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Hi- PCP ?what is the wooden boat under construction. ?Is it edge nailed strip plank on laminated frame. ?Is it out of Lundenburg


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Sorry, did not saw your post. I think it is a traditional boat, not strip planking. Has I said, old photo and I don't remember but I would say that it was made in US or on the North of Europe, including UK, the only places that maintained a tradition on traditional wood boat building.

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... I'm watching the live feed of the VG first finish, and there is not even 8,000 people watching. I am surprised by such a low number.
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Did you notice that they have different numbers on the English feed and on the French one? I think you are talking about the English one. Some days ago I was surprised by the huge difference in the numbers between the two. I cannot recall but maybe 100 times more? I guess that is the difference that separates the interest of the French Public for offshore solo racing and the rest of the world.

That's why it is possible to be a professional sailor in France and get budgets from sponsors for racing while it is very difficult in most other places.

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Meanwhile Jean-Pierre is looking for more clement conditions near the Portuguese coast but the truth is that he will get 30K winds when he passes Finisterra cape. I hope it will turn out alright for him. 30K on the Biscay is not a pleasant prospect even with a keel
I guess that Jean-Pierre thinks about the same and instead of tryng to do the Biscay with +30K he took refuge on a cove on the Basque coast, will wait there for 24 hours or so till the gale passes and then he can do it safely to the finish.

It is nice to see that this guys are not only great sailors but also prudent sailors that know very well what is an acceptable risk and what is not.

That is not strange to me, when I raced motorcycles I found out that racers, even if they seem to be doing crazy things to the outside spectators, took always safety in a much higher regard than the casual motorcycle rider.


Replay: Alex Thomson's finish por VendeeGlobeTV
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Beaching a boat - how to dry out.

WARNING - This video contains gorgeous images from the Bahamas and may cause you to want to quit everything and sail there!

This was shot on our previous Southerly - a 42 footer which we dried out a number of times in the 16,000 miles we sailed her.
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Getting off the beach. Remote Bahamas with the Southerly 42 Swing-Keel sailboat.



I realize that there are a number of sailboats that can theoretically do this, but not sure how many people have actually tried it?

This was one of our first attempts and it worked fine. It allowed us to stay in a shallow and very protected area where there wasn't room to swing at anchor at low tide.
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My question is when you beach a boat, does it scrape off the bottom paint? Also how does the rudder not get damaged?
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Very soft bottom paints will rub off so we use the harder formulations - in Europe Cruiser Uno and we will try SeaHawk Hard when I apply more next week in Saint Martin.

As in the video you should not beach on a rocky shore or there could be damage. Look for a sandy bottom...
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And they got away with it, but that is an aluminium boat.

Paul, thanks for posting
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... I think it is a traditional boat, not strip planking. Has I said, old photo and I don't remember but I would say that it was made in US or on the North of Europe, including UK, the only places that maintained a tradition on traditional wood boat building.

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Ok, I have found out, it is a UK boat and a production one

A spirit 54:











http://www.spirityachts.com/spirityachts_54_ss.htm


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And they got away with it, but that is an aluminium boat.

Paul, thanks for posting
Incredible .
There may be even more completely stupid ideas, but this one should hit the top list in the "incompetent sailor" ranking.

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Incredible .
There may be even more completely stupid ideas, but this one should hit the top list in the "incompetent sailor" ranking.

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Looks like a boys day out for a sail. A bit too much beer, no wine they are French. It is sad, they have such a nice boat but looks like no harm done and hopefully they were able to sleep it off in deeper water.
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