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Rob Zabukovec
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Post by Rob Zabukovec » 18 Nov 2017, 02:42

All,

Thought you might find this interesting:

http://www.yacht.de/fileadmin/user_uplo ... Foiler.pdf

Now... How to turn it into a Proa!
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Post by cpcanoesailor » 19 Nov 2017, 15:34

You mean like this? http://harryproa.com/?cat=2 ;)

Neat that they're using a bamboo composite (and carbon fiber of course). I wonder if having an enclosed cockpit would make it more difficult for the crew, since they won't hear as much. Everything they need to look at is behind them, except for the course.
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Post by tdem » 20 Nov 2017, 08:15

The picture of the capsized boat appears to have a Vestas logo on it, sneaky! Some of the claims about the foil configuration seem a bit optimistic. If the back foils ventilate surely the boat will launch itself out of the water? That wouldn't be pretty either. Seems like it would be a relatively comfy ride for the crew, compared to 60knots over the deck.
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Post by Rob Zabukovec » 20 Nov 2017, 21:16

Coming thick and fast now:

https://www.superfoiler.com/platform/

For crowded Sydney Harbour type racing, the carnage and injuries from collisions and capsizes and pitch poles will be interesting. 18ft skiffs are bad enough.....
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Post by Rob Zabukovec » 20 Nov 2017, 23:19

And now this..... Could make all multihulls obsolete?...

http://etnz.qiupreview.com/en/news/262_ ... EALED.html
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Post by cpcanoesailor » 23 Nov 2017, 15:45

Obsolete? Possibly for open budget, closed course racing, but not for the average guy, and where the average guy sails. When I see foils, I always thing about all the stuff in the water near Vancouver - mostly wood bits from slivers to trees. You can't avoid it all. But maybe someday...
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