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About Panoramix

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    Rennes, Brittany, France
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  1. stormy petrel

    Why can't you generate the power close to where it is used?
  2. Sailors Powerboat

    I don't think so. People here tend to use inflatable.
  3. Mods and IRC impact

    I think that the general wisdom is that a carbon mast will benefit you more than the penalty on the TCC. At least this is what some of the top IRC boats in Brittany seem to think as aluminium masts get swapped for CF ones. Bizarrely contrary to what cats rule has witnessed in the UK, people here tend to use symmetric sails inshore and asymmetric offshore.
  4. Sailors Powerboat

    pogo loxo
  5. stormy petrel

    It isn't a scam, commercial companies wouldn't offer lower prices with wind, they need margins. Wind power alone represents more than 10% of the UK energy mix, in the early noughties, it was closer to 1% (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_power_in_the_United_Kingdom), it is now "a clean energy of scale" that is much cheaper than nuclear ( https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/23/drop-in-wind-energy-costs-adds-pressure-for-government-rethink ) Sure there are technical challenges ahead especially on storage but wind is not a scam, it works at the moment as a cost effective way to replace some fossil fuel power, eventually engineers will figure out how to scale up again, the cheaper technology tend to eventually win and I can't see how nuclear, coal or oil will be able to compete as fuel becomes more and more expensive due to scarcity.
  6. stormy petrel

  7. stormy petrel

    It is not cherry picking at all, I've just shown that your statement is false, also the UK is 65 million people so not exactly a small market (1.5 times California population). If you state that "all swans are white" and I can find a black swan, that's good enough to show that your statement is wrong. When you try to do things a bit differently IME some people will tell you that it isn't possible just because they fear change. This is just what we are seeing now.
  8. stormy petrel

    This is already happening in the UK : http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41220948
  9. Pogo Structures...are they closed for business?

    Did you manage to talk to them at the end?
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Assuming that they've hit an unlit boat, do you think that they could expect redress?
  11. Crazy crash

    What front page? It took a couple of days for the video to cross the pond!
  12. Crazy crash

    That's just scary, how numpties like this get to operate boats?
  13. Skerry Cruisers

    I've seen a variation of this. Going upwind on a 30 footer in a fresh breeze. Big wave come in, we all get really wet on the rail and the tactician says tacking ASAP, we all jump to either the winch or the other rail, jib gets sheeted in in no time and then we hear our Bowman shout "I am stuck". His PFD inflated just as we were tacking and he stayed on the rail stuck under the wire his feet dragging in the water. We threw in a double tack to extract Him and deflate his PFD.
  14. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I know the feeling that's terrible!
  15. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Shortly after Scally started to drift west, there was a wind lane ahead in the forecast. I think that there is a lot more to it than luck. She probably saw something ahead that might happen and gambled that it would eventually work out well for them.