Question to sailors

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by =D=, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. =D=
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    =D= Junior Member

    hi



    I have a question to sailors.

    How fast you were able to sail on your yacht(what is your record)?
     
  2. Poida
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    I have a question too.
    Where is the Orion Belt?
     
  3. Trevlyns
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  4. JPC
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    A little over 22 on two occassions. Once offshore heading for Bermuda after the Gulf Stream on a Swan 45; once between Anguilla and St. Maarten on a Valicelli 44 (plywood!); both times kite up and surfing.

    Nothing like the sorts of velocities you encounter up at 'the belt, but heck, at least we've got wind (air) down here.

    JPC
     
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    Poida

    Top of Orions trousers normally!

    failing that in the sky, row of stars (apparantly when you lot can see it, it's known as the Saucepan!)
     
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    So that makes =D= an extra ********:D
     
  7. brian eiland
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    Orion's Belt (birthplace?)

    Slight digression. Once quite a number of years ago I saw a planitarium show in Miami beach titled "Child of the Universe".
    The bases of this title was that in Orion's belt there was identified what was thought to be the only star born in our galaxy during the life of our planet earth ?? Yea, ney ??
     
  8. mungral
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    16.5 knks 25 foot sports boat, 24 knts 40 foot sleed, 18.? knts14 foot skiff

    Orion Belt.... watch the movie "Men in Black"
     
  9. safewalrus
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    Poida - bit of a balls up really then? Mungal naw, can't be bothered '***** footing' around with that stuff (think about it)
     
  10. Poida
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    I guess that's as corny as it gets from Cornwall, Mr Walruss. Why the question mark, is this some sort of teste.:p

    No Mungral, I haven't seen "Men in Black." I havn't seen "Men in Gitis" either.:rolleyes: Now that is corny!
     
  11. PAR
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    Over 38 knots on a board boat in hurricane Hugo, a number of years back (when my hands still had some grip left in them). We were trying to set a record, but came short by several knots.
     
  12. longliner45
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    35 mph ,,,,,,,,,still on the trailer
     
  13. harlemriverman
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    were you still "...on your yacht...?"
     
  14. longliner45
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    no,,,im approxemently 100 man hrs of labor from putting her in
     

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