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  1. The early Spindrifts were designed for the bottom chord of the main beam to finish inboard to allow for easy access. This is most likely the principal reason for the failure. As the video explains, the timber was overall pretty good so it was a structural, not material failure.
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    Older fast Aus multies

    Have you tried Etamax for repairs/new build? http://www.etamax.com.au
  3. You have to define your situation and find the product that best suits that situation. Both Crew Watcher and ACR OLAS have an app in the system and once triggered a waypoint is established on the app. You then have to navigate back to that waypoint Products like MOB1 (AIS and DSC) and PLB1 (satellite) continuously transmit your location, which avoids having to calculate for drift, tide etc. They also transmit to a larger audience than a cellphone. Cellphones are not as moisture resistant as purpose built devices.
  4. I recommend that as a minimum for offshore jacklines and 2 way tether clipped to a pfd/harness. I also insert a personal epirb into the pfd should I fall off at night.
  5. Definitely conjecture - there still exists a group who resent having to submit to any safety protocol and they might be behind the rumours.
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    Catamaran Capsize Kills 3 off Newcastle

    Yes to offshore rules, all to often sailors will argue vehemently against devoting resources to safety. I dont think that they understand just how quickly things can graduate from OK to bad to really bad. And it’s not a risk analysis that can be based on distance off shore with zones of comfort - once you, a land based animal, are on the water you are in a foreign land. This tragic event, ostensibly a simple offshore day sail, has become a disaster for the whole family.
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    Protecting net Spectra Lashings from UV

    I saw the test results on the Sunshine site. As there is no information provided as to the source, procedure, measurement etc of the test I would view it with a great deal of skepticism.
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    BULLFROGS MAST

    Good to hear that Bullfrog is afloat and ready for the next stage of her life, best of luck Bottman.
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    Crowther 43 project.

    http://www.bethandevans.com/load.htm
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    Crowther 43 project.

    I'm not getting where this spliced eye fits in - most fixtures that I have seen have been a pad eye epoxied into and onto the bow with a synthetic stay eye spliced to the pad eye.
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    BULLFROGS MAST

    ISAF e) An inboard propulsion engine shall be provided for yachts (Cat 0 multihull) f) Boats of less than 12.0 m hull length may be provided with an inboard propulsion engine, or an outboard engine together with permanently installed fuel supply systems and fuel tank(s) may be used as an alternative (Cat 1,2,3 multihull)
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    BULLFROGS MAST

    Also ISAF allow that Multihulls <12 metres can have an outboard in lieu of an inboard, for categories 1, 2 & 3. As this doesnt apply to >12 metres I presume that inboard is mandatory for multihulls cat 0 to 3.
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    BULLFROGS MAST

    Under ISAF category 0 both monos and multis are required to have inboard propulsion.
  14. This shows Spirit renamed Neptune then Olympia then for sale (damaged) as possible charter vessel. http://www.histoiredeshalfs.com/50%20multis/G%20E2.htm In the 1976 Ostar Mike Kane had to withdraw after suffering damage to a beam. According to a report he was greatly disappointed despite having survived a historic storm. http://ostar.rwyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/OSTAR76-1.pdf
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    Crowther 43 project.

    You should inspect all your running rigging and draw up a schedule then shop around. I've used this crowd and they seem ok. http://www.ropegalore.com.au/