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    Arrow Mad Skills - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

    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:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HxgXE6k99EY
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    Strange they did not use any sort of backing plate, those nuts look very small.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WouldbeSailor View Post
    Strange they did not use any sort of backing plate, those nuts look very small.
    When you are in the southern ocean, you just can't pop out to the local chandlery to buy backing plates. They did cut strips of something, using an angle grinder/cutter on deck, to fabricate some form of 'plate' and the shoring poles were set to hold them in place.

    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.
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    Looks like the YM Crash Test Boat, series II
    Next time, it'll all be different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WouldbeSailor View Post
    Strange they did not use any sort of backing plate, those nuts look very small.
    Looks to me like they put in three big black rectangular sheets of carbon on the inside, and square bits of ?chopped up batten? on each bolt on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_sail View Post
    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.
    The are certainly not built for comfort.Not many soft furnishings down below

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    But when they do go quickly......wow....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBQXt7QnnXk

    edited because it appears I don't know the tags for embedding a youtube clip after all...

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