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  1. VOR 2017-18

    http://www.berthon.co.uk/yachts-for-sale/sca-racing-sailboat-volvo-ocean-65-242349/ €995k.
  2. Nav station lee cloth

    What strikes me as most odd (!) about that is the locker with VHF etc in it: Surely that's quite inconvenient when one is sat at the chart table?
  3. SCIENCE!

    Mate, you seem quite happy to accuse others of ad hominem attacks, yet that's clearly what this is.
  4. SCIENCE!

    Well, this certainly sounds like an unbiased introduction...
  5. SCIENCE!

    Discuss...
  6. VOR 2017-18

    One hates to sound pedantic but they go to South Shields, not Newcastle. As a graduate of that fine institution, I felt it necessary to point this out.
  7. USS Indianapolis discovered

    Will this be available on the web for those based outside the US?
  8. Irma

    Five dead in Florida nursing home that lost power during Hurricane Irma https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/13/florida-nursing-home-hurricane-irma
  9. Irma

    The Gruan has collated a bunch of pics: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2017/sep/07/hurricane-irma-hits-the-carribean-in-pictures Not pretty.
  10. Melbourne Osaka 2018

    Certainly looks the part: http://histoiredeshalfs.com/Histoire des 40' monos/CQ119.htm Did alright as Otio Bastide with Kito de Pavant driving.
  11. J 121

    The bobstay is I think a new idea for a stock J (I've seen attachments bobstayed half-ish way along the sprit). Is this for increased luff tensions on Code Zeros and the like, or is it a way of reducing the layup (and thus weight) of the sprit itself?
  12. Melges 40 - Ho Lee Fuk

    Slightly short vid (both in time and details), but there's another boat on the water now. Keep watching their FB Page, I guess.
  13. Another How Could it Happen

    Video of the damage to the ship: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2017/aug/21/us-warship-damaged-after-collision-video And a bit more on the 'pause': https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/21/us-destroyer-uss-john-s-mccain-damaged-after-collision-with-oil-tanker However, I've a question: If, as appears to be the case, this is a more systemic issue, rather than a 'one-off', what risk is there of the same issues being in the Atlantic, etc, fleets? I presume that one is not posted to just the Pacific - one might do a trip or two out of Japan, then be based out of, say, somewhere in the NE US.
  14. VOR 2017-18

    You do know that's not 100% correct right? That quote is actually from, err, The Godfather II. https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sun_Tzu#Misattributed And, if you want to check the original text, it's here: https://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/17405/pg17405.txt
  15. USS Indianapolis discovered

    Quite a few others, by the looks of things https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=✓&query=uss+indianapolis