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Post Options Post Options   Quote jpbuzz591 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 05 at 9:38pm
Thanks phat bouy, i am very interested in this idea. how much do you think one of these splendid boats would cost when they come into production or are you only going 2 produce it for yourself?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 05 at 10:12pm

Not a boat for smokers, then? Light that fag to see which way the light wind is blowing, and BOOM! You could take out 1/2 the fleet.

On the other hand, Helium could be used on boring light wind days as entertainment...

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Black no sugar Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 05 at 10:20pm

Yeeeha! Let's ask Mark Jardine to link this string to the Singing in your boat thread... Can you upload .wav files on this forum ??   LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phat Bouy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Oct 05 at 10:43pm
It woule be very wrong for me to keep it to myself. So what I did was to speak to my friends in the RYA Scalability department.  Funnily enough, that was a long convsersation too, and now I'm totally in the dark as I have run out of money.

I dunno about Singing or Singeing In My Boat but I do hear a lot of voices in my boat, hmmm, it's entirely possible that they could be singing? What's that Skippy? The Ozzies lost the Ashes??
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I thought of something similiar. If you sealed a moth hull and filled it with helium, would it foil earlier?
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it might, but only marginally i think, im not sure just how it would be completly efficient in all feilds, but i think the best way to find out is to try, but dont moths by class rules, require a breather valve????
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Oct 05 at 4:08pm

If you are going to fill a boat with helium, you may as well make the hull light enough that only the foils are left in the water once the helm is on board. No worries about hull shape, either, then, or stiffness, particularly, so long as the foils are supported...I think the RYA may suggest joining the Balloon association, though, instead of them!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 05 at 1:16pm

Brainiac tested a similar theory with posting helium around the world and it only saved about 8p on postage to the USA (or Australia, I forget).

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mark Jardine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Oct 05 at 1:28pm

You'll be able to tell when someone's helium filled Moth is leaking as they shout 'Starboard' at you in a very high pitched voice!

What a great thread!

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i cant believe this thread actually degenerated into a propper discussion.
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