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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    ah thanks Phil
    The skipper was willing to talk, but my French gal, was so shy, we had to move away
    She is well maintained, but wow, you need to know sail trim on these boats because the rudder is in a time warp, and as you probably know, helm balance is crucial, like reef main early, all of my sailing(57 years) has been in sloops or cutters
    elle est belle
    ah the rudder is not as Herroshoff as I imagined
    she is on the wind in abt 10-12 knots, she is stiff a beautiful masterpiece, shame the yard is no longer building
     
  2. myark
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    A picture I took ten minutes ago from my apartment window
     

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  3. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    Lucky lucky you
    Where is this
     
  4. myark
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    My apartment is about one hour drive from the Shenzhen Hong Kong train station boarder.
    When I first came here over 8 years ago, the first few years the army and navy would arrive and have a month training sessions on the beach front.
    Looking out my apartment window back then there are several huge battle ships anchored and the beach is lined with hundreds of soldiers dong full on Kung Fu each morning and would swim to and from the battle ship after their Kung Fu training, there are many divers in scuba gear riding like horses, mini submarines.
    They had forty modern 10m long twin hull speed boats with twin 350hp out boards they used daily and parked outside my apartment and used a crane to lift in and of the water each day.
     
  5. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    Entertaining and facinating
    I doubt many Western troops could do these things
     
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  7. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    um, well it is the truth, I have done all of those thing and quite often too
    My first 43 footer took 8 years, steel, because I started with 2000 notes
    The last pro build was 17000 man hours 4 men and it nearly broke me
    So there
     
  8. Oleboynow

    Oleboynow Previous Member

    I will never EVER understand drivers, the key is to crawl so water does not rip into ones electronics, not put up a great bow wave
     
  9. myark
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    A couple of the typical tourist boats I took a picture from my apartment window ten minutes ago.
     

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  10. Sailor Alan
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    Er, and why is this truck NOT driving on the open bit of road where the cameraman was standing.
     
  11. kach22i
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    Marine Corps Warfighting Lab assesses potential landing craft replacement
    Mar. 18, 2014
    http://archive.marinecorpstimes.com...-assesses-potential-landing-craft-replacement
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    DARPA releases video of floating tank-like CAAT vehicle
    BRIAN DODSON AUGUST 22, 2012
    http://www.gizmag.com/caat-disaster-relief-darpa/23828/
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    More pictures and video in link - very weird and cool.


    UHAC: Marines' amphibious craft propels, paddles in prototype trial
    http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific...t-propels-paddles-in-prototype-trial-1.293168
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    More pictures and video in the link.
     
  12. kach22i
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    Paralysis Beam From Peak Beam Systems
           Some U.S. soldiers speak - Iraq Afghanistan invasion       The WE News Archives      Â
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  14. Sailor Alan
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    Excellent, and a boat is involved.

    BTW, A couple of days ago I heard someone on the news complaining the F-35 was less maneuverable than the F-16, cost more, and didn't climb as fast. He stated it really only needed more power, more wing area, and a lower weight. I say, good luck getting more power, and a larger wing, whilst reducing weight. Besides, why was he comparing a dedicated strike aircraft, the F-35, with a dedicated point defence fighter, albeit converted to carrying external stores.
     

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