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  1. exanzio

    Is this the Figaro III?

    vplp want to avoid putting holes in the hull near the waterline from hitting things...... dont tell the vendee boys they have been keeping this one up their sleeves!
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    Is this the Figaro III?

    if it looks like a duck.....
  3. exanzio

    Team UK

    Good input
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    Team UK

    Glad to see with no performance derived criticism of the BAR team some space shuttle doorgunner is critiquing planning applications.
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    Team UK

    Costa del blockhouse
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    Team UK

    If you lived in those buildings you would call it the sea. If you were English you would call it the sea. If you were from pompy you'd thank ainslie for blocking the view of Gosspit! Glad to see with no performance derived criticism of the BAR team some space shuttle doorgunner is critiquing planning applications.
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    New imoca boats

    Boss flying in the flat is vastly more impressive than the wave leaping of the others, Come on Frenchies!!!!
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    New imoca boats

    Power to weight ratios, although "standardised" by the one design mast and bulb, dont account for the "dynamic" power of righting moment induced by speed surely. measurements taken when static at a dock, such as a pull down test dont account for the (purportedly) 10 tonnes of righting moment from the foil when the vessel starts to power up at 18 knots. (that figure from memory was the Oats DSS foil) So whilst you are right that power to weight differences might be approaching commonality between the old and new fleets, that is only true of the boat when static, not when things become "dynamic"
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    New imoca boats

    "very active helming" quoted for truth!
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    New imoca boats

    Sarcasm Id be well happy to stick the autopilot on and go to sleep! Sarcasm ends.
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    New imoca boats

    Youd give false information if it meant it wasn't a copy surely?
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    New imoca boats

    LeoV, there is a patent, here link to EU version. I am told the US is the same, and perhaps there is something like this south of the equator. The patent was awarded. Neither you nor I are patent lawyers nor judges, so saying that you cannot patent a foil used in a different way is ... I guess up to somebody else. Doug, please point out what you see or read in the patent that is embodied by the VPLP/Verdier foils. I don't see it. that said, I am told Hugh is getting a royalty from VPLP, so maybe it was just easier, or maybe my info is wrong. 0032 0057
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    New imoca boats

    0032 0057? Anyone. Legal isn't my first language?
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    New imoca boats

    You are indeed correct you can't patent art. Thanks, In the world of intellectual property rights however...
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    New imoca boats

    There are J foils on the dynamic stability Facebook page. Are they outside the patent?