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  1. Respectfully - the music is better than many of the other options! A la Bow Caddy Productions... This track is from Deep Blue Orchestra, a QLD based (mainly strings) group. I saw them play live years ago at a festival, and they actually f*cking ROCKED. 5,000 people moshing to violins wasn't something I'd ever expected to see in this lifetime. Their cover of the Stones "Paint it Black" is a belting track.
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  2. Utter bollox. There was loads of space, and there is nothing about not being able to take it after the Z buoy. The penalty is where the incident took place. Sail away do you turns. If not you are a cheater and you accept the penalty.
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  3. Start with this - it's their cover of Misrilou from Pulp Fiction. The festival was back in 2011, and it would be fair to say that there were some mind bending (and not necessarily legal) substances on offer.
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  4. You seem to have confused a pencil drawing with real boats
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  5. Thats not true-the foils can be designed to work at virtually any altitude. The boat like the Quant 23 can be designed to fly at a lower altitude. NZAC One is not envisioned to fly particularly low. Seems you've confused the boat and the foil.... Recent video on the production foils-different that the ones shown in your two videos:
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  6. Which only happened, ironically enough, because Random kept bringing it up.
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  7. Popularity is fickle. And Trump is wildly exposed a dozen ways. Our country will spasmodically reject this nightmare, and will be better for it. The administration is unstable, even without the Mueller factor. IMO.
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  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yogCsNigHiw
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  9. You’re right, but there are other ways Trump could lose his mandate. That’s the danger which could come from Deutchebank, from a Russian oligarchs mistress (better yet, his accountant’s mistress), or testimony from a fly on the wall. With the heat on, the killing blow could come from a totally unexpected direction. Nixon didn’t lose all support until the Sunday nite massacre. We can’t anticipate the moves, but the same trend of erosion of support is occurring. And if we believe in America, then it doesn’t have to be Senators and Reps who lead us out of this debacle. They could just
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  10. You forgot "fractal piece of shit".
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  11. Who is this 'we', do you have a turd in your pocket? Although I don't like to engage or answer Hillary Jack, this stands out. My parents are five years older than Trump. Same basic generation, same basic cultural upbringing. They do NOT, however, run around saying stupid, ignorant and racist shit like Trump does. They don't say racist things, they don't say ignorant things. They are educated, however, and unlike Trump their education actually left some residue in their brains when they were in school. He's a shitty and ignorant person, that's why shitty and stupid thin
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  12. It was never a right. The constitution just took awhile to align with reality. Fuck that bullshit - YOU'RE the one being ageist. "oh, he's just old, you know how old people get..." Nice lowered expectations! Condescend, much? I can name a dozen friends & family who're older than Trump, have never told me the same story twice, and have never used "non-PC" language in my hearing. (I can also name some acquaintances, younger and older than Trump, who repeat the same stories all the time, use racist language sometimes, say sexist things...
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  14. Foiling Week, Miami, February 15-18. Any UFO's going? Should I bring mine?
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  15. Need to have a handheld radio with DSC, and separate MMSI number mandatory this year in addition to the main radio and no synthetic lifelines. The radio was recommended but not mandatory last year. They are looking to go to LED flares also but still will require parachute flares. as LED aren't good in daylight. Other than that nothing too exciting at the show. The sailing area is getting smaller and smaller. every year. Kind if sad but it is what it is.
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  16. In other news, I have received mysterious photo from the UK which purports to show a UFO flying around dorset. Fake news? You decide! DRC
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  17. As a former deputy US Marshal, all I can say is don't pull a weapon out unless you intend to use it. Once you show a weapon, you have instantly upped the ante to life-or-death for everyone present. If you try to wave it around as a threat, you are in serious trouble - or worse.
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  18. No its not-not at all like KZ1 or any of the Quant boats-completely unique. The only things it has in common with the Quant boats are: 1) uses surface piercing foils that don't develop lateral resistance, 2) unique system allows complete retraction of the main foils for stowage and light air sailing. 3) inspired by Hugh Welbourns work with foils. As to KZ 1- the flare in the hull in the NZAC ONE sketch would not be anywhere near as proportionately long(fore and aft) as the Kzed flare-in the latest version it would be much shorter-more like the strut on CQS but one forward a
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  19. You're dead wrong: its extremely relevant since it is so much simpler that the "swing foil" renders put forward by TNZ.
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  20. NZAC --simpler, less costly, easier to sail, safer, nearly as fast: --two main foils-retractable-boat can sail w/o foils immersed for light air. --single rudder t-foil-possibly rotatable to remove t-foil for light air -- minimum ballast keel--for lateral resistance. Could be canting with adjustable keel pin axis.
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  21. S, the more I've looked at the TNZ renders, the more convinced I am of the incredible complexity of the foil system. That seems like it will have to result in a one design foil system which is too damn bad. A simpler , less costly system and open design would potentially result in some trickle down tech which I don't believe will happen with the current version. The current version is just way too complex and if you remember the design development saga of AC 35 that started out with the AC 62 and went to the 50 there is hope that at some point the new version could be simplified to be les
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  22. you're talking out of your butt i see... Ted turner never built a boat...he won in Courageous. So no it was only in the 80's that new boats were being built. I was there on the water watching him and hood battle it out...although not much of a battle really. Turner was that good. I have met Ted hood and my Dad won the 1973 one ton cup with him in Sardinia. One of the only races they beat Turner was in the marblehead halifax race. So back to my comment and why I said what I said. If the boat is the deal..then you should just race remote control boats with lots of algorithms
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