JanetC Gougeon32

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  1. JanetC Gougeon32

    Handling a 65' cat compared to a 50' cat

    I'm thinking it'd be like going from the smallest B cup to a mid range D cup. Basically it's gonna take both hands per "hull" and there's two hulls so you're gonna need an extra 2 hands on deck - in a manner of speaking.
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    70' Cruising Proa....Big Red Yacht

    Sometimes the only way to win the tug-of-war is to let go of the rope.
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    NY to SFO the hard way

    Ryan, I'm looking forward to following your trip. Best wishes and Stay safe.
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    70' Cruising Proa....Big Red Yacht

    Does anyone know where it ended up? This boat has an interesting history. When it was under construction imagined it transporting cargo for those avoiding more traditional shipment methods; and I would see the boat again in an article similar to the ones showcasing home built submarines captured by the US coast guard.
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    Adjustable flaps on vertical dagger boards ?

    I realize it's not exactly what you are looking for; I've heard of gybing daggerboards on a catamaran.
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    70' Cruising Proa....Big Red Yacht

    Well, This took an interesting turn. I wish I could find that Dirkling post about the Elementary in the proa Congress race. I'm 99% certain I didn't imagine it. I don't think anyone called Rick a liar, but presenting another guy's opinion in your own posts is basically hearsay and borderline anecdotal. I think Steve's own response to Rob's criticism clearly illustrates who's trolling who.
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    Who said anything about a low volume float and a Bruce foil?
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    Good points!
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    This looks interesting, although it's a bit heavier than I was thinking - and the ama is a bit smaller than 200% buoyancy - but this is about what I was looking for, minus the plumb bow..
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    And this is the perfect race to play such a card... nothing has been outlawed yet Bring on the concave skinny hulled tacking outrigger. Dirt cheap rule beater..
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    Dory hull, with a Malcom Tennant looking old school bow. Leeboards and T foils hung from the Vakas - just a stupidly over canvassed, water tight canoe. Even some of the old school Polynesian rigs tested very well in wind tunnels... and most of these rigs which are in use today literally use plastic tarps for sails and they are surprisingly fast. But a skinny concave hull is an interesting thought too.. The Greenough edge board idea for a canoe hull is fun to think about.
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    "Through through" is a technical term I meant to say through the hull..
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    A Dory hull would be easier to build, and the weight penalty wouldn't be terrible. I was thinking the foils wouldn't go through through the because of the floating debris. Designing "innovative" and imaginary boats can be fun!
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    I was thinking about a 30' plywood tacking outrigger. Maybe 700lbs lightship displacement with 200% buoyancy outrigger, equipped with water ballast and a 450 square foot square top main 130 square foot jib, 330 sq foot screecher, 450 sq foot drifter and 700 square foot asym. T foil for lifting the main hull, so it just kisses the water. I was thinking a plywood, but spaceship looking Va'a Motu...
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    Race to Alaska best boat

    How much would they adversely affect pointing when dropped to the deck? Furling a reacher chute is much easier to pull off than furling a big running chute. I always ended up with a bubble near the top of the sail, unless I let a pendant tack line out a bit before furling the sail, making the fruling procedure more difficult and complex than just grabbing the foot and pulling it down... which isn't easy at a busy mark rounding solo. At that point 2 or 3 furling headsails makes more sense. I have the opportunity to drop mine if I wanted, and I have dropped them sometimes to check performance, but I've never noticed a significant difference. Maybe I'll start to pay more attention to that next year.