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Old 11-02-2013, 12:21   #46
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There was a production sailboat, from Scandinavia, with a bulbous bow (Elvstrom?)

Anyone else remember it? Mid seventies, I think...

I think the problem with it is that it only works well (in terms of cancelling the bow wave) at one speed, so it's really not suited to sailing vessels.

You could optimise it for different speeds, but it would have to change shape and size (no grubby comments, please!)
Yes andrew, it was the elvstrøm coronet 34 feet if I remeber. There is one at the local boatyard. It has been hauled out for the winter and looks "different" to put it politely.

I'll have to ask the owner how it sails, if I run into him
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I'll have to ask the owner how it sails, if I run into him
I hope it happens that way round
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If one had a boat like that, it does occur to my reptilian brain that one could rig one's marina slot with an underwater catchrope, and freak out one's guests by drifting into the berth with the kite up, whilst nonchalantly draping oneself over the helm, and waving airily at onlookers.

Moorings could incorporate a stand-up lassoo...

A ridge around the appendage behind the leading end would prevent premature escape.
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Old 11-02-2013, 13:16   #49
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Re: Sorry, 'Just Don't Know How to "Name" this post

It's a lonelier life at sea than I suspected.
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Re: Sorry, 'Just Don't Know How to "Name" this post

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Well, bugger me! (to use a quaint Antipodean turn of phrase)
It could, quite effectively.
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...We never suspected it was 'packing' any appendages. Very discreet ...

most unAustralian ....
Are you suggesting that Australians aren't discreet, or that they don't pack large appendages?
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We never suspected it was 'packing' any appendages.
We have one here in Everett, Wa too, just a few slips up from me.
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Have we decided yet whether it's going in or pulling out?
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It's a lonelier life at sea than I suspected.
Good one!
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Re: Sorry, 'Just Don't Know How to "Name" this post

when in an anchorage and it moves in behind your boat ............................. it isn't to drop its' anchor
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Re: Sorry, 'Just Don't Know How to "Name" this post

Just wondering.

All you techie types - would adding an "appendage" like this increase your waterline? And thereby your hull speed?

As Teddy Roosevelt said (and most women agree) "speak softly and carry a BIG stick"

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From what I've read a vessel needs to be in the 45'+ range for it to really be effective. I did some research after seeing a German Cat with them.
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Re: Sorry, 'Just Don't Know How to "Name" this post

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Well, bugger me! (to use a quaint Antipodean turn of phrase)

We tied up alongside this exact vessel, when we passed through Gisborne NZ a while back, and made desultory conversation. As I recall (and as the boat's name suggests) they were Aussies. Good blokes and sheilas, for all that ;-)

We never suspected it was 'packing' any appendages. Very discreet ...

most unAustralian ....

Andrew... Help this uneducated colonist with "As the name suggests"...

I am at a loss for Coo-ee translations...

As for the rest of you commentors.... There were some very creative albeit juvenile innuendos ....

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