General Sailing ships to make a comeback?

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Jesus X

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That dock has massive masts.
I think you mean the boat brah that dock didn't have a fence in that past you could just walk up to the pacific ocean but then the karens got involved and they had to put those in for safety ruined the view.
 

Papi Chingon

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As someone who sails I have to say that power boats have greatly dumbed down water navigation and understanding of it. People now just think they can turn a key and go. This in itself is sad but understandable because as we seek to make things easier we lose the skills we gained getting there.

Sailing is and should be an active process to understand and respect the water but many who don't understand it secretly fear it.

As far as this ship goes, I have seen a few of these as prototypes and it has long been something that people have tried to push forward. Often these types of sails can be "reefed" (lowered) somewhat or be allowed to move with the wind to deal with storms. This would deal with the problem of being over powered. As well, the design of sailboats differs from regular boats in how the weight is carried and how it works with a keel.

Sails on a boat are simply like an airplane wing for the most part so this is a logical extension or step towards a more industrial build. You could not have flexible materials that would carry a ship this big without huge tension, ripping, etc problems. So you have more solid type sails.

Overall, this is another prototype and we won't see these used on the regular but they are cool to check out and will continue to push our seafaring skills not only forward but also backward as we re-learn what we forgot.
As a wee lad I learned to sail on a sunfish, then graduated to the laser, and ultimately found my love on the catamaran, but then I was introduced to a jetski and that changed my perspective. As the saying goes, sailing is gay as fuck.
 

Papi Chingon

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I think you mean the boat brah that dock didn't have a fence in that past you could just walk up to the pacific ocean but then the karens got involved and they had to put those in for safety ruined the view.
You sound like a Karen. That dock has masts. No boat there.
 

Lamont Cranston

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As a wee lad I learned to sail on a sunfish, then graduated to the laser, and ultimately found my love on the catamaran, but then I was introduced to a jetski and that changed my perspective. As the saying goes, sailing is gay as fuck.
Some of my best memories are on a hobie cat.
I can't count how many times I have rescued jetskiers because their motor broke or they ran out of gas.
Then they are just a guy jerking off on a floating bobber.