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  2. These kinds of stories never get old. So, save me having to look through shit, he comes from a maritime/endurance/mechanical/technical background? Nothing like starting small, if I ever get crazy thoughts like this, I go for a swim or a row, maybe a paddle, just to remind myself how truly sticky water really is. The Canadian Coastguard could have a whip round now and buy the guy an hour with a Pedalo, it will save many scarce global resources from the eventual rescue.
  3. Can't wait to see how the Cirrus goes in open warfare, looks like it's channeling seaplane floats, hope it can be sent downwind.
  4. Quite liked the king plank detail on the coachroof of the skerrycruiser, with the curved edge, very classy.
  5. Permission to panic please Captain Mannering Sir?
  6. I have to ask, why do you need to motor at 15 knots? This is a sailors forum, most people here have already made peace with the fact that sailing boats go at a speed limited by weather and sea conditions, boat type, skill and patience. In the same way as walkers and cyclists get a different perspective than 4x4 enthusiasts and trail bikes. We often see turning on the engine as a sign of failure, and a 100% passage under sail as a proof of seamanship. Sounds like you are more of a motor boat man, come back here in 10 years when you've acquired some patience, and are sick of the noise an
  7. With Bitcoin, you can afford it. If you don't buy this boat, you are a liberal pussy. Seriously, start small, small mistakes are better than big ones. This boat will cost someone a marriage and a house.
  8. It's to remove the anodising from your mast? Most masts are too stiff low down, so this should gradually fix this. Also, helps keep the jib clew down in light winds, kind of like a gravity vang. If you like your clew board on a boat with tracks, you might also be interested in our new spinnaker pole designed exclusively for sprit boats, we have a new keel bucket in development for those windy downwind legs, and of course the ever popular self adhesive tell tales, with glue at both ends, so you never have a droopy tell tale spoiling your view.
  9. KPH? Seriously? How many KPH is your career top speed? Do you remember that time you got caught out in that 85 KPH squall? No? I understand that Larry's little circuit does not want to look like a short bus AC, but, seriously? Why not measure it in meters per second? No, too easy to convert to knots. Bananas per minute? How about furlongs per fortnight? Would F1 would be more fun if they measured speed in feet per second? How about Mach number? Other than that, good work, a few teething problems, but they'll get there. Aussie Aussie Aussie.
  10. Sorry you're exposed to such a stupid regime in Canada, I expect many other countries will catch you up when the bar bill for covid comes due. Perish the thought that these governments and civil services could rationalise and cut costs to become competitive, that kind of shit is for them outside. Sounds like your MP's need a pay rise, or at least a generous bump on their expenses, for such bold and decisive action. How do I get one of these free money government jobs? All my public service job friends have done very well out of the pandemic, most of them didn't even have to go to work. Th
  11. Like a Pogo, it didn't work under any handicap rule, so the racers dropped them like a brick. Unlike a Pogo, it is too heavy to really make use of the hull. Looks like it would be a hoot in a gale, and a nice enough weekender for a couple. For mixed cruising and occasional racing, I think I would prefer a 31.7, smaller loads, nicer feel, more nimble, Finot.
  12. No point in watching it, the only thing they can be bothered filming is the last day 30 minute sail parade drift around the flat water harbour course, which they inexplicably allocate double points to. No, really, it is a sport? Looks more like a pastime, the way they exhibit it.
  13. Don't think the Golden Globe proved anything, except you need pretty big balls and a high tolerance to failure if you choose to go into the Southern Ocean in a 36' boat, with minimal righting moment. Time will tell if it's even a half sensible idea in a Class 40. While there are undoubtedly bad boats out there, if you discount the extremes of any design era, the median should be able to cope with most stuff, with vessels lost mostly coming down to luck, seamanship, maintenance, preparation, and damage history, rather than if the keel is a foot forward/back/deeper/shallower. One man
  14. Get the current bunch of corrupt incompetent oxygen theifs out of World Sailing and sailing will improve.
  15. I think neutral helm is fast, weather helm is fast, lee helm is slow, so I tune my boat so with mast in light wind rake, is helm is neutral, and as I rake back as the wind builds, weather helm increases. I guess that is not that weather helm is faster than neutral, just that balance moves about across the range, and lee helm is to be avoided at all costs.
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