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by terrulian
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

As SeaWolves says, no man has or ever will create a boat that can't be broken. You'd think, however, that these teams, especially those headed by Vendee Globe veterans, wouldn't build their boats too light. The conditions are rough but so far no one has experienced anything near the kind of thing th...
by terrulian
Thu Dec 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

SeaWolves had a great discussion on this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CumjcUYfhA[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CumjcUYfhA[/url] Also could be a log or whale, and also could just be the water. At the speed these boats are going, just hitting the water wrong may break something. It doesn't...
by terrulian
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Now Sam's hit something.
by terrulian
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Le Cam picked him up.
by terrulian
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

It's troubling that Le Cam lost sight of him. It's still two hours before dawn and looking for someone in big seas in the dark is basically impossible. I've done exercises with a strobe at sea at night in, say 6-8 foot seas, and it's very difficult. This is a pretty scary situation.
by terrulian
Mon Nov 30, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Kevin Escoffier, among the leaders, has sent out an emergency signal. I believe he has abandoned ship and is in his liferaft. Jean Le Cam has changed course for a rescue but last I heard he wasn't able to find him or reach him on the radio. Alex's video today showed him uncharacteristically, if unde...
by terrulian
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Why can't we have a thumbs up emoji?
by terrulian
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Sail Boats
Topic: Vendee Globe 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1490

Re: Vendee Globe 2020

Just found this string. I've been following it a couple of hours a day. I like Alex and hope he's right about the repairs. It looked like awfully serious damage to me and he's got the Southern Ocean to deal with.
by terrulian
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project
Replies: 2384
Views: 247110

Re: knottyBuoyz III The TW28 Project

Bad news, Rick, very sorry to hear it. We'll hope to see more sanding vids when you're up to it.
by terrulian
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Builder's Sail Boats
Topic: AD16 Myrtle Beach
Replies: 2002
Views: 152291

Re: AD16 Myrtle Beach

Solar panel for charging?