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At first we thought this would be a good what is it contest, but who wouldn't guess - correctly - that this is what remains of Oracle's AC 17 wing? So of course it becomes a perfect caption contest. Have fun! Props to Anarchist Mariner.

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Canoe body and Hulls - $8 Million.

Wing sail - $2 Million

20 Litres of super glue - priceless!

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Jimmy: yeah... no, mate- just take it to the panel beaters- nothing a bit of bob can't fix.

 

Or-

 

(Ala the jimmy/Larry faux phone call)

 

Jimmy- yeah... clearly the work of slingsby.

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I love trying to build a Lego set without directions

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the Kings Horses and

All the Kings Men

Couldn't put Dumpty

Together

Again

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JS: "blood designers...that'll teach 'em to give me a wing without lead element twist; let's see 'em try and put that one past me a second time...amateurs"

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The leg bones connected to the thigh bone.

The thigh bone is connected to the hip bone.

The hip bone is connected to the back bone.

The breast Bone is connected to the……

 

We can get this skeleton together by Halloween.

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If we can just get rid of the plastic purses laying around here, we can stab'em with the spear!

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"On a warm summer's evenin' on a train bound for nowhere"

 

 

Every body now!

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LE : ok so I know people like doing jigsaw puzzels, but you went and got us one with how many pieces ?

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What do you mean you threw away the assembly instructions?

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Never like that wing anyway.

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"Uhh, hi Dad, I'll be home soon. But just wanted to let you know we had a little accident with the boat"

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^^ I think it will stay in the AC history.
I can't believe nobody got that first.

 

Another variant: "Expensive superficial damage"

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Russell: "Yeah, ...and then the entire crew fell thru the wing!"

Larry: "Might have been less damage if they weren't wearing helmets..."

Grant: "Great idea boss! Their heads will be on your desk first thing in the morning!"

Larry: "I said helmets...Grant."

Grant: "Ohhhh, helmets...got it boss, you want their helmets on your desk?"

Larry: "Not on my desk, on their heads!"

Grant: "Right, I'll have helmets on their heads, right away!"

Larry: "Now both of you get up off my lawn, and find me something young...and blonde!"

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I swear, there was a monster on the wing!

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"Looks like fools gold to me."

 

BP

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Hows this go together?

Dunno just wing it

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Think this was what Larry would be doing to us if we loose the cup

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Who invited the Myth Busters on the boat?

You know how they love to blow things up.

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48%..... 49%.........50% ! Can I steer again now Larry?

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I'm pretty sure there is only 1 piece missing boss, I'll have it back together shortly.

 

I think we can still win the cup!

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"Well shit Larry, at least we didn't break the main beam during towing tests"

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Ever since AUS35, those damned Australians just haven't been able to keep a bloody AC boat upright!

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"Not a word was spoken - the church bells all were broken

...

And, they were singing, bye bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry

Them good ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing...

This'll be the day that I die

This'll be the day that I die"

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Im telling you Dalton was on the Wing

 

 

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No No No, I said Tab A into Slot B, NOT Tab B into Slot C.

Bloody Amateurs...

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Honey, I found a MILLION dollars on the beach today!! We're rich! We're rich!

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Red Bull gives you wings.... Boss, that's time to ask for a new one, uh ?

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Where is the Gerbil tape, when you need it !

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Shit Grant! I just re-read the contract. Its still under f@#$%n warranty!

.....put it back in the box and we'll spin them some story about it breaking and trashing the boat.

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Oh. They've encased him in Carbonite. He should be quite well protected. If he survived the freezing diving process, that is....

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This IKEA gear is the hardest shit in the world to put together!

Wheres that damned Hex key???

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The South Tower Checkered Demon strikes again!

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Boatbuilders and sparmakers in conversation : "Shit, in the old days we could just pass the mainsail to the sailmakers and have them work all night repairing it whilst we went to the bar. Now, it's our bloody job to get it fixed. "

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will we still be make fun, if it happens at the start of the cup and the other team wins by just being in on the track? in one peice?

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For sale for highest bidder: First generation AC72 wing, hardly used, never used in a regatta. Wing can be shipped worldwide, fits in 1 20' container, shipping cost for buyer

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