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Fantastic! Pure genius.

 

Best line... "It weighs 600lbs, it's like putting an american back there"

 

Top Gear are anarchists. Anyone see the Arial Atom? Put some sails on that.

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Way too funny.

 

The best part is the very last line....;-)

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wind power has been in use what, 7000 years? power is a mere modern novelty of a few hundred years. once the oil is used up power will be a brief chapter in nautical history.

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wind power has been in use what, 7000 years? power is a mere modern novelty of a few hundred years. once the oil is used up power will be a brief chapter in nautical history.

too true. However all the plastics,carbon fibres, epoxys, aramids, etc that we love on our sailboats are oil derived

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Wood still works
And Cotton? Perhaps we can recycle a small percentage of the materials we use in stuff like computers, shoes, etc. to make sails. Or maybe it will need to be more than a small percentage, given that all those people on pwcs and stink pots will be getting sailboats. Perhaps we can use wooden oars to row our wooden rowboats and paddles to paddle our dugout canoes. I can't wait! (really!)

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Typical Triumph, push start.

 

I was suprised the Prince of Darkness allowed it to start when it came out of the water.

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So, with this as inspiration, perhaps this is the time and place to initiate the Home Depot Boating Challenge discussed last year (?).

 

A fixed budget and it all has to come out of a Home Depot.

 

Then we work out a course. Just water for this one.

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Bloody funny. I would love to be sitting with them when they come up with ideas like this. I loved the fact that james tried his hardest to drive with the mast up!!

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"Can I just say chaps, sailing, really boring"

Classic line if there ever was. My old man had a Herald when he joined the Submarine Fleet in Rosythe. Lovely car that was, glad to see that even Lucas the Prince Of Darkness couldn't shut this one down.

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Top Gear are anarchists. Anyone see the Arial Atom? Put some sails on that.

One of them parks outside my office, sometimes when it's raining.

It'd take a whole lotta work to get one of them to float. Though I can see scope as a land yacht. belatedly, maybe that is what you meant?

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I'd heard, but only through another Top Gear addict. Any word on how he's doing now?

 

 

Apparently tip top with no ill effects and due back on the set in the new year.

 

Dame Ellen McArthur was the record holder for the Star in Reasonbly Priced Car, Clarkson is a real fan of hers.

 

And here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeLt8V47-hI

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Apparently tip top with no ill effects and due back on the set in the new year.

 

Dame Ellen McArthur was the record holder for the Star in Reasonbly Priced Car, Clarkson is a real fan of hers.

 

And here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeLt8V47-hI

 

Thanks Cat, glad to hear he'll be OK. My personal Top Gear fave was the car winter olympics, specifically the Mini down the Lillihammer skijump.

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My personal Top Gear fave was the car winter olympics, specifically the Mini down the Lillihammer skijump.

 

Seconded .. or perhaps it was the convertible renault espace .. or ...

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So, with this as inspiration, perhaps this is the time and place to initiate the Home Depot Boating Challenge discussed last year (?).

 

A fixed budget and it all has to come out of a Home Depot.

 

Then we work out a course. Just water for this one.

 

 

im IN! can we use friends to help? i got one who is a naval architect :P

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Great TV! "Mythbusters" in the states fills some of the Top Gear void.

 

Coast Guard over here would have had a FIT if they drove that floating barn into a lake. Here's your summons and cleanup bill. Leaking oil, antifreeze, and diesel; I expected to see an oil slick as soon as it hit the water.

 

Also surprised not to see the fools getting pulled out of the water right away by safety personnel; maybe they were wearing wetsuits under their clothes? Snag your pants on something climbing out of one of those, and you've got a big problem. Have to say, if that HAD happened, and the guys pops up at the last possible minute,THAT would have been even funnier :-)

 

The Toybota seemed very workable if only cooler heads had prevailed on horsepower. Not sure what the point of locking out the suspension was, other than to keep the wheels up. I suspect drag would have been about the same wheels up or down. No real change in surface area. Anyway, very simple execution, at least in fresh water. Would get expensive fast if you tried to do it in salt (more than once or for more than one day)...

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Surprised the pickup could hold that speed, and that he didn't tilt over earlier with all the fooling around they did before they got underway. Probably because he had a pro involved in fitting and above all, trim!

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YOu guys really sit through 28 minutes of download?

 

Anything the TG boys do is worthy of download. You do have broadband, right?

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