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Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by CaptEvan, Jan 25, 2007.

  1. brunick

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    in the newspaper they wrote: "it was snowing and the view wasn't that good (...)", why do they have a GPS onboard, when they don't use it?!

    well, lets blame it on the u.s. army: they shutted down the GPS :D

    guess, who has to pay this? german public, just because somebody wanted to drink a coffee ;)

    @ Loren: germans build everything stronger, than it should be! try a crane offert to take 200 tons, you may take 350 tons with it without that it breaks ;)
  2. Codger

    Codger YF Wisdom Dept.

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    Austenitic Steel

    Loren
    There are quite a few Non-magnetic steels with very good properties as hull materials.
  3. Palmer

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    I didn't know they used those to look for land mines, too.
  4. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Lars and Codger-- you guys are a wealth of information!

    And, Brunick, per your quote above, that's why I'm looking to buy a Boxster S in the near future--schtrong schtuff!
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    OUCH!!! :eek:
  7. ERTW

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    Another brand new yacht bites the dust...this time its a sunseeker! Article is in Italian, found it off another yacht website. I bet somebody had a bad day...My Italian is a little rough but here's a little translation "72Ft Boat falls after crane collapses...anyone looking for some Man engines low hours bring chain saw if your seriously interested, for sale immediately! I think even a boston whaler would explode from that height!l

    http://www.deluxeblog.it/post/2923/un-sunseeker-predator-72-sfortunato
  8. Kevin

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  9. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    It's been said that every yacht has a "face".
    This one has the worst case of 'overbite' I've ever seen.
  10. MikeElliston

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    i saw this on my way to work last week,
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    after a closer look, i noticed that the thing still had the trailer attached
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    " now that might explain why we were goin so sluggish today"
  11. YachtForum

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    A stick gets stuck...

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    Another angle...

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  13. ERTW

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    Check out this video...looks like a 35' to 40' Motoryacht getting stuck under a bridge...first hand view too! Reminds me of that saying..."trying to stuff 10 lbs of crap in a 5 lb bag!". Close your office door before watching, my sick humour somehow found it funny to watch, but thats just me!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eleCk3rWMQY
  14. revdcs

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    Here's one that got away with it ! :eek:

    [The comments aren't mine, they came with the show]

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  15. skeet182

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    Hi all, long time reader and first time poster.
    This thread has finally made me come out of my lurking in the hope that one of you can help me find a picture I have been looking for.

    I remember seeing a photo of a 40ft (approx) sportfisher trying to go out through some large shore based waves, the photo in particular was of it in a vertical position with the wave crashing just over it's bow.

    has anyone seen this photo or have a copy of it ? the original one i saw was actually in an advertisement for boat insurance.
  16. Loren Schweizer

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    Next to Sharky's recent "Splash Seen 'Round The World" photos, arguably the most famous 'ohmygawd' photo is Geo. C. Scott's "Mojo", a 81' Ditmar & Donaldson climbing up a big one:

    http://www.mv-dreamer.com/Mojo.htm
  17. revdcs

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    Does anyone know where Mojo is now? Did she survive the damage or was she scrapped?
  18. SoCalRP

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    Frankly, I think it was poor judgement on the part of the skipper to try and make it out on such a big day. Yes, it is fortunate they made it out ok, physically. I used to live in San Luis Obispo, about 20 minutes from Morro Bay, and I can tell you from experience that waves that large do not come in the rogue variety. I have been out by the rock (scaled down version of the Rock Of Gibralter) when waves have been breaking over that jetty-- we're talking 25ft+ at that point. That day, the coast guard would not try to get out-- the waves were wrapping around the jetty and resulting in 8-10 ft a-frame barrels rolling through the channel leading into the harbor-- truly amazing stuff.
  19. yotphix

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    Mojo was repaired and I see her almost every day now in Newport Beach doing day charters and harbour cruises.
    tough old girl I guess!
  20. revdcs

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    Thanks Yotphix - it's always good to hear when boats survive. Let's hope the same is true of Legacy!

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