Boybland

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  1. Boybland

    Team NZ

    I'll give that, they are both very boring, as I said "clone boats" not sure that helps the Artemis argument much...
  2. Boybland

    Team NZ

    *shrug* Artemis had the most boring AC50 of an entire lineup of boring clone boats, not sure why anyone would look to that for inspiration and their AC72 is probably best left unmentioned all things considered.
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    Team NZ

    Not sure Burling and Tuke are essential in anyway for initial tow testing and there will almost certainly be backups for both their positions.
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    It might be ugly but if RAN is anything to go by it might also be fast. "She'll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid."
  5. Boybland

    AC36 - The Venue

    I think we need to see how the challenger boats perform in no wind before leaping to such hasty decisions, however if our boat looks distinctly faster in no wind then I strongly advise we take this option, only to make the event safer mind you!
  6. Boybland

    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    The implication from the original statement was that monohulls required ballasted keels or movable crew for ballast to sail, this clearly ignored the fact that many heavier centreboarders don't require either hence the examples provided...
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    Luna Rossa Challenge. AC 36

    Not to mention the much bigger flat bottomed scows that used to work the Hauraki Gulf from out of Auckland, the Ted Ashby still doing so, not exactly hjigh performance racers to be sure, but certainly very large sailing monohulls without keels or movable ballast.
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    Team NZ

    Only because he massively under estimated our ability to spout speculation and garbage thereby making it unbelievable.
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    AC36 - The Venue

    It's a total disaster! a fence! fell over... Apparently the poles were delaminating after being delivered 4 months late and it just couldn't deal with the local conditions.
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    Actually the AC50 that won in Bermuda is the one that ended up EXACTLY as I described. Perhaps all they actually did was make them close to as fast as ETNZ....
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    AC50 catamarans don't look at all stable coming of the foils in fresh conditions, the most common final resting position appears to be nose down with the rig sitting in the drink, still they are pretty stable once they reach this position I guess...
  12. Boybland

    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    This shit is the fun part! Just get on board and enjoy it. At the very least it's a hell of a lot more interesting then the nonesensical shit fights going on prior to seeing the wrapped hulls!
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    AC 36: INEOS TEAM UK

    The gift wrapped versions of what we can see so far would seem to contradict this, there is no way INEOS and LR have even vaguely similar above water shapes (well unless both boats are literally missing pieces to be fitted later I guess...), the bow of INEOS looks to be very much a foredeck less thing aka RAN with LR looking more traditional, meanwhile LR seems to have the beautiful swooping stern lines of the mini with INEOS very boxy at the back end.
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    Foil Arms

    For all we know it's a final finishing coat and nothing to do with the structure at all. But given the teams all seem to still be working towards sailing in the near future I'm guessing it's not the sky is falling scenario some here are predicting. At this point we don't even have any real evidence of the issue at all, we have second hand information that it might require checking for compliance after remediation, which literally tells us nothing other than the fact some material of some type might be removed or added during the process. The teams aren't under any gag orders of any type are they? If there was a genuine issue they wanted known they would be entitled to tell us right?
  15. Boybland

    New Prada B1 First pic

    We just haven't revealed it yet to keep our innovative new "rowing" grinder system secret as long as possible...