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Old 28th Jun 2017, 06:53
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tartare
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
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Love it.
The Auld Mug back in Auckland.
Stick that where it don't shine Dennis.
Gemma - google apparent wind.
Nothing more uncanny than hanging off a trapeze on a skiff like a 29er, with the spinny out and going faster than the breeze.
Young Tartare and I were out on the PowerBoat on Sydney Harbour a month or two ago on a breezy Saturday.
We were chasing an AC foiling cat in heavy chop.
We have a 135hp outboard and the lad had our boat at 23 knots on the GPS - we were getting smashed and couldn't go any faster.
The AC took off like we were standing still - I reckon he blew through 30 knots plus in about 10 secs - and kept accelerating.
Amazing things.
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