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Grey Dawn

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  1. I'm not yelling

    You are correct. Does this mean the Royal Navy is identical to the East India company? Another graphic from the paper. What explains these substantial improvements in British ships? The jump in the 1780s is due to the copper plating of hulls which stopped fouling with weed and barnacles, and over the entire period there were continuous improvements in sails and rigging. A big contribution after 1790 came from the increasing use of iron joints and bolts instead of wooden ones (as well as replacing traditional stepped decks with flat ones fitted with watertight hatches) which made for structurally sounder ships that could safely set more sail, especially in stronger winds.
  2. I'm not yelling

    The Royal Navy was really good in the 18th century during the early industrial revolution. A recent study showed the speed difference a copper bottom makes. See https://voxeu.org/article/speed-under-sail-during-early-industrial-revolution for the data.
  3. Mocking Ads on Craigslist

    Toss up between this thread and the bikini thread. https://westernmass.craigslist.org/boa/d/cash-in-hand-for-center/6475739154.html
  4. Sailors Powerboat

    This sounds something like the Hyuscat about which I posted upthread. It doesn't completely rise out of the water but has semi-planing hulls. Originally, the designers from South Africa didn't want to manufacture. See https://www.boatdesign.net/threads/hydrofoil-supported-catamaran-designs.21189/ but now they have products available. They offer a 23 foot RIB (http://www.hysucat.com/model/6-8m-rigid-inflatable-boat/) which gets 6 mpg at 25 knots. I don't know how they are built but that RIB weighs 2000 lbs. Not sure about cost but I think it's pricey since they talk about how it's worth the expense in the FAQs.
  5. Hallberg Rassy Launched a new 57 Footer

    Travelers are also useful when beating upwind and you need to keep the boom on centerline. Trim the sheet and raise the traveler on each tack.
  6. Craigslist - Not mocking

    That's similar to this relic sitting at city dock. Wondered about that mast-like stump.
  7. Unless they change the design, this may be similar to the next America's cup.
  8. RS 21 - Fugly or just a different genre

    You can get a used J 70 for that price. Probably hard to find enough for a fleet, though.
  9. Sailors Powerboat

    A Beauty.
  10. Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Those shoes look familiar:
  11. Sailors Powerboat

    That Skoota 28 power cat looks perfect. Gets 7 mpg at 10 - 15 knots.
  12. Sailors Powerboat

    I like this foiling RIB design. Better than 5 mpg between 20 to 30 knots. http://www.hysucat.com/model/6-8m-rigid-inflatable-boat/
  13. Sailors Powerboat

    Some crazy/intriguing examples here:
  14. Sailors Powerboat

    Looks pretty cool. Tell us more like weight, mpg, and speed. Any examples for 4 people to cruise, say 150 miles in a day at over 5 mpg?
  15. Sailors Powerboat

    Shouldn't someone design a well-controlled foiling consumer powerboat with good fuel efficiency?
  16. Discoverer Annapolis 18

    ^^ Good advice but if you still want to buy a 14 foot boat, here's one you can probably get for a song that will serve your purpose well. No tears. https://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/boa/d/sunfish/6419203838.html
  17. what's it for?

    31,590 Euro
  18. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    True enough. The ambiguity is reflected in this thread until his wave function collapses.
  19. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Until someone opens the box, Schrodinger can't say whether that cat, Rimas, is alive or dead.
  20. what's it for?

    RS 21 for club sailing
  21. Discoverer Annapolis 18

  22. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    I think you mistake my point, Ed. I was not criticizing. I have driven with the parking brake on more than a few times.
  23. Perry Sliver Class Day Sailor

    How often have you driven off with the parking brake on?
  24. Coolboats to admire

    Nice boat photos, osprey. Tell us more about them.
  25. Coolboats to admire

    Wonderful! Sailing on a bowline.