I re checked Windy and they have substantially changed the forecast. The TC is predicted to closer to New Caledonia.
Actually the map was surreal as all other info suggests the storm would take longer to get south.
Which is good for surf and sail but maybe not so good for Christmas camping IF...
Wouldn't Smart DNS be a better, cheaper and easier option than VPN or dubious sites?
I have not tried it yet but the concept seems logical at least.
And yes, thank you Russell for dissing Kiwis and Ozzies out of viewing options, you are a real mate. Perhaps you should...
Just noticed this shot and wondered if the assymetry of this rudder might have contributed to the PP.
Kinda curious how closely these comply with the RD previous suggestions for safer design?
Hard to tell from this angle and without measuring, but looks like it might be just outside the hull...
I am not sure I buy the 'safer from angineering point of view' idea.
How is it safer.?
Assymetrical loads just mean one side has more than the other - so you design for the largest.
in truth 2.5 ton isn't massive load and we haven't heard of any 'winglet' breakages.
The rudder foil may be...
What Oracle does prior to race measurement is immaterial - EXCEPT
-- that doing design & build that has no possibility of complying with the rules would be of interest in a forensic analysis of their behaviour IF they where responsible for seeking/promoting/pushing for rule ammendments at...
IF AR fail to race for whatever reason, then the Class rule changes 'consensually agreed' to by the majority, are now opposed by a clear majority.
Come July the 8th, AR will be relegated to being the Challenger OFF the Record
the rule changes will be opposed by ALL the Challengers of...
What is needed right NOW is more creative anti pitch pole ideas so they can be implemented in the next couple of days.
Take the lead from Hunger Games
First up -
Exploding back stay turnbuckles. Why tip the boat when you can just drop the wing.
To make things really fun, the devices are only...
Round and round the mulberry bush.
No one can prove that winglets are a safety measure of consequence or would have influenced the outcome of the Artemis crash.
This event has a long and noble history of rule change ruckus so a protocol to mitigate this was established.
The over riding...
Well, well, well, OR are playing a game then.
The plot thickens.
Why would RC bother to mention that particular detail?
No more happy families in SF if plays out with the rule changes.
Smaug will not be happy.
To store energy it needs to be up stream of the 'piping'.
Then you need the ability to turn the flow on and off very quickly or regulate the delivery.
A simple example of hydraulic stored energy is a 'Hydrostart' - (cant find much online except for Hydrostart) , which uses a gas filled...
The term for expansion in hydraulic systems is 'compliance'.
However, rather than storing useful energy, it is nuisance as it absorbs energy you were trying to send to the device.
The net result is you need more input to achieve a given result than had the system been very rigid and your...