When your yacht starts to fall apart below the water line whilst transiting the Southern Ocean, you just have to go over the side and start to drill holes (x 13) through the hull to hold it together:
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30-03-12, 23:16 #1
Mad Skills - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12regards David - DSW Marine Engineering
30-03-12, 23:26 #2
Strange they did not use any sort of backing plate, those nuts look very small.Villa in Brazil.
30-03-12, 23:40 #3
I have to agree with the other video comments. VOR has gone far to high-tech. The designers seem to have been inspired by a tuna sandwich for construction ideas.
31-03-12, 01:57 #4
Also, the movement in the two skins of the hull was up and down so the shear strength of the thirteen bolts was the most important factor.
Last edited by lenseman; 31-03-12 at 02:02.regards David - DSW Marine Engineering
31-03-12, 02:15 #5
Looks like the YM Crash Test Boat, series IINext time, it'll all be different.
31-03-12, 08:41 #6Registered User
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