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  1. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Ian Walker just tweeted that there is no point watching it LoL!
  2. Ill take a punt on Measured Stability, insurance & construction standards costs going up after 1998. I reckon a lot of those IMS era boats would have been ineligible under the changes.
  3. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    It's an iPhone 7 meaning 7 Chinese workers jumped to their death during its production.
  4. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Only on the phone, just going off lead off 70-80nm lead before they went dark from memory.
  5. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Lead halved in 6 hours, is that about right?
  6. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    For sure, they are just covering their own asses, if something resulted in a loss of life & they had attended & left, it would look pretty bad for them in this litigious society. Around here at least it seems attend, get everyone off & leave the tow for the volunteers rescue, unless WP are bored. Can they order you off in Aus? You might argue, as the master, that it is unsafe to evacuate. (I think the lesson of the day is to have good insurance)
  7. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    The all time best Volvo vid (apart from southern ocean) is when Groupama? I think, shot the video of them sailing the VO70 solo. They said everyone was downstairs for windage. He trims, runs off to grind, runs back to the wheel. Must have been very bored, someone is out of shot steering at the other wheel. But it was pretty funny.
  8. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    AMSA / water police etc primary concern is to evacuate people. I've seen Water Police yelling at people to get off an overturned boat that Coast Guard were attaching a towline to. Not just yelling, full on screaming, then screaming at the Coasties on the radio, then full temper tantrum calling Coasties HQ on the radio, then some big wig at Police HQ yelling on radio to Coastie HQ. Whole thing was well under control but once water police arrive it's usually everyone out of the water - now!
  9. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Where can I submit my Glomar Explorer spirited bid of $1usd?
  10. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    In the video of rescue on page one there is stern shot of the boat. Port rudder pushed back, aft & twisted off 60-90 degrees from the other rudder.
  11. The blue one up in Gladstone goes well for a 35'
  12. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    No need, 5 more rudders in the inventory
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    You don't know which nav they will have JS! & as always. Strong possibility of a doldrums restart half way.
  14. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Car rental companies self insure too. I think it would kill a lot of dreams when ppl learn the cost to sail a 40' boat from Europe home to Aus. One of my old bosses wouldn't insure his helicopters. He'd just get insurance once a year to present the COC to the financiers. Now that was some risky shit!
  15. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    780k sale price so no doubt insurance wanted to check. Still a solid effort to tow that in without sinking it. Would imagine pulling it through the water may make the flooding worse? Calm enough to put a crew on it & try to pump out a few tonnes as they go?