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Old 17-11-2011, 17:05   #1
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500 Miles in Under Nine Hours

Average speed for 500 miles, 51 kts.

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Old 17-11-2011, 17:08   #2
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Re: 500 miles in under 9 hours

Now that's cruising! Wonder if the watermaker sucks in water at 50?? :>)
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Old 17-11-2011, 17:19   #3
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Re: 500 miles in under 9 hours

Impressive. Alexander Graham Bell would approve!
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Re: 500 miles in under 9 hours

Very impressive, but should that not read "Average speed for 500 meters, 51 kts".....
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Old 17-11-2011, 18:11   #5
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Very impressive, but should that not read "Average speed for 500 meters, 51 kts".....
That makes a difference. Still pretty exciting sailing.
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That makes a difference. Still pretty exciting sailing.
Not a huge difference. You'd only have to average 48 knots to cover 500 miles in 9 hours.
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Not a huge difference. You'd only have to average 48 knots to cover 500 miles in 9 hours.
I would like to see the crew that could keep that sort of performance up for 9 hours......that's the difference....
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Re: 500 Miles in Under Nine Hours

Impressive!

Ok...now they have to go the other way and average the speed.
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the crew...haha I liked how the oldest guy on the boat was doing all the work and didnt stop grinding in every shot. He deserves a beer
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Old 19-11-2011, 00:30   #10
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Re: 500 Miles in Under Nine Hours

They didn't say what the wind speed was did they? Now we need to see a circumnavicat indurance race with robot crew mostly doing all that cranking. Wonder how it does in the doldrums?
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They didn't say what the wind speed was did they? Now we need to see a circumnavicat indurance race with robot crew mostly doing all that cranking. Wonder how it does in the doldrums?
I googled up an article which said 28 knot windspeed, the run was over two years ago......
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If they could only make it stand another 50 ft out of the water, it would be perfect for the southern ocean :P
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If they could only make it stand another 50 ft out of the water, it would be perfect for the southern ocean :P

The vehicle already exists. Its named Quantas.
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The vehicle already exists. Its named Quantas.
Yes yes.. There is a certain similarity there. Primarily white, Have rudders Autopilots, booze... Hmm but my boat is missing out on the HOT hostesses. Sigh!
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