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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Looks like Boss’s rudder simply fell out!!
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    Lucky it looks to be a centreline longit, as he says he is going to use up most of his spare bits of carbon. Just hope it doesn’t create too much step transitions and attract too much load to those areas, which would then be the next areas to fail. Fingers crossed!!
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    Construction of a Pogo 50

    There is so much more to it than the cost of the resin. There is percentage resin content, laminate schedule and much more. Also the weight implications of gel coat and a resin rich unconsolidated outer layer, along with the potential extra tooling cost (can’t fair a gel coat boat like you can a painted one), and much more. it has been generally accepted that the break point in size where epoxy becomes financially advantageous is coming down. It has been well below 50 feet for a good time now. And that ignores the structural and weight benefits. Bond to the gel skin is also a big risk and void content there as well as controlling cure staging increases risk and reduces lifespan of poly/vinylester. Name another 50foot one off or small series build performance boat built with these materials in the last 20 years. I can’t think of one. There is a reason for that. Cost isn’t it.
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    Construction of a Pogo 50

    Fair enough. To clarify, I am not questioning the quality of the boat building, just the choice of materials. It just doesn’t make sense to me. Like building a Ferrari with steel bodywork. Using these resin systems is counterintuitive. I haven’t yet heard a good reason for it.
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    Emirates Team New Zealand.

    So in the last cup many complained that the class drove to no obvious crew work being visible and manoeuvres being rather dull. gone another step thus cup. You can’t even see the crew!
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    Construction of a Pogo 50

    I didn’t say it is a shit build. I just don’t understand why you would build a boat of this size and type with such inferior resin systems. There is a reason this boat will be alone as a performance 50 built with these materials in the last 30 years. The material choice just doesn’t make sense to me.
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    Construction of a Pogo 50

    Agree with Miffy. The problem is that with a poly deck and vinylester hull, it will go saggy much quicker than if engineered and built with epoxy. You can spend the little saving on fancier winches, but don’t be surprised when the runner loads get harder and harder to attain as the boat bends more as the micro racking increases. And Autonomous, I wasn’t asked for my boat building CV, I was asked how many boats I build each year. I answered that, but ain’t posting my CV here.
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    Construction of a Pogo 50

    The ones I work on these days tend to take 3-5 years to build. Not touched poly or vinylester for over 25 years, even for the cheapest of tooling. I tend to work on builds meant to last more than a couple of years before losing their spring. Just saying.
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    Construction of a Pogo 50

    Good enough if you are happy with a shit job! Can’t understand why they aren’t using epoxy for a boat of this size. If money is so tight that this is the reason, do a pogo 48 and do it properly.
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    INEOS Team GB

    Hadn’t zoomed in. Looks fixed in that point from there. Maybe a reverse, internal to the sail vang gooseneck
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    INEOS Team GB

    Looks like the headboard car to me.
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    I thought it was required by class rules. So when racing, has to be there.
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    Team NYYC

    If they used the same rule for this cup, yes.
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    Older well known IOR Boats

    Sorry to jump in so late in the thread, not checked in for a while. Tried not to say it, but tat isn't MC IV/Samurai as she is a schooner with identical fore and aft masts. Not MC III either. Don't know what it is.
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    Vendee Globe 2020

    So better if the keel fails than the structure? I agree, but not what happened to HB