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Carbon

Member Since 13 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Sep 11 2014 06:57 PM
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In Topic: 2014 505 Worlds in Kiel - Predictions & Prognostications

21 August 2014 - 04:05 PM

Hey Clean

 

We may need your help here.

I sent the Ed some good stuff on this regatta last Friday and follow up on Monday

on his personal E-mail. He even acknowledged receipt w/ a thumbs up ? (maybe he is working on it)

I know he leans toward lead mines but common ,the coverage, pics and free video on the SAP 5o5 Worlds site is damn good.

Is scuttle butt going out scoop you on this one!

 

UH

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In Topic: American ready to lose the America's Cup

20 August 2014 - 01:52 PM

Little interest in this format of the AC, zero interest in the new location (wherever it is - it's not SF which was an awesome venue last time) and I have less than zero interest in seeing GGYC/Oracle defend.  Sad to say but it's already time for it to go into someone else's hands.


In Topic: 505 setup

14 August 2014 - 09:01 PM

Just be cautious about copying any of the boats you see too precisely.  Each builder reinforces the boat in different ways.  Waterats, for example, have heavy duty centerboard caps with wood cores to embed lots of cleats and control lines.  Others went with lighter solutions.  The same can be said of thwarts and bulkheads.  Just make sure your boat can take the loads where you are putting the blocks...


In Topic: 505 setup

14 August 2014 - 02:40 PM

I don't think anyone from the fleet at American Yacht Club in Rye, NY went to the Worlds in Germany so you have plenty of boats from which to choose there.  I think the hardest part will just be getting access to the club.  There is lots of information at usa505.org and 505tanktalk.com if you need it and I will supply pictures if you need detailed pics of systems.

 

Tom


In Topic: You're not really rich until you have a support ship for your supe

25 July 2014 - 01:24 AM

My yacht has a 300 foot tender.  I don't see what the big deal is.

 

Okay, my yacht is really the drill ship I work on...and I have a few 300' tenders...supply ships, anyway.  And they're not mine.  But my "yacht" is on its way to Curacao right now from South Africa.  I'm meeting it there in a few weeks...flying to Curacao and taking a helicopter off the deck.  So, it's kind of like having a yacht.