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RIB4Charter

Member Since 03 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Oct 30 2012 01:12 AM
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In Topic: Steve Jobs' motor yacht

30 October 2012 - 01:12 AM

Do you think the engine room is sealed so you can't work on it?

In Topic: Oracle AC72

17 October 2012 - 03:36 AM

the pressure drop pic that shows the start of the problems

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Both dagger boards  up?  Foils on the rudders driving the bows down.  Am I correct on this?

In Topic: Oracle AC72

17 October 2012 - 01:36 AM

These guys need some bow planes which would lift the bows when the duck as there is so much power in the sail.  Or have some sort of quick foil that the can launch in the front to lift the bows.

In Topic: Oracle AC72

17 October 2012 - 12:11 AM

The good news is the foil didn't break this time.

In Topic: Oracle AC72

17 October 2012 - 12:11 AM

I don't think the thought through the contingency plan of what to do when one of these things flip.  There is not plan to right the thing.  The should have had a heavy lift helicopter on standby to pick the whole dame thing up and fly it in.  It doesn't weigh that much.  Now it does when it gets full of water which means righting it will snap it in half in the center.