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Old 22-10-2011, 12:18   #1
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The End of a Myth ?

Anybody else here sticking to the pointless, pointed bow?

How about the real thing:
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Old 22-10-2011, 12:41   #2
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Too cool for school! F'n A!
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Old 22-10-2011, 13:16   #3
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Re: The End of a Myth?

It's a NARWHAL boat!

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Old 22-10-2011, 13:23   #4
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Re: The End of a Myth?

Ha, with a 6.5m waterline bet that stops dead in the water in a short choppy sea. I await the you tube videos of it sailing in challenging conditions of wind over tide.

Still multiply it up t 40 feet and it would make a great area for a double cabin in the bow. Future 40ft quad cabins to squeeze the charters in perhaps.

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haha, that is so true - it really does look like a narwhale!
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Re: The End of a Myth?

It is what is called a pram bow, what we would see on a boat like an El Toro. Pram bows provide more buoyancy forward than traditional V-bows.

http://www.google.com/search?q=pram+...ed=0CBsQ_AUoAQ
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Ha, with a 6.5m waterline bet that stops dead in the water in a short choppy sea. I await the you tube videos of it sailing in challenging conditions of wind over tide.
You won't see any. This is the boat built for (mostly) downwind tradewind sailing. And she is doing just that. Very well.

Please do not show this picture to all those on the coconut milk run. They may get pretty pissed off ;-)

BTW ! Surprisingly ! The qualifiers were a mixture of upwind, downwind and tidal races and she did perform very well too ...

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Re: The End of a Myth?

ok, that MAY be the end of a myth... but she is NOT sexy...

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i want one
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ok, that MAY be the end of a myth... but she is NOT sexy...

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OK. She may be NOT sexy in some eyes ... but she is objectively QUICK!

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The risk for collision damages just sky rocketed by 80%

good buisness the naval industry hummm
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Ha, with a 6.5m waterline bet that stops dead in the water in a short choppy sea. I await the you tube videos of it sailing in challenging conditions of wind over tide.

Still multiply it up t 40 feet and it would make a great area for a double cabin in the bow. Future 40ft quad cabins to squeeze the charters in perhaps.

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Keep the nose shallow and you will slide over the chop. Cutting through is sooo last century.

Find a way to plane the nose up over the sea and you have a winner. Maybe a trimmed fin on the keel? Or a foil like a canard on the bow.
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--give it an Asian name, and transport cars in the forecastle.
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Needs a ramp for easy loading and discharge on the beach.
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