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Old 21-11-2017, 16:54   #1
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I do agree with several of the comments that these foils could be very dangerous & possibly lethal in close quarter situations.





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Old 21-11-2017, 22:26   #2
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I do agree with several of the comments that these foils could be very dangerous & possibly lethal in close quarter situations.
With boat speeds n the 40 knot plus range, closing speeds approaching 80 knots, ya don't need foils to have lethal accidents!

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Re: Americas Cup Foiling AC75 concept

Yep, it won’t be just helmets next time around, but full body armor for the crew.
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Looks like a trimaran
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Yep, it won’t be just helmets next time around, but full body armor for the crew.


Let's not get carried away here Don C L!

I think you'll find that the windward foil is made of a softer, more collapsible material than the leeward foil!
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Old 22-11-2017, 06:21   #6
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Re: Americas Cup Foiling AC75 concept

They need to remake Water World so Kevin Kostner can have a foil battle with one of these. Right after he drinks his own urine again.....
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Re: Americas Cup Foiling AC75 concept

The first thing that popped into my mind was Messala's chariot in Ben Hur, followed by the gladiatrix cut in half in Gladiator.

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With boat speeds n the 40 knot plus range, closing speeds approaching 80 knots, ya don't need foils to have lethal accidents!

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The speeds are less than those of racing cars, but I don't know of a motor racing class that would allow such a projection, especially a ballasted one.
Another objection for me is that the 'hanging foils' will constrain close-quarters manoeuvring, which is surely the point of match-racing.
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Can these foiling monohull sail boats sail in rough conditions, (6-10 foot swells etc) or are they like the Cats that require placid seas?

I like the ocean racing boats, they are way cool imo.

yeah, yeah, get off my lawn....
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Re: Americas Cup Foiling AC75 concept

Big Moths, but I have my doubts they will solve the engineering challenge of ballasted foils that will be regularly, and quickly, hoisted and lowered in such a large arc. Think of the forces on that hinge. Think of the money that will be spent building the prototype alone. I could buy two of my boats for that. Maybe 3.
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Big Moths, but I have my doubts they will solve the engineering challenge of ballasted foils that will be regularly, and quickly, hoisted and lowered in such a large arc. Think of the forces on that hinge. Think of the money that will be spent building the prototype alone. I could buy two of my boats for that. Maybe 3.

likely three, and at todays prices...
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Yep, it won’t be just helmets next time around, but full body armor for the crew.
But there's only going to be two at a time. Here's a Moth race with a lot of foiling Moths flying around (there are other videos):
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This concept is poorly thought out. Unintended consequences scream out. I understand that each crew will be strapped into an ejection seat with no movement allowed on deck.
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Let's not get carried away here Don C L!

I think you'll find that the windward foil is made of a softer, more collapsible material than the leeward foil!
Of course it will be!
Oh, sorry, on course.
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Looks like a trimaran
My first thought exactly.
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