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Groucho Marx

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  1. Groucho ready for mast lift but unfortunately I have to wait for an ugly bilge keeler that has got stuck under my pohutukawa gantry; tides will increase end of next week.
  2. Think you missed my point; I was talking about draggy, turbulent slugs and gaps, not about internal and aerodynamically clean bolt ropes. As illustrated.
  3. Slugs are simpler but .... true high performance boats require better aerodynamics, meaning no draggy gaps between rotating mast and sail luff. Just saying.
  4. Horrid, definitely - but hard left? Did you really say hard left? La la land, much?
  5. The AC75s are in actuality, leeward proas? Think about it. And don't play the ballast game; even conventional dagger/centreboards carry weight. To sink them.
  6. Am I missing your subtle innuendo; thought I made it overly obvious I was referring to NZ. Where the first glass 12 metre (Kiwi Magic) was built - when the 12s were all alloy - and the glass Kiwi was considered a grossly unfair cheat. Remember Conner's whinging?
  7. Always this quasi-religious reference to the boring !2 metres; the 12s, in reality of the time period, were complete and utter pigs/dogs/turkeys - and they were NOT the apotheosis of yacht design of the period. In that semi-outlaw/outrageous country of radical yacht design and development, you know the one I'm referring to, where the oinker 12s were blindly considered the peak of race yacht development, there had already been, for a number of years, truly advanced, lightweight and outrageously fast sailing designs from Farr, Whiting, Davidson and Young. And dare I mention the other outlaws o
  8. Vestas, a one way track proa with very special high speed foils, is 65 knot fast, that is definitely fast - but the AC75s, which sail both port and starboard tacks and gybes, have hit what, according to gossip, mid to late 50s? Getting close, cobra?
  9. Editor: churlish, ignorant, beyond backward in terms of yachting development? Very much so.
  10. Agreed, "day at office" is a beyond stupid expression - but think it was started by the Aussies? Jimmy uses it.
  11. Salty, you are obviously a far right, defecation for brains, bore.
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