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Old 25-10-2011, 16:22   #46
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Re: The End of a Myth ?

Clocking 8.8 the chase 8.0, 10% faster right now.

Aside from our cruising and liveaboard issues, should she win, wondering how many of next edition Minis/Open40/Imocas will look alike.

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Old 25-10-2011, 17:36   #47
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Re: The End of a Myth ?

Finally, a little respect for the pointy-bow challenged.
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Old 25-10-2011, 18:18   #48
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Re: The End of a Myth ?

Well one thing it would be easier to drop off and pick up passengers with that bow. Especially with limited dock space. And it seems to be holding it's own in the race. I'm wondering if the bow does not dive as deep into a wave in rough seas like a pointed bow would?

Aside: looks like one of the boats in the race hit something and was abandoned:
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Old 25-10-2011, 18:32   #49
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Re: The End of a Myth ?

If dey puts de pointy end in da back, den you could still have a V burth,birth,berth.
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Whoa. Indeed one of them went onto a UFO. Too bad for poor guy and his boat.

Good to know he is fine.

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Old 30-10-2011, 15:12   #51
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And the winner is ...

Doh ;-)

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Re: The End of a Myth ?

My Westsail 32 carried the beam far forward and when it beat to windward, it made quite a splash. Maybe they should redo the Westsail 32 out of carbon fiber so that it only weights 1000 lbs.
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Hmmm, Looks like "outside the box" thinking and designing does still work.
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Re: The End of a Myth ?

Note there was another one, a 'pointy' one by the same designer there, and she did very well too!

I think the designer was driving the blunt thing though.

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It's not a new idea.




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