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Everything posted by rgscpat

  1. Apparently plan is to keep the carbon mast.
  2. What happened to the Harleysaki? Should the thread now be titled, 6500 by 3200 foot floating lumberyard? I kind of like the idea of helping Mr. Lane build a Zeppelin.
  3. I am serious -- and don't call me Shirley.
  4. Assuming that the Flyin' Hawaiian would not pass a survey and that one were to buy and treat the FH as salvage and not as a "luxury yacht", how would the intrinsic value of the parts and salvageable materials balance against the costs of dismantlement, hauling, and landfill fees? What are the salvageable items and materials? Or, could one saw each hull into about four segments, close the ends, and get some usable storage sheds that way, and use the main center section as some kind of workshed or playhouse? The mast might be about the right size for a home flagpole. If you could salvage the bo
  5. 50 and 42 square feet of sail area. So what's the SA/D ratio? 2? And does that put in the performance cruiser category? What level of performance? Banana slug? Garden snail? Tree sloth? Venomous millipede?
  6. Well, if he still has the home in Chico, and it's assessed at nearly $89,000 (Butte Co. APN 015-320-058-000), how much property in Hawaii could he get for selling the house? Maybe there are folks lined up in Hawaii just waiting to leave island life behind them and take residence in Chico. Or, since it's a corner lot with some room in back (.31 acre), how about helicoptering the FH into the back yard or maybe the junior high school would let him bring the boat in through that way? Dig a hole, install and fill a big pool liner, and then go yachting in the comfort of your back yard. What could
  7. I'm a bit confused... why would one need a weather router within the Bay?
  8. If you put in twin 454s rebored to 468 cid to make the Flyin' Hawaian into a power cat (no doubt HR could re-engineer the boat for the added load of engines and long-distance tankage), and added enough guns to make her into a "Peace Ship", what would be the proper PHRF rating for the FH to compete in the Newport-Ensenada (cruising/"power boat" division)?
  9. You think those Lego sets are easy to build? You might be surprised.
  10. Isn't it impossible for a boat to * become * dilapidated or unseaworthy if it is already built that way? Therefore the marina wouldn't have a problem with Fly Hi's condition.
  11. It's a catamaran, remember, so H-R is probably planning on navigating the narrow channel by flying a hull. If the wingsail isn't ready, he could always do that by tying a few hundred weather balloons to one side.
  12. In the article, it said that H-R was planning to bring a chihuahua. While some might debate whether chihuahuas are real dogs or just fashion accessories, might it be possible to get the local Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals or local animal shelter folks involved? Their enforcement people might have more teeth than the local police, US Coast Guard, etc.
  13. Good old Cruisers Form response to trying to visit their No Ugly Catamarans thread you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons: Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system? If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation. Couldn't they at least give a real reason, like, "Yes, it is true. This forum has no (rhymes with Bic)." Bill Murray, Ghostb
  14. http://albuquerque.craigslist.org/boa/3827548624.html What a deal for $300 -- needs a new engine, but it does have ignition keys. Also, maybe what the owner meant is that what it really needs is a "Tidal Surge": TITLE FOR TRAILER ONLY YOU WILL HAVE TO DO A TITLE SURGE FOR BOAT
  15. One other thought: Perhaps H-R could offer to return the favor for using the yacht club guest dock by offering to take everyone in the yacht club for a quick cruise out to the Farallones. And maybe for extra fun some of the passengers might even get to return by helicopter. Or he could put his boat in service with the well-known sailing charity, Heart of Sailing; you could probably get a hundred developmentally disabled youth and adults on the H-R-maran at a time. Imagine what a thrill that would be! Or it could just serve as a dive boat. You don't need great engineering for it in this r
  16. The end-grain being open to becoming waterlogged might not matter; there's not much that could weaken this structure beyond its existing design.
  17. When do the wing sails go on so H-R can show the AC folks how to sail a big cat on the Bay?
  18. For a 2 - 5/16 inch ball, hitch bar, and receiver, 6,000 lb. capacity is very light duty; it's what you'd buy at Wal-Mart, not at a specialty towing place. Heavier units are rated for 10,000, 12,000, or more lbs. and have a solid, not hollow, receiver bar. If the boat and trailer were 15,000 lbs, that would be nearly three times the rated strength of the ball and bar that H-R tried to use... not good. And, yes, I don't see the forklift having the mass, brakes, traction, etc., to stop the runaway train when it hits the ramp slope. Something like a 6500/F650 truck would seem the bare minimu
  19. I still want to see a wingsail on this thing. Then H-R could challenge one of the AC 72s to a race....
  20. Who needs a mirror if you're boat can do 25 knots, unless Hot Rod plans to tow skiers? But a periscope just might be more useful.
  21. So, nobody expects it to fall apart as a result of an a-la-Oracle pitchpole? After all, they're both big cats, aren't they? Maybe the big hush-hush secret that nobody knows yet, is that this is the prototype for the new, less expensive successor to the AC 72 that will generate massive participation in the America's Cup. Just imagine an AC with a hundred of these things on the Bay! With wing sails of course, in the competitive version. Reasons for the Hotrod 65 to replace the AC 72: 1. The America’s Cup is about pushing the design frontiers of sailing. Check; this boat does that.
  22. Can someone put up a picture of the rating certificates? How many pros would it take to sail her to her rating? What special skills would these pros need? Maybe H-R intends to trial the boat against the AC yachts...
  23. If someone emptied out an ice chest near the launch point, would the resulting iceberg be a threat to the catamaran's structural integrity?
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