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Old 27-12-2008, 21:18   #16
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Wow! You think those rigs have direct cable steering? (I have no idea.) The stresses would be incredible.
hey, Starfish.
I see you are in Palm Beach.
Is your GS at a marina or do you anchor in the icw? Theres a lot more room up there than here in Ft Luderdale.
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Old 28-12-2008, 01:21   #17
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Allot of credit goes to a design that not only could accomplish these speeds, but, looking at the photos, did not simply disintegrate after crashing at that speed.
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:04   #18
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To me, doing 20 knots on the water feels like 40. I wonder what 61 knots feels like?
It feels like 122 Knots Hud
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:53   #19
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I'm not sure how much of this technology will trickle down to cruising cats, but I'm mightily impressed, even if that speed was only momentary. As a real number their sustained 43 knots for a mile is dazzling!
Have you seen this:?

Sustained 40 knots plus, in what looks to be only around 15 knots of breeze. And an average ACROSS THE ATLANTIC of 37.1 knots....

And it actually looks pretty comfortable.
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Simuler speeds are being posted by asymetrical monohulls. I can see the technology on the hull curvature trickling down, ....slowly to production racing hulls.
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Any video of monohulls doing similar speeds?
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Old 06-01-2011, 14:36   #22
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57 sustained in a mono .... no problem

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I don't see the video from the link.
What am I missing?
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A mono being towed by a car. Any video of a mono SAILING at 40knots plus? Or is towing the only way to do it?
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Deadly silence. OK how about video of a mono sailing at around 30 knots? Anything?
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Mari-Cha IV will do 40 but here she's only doing about 20.
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For real speed ...

skip the hull altogether:
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Mari-Cha IV will do 40 but here she's only doing about 20.
They tell a few porkies on their web site - like this one.

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Mari-Cha IV is not only elegant,stylish and cutting edge...
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I dont think so!
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For Reel Speed in a Sail Boat......

Actually if you want reel speed out of a sailboat, freeze the water and go for a ride on an ice boat. Confirmed speed records of over 90 knots and unconfirmed records of 130 knots!

I think I'll be fine with chugging along at 6 to 8 knots.

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A mono being towed by a car. Any video of a mono SAILING at 40knots plus? Or is towing the only way to do it?
Simple fact is that a monohull's displacement in the water is always going to hold it back. The super light racing cats and tris have vastly less and no heavy keel either so ultimately will always be the record holders.

The only way to get a mono over 40kts is with a couple of decent engines, I think theyre called racing powerboats!
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