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  1. Foghorn77

    Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    No.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    My guess would be the bow damage is from the longeron/sprit. It had enough lines through it and attached to it to keep it around awhile.
  3. Foghorn77

    Gunboat 68

    That's an Outremmer feature afaik. Has anyone ever tried a main/boom setup with no clearance over the coachroof to get the A-cat/AC72 endplate effect? The 55's I worked on had minimal clearance between the boom and coachroof. IMO,It doesn't seem reasonable to have it touch on a none thoroughbred race boat as every tack, jibe and flog is wearing on the coachroof . Not to mention stretch.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Nice, Clean. Thanks. Look forward to pt.2 (Hope it's a little quicker than pt.1).
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Don't think anyone will be putting a deposit down until they explain why the masts keep falling off. Jesus....exactly how many GB rigs have come down in the last 14 years? 2? Clearly an epidemic.... Yeah everyone seems pretty cool with it. Ben, Have any Schionning designs ever lost a mast or suffered a serious failure?Your family designs great boats, but i dont think you do yourself any favours jumping into this thread, lots to loose, little to gain. +1
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    I haven't been in that position so I'll refrain from guessing. When Clean's "innerview" comes out I expect your questions will be answered. Someone earlier in this thread pointed out the most likely presence of broken glass and hydraulic fluid. If I were a betting man I'd say that was a bigger determining factor than curtains vs. windows.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    I am a Dick. How else would I respond? Bridge deck height was one of the hot topics earlier on in the thread, thought that was what he was referring to. I'm on these boats everyday, I've got a pretty good grasp of how they're built. Now I've got to go re-evaluate my writing style.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    You've got the bullshitting down. The difference between the 55 and the 60/66 for "protection astern" is one 8" step. If it's being overly dramatic to call out your rule bullshit, what exactly is stating your rule bullshit and then crawfishing on that statement. Foggy: you're incorrect. The bigger GBs have a row of couches forming the base of a wall with glass above. Two solid-appearing doors are on centerline. The GB 55s are enclosed only by canvas and Eisenglass, a clear, flexible vinyl product which doesn't provide the same protection as a wall. Duh. I have no problem with disagreement on the ramification of catamaran design on routing choices, but you are ignoring basic facts while trying to sound authoritative. It's annoying and really diminishes the value of a thread. But, please carry on and continue to sound like an idiot. BTW: what does "what exactly is stating your rule bullshit and then crawfishing on that statement" mean? Ok Phillydouche, You're way more in the know than me. I was referring to bridgedeck height. Please Continue to bless us with with your knowledgeable insight.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Foghorn: you are being needlessly dramatic. Not dismasting as criteria, but yes to preferring substantial protection from astern in an offshore vessel. Yes, the GB 60,66 and the Atlantic yachts have these, and no the GB 55 doesn't. None of that is incorrect info. I've said I am not a pro, and that this is just my opinion. I'd also remind you that a boat need not be dismasted to slide backwards on a big wave, just being suddenly underpowered in a huge trough could do it, esp. having shortened sail to a minimum. I'm writing here in order to gain knowledge of boat design and such, and to think about how design choices should impact routing decisions. I'm not in a position to make "rules," and no one would listen to any ones that I did make... this is just sailors bullshitting online, haven't you noticed? You've got the bullshitting down. The difference between the 55 and the 60/66 for "protection astern" is one 8" step. If it's being overly dramatic to call out your rule bullshit, what exactly is stating your rule bullshit and then crawfishing on that statement.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    So build your boat with a dismasting as a design priority? If the rig didn't break there would have been no problem. Simple as that. Why you need to make broad sweeping (incorrect) statements and then try to come up with rules based on your incorrect info, garnered from this thread I would venture, doesn't speak well to your knowledge of boat design or building.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Open sterns negate 'Category A"? Is this just special treatment for multihulls or do you plan on making sternless monohulls follow that rule also? I guess haters gonna hate.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Perhaps this incident will give some indication whether this system is really up to snuff? http://www.marinelink.com/news/catamarans-security362102.aspx Given the heavy weather in the immediate aftermath of the abandonment, I've felt all along that the odds of recovery might be a bit longer than many might have assumed... Even with the resources available to be thrown at it, it's got to be a VERY challenging assignment... One of the more curious reports came from the initial write-up in YACHTING WORLD, that claimed that the CG had "placed a tracking device" aboard RAINMAKER... I can't recall that having been done before with a yacht being abandoned, and watching the rescue videos, it's obvious the rescue swimmer has higher priorities, and never appears to get close enough to the vessels to transfer a tracking device to anyone still aboard... Perhaps someone has better information re this? In any event, it would certainly seem understandable if those involved in the search and recovery might choose to keep mum until the boat is back alongside a dock somewhere... Sure hope they manage to accomplish that, but given the recent history of yachts being abandoned offshore, it would be somewhat in the realm of a 'First'... Didn't happen.
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    +1 And as to all the "Peter should comment" demands, he did, and you guys speculated and twisted until you came up with a witchhunt that has no relation to the facts. He doesn't owe any of you anything unless you own or have a deposit on a Gunboat. What a bunch of sanctimonious twats. I doubt he has the time to reply to such bullshit, nor should he. That's why he owns Gunboat and you jealous assholes try to belittle it. As Capt. Horizon always tells me when I get to wound up in something,"Go Sailing"...and I'll add to that if you have the ability. Sounds like a bunch don't.
  14. To you and the others that go on about the cost of the rescue, especially in the case of a "true accident". Many rescues occur because of a chain of events of which stupidity is a crucial component. What is a "true accident"? A whale breaching on your boat? Well the sea is full of whales. Hitting something floating just below the surface of the water? Again, everybody knows that is a hazard if even a small one. The cost of the rescue? Pilots need flying time and must fly a minimum number of hours every month. The guys running the hoist, the medics, etc. all need to constantly practice their skills. If the crews are not out flying real world missions they are training, using the same resources. The cost of a rescue is not simply adding the fuel, maintenance, salaries, etc. Many of these costs exist whether they are rescuing some dumb ass or not. Would you rather they convene a board after every rescue, perform an exhaustive, expensive study to determine the exact cause of the need for rescue and then bill accordingly? Thank you for posting this. It gets real old hearing some bitch about the "cost" of rescue, when their truly isn't one. It would have been used in practice anyway. God bless the USCG . Angels from above...wearing orange instead of wings.