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  1. ColinG

    Reefing systems questions

    And the hooks are much lighter than they look.
  2. ColinG

    Reefing systems questions

    Had a good chat to the owner about that. Said they worked a treat. No need to leave the cockpit. Also allowed much light reefing line to be used. You end up with a lot of control lines, but they just need to be well laid out.
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    Hydrogen fuel cell generator

    Apparently the most efficient way to transport hydrogen (in terms of energy density) is as ammonia. No compression required. Lots of work being done to real time extract hydrogen from ammonia, so maybe done the track, this is the way to go. Now however it seems to be too many tanks and to hard to refill. Kudos for the concept.
  4. ColinG

    Sailors Powerboat

    Halvorsen 36, or for those with a bit more $$, her big sister....
  5. ColinG

    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Comanche still going?
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Does anyone know if the finish going to be live?
  7. ColinG

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    You ever think this is getting a bit out of hand? This is a frigging boat race of limited interest to 99.9% of the world, not the Olympics. Time to go back to boats you can moor off the yacht club...
  8. and they all like to anchor up in the same frigging spots
  9. I had not heard that there were missing sailors, so I retract this comment as inappropriate.
  10. Seems like the John McCain was hit up the rear. What was the name of the tanker? - the Donald Trump?
  11. ColinG

    Oracle Team USA

    FFS you won, get over it
  12. ColinG

    Whatever happened to the Classe 950?

    Is this the only 950 currently racing? Interior doesn't look much like the racer/cruiser interior envisioned by the rules. Contrast the Akilaria 950.
  13. ColinG

    Is this the Figaro III?

    One thing people generally forget is that for inventions like DSS, the patent is only part of the story. there is a lot of know-how surrounding the patent and as much as anything, this is what the licence fee is for. Challenging patents is also a very expensive exercise. The decision becomes a commercial one. You either pay the patent holder or take your chances and develop your own solution and see if you get sued or not.
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    Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I think the only way Mulits will end up in the S2H is not top down, but bottom up, where (or if) a strong local offshore racing fleet of smaller multis (cruiser racer types) has developed and a fair smattering of CYCA members are racing them. Other than that, can't see it happening.