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  1. AC36 - The Venue

    Funny I was thinking the same thing
  2. So just throwing this out there. No definative plans for the rig/wing/main shown. Could it be that the rig could be canted to provide lift? Been done before, so why not?
  3. AC 36 Protocol

    Come on guys and gals GD wanted mono's so the fact that P$B wanted the same in return for $ and expertise is no great bend over on GD's part. What's the big deal? FFS get a grip.
  4. AC36 Auckland NZ

    ^ + 1
  5. AC45s For Sale

    Ah that's something I didn't know, makes sense. Still think it's BS though.
  6. AC45s For Sale

    Since when did 45 ft hulls fit in 40 ft containers. BS me thinks.
  7. Seen off Waiheke

    Sorry they're terrible photos, but there's something rather poingnant about seeing Sir Peter Blakes "Seamaster" (now re-named Tara) back in NZ waters for the first time since he was murdered on board the very week that ETNZ win the AC. http://www.rnzys.org.nz/2017/05/28/sir-peter-blakes-yacht-tara-seamaster-returns-to-nz/ Says it's due into Auckland tomorrow, but she was heading into Kennedy Point on Waiheke when I overtook her coming back from a brief trip to the mainland, like I say shit pictures, I was a fair way away from her,but here she is. At least I'm pretty sure it's her, that bow is pretty much unique although it's less than obvious in the photos.
  8. The Oracle Speaks

    Gold
  9. Waiheke RSA have got it on and its only 10 bucks for breakfast! Trouble is for the mainlanders there's no ferry that gets in before 5.
  10. Not on ETNZ, they are well policed, cameras looking at every display, Oracle don't seem to have any displays that I've seen shown.....
  11. I've seen enough

    Show ain't over til etc etc
  12. Team NZ

    love it! The thought of Kim Dotcom trying get inside those hulls to check for dodgy sensors....
  13. Team NZ

    There's a big difference between " severely limited" and impossible. In addition to this a lot of the (illegal) sensing hardware available could be easily concealed from or passed off as something else to a non electronic savvy measurer. A smart control management should actually use less hydraulic power as all movements are the minimum (low drag) amount required, the what we now look at as crude manual systems that were what should have been used in SF could easily use a great deal more power as it was all too easy to overtrim the foil requiring further power to correct this.
  14. Team NZ

    Interesting.... and just who is the "electronics guru from New Zealand"? Do we know him/her because I'd thought if they were as described one or both of us would.
  15. Team NZ

    Remember this post? I think it would be a grave mistake to think this all going to be easy for ETNZ, even if they get 2 more bullets tomorrow. In SF Oracle managed to turn a slow boat into a rocket when they were given just 1 day off racing, after tomorrows racing they've got 5. History says the team has cheated in the past, so put into a corner would they resist the opportunity to do it again? Illegal electronic control systems are easy to hide and very very hard to find unless you really know what you're doing, particularly as some of the potential options are at software level.