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Old 26-03-2016, 08:10   #106
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Re: Boat sinks after collision with whale near Guaymas

latitude 38 says what kind and i am embarrassed.. is a canadian boat. with flag. not production although quickglance was similar. tough beauty.

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Old 26-03-2016, 10:33   #107
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What does tough beauty mean? I've never heard that phrase before.
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Re: Boat sinks after collision with whale near Guaymas

smb has it!!
EXACTLY.
read lat 38 new lectronic latitude. has all details about pretty boat.
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Old 27-03-2016, 13:01   #110
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Chinook 37. No idea on build quality but looks pretty heavy duty with low aspect underbody. If whale can hole this boat....


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Re: Boat sinks after collision with whale near Guaymas

Found this on Fox News. Sorry can't copy link.

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A multinational team of researchers set out to settle what has oddly been a longstanding dispute in scientific circles: whether, in Moby Dick-esque fashion, sperm whales could use their heads to bash seagoing vessels.

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And it seems that Herman Melville got it right. Writing in the journal PeerJ, researchers concluded that a part of a sperm whale's head "evolved to function as a massive battering ram during male-male competition." The idea has been "highly controversial" because skeptics say such collisions would damage sensitive organs inside the whale's head, but in a press release, the researchers say connective tissue "may function as a shock absorber." The researchers, who hail from Australia, the US, England, and Japan, didn't determine whether the whales actually butt heads or ram boats, the Washington Post notes, only that they could—and live to fight another day.

Four incidents occurred between 1820 and 1902 in which sperm whales reportedly rammed whaling ships, according to Tech Times, and one of them inspired Melville to write Moby Dick.

The sperm whale's forehead—"one of the strangest structures in the animal kingdom," per the study's lead author—is home to what is called the spermaceti organ (which is filled with oil) and something called the junk sac.

It has been established that the junk sac helps with echolocation. This new research, based on simulated whale crash tests, concludes that it can also be used as a weapon.

The idea is further supported by the fact that the exterior of the junk is often scarred, per the study. "So there you have it, aspiring whalers," the Post writes.

"The Moby Dicks out there are well-prepared to take you on." (An ancient white whale was discovered in the depths of the Smithsonian.)
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From wikipedia :
When dealing with a threat, sperm whales will use their huge head effectively as a battering ram. Arguably the most famous sperm whale counter-attack occurred on 20 November 1820, when a whale claimed to be about 25.9 metres (85 ft) long rammed and sank the Nantucket whaleship Essex.
The sperm whale's brain is the largest in the world, five times heavier than a human's.
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A bit belated but here's a link to the Latitude 38 story:

Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude

Here's a link to some info on the boat design:
CHINOOK 37 sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

SeaBoa was a Stan Huntingford designed Chinook 37. Well maintained and a pretty boat. Sad that she's lost to the depths....
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