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  1. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    So long as you don't let your dong thong get hung up on the start pin end mark.
  2. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Hmm --- the menu? (grin) Though I suppose that is one design as well.
  3. Crossbow fl 2017

    Take it a step further -- eliminate the foils altogether -- and go with ground effects!
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    And at 1739 DF was still at least 8 nm SE of Vestas's location?
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Does obligation to assist exist in a third party MOB situation?
  6. Crossbow fl 2017

    I was thinking along air pressure management lines as well -- but the battery bit is brilliant. Maybe help save on excessive weight from secondary components.
  7. Crossbow fl 2017

    Doug, just wondering about the sliding ballast... If I read correctly it is a rectangular lead plug up to 4" x 8" or 4" x 12" in cross section (depending on which way it is oriented within the wing) weighing up to 78 lb. Will it not be resisted by (among other things) friction from the displaced air as the ballast moves like a piston through the sealed tube, "faster than crew on a trapeze"?
  8. Crossbow fl 2017

    These things don't write themselves. (Pun intended)
  9. Discoverer Annapolis 18

    Hmm. Not familiar with that design. Looks like gear if missing is easily interchangeable with other classes. The deck-stepped mast might be a challenge. I can't tell -- is it raised using a tabernacle? Make sure the step is intact/complete. Does not appear to be self-rescuing -- might be prudent to apply some flotation. The last item has been discussed on several recent forums. Which reminds me -- I believe posting pics of your favourite "flotation" is still a prerequisite for newcomers to SA.
  10. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Migraine-inducing. Time spent on such a silly gimmick better spent on something else -- like getting relevant information out.
  11. Single-handed cruising options

    OP says single handed. Echoing Dex, what's a good weight to singlehand a Wayfarer? (edited)
  12. Single-handed cruising options

    For something like that (alone on the open sea?) I'd want a Herreshoff Watch Hill, but that would be a heck of a lot more than $1500! Sharpies such as Reuel Parker's 18 ft might be worth looking into. There may be another forum on SA that more closely suits your niche.
  13. Worked for me, but I'm in the same neighbourhood...
  14. From recent vids it appears Mapfre has applied something to the mast track at the lowest batten?
  15. Could be, most of us are well to "loo"-ward of the action, which is why we are here. (notice I said "most")