KareL

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  1. KareL

    AC 75 foils legal (shit)storm?

    USS Planview 1964 http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/78/09780104.jpg
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    AC 75 foils legal (shit)storm?

    The AC75 concept is much closer to the Vampire M20 project that out dates Chaves Patent filing with more than 6 years. Vampire M20 https://vampire-project.com/, Chaves Patent https://patents.google.com/patent/WO2017083947A1/en?oq=manoel+francisco+cortes+chaves Yes Chaves patent talks about a bulb and hydrulics but double canting keels has been discribed before and I quite certain that I even have seen a drawing of a double canting keel system with wings in the 90s, but non foiling. I belive it can be a very costly process for Chaves
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    Route66

    It is nice to see that Bill and Carol still enjoys and taking good care of the boat. I had the pleasure to work on the design studies for this boat in the summer of 88 and 89. Route 66 is the brain child of Sven Olof Ridder and Lars Bergström and the person who did the most of the drawing of the final boat was Jim Ryan. It was one of the first boat I worked on that got built.
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    J-120 Or X-119?

    Both boats are good ones. I'm sailing a J/120 in Sweden and because they are uncommon here the price where right. The X-119 is a smaller and more agile boat. The J/120 is faster above 12 knots of wind but gets very sticky under 7 knots. I can see that the X-119 is 12s/mile faster according to PHRF and in Swedish handicap system the J/120 shall be 6% or about 35s/mile faster than the X-119, a 8% difference between the two handicap systems.
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    Coppercoat Redux

    Hempel SilicOne is 41USD/0,75l + tax in the store in Sweden.
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    who are they?

    https://www.voileetmoteur.com/voiliers/actualite-voile/les-chantiers/quel-repreneur-pour-rm-fora-marine/87956
  7. I'm quite certain that it is the 12mr Sverige that has been rebuild in Germany with a nose job. I dont belive that the new bow complies with the rules.
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    Swede 55

    Now the ad is out https://www.blocket.se/stockholm/Lady_Helmsman_Special_Calluna_72323952.htm?ca=11&w=3 Perfect boat for someone who likes to have a classic narrow Scandinavian boat with good light wind performance and low maintenance. 295 000 SEK ($33 600 or 30 900Eur)
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    Swede 55

    Hi Panoramix I did a quick check between the IRC ratings from Fastnet race compared to the Swedish SRS and IRC. Both IRC and SRS is Corrected Time = Rating * Elapsed Time IRC 2015 SRS 2017 SRS / IRC Elan 40 1.021 1.086 1.064 X37 1.025 1.090 1.063 First 35 1.025 1.064 1.038 A35 1.027 1.061 1.033 Swede 55 1.022 1.101 1.077 I do think that the Swede 55 SRS rating is a few % to high but if your IRC rating is 1.022 including spinnaker then your IRC rating seems to be OK. Maybe even a killer in some conditions but a dog in light air with old sea.
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    Swede 55

    A little bit of topic but my brother is now gonna put our family boat since 35 years for sale. It's a 40*9’ special version of a Lady Helmsman. The boat home harbor is in Stockholm.
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    Swede 55

    Well, Kåre, I am quoting the latest LYS table (around 2010, I think). That is the statistical outcome, which - as stated - inludes everything.You are then saying that in some conditions the outcome could be reversed - could very well be as these two boats only differ 0.01, a precision the LYS table never had. Here you are missing the point I made to explain to Pano that the Swede 55 is not as fast as he imaged. He is now slowly getting there . If you both are more happy with comparing with 40.7 - ok, do that. It doesn't really matter. Then, Kåre, you point at the new rating system in Sweden, SRS, and claim 40.7 has the same rating as Swede 55. That is not fully correct, 40.7 rates 1.103 with standard keel whereas Swede55 rates 1.101. The SRS is a system based on boat size taken at several measurement points. That does not say how fast the boat is - it is wellknown that all such systems work reasonably well for contemporary boats but older boats tend to get too high rating. You have probably seen the discussion at Blur . BTW ... I have also raced against both 36.7 (carbon mast, however) and Swede 55. My conclusion is not the same as yours ... could be the carbon. These individual experiences does not have really the same value as statistical data, however. /J Hi Jaramaz The difference between 1.101 and 1.103 in SRS is 6s per hour or about 1s per mile. But I do agree with you that the SRS rating is not favorable for the Swede 55 and that in most conditions the 40.7 is definitely a faster boat. According to me the LYS rating was on the low side for the Swede 55 and you will probably disagree with me on that. I guess the First 36.7 you are talking about is TeamPro4u, the reigning European Champion and World bronze medalist in ORCi and this is a quite modified 36.7 and has the lowest ORC rating of all registered 36.7. ORCi = 614. I do understand that it's less fun to race the boat now with a unfavorable rating. The old LYS rating was not a purely statistical based system. LYS rating was set by a committee looking at statistics and then setting the rating base on their own thoughts of the performance of the boat. SRS is based on a simplified VPP formula and then the rating can be adjusted by a committee if rating from the formula is considered not be correct.
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    Swede 55

    Hi Jaramaz From my experience racing against both 36.7 and the Swede 55 I would say that the Swede 55 is faster in most cases if the waves aren't to big and as long as both boats have good sails and crew. Nowadays the Swede 55 has the same rating as the 40.7 in Sweden, but I do believe that the 40.7 is a few % faster in reality. The latest version of the Swede 55 called Swede 52 is much faster and is about as fast as an J/120. But I'm sorry to say that only one Swede 52 has been built.