BuggerAnd a call to his missus which relegates him to Chichester.
He is reported as saying he is on his way to Cape Town anyway, for Peche it was do or die I believe. But as you say Bugger.Bugger
Do you mean a PDP11 rather than a PDP8? My hazy recollection is that the PDP8 didn't have a stack which would make a C compiler difficult though not quite impossible. The only programming I did on PDP8's was assembly language...Indeed , the term "core memory" survived long after the arrival of semi-conductor memory in the late 60's. the PDP8 was an iconic machine of its day , I loved it because we could ditch the faintly ridiculous languages such as ALGOL and program in C, ahhh reminiscing is not what it used to be.
Yes indeed it was the 11.Do you mean a PDP11 rather than a PDP8? My hazy recollection is that the PDP8 didn't have a stack which would make a C compiler difficult though not quite impossible. The only programming I did on PDP8's was assembly language...
Yea there is a bit of hole is SCAT data there too:P S
Model such things certainly does not count. Thin (narrow) and raw data are not available.
I don't know how you'd get that done at sea.Also good to see Heede has repaired his Hydrovane. If he did sheer the bolt securing the rudder to the downtube that is a great effort. The bolt (which he is using as opposed to the standard pin) is the only thing holding the rudder to the tube. He will have a tether to prevent the rudder being lost but it would normally (I speak from experience) have dropped down and off the end of the tube. Replacing that at sea in anything above a force 2 or in any kind of sea is a herculean task and then lining up the holes and replacing the bolt whilst the rudder is moving from side to side! Chapeau JVH.
Bunya your posts not being an English speaker break me up. Keep them going.I say banality, sorry. However, errors are also repeated.
Тry to sailing with the wind.
Beating breaks yacht. The crew is tired.
It's not "British Steel" and not Chay Blyth.
Necessary to protect equipment.
Almost a year to sail.
Not force. Do not race "Around the Isle".
Agree that was an excellent lesson in self steering, albeit I got lost about half way through and I think Don did too. A nice history lesson in Aussie RTW sailors too.My apologies to the 3 people on planet earth who revolve their day around my 48 hr distance over the ground numbers and weather summary. I missed today on account of being in mourning for Phillipe. I will commence again tomorrow.
What I know about vanes fits on a postage stamp so found this vid by the RO most instructive. The facinating bit was the comparison with Heede less concerned about weight and more about staying in one piece, hence shorter rig, heavier furling compensated by less sails etc yet arguably was still marginally in front of Phillipe at the time of the incident. Heede's concious weather decision when they were close but to split going staying east after the Verdes albeit more miles was the genisus to that platform equalisation using weather. He knew he could not match Phillipe's BS sailing the same course. A wiley old bugger.
Maybe Phillipe was pushing his platform a tad too hard to make up that difference while he chased and secured a stronger wind advantage? It seems his lighter vane choice has bitten him on the bum. I note his fixation was not so much overall weight, but that weight which effects performance the most being "aloft' and in the "ends".
Lurking but not posting because we are all enjoying the wonderfully informative and entertaining back and forth this thread has provided, so whilst I have nothing to add, hence post, I want to encourage you all to continue in this vane (pun intended, sorry M. Peche).Bunya your posts not being an English speaker break me up. Keep them going.
You at least post...I see lurker but no post numbers here on this SA thread have just gone through the roof post the Peche incident.