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#1 nroose

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 05:41 PM

http://www.telegraph...c-crossing.html

#2 One eye Jack

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

So what is the difference between this and a piece of drift wood?

#3 DA-WOODY

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:18 PM

So what is the difference between this and a piece of drift wood?


the Zero's behind the cost to acuire and maintain

#4 JaredC

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:37 PM

So what is the difference between this and a piece of drift wood?


I guess this is "directional drifting"?

#5 Swanno (Ohf Shore)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:16 AM

"and filled with expanding foam used by builders (£7) for added buoyancy."

That stuff is a closed cell foam but does allow some water ingress and gets very heavy if left in water for too long.

#6 Remodel

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:15 PM

Off the shelf model boat sails (£40), strengthened with sticky vinyl sheets (£5) from eBay. The 3ft high sails are identical to those used on basic model boats. To keep the boat simple and reduce the chances of it developing a fault at sea, the sails cannot be altered by the computer. They are fixed at an angle of around 30 degrees from the centre.


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#7 mad

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:37 PM

Isn't there enough shit floating in the ocean?

#8 couchsurfer

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

.........lord,,,thy sea is so great......



....................and my boat soooo small :mellow:

#9 Kaptainkriz

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:55 AM

http://news.yahoo.co...-200640786.html

#10 Dale dug a hole

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:59 AM

Well according to the gps tracker in going along the A330 near Ascot

GPS LINK

#11 jerryj2me

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:39 PM

Sounds like he got the electronics done well. The hull, sails and rigging sounds like his weakest links. (duh!)

#12 Cat in the Hat

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:13 PM

Last look at the GPS link showed it was aground? Not an auspicious beginning.

#13 CrushDigital

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:53 PM

Sounds like he got the electronics done well. The hull, sails and rigging sounds like his weakest links. (duh!)


That sounds a bit like marveling at how accurate your depth sounder is while the boat is sinking.

#14 mad

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

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Not the best result

#15 Kai

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:57 AM

Well that was over quickly. Here's his SPOT link. http://share.findmes...x6UF5n6xGyTMZqL

Took a big left turn and smashed into the Isle of Wight. Looks like he made it about 5 miles or so. Took 6 hours.

#16 ronin

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

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Not the best result


thhhhunk

forget about those pesky little currents, did we?

#17 Presuming Ed

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 10:09 AM

Possibly not the best choice of starting point. Isles of Scilly might have been better. Or the Dingle peninsular.

#18 Sailing_Rugger

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:48 PM

^ Or 5 feet off the coast of Maine.

#19 Presuming Ed

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

:rolleyes:

Or just crossed here.

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