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Oxygen Mask

Member Since 02 Jan 2004
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In Topic: 65- by 32-foot catamaran 3200sqft of living space

10 August 2013 - 10:23 PM

.... nobody wants to look at Thor Heyerdal... Kon-Tiki... 4300 miles... 1947... Balsa construction... Same shit that made those rubber band airplanes you used to play with... Let him go and send SA's keel-less posterboy to rescue him... Entertaining for sure....

Not a fair analogy at all.

If HR had just lashed a huge pile of HomeDespot building materials together and announced an intent to see if it would float him to the Islands and Points Beyond, we'd all think he was nuts and forget him in 2 days.  The thing would float and probably outlast him. 

Heyerdahl did not make a floating condo out of this stuff and call it a yacht -2409299_386b3b39e65c2043b72b64dadef80833

In Topic: F-22 Update

10 August 2013 - 08:56 PM

is the sprint's rep as a pitchpole machine deserved?


I would say No.

Further I would ask "What 'rep'?  First I've heard of it.

There have been how many? 3 or 4 capsized?  And it IS a racing boat. A powered up and FAST racing boat.  So that's not an outrageous number, like oh say the R33 for example...

There have been lots of them bought for cruising and daysailing too, and they seem to be doing alright.

So I would say No.