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  1. Hastings

    Artemis?

    The New Year resolution of Brother Spithill suggests he agrees with Cayard.
  2. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Lake Hauraki?? Why not? I will not insult you with epithets. However, you had better try and keep up. Just 5 minutes ago, TNZ was being criticized for sailing in a lake! The implication was "Go out in OR-type conditions and you too will join the pitchpole club". That was until a taniwha arranged a tornado. And now California lake-complainers have shut up. With Christmas in the offing, it could be a good thing.
  3. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Lake Hauraki??
  4. Hastings

    Artemis?

    You will be happy to know that, with the exception of passing through US airports (and the occasional dtrop-in on 2nd hand book shops - eg. Powells - and used boat-bit places) I am already following your elegant instructions. I can assure you it ain't just me. These days many, many people living "somewhere else" put a lot of energy into avoiding the US of A. Best to leave the Excited States to erudite souls who think they inhabit the centre of the universe.
  5. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Not really! Says nothing! The only new bit is the fact TH is mates with Jobson. And they have talked through the situation. In fact, this is a very lazy (and uninteresting) bit of journalism. Would be interesting to hear what KJ thinks.
  6. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Off topic .... but with these Vendee boats now routinely breaking the 500 nm a day mark (and thus going almost as fast as a Torben Grael + crew VOR70) it looks like the under-crewed mono might still have a future. And raises doubts about the drama of having a Bruce Farr one-design VOR 65 footer. The speed gains are all amazing (inc. Paul Larsen). But we sort of expect multis to go fast. So, in significant ways, the monos are dressed to impress.
  7. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Apart from more restraining lines, what can be done? This could be Larry's secret weapon. During adverse SF weather (in the LVC), LE keeps his own stuff locked inside. While challengers face the daily challenge of fighting to get the wing up.
  8. Hastings

    Artemis?

    In the midst of boat engine traumas I got to know a couple of blokes in a Ford wrecking yard near here. Bought some heads and other things. Was going out the door and noticed a pair of polished aluminiun rocker covers. With flames and "Ford Racing" engraved on the top. Fit a 302 and 351 (Windsor) head. Were being sold on consignment on behalf of "Rory" who wanted $100 for the pair. I offered $50 but Mr. Nice Guy said they belonged to Rory, not him. No bargaining! This is not China. Just a few days earlier, I had bought chrome-plated (but rust-vulnerable) tin rocker covers. More for a joke than anything else. And to impress my brother. Anyway, I will sooon remove the chrome and put on the Ford Racing covers. If you saw my fairly bashed-up workboat cum tug, you would see the humour of having flash OTT (redneck) rocker covers. Maybe you need them more than me? They definitely fit the 302. How about $500? Each!
  9. Hastings

    Artemis?

    SR ..... if you buy that I will be over to collect the Windsor. I can always use the parts.
  10. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Sorry mate, do not agree. They are look hurt and chastened. Absolutely NOT engaging us. Particularly Percy. Just words. About nothing. P.S. At least the post-pitchpole OR videos were reasonably authentic.
  11. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Oh boy ... talk about throwing oil on troubled waters. "No pecking order here." Why does the boat look like a submarine? Is it the signwriting?
  12. Hastings

    Artemis?

    Cayard could learn something from Hutchinson.
  13. Hastings

    Artemis?

    I have only met him once and have no particular views on PC. However, I find the statement announcing TH's exit to be embarassing. To say they now have Percy - with all that "charisma" - is cringeworthy. All that was needed was to thank Hutch for his contributions and wish him well for the future. The way the statement is crafted it sounds like the results of American Idol or a beauty contest. I think Hutch has good reasons to feel bad about the way this matter was handled. Cayard might be out of his depth here.
  14. Hastings

    Artemis?

    In the last video involving Hutch he was VERY VERY tentative. Seemed to be rattled. Maybe he knew they were preparing the plank. On which he would be walking.
  15. Hastings

    Artemis?

    So, having designed their boards to a different rule, is AR now a "foiling-assisted" boat? And more-or-less screwed? Or does a clever bloke like JK have a way out the predicament?