Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by sbt » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:25 am

Watch out guys - he'll be wanting you to build one of these for him once you finish the Big Tin Boat.
https://youtu.be/DCPx8wQZ5KE

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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Richie » Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:07 am

Having sailed at the 20knt mark which is also pretty scary, 65knts is going to be horrifying.

It may not seem fast, but it IS ! if he nosed in at that speed he'd be dead as a brick.


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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Richie » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:06 pm

Well finally got the bucket onto the beach ! Shall kill myself on this thing in the coming weeks !! But you heard it here first !


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Just need a regular helm / Donald now !
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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Richie » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:07 pm

Nice algorithm Mike !!
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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Mike Bull » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:41 pm

It's the built in word censor...has its uses! :lol:
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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Jordangbr » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:03 am

Not wind powered but the latest bit of kit rolled out here in Barrow.
https://www.facebook.com/huddlehubnews/ ... 180659246/



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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Richie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 4:19 pm

Finally got the control lines spliced, main hoisted and checked, and the spinnaker system checked this morning.

Just add the crew and we are good to go !

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What the photo does not show, is just how massive this dinghy is, the hull is 16ft long (minus the spinnaker pole)

The spinnaker is 40 square meters.


This thing is going to be lethal :D
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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Mike Bull » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:40 pm

You've got that all wrong mate, there's no water under it!
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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Renegadenemo » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:39 pm

You've got that all wrong mate, there's no water under it!
It's got wheels... why's it need water? :lol:
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Re: Full Of Wind - The Sailing Thread

Post by Jordangbr » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:48 pm

Some fast racing from the America's Cup today with speeds of 43kts achieved


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