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Old 20-04-2010, 03:29   #1
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Unusual Design

Mother of all Bridge Deck clearances. Interesting rig, I wonder how it works?
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Old 20-04-2010, 06:55   #2
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As CMD said, that's X-it, John Hitch's boat. It needs to have the high bridgedeck clearance because it is very wide, somewhere over 30 feet.

It sails pretty well, I met John at a dinner at Bob Oram's house, and he showed us a photo of the log at 24 knots. Not surprising, it has very slender hulls, length:beam ratios of 25:1.

Easily handled rig too, John is now over 70.

The main real downside is it won't point quite as high as a conventional rig would on a similar boat. Still does better than a lot of production boats though.
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