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post #4996 of Old 11-07-2013
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Re: Fantastic movie, incredible story.

Originally Posted by PCP View Post
I am still at the middle of the movie but I have to share this with you all. Not a new story but an unbelievable one. The only guy rational about this was Dudley Dix, the South African NA that helped a crazy kid that was determined to circumnavigating in a ridiculous appropriated small boat.

Face to the kids determination he helped him to make his boat strong and seaworthy enough to give the him the best chances of survival and a way to accomplish his dream.

And the kid has up to his dream. Great story, a mad one, but a great one, providing nobody thinks it is safe to do that on such boat

By the way the boat is remarkably modern for a 20 year old boat and it seems to sail well. It has a keel with a bulb at the end of a relatively big and narrow foil.
Looks like it's optimized for IRC. Check out that sprit and furling gennaker. On the other hand, those slab sides are more reminiscent of IMS at its worst. Going to need a gift rating to be competitive.

We deal in lead, friend.
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