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In Topic: boat launchings gone bad

Today, 04:45 AM

Wasn't that second one actually a rollover test?

+1, looked intentional.

In Topic: Team NZ

23 February 2017 - 09:33 AM



On the face of it, a good fundraising partnership deal? I've not read further than a quick look over the article provided though.

Is there a particular issue with this?


Just putting the Yanks on notice there are other super powers in the world.




Well the good thing is that with solid funding it crosses at least one excuse off the list . 



What's the excuse for not defending with an American crew? Lack of sailing talent or no faith?

In Topic: Whitsunday's mooring

22 February 2017 - 10:54 AM

The family gin palace is heading to the Whitsunday's for Easter, with the whole tribe onboard including 2 kids. The cat is not great at punching into waves, and the various wives on board find it quite unpleasant.
To make the whole deal easier, we are looking at finding a mooring to base ourselves on for the 5 days we will be up there. We will also head to a marina to top up with water halfway through. Do any of you have suggestions for a relatively central, all weather mooring that would suit a cat, and has plenty of places to visit even if breeze is on?


Check the fine print on your insurance, Club Marine may not cover you if anchored at Airlie or Shute. 

In Topic: Worth saving Lexcens last 12 meters

22 February 2017 - 08:00 AM

I would love to see these two twelves rescued but you're looking at close to $1MM each to get them both sailing again.  A more modest goal of getting them back to Australia would be worth putting together in a GoFundMe program.


Cheaper to build new in WA using the original plans and charter out as defender/challenger mock races.

Get the TAFEs and apprenticeship programs involved.

On a serious note how many would really be interested (in terms of hands in their own pockets) in saving two losing boats, especially in the current economy? 

In Topic: Team NZ

15 February 2017 - 03:20 AM

Fuck me, so this is Wussell vision?