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  1. Cheeki Rafiki MAIB report published

    You might also note the date of publication... I had previously read this and assumed it was true.. is it a hoax or not ? http://www.wavetrain.net/news-a-views/190-charter-boat-loses-keel-and-no-one-noticed http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/news/yachting-monthlys-2010-news-review-5646
  2. Artemis?

    Re post of mine ref SF Harbour and Flotsam and Jetsam....
  3. Artemis?

  4. We have one too... could perhaps exchange a few key words... and voila.. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/6098268/Deadly-hovercraft-was-flimsy-rushed Deadly hovercraft was flimsy, rushed A coroner's investigation into the death of a hovercraft enthusiast has found the failure of the craft was inevitable due to its flimsy nature, rushed construction and lack of testing. Alistair Senior, 40, died when he was struck in the head with the blade of his hovercraft while testing it at Muriwai Beach on July 31. The engineer with a PhD in mechanical engineering built the hovercraft at home over several years to his own design and specifications, without any formal training. In a report released today, coroner JP Ryan said the structure of the hovercraft was light "and that structural failures were inevitable". Inspections by a marine engineer and ship surveyor found "the construction lacked cohesion of rigidity and strength in areas where these attributes were required," including where the propulsion unit was mounted to the hull, he said. "The report also notes that the overall condition of the craft creates an impression of urgency by the owner to make the hovercraft functional, well before it was viable or safe to do so." Ryan said the steering mechanism was not completed before the accident while there was no seat or seatbelt for the pilot or a safety grill for the lift fan. There should have been a static trial run before taking it to the beach that day, Ryan said. "If such a trial had been performed, then the structural failure which occurred may not have had serious, let alone fatal, consequences." There was no evidence that Senior was careless or reckless when building the hovercraft. Senior's partner and daughter were at the beach at the time of the accident.
  5. Presumably it complies with the Jones act being constructed in the USA.... That should make it safe... This might be a destination for them to aim for in NZ... http://www.maritimenz.govt.nz/Incident/location.asp