Sand crab

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  1. Sand crab

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Dammit, and I knew the 60' was the Chinese one. There is a little more than zero resemblance on the 2 55s. The HH has a big sliding door where the GB was more open air. Take that door out and there you are. The longeron is similar but that's an M&M thing. For a company with an alleged no competition contract I would say they are doing just that.
  2. Sand crab

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    GB has parted ways with the Chinese yard that built the 66. Now HH has a 55. Look familiar? http://www.tradeonlytoday.com/2015/09/gunboat-international-sues-chinese-boatyard/
  3. Sand crab

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    All the winches were originally mounted on the center console/helm. I think they are still there. The hatches were likely removed by wave action.
  4. Sand crab

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    Alpha is still producing. A guy on CF is next in line. I think he is #4. He says they have orders for 6 more or something like that.
  5. I don't see the comparison. Rimas couldn't sail, and the boat needed work and it was a poor choice for the "adventure" but at least the boat could theoretically sail. The FH on the other hand................
  6. I would think so. The existing vid is edited so we know there are some missing pieces there.
  7. Frayed, that's why we were hoping Jarcher's FOI request turns up something better that that vid. We want to see the carnage.
  8. Yup, the rescue was January 31. https://www.dvidshub.net/video/389708/coast-guard-rescues-5-people-sinking-sail-boat-off-coast-monterey#.VRRO1_nF-ct
  9. They called the boat the Flying Hawaiin. Maybe that's the problem.
  10. Frayed, go to page 115. The CG vids are there but they are disappointing.
  11. The sagging deck issue was noticed just about immediately after launch. It was discussed here (too) much. Ditto on the splayed out hulls.
  12. HR posted his number here and invited anyone to call him. I did and posted the results of that conversation and was immediately accused of being a tool. I put up a pic of my phone that showed I had called HR and everybody quieted down. This was about 2 years ago. I didn't save his number but if you want to call him then you need to go waaaaay back in this thread to get it. BTW He told me then that he used 1000 gallons of epoxy so that's where we got that.
  13. I'll bet a dollar there was no insurance.
  14. Sand crab

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    "a little protection from the elements"
  15. Sand crab

    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    I wouldn't call the Tiki 38 the definitive cat or that vid the "greatest transocean cat video ever". Lots of other cats have done passages and many have circumnavigated and most are very different designs than this one. And there are many vids out there of many different cats in heavy weather. If you want an open bridgedeck cat then buy one. I would prefer just a little protection from the elements and most mono sailors agree.