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  1. Why would you fence a keel? What is a "board forward"? the AoA of the rudder isn't controlled by the tiller?
  2. sail(plane)

    Not sailing and here's why

    well I had a lost, really lost little penguin swim under my surfboard in Rio de Janeiro
  3. sail(plane)

    Discovery 20

    post some pics please
  4. sail(plane)

    Advice on replacement ruddercase for 30' tri

    I agree with Bruno. The two Alu cheeks may seem easy to build, but the overall strenght and hold down system is not trivial for a 30ft boat. My little 14 ft Weta has that type of system and makes a LOT of force when at speed. It is all made of carbon/epoxy. Scaling it to 30 ft requires someone who knows what he´s doing.
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    Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    Still, as you say, the bare hull is (was) the cheapest part. And it´s the only thing they got. And then they need to cut it in half and extend it? and build solid tramps? not so much of a "I´ve got the hull" then. And they´ve taken more than 6 months to start working on it, so time can´t be the factor here. I´m not criticizing, just wondering about the economics of the project
  6. sail(plane)

    Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    Cut it in half and lenghten? I still dont get it. Is all this worth it?
  7. sail(plane)

    Single handed Ultimes

    Fake but nicely written, I liked it
  8. sail(plane)

    How to identify a Troll Bot

    Turing test
  9. sail(plane)

    Ghost boat in the Gulf

    Rasputin when I see those bells ringing in your avatar I always click and you never dissapoint you definitely have to write a book
  10. sail(plane)

    Route du Rhum 2018

    Olmix doing 1.6kt. Seems he's doing the rescue
  11. sail(plane)

    Route du Rhum 2018

    My take is he needed calm water to repair something. Now has stopped again after restarting... maybe repair didn't hold
  12. sail(plane)

    Route du Rhum 2018

    how about that last tack to the finish line? it seems to me Gabart knew Macif couldn´t point very well and had to wait to have a better angle while Joyon could tack on the layline. is there any transcript of Gabart interview?
  13. sail(plane)

    Route du Rhum 2018

    +100 Gabart banked on outright speed, Joyon on reliability with a previous gen boat. They each had their approach and their chances, and each one did the best they could with that. Let´s not be sorry for Gabart. You may actually consider him lucky. With the damage he sustained, maybe he was inches from having to retire. That 2nd place may be a great triumph, actually.
  14. sail(plane)

    Route du Rhum 2018

    how many legends do these french want to have? I thought I´d seen everything with Loick Peyron
  15. sail(plane)

    Route du Rhum 2018

    The line? Yeah tell that to Joyon!