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    Sydney To Hobart 2018

    I'm not sure if this has been already noted but I do find it weird that on MarineTraffic (a web based AIS tracker), WOXI was shown a last known position early this morning as in Sydney harbour. And the time of the last known position....2018-12-26 11:08 Later this morning It got an update from Hobart 2018-12-29 09:49...makes me think the jury is testing it or someone finally fixed it. Timing is a bit sus though.
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    Ian Farrier

    Well Stephen just remember that it was the TT's that proved the concept and acted as the base board that all others were built on. I'm biased of course as I sail a TT720 and they too are brilliant ... in there own way. I wish I had video but the other day I went out sailing in company of MadHatter so a TT720 vs a F85sr, one of the earliest home built designs against the last and we had a ball. We were sailing circles around the F85sr all day.....true he had only his cruising jib up and wasn't trying hard and we had our racing jib and main with two reefs in... but never let truth get in the way of a good story. ;p I thought it was a fitting tribute to a designer with such a broad spectrum of boats on the water. BTW we had food and water for a couple days stay on ours too so we could have gone faster...LOL
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    Ian Farrier

    Nicely put Peter. As the current custodian of your first Farrier "Try Flying", I am proud to continue the restoration and general improvements of this great old girl. She has been a source of a lot of joy and an equal measure of fear for our family over the years while throughout keeping us safe as we learn the ropes. BTW fear was from running before +25knot southerly and 3m swell/1+m seas with a big arse square top and surge surfing at 15knots while the aft end of the boat lifted.... It is also fair to say that Mad Hatter (my mates F85sr that he built and I got the pleasure to help with CNC bits and now crew on) was only built because of a pleasant sail he had on our TT720 down the coast to Sydney in 15knots of breeze and gentle 2.5m swell which convinced the dyed in the wool cat sailor that these tri things were pretty cool. I'm very fortunate to own one of Ian's earliest home built designs and get to crew on one of his last. Both awesome in their own unique way and an enduring tribute to a designer whose creations have allowed all of us to create our own great sailing adventures.
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    ass bitten

    Are you sure that magical number isn't Phi not Pi ... looks more like a O with an I superimposed.
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    Ian Farrier

    He also showed the same helpful nature to us with some of his oldest designs like my TT720 as he did for those with some of his newest like my mates F85sr. I tip my hat to his design ever time we go out sailing. His legacy is assured thru the appreciation we all have for our boats.
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    Lock Crowther Multihull Regatta

    See if you can convince a few more players to load RaceQs on their phone too as its fun to watch the dog/cat fights around the course,
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    Multihull Lifeline requirements.

    I went thru this also to get Cat5n on our TT720 and fell back onto the 3.12.1 clause which to my reading is clear... (to paraphrase) "can't or don't want continuous lifelines then you must be clipped in while on deck". Now the safety of harness lines and length there of is a whole other can of worms. From a safety audit perspective if you have jacklines and harnesses your OK IMHO (not a auditor BTW)....what you do while sailing is entirely up to you... unless shit hits the fan and a coroner, lawyer or insurance company is doing a investigation. Also to my way of reading..... subsequent clauses are a dependent on the preceeding clause ie implied OR unless they specifically say: a) blah blah blah... b.) AND blah blah blah Problems arise when the auditors are left to interpret the rules so it would be better if the language was less ambiguous
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    Airlie Hammo Magnetic 2017

    Silly question for the big monos sailors.....are those guys seriously thinking that having their hands out is going to make 5 tenths of fuck all difference on a 100' mono with a 12 tonne canting keel? Confused about the physics.
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    F-22 Update

    Looks more like a step as it's a huge ventilation plate (cavitation is something different) and doubt you would need a hydrophane foil of a 6 Hp. Know what it is Peter? I extended my ventilation plate forward and angled down a bit on our TT720 to get hull wake flow inline with the plate to reduce spray but nowhere near as large as that.. OK quick google... My guess is to help with pitching and help smooth the ride under power. Light boats lift their arse easily and the prop gets lifted out of the water.
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    Race Replays

    Not sure if this has been said but can people who have the bandwidth please leave the seed up for a day to help others... I normally don't do this (yeah I know I'm a leech) for other torrents but given the outstanding job RudderNZ and others have done to post these seems only fair we payback a little...Just my $0.02 Like others have said.. dinner and a sail are on me if you're over here in NO, GA and TS's stomping ground of the central coast NSW These boys have definitely put Wangi Wangi and our local waters on the international map. Cheers Mark
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    Race Replays

    Any chance of some more 360 videos floating around? Coolest thing is watching them with an Oculus headset... (no I'm not sitting on a bike at the time but that would be a next level of geekness) This is so cool as you can focus on the stuff your interested in rather than rely on changing camera angles etc. Watching the sail trim or foil operation during tacks, gybes and starting tactics is very informative. Plus you can hear the onboard banter rather than the made for the masses BS commentary.
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    Sailtimer Wind Instrument

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    Centerboard Vibration/Hum

    Chisel point the trailing edge ie make it assymetric bevel to one side Nothing drastic only a 1mm or so.
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    Rebirth of the classics?

    Now that is funny! Been 35 years for me (and the boat is about that old too) Well HJ its been quite a while for sure. But all is not lost as I'm in the process of rebuilding the c/b case, but jobs that are done galley layout, new electrics and fancy LED lighting, new Solar setup, new windows new traveller... and the list goes on. She is going to be well used soon.. promise. True this is real $ expenditures... but its a B.O.A.T (bring out another thousand) and its still a great design so well worth the investment IMHO. In my case its mostly an investment in time. End of the day it will not be a "new" boat but then I will also still have probably 80k less debt too.
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    Rebirth of the classics?

    The boat you have is the best one .IMHO long as it gets used and not just a money pit as you so well point out. I float this idea out there so that those who have yet to own something to start their adventure don't despair when faced with the considerable price of entry for the latest and greatest "entry level" cruising multis. And no I'm not about to sell mine just yet