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Old 14-06-2011, 16:00   #31
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

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Now you know why I want a Mono hull boat
Well, if it was a mono it would have sunk.
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

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I say bring back the J class

I'm sure this video will give even you cat people goosebumps



Stuff like this, makes you appreciate the mega rich gits which partly makes up for the other rich gits who ruined AC racing.
It's a beautiful boat, but it would be kind of embarrassing if they were racing those megabuck yachts in the AC "the world's premier sailing event" and somebody went smoking past in a little Farrier tri, kind of like this...

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Old 14-06-2011, 16:56   #33
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

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I say bring back the J class

I'm sure this video will give even you cat people goosebumps
Goosebumps and shivers down my spine
The thought of all those spilt drinks and possessions, china and glassware falling out of lockers smashing onto the floor as it heels in the gust is terrifying.

What's that? you dont have china and glassware on your yacht?

Here's another classic
They spill their drinks on this one as well
The 1936 Fife designed "Eilean" (and it does)
Eilean: on the sea again*-*Classic*-*Boats*-*Yacht OnLine
Great clip and she makes her appearance 1 minute in

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Old 14-06-2011, 17:05   #34
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

schooners rue--- they should bring em back ..LOL..ORIGINAL ac racing....had style and class. make em gaff rigged schooners, as they SHOULD be.
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Old 14-06-2011, 17:15   #35
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

oh yeah....the boys better leave the light air boats at home for sf bay!
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Old 14-06-2011, 17:23   #36
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

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Now you know why I want a Mono hull boat
I know what you mean... I quit flying on large commercial aircraft, because the stunt flying worlds championship, is obviously so dangerous a sport! They MUST all be the same...

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Old 14-06-2011, 17:24   #37
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

a proper mono would not have pitchpoled in that tiny sea..LOL
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Old 14-06-2011, 17:27   #38
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

That's a typical pitchpole. Done it 100 times on a hobie 16. When I moved to charleston I bought a hobie 17 for this exact reason. more hull in the bow.
Basically those ac45s are a bad design. There needs to be more hull towards the front of the boat. More buoyancy.
On the other hand I like the crashes, nascar on the water!
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Looks like they were on a run and the noses just dug in.

As an armchair racing cat engineer/designer I'm thinking a little more hull length ahead of the mast might help....or perhaps some more buoyancy in the noses.
Or maybe a reef.
I agree on all counts, and the boat just seemed to have too much power for it's size and weight. I have pitchpoled beach cats before, and it was always from STUFFING it into a large vertical wave. These conditions didn't look that bad, they just sailed it over... Something in the design is not right. IMO

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Hey Loquat. I like your handle. BOB
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Now you know why I want a Mono hull boat
You Havent heard of Americas Cup Mono - Australia 3 - literally breaking in two and sinking in a matter of seconds then?

Honestly as we may have pointed out before - any relevance between Aus 3 sinking and a cruising mono safety is nil, any relevance between an AC multi and my boat is nil.
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a proper mono would not have pitchpoled in that tiny sea..LOL
And neither would a proper multi
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

Glad to see some of you recognize the and icon as representing humour or teasing. For the rest I understand there's a waiting line for the funny bone transplants but we'll see what we can do.
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Re: OH Poop!!!! American Cup Cat Flips (video)

I have seen five to six foot wind chop on 35 knot days when the current is ebbing hard. Nope, it's not ocean swell but it is enough to make things rough on cats the size they plan on racing.
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