McGyver

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About McGyver

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  1. McGyver

    More FP stuff - Olympic Offshore?

    Yes, and the 100 meter dash belongs in the Olympics, running from Miami to Baltimore doesn't.
  2. McGyver

    Foils fail.

    I think your sarcasm is misplaced. If weight is not an issue and (as Boybland astutely mentioned) shape is not either, since arms are a one-design item, making them stronger is not a big deal. Connections? That's a different animal. Designing something that "turns" is far more complicated than something that is fixed.
  3. McGyver

    Foils fail.

    Since the foils are ballasted weight is not an issue. When the boats are foiling the arms are not producing any drag. What's the problem then in making the arms a bit thicker and much stronger?
  4. McGyver

    Foils fail.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=12169111
  5. McGyver

    Question regarding tape.

    Thank you all. Well, most of you... The fact that someone managed to insert the word "Fuck" on a question about tape... is why I keep coming back to Sailing Anarchy!
  6. McGyver

    Question regarding tape.

    Learned Forumites: we have a leaking kelp window and, until we can fix it properly, we need to cover it with tape to avoid soaking the foam core. We tried Tedlar, unsuccessfully. We're thinking of using that clear packing tape next time. Any suggestions?
  7. "On his first day Chau interacted with some tribesmen — who survive by hunting, fishing and collecting wild plants — until they became angry and shot an arrow at him. The 26-year-old self-styled adventurer and Christian missionary then swam back to the fishermen’s boat waiting at a safe distance. That night, he wrote about his visit and left his notes with the fishermen. He returned to North Sentinel the next day, Nov. 16." Darwin Award Cum Laude. As far as the islanders, let's give them one gift: .50 caliber machine guns.
  8. "But we all knocked the bottoms out of our bottles and tossed them. Even had a dedicated metal rod in the cockpit known as the "bottle breaker". " The hydraulics' pump rod was perfect for that job. Beer cans were carefully ripped apart.
  9. McGyver

    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Motorboat owner: Your Honor, that sailboat was just going TOO SLOW. Judge: What sailboat was it? Motorboat owner: A J-105, your Honor, Judge: I find for the motorboat. Sailboat to pay for all damages.
  10. McGyver

    Annapolis - Powerboat on Sailboat Crime

    Motorboat owner: Your Honor, that sailboat was just going TOO SLOW. Judge: What sailboat was it? Motorboat owner: A J-105, your Honor. Judge: I find for the motorboat. Sailboat to pay all damages.
  11. McGyver

    Tim Hahnke

    There will be a wake at SWYC Thu, Aug 9 starting around 5 PM.
  12. McGyver

    trickle down

    "The really funny thing is that the AC teams are looking to spend $100 million and the boats may still sometimes get beaten by kites." I thought about similar lines listening to the commentators get all excited because the America's Cup Class boats were hitting 16 knots in heavy air, knowing that a Melges 24 would be faster.
  13. McGyver

    Kiwi's AC tri foiler ???

    Weirder than a green dog...
  14. McGyver

    AC36 CLASS RULE

    Wouldn't it be funny if the computer simulations were wrong and the concept doesn't work? After all, smart people make mistakes... https://www.wired.com/2010/11/1110mars-climate-observer-report/
  15. McGyver

    AC36 CLASS RULE

    Is there any chance that we'll see a smaller proof of concept anytime soon?