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  1. Team Actual west-ward tour

    Quote: "I know of no reason to blame the accident of Guo Chuan on the boat. " Semilis Agreed - and yes, you're writing sensationalist BS there, Clean.
  2. Banque Populaire

    Keep at it dOuG, repeat a thousand times and you can convince yourself that you're not a deluded lump of defecation ... in all "the history of mankind."
  3. Banque Populaire

    Fire Arrow is a damp squid bath toy, not full size boat.
  4. Banque Populaire

    Right. Decently large float foils and relatively small area main hull T foil, enough to smooth the yacht ride and at same time provides end plate for efficiency. But don't tell lOrd of FoOls - who has a phallic fixation about foil size?
  5. Maserati on Foils

    Sue the insane one; might shut his endless posts and comments off for maybe 48 hours.
  6. Gitana Maxi 17

    The argument that you cannot align the carbon laminates to counter loads just doesn't hold water - sorry, bad pun. Looking at the G17 photograph (how secretive was the photographer and more thanks to you - otherwise we would know nothing) - the foil laminates look very DoUgLoRd amateurish - were the Rothschilds running out of cash?
  7. Gitana Maxi 17

    Looks like a similar foam as coremat - which if so, seems strange to me because it is not a strong material; also quite heavy. But don't know the material in photograph, just looking. The carbon laminates in the trailing sections, although broken and gone, looks also minimal - and the gash/rip entering the mid section area doesn't look substantial either. Would have thought these hard working foils would have been solid carbon?
  8. Sodebo foiling

    Look at leeward float (dimwit DL, blinded because you don't want to see) it is flying I guess, because you have never been on a real world foiling craft it is difficult for you to comprehend what water and waves and foil wakes do. And of course Coville obviously knows less than zero about sailing reality in very fast boats? - whereas your incredible hopping pond toy experience, in comparison to Coville, he knows nothing? Time for you to register in the asylum perhaps?
  9. bi-directional Proa

  10. Gitana 17 on Foils

    The champion AC50 (ahem, New Zealand) had I heard/read solid carbon foils (which took some months to laminate and finish) with some special grade of steel used in the very fine tips. Whereas just peering at the photograph, what is that stuff used for forming, filling the trailing sections of G17's foil? Doesn't look particularly robust? And not much carbon there either - and also in the middle section of the foil as well? But I know nothing, just looking.
  11. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Cavitation damage on the lifting side trailing section? Appears to be quite flat down there? Rethink: looks like flexing occurred first and then everything turned to defecation because first crack would have begun in thinnest, trailing section of foil. Always a difficult area to make strong?
  12. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Listen, all the recent (and many of the older) trimarans ARE hydrofoilers. They use foils for lift. We can go back 40 years to early examples. And although the blinkered DL thinks otherwise, claiming incessantly that he is the original inventor with his hopping toy - he is deluded.
  13. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Lord of foils/fooling himself, your fantasies of yacht design have yet again been disproved. Better go into another frenzy of bath toy making and posting pollution. One question: when was the last time you actually put your obese posterior on a full sized sailing boat, like even a 9 foot version. And are you actually capable of even getting aboard a boat? Should we feel sympathy for your imbalanced to insane obsessions? Answer not required.
  14. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Don't try and reason with the beyond delusional one, he exists on Planet Ogg in a darkened galaxy beyond our own. One point which appears to be obvious, the too many foil boats are slower in light/moderate conditions to maintain a decent speed because of good old basic drag ... and they can't lift their main hull T foil, hence G17 having to sail higher while Sodebo laid off yet still retained excellent downwind performance.
  15. Gitana 17 on Foils

    They are all foilers ... it's just that two or three? of the latest big tris have T foils on their main daggers beside their float and rudder foils ... and that appears to be one too many? Drag is slow especially in light airs. A basic - learned years ago?