Stiletto23

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About Stiletto23

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    RI
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    Sailing

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  1. Stiletto23

    what is it?

    Was there today. Minor event. Lots of smoke, no damage to boat, building or equipment. All back up and running. And the boat is beautiful in real life. I’m super confused by the hating on this project. Assuming the automation on the foils works it could be a serious leap forward away from the j and z boards that reduce righting moment and create a platform that can only be controlled by pro racer types. Not to mention the 360” rotating wing/rig. And for the record, I am 6’2” and have several inches of headroom down below and find it quite commodious. It’s going to be an incredible boat when she’s finished. The build quality is absolutely top notch.
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    new stiletto? any news on this cat?

    Really
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    new stiletto? any news on this cat?

    Chapter 11
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    Super foiled configuration

    An individual I hold in high esteem suggested to me three or four years ago once foiling became a functional reality that the speeds were going to warrant a complete reimagining of what a sailboat can look like. He posited that the natural evolution would be towards what an ice boat or land yacht look like, steering in the front. The superfoiler has taken to the geometry, but the rudders remain aft. And the boat wants to dig. A T foil rudder on the bow perhaps...flame on.
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    best 32-35 foot cruising cat

    True, but when you're sleeping aboard and you wake up to a dry cabin sole despite the rain, it's pretty nice. Also, in New England it means sailing in April and November is an option. And the photo in question is not her best angle with the dodger zipped in.
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    Stiletto 23 Illusion

    Does anyone know the location of the Stiletto 23 "iIlusion". Last I heard she was somewhere on the Great Lakes. Asking for a friend.
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    Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    I was aboard
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    Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    It was quite something to see Jim Brown crawling around to th eleeward side of the wing while power reaching to get a better look. The old man and the sea indeed!
  9. Stiletto23

    best 32-35 foot cruising cat

    Merlin still has original rotating rig. Avalon had her carbon rotating rig replaced with a fixed aluminum one by her second owner. I heard Avalon was sold and in need of a major refit.
  10. Stiletto23

    best 32-35 foot cruising cat

  11. Stiletto23

    Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    Sailplane. Yes.
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    Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    Wing masts are old news. I think the 360" degree rotation is where the innovation is. Formula 40'has been over 30 kts.
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    best 32-35 foot cruising cat

  14. Stiletto23

    best 32-35 foot cruising cat

    Ill be bringing Clockwork, Bob's other boat that he gave to me after she was struck by lightning. Had her down there last year, took third with a the trampoline falling apart, a DNF in the distance race, and unfinished business. Merlin will be in NE waters for the foreseeable future.....
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    best 32-35 foot cruising cat

    Maybe a little bit. Ida Lewis race, maybe the sail for hope (do they still do that?). Next season maybe a bit more.