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what is it and where is it from?

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This little boat showed up on the beach in SW Britain after what appears to be a very long time at sea. For a little variation on the usual "what/where is it," how about "What is it and where is it from?" Be precise or no cookies for you.

 

 

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I'm more curious why the US Navy is practicing hitting sailboat sized targets...

 

Maybe it's a size thing to determine rank:

  • Megayacht -> Seaman
  • Beneteau 40 -> Chief Petty Officer
  • J/24 -> Ensign
  • Laser -> Captain
  • Opti -> Admirial

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Considering this vessel was shot at by the US Navy it's in pretty good shape, istn't it? One wonders about effectiveness of the weapons used.... :ph34r:

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Part of the wreckage from the Valdez after Deacon and some other Smokers were sunk by the Mariner. Captain Joe's body may be inside, so be careful.

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Actually we do not hit the targets...that wastes tax payers dollars..they actually dial an offset in so that the scope is on target, but the gun is off target by a bt...grin..

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That thing has Florida written all over it. I'm going with it being a backyard sail drone project from FL.

Like I said..... Doug Lord's latest project....

For those of you who think I'm joking... here's a photo that Dougy proudly put up as a great new invention 88657d1392584841-high-performance-mpx-fo

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A micro-Transat that failed as an unmanned sailboat, lost its rig, but succeeded as a drifter?

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The boat is not the target, per se, FWIW. It carries (carried) special reactive hardware...you can extrapolate from there. The USN should be more careful, but then, it is a subset of our DoD...and just as flush...isn't there a trillion $coot plane that cannot fly somewhere? Maybe it is in Cornwall?

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BTW, most of the time these ID thingies are banal to me, but the prize is what, a T-shirt? Really?

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BTW, most of the time these ID thingies are banal to me, but the prize is what, a T-shirt? Really?

 

You've got nearly 1,500 posts on Sailing Anarchy, and banality is a concern for you? Really?

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FatimA, slut that we are, I love it...I am as banal they they come, big boy....no way I have 1500 banalities anywhere, you get my drift. But, would take a T-shirt...

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This I my first post , so here goes ... Trans Atlantic free range mussel farm

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What a waste of five minutes that was.

 

What a waste of five minutes that was.

+1.

 

Rare for me to be here and will be rarer still. I guess with the temp in the double digits here (20s) I get a bit giddy!

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That thing has Florida written all over it. I'm going with it being a backyard sail drone project from FL.

Like I said..... Doug Lord's latest project....
For those of you who think I'm joking... here's a photo that Dougy proudly put up as a great new invention 88657d1392584841-high-performance-mpx-fo

Doug's been huffing vlad the inhaler's second hand smoke--- weed dream.

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That thing has Florida written all over it. I'm going with it being a backyard sail drone project from FL.

Like I said..... Doug Lord's latest project....
For those of you who think I'm joking... here's a photo that Dougy proudly put up as a great new invention 88657d1392584841-high-performance-mpx-fo

Doug's been huffing vlad the inhaler's second hand smoke--- weed dream.

Yeah and he's hiring a lawn gnome builder as his hull mold shaper - seriously!!

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That thing has Florida written all over it. I'm going with it being a backyard sail drone project from FL.

Like I said..... Doug Lord's latest project....
For those of you who think I'm joking... here's a photo that Dougy proudly put up as a great new invention 88657d1392584841-high-performance-mpx-fo
Doug's been huffing vlad the inhaler's second hand smoke--- weed dream.
Yeah and he's hiring a lawn gnome builder as his hull mold shaper - seriously!!

It's destined to be a lawn ornament anyway- this way he cuts out the middle man

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Thanks. This is the rig for it(just the main and wing mast)-it will use a jib and/or Code Zero as well.

--LOA-72"(main hull 60.75") / 1.83m(1.54m)
--Beam -81.6" / 2.07m

Main uses an experimental gaff with an upper,adjustable outhaul.

Square top jib with gaff and upper outhaul....

Only tri I know of with a wand controlled main foil and ama foils similar to AC72 foils-very experimental.

 

1) Note doorway for rig size comparison, 2) Dual wand system:

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Ill be precise.

 

Its a navy towing target and it is from Norfolk VA, (not Florida).

 

Ill take either Oatmeal Raisin or Chocolate Chip.

 

Thanks.

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one could only hope that Dougies abomination becomes a navy towing target. Folks you realize that most of those photos are pushing a year old. This clown has taken 4 years to build a model.

Mate, give it a rest, what have you done ever that is developmental?

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I'm more curious why the US Navy is practicing hitting sailboat sized targets...

 

Maybe it's a size thing to determine rank:

  • Megayacht -> Seaman
  • Beneteau 40 -> Chief Petty Officer
  • J/24 -> Ensign
  • Laser -> Captain
  • Opti -> Admirial

Did you see the size of the boat that blew up the USS Cole?

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