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    A big project!

    Binky’s been going on for what, 5 years now? Can’t recall any of those guys having chopped their finger off, but then - no chainsaws! For those who may not know Project Binky, look up Bad Obsession Motorsports on Youtube: a couple of English blokes are shoehorning a Toyota 2liter engine and 4 wheel drive system into a classic Mini... And they appear to be able to make it fit without fundamentally altering the dimensions of the 10ft long bodyshell! As Elegua said, lots of fabulous metalwork and fabrication going on
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    Gaff Rigs

    'Highly overrated' is maybe a bit strong, but it certainly helps when your can choose the time and place for climbing up!
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    When good designers produce ugly boats.

    +1! (from another folkboat owner)
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    Gaff Rigs

    Just for the record: on most modern square rigs you can easily furl the sails from on deck - no need to go aloft. And very easily done short handed I might add!
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    Random PicThread

    Thanks Slick, you're right ! I just can't imagine sitting on a saddle like that apparently without even a seat belt - how does the guy hang on when the pilot's performing some evasive action?
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    Random PicThread

    Well this one´s got me and google stumped Seems to be a very primitive tail gunner position?
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    dutch ac entry

    Appears to be a joint challenge by two yacht clubs. I wonder how that would work under the DoG? As far as the reality of this, until it's announced where the money is coming from, it's all very vague
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Jesus Christ, did I really just spend 7 hours glued to my laptop???? There go my plans for a productive monday!
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    7 minutes final delta
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    And Gabart finishes just now - that last tack really cost him
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Took him a while to understand that he had actually crossed the line and won! Although he appeared to raise his fist just after the last tack, realising that he had Macif beat then
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    IDEC !
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Less than a mile still anyone's guess
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Macif didn't furl, slower tack
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    Route du Rhum 2018

    Macif tacking