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  1. hughw

    Keel Modification - Who Can I Call?

    Check in with your insurance company and what you intend to do before anything else! Think you'll find it a lot harder to jump through the hoops than it used to be. They tend to look very sideways at keels mods these days, too many horror stories, and unless you can get full design information or use original designer then save your money.
  2. hughw

    Youth America's Cup

    not in a million years! Anyway, that cheapskate couldn't afford me:) And fyi that looks nothing like a Quant of any shape or description...
  3. It's not a question of what the boats have, it's a question of what the RNLI and others have as a rescue capability and that was what determined the max entry number. Now I rather think that the current S&R resources are probably less than back in the day with assorted cuts and budgets squeeze in all areas. Anyway, it's something that should be addressed by the RORC if it hasn't already, and at the very least they should now have a new max entry number agreed with S&R both sides of the channel to deal with their respective areas.
  4. hughw

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    correction-was the tack ring on the A3 that failed so Stu reckons they lost best part of an hour with that gone vmg running
  5. hughw

    Sydney to Hobart 2019

    blew the tack off the A3:(
  6. hughw

    RIP Fabio Buzzi

    The boat hit an artificial reef near the end of an attempt to break the offshore speed record from Monte Carlo. The crash took place near the finish line at the Lido di Venezia, propelling the boat over the reef and back into the water on the other side. Among the dead is Fabio Buzzi, 76, a champion speedboat racer who was attempting to set a new record. That's a huge loss, the guy is a legend in the world of really fast offshore power boats:(
  7. hughw

    IOR Legend Sighting

    ComplicatedBill - not Basic! Bill Edgerton...he built the boat in Oz - the UBute Boat Company!
  8. hughw

    IOR Legend Sighting

    pm me! Briggsy still has the boat...he's another legend:)
  9. hughw

    IOR Legend Sighting

    mmm...was hard work with Stumbles and was glad when it finished...mind you we had The Kid aka Peter Gilmour on board as the nipper, Beasho, Complicated Bill and some other Oz legends too to lighten things up.
  10. hughw

    IOR Legend Sighting

    Unfortunately not...that was the first mark...Noel thought he'd make it against the tide and I was saying not a chance...we had to bail out and follow them all round, They listened to me a bit more after that:)
  11. hughw

    Brexit, WTF

    Time the fishing industry got up on it's hind legs - the French would be blockading every port by now! The EU have history in asset stripping the fishing industries ( and many others ) - see current RINA Ship & Boat Int. on what happened in Greece, with all the traditional fishing caiques forced to break them up to get a derisory payment. Sound familiar? And then in the same issue the French building a nice big new seine set of rules for the French and Spanish and another for the rest of us. But thats the EU for you. Our pathetic politicians have no idea of what happens in the big wide world, or is it they don't care? Quite apart from the fishermen themselves, it's been the industry behind them supplying boats and equipment that has all but been wiped out. Diversify they said to the farmers and fishing industry. Fuckwits.
  12. hughw

    Brexit, WTF

    Excellent! Wollaston our local useless attention seeking MP and good riddance - would have been deselected anyway.
  13. hughw

    what is it?

    Actually its an Italian build - Diecipiedi class flying singlehander protoype. Ice tray construction means no moulds required and all flat panel. Family resemblance to the Q17 for sure!
  14. hughw

    what is it?

    closest so far:)