Originally Posted by arsenelupiga
dont increase any more.
at 75 true, app wind at 15 kn is 32 and app angle 48. i think this is actually doable with extra sail area however, risking some damage that your reward will cover.
Not a snowflake's chance in hell. Those figures above are interesting but their own figures come in at 43 feet with a waterline length of 41 feet light displacement
of 11.3 t (so a really light boat ready to sail with minimal bits on board but with 250 litres of water and 250 litres of fuel
and a dinghy
and enough gear
to be legal
in my part of the world (e.g. a second anchor) and the weight of the soft luff sails
, its gunna be at least 12.5 ton - at least, I love to see one weighed on rated load cells.
Compare that with say catanas own C42 - its almost the same length and two and a half tonnes lighter According to their own polars (which I might say are more often than not fanciful - not Catanas but almost every designer) it has a top speed in 25 knots (effective top speed and sail area is being reduced after that) of 17-18 knots. Catana
in their blurb talk about up to 20 knots down wind and 12 knots upwind.
So catana are making a lighter more powerful C42 which doesn't go as fast as the heavier less powerful Bali. I don't think so.
The C42 is more expensive than the Bali as well. So you pay more for a lighter more powerful boat that doesn't perform as well. Why would catana do that?
I am confident my money
Remember this is coming from a claim by o2basailor that:
It ends up that the design team spent a lot of time considering weight balance and on water characteristics. The result amazed me. This boat is not only a screamer, reaching over 14 knots in a much wind and topping out at an unbelievable 21 knots in 25 knit wind, while being smooth, dry, and literally never slamming once. I have never experienced anything like it and I have been sailing cats for nearly 30 years.
I call unequivocally untrue. I have sailed lots and lots of multis and some really really fast ones. And raced lots of them with good crews. Just not going to happen. To get those speeds it will have to have a hurricane
up its posterior.