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Old 15-09-2015, 04:29   #16
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Re: Dick Newick 50 Footer restauration in Annapolis...

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You dont want say, that this race was won by a monohull, or ?
Sure - an 80 foot maxi wins it every year!

Was good fun though. Nice squally weather!
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Old 15-09-2015, 04:34   #17
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Re: Dick Newick 50 Footer restauration in Annapolis...

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Yes, the price of the boat seems a bit high. But how much money would you spend on any monohull that can notch 18 knots on the video readily for any who has eyes? I would be in shock if you can post even one. Second point, is could you do ride that monohull singlehandedly? Third concept is could you also stand up in a shower, Have two separate cabins for sleep overs and sit 4 people in the dining room? That boat is just off the charts in wow factor...imho...that skipper understands his market and it is not terribly unreasonable. Just sayin
We Multihull lovers would be fools who cannot afford huge expensive boats to follow that argumentation, alansmith :-)

Yes, from monohull side one might argument. But thats just a "marketing trick". Looking at the reality, its nothing else than nonsense argumentation.

Same I could say: Why are the monohull builders and buyers so stupid to invest huge money into slow boats ? Its their fault and sillyness not using their brains.

One reason why I love Trimarans because of the light displacement building method which is urgent... it is very efficient and eco-friendly.

Why should I pay for 6 tons boat (thats roughly the weight of a 50 Footer Trimaran) a huge amount compared to the heavier monohulls which must be built to make them competitive ?

Since more than 10 years (since 2001) we have the Open 50 Monohull class for the Transat, e.g. the 50 Foot Monohull Gryphon Solo (renamed as "Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America") has a total weight of 7.25 tons only has a max. speed capacity of ~20 knots. (Rec.: Actually its in the market for sales at 193.5 Thousand US dolalrs.)


Its same stupidity of prize pushing we have in foods: We must pay for healthy foods a much higher prize, because it is called "biological" and eco-friendly. Such a nonsense.

Normally every company producing unhealthy food, must be punished by a penality fee to sell their products at a much higher prize because this toxic food is damaging environment (e.g. by pesticides), other animals (e.g. by gene manipulation) and humans (e.g. evoking cancer in the body or other illnesses). The damage to national economies and health care systems by such "bad food" is tremendous. So these products should be more expensive. That would make sense.

I know that I cannot change the economic system (which goes back to the 19th century). Fact is we are in mad societies which are driven by wrong economical rules destroying our planet. Only what counts is "image, image, image" and profit maximisation. - Should I follow as sailor this crazyness ? The answer is clear...

This attitude to accept economical rules would be in a total contradiction to sailing. I learnt from sailing to be "efficient", to adapt to nature... to respect nature and handle a simple life on board with minimum efforts having a healthy and safe sty on a boat and offshore.

Trimarans are boats which are for "poor people" (see the CM (Cylinder Mold) construction and production method)... and not for these morons with their millions (mostly done by corruptive businesses) on the bank account who need expensive man's toys.

Just my personal attitude and opinion... :-)
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No winning for an 80 foot monohull...

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Sure - an 80 foot maxi wins it every year!

Was good fun though. Nice squally weather!
No, no, no.... that may not be. Its time there come along a FOrmula 40 or ORMA 60 Trimaran, hm ?

... as it happened with Trimaran Areté, a former ORMA 60 (ex Emotion ex Sopra) sailing on the great lakes.

The boat was sailing in charter since 2010 in Europe for 5000 Euros Charter rate / half day... 8000 Euros / day




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