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    MarkMT reacted to chariot in Abandoned boats on moorings   
    The sad part HT is that official is on 100k plus.
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Kiwifish in Where is Yachting going?   
    No doubt. And as I've got older I've grown more and more convinced that I really don't want to be "most people." Probably why I find Webb Chiles so inspiring. Of course he doesn't have a lounge room, but he does have the "great cabin"...
     


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    MarkMT reacted to Priscilla II in Where is Yachting going?   
    And as I've got older I've grown more and more convinced that I really don't want to be cold wet uncomfortable and alone.
    Webb operates at a far more heightened level of sailing masochism than I could ever endure.
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Rehabilitated in Emirates Team Nz   
    Yep.
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    MarkMT got a reaction from erice in hydrogen powered superyacht?   
    I'm thinking whoever designed that grew up watching Star Trek...
     

     

     
    https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/94554/why-did-warp-cores-become-vertical
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    MarkMT reacted to wal in Are you heading out this weekend?   
    Man Card
    Hand it over
    Now!  
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    MarkMT got a reaction from harrytom in American Magic   
    Interesting to see how different American Magic's foil design is from TNZ... via Sail-World https://www.sail-world.com/news/222034/Americas-Cup-American-Magic-sailing-images
     
    More images here: https://farevela.net/2019/09/14/american-magic-le-foto-dei-dettagli-dellac75-americano/
     
     

     

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    MarkMT got a reaction from Fish in A new marine pest   
    You mean he's in rehab?
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Rehabilitated in A new marine pest   
    You mean he's in rehab?
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Fish in Golden Globe race   
    This has already been covered here in RaceTalk... http://crew.org.nz/forum/index.php/topic/17086-changes-to-2022-ggr-notice-of-race/
     
    The discussion under YNZ is completely appropriate as well.
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    MarkMT reacted to Steve Pope in A Word from YNZ   
    From the Golden Globe Race Committee: Imo. relevant to Cat 1 and if taken with a dose of common sense could / should make cat 1 redundant
     
    The changes to the notice of race may surprise many. We do NOT mandate a drogue or special storm training or mandatory guidelines on masts and spars, as some suggest we could. In fact we have dropped all previous regulations that existed on masts and spars (other than lengths) and are leaving this critical issue entirely to the skippers. This is in the true spirit of the GGR. They know what to expect. We and they, are and have been, talking about it at length. Their riggers and mast makers are acutely aware of the serious challenge. they saw what happened. anything we mandate is not relevant. If the GGR said entrants must have a rig like X with Y and include Z, we would be creating a one design fleet, which no one wants.
    In relation to storm tactics and equipment like storm drogues, no individual or expert exists with a sure solution, or the ultimate answer. Every boat, storm, wave pattern and situation IS different, so we will NOT regulate what the entrants must do, or should have. Like all good sailors, we keep discussing it, learning and researching, then make our own decisions and face our own destiny. their life is in their hands. If there is one thing all entrants are very aware of and serious about, it is how they plan to survive the Southern Ocean. They do not need us to tell them and we have no guarantee to give.
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    MarkMT reacted to Jon in Tornado ripped through downtown Auckland last night including Westhaven....how's your boat?   
    All the more reason to allow liveaboards
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Clipper in Optimists in Antigua   
    Yes, it was a two-sided affair alright. The port side bow of an NZL windward boat was sailed into the starboard side of a SUI leeward boat in 15-20kt of breeze. If I was the SUI sailor I'd be a little exercised as well.
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    MarkMT reacted to Priscilla II in AC Trickle Down.   
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Island Time in Changes to 2022 GGR Notice of Race   
    Interesting, countercultural even...
     
     
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    MarkMT reacted to Clipper in So one of these almost hit me yesterday out in the Waitemata....   
    If this thread was my visit to crew.org I would not come back.
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Fish in Crew.org Marine only Forums   
    I would not recommend it. If by default new members don't even see Small Talk, I would worry that a lot of the 'nonsense' will start to show up in other forums.
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Rehabilitated in structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted   
    The test to destruction is pretty impressive... 
     

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    MarkMT reacted to Tamure in Basalt 'Firbreglass' Cloth   
    It rocks
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    MarkMT got a reaction from Kiwifish in Abandoned Boats Auckland Costing A Fortune Apparently   
    Just call it a performance art installation.
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    MarkMT reacted to KM... in Queens Wharf Dolphins - Give us more ammo   
    Rehab, No AC boats or AC marina will ever berth at the subject of this thread, take that AC stuff elsewhere please.
     
     
    The Appeal process starts today. Team AYBA is there with a large group of other organisations from all over the city.   
     
    Next time you see any AYBA committee, thank them for putting the time, effort and coin into helping us all retain the harbour.
     
    AYBA = Auckland Yacht and Boating Association.
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    MarkMT got a reaction from ex Elly in Olympic singlehander   
    From the petition blurb (emphasis added)...
     
     
    An alternative perspective, from the article I linked to earlier... https://optimist-openbic-sailing.blogspot.com/2019/05/evaluation-of-singlehanders-by-world.html
     
      Just to be clear, I've never sailed any of the boats evaluated, so I don't have a particular barrow to push. I just think the arguments are interesting.
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    MarkMT got a reaction from grant in Latest video from American Magic   
    ...including a very brief shot of a capsize...
     

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    MarkMT got a reaction from Neil in Christian Williams   
    I'm a big fan. I've posted this one a couple of times in the past...Why We Sail -- "30 Knots"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVJYDWkJg_w
     
     
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