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  1. Since it would require massive and multiple failures on both vessels for this to happen accidentally is it not statistically more probable that there was intention on the part of one or the other?
  2. What is the probability that the operator of the big ship deliberately rammed the navy vessel?
  3. munt

    NEW ASTUS 16.5

    The times you need to reef on a small tri (at least where I live) are infrequent but the ability to do so is absolutely critical if you sail in open water of any sort. I occasionally reefed my multi 23 (slab) and my L7 (roller) and truly not sure what would have happened if I couldn't have done so. I guess your next option would be to drop the main completely and deal with the loss of control and seaworthiness of trying to sail under jib alone or bare pole it...
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    PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR RAINMAKER'S CREW

    they should make it into a monument to the hubris of people who go out chasing 35-45 knots of wind in their new toy.
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    NEW ASTUS 16.5

    yes! though mine had a g-10 flap designed by Mike Leneman that was probably a little better at sealing the open trunk but perhaps more awkward to deploy. As far as safely going fast, my humble opinion is that sea state is the deciding factor. A very elite sailor name Jay had his m23 going well over 20 knots sustained single-handed under spin and said the boat was rock solid. I think he would have throttled back but he had put up the spin and the wind built so he just rode it out. My m23 had very poor construction which made me feel insecure in big waves and wind (not to mention the fact that I'm a pussy.) I had mine going sustained 18-20ish under spin but the rudder folded up a couple hours later. I'm sure the newer models have much better construction. I would also say that the Searail looks like a much better system of demounting as the m23 bolt-together system was somewhat awkward and time-consuming. The magic of the m23 is the hull design, especially the bows. It is a bit of a handful singlehanded, especially in tight quarters. Out in open water it's party time! But of course any good multi should be fun in those conditions.
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    F-22 Update

    is the sprint's rep as a pitchpole machine deserved?
  7. munt

    F-22 Update

    art
  8. munt

    F-22 Update

    that Warren boat sure looks nice, just wondering how it would fare in the ocean with waves and such..?
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    Farrier F-85SR

    but they still seem to defy the love of buoancy, rather the whole boat being a wave piercing machine. And pardon my non-euro thinking but isn't 80cm a rather insignificant distance on such a vessel?
  10. munt

    Farrier F-85SR

    Interesting that the newer generation of ocean racers such as Sodebo seem to have a very long and pointy main hull and shorter, much less bouyant amas. I like me a big tall bow but the new Irens boats sure seem to work well in the big waters.
  11. munt

    F-22 Update

    beautiful boat, sir. looks like a masterful work of art. that mast is dead sexy. how did you build it and how much does it weigh?
  12. munt

    F-22 Update

    How is the performance of the 25c (with R.S. aboard) relevant to the f-24s or the f-22r? And most important of all... Mr. Farrier, How much is the 22R gonna cost!!!????
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    Farrier F-85SR

    dear mr. gthomas, you intend to keep the center hull skimming, but the wind is going to allow that only when it feels the need to do so, which will most likely be rare indeed, unless it blows over 20 kts. all day every day where you race. Having a very long, open trunk adds lots of drag lots of the time and is an issue that needs to be addressed if you're serious about performance. If I had a choice I would absolutely have a dagger instead of a centerboard on my m23. Hitting rocks with a centerboard locked down is likely to be just as disastrous as it would be with a daggerboard.
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    Farrier F-85SR

    I have a self-tacker on my m23 and it is most certainly 99% upside as far as I can tell. The only downside might be the limitation on maximizing your sail design (overlapping etc.) But you just add a couple bigger sails on furlers (which you are gonna wanna do anyway) and voila.