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  1. Not sure if this has been posted Multi-plast (think they were involved in the Alinghi DoG boat?) is making foils for Beneteau's new foiling cruising monohull. http://www.compositesworld.com/news/multiplast-group-carboman-produces-foils-for-beneteau
  2. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I know this is all to generate fun discussion, but I doubt the tiller broke... Made up story to get attention from his enablers to arrange a tow. Why else would he report all these problems in 4 sat messages in one day, when prior, he was posting barely one in 24 hours? He is desperate. perhaps that is stating the obvious
  3. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    "Squeals", from the chicken?
  4. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I suspect he can also pick up his SS checks in AmSamoa? But what would he spend the money on? Certainly not the boat.
  5. mo fuzz

    Why was TNZ faster ?

    Tuke's gameboy. Relieving PB of having to manage foil adjustments allowed him to concentrate on the race. I don't care how 'good' you are, but if you must manage steering, some tactics, and foil attitude, that is a LOT. Especially when boat setup (foil choice etc.) makes the boat handling all the more delicate. Having a separate wing trimmer, foil trimmer, and helmsman allowed ETNZ to be a more cohesive team. For OTUSA, it was nearly all on JS. Notice all the microadjustments he makes on the wheel twistgrip? Increasing rumors of 'lack of oil?' Have to wonder what the "rate of foil adjustment" difference was between the two teams.
  6. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So assuming he does in fact leaves/gets booted from hawaii Odds are he will drift to AM Samoa again? so he can pick up his govt checks?
  7. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    That bimini canvas looks almost new, a donation or do you think he actually *cleaned* it?
  8. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    There is some serious hardware there. Wonder how cheap the boat was?
  9. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    most people have a time in their lives when they are invincible, accidents happen to others. For most that's the teenage years, but some are slow maturing like the ones in this thread you are referring to. I was there and prided myself on having very short pegs cause they were worn down from sharp turns. We would race down curvy roads often at 100+ stopping at each bar for fuel then off again. None of use were ever killed and only a couple of accidents and no tickets. They didn't use choppers back then and the cop cars had no chance in h of catching us. I quit at 22 when my thermos flew off at 90 and i went back and retrieved it. Was one of those stanley stainless steel jobs and it still worked but was a bit lop sided. I kept it around and each time i looked at it I would think what would i look like if i had taken the fall instead of the thermos. I grew up a lot instantly, that thermos saved my life. So, you were never a lunatic like the rest of us?Here is my take on it. I used to ride streetbikes a lot, but I doubt I will again. I see way too many cars swerving around the road with people texting. This goes back to what I have said a few times about the R2AK, EC, and any of the other threads concerning dangerous sailing "expeditions". While I understand that the offload dirt biking I do is dangerous, as is the mountain biking I do, and the skiing, sailing, skydiving, flying, diving, etc. the common denominator is me. I am willing to accept the risks, and most of them can be mitigated by ensuring my skills are up to the task. That is NOT the case for street bikes. It makes no difference if you are the worlds best rider, a little old lady on her Sunday drive to church can still mow you down. I'm a passionate supporter of people who decide to push their limits and set off on solo missions, and that would include Rimas, if he would simply step up and learn some skills. I think most here agree, we are not expecting him to miraculously become some solo sailing god, ready to do the Vendee. We do however expect that he should at least be able to sail closer to the wind than 90*. Been street riding for twenty years. I ride less for these very reasons (more cars on fewer roads with kids and adults texting). And more and more cage drivers know less and less how to drive (rules of the road, etc). Especially as driving is no longer a privilege but now a RIGHT in the US. Nowadays, one must plan when riding. Like time when there are fewer cars on the road to get to that deserted twisty road on the otherside of the state. Heck much like sailing around here!
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    On that video I'm suspicious of his claim of crossing the gulf of AK. "Sailing" se AK maybe. Even then he had an outboard on the first San Juan.
  11. yeah, they couldn't exactly truck that thing down the road.
  12. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Hanks or foil? Is that a 2x4 lashed to the stanchions?
  13. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I somewhat disagree. I think the Samoan Church groups took him in purely as good Samaritans. In the past 5 months though, I'd be willing to bet that Rimas hasn't lifted a finger to repay their kindness and generosity, so they may not be all that unhappy to see him go. Yup
  14. mo fuzz

    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Does Rimas have any teeth?
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    Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Well, Frank would certainly have Rimas convinced a Mac could round the Horn.