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...............or just appreciate sublime engineering as a thing of beauty.
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Originally posted by Prince Buster

...............or just appreciate sublime engineering as a thing of beauty.

Can you tell good engineering by looking at a picture?

Concord is used as a example of engineering miss-management, the helecopter can be shot at, hit and still fly.

The wally boats hull may be poorly made from the wrong material and have engines that overheat.

Please don't confuse good engineering with beautiful style. (my computer keyboard looks nice but the keys don't always work) 

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if you read up about the wally118 power you will see for yourself that the construction. the engineering and everything about that boat is top notch and, even though it may not be a completely fair observation, the Top Gear team did a special episode on it a few years ago (in the days before it became silly) and it was very informative of the boat and put emphasis on the fine engineering and lean, mean machine looks with no compromise.
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Box Tunnel in the setting sun

That my friend is sublime engineering!!

I might be sailing it, but it's still sh**e!
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Back on thread chaps, like my new toy?  I had a bit of carbon left over so I threw this together...my kind of superyacht!!

I wish...I spotted this beauty in Ibiza this year.  One day...

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A. Does it come in Blue?

B. Back on thread? You spoil all the fun

I might be sailing it, but it's still sh**e!
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Originally posted by Prince Buster

if you read up about the wally118 power you will see for yourself that the construction. the engineering and everything about that boat is top notch and, even though it may not be a completely fair observation, the Top Gear team did a special episode on it a few years ago (in the days before it became silly) and it was very informative of the boat and put emphasis on the fine engineering and lean, mean machine looks with no compromise.

I wasn't saying that the wally is badly built just that by looking at pictures you can't tell if the object is well engineered.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MRJP BUZZ 585 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Nov 06 at 10:32am
Originally posted by tack'ho

Box Tunnel in the setting sun

That my friend is sublime engineering!!



My lil brother has been doing a huge project on that bloke, so has just been telling me in great detail all about it

also i live pretty close


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Iain, didn't realise you were a hardcore Ibiza raver! I'll have to remember to bring my UV jacket and glow sticks for next years Draycote event.

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I've not done the maths, but I think it is quite likely that with the money you'd get from selling one of those superyachts, you could buy every dinghy in every dinghy park in Britain. Then just think what fun you could have, sailing all the ones you liked, and burning the rest! And none of the opinions stated on this site as to which to burn would matter at all! All those Cherubs going up in flames, and all the foiler moths and 14's, while Skipper 14s, Laser Funboats and Magnos get pride of place on the slipway! Well, you'd have to have bad taste to own a superyacht like that in the 1st place...
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