinarily quick boat for a 30 footer as is the melges 24 for a 24 footer. Just because it doesn't "look" radical and new doesn't mean it's isn't quick... Did you even fucking read? I've sailed the 24 for many years, nobody touches the 24. And I didn't say the 32 wasn't a great boat, but I did say that it could be better. It's just like the Huracan, it's a great car, but slap a supercharger on it and it's even better. I hope this clears it up for you halfwits out there.
  12. davethesailor

    Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    I don't know who you are, but I'll tell you this much: I've never babysitted for pigs with you, nor have I had a beer from the same mug with you!
  13. davethesailor

    Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Brits? I don't think it's Brits. The seriously wealthy don't much like OD. Huhwhat? Every billionaire in the sport is in one-design. Torborn just won the RC44 worlds, Larry did it a few years back. The Devos' spent half a decade in the Melges 32, (which they said was way more fun than their handicap racing boat) before getting into the Marstrom 32, and several kings and princes have been or are in the GC32, M32, Farr 40, or TP52, which has such a narrow box that it's pretty close to OD. Even those with offshore handicap boats have tended to race one-design for their fun. See Robertissima for instance, or Zensstrom, or Goranson - all winners of major RORC races in their 'big boats', but plenty active in their other 52/44/32 fleets. The pom super wealthy are perhaps different? I'm sure they could have designed something faster than this...too much wetted surface. Like what, for example? I can't come up with a faster production 40-footer...you know a secret? I don't know, I'm no designer, but the boat should have less hull in the water downwind. Look at the Melges 32 (I hope Scot doesn't read this) it's a very nice boat, but it could be better, as good as the boat it was inspired by (the Melges 24)...I'm not saying that there's a better 40 out there...all I'm saying is that the Melges 40 should have been better than it is...its lines aren't just radical enough.
  14. davethesailor

    Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Brits? I don't think it's Brits. The seriously wealthy don't much like OD. Huhwhat? Every billionaire in the sport is in one-design. Torborn just won the RC44 worlds, Larry did it a few years back. The Devos' spent half a decade in the Melges 32, (which they said was way more fun than their handicap racing boat) before getting into the Marstrom 32, and several kings and princes have been or are in the GC32, M32, Farr 40, or TP52, which has such a narrow box that it's pretty close to OD. Even those with offshore handicap boats have tended to race one-design for their fun. See Robertissima for instance, or Zensstrom, or Goranson - all winners of major RORC races in their 'big boats', but plenty active in their other 52/44/32 fleets. The pom super wealthy are perhaps different? Melges have fucked up...they chose the wrong designers for their boat. To me, Botin's lines are dull..I don't know, but this boat just doesn't get my blood rushing like it should...they could have done a lot better with a 40...and I'm sure they could have designed something faster than this...too much wetted surface.
  15. davethesailor

    did someone say powered up?

    The Peerless is a great boat no question about it, I understand it mounts a Melges 32 mast? This boat's mast has been custom built by Avantgarde Composites (Lake Garda) and is a full 1.14 m taller than the mast of the Melges 32. This will smoke the Peerless on a lake.