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  1. Radio controlled sailing

    This popped up on my youtube feed : I am really impressed!
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Yes Brunel seems to think that being further South is better and Mapfre that they should be between DF / team vestas and the finish line. Oh well... Being in the South is a bit risky as they might get swallowed by this light pressure area.
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I think that Brunel might well win it. Mapfre will end up to leeward of the fleet so Brunel might well end up in a better position in 2 days time depending how the weather pan out exactly.
  4. A modern twin keel should sail better than the equivalent centerboarder. Twin keels have a lot for them on a cruising boat, efficient, simple and no movable bits. The only drawback is that in non tidal areas darft can be an issue (in tidal areas, you wait for high tide and then dry at each tide).
  5. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    You weren't much better than us at dealing with the Vietnam mess! We still have leftovers from our colonial past in the Pacific area, it's still a long way...
  6. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    We call the bi-directional ones "Prao amphidrome" In greek amphi means "both sides" and drome means "running". Then we divide them between Pacific (ama to windward) and Atlantic (ama to leeward) TBH even if some of us are fascinated by proas it isn't really part of our maritime culture as the Pacific is obviously far away from France.
  7. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    This boat certainly isn't bi-directionnal, in French we call these "prao monodrome" which means "uni-directionnal proa". It seems that there are different definitions of what a proa is. May be it is a French speaking vs English speaking divide or depend on location / people. For us a proa is a boat with an ama which may be to windward, leeward or either depending on tack and may have to be shunted or tacked. If it has to be shunted for you, don't worry I will understand!
  8. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I think that some people build proas which are either pacific or atlantic depending on the tack. In French we call these "prao monodrome". @Amati That sounds exciting, please tell us more.
  9. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Do you know what kind of glue Gorilla glue and titebond are? USA woodworkers keep talking about these but in Europe we don't have these makes and we tend to refer to glues by family (epoxy, resorcinol, PVA, cyano etc...) and I would like to know what they are talking about.
  10. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    I think you mean resorcinol. It didn't necessarily had to be heated that much, it was also used to glue glulam beams which were manufactured in a workshop heated at 20ºC. But yes it did need pressure to work.
  11. La Semaine du Golfe

    Yes, in the 90s I used to participate in some casual races there and I can testify that there definitely is current. But it is good fun and safe waters, you soon learn to use it to your advantage. Sadly I've never taken part in the semaine du Golfe. One day may be...
  12. La Semaine du Golfe

    The boats are split in several fleet, I think that most of your photos are from the same fleet (probably called "voile aviron"). On the last day all the fleets sail together (it goes from tall rigs to small boats).
  13. What about a mini-transat style support with a windsurf mast universal joint supporting the panel at the top of a small mast? One can orient the panel and the structure doesn't look so heavy.
  14. ......another ferro-cement boat thread

    For the time being is better at tits than boats.
  15. ......another ferro-cement boat thread

    Somebody else nicked that title later!!!!