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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

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    Eating humans, steakosaurus. Motorcycle riding with my zoo keeper. Aaaaaaaaaand sailing in the bay of Isla Nublar.

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  1. Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    I thought ETNZ's system was all Prada's work. Thanks.
  2. Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    Let's be honest, their auto pilot probably already has this factored in. To what extent the auto pilot controls the foils remains to be seen.
  3. Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    Terrain following radar would be too big and cumbersome for such a boat, lasers maybe or use a wand. Besides the military would never give away how their TFR works even if the concept is well known. Price, weight, power usage all go against using such a system. It is blooming amazing though. Making TFR software though is much more feasible and Prada gave their TFR software to ETNZ in ac35 which gave them that silky smooth ride. Minus the capsize.
  4. Foiling Monohull - what would it look like?

    That ship was recovered and restored to her former glory in Stockholm, minus several pieces of gold leaf for cost reasons, making do with gold paint instead. It's an amazing ship and you really have to be there to realise how big this fucker is.
  5. Hydroptere abandoned - Available for $20,000

    Guess what? All Foils, rudders, centerboards, daggerboards, keel fins, hydrofoils, dagger foils etc... are all pierce through the surface of the water. Ok maybe not the keel fins on most boats apart from the IMOCA class.... But you are just wrong. Admit it. I'm not putting any more effort in you.
  6. Hydroptere abandoned - Available for $20,000

    Fuck off, the foils on that aren't even close to resembling those "uptips" you keep preaching about.
  7. Banque Populaire IX

    Explain why you didn't file a patent for your 'revolutionary' system? Do you not realise several people can have the same idea at more or less the same time without interfering with each other?
  8. Out of Control Laser

    That's what I was saying, you go fast enough and your rudder ends up stalling and thus unresponsive. To deal with it, straighten up the tiller and ease the main sheet, this unstalls the rudder and gives you control again. When you go really fast don't make big movements you'd usually do with your rudder, small movements go a long way when you're going fast.
  9. Junk eMail

    Have some fun with your spam emails guys.
  10. Out of Control Laser

    Just some rudder stall I say, it happens. Nothing you can do. Or u can copy Rambler 88 and PRB and put little grooves on the end to reduce rudder stall.
  11. Scaled up 18foot skiffs anyone. ? Now there's a thought.
  12. Banque Populaire IX

    These are no longer boats, they're fucking experimental aircraft.
  13. Gitana 17 on Foils

    Doug, do you realise that Maserati is just the old Gitana 15 MOD70 test boat with different badges?
  14. Team UK

    It'll be recycled knowing LRBAR's precedent in recycling T2. RIP, I could see that in a park or as a monument to brakes. F1 should take notice.