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Everything posted by Sailabout


    you have to take a view, as in we will try to stay afloat and get close to land but if that goes wrong it will be night so lets go now.

    beni 44.7 has a bulkhead, several have been tested on the beach at the Kings Cup when the rudders when up into the hulls
  3. Get bent, let's get rid of the jackstays !

    we need some sailing employee of an ozzie company to die in oz waters so the coroner can take a look and come up with a better idea maybe half a dozen need to die at the same time then it might get looked at internationally ( which is usually the only time sea survival rules get updated) ( water tight bulkhead in front of the rudder shaft might be a thread as well....)
  4. Corsair Pulse 600

    the price difference from Pulse to Diam 24 makes the Pulse look expensive, I guess thats is slowing sales a bit? 3 share a Diam or 2 share a Pulse, Hmmmm
  5. justice

    I thought for breaking the rules you got transportation as a penalty...followed by being indentured?
  6. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    cant protest colregs in the s2h can you, only the rrs?
  7. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    There are guidelines/rules for the location and most yachts could never meet that. We cant let a yacht get the lights correct otherwise ships will get in trouble when they run them down.
  8. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    with a big mast and big heel, you cant see the windward side light so good idea Comanche to meet the rules
  9. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Yachts always have incorrect lights thats so when a ship runs them down at night the yacht is always in the wrong
  10. Which Electronics package??

    Other than good old B&G which units can calculate current once you connect compass and log to them?
  11. Which Electronics package??

    but dont get a raymarine thats is touchscreen nor one with a card slot in the front, if you do its good for about 2-3 years then too expensive to fix in the 3rd year and no parts in the 4th year
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Still got to run it after buying it
  13. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Tp52 costs twice a 40 to run over a few years
  14. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Which part of the boat is old?
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    how about a draw once you add the 5 min penalty?
  16. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Kirsty says," ..........with an Australian"
  17. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    My 2cents Woxi was a cross then comm had big lift. Woxi very slow tack Camera showed comm going up to miss it. You can overlay the expidition tracks to prove it.
  18. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Didnt ichi ban get a tow once?
  19. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    have the bookies factored in a potential DSQ for Woxi?
  20. Don't impede the regatta (rowers)

    before you apply the IRPC at Sea, you need to check you are not in inland water I would think? Passing a Gondola in Venice stb stb as per the IRPCS will get you fine quick smart
  21. Ian Farrier

    Nice one.
  22. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    if a single carbon fibre could conduct as well a a 1awg copper wire you would be good, but it cant
  23. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Galvanic corrosion and lightning protection are almost opposite issues. If a tin rig gets hit and the exit is a bonded thru hull and its has some resistance in it kaboom. That building guy was explaining that the lightning hit runs at high frequency thats how that strip of copper can conduct the hit to the ground as it cools as the current reverses, the secret is close to zero resistance from top to bottom He guessed that on a tin mast you need a 1awg battery cable to your keel stud etc but the test ( as they do on a building) is to use ohm meter and do a resistance check from the rig to the water I see lots of hits here in Asia, I have to admit the guys that have those furry things on the top of the rig with a big cable straight down to something solid in the water rarely get hit and if they do they survive and the other gear on the mast untouched.
  24. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Alloy boat is faraday cage, so much safer. ( till any wires chaffe through) I would think if you have a careful inspection and can see any burnt parts on a carbon rig, you are in trouble? We need to find a Boeing engineer to ask what they learnt doing lightning strike testing on the 787
  25. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    carbon conducts