Sailabout

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  1. Sailabout

    Corsair Pulse 600

    The big ama' look good and give you bigger righting moment so more speed in big winds but for sure slower in light airs as more drag Saying that not raced in a fleet with a 760 yet Thats the story with the original ama's versus the MK1/2 Corsair 24 version In Asia the average 28 sails with same handicap as an average 24 but clearly will get away in bigger seas
  2. Sailabout

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Sorry, I meant if a subsidy makes an export or import viable ( same price UK EU mainland) today that could well stop post brexit. Not subsidy based ( I dont think?) but how about that good old meat trade for example where UK bred sides go to the EU to get butchered and packed to go back to UK supermarkets I assume abattoirs are expanding in the UK?
  3. Sailabout

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    there will be lots of unnecessary freight due to farm subsidies that will go away I would guess?
  4. Sailabout

    Corsair Pulse 600

    you can put all the corsair masts up and down by yourself ( not done a 37 so cant say for that)
  5. Sailabout

    yellow fever

    someone stood on the hydraulic winch button?
  6. Sailabout

    Diesel Engine Delete

    how are they making the hydrogen? Gas or liquid storage? What type of engine?
  7. Sailabout

    Diesel Engine Delete

    agreed, too expensive speaking of electric tugs have you seen the new integrated electric Voith Schneider drive, very cool Here's the first electric tug https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/ports-of-auckland-buys-world-first-electric-tug PS not quite true as ABB fitted out one in Europe as an experiment, it was a project to reduce pollution and fuel consumption which it did but with batteries and 6 gen sets must have cost lots...
  8. Sailabout

    Diesel Engine Delete

    you will be able to fix a mechanical diesel on board in the middle of nowhere but you wont be able to fix an electric drive train
  9. Sailabout

    Sprint mk1 flip from front page

    sounds like something you could do offshore, where was that flip and what sails were up?
  10. Sailabout

    Sprint mk1 flip from front page

    both ama's? so down a wave sailing deep angles in 30kts?
  11. Sailabout

    Sprint mk1 flip from front page

    sorry I meant the first part, how do you flip one in the first place?
  12. Sailabout

    Sprint mk1 flip from front page

    how do you turn them over?
  13. Sailabout

    Sprint mk1 flip from front page

    Screecher in the jammer? Keel boater on the helm and they went up? Kite in the jammer?
  14. Sailabout

    Farrier bought by Daedalus

    When you say company, worldwide everyone agrees Ian was highly respected ( legendary really) designer , nice guy etc but as for getting boats out the door as a production builder it seemed a bit less than stellar (post Corsair) it seemed, even when there were people queuing up.
  15. tell them the new spinnaker you will buy with their cash is from a renewable and or can be recycled