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#1 muzled

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 07:07 PM

Interesting vid

 

https://www.facebook...NDUwODA5MjQzNw/


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#2 Fish

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:36 PM

So they refer obliquely to 'mechanical issues' forcing them to turn back 30 nm out from the Falklands.

Is my understanding correct that the sail drive was those 'mechanical issues'?

 

I read that somewhere but can't remember where. 

 

Not a good look for the supplier. I can't remember who supplied the sail drives and engines for the Volvo Ocean Race, don't think it was Yanmar, definitely wasn't Beta (although they do a good sail drive).

 

Nah, I can't work out who the supplier is of sail drives and engines for the Volvo Ocean Race.

 

Anyone know?


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#3 SloopJohnB

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 09:39 PM

Not sure but I think come out of some European country.
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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:42 AM

At least they got back to the Falklands safely. Must have been a bit disconcerting to have mechanical problems as well as no sailing capability.


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Posted 13 April 2018 - 02:48 PM

yysw198555.jpg

 

Using a trysail and a storm jib, on an old streetlamp pole.


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#6 muzled

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 10:12 AM

Sounds like they're due in in the next few days.

 

https://www.volvooce...-Scallywag.html

 

Next leg starts on the 22nd, no rest for the wicked.


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#7 ScottiE

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:52 PM

a streetlamp pole - what a stroke of genius!  Wait for one of them to go into the next edition of the safety regs!


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:14 PM

Not a new idea. We had a boat dismantled during sail Indonesia in 2010, and they used a galvanised lamppost as a temp replacement..... heavy as all hell, but when needs must!
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:41 AM

They made it, awesome!

 

https://www.volvooce...ure-began-.html


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#10 MarkMT

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 12:36 PM

Interesting that the sailing team didn't make the trip. They swapped out for a delivery crew to get the boat to ItajaĆ­.


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