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  1. I haven't found much about fenced keels online and it only related to ventilation. To be honest I don't even know what a fenced keel would look like. As far as the "board forward", here is what the builder emailed me. " This tri has a low aspect fenced keel and a board forward technology so the angle of attack of the rudder can be controlled and the center of lift can be changed relative to the sail plan. L/B ratio main hull 10/1 amas 16/1 prismatic coefficient .61 LBS imersion 780lb
  2. I need to find links that talk about this so I will better understand how it relates to trimaran performance: Thanks, "A low aspect fenced keel and a board forward technology so the angle of attack of the rudder can be controlled and the center of lift can be changed relative to the sail plan."
  3. Russell’s narrative about how he was inspired to create this boat, based upon Dick Newick’s original Tremolino design, was personally one of my favorite chapters in the book "Small Trimarans". In my book, she is a hot looking, Newick inspired, F-boat killing coffin-camper!
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    Three cheers?

    I'd call it a HH54. It might be that a dark paint band around the cabin makes other HH54's look like they have a wrap around window. A while back I looked at a HH34 back east, talked to Chris and another fellow who had a 34 up in the PNW.
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    R2AK 2018

    R2AK is on the bucket list but not as a solo. I don't know how Donald got Nigel to design the amas. I do know that Donald and Russell became good friends and when Donald passed away, Russell and Paul Bieker bought back the tri, which tells ya something about the boat, and as Russell says Paul sailed the shit out of her without any issues while Russell worried about her. When I got her, she needed some brightwork, new outboard, tramps and new sails. Russell called Randy Smyth and they cooked up a new main and jib for her. I'm not sure what the best pedal system will be and how it would be installed. I have the molds for her as well but it would require some additional engineering/Russell magic to build another Humdinger. The build quality of this tri is stunning and an example of what an amazing craftsman Russell is. It is a floating piece of art and should be in a museum.
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    R2AK 2018

    It's in my backyard.
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    R2AK 2018

    I think this tri is well suited for R2AK. Both the centerboard and rudder are kick up with an adjustable pressure sensitive automatic release on both. Without a motor, it weighs 900lbs. Three hundred and seventy five sq. ft. of main and working jib plus a good sized chute. It lacks a pedal drive at this time. No surprise it is another one of Russell's creations, with a nod to Paul Bieker and Nigel Irens for their input.
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    R2AK 2018

    What happened?????
  9. olsurfer

    R2AK 2018

    What a maroon!
  10. olsurfer

    R2AK 2018

    He did exactly what he set out to do. His reward is sailing home with Ashlyn.
  11. olsurfer

    R2AK 2018

    He wanted to hit Seymour better than last year and shave a day or two off last years time. He's a man with a plan and I don't think he'll deviate too much.
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    R2AK 2018

    He'll march to his own race plan, primarily to get to Ketchikan and pick up his "secret weapon" for a relaxed and enjoyable trip back home with her.
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    R2AK 2018

    He already has served up a heaping helping of woop ass the first year of R2AK when he started after the fleet had left Port Townsend and blew past everyone with Jzerro to be the first boat to Victoria. He wasn't even entered in the race and did it just for shits and giggles.
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    R2AK 2018

    To use a musician analogy, Russell is to sailing as Charlie Hunter is to jazz. Both extraordinary talented artists that avoid the limelight. I wouldn't be at all surprised to see Russell push a little harder this year.