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Old 18-02-2008, 13:18   #31
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Yup, He is doing so well, this boat was built for the rigours of the open ocean - see the link below.

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How surprising!
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Old 18-02-2008, 13:56   #32
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the chilean navy may not be in a big hurry to help him when his tin welds start flexing in the southern oceans. bon voyage and stay warm!!
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Yikes, the picture of the failed welds look like surface boogers rather than good penetration. It seems he's aborting his trip until next year: Latitude 38 - The West's Premier Sailing & Marine Magazine
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Old 18-02-2008, 15:07   #34
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Ugly welding can be strong, but .... well.

The bizarre runs on the running rigging are a disaster. And, I don't think you could pay me enough to try to reef the mainsail on this boat in SF Bay much less the southern ocean.

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Old 18-02-2008, 16:45   #35
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What a joke.
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Old 18-02-2008, 18:26   #36
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What surprises me is that the Coast Guard went abooard and still gave him the OK.
They must not know much about welding.

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Old 18-02-2008, 21:03   #37
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The only thing the Coasties were looking for are legal requirements. Horn, lifejackets, holding tank etc.

I kind of feel sorry for the guy he is so in over his head and does not realize it. Its a good thing he is going to take a break from his attempt.
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Old 19-02-2008, 06:49   #38
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I kind of feel sorry for the guy he is so in over his head and does not realize it. Its a good thing he is going to take a break from his attempt.
I agree. He should rethink the whole adventure.
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Even if the welds themselves were of a good quality, the part joinery leaves much to be desired.
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Here are some different pics, and a little more information..............

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This 'thing' is an abomination. If he doesn't have sense, he should at least have some shame.
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Old 06-03-2008, 11:35   #42
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This 'thing' is an abomination. If he doesn't have sense, he should at least have some shame.
(I am not singling you out alone liberty)
For many that like to state that authorities should not dictate what you want to sail in and with, these comments a little rich aren't they?
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Having now read his report on the short distance he has gone and how it performs in almost no wind ie tacking in 2 knts of wind and sailing at 13 knts in less than 10 knts of wind, I think this guy has a winner of a design, he should copyright it before it is copied - must get one.!
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maybe you should start a thread advertising for a free one! Lol
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I thought ireany asked for a catamaran?........
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