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Subject: Re: OT, kinda, video
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On 10/25/2017 7:09 PM, Savageduck wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2017, Eric Stevens wrote
> (in article<u132vcp88iljhdbgvm1tuomstq27e1cnep@4ax.com>):
> 
>> On Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:07:40 -0700, Savageduck
>> <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>  wrote:
>>
>>> On Oct 25, 2017, Tony Cooper wrote
>>> (in article<5591vcd6pp5v5bgl84bltjnmdbhpn28ld3@4ax.com>):
>>>
>>>> While this isn't directly related to photography, it will be
>>>> interesting to some here.
>>>>
>>>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wxc3mKqKTk&feature=youtu.be
>>>>
>>>> There are those here who can't understand why someone would be
>>>> interested in still doing film photography or developing their own
>>>> film. Those still shooting film, though, have an appreciation for the
>>>> "old way" and an admiration of the mechanics involved.
>>>>
>>>> The video is about a guy who has a similar appreciation and admiration
>>>> in a somewhat related area.
>>>
>>> Yup! That was interesting.
>>>
>>> Old technology is always interesting, just think of steam engines, or
>>> warbirds.
>>
>> Or sailboats.
> 
> Sailboats are an interesting subject in this regard since they are divided
> into two groups; those dedicated to the history of sail, and those deeply
> immersed in cutting edge advanced technology when it comes to the modern
> sailboat. All one needs is to look at the aerodynamics engineering in sail,
> foil, and hull design, as well as computers &  electronics used in
> America’s Cup boats, the Volvo Ocean Race yachts, or contempory cruise
> sailboats. With you in NZ, where modern sailboat technology is quite a big
> thing, not exactly a fading tech.
> 
> <https://www.sailingworld.com/tech-behind-americas-cup>
> 
> <http://www.landroverbar.com/en/news/384_A-beginner-s-guide-to-foili...
> foil-shapes.html>
> 
> <http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/boat.html>
> 
> I concede that the Clipper Ship is dead. Sadly from a commercial veiwpoint
> they just couldn’t compete with steam, or today with massive container
> ships, but they will remain things of grace and beauty. We are fortunate that
> a handful of examples remain today, along with a few modern sail cruise
> boats.
> 
> <https://www.windstarcruises.com/yachts/>
> 
> <https://www.starclippers.com/us-dom>
> 

There are some companies building them.
<http://hodgdonyachts.com/>

And sail manufacturing is still good business.



-- 
PeterN