mako23

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  1. mako23

    AC 36 Protocol

    I don't think a deep keel and foiling are compatible, the drag of the keel would be too much to allow take off speed when the foils generate more lift than the boat weight. I wounder there might be no keel at all. Instead dagger boards
  2. mako23

    AC 36 Protocol

    If you don't keep costs down it doesn't come a contest. Even formula 1 has rules to keep costs down. Its one of the good things that Oracle did, was keeping costs down.
  3. mako23

    AC 36 Protocol

    Just to prove your point https://www.3ds.com/customer-stories/single/oracle-team-usa/ I think ruling out tank testing and wind testing is a good idea. Evens out the playing field... and as a kiwi I can agree its a idea not from ETNZ
  4. mako23

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    A foiling monohull will always come down to weight.....that means no keel or no weight on the keel...also 75 feet hull is a lot of weight even without a keel.
  5. mako23

    Oracle Team USA

    Rattling cages a bit is a good thing....so all respect
  6. mako23

    Oracle Team USA

    look in this forum we have to have tolerance to other peoples view, however some people take it too far. Jays is not one of these, ive had an argument or too with the guy and at least he listens
  7. mako23

    Oracle Team USA

    Your making the assumption that Indio is human, rather than a septic liver attached to a keyboard. Since I've blocked him this place almost seems nice.
  8. mako23

    Oracle Team USA

    where not killing the horse were tenderising it
  9. mako23

    Oracle Team USA

    Fair point...nothing wrong sticking up for your country, at the moment with trump in charge who else is going stick up for the USA
  10. mako23

    Oracle Team USA

    The way you talk about GD you would think he was the antichrist
  11. mako23

    AC36 - The Venue

    Never thought about that, but its a good point. However where in the heck could it be put.
  12. mako23

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I might of believed some of what you said until you blamed Dalton for everything unde the sun.
  13. mako23

    VOR 2017-18

    I can hear your German Jackboots marching on the ground. You germans sure have a desire for wanting peoples head on a plate. You and your great grandfather adolf would make a great team with your "final solution" for Grant Dalton. Who would thought a German psycho path would exists.
  14. mako23

    AC36 Auckland NZ

    The boat was so Big that even when they were doing twenty knots, it looked like it was moving slowly.
  15. mako23

    VOR 2017-18

    This story has an element of bullshit about it. The story I'm sure has been reported correctly but Craig Monk must be leading the most slap dash racing team ever. Who would even invest in such a mickey mouse outfit. Learning how to sail your boat after the race is started is not a formula for success. Unless you can drum up some people with extensive Volvo Ocean 65 experience there would be no way you could catch up with the training that other teams have done. I would also imagine that the required experienced staff have already been picked up by other syndicates. Also if your flat broke as reported you could not pay the required staff what they want. I don't think Craig Monk is brain dead so something else is at play here. 1. This is a training run for a future VOR campaign and more importantly a VOR campaign that coincides with the Americas Cup. 2. ETNZ are going back to monohulls and need staff to up skill monohulls skills, however they don't want to dilute the Brand name by being associated with a Bad VOR campaign so are hiding their involvement via Craig Monk 3 Its a mixture of both 1 and 2 as reasons 4 Craig Monk is delusional and wants to run a real VOR Campaign with no training and no budget and this has nothing to do with ETNZ