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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Pressure Drop Advertisers Promo Page

    A special spot where advertisers and sponsor can keep the readers of Pressure Drop up to date with latest creations, promos, deals, products and...

    Started by PD Staff, 03-26-2014 01:37 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    04-21-2014 10:17 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: welcome to pressure-drop...

    and thanks for coming. there's been some questions as to the 5 w's and we thought it would be good to just lay it out there so you all know what the...

    Started by aA, 09-02-2010 09:09 PM
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  1. Thoughts On Drones

    Here's an area of which you might have some thoughts. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. As seen in the article below, commonly referred to as drones. Sure,...

    Started by Photoboy, 04-16-2014 10:19 AM
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    auv, drones injuries
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    Today 06:00 AM Go to last post
  2. Symmetrical Spinnaker Trim

    Got in a dispute with a person on board over how to trim a Sym Spin on a power beam reach where the boat is on the verge of losing control but still...

    Started by DaveT, 09-15-2014 11:56 AM
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    09-15-2014 06:01 PM Go to last post
  3. Clear and Concise

    Too bad the chopper did not get footage of the whole sail plan. I'd like to see this video with some shots of the whole boat and rig at those speeds.

    Started by DaveT, 08-30-2014 08:54 AM
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    08-30-2014 09:37 AM Go to last post
  4. A Blast Into The Past: SORC 1983

    A great vintage piece from the 1983 Southern Ocean Racing Conference (S.O.R.C.), six race series sailed off Florida, USA...stay tuned for more!

    Started by Photoboy, 07-29-2014 10:27 AM
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    1983 sorc, artemis, bruce nelson, carat, chiquita, chris corlett, david pedrick, doug petersen, george deguardiola, kialoa, locura, mea culpa, monro wingate, nirvana, ron holland, scarlett ohara, st petersburg yc, thunderbolt, tom blackaller, windward passage
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    07-30-2014 09:29 AM Go to last post
  5. Mysterious Sailing Yachts

    The World is full of custom and unique small sailing yachts, some of them have no comercial background and are/were built to comply with one and only...

    Started by johnestmon, 07-13-2014 11:14 PM
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    07-13-2014 11:14 PM Go to last post
  6. Robot sailing boat

    Hi All, This is an article from The Times (London UK) 10th May, concerning a robot sailing boat getting ready to cross the Atlantic. ...

    Started by johnestmon, 07-13-2014 11:05 PM
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    07-13-2014 11:05 PM Go to last post
  7. Formula Yacht Spars go bust

    Some time ago a I had Formula Yacht Spars re-rig my boat but they left it with a dangerous rig and unable to be used under sail. In the vain hope...

    Started by johnestmon, 07-13-2014 11:03 PM
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    07-13-2014 11:03 PM Go to last post
  8. Multihull Sailing

    Just happened across this well done video on the Dragonfly 35 trimaran. Enjoy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oh4q2bt61EY&NR=1

    Started by johnestmon, 07-13-2014 10:51 PM
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    07-13-2014 10:51 PM Go to last post
  9. Wet Wednesday in Ventucky

    This last wednesday we finally got some video of us sailing. Me, Kim, Scott(dad) and Devin(son) and Chad, for 1min and 40 seconds of a wild reach...

    Started by Dave T, 07-10-2014 06:05 PM
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    07-12-2014 08:26 PM Go to last post
  10. 18 and I like it

    I love watching this stuff And thanks to Alice

    Started by DaveT, 07-08-2014 11:59 AM
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    07-09-2014 07:40 AM Go to last post
  11. Why I don't play Russian Roulette

    and don't ever go out on the 4th of July. http://www.local10.com/news/9-injured-in-boating-accident-off-dinner-key-marina/26806484 I recall...

    Started by Sanity Check, 07-05-2014 11:21 PM
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    07-06-2014 07:00 PM Go to last post
  12. What's Old is Stupid Again

    The 1/4 Ton Revival is nothing more than getting old boats at cheap prices and doing a fixerupper. This is Really more of a statement on the price...

    Started by DaveT, 06-24-2014 08:31 PM
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    06-29-2014 10:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Athwartship sheeting

    Does anyone know where there are diagrams for different arrangements for athwartship sheeting for the jibs?

    Started by DaveT, 06-08-2014 09:46 AM
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    06-12-2014 06:49 PM Go to last post
  14. Another J-70 Raffle

    Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation (CISF) of Jamestown, RI has teamed up with East Coast Yacht Sales to give you a chance to win a brand-new J/70...

    Started by PD Staff, 06-10-2014 01:00 PM
    east coast yacht sales, j-70, raffle
    • Replies: 0
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    06-10-2014 01:00 PM Go to last post
  15. Sailing Makes the News In Arizona.

    http://www.azcentral.com/video/3551692998001

    Started by DaveT, 05-10-2014 10:48 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    06-10-2014 10:26 AM Go to last post
  16. The Cheeky Rafiki Tragedy: Lessons Gained?

    The Independent filed a well writen piece on the Atlantic with reference to the crew of the Cheeky Rafiki To quote a local sailor who has...

    Started by PD Staff, 05-26-2014 08:46 PM
    atlantic crossing, cheeky raficki, ocean tragedy
    • Replies: 9
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    05-30-2014 01:21 PM Go to last post
  17. Gravity Storm Overwhelms Desafío Español’s ESP-65

    ESP-65, Desafío Español’s first IACC boat for the 32nd America’s Cup. After being abandoned at the yacht club, docked for years, her keel fell off,...

    Started by PD Staff, 05-29-2014 04:07 PM
    32nd america’s cup, capsize, desafío español, esp-65, keel eating mussels, paul allen, peter gilmour, usa-65, valencia
    • Replies: 0
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    05-29-2014 04:07 PM Go to last post
  18. 50 +

    http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/getting-older-is-no-excuse-to-stop-sailing Getting older is no excuse to stop sailing 11 Feb 2014...

    Started by foghornleghorn, 05-26-2014 01:24 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-27-2014 07:38 PM Go to last post
  19. The Sea Orbiter.......this is cool

    http://seaorbiter.com/en/vaisseau/seaorbiter-en-bref/

    Started by DaveT, 05-16-2014 04:21 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    05-24-2014 06:23 PM Go to last post
  20. Caption Contest

    Best two captions gets something nice...

    Started by Photoboy, 09-02-2012 01:07 PM
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    caption contest
    • Replies: 18
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    05-20-2014 08:32 AM Go to last post

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