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  1. Bendytoy.. has quality changed?
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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    Also in the 50s in some motorboats. Probably lots on here have done that or better. "Anything counts" per op.
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    Top Speed: What's Your Number?

    Well over 30 kts on a navy ship.
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    Loyd's maritime surveyor course

    Ya I'd like to hear about this course too.
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    Late 80s. Could get a bit rough eh?
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    To and from Alaska to US west coast ports Seattle area, San Fran, Long Beach.
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    Arco. Ya I don't know why they came across upside down. Weird.
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    Commercial Ship Admiration Anarchy

    couple pics from my days on tankers up and down the US west coast from Alaska to California and Seattle area.
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    Harken Bolt-Down Fairlead at End of Sprit

    How would you align it, fore and aft with the hole facing athwartships? If so it might add torque on one of the gybes depending on how you lead the tack line. How about a strap going around the end of the pole with a ring attached? Would likely be simpler and a lot stronger. Also you wouldn't have loads taken by bolt threads. Would be similar to performance boats the have mainsheet blocks attached to the boom with a strap looped over the boom.
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    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    Ya but I was replying to a specific individual who said he loves being at sea, and does not care about being in port.
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    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    Have you looked into cruising on a commercial ship? Some shipping companies have passenger accommodations. I did some merchant shipping on my 3rd mate license, I loved it. 25 to 30ish crew aboard, get to be at sea without the crowds.
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    Cruise Ships: blessing or curse?

    Unfortunately for a lotta folks cruise ships are the only way they get to experience being at sea. I'm not surprised a that some love it because being at sea is really cool, but if that's all you know you have nothing to compare it to. Like if the only ice cream you've ever had is Breyers, you might think Breyers is awesome. Until you've had homemade organic you don't know the difference.
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    Tilting the mast forward?

    You list the exact reason that forward tilt is faster downwind. Less rudder required for control means less drag = more speed.
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    Annapolis vs. Newport Boat Shows

    Galway bay is a good spot if ya like Irish-ish food. On Maryland Ave.
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    Whatever happened to triangles?

    Ok, some folks like triangles, some don't. Lets get ready to rumble!