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  1. 8 points
  2. About helm balance and "Lead" (CLR / CE) % difference: - for traditional boats designed in the 1970's the number suggested in Skene's work pretty good (~15% for sloops) - for newer boats, with very slender keels/rudders, the % lead required is smaller. I just calculated it for a Farr 280 from the "promotional" sailplan (which probably has some subtle adjustments to keep people from copying too much) and found it was 8%. I think with some America's cup IACC monohulls it was even less. Newer boats with deep & high aspect rudders are carrying much more side load on the rudders and t
    3 points
  3. Pretty interesting interview with David Witt - Lot of work & new gear on the 100’ & a pretty comprehensive program for the next 18months!
    3 points
  4. I'm probably old fashion, but, I dont dig tattoos on women. I've seen some incredible beautiful women covered in ink and wonder why.
    3 points
  5. Trump thinks Morrison is the Prime Minister of Austria. He likes Austria. Hitler came from Austria.
    2 points
  6. 2 points
  7. We (bronte yacht club) run a sunday afternoon series called Sunday Stroll, its shorter and mid distance point to point or 5-7 miles out to a dropped pin and back. Single and double handed only, use your phrf rating, autopilot allowed. The whole point is USE THE BOAT. An upside is many of the boats that regatta fully crewed are using it with wife/girl boy friend to get more comfortable running the boat short, without the gongshow mark roundings There is a bigger single/double series that runs on Lake Ontario, but its longer races and take more of a time investment. The distances and
    2 points
  8. The FACTS are these: The designer put the original keel in the wrong place and it had to be retrofit. No Bullshit.
    2 points
  9. 2 points
  10. One design? The FT10's are just PHRF boats at this point.
    2 points
  11. In this sentence the owner justified adding extra ballast rather than moving the keel ballast, in his position I would have taken the same course of action as him but I am sure that he would have preferred to get it right from the first time! There are reasons why it is recommended to keep weight ou of the ends of a boat. The only boat I built floated in its lines (or to be precise slightly above its lines but in trim), considering how much effort went into making sure that minimal weight went into the build, it would have really pissed us off to add ballast to trim the boat. The naval a
    2 points
  12. The boat will be presented for the first time in Europe at the Paris Boat Show in December 2018. A real opportunity for French sailors to see the boat and program a demo. www.ufofoiler.fr
    2 points
  13. A really good interview was published Quest France with Cyril Dardashti, Director of the Gitana Team. The article talks about the breakage in the Route du Rhum, and what they see in the future. https://www.ouest-france.fr/route-du-rhum/route-du-rhum-etait-plus-de-40-noeuds-quand-le-flotteur-s-est-brise-6097475 MACHINE TRANSLATION Route du Rhum. "We were at more than 40 knots when the float broke" 24 hours after the start of the Route du Rhum, while he was leading Sébastien Josse saw the right float of his Maxi trimaran Edmond de Rothschild explode into pieces. Three
    2 points
  14. and the kids are alright !! https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-30/australian-students-climate-change-protest-scott-morrison/10571168
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. Aren't they allowed...? Line..Comanche / WO / BJ (Scally is a big unknown) 60-70... Alive (more time in the boat than all others) Handicap... Little Ich .... Multihull... Me (66) or 99 if it blows....
    2 points
  17. Yes. In controlled tests, or when folks are prepared for the possibility of a crash stop. Ain't gonna happen on a routine watch. IF they were going to slow down, at the most they'd ring a stop, not a crash reverse and more likely it would be a speed (rpm) reduction, hopefully a significant one. In these cases, 5 minutes wouldn't be enough to make an appreciable difference to the outcome. As also noted, a crash stop would be likely to induce a little 'unplanned maintenance' and no one does such a maneuver without a real serious cost/benefit analysis OR without having exhausted ALL other
    2 points
  18. I am not sure she will run anywhere, more like crawl slowly.
    2 points
  19. I assume you can’t answer the question, so why make the claim in the first place? BTW, what is Overlay doing answering a claim by AIR? Are you confirming it’s a sock?
    1 point
  20. Especially on SF Bay, this only makes sense when races are run in such a way that fully crewed and short handed yachts are not rounding the same marks at the same time. Generally, this requires running different courses, which requires more marks, more chase boats and more staff on the water. And, crew sizes over 2 need to be determined base on the design or some design criteria, not by LOA. Finally, as the SSS learned long ago, each category (single handed, double handed and the more-than-2-but-less-than-N) must be a different class with a different pickle dish at the end of the sea
    1 point
  21. I SEE IT IN THERE!
    1 point
  22. Beer:" I've met a lot of designers. I have become good friends with many of them. Even Brit Chance was "chummy" with me or at least as chummy as I think he ever got. George Cuthbertson once walked into my office unannounced. We had a great chat. Al Mason stopped by one day with his daughter. He was a lot of fun to chat with. I became friends with Ted Hood. There were a lot of gaps in the conversation when you chatted with Ted. He was a man of few words. Ted's Little Harbor dealership became the Lafitte dealer. Of course Bill Garden and I were friends starting in 1963 up until the end. B
    1 point
  23. What is Mrs. Ryan like, and what are her ambitions?
    1 point
  24. An old lesson for us rag sailors (though it's for all vessels really)---at 4, 8, and 12 of the clock (and more so at night), NEVER assume that sizable ship sees you, they are doing watch change, with chatter, checklists, coffee, stray lights inside the wheelhouse, and no one looking out ahead or abeam (or even if someone does notice it, they think the conning officer already knows it so they keep mum--especially true when you have a whole scrum of people on the bridge (meaning a military vessel, not a merchie). Here, the new watch assumed SOLA TS was still at the dock. And tanker's deck
    1 point
  25. And was it Donny Dotard, who said that? Nope. It was said roughly 45 years ago. By the President who will be long remembered as the 2nd most corrupt President to ever hold the office. Up until 2 years ago, he enjoyed the #1 spot.
    1 point
  26. .....it just got real!! landing in Texas December 21st. 6 boats fully rigged with dollies and trailers
    1 point
  27. People smarter than me were stating it's not going to end well for Trump the day he took office. Nothing has changed. The End Is Near. or The Sheriff Is Near. Pardon me while I whip this out.
    1 point
  28. It will be interesting to see what happens with a Congress that provides oversight instead of interference.
    1 point
  29. That's some bucket list world tour they have planned. Good on them for having a crack at the highest levels of ocean racing.
    1 point
  30. Too early / not enough coffee to run the math backward, but fuel enrichment plays into this as well. I assume your numbers are for pure U-235. Running those plants is an object lesson in speed vs drag vs power. You can get the ship to a decent speed (good enough for most flight ops) at less than half power. Takes the rest of the juice to get her to max hull speed. Drag goes up as the square of speed, and power required is the cube of speed. Of course, it also takes a while to get 100,000 tons moving that fast through the water...had to teach an OOD that if you start accelerating when
    1 point
  31. I did a double take for a second as well, but then I remembered what happens when you put them in really cold water.
    1 point
  32. Actually, there has been plenty of critical comments of Bobs work. Bob doesn't take it personally. Often as he has expressed a thousand times, the guy writing the checks gets to make most of the decisions and Bob doesn't always agree but tries to make it work. I personally dont like the double enders (except for Francis), but thats me. Every boat isnt going to please everyone. Who cares? But I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Icon. Sign me up for one of those.
    1 point
  33. So funny. Hacks in this thread bad mouth Bill Lapworth and Olin Stephens. Not a peep. But point out the dogshit produced by the hero of the stupid, and it's Show Us How You Do It. Boy, ya got something on the tip of your nose.
    1 point
  34. ^^ fkg reich-wingers...smh I can grudgingly 'accept' their social views, but not their environmental ones, the stakes are too high, the moral abominations too glaring.
    1 point
  35. The ICE guys have been slapped on the wrist several times for intimidating lawful citizens, and yet they still act like Rambo. They really need to be reigned in. Nobody likes to be frightened by scary guys dressed in black battle armor.
    1 point
  36. I think that we should send them back to the retreat they used to take before going into session, with both parties in attendance. Make them stay there until they realize that the people in the other party are not their enemy. No lobbyists, email, or cell phones. Or send them to war. Real war, against a real enemy, so that they can learn who the enemy is.
    1 point
  37. Someone posted this quote from the NOR section 9.3 ("Risk") a couple weeks ago, and I've been thinking about it's implications lately... "The entrant also accepts and agrees that the organisers are non-expert in the running of such events and he/she does not rely on any aspect of the advice opinions or rules of the Golden Globe in making the decision to attempt this Race." What I mean by implications is... It seems Don doesn't claim to be an expert and would argue that we shouldn't be expecting the management of this event to be on par with major events like VOR, Vendee Globe, Route
    1 point
  38. The cars will be parked pointing athwartship and only halfway across the cargo deck so they can be driven to the high side for stability much like racing crews on sailboats by hiking!
    1 point
  39. Oh God, here we go again. We did all this analysis 12 years ago at KiteShip. It just isn't economically or practically feasible. Technologically perhaps OK, but the master will hate it, as it means more people to look out of the windows, and the owners will hate it as crew numbers climb badly, and it only works when you're on a reach, and you have to keep shifting ballast to windward, and tacking is a nightmare, if possible at all, and there are so many more reasons.... Nice idea. But doomed not to happen. Sad but true.
    1 point
  40. Pill66 reports Maserati not going.
    1 point
  41. It was a Leneman L-7 section spliced to give overall longer length. Dunno how the height compared to sprint was. Did not affect the boat balance, but that could be because I also got rid of square top and used parabolic top on the mainsail. Truthfully, it hardly made any difference in the boat performance on any point of sail. I was trying to overcome the "fat main hull 5-10 kt breeze can't get out of it's own way" that the F242 exhibits....didn't do squat for that. I hafta admit the other reason it was not working out as I had hoped was the fact that I put too little camber in the mainsa
    1 point
  42. What a cock sucker.................... Well his face is getting closer to that arab cock in that scene. Imagine the Arab getting that picture framed for bragging rights! "I made the POTUS bow down before me"
    1 point
  43. Finish of the Herreshoff S Class 75th Anniversary Regatta, August 27, 1994, off Bristol, RI. This is in our dining room in Midland, TX. I was on the winning boat that year, my mom, the artist, was on a spectator boat. and took the crappy,faded, old photo it's based on.
    1 point
  44. Everyone has plusses and minuses, good points and bad points, strengths and weaknesses. I haven't seen your good side yet, Jammer. What have you contributed?
    1 point
  45. Here is a close-up of this damned wedge on the port, forward side. It curves with the hull, so all 3D and craziness. I had to plane it down a bit to fit flush with the main section. I'll epoxy the underside and edges tonight and put it back tomorrow, and install the last piece of trim where the wedge lives.
    1 point

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