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#21 muzled

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 11:24 AM

this is the one I've got, takes a while to load using Chrome then translates, then fluffs around a bit longer and sometimes takes 3-4 goes and may or may not work on odd or even days depending how it feels.

 

Apparently building a website isn't an exact science for the French...

 

http://www.macifcour...m/cartographie/


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#22 MartinRF

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:09 AM

Works like a charm here but I am much closer to France than you are :-)

 

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#23 idlerboat

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:41 AM

Fantastic.....

                   He is traveling at warp speed......

                                                                        and to think there is not a powered vessel on the planet that could do the same ...


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Posted 02 December 2017 - 05:52 AM

 

and to think there is not a powered vessel on the planet that could do the same ...

Ummmm, errrr, yes there are plenty.


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#25 DrWatson

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:33 AM

Ummmm, errrr, yes there are plenty.

Faster, yes, but to sail around the globe non-stop?

 

SS United States (Trans Atlantic liner) maxed out at 38 knts, but could she have carried enough fuel for the journey at that speed?

 

Some of the fastest US Navy ships the Independence-class littoral combat ships, will pull 45 knts but max range is only some 4000 NM at 18knts.

 

The nuclear powered carriers, maybe? Unlimited range and max speed around 35knts?


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#26 idlerboat

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:40 AM

As per Dr W.

                     Non Stop ?. ( Our rescue boats go faster but at 176 litres an hour aint going around the planet on a fill !!)

 

Earthrace stopped 13 times.. So far all I can find is obscure references to a nuclear sub...


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#27 wheels

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 03:36 PM

Well OK, being able to go all the way around without refueling, sure. But you had only stated about speed IB. I failed my ESP course miserably. ;-)
 

 

The nuclear powered carriers, maybe? Unlimited range and max speed around 35knts?

One of them can go substantially faster than that, but the US Navy will not say how fast. they have a Policy of stating a max of 35kts plus. I got to know a guy that was an engineer onboard one. They did a speed trial from San Fran to LA or something like that. He was not allowed to tell me how fast they did, but afterward they had to put the ship in dry dock to replace twisted shafts. It was a lot of years back now, and I can't remember the carriers name.


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#28 MartinRF

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 06:17 AM

There is no shortage of urban legends related to military harware. I have heard quite a bit about what the vessel I did my military service on could achive from colleagues who also did their military service in the navy but elsewhere -- none of it true...

 

Anyway, Gabart is now some 600 nautical miles from entering the south Atlantic and over the last 24 hours he covered more than 800 naitical miles.

 

/Martin


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#29 Elly

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

Wheels is wrong.  Sail is faster than powered vessels for circumnavigation.

Earthrace took 60 days. The current sailing record is 40 days.

 

 

Earthrace was an amazing powerboat that holds the record for a powerboat to circumnavigate the globe (60 days, 23 hours, 49 minutes). The new world record was completed in 27 June 2008 by skipper and founder of Earthrace, Pete Bethune, and his volunteer International crew.

On Friday 27th June 2008, Earthrace crossed the finish line in Sagunto at 13.24 GMT, breaking the world record by almost 14 days.


http://www.earthraceworldrecord.com/


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#30 wheels

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

 

Wheels is wrong.  Sail is faster than powered vessels for circumnavigation.

Earthrace took 60 days. The current sailing record is 40 days.

Mate, did I say circumnavigation? I don't think so. I am pretty sure I said Speed. SPEED is not spelt the same way as Circumnavigation. Yep the letters are very different now that I have typed them out here.


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