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  1. you also can't pull you boat for major mods...
  2. the day after the event AM base had lots of yellow dive bottles sitting out almost like they were waiting for a refill:o)
  3. just before i got there they were still 5km away under slow tow you don't seem to understand they covered the area before they started towing, and only uncovered after they had started lifting the boat if there was cutting done it was between the capsize and the tow
  4. i was at the dock during the lift out there was 20min between removing the patches and seeing the hole, but that was used in getting the mast off, we could hear most of what was said on board and didn't hear any sawing or comments directed to anyone inside the flooded hole with a saw so if was cut it, it was cut out on the water before the jib and patch were applied
  5. the forward of the hole appears to be a bulkhead the cradle would normally be sitting under a bulkhead so i think the hole was cut if the accident was an external pressure it would have been really easy to fother with the jib which supports the idea that something internal blew outwards creating a ruptured edge that couldn't be covered by the jib/patch until that 'edge' had been cut out which presumably was rushed back to base in daylight for the initial investigation to start asap
  6. maybe it ran on a 'battery'
  7. more detail of the crack going forward and the de-laminated carbon a 1/4 of the hull needs replace/repair?
  8. am guessing someone, the divers, hacked the hole that shape
  9. real farmers stopped 4mm #8 years ago too soft, needed lots of retensioning, heavier than needed, more expensive etc nowadays, with the addition of a gnat's cock of vanadium, 2.5mm high tensile wire is lighter, cheaper, needs less retensioning BUT as it's as hard as hell http://www.cyclonewire.co.nz/products/wire-high-tensile it won't do the easy close radius bends that #8 was famous for so it's pants for stitching things together or spanish windlass stuff etc but a surprising # of kiwis have become dab hands with the black magic metal, carbon fib
  10. give man a pic and you've spent minutes to make him happy for seconds but teach him to google + you'll save time and he'll learn to please himself https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=sknot+f22+trimaran&safe=off&biw=1242&bih=580&tbm=vid&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi21Kn1wsDRAhWCnpQKHYSzCqcQ_AUIBygC&dpr=1.1 https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=sknot&safe=off&biw=1242&bih=580&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiet6HrwsDRAhXGFpQKHVHNDCUQ_AUIBigB#safe=off&tbm=isch&q=sknot+f22+trimaran
  11. as you say sailing at walking speeds was bad for soul of someone raised on multihulls vindil has left the harbor sailed north with a new owner
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