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In Topic: Digital Switching systems

21 April 2017 - 11:54 AM

I have Czone on my boat and works well no issues.  As Gissie said don't go to complicated.  Just because each light bulb can be its own circuit does not mean to do it. 


Integrates really well with B&G so is a plus if you happen to have B&G Zeus.

In Topic: Steve and Dave Clarks Unidentified Foiling Object

08 April 2017 - 07:26 PM

Dave can you give us an update on how production is going? 

In Topic: La Vagabond

07 April 2017 - 11:09 PM

Dylan, I liked the interview.  Personally I think it is more interesting listening to people and learning about their lives than seeing all the nice shot of the country side.







" but there really is no story or human interest side "

The only "no story" in KTL is about the film maker not about the subjects. I haven't seen all the clips but from my few there was the story of
- the two gadgies
- the boy rowing
- the guy catching worms
- the shopkeeper in the Shetlands

and on it goes. No doubt there were more. Maybe Wess just doesn't like British stories.The possible addition of tits to KTL has been done to death. Perhaps you could add a few explosions. Americans like explosions . . . . . . car chases too.



I think that it is about pace


I do catch locals on the microphone


you mentioned John Arthur Robinson, a 14 year old Shetlander who rowed me around his four lobster pots in his home made skiff. He spoke with confidence and rowed like a demon


Although it is kind of fun watching a beautiful girl bouncing her boobs in excitement at catching yet another barracuda off the back of a scoop sterned lozenge or drinking in a beach bar in another hot place it is a fairly empty experience.


I thought long and hard about devoting ten minutes of a sixty minute film to a kid with a neat accent and view of the world. Youtube tells me that some people did skip through the interview - but most stuck with it.


I think that the blokes who appreciate the films watch them as the last thing of the night on the big telly with a glass of cheap scotch in their hand.


In case anyone is interested in the John Arthur interview is is 42 minutes into this film



no tits, no bikinis - just a remarkable kid speaking  about his life in an accent you will seldom get to hear on the web


You tube tells me that around 7,000 people have now watched the film most of the way to the end.


around one twentieth of the hits on the tits and emotions of some other sail voyaging films.




In Topic: Chris White carbon 70ft cat w/ freestanding rig

04 April 2017 - 10:06 PM

Yes.  For a repeat experienced customer.  One nice feature is you never get caught if the breeze comes up out in the ocean.  You can just let the sails all the way out and put in a reef at leisure.  


I think they took a 30' or so cat and did a prototype.



Is this the one with the biplane rig?


I talked to Chris about designing a smaller biplane freestanding rigged cat a while back. He wasn't sure it was a good idea then.

In Topic: 2018 Newport to Bermuda invites multihulls

04 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

I have one of these boats and agree  with you.  We have sailed to Bermuda in cruise mode and all is good.  Pick our weather window in the fall go.


Slow the boat when it gets bumpy and in general take it easy.  What bothers me about racing is the whole point is to push the boat and these things are cruising boats not stripped out racing cats.  They are heavy and maybe they can take the pounding but as an owner who sails with an all amateur crew including wife and kids that would not be my idea of fun.



us7070's comments were so politely understated, I don't think anyone will get it.  Please allow me to restate his/her point.


Any multi-hull, racing from a beam reach, to hard on the wind, in 18 knots of breeze in the open ocean with a good fetch, will make the crew feel like Spam, in a can, mounted to a paint shaker.  That is until the boat breaks or worse.  Slowing down helps, but not near enough.  If the Atlantic is pacific, everyone will have an excellent Bermuda Race.  If not,...