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So whatever eventually happened here, did he decide not to keep sailing, or did he leave, or what happened ?
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So whatever eventually happened here, did he decide not to keep sailing, or did he leave, or what happened ?
"Tin Can" suffered some weld failures almost immediately after leaving the Bay on the shakedown cruise to San Diego. Mann pulled in to Santa Cruz to attempt repairs, which he was unable to complete. He then sailed the boat back to the Bay Area and back to the Napa Marina where he presumably will modify the boat in an attempt to circumnavigate again next year, or so he says.
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Given the really stupid ama design... not really surprised by the weld failures. If you give a 50' ama 10:1 leverage over a 15'+ lever, what do you expect to happen.
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Given the really stupid ama design... not really surprised by the weld failures. If you give a 50' ama 10:1 leverage over a 15'+ lever, what do you expect to happen.
And if that wasn't enough - lets not forget the quality of those welds :P

I thought I was a bad welder... At least I wouldn't trust my welds for something like that...
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