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  1. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,547 posts, 1,078 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis


    "sleep with your feet facing forward"
     


    Last edited: Mar 9, 2019
  2. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    993 posts, 477 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Always do even though we are NOWHERE near that fast!
     


  3. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,276 posts, 2,245 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    No engine, going that fast, could be hell on whales and dolphin.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  4. markwbird

    markwbird

    Joined Nov 26, 2012
    966 posts, 224 likes
    Hunter 34
    US Berkeley
    Something like that happened during the Vendee Globe a couple of years ago. The boat hit a shipping container and threw the skipper, who was asleep in the stern, all the way to the front of the boat. It severely damaged the hull but it did not sink.
     


  5. jwing

    jwing

    Joined Jun 5, 2014
    454 posts, 189 likes
    ODay Mariner
    US Guntersville
    At 9:11, Comanche is motoring out. That surprised me. At 2:39, the bottom is visible. I see no prop. I guess the prop is deployed through the transom? Can anybody explain the why, what and how of motoring Comanche?
     


  6. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,314 posts, 3,468 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Nice Video Jon... Wild time in the North Atlantic. Incredible boat.
     


  7. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,844 posts, 2,898 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI

    Retractable prop

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  8. jwing

    jwing

    Joined Jun 5, 2014
    454 posts, 189 likes
    ODay Mariner
    US Guntersville
    Is that prop driven by an electric motor?

    Why does a craft that was built to be a super-fast sailboat carry the weight of motor, batteries or fuel, and propeller mechanism?
     


  9. Jackdaw

    Jackdaw

    Joined Nov 8, 2010
    9,844 posts, 2,898 likes
    Beneteau First 36.7 & 260
    US Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
    Diesel. It’s a 100 foot boat. It needs a real motor. The weight of the motor is negligible for its length . The boats halyards probably weigh more.
     


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  10. Brian D

    Brian D Moderator

    Joined Feb 17, 2006
    4,330 posts, 978 likes
    Lancer 27PS
    US MCB Camp Pendleton, Ca KF6BL
    You'd think those grinders could propel the boat in the conditions shown in the video.
     


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  11. CrispyCringle

    CrispyCringle

    Joined Sep 30, 2016
    172 posts, 68 likes
    Hunter 23.5
    US Patoka
    That boat even has a carbon fiber toilet. Its CF everything on the inside. Pretty amazing.
     


  12. Brian D

    Brian D Moderator

    Joined Feb 17, 2006
    4,330 posts, 978 likes
    Lancer 27PS
    US MCB Camp Pendleton, Ca KF6BL
    At those speeds, it would be a vacuum flush.
     


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