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  1. I think the biggest monohull might have been "Adrien" (85') with which Jean-Luc van den Heede set the westabout singlehanded (and outright) non-stop record in 2004. 122days 14hrs 03m 49s.
  2. Not exactly breaking news. The article is from August 2000, chaps.
  3. I found the final scene a little incongruous - the Germans approaching Tom Hardy over the dunes as his Spitfire burns on the beach (with the container gantries in the background).
  4. I've done a hell of a lot of miles on Farr 38"s (11.6). They are great boats, modern classics but pretty awful for cruising, The boom is incredibly long and passes about an inch in front of your nose when gybing when you're at the wheel, and tends to drag in the water when hard reaching, the original single spreader rig has heavily swept spreaders with a relatively narrow shroud base so the lower shrouds are very heavily loaded (my brother snapped a lower and somehow managed to save the rig off French Guyana while doing a circuit of the Atlantic). You need to be a handy contortionist to get in or out of the quarter berths, autopilots need to work pretty hard with all that area in the main. When sailing offshore we used to brainstorm about how we would make them better for cruising. The list got to be quite long.
  5. I was nine years old when people first walked on the moon - television hadn't arrived in the country yet because fuckwits in funny hats had decreed that it would cause all kinds of immorality, white people would start sleeping with black people, communism, long hair, the Beatles and suchlike. The folks kept the front page of the newspaper for the rest of their lives and we eventually saw the landing on Movietone News.
  6. Racing on Saturday: Cape Fling, the R/P 52. Beautiful boat. AF1QipPcP2V5vFutE3JxKOKFVhwfouUoxAe5nXfr3X6u.htm
  7. Romain Attanasio's making a pit stop in Simon's Town this afternoon.
  8. Two questions here with the Destremau's jump start: His diesel too big to put a hand crank on it? The line leads to the clew on his headsail? Dump the sheet and pulls the line leading to engine? Thought someone here said Mich Des used his boom, tightened up close-hauled and then popped the mainsheet. No one seems to make marine engines anymore that have decompression levers to aid hand cranking. The technique he has used is well known particularly with cruisers where the engine is at the bottom of the companionway with flywheel facing forward so route for line to boom is straightforward compared to a 60. Assume it easier for him to get line to headsail via a shallow cockpit and forward than up to boom and also probably more line speed/length and easier to undertake in fresh and bumpy conditions compared to boom. Not sure I would continue into the SO relying on that start technique to move water ballast in a fixed keeler. Yanmar used to do a 3-cylinder diesel with 3 decompressor levers on top, and either a spring starter (favoured by the RNLI in Britain) or a pull-start pulley arrangement. We specified a couple of these for a Whitbread ULDB that sadly didn't get built in 89. They work just fine. Not sure if they still make them. Produced about 30hp. Bloody good idea, though. Wind up the spring, prime the fuel, open the decompressors, let 'er rip on the spring, and quickly close the levers one by one. This is just the thing: http://startwell.com/midi/ 10 Turns on the handle to wind it up, hit the button and vroom! We had one on the salvage tug workboat back in the day. Worked every time and unaffected by sub-zero temperatures. At 16kg it's a nett reduction in weight over dedicated starter batteries and starter motor.
  9. V&A Waterfront, in front of the Table Bay Hotel.
  10. Here's the thread from a couple of years back: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=143622 Unlike your boat, "Panic Major" no longer looks very good.
  11. Anybody at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town on a summer evening.
  12. Bali, right? No "not for sale" sign there in June..
  13. I had one of these for a while: WP_20160910_10_34_27_Pro.jpg A Morris woody. Awesome, my late uncle had one of those for years, in beige. He used to encourage it over the hills in the town where he lived by pounding on the door. When he got to the top he would shout "Eureka!" Then he bought a new car, a p.o.s Austin Apache and him and my aunt were killed in it in a collision. Should have stuck with the Morrie.
  14. Bonne, I took a look at the first one, launched last year. The quality of workmanship was truly outstanding. They are busy commissioning the second and it's apparently quite a bit different so there is a fair amount of customisation possible.
  15. "FWIW (which is five/eighths of Fuck All, but I'm a pedant, I can't help it) plank on frame rather than strip planked, surely." Thanks, mate, now I know the difference......is plank on frame carvel construction by another name?