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  1. Eric the reds new tri

    Nets look a little saggy but beautiful boat!
  2. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    I imagine there are a couple Polynesian navigators that would laugh at this discussion.
  3. Downwind main trim in light to moderate

    https://www.amazon.com/Performance-Sailing-Frank-Bethwaite-2003-06-30/dp/B019TLG25C/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1518195866&sr=8-5&keywords=high+performance+sailing&dpID=51ul9eLphpL&preST=_SX218_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch read the chapter on wind direction twist at different heights above the water. Great book, still relevant today.
  4. A case against colored lines?

    Early 70's my family started racing lightnings. My dad knew how to sail and my two older sisters (still barely teens) were the crew. Colored lines had just come out, and he put them on the boat. Got laughed at by the fleet, and we were dead last that first summer. Second summer - 3rd in fleet, Then won something like 7 years in a row and could swap in bodies as wanted into the middle seat on the boat and still win. Funny how they all got colored lines on their boats. Make all your lines white - it is a good look for you, through binoculars looking aft.
  5. Foils

    I have the basic plaform of a ghost train in hand, and I will probably build two from that - outerhulls for a cat with a central pod and main hull to be accompanied by main beam/wing with foils and min vol akas
  6. Foils

    Since this thread is getting interesting again with a lot of good information in it, i would like to post the following question to everyone but Doug (who is on mute for the rest of eternity.) I am building a radio controlled test bed that fits into the Mini40 / Formula 48 'box' so I can actually race it against others and learn. What approach for foils would you recommend for this platform, where there is no 'manual intervention' from the controls? focusing on a main hull with T rudder (may have trim on the foil to control pitch) and want controlled T foils with the wand up as far forward as possible. This is based on a design shared along time ago. 2 part question - is that the right platform (vs. cat with fixed z foils or the like)? If that is the right platform, what should the details around the T foils look like? (remember it is a 48inch box so we can't go crazy on width of the akas or span of the foils, so we may need to cheat using shorter span and end plates due to this limitation.) Fire away!
  7. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    Pretty excited to see how they go. Good talent and not quite fully dialed in boats should be a heartwarming pile of mayhem
  8. what is it?

    a really bad idea...
  9. Radio Control Multihulls

    https://youtu.be/2KY0m8ddy_0 Most recent video from the innerwebs. Looks pretty dialed in.
  10. Tri for sale in NZ

    looks the part, although I don't quite get why the front beam is so far forward (probably tying the lift foil, and daggerboard loads together. Beauty. Does it fold? (for that price I might bring it to the states.)
  11. Suggestions? Sell carbon mast, sails, boom, etc

    Umm. On the classified site right here at SA.
  12. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Seeing that pic and the ones of vestas make me think an up and over the fishing vessel foredeck til they hit the cabin. Wonder if we will ever learn what happened
  13. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    In this case the interpretation by VOR if redress should be granted for Vestas and we have no idea how that will go. On the other hand, if I was Dong Feng and anyone after, I would have a difficult time accepting the points.
  14. VOR Leg 4 Melbourne to Honkers

    Has anyone seen a pic of damage to the port board on vestas?
  15. why am i here?

    Yes it was. Ended up being friends after a season of scrapping on the water. But when he agreed to abandon and head in with me, and then headed back up to the reach mark - I was about to kill him. I think after repeated verbal reminders and literally sailing rings around him, he gave in. Youth - it is wasted on the young. And my hands hurt every time I get cold since that day.