Tornado807

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  1. Tornado807

    Revitalising the East Coast Australian Tornado Fleet

    FYI....My Marstrom modern rig, carbon mast T is for sale. Located in BC Canada. My AD was posted in SA Classified but just expired. Might be able to provide delivery...
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    Race Replays

    Thx Sir! That's the guy...Pete M. Wow...watching the monohull stuff again is just painful...slow-mo ballet ;-)
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    Race Replays

    Yup...or even if they actually stated "Velocity Made Good" would be helpful to newbies.... I've never like Ken Read as a broadcast person...very dreary to listen to. I recall when NZ hosted the cup many moons ago, they had a fantastic broadcaster....very excitable indeed! Hope someone can point us to a clip of those days...
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    Race Replays

    Not trying to discourage....just making a joke on modern realities....
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    Race Replays

    Should we be kick-starting some sort of legal defense funding for Mr. Rudder?? ;-)
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    Race Replays

    All races for the day were in the torrent, except race #1 which failed to record shortly after the race start. Review earlier messages in the this thread for tips on how to download a freeware Torrent application like MicroTorrent etc. Install it, then download the linked torrent file...open it with your freshly installed Torrent app, it will proceed to download all the race files for the day as *.ts format video files and places them in your default downloads folder. The torrent app will also automatically start providing uploads of your newly downloaded files to other global Torrent users looking for the files. You can turn that off if you don't want to share out b/c of internet bandwidth limits on your account or you just like to be called a leech ;-)
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    Race Replays

    In displacement cat sailing, wave piercers seem better suited in lighter to moderate air where smaller waves may tend to cause minor fore/aft pitching in "V" bows....less pitching means more efficient forward motion. better air flow over the sail plan...that is where they are better off.
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    Race Replays

    Yes the faster you go, the less you can do to prevent "lawn darting" the bows...regardless of fancy shaping. In "traditional" catamaran displacement sailing wave piercing can help to resist pitching moment up to a point, but then the angles/drag forces take over and you are done. The Tornado suffers the same fate...but may do better in certain sea states then pierces and vis versa. It's all a compromise.
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    Race Replays

    The "inverted" bow shapes are a fairly recent innovation in modern catamarans. Known as "wave piercing" the concept is to better shed water off the forward bow sections when burying in waves and to reduce hobby-horsing the boat in even smaller waves. And on these super high speed foilers, you get added benefits of lower windage from the bows. The classic design of the Tornado hull (from 1968) has an almost flat forward deck....with a pretty big "V" wedge cross sectional shape to maximize forward volume....the concept being to keep the deck above the water line as much as possible. Basically the opposite compared to wave-piercing hulls. Obviously, inverted bows are no guarantee for preventing pitch poles.
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    Great thanks, do we develop a national health policy based on your theory? You willing to back that up with increased exposure? Please rookie. Take that shit to the minor leagues. I've worked on molecular biology of Adeno, Paramyxo and Hanta viruses, so i do know a wee bit about the field. How about you? Name me one virus that has ever wiped out its normal host species? Never been observed. All virus species in their normal/natural hosts do not create serious diseases in that host. That's basic evolution at work. Why don't you learn some basic biology before making criticisms?
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    So your suggestion is to run around with heads squawking madly? Chill Winston...
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    Regarding viral mutations and evolution...most viruses evolve to reach a more symbiotic state within their host animals. It's more likely to be successful persisting and spreading if it does not kill its host quickly or at all. It is only when a virus crosses into a different host species that we see high morbidity and mortality rates. While Ebola mutation to airborne transmission is within realm of possibility, so is mutation to less virulence in humans.
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    Are you worried about Ebola coming here?

    HIV is genetically unique. WTF is this supposed to mean? HIV does/has mutated. It is a retrovirus, meaning it's genome is RNA and when transcribing the RNA there is more chance of error since the RNA Polymerase enzyme is not particularly good at proof reading the bases as they get laid down. That RNA genome must also undergo "reverse transcription" when it first enters the host cell, meaning HIV's own polymerase reads the RNA strand, generating a DNA complement strand that then integrates into the host genome. So this is another point where errors can/do occur. Isn't this thread not about Ebola? Carry on Chicken Little.
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    So far so good. But this thread is about show tunes. sorry, I can't follow that text without glaring red crayon markups...please provide ASAP.
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    Anyone Contract Ebola Today (August 10)?

    In response to the OP title question...Yes, someone, somewhere undoubtably contracted Ebola today. But is this thread about Ebola? We've been fooled before....