Chapped

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    Small craft design. Still and motion photography

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  1. Chapped

    Ian Farrier

    Fair winds, Ian. Here's hoping you are off to a grand adventure.
  2. I'm kinda curious as to what Mr. Brown's actual beef might be with regards to the Kurt Hughes opinion offered from another source? Hughes suggests many issues from a technical standpoint and supports the process with rough estimates of the forces at work and the typical solutions one might see in the process. Mr. Brown, by comparison, only attacks the person voicing the opinion and offers no substantive technical references of his own. Apparently, the process to which Hughes was addressing, is an ad hominem one in Brown's eyes and he sees fit to retort with his own ad hominem version, while staying far away from any of his own technical, substantive suggestions to counter those made by Hughes. The wild-eyed placard of a "morally wrong" claim is simply an opinion that, in this case, seems to be "Like that's just your opinion, man" if you will forgive me for the Dude reference in suggesting that Brown is less than potent in his assessment. So, what is it, Russ, that really bugs you about the opinions being suggested by Hughes? Can you form a response to the comments, singularly, that have to do with the technical observations and leave out the haughty name calling and ad hominem baloney? I would guess that you possess that kind of capacity, but it sure isn't showing in your posts. I'm also wondering if you can answer the issues without, also, attacking me, personally? The boat in question, has reportedly broken its mast and retired. All these suggestions that have been tossed on the deck, as it were, make one wonder what was really going on with the boat that it coughed-up its stick and swam back to the dock. Were any of the other boats experiencing mast breakdowns in similar conditions? Did the forces at work on the above-mentioned boat structure contribute to the demise? Perhaps Mr. Brown can also give us his learned feedback on these matters and bench race an answer for we unwashed masses?
  3. Chapped

    Gitana 17 on Foils

    Meanwhile, this showed-up on the Multihull Appreciation site... An interesting perspective on Gitana's foil issues. Pretty hard to go fast when your gear is throttled. Of course, going fast in rough conditions might have been what caused all this and that opens another can of worms for foiling in the big ocean.
  4. Chapped

    Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Let me get this right.... you criticize A Class for making a call based on a "very short, very first flight of a foiler"... yet, with a thousandth of the foiling time so demonstrated by Super Foiler, you have made the same claim regime about your toy boat and have proceeded to vomit that claim across the Internet as if the claim could be made whole by simple, putrid bombast. Have you no shame, Douglas?
  5. Chapped

    Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Agree. If folks would just put him on ignore or at least stop responding to him he would go away. And for gosh sakes, stop quoting him. First and only person I ever put on ignore (finally). All the folks that keep engaging the muppet just keep bringing him back. If you want to escape the crazy color and caps and endless failed pond toy claims, his constant reposting of the same tired shit and old press releases/videos, just stop engaging him. Nobody serious and intelligent in the space ever engages him; why do you? You know, Wess. With all due respect, it's that same attitude that got Trump elected. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke Oh come on. This is hardly world politics or earth shaking. Evil? Are you saving the world from a muppet? Seriously?? It's a metaphor, Bubba. You've gotten way too serious about this. It's suitable for framing, should you be so inclined. Otherwise, just follow your own advice and let it go. Doug has never responded to serious advice, or commentary, in all the years I have had his acquaintance. His personally held sense of heroism is legendary. He makes junk. He tells junk fables to himself and anyone who is nutty enough to listen with sincerity and he waits for death to claim his body. So, I switched to pure comedy and satire as a way to issue comments in his direction. Also, I hardly ever post here anymore and that, too, has been interesting from an observational perspective. I don't really care and neither should you. That should be clear enough. .
  6. Chapped

    Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Agree. If folks would just put him on ignore or at least stop responding to him he would go away. And for gosh sakes, stop quoting him. First and only person I ever put on ignore (finally). All the folks that keep engaging the muppet just keep bringing him back. If you want to escape the crazy color and caps and endless failed pond toy claims, his constant reposting of the same tired shit and old press releases/videos, just stop engaging him. Nobody serious and intelligent in the space ever engages him; why do you? You know, Wess. With all due respect, it's that same attitude that got Trump elected. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
  7. Chapped

    Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Still pimping and preening as if you actually made a thing that worked, I see. It has now moved past simply funny to sadly pathetic. Perhaps a shrewdly positioned "retirement" announcement is in order at this point what with the bad back, incontinence and all the other maladies? Nobody would find fault if you simply scuttled off at this point, what with all the monumental signature things you have named and created. .
  8. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Has Ian started a mushroom farm in the Philippines, or what? I hear that some F22 deposits have been awarded to survivors through probate. .
  9. Chapped

    Corsair 760

    Here's another, incredibly well-performing boat, The Seacart30, which also runs quite quickly with very full ama aft sections.
  10. Chapped

    Corsair 760

    Well, that's one opinion. There are many others. Here's one take.... The Jim Antrim designed 30 footer, Erin, which routinely kicked the crap out of Farrier designed boats, yet it sported a decidedly flatter aft section for the amas.
  11. Chapped

    Corsair 760

    Any ideas, yet, as to the delivered price for this vessel?
  12. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    Wow, RD.... you clearly have this all sorted out. Are you positioning yourself to become the Chief sycophant? When you have none of the required intellect to address the offerings and you resort to ad hominem chin flapping, is it any wonder that we all see your attained magnificence for the post you so obviously seek? Nothing like a bit of fluffery self-importance. Send me an address and I'll shoot you a pair of knee pads. A fella like you deserves the best when groveling. Keep posting those thrilling attempted snide remarks. They just hurt me so badly and I'm counting, heavily, on the ego boost that your adoration contributes. .
  13. Chapped

    F-22 Update

    All one has to do is turn down the sputtering noise from the sycophant idolatry squad and take a long hard look at the socio-political conditions about erupt like Pinatubo all over the island nation. Selecting this place, with its generalisimo Duterte sanctioning out and out, "do as you like", street killings without due process and the result that will spread like fire in the various communities is like signing one's business plan death warrant. Not only has it taken ten freaking years to get this boat to something like a doable set of production molds while other manufacturers have not only created, but fabricated their prod. tools and entered the front line business of producing terrific boats in numbers. Now, just as I called it last year, The Philippines, themselves, are about to come unglued and turn into a massive, out of control, society that has become an International pariah for big cash investments. China is peeking its ugly countenance over the horizon of the South China Sea and are about to pounce with their own version of the CIA about to further manipulate the island nation for their own greedy purposes. Farrier could very well see his spendy, long time in production building tools confiscated on a whim by any of a half dozen groups who are ready to position themselves as players in whatever emerges from the total mess that has become this country. Ian has basically fiddled himself right into the middle of a monumental cluster fuck. That not one of you truly smart guys has even bothered to understand the chaos that has become the Philippines, really brings a smile to my face. You just sit there drooling out the Farrier sycophant party line as if saying it another time will make all this insanity go away. It would be hilarious as hell if it weren't so freakin' sad. http://www.rappler.com/nation/146772-palace-investigating-oust-duterte-plot From a friend of mine who lives there: "Predictable. At the moment the Palace is running a show trial. Fake coup plots come next. I lived in Libya when Gaddafi came to power: I recognise the script. Thing is, those opposed to Duterte don't need to DO anything at all. They only have to wait. The economy is starting to collapse. The President has made promises that he cannot keep. And the people around him are not very bright. Time will do the rest. People just have to stay alive. Unlike Marcos, Duterte does not enjoy the support of a superpower. The USA know all about him, and whilst China will collect what it wants, China is not interested in keeping him in power - he's too unstable - a point already made by China, as any Old China Hand can see." Do some reading, guys and get a clue as to the much bigger picture that has become this sordid saga about the little boat that never got there. .