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Old 31-01-2013, 12:49   #1
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Who said BIG CATS can't FLY

Here is a Tag60 flying a hull

Not sure that my 1st mate would be up for cruising like this, but it looks like a lot of fun

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Old 31-01-2013, 12:57   #2
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Re: Who said BIG CATS can't FLY

Whow! Nice shot and nerves of steel!

Didn't know there was a British registered TAG60!
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Wow Ballsie!!
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Old 31-01-2013, 13:45   #5
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Re: Who said BIG CATS can't FLY

Is that the imfamous Tag60 previously named (poon) Tang?
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I dunno, flying a hull on a Hobie 16 is fun, flying a hull on a big cat...sure would get my pucker factor up.
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Re: Who said BIG CATS can't FLY

Love the picture, all that's needed for the sale, so why do the manufacturers have to throw some BS into the mix?

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Deep down wind sailing is similar to a racing catamaran. Once again generate the apparent wind and dive off the wind. During sea-trials on a 20knot breeze day, we had the TAG 60 sailing at 18-24 knots at 150 degrees off the true wind with the apparent wind angle sitting at 40 degrees. Truly impressive.
Just not possible. At 20K true wind speed and 150 true wind direction the apparent wind is between 10K/86 degrees (18K boat speed) and 12K/56 degrees (24K boat speed). Do they just figure that someone spending this much money doesn't have the brains to check? Are they really that desperate to try and show the boat can sail close to the apparent wind?
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Just not possible. At 20K true wind speed and 150 true wind direction the apparent wind is between 10K/86 degrees (18K boat speed) and 12K/56 degrees (24K boat speed). Do they just figure that someone spending this much money doesn't have the brains to check? Are they really that desperate to try and show the boat can sail close to the apparent wind?
I get the same numbers. At 20 knots with a boat speed of 24K the apparent wind would be 12.03 knots and apparent wind angle would be 56.26 degrees.
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I dunno, flying a hull on a Hobie 16 is fun, flying a hull on a big cat...sure would get my pucker factor up.
Could be fun - on someone else's boat!
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Re: Who said BIG CATS can't FLY

Some Cats really look like Dogs, But this Tag 60 is really sexy looking with soft flowing lines all over.

What throws me off is the square box the designer stuffed in the back for a cockpit.
He would have really hit it out of the park with soft lines back there also
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Is that the imfamous Tag60 previously named (poon) Tang?
No this one is named "STAR DUST"
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I get the same numbers. At 20 knots with a boat speed of 24K the apparent wind would be 12.03 knots and apparent wind angle would be 56.26 degrees.
Haven't used the sine and cosine rules in years. That was fun! I get the same result as you guys for 24 knots.
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Great new photos for the screen saver thanks people !
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Whow! Nice shot and nerves of steel!

Didn't know there was a British registered TAG60!
That's the ensign of Jersey. So probably a flag of convenience and could be from anywhere.
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What throws me off is the square box the designer stuffed in the back for a cockpit.
Thought I recognised the styling
I like the practicality of it.


Love the fridge all the way down there.


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He also did Earthling

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