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  1. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Pics + videos anyone.
  2. New imoca boats

    black box is "a Yeti 110 iced down with silver bullets", I think he got a truck to pull it as well.
  3. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Thanks Jim. Elegant setup once it is down. Looks like a great trailer able solution all around.
  4. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Nice minute (40sec) worth of drone video over in the Sailing Anarchy Forum, under the Lime Cup video post. Second video.
  5. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Looks good guys. Couple of questions, any reason why you ran the backstay to the foot brace instead of the inside of the seat with the traveller?? The rudder looks great, I spent an hour or so climbing over Kevins before he finished, any chance you could show us some photos of the lifting keel set-up. Just interested to see what the differences are inside between the fixed and lifting keels. (I checked above and couldn't see any, only reason I ask).
  6. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Interesting arrangement for the keel lifting system. From the connection points on the side of the post I assume it is block and tackle to lift it?? Does anyone know what the final draft with the keel raised is??
  7. Ker 43 Ptarmigan

    Don't start me, they were f$%&ing prawns!!!!
  8. Vestas Sailrocket

    A bit of maths will show that 3.5G acceleration over 500 metres from a standing start has you travelling around 360 knots at the end. I think we are a little way away from that. and a little common sense will remind you that G can be acceleration or force per unit mass. at which point 'pulling 3.5G' can mean holding 3.5x your body weight on the harness system.... ask yourself which is a more reasonable interpretation. Huh? Let's just for a moment assume (incorrectly in this case) that 1 of those 3.5 g is supporting the mass. The other 2.5 are accelerating it. (standing on the ground you are accelerated at 1 g). After 500 meters with that kind of acceleration, you are still going too fast. It just doesn't happen. Rather, there is rapid acceleration for a moment, followed by a high steady-state load. Force due to acceleration versus force due to resistance. The standing still thing of course confuses people because we live in an accelerated reference frame! ANYWAY, all too confusing for my little brain. How bought that Sailrocket, it rocks. Wicked fast and now it is official. Yippee.
  9. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Great video. Looks like a great deal of fun to be had. My only concern is the number of crew in most of these videos. With a max crew weight of 340kg (from the GP26 Class page) that is only three of me or four smaller guys. I had a feeling these boats were designed for 4 or maybe 5 crew and all of the videos I see have 6-7 on board. Does the change in weight have a significant change in power and ability to drive to these speeds.
  10. Donovan GP26 starts production in Turkey

    Do you have the actual results. Times etc. Nice pics. Looks like a good day out.
  11. Hi Mick, I have a regatta the weekend of the 23 +/-. But sure I would be happy to show you the boat. Kevin cell phone 860-608-3383