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There are two components steering (rudder still OK) and rudder. For the latter only real choices are pole/board steering oar, port/stb bridle to something trailing or replacement rudder on transom. While all will be accepted the first two are going to be marginal on many boats and setup need to be fine tuned to best suit the boat and various conditions/sail setup to be properly satisfied.

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And, you can test steer a boat with a drogue, whilst the rudder is still in the boat - it's a very different scenario once the rudder is not in the boat, and much harder to test. How many people drop their rudder out so they can fuck around with a drogue.

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Yeah good point. Most people think your rudder only says goodbye outside the sight of land and you have oodles of time to sort something out. The other thing most forget is in the case of the rudder dropping down off the top bearing it will flop around and quickly rip a hole in the hull. Unless that area is surrounded by something above the waterline you sink, making that emergency rudder pretty useless.

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12 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

There are two components steering (rudder still OK) and rudder. For the latter only real choices are pole/board steering oar, port/stb bridle to something trailing or replacement rudder on transom. While all will be accepted the first two are going to be marginal on many boats and setup need to be fine tuned to best suit the boat and various conditions/sail setup to be properly satisfied.

Agree re choices for latter, but assuming one is still floating, what works the best (spare rudder on transom) is the most difficult and dangerous to rig and deploy especially in conditions that would have taken out the primary.  The drogue is by far the safest, easiest and fastest to deploy.   

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6 minutes ago, Wess said:

Agree re choices for latter, but assuming one is still floating, what works the best (spare rudder on transom) is the most difficult and dangerous to rig and deploy especially in conditions that would have taken out the primary.  The drogue is by far the safest, easiest and fastest to deploy.   

Sorry, can't agree with any of that for modern race boat transoms and their characteristics under emergency rudder inclusive of the need to have a balanced sailplan up to make it all work. Simple rudder & pintle arrangement and doesn't have to be on centreline. Trying using a drogue to get off a lee shore. 

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34 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Sorry, can't agree with any of that for modern race boat transoms and their characteristics under emergency rudder inclusive of the need to have a balanced sailplan up to make it all work. Simple rudder & pintle arrangement and doesn't have to be on centreline. Trying using a drogue to get off a lee shore. 

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Easy to say; hard to do.  Been there done that - not on Ichi or similar - and the theory and reality diverge.

Mind you, I am less interested in the big boat professional programs and more interested in the weekend warrior Corinthian boats.  Ask your best mate to hang over the back and install a rudder on a boat wallowing about in (not calm) seas and deal with attaching a new rudder on pintles and gudgeons. You are far more likely to lose it overboard than attach it successfully.  A cassette style system with separate blade would be better but even that ain't a walk in the park.

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17 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

 

You got that bit right. BTW how many times have utilised an emergency rudder?

Quite a bit in controlled conditions.  We were working on a system for one of our cruising boats and trialed many different approaches and variations on the theme.  We did (much) more than placid bay conditions - went outside and looked for decent seas and breeze on conditions for our trials.  Worked with drogues, rudder replacement on pintles and gudgeons, and a separate stern mounted cassette system.  Drogue did work (marginally) upwind with much active sail trim and even better with a motor assist.  Each approach had issues and I was glad I never needed to use it in anger or in anger near a lee shore.  The replacement rudder w/gudgeons going on existing pintles (or replacement) was simply impossible to fit at sea in anything other than very settled conditions.  The cassette had its own issues.

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20 minutes ago, Wess said:

The replacement rudder w/gudgeons going on existing pintles (or replacement) was simply impossible to fit at sea in anything other than very settled conditions. The cassette had its own issues.

Maybe transom design and or the size, positive buoyancy of emergency rudder the issue, not the method of attachment that made it difficult? It has to be purpose made maybe with lassoo points. We are also talking crewed race boats here not something for SH cruisers.

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2 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Maybe transom design and the size, positive buoyancy of emergency rudder the issue, not the method of attachment that made it difficult?

Fully crewed it might have been easier but we were looking for a ma and pa solution.  But even fully crewed, everything is moving - keep in mind the boat is wallowing on every axis not making way - and seas are pushing the replacement rudder every which way as you try to line it up and secure it all while hanging off the stern... it was impossible to dangerous. 

Much easier if you can have a fixed cassette (we eventually did) or attach the cassette at sea (that was doable) and then just drop in a blade.  But the engineering must have been difficult back in the day and maybe today still; I don't know.  Even stuff that I though was massively overbuilt (designed and built by pros) was constantly breaking during our reasonably controlled trials. Both the cassette and blades.  

Anyway, the theory and reality of replacing rudders seem to be 2 different things.

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40 minutes ago, Wess said:

Fully crewed it might have been easier but we were looking for a ma and pa solution.  

Yes Ma & Pa totally different kettle of fish compared to crewed racer. Unlike racers also hopefully more circumspect about a lee shore.

I'm not a great fan of drogues in boats that behave and have a decent self steer (powered or wind) however a drogue offers up another remedy for what ever reason hoving to is not working (ie rig/sail damage), it gives you something to stream either from bow or stern, conditions permitting to enable you to fix shit.

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13 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Yes Ma & Pa totally different kettle of fish compared to crewed racer. Unlike racers also hopefully more circumspect about a lee shore.

I'm not a great fan of drogues in boats that behave and have a decent self steer (powered or wind) however a drogue offers up another remedy for what ever reason hoving to is not working (ie rig/sail damage), it gives you something to stream either from bow or stern, conditions permitting to enable you to fix shit.

Yea but I really don't know if it would be any much better crewed.  Even professionally crewed. 

I would like to hear of a boat/crew that successful fit a replacement transom hung rudder w gudgeons and pintles while in any decent breeze and seas and how they did it.  I ain't saying it can't be done; just that we didn't feel that we could do it - never mind safely. This is a topic that its easy to run your own little experiment.  Go find and borrow a friend's Laser.  Go sailing when its blowing 20.  Put the boat in irons, and crank on the vang; she will stay there.  Now hang over the stern and take the rudder off. Its fun but doable.  :)  Now put it back on.  :o   You will get it done but curse a few time I bet.  If not, let off the vang and steer with trim and body weight... or do it upwind of the beach you launched from.

Anyway I am not throwing stones.  Its a topic that interests me again as the wife and I recently sold the racing/daysailing boat and picked up a bigger cruising tri so we will be revisiting the question of emergency steering.

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7 hours ago, Wess said:

Yea but I really don't know if it would be any much better crewed.  Even professionally crewed. 

I would like to hear of a boat/crew that successful fit a replacement transom hung rudder w gudgeons and pintles while in any decent breeze and seas and how they did it.  I ain't saying it can't be done; just that we didn't feel that we could do it - never mind safely. This is a topic that its easy to run your own little experiment.  Go find and borrow a friend's Laser.  Go sailing when its blowing 20.  Put the boat in irons, and crank on the vang; she will stay there.  Now hang over the stern and take the rudder off. Its fun but doable.  :)  Now put it back on.  :o   You will get it done but curse a few time I bet.  If not, let off the vang and steer with trim and body weight... or do it upwind of the beach you launched from.

Anyway I am not throwing stones.  Its a topic that interests me again as the wife and I recently sold the racing/daysailing boat and picked up a bigger cruising tri so we will be revisiting the question of emergency steering.

Another option is a sea anchor/drogue over the bow or stern and wait till the weather abates. Not always an option for all circumstances though.

 

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12 hours ago, Wess said:

I recently sold the racing/daysailing boat and picked up a bigger cruising tri so we will be revisiting the question of emergency steering.

I forgot to mention for the Mom & Pops cruising brigade that some SH's utilise their removable Hydrogenerator mount to double as an emergency rudder mount.

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14 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Yes Ma & Pa totally different kettle of fish compared to crewed racer. Unlike racers also hopefully more circumspect about a lee shore.

I'm not a great fan of drogues in boats that behave and have a decent self steer (powered or wind) however a drogue offers up another remedy for what ever reason hoving to is not working (ie rig/sail damage), it gives you something to stream either from bow or stern, conditions permitting to enable you to fix shit.

A drogue will allow you to limp somewhere, uncomfortably.  Lee shore, not so much

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21 hours ago, Wess said:

We did (much) more than placid bay conditions - went outside and looked for decent seas and breeze on conditions for our trials. 

Any fog?

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I've dropped one rudder out and motored around in the harbour with it a bit, keel up. It handled like shit, with one rudder functioning normally. 

Or more shit. Turning circle of an aircraft carrier. 

I've often looked at my transom and thought how could I rig an emergency rudder, as there isn't much there to mount to/off. The hydrogenerator mount Jack sounds like a great idea. You'd need to make a mount to fit snugly into the bracket or it will twist off, a capstan thingy to some turning blocks and bobs your uncle. I like that idea. 

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14 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

I forgot to mention for the Mom & Pops cruising brigade that some SH's utilise their removable Hydrogenerator mount to double as an emergency rudder mount.

When I had a U24, I always thought my outboard mount would do the trick.

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8 hours ago, nroose said:

When I had a U24, I always thought my outboard mount would do the trick.

Nroose,

At 24 feet you can make most options work and the loads aren’t that high and the surface areas of make shift rudders are easily carried on board a small boat.

 

Now look at a 50 footer. The loads on what ever you try will be more than most 24 footers even weight in at and try and carry a hatch or storm board that you can us as a rudder with the surface area need to give you the same control as you had on your 24 footer. 

 

Modern designs are even harder to set up a make shift rudder now as they are mostly running asso’s so you don’t even have a spinnaker pole any more. 

 

So what works for a small boat isn’t going to work on a bigger boat as easy as you think.

 

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23 minutes ago, pulpit said:

Now look at a 50 footer. The loads on what ever you try will be more than most 24 footers even weight in at and try and carry a hatch or storm board that you can us as a rudder with the surface area need to give you the same control as you had on your 24 footer. 

 

Modern designs are even harder to set up a make shift rudder now as they are mostly running asso’s so you don’t even have a spinnaker pole any more. 

WOXI carries a steering oar assembly. Its effectiveness might be interesting.

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If anyone is really serious about emergency steering to address rudder loss I would suggest afixing a cassette (permanently) slightly off center (if necessary) on the stern and just secure it flush to the stern.  Down below store a tiller which can be easily attached and a blade.  Get creative and the blade can serve as a cover for a storage area.  We did this on one of our older cruising boat.  Took a while to get the engineering/build right and its not as easy as you think to insert the blade inserted into the cassette in conditions that would take out the primary rudder. With today's technology and materials its likely possible to build the blade far lighter than it was back in the day and this might be an even easier solution.

For those hating on drogues, you might note that in my first post on the topic I agreed and said I preferred a back up rudder. Having said that it is worth noting that a drogue is the safest, easiest and fastest of all the solutions to try to put in place and we did find that in real world conditions you could make some progress to windward with this approach along with a motor assist and very active sail trim of main and jib.

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I like the approach the Infinity 46 takes, the canard is a replacement blade for the rudder, and can be changed from on deck. 

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23 hours ago, pulpit said:

Nroose,

At 24 feet you can make most options work and the loads aren’t that high and the surface areas of make shift rudders are easily carried on board a small boat.

 

Now look at a 50 footer. The loads on what ever you try will be more than most 24 footers even weight in at and try and carry a hatch or storm board that you can us as a rudder with the surface area need to give you the same control as you had on your 24 footer. 

 

Modern designs are even harder to set up a make shift rudder now as they are mostly running asso’s so you don’t even have a spinnaker pole any more. 

 

So what works for a small boat isn’t going to work on a bigger boat as easy as you think.

 

pulpit

Really? No kidding? Thanks for the wisdom!

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12 hours ago, Wess said:

If anyone is really serious about emergency steering to address rudder loss I would suggest afixing a cassette (permanently) slightly off center (if necessary) on the stern and just secure it flush to the stern.  Down below store a tiller which can be easily attached and a blade.  Get creative and the blade can serve as a cover for a storage area.  We did this on one of our older cruising boat.  Took a while to get the engineering/build right and its not as easy as you think to insert the blade inserted into the cassette in conditions that would take out the primary rudder. With today's technology and materials its likely possible to build the blade far lighter than it was back in the day and this might be an even easier solution.

 

I noted with interest a boat with just this set up in place at the dock before the S2H, no doubt the result of bitter experience.

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Saw this emergency steering cassette installation on the J/122E 'Joyride' in Hobart. She was sailed from Seattle to Sydney so they needed to have something in place, ready to deploy if required. Looks to be a clever solution and avoids having to split the backstay to accommodate a tiller.

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On 2/4/2019 at 3:38 AM, SPORTSCAR said:

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Saw this emergency steering cassette installation on the J/122E 'Joyride' in Hobart. She was sailed from Seattle to Sydney so they needed to have something in place, ready to deploy if required. Looks to be a clever solution and avoids having to split the backstay to accommodate a tiller.

Thanks for posting that. The install offers some great ideas.

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3 hours ago, bigrpowr said:

i know, i need my lead back!

Fuck you guys! You will never get the lead back and I will do everything I can to stop yo....

Never mind.

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6 hours ago, The yacht killer said:

https://www.raceyachts.com.au/our-yachts/reichel-pugh-63/ 

anyone know why voodoo is for sale ? The owner barely had it for 12 months

The Yacht Killer,

 

It’s like this, the first thing is most owners always have there boats for sale it’s just a matter of price. They set it high with no movement to move. So if you want the boat you have to pay top dollar. The other reason is, couta told his boss the boat was for sale. The problem is it needs a very firm offer to buy it, so not much room to move on the price so couta gets to play with the Boat for the next 12 months and still gets to play with the boss and not get in trouble. 

 

Either way couta is a winner and we all have something to talk about. 

 

So winner, winner chicken dinner. 

 

Pulpit

 

P.S Hoppy is looking at it for his 2019 Hobart campaign.

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6 hours ago, pulpit said:

The Yacht Killer,

 

It’s like this, the first thing is most owners always have there boats for sale it’s just a matter of price. They set it high with no movement to move. So if you want the boat you have to pay top dollar. The other reason is, couta told his boss the boat was for sale. The problem is it needs a very firm offer to buy it, so not much room to move on the price so couta gets to play with the Boat for the next 12 months and still gets to play with the boss and not get in trouble. 

 

Either way couta is a winner and we all have something to talk about. 

 

So winner, winner chicken dinner. 

 

Pulpit

 

P.S Hoppy is looking at it for his 2019 Hobart campaign.

Couta isn’t the owner and the only way Hoppy will be looking at that Boat will be through his camera lens or binoculars. They had the previous Voodoo for even less time. Means to an end. 

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7 hours ago, pulpit said:

The Yacht Killer,

 

It’s like this, the first thing is most owners always have there boats for sale it’s just a matter of price. They set it high with no movement to move. So if you want the boat you have to pay top dollar. The other reason is, couta told his boss the boat was for sale. The problem is it needs a very firm offer to buy it, so not much room to move on the price so couta gets to play with the Boat for the next 12 months and still gets to play with the boss and not get in trouble. 

 

Either way couta is a winner and we all have something to talk about. 

 

So winner, winner chicken dinner. 

 

Pulpit

 

P.S Hoppy is looking at it for his 2049 Hobart campaign.

Fixed.

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All jokes aside - I've alluded to it before but this place isn't known for subtlety - Right now the entire Voodoo team are behind Hugh & Cath and their family as they deal with some serious health issues that are the immediate priority. Voodoo is a great boat and it's priced to sell. If it doesn't....well, we'll see what happens.

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18 hours ago, The yacht killer said:

https://www.raceyachts.com.au/our-yachts/reichel-pugh-63/ 

anyone know why voodoo is for sale ? The owner barely had it for 12 months

Had a good result in the Hobart and so now would be a good time if there was an underlying reason for sale which I don't know. The boat is a Hobart style boat IMO and if you could pick it up for $600k would be a good buy IMO

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1 hour ago, terrafirma said:

Had a good result in the Hobart and so now would be a good time if there was an underlying reason for sale which I don't know. The boat is a Hobart style boat IMO and if you could pick it up for $600k would be a good buy IMO

Substantially cheaper than some 45/46 footers on the market at the moment.

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1 hour ago, terrafirma said:

The boat is a Hobart style boat IMO and if you could pick it up for $600k would be a good buy IMO

A 63 footer that got 1st in Div 1 and 3rd Overall will not be let go for AUD$600k in a million years. 

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7 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

A 63 footer that got 1st in Div 1 and 3rd Overall will not be let go for AUD$600k in a million years. 

Maybe Jack but you don't know unless your the owner. Advertised for $795k it will be bought if sold between $600-700k IMO. That's not unreasonable and off course depends on a few factors as you would know, how keen is the buyer, how keen is the seller etc? 

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21 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Maybe Jack but you don't know unless your the owner. Advertised for $795k it will be bought if sold between $600-700k IMO. That's not unreasonable and off course depends on a few factors as you would know, how keen is the buyer, how keen is the seller etc? 

Terra that may well be but your post said "$600k would be a good buy IMO" indicating anything more than $600K is something less than a good buy. For the pedigree at $795K it is clearly "priced to sell" not "advertise to sell and pray on price" like the majority of listings.

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47 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Maybe Jack but you don't know unless your the owner. Advertised for $795k it will be bought if sold between $600-700k IMO. That's not unreasonable and off course depends on a few factors as you would know, how keen is the buyer, how keen is the seller etc? 

It's only worth what someone is prepared to pay.

Be a good buy if it's competiting and not parked up.

Bonus if its entered in the 2019 race.

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32 minutes ago, jack_sparrow said:

Terra that may well be but your post said "$600k would be a good buy IMO" indicating anything more than $600K is something less than a good buy. For the pedigree at $795K it is clearly "priced to sell" not "advertise to sell and pray on price" like the majority of listings.

Agree with that Jack certainly not saying it wouldn't be a good buy at anything above $600k. It would sell in a heartbeat you'd think. Built by Mal Hart is also a bonus IMO. Mal takes pride in his work. I for one hope to see it continue it's racing here in Aus as we know it. 

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If you don't think the serious homework was done on this boat - particularly for the Hobart - you've not been following the story.....and even if you have, you probably need to have a beer and a chat with a few of us that have been part of it from the beginning to get some deep insight into the full and thorough investigation of the programs potential. From the designer to the builder (who's a mate) right though to the development of the talent pool and crew selection - all amateur...all mates & connections...this boat has both a pedigree and a purpose. Anyone serious about challenging for the hobart should open up a conversation...and I'm not on a commission, just a passionate member of a great team.

And as I said - if there's nobody ready to step up and have a crack, that doesn't recognise this as a great opportunity...well...there's every chance you'll see us on the start line in the 75th....

 

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25 minutes ago, Couta said:

If you don't think the serious homework was done on this boat - particularly for the Hobart - you've not been following the story.....and even if you have, you probably need to have a beer and a chat with a few of us that have been part of it from the beginning to get some deep insight into the full and thorough investigation of the programs potential. From the designer to the builder (who's a mate) right though to the development of the talent pool and crew selection - all amateur...all mates & connections...this boat has both a pedigree and a purpose. Anyone serious about challenging for the hobart should open up a conversation...and I'm not on a commission, just a passionate member of a great team.

And as I said - if there's nobody ready to step up and have a crack, that doesn't recognise this as a great opportunity...well...there's every chance you'll see us on the start line in the 75th....

 

Cheers Couta and thanks for the insight. When I saw the boat and the team entered I thought this was always going to be a good campaign. "Homework" is everything. There's every chance the boat will sell at that price but would the new owners campaign the boat as well as you guys? If not I hope it doesn't sell and the owner chases 1st next year. Good luck and keep us posted. Congrats again for this year's results which vindicated the hard work and preparation. 

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9 hours ago, Feilberg said:

It's only worth what someone is prepared to pay.

Be a good buy if it's competiting and not parked up.

Let me guess FeelYourSelfUp, you write "How to Get Rich" books from a caravan on blocks. Do those books of your factor in current USD to AUD exchange rates?  Also suffering from amnesia it seems so you forgot the S2H a signature world class event, only finished last month and you were in it and where Voodoo was on two podiums.

Seems we have to call Nurse Ratchet for you son?

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20 hours ago, SCANAS said:

Not even to the insurance company! 

Voodoo looks like a steal. 

No... He had it fixed and It's now better than new.

If Voodoo doesn't sell Couta, I have people ready to talk on chartering it for this years race....

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15 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Let me guess FeelYourSelfUp, you write "How to Get Rich" books from a caravan on blocks. Do those books of your factor in current USD to AUD exchange rates?  Also suffering from amnesia it seems so you forgot the S2H a signature world class event, only finished last month and you were in it and where Voodoo was on two podiums.

Seems we have to call Nurse Ratchet for you son?

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You forgetting what website  you're on?

The philipino lady boys dating site is the 3rd tab from the left.

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18 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Let me guess FeelYourSelfUp, you write "How to Get Rich" books from a caravan on blocks. Do those books of your factor in current USD to AUD exchange rates?  Also suffering from amnesia it seems so you forgot the S2H a signature world class event, only finished last month and you were in it and where Voodoo was on two podiums.

Seems we have to call Nurse Ratchet for you son?

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Lol off the medication again?

 

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1 hour ago, Checked said:

All amateur except the North sails manager, the guy that's done 3 America's Cup campaigns and a few others with pretty good resumes...

Seriously?...you clearly have no idea...these people happen to be good mates...and if you want to dig a little further there are  some multiple 'round the world racers, admirals cuppers, clipper/kenwood cuppers, big boat series, olympic programs, OD world champs, americas cup events....and over a hundred Hobarts between us... yeah, were mates...cos when you've done the miles, the regattas and the events over decades...it's a small world...oh, and then there's the young bloods....the nephews and the sons of the guys that have done the miles.....and what have they done? well actually they've done the San Diego to Australia delivery to make this all happen. So Checked....consider yourself mated....FFS!!

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2 hours ago, Checked said:

All amateur except the North sails manager, the guy that's done 3 America's Cup campaigns and a few others with pretty good resumes...

Ignorance is bliss...

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9 hours ago, Couta said:

Seriously?...you clearly have no idea...these people happen to be good mates...and if you want to dig a little further there are  some multiple 'round the world racers, admirals cuppers, clipper/kenwood cuppers, big boat series, olympic programs, OD world champs, americas cup events....and over a hundred Hobarts between us... yeah, were mates...cos when you've done the miles, the regattas and the events over decades...it's a small world...oh, and then there's the young bloods....the nephews and the sons of the guys that have done the miles.....and what have they done? well actually they've done the San Diego to Australia delivery to make this all happen. So Checked....consider yourself mated....FFS!!

All mates, all good sailors no doubt, just the amateur bit is a stretch.

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4 hours ago, Checked said:

All mates, all good sailors no doubt, just the amateur bit is a stretch.

Amateur is never a cut and dried thing. But if no-one is being paid, or getting any sort of in-kind consideration, you are a goodly part of the way there in terms of the spirit of the ideal. People with personal professional sponsorship deals get into the grey zone. Luckily we don't see to many of those. But if someone was insisting that they absolutely had to wear their personal sponsor's logo emblazoned gear (or some similar scenario) during the race and especially at photo ops, it would start to smell. I doubt this is the case here. Boats with sponsorship, and the crew wearing their logo is of course a different deal. Ex-professional sailors are clearly amateur. The idea that once tainted you can never go back is something from another time. (One where gentlemen of means didn't mix with prols who actually worked for a living.)

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6 hours ago, Checked said:

All mates, all good sailors no doubt, just the amateur bit is a stretch.

The concept that being in the marine industry makes you identical to someone doing professional "fee for service" work is horseshit. That is like saying a gynaecologist is working while having sex.

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1 hour ago, jack_sparrow said:

The concept that being in the marine industry makes you identical to someone doing professional "fee for service" work is horseshit. That is like saying a gynaecologist is working while having sex.

Not sure why so many people gotta try and rip apart a good effort, in this case Voodoo.? There is no question the crew was first class, you can't get to a podium without a good crew. But why do we need to try and dissect the whose who of the crew? It smell's like there must be a reason why they can do well and not us? It's all about attitude

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31 minutes ago, terrafirma said:

Not sure why so many people gotta try and rip apart a good effort, in this case Voodoo.? 

There is no question the crew was first class, you can't get to a podium without a good crew.

On the racetrack amateur/professional the old excuse for when left out the back so heads start being scratched. However Voodoo not alone in the personal stakes, Alive large number of crew also go into the amateur box. WOX coming in between them probably had the most professional crew on the track.

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3 minutes ago, Couta said:

Barista to the rock stars... at your service JA!

 

Image result for hipster coffee

 

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Lattes served in the hollowed-out skin of an avocado are the latest trend to shock and appall the internet.

An Australian cafe posted a video of its avocado latte on Instagram which shows a barista pouring hot milk into an avocado shell filled with black coffee.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/21/literally-coffee-piece-rubbish-avocado-lattes-latest-hipster/

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2 hours ago, jack_sparrow said:

Have you two spent time in prison together?

Jack

 

No they just dropped the soap in the club change rooms showers  after racing just once or twice. 

 

Anyway just remember “I’m not gay, I just had sex with someone who was, she was great”

 

carry on 

 

pulpit

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On 2/24/2019 at 7:37 PM, Dark Cloud said:

I'll just put the tip in

Just a little bit. And if you don't like it, I'll take it out

Or not.

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19 hours ago, Couta said:

Rumour is fact....Voodoo is on the move...

I year wonder.?  Where is going? Are we allowed to know area? I presume doing the Hobart again this year?

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12 hours ago, Couta said:

I understand Triton is for sale....

Triton has been for sale for a while. 

So what’s the story with Ambition? 

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On 12/25/2018 at 10:49 PM, Toolbox said:

Volvo 70 Terms and conditions of the Admiralty Marshal

Under instructions of the Admiralty Marshal, Federal Court of Australia, we are exclusively authorised to offer for sale the following vessel which will be sold on an 'as is where is' basis ex Pittwater, NSW, Australia, under the terms and conditions of the Admiralty Marshal (available on request). 

 

https://yachthub.com/list/yachts-for-sale/used/sail-monohulls/volvo-70-terms-and-conditions-of-the-admiralty-marshal/232383

 

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