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  1. Laurent

    Can't cure Stupid .................

    I have heard about dynamite fishing, but not about petrol plowing...
  2. Laurent

    what it is

    In the category of "new old boats", you also have the Frigate Hermione, a copy of the boat that brought La Fayette to the USA. The replica has been sailing since 2014. But it is not a cargo boat... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_frigate_Hermione_(2014) 65 m long (213 ft)
  3. Laurent

    LONQR

    Peugeot 504: indestructible
  4. Some news! The ama has been located by some cargo ship; much more insde Biscay Bay than anticipated... Waiting to see it get closer to shore; It seems in pretty good shape... The shore in front of it is mostly sand beaches, so even if it is not located closer to shore and ends up on the beach, it should survive... Now, there is just to find the main hull. Once again, if you sail in the Bay of Biscay, or in Western Europe in the coming weeks, please take a copy of the Notice attached at the beginning of this thread. Thanks!
  5. Some news! The ama has been located by some cargo ship; much more insde Biscay Bay than anticipated... Waiting to see it get closer to shore; It seems in pretty good shape... The shore in front of it is mostly sand beaches, so even if it is not located closer to shore and ends up on the beach, it should survive... Now, there is just to find the main hull. Once again, if you sail in the Bay of Biscay, or in Western Europe in the coming weeks, please take a copy of the Notice attached at the beginning of this thread. Thanks!
  6. Laurent

    Brexit, WTF

    If Scotland wants to leave BOTH the UK and the EU, I understand that it is "easier" to leave the EU first as part of the UK, and then the UK to become an independent, non-EU country. But if, as seen on the Remain vote in Scotland on the chart above, once out of both the EU and the UK, they want to join the EU again, as an independent country, then we will have a new land border between UK and EU... Granted, there are many more issues to address to get independence from UK, outside the EU... Like, what would be your national currency???
  7. Laurent

    Brexit, WTF

    Scotland leader claiming that they will have an independence referendum next year; and most likely looking forward to joining the EU... How are they going to deal with another land border between UK (or what is left of it) and EU??? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-scotland-independence/sick-of-brexit-scotlands-sturgeon-vows-new-independence-vote-in-2020-idUSKBN1WU271
  8. Laurent

    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    90 mph, GPS speed. On an experimental cigarette boat catamaran, powered by an "air force de-commisionned" turbine... off the coast of Louisiana. It did not take me long to understand why the owner gave us safety goggles prior to departure. Icing on the cake; it was a business trip...
  9. Laurent

    Rugby World Cup

    Due to Typhoon Hagibis: Pool B match between New Zealand and Italy to be cancelled Pool C match between England and France to be cancelled I used the terminology of the official website here. What do they mean by "cancelled"? Just postponed and to be played later and/or somewhere else? Or simply "will-not-be-played"???? And in that case, how does the scoring work??? The official website adds that supporters with tickets for those matches " will be entitled to a full refund on their match tickets." That statement alone makes me think that those games will not happen... Anybody with more certain information?
  10. Laurent

    DIY Tiller Extension

    If you need a telescopic tiller extension, like on a small multihull, and you are REALLY not afraid of dirt cheap and ugly, I found out that an aluminum telescopic extension handle for a paint roller can work just fine... https://www.lowes.com/pd/Mr-LongArm-Twist-Lok-Aluminum-4-3-ft-to-8-ft-Telescoping-Threaded-Extension-Pole/1000524563 or https://www.homedepot.com/p/72-in-Steel-Telescopic-Handle-Pole-for-Window-Squeegee-and-Dusting-972090/204368066
  11. Laurent

    New Hugo Boss Spotted

    If the starboard foil was broken, why would they need the super duper mega fender between the boat and the dock? A regular fender would suffice, no? The fact that they still use the humongous fender makes me believe that the foil is still OK; maybe not on the boat on that particular photo, but intended to be back in the boat... Some may say I am going through a bout of wishful thinking though...
  12. Laurent

    Rugby World Cup

    Well, I will hope for the unimaginable and have France beat England.... One can always hope...
  13. Laurent

    Portable filtered water bottles

    And don't forget the ice cubes... If you live/travel to a country where the quality of tap water is questionable, as said by nacradriver, drink only genuine bottled water. But one day, you take a Coke, and the waitress opens up the bottle in front of you (so you know it is genuine), and pours it in a glass with ice cubes... Do you really think those ice cubes are made from bottled water??? And don't forget the salads/un-cooked vegetables; the local mixed vegetable salad could be made of fresh vegetables, but how were the salad, the tomatoes, the carrots washed, and with what water? Do you really think it is from bottled water??? Don't ask me how I know...
  14. Laurent

    Minitransat 2019

    LeoV, thanks for that. The French version of the minitransat web site does not show the phone number of the press contact person, but the English version of the web site does! Duh!
  15. Laurent

    Minitransat 2019

    Thread Hi-Jack Does any of you know how to contact the MiniTransat race organization, other than the standard "Contact Us" form to fill up on the official web site? A good friend of mine lost his boat in North Atlantic and the Mini-Transat fleet will pass most likely really close to where the abandoned multihull is supposed to be drifting around. Please see my threads here: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/210405-shipwreck-in-northern-atlantic-need-help-to-locate/ and here: http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?/topic/210406-ship-wreck-in-north-atlantic-need-help-to-locate/ We would want the race organization to inform all minitransat competitors of the drifting shipwreck, to make them aware, and hopefully to help locate the drifting boat... PLEASE SEND ME A PRIVATE MESSAGE IF YOU HAVE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SOMEONE FROM THE RACE ORGANIZATION TEAM. Thank you !