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Old 22-06-2011, 08:29   #106
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ROFLMFAO.......
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Old 22-06-2011, 08:29   #107
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They prefer virtual live ofer real live with hard work, rain and wind.
Yep, their life is the one we are trying to emulate.

The one who wants hard work, rain and wind is a goose.


Well, imho.
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Old 22-06-2011, 08:49   #108
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For comparison, what was sailing like 50 years ago, in 1961?

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Dunno.... but this is what I learnt on in 1965... probably pretty much the same... and folk were visiting France in 12/15ft open clinker built sailing dinghy's....
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Old 22-06-2011, 14:23   #109
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The Nano-Robots will be instructed to use your DNA to build the design boat speciffically for your genetic desires. ...
Roll on 50 years!
If they can also absorb our memories and character (poor critters) then our clones can all be around in 50 years. Unfortunately, the darned things will be smart enough to steal our bank accounts. So .. spend up now!
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Old 22-06-2011, 14:49   #110
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

We should put this thread in an empty bottle of rum, the contents of which we have used to pickle our bodies, and bury it in the most remote cruising ground we can think of, they (whoever they are) can open it in 50 years and laugh there butts off as they sit at the marina, in the city, on the island, that was,

The most remote cruising ground of the world 50 years before
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Old 22-06-2011, 17:05   #111
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We should put this thread in an empty bottle of rum, the contents of which we have used to pickle our bodies, and bury it in the most remote cruising ground we can think of, they (whoever they are) can open it in 50 years and laugh there butts off as they sit at the marina, in the city, on the island, that was,

The most remote cruising ground of the world 50 years before
LOL. The only thing we know with certainty is how wrong we are!
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Old 22-06-2011, 17:17   #112
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There is nothing permanent except change.
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Old 22-06-2011, 17:32   #113
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hummingway--i usually say THE ONLY CONSTANT IS CHANGE..lol--but i didnt know who the originator of the theorem was.
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My take is I don't think boats in 50 years will have sails at all. The will just be covered in solar panels and maybe a wind turbine for charging a super efficent battery bank and motor. The boat will be a sealed water tight capsule with a small cockpit. When it gets stormy go below seal it up and hold on! With no mast and no stays knockdowns are a thing of the past. They will be similar to the rescue boats on todays freighters but, without the internal combustion engines.
Practical, but hardly sailing... The only thing that will stop sailing will be no more wind, and as long as we've got politician there's no risk of that!

I think we might get some clues here.

This one is nearing completion in Germany. Heaps of interesting stuff about it on their website.
But they do have an interesting typo... they have a 50m high "Crowns" nest for spotting illegal fishing etc. Or maybe they felt bad about exploiting the crows...
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That would put you at 85 now... you sure about that?
If you are, my apologies for questioning it and a deep respectful bow

Also, a few comments on where you thought cruising would be in 50 years when you were 35 would be really interesting!

If it was synapse meltdown... it happens to me all the time. Welcome to the club
I must confess to a snapse meltdown.
65 not 85.

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Assuming humanity hasn't been replaced by artificial intelligences by then (good luck with that) you'll probably be sailing a simulator which is indistinguishable from the real thing.
Sorry to break the news, but it already has and we already are.
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Re: What will we be sailing in 50 years

50 years ago, my parents and I cruised in a 20' cabin cruiser with a 35hp Fagil engine, we threw our garbage and feces overboard, cussed the oil on our fishing lines, and there were 3 billion people. I hope people will be able to cruise in 50 years, but with a population of 12 billion, resource depletion, and increasing government intervention, I think the probability is bleak. For all you 20 year olds with future dreams, I'm sorry we left you so mucked up. I hope I'm wrong, but...
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