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  1. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    I believe the dynel was a later addition. It's been renovated a couple of times over its 43 year life to date!
  2. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Indeed, and the rot resistance story looms large. I've been sailing the boat for about 10 years and the orthodoxy has always been that it was Huon Pine and that's why it hasn't rotted at all, so I'm not sure where the King Billy story in the ad came from. The owner didn't have a lot to do with the ad but his partner did and as an interior designer, ought to know timber.
  3. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    I may stand corrected ... but the owner thinks it's Huon Pine...
  4. Cold molded boats, how have they held up?

    Mercedes IV Australian Admiral's Cup team 1975. 2 layers of Huon Pine either side of a 1 inch balsa core, resorcinol glued. Still in excellent shape. https://www.boatsonline.com.au/boats-for-sale/used/sailing-boats/quilkey-ted-kaufman-designed-41-racer-cruiser/198377
  5. He built Maiden Hong Kong too IIRC. where's that sitting these days?
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    the shortest of the short...
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    A lot less than he does on earth (around 85% less IIRC) but his mass is identical, plus or minus a kebab and a good shit and any weight I lost getting to the moon.
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Very cool. I'mi n some of those pix
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  10. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Yeah I thought about that, went looking for definitions of "Weight" and none of them mention buoyancy forces... even though they are technically there even in air.
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Or more nerdily, the denser material will be less buoyant. The denser material has a lower volume for a given mass hence has less buoyancy - buoyancy forces act in reverse to gravity and are proportional to the weight of water displaced. Weight = mass x gravity, same same for any object of the same mass.
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    "American Elements produces metallic Tungsten Ingots with the highest possible density. Ingots are generally the least costly metallic form and useful in general applications. Our standard Ingot size is nominally 2-3 cm x 3-8 cm x 6-12 cm. "
  13. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    "The market for osmium is one of the smallest metals markets in existence. Production numbers are difficult to obtain, but estimates peg total global osmium production at less than 100 kilograms (220lbs) per year. " So about 130 years annual production per maxi keel...
  14. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    It's utterly perfect for yacht keels...$13,000 per kg, so that's about $170,000,000 for a new keel bulb for WOXI... "Neither the producers nor the United States Geological Survey published any production amounts for osmium. Estimations of the United States consumption date published from 1971,[51] which gives a consumption in the United States of 2000 troy ounces (62 kg), would suggest that the production is still less than 1 ton per year. In 2012, the estimated US production of osmium was 75 kg." Price[edit] Osmium is usually sold as a minimum 99.9% pure powder. Like other precious metals, it is measured by troy weight and by grams. Its price in 2012 was about $400 per troy ounce (or about $13,000 per kilogram), depending on the quantity and its supplier.
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Tungsten ingots are close to pure Tungsten, the're marketed in several grades from 99% Tungsten up. Loving the idea of a liquid Mercury keel bulb inside a tough flexible skin with electromagnetically actuated shape-shifting to allow it to morph to offer optimum drag at all boatspeeds... only a matter of time... There's just not enough bio-mimicry in boats