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Old 30-12-2014, 03:21   #106
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Hmm.. about 26 hours from Pittwater to Eden, and then a few days later,
from Bitangabee Creek (about 15 miles south of Eden) it was ~2 1/2 days to Dunally, and another 8 hours from there to Kettering... roughly the same distance as if we'd sailed to Hobart. There was some use of diesel in the lighter portions (read glassy calm) and 20 hours or so of dense fog... not fun!

And no, we won't be competing in anything more serious than a chili cookoff or a tall tales contest.

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Well... on my calculations that's competitive if you decide to go for it. I think they frown on the whole engine thing though...

It's funny, I've never given the race that much thought, but this year... I started to catch myself wondering how it would be for a Swanson 42 to compete again. A Swanson 42 sank in the 1998 race (the crew were rescued), so I feel like I should hold up the side a bit.

Yeah, I know, dream on... probably costs more to enter the race than we paid for the boat. And what do I know about coastal/ocean sailing anyway?

Still, it's good to dream.

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Old 30-12-2014, 16:52   #107
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Matt, wend me a PM if you're serious about this. For here, my only comment is that almost everything we did to our first Insatiable to make her suitable for cruising slowed her down because of adding weight. Still, it's doable.

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I am all for opening it up to all types and classes of boats including fast open water powerboats.

Then line honors is not restricted to one dimension
That's a sailboat race. Let's stay on sailboats, but let's accept them all. In most parts and most races all kinds of sailboats are allowed to race. This exclusion makes no sense. It is something from another century, I know that sailors are conservative but this is way too much.
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I could be wrong, I have been before, but I think one slight factor preventing multis from entering the S2H is the lack of berthing facilities for the big monsters once they get to Hobart. it gets crowded enough down there as it is. I don't think Customs House serves drinks with umbrellas either. Flame away
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It depends on the "monsters" but those guys are used to camp and I bet that it would not be for that they would not race. Even the ORMA class boats that sail on those parts certainly have place for all the crew, I mean, they have to put at least one more berth, and then take turns to sleep. Or maybe not, maybe they are happy with only one berth
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Polux,

Chris 66 was talking of berths to tie up the vessels not berths on board.

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I could be wrong, I have been before, but I think one slight factor preventing multis from entering the S2H is the lack of berthing facilities for the big monsters once they get to Hobart. it gets crowded enough down there as it is. I don't think Customs House serves drinks with umbrellas either. Flame away
You are wrong. Plenty of space to place them even at anchor.
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Chris 66 was talking of berths to tie up the vessels not berths on board.

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OK, I thought he was talking about this Min 030"With only one bed on-board they had to take turns taking short naps"
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Well... on my calculations that's competitive if you decide to go for it. I think they frown on the whole engine thing though...


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Apparently they don't. Only difference would be that Jims was fitted to a "Revolving keel" rather than a canter.
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Apparently they don't. Only difference would be that Jims was fitted to a "Revolving keel" rather than a canter.
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http://www.themercury.com.au/video/i...ose-smackdowns

Got a bit rough out there in the final leg. This is a picture of Wild Nose getting knocked down.
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Got a bit rough out there in the final leg. This is a picture of Wild Nose getting knocked down.
Well, I don't think much of the communication on board, that's for sure. That was pretty dysfunctional.

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Well, I don't think much of the communication on board, that's for sure. That was pretty dysfunctional.

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Lol. I can imagine it gets a bit hard to hear in those situations.
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Oh and BTW - wild oats did not WIN the Sydney to Hobart 2014. At this stage it appears Love and War did.
I'd like to hear from Love and War about the last leg of their voyage. From the tracker at the time, it appeared that L&W were the lead boat, but suddenly started going back and forth over the same ground. At the time, I thought that they must have had some kind of gear failure. Learned later that they were searching for the downed Cessna.

I thought that they would have been given credit for the lost time, but is seems not, as they were in the lead at the time.
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