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#1 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:03 PM

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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#2 Moosebone13

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:26 PM

It's one of those half assed submarine things from Cuba full of cocaine

#3 erwanK

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:34 PM

A US Navy target boat that drifted from Florida to Cornwall in the UK.

http://www.dailymail...e-CORNWALL.html



#4 GybeSetŪ

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:46 PM

wonder why they use the laser moulds to build them? 



#5 SailPix

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 02:54 PM

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


#6 Philen

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:08 PM

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:



#7 nroose

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:11 PM

Too bad the enemy doesn't conveniently paint their boats red.



#8 Paraletic

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:12 PM

A little harder to hit one of these:

 

http://www.meggittca...trade-usv-t-10/



#9 pyrocrig

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:37 PM

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.



#10 Ex-yachtie

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

The US Navy can't be very good.  They obviously missed it.



#11 joeording

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

Navy SEAL shot through the anchor rode with a sniper rifle.



#12 BalticBandit

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 06:27 PM

Doug Lord's latest creation.  Explains why its taken him four years to build it



#13 r.finn

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:02 PM

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



#14 Scarecrow

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:18 PM

Why would you bother building floating targets for practice when there are hundreds of Jet skis buzzing around many ports?



#15 gregj1

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:20 PM

A US Navy target boat that drifted from Florida to Cornwall in the UK.

http://www.dailymail...e-CORNWALL.html

 

big deal smarty pants - it took you 31 minutes



#16 Bende

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 10:36 PM

they fired syrian chemo weapons at it?



#17 TooTall

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:10 PM

Unassisted Computer sailboat that didn't make it

#18 BalticBandit

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 11:59 PM

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....



#19 bellum

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:03 AM

Obviously, this is the front that fell off Ruby Red Sledge Hog.



#20 duncan (the other one)

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:29 AM

looks like the front fell off something when out in the environment.

If I ever buy a laser, I'm calling it "Low Cost Tow Target"
 
I also like their idea of a Ship depoloyable Surface Target‎

#21 couchsurfer

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 12:42 AM

they fired syrian chemo weapons at it?

.

...why do that?...they've got -plenty- of their own <_<



#22 Bruce T. Shark

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:50 AM

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..



#23 Kraftwerk

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:28 AM

It's the worlds most expensive fourteen-foot dingy.



#24 BalticBandit

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 09:41 AM

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



#25 mustang__1

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:10 PM

give it a rest man. jesus. 



#26 BalticBandit

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

Aw come on... you gotta admit - the two boats look alot alike...

 tn_gallery_30_101_159.jpg



#27 FMcCool

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

Looks like a pontoon or out-rigger for a bigger POS - also designed to carry something inside.



#28 bmu

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:54 PM

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



#29 BobBill

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:15 PM

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?



#30 BobBill

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 05:17 PM

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



#31 Shu

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 06:50 PM

Yeah, they're both red.

 

Aw come on... you gotta admit - the two boats look alot alike...

 tn_gallery_30_101_159.jpg



#32 hobie17li

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 07:47 PM

Haiti YC sponsored Mini 21..this is all they could afford



#33 FatimaRules

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 08:52 PM

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?



#34 BobBill

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:59 AM

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...



#35 Gouvernail

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:48 AM

What a waste of five minutes that was.

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 09:50 AM

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

#37 BobBill

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:15 AM

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!



#38 USA190520

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 05:56 PM


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.

#39 snipelee

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:07 AM

It's clearly a girl's boat - no cockpit...



#40 snipelee

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 12:27 AM

It's clearly a girl's boat - no cockpit...



#41 BalticBandit

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:51 AM

 

 


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!!



#42 USA190520

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:41 PM


 


 



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

#43 Doug Lord

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:27 PM

http://www.boatdesig...l-36058-64.html

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#44 SeanM

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:42 PM

Looking good. Whats the dimensions?



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:07 AM

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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#46 Mambo Kings

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:30 AM

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.



#47 BalticBandit

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:01 PM

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.



#48 SeanM

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:24 AM

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?



#49 BalticBandit

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 01:15 AM

What has Dougie done that is "developmental"?  (I've designed and built large control systems from scratch - I sail for fun so I don't do "development" when I sail)



#50 USA190520

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 06:13 PM

I've developed a rippin' headache.

So there's tgat

#51 zenmasterfred

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 04:48 AM

What's it rate?????  And what small person is going to pilot it???



#52 High Flow

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 10:04 AM

http://www.boatdesig...l-36058-64.html


I have no idea where this is leading to but it looks like a good effort.
what is the aim of this model? What kind of size are you considering for the scale up?

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:49 PM

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?