[MHml] : Reducing weight
multihulls at steamradio.com
Tue Mar 27 23:33:38 EST 2001
On Sun, 25 Mar 2001 17:21:27 +0100 Ross Hobson <r.s.hobson at ncl.ac.uk> wrote:
> reduction of weight is a good move -
> an example (non water based) is in the Karrimor International Mountain
> marathon (these guys run up and down mountains for 2 day with all the gear
> inc a tent) - well the extreme was one well known paring who arrived at the
> start with a plastic sheet and a thin fibreglass pole (=tent) one t/brush
> cut down with paste alreay applied (= personal hygeine equipment) dehydrated
> food (Ok all mountain runners use this stuff) and...
> one alloy mug a stubby candle and 2 matches (=stove and cooking equipment)
> well the race orgainser challenged thier interpretaion of a stove - so they
> sat down and spent 45mins heating the small alloy cup with the candle and
> its contents to aluke warm temperature!!
> they were allowed to compete
A *lot* of years ago when plywood dinghies were quite new to the
UK sailing scene, the Enterprise Class had a class rule which
I'm told stated you had to carry "an anchor & chain"
One boat was checked at a local championship here by the
Official Class Measurer who asked what was the purpose of a
plastic matchbox he had noticed glued to the underside of the
"Oh, that's for the anchor & chain"
But it WAS a small anchor, a metal one too, as was the chain
(also from the jewellers!), AND they were allowed to compete.
rgds Pete McD
(sorry, nothing to do with multihulls)
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