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  1. This! But get the 49L rackpack. Organize stuff inside with good (read: expensive) zip-lock freezer bags that hold a slight vacuum.
  2. Part of the gain will actually be in the lift distribution from removing area at the top. A tapered wing planform is better than a rectangular one. And then even a partially sealed root will help the overall efficiency of the wing. However, the positive effects vanish quickly with small imperfections in the seal.
  3. Corby used to slice wedges out the bottom and push the sides back together to reduce beam etc. I think they will do a similar trick with this one.
  4. There have been multiple GP42s across the fleet from the beginning so what are you complaining about? It's Fast40+ so 40 is more of a lower limit in my view.
  5. Garmin also offers the quatix line of smartwatches for boating. They have some build-in sailing functionality and can interface with Garmin instruments.
  6. Lorient should be at the top of your list. La Rochelle has a huge marina and sailing industry, but there are practically no race boats based there. So you will 'only' get to see the transat fleet.
  7. I think aluminium will corrode even faster!
  8. What's the name of the yard building the boat in Estonia?
  9. There is also a difference in wing pitching moments between upwind and downwind sailing. So upwind you want more lift from the rudders upwind than downwind and the angle of attack of the rudder foil can be reduced by bow down trim.
  10. Since the uppermost bar is already at the headstay, I would simply connect those with a slightly curved bar. And then just put a piece of string between the bar and your anchor bracket or asym tack point to keep the sheet from snagging.
  11. Any chance to connect both sides below the tack? Or forward of the headstay?
  12. Shouldn't the rudders be angled as well then? That would also create a more favourable rotation axis for bear aways when pressed.
  13. I sailed on a Grainger and it had the boards angled the other way around, tips in. I think having the foil 2-3 ft below the water will not be enough. It's not going to ventilate, but it will not help a lot, just create a wave. The MOD 70 design is quite different in that the foils exit more vertically UNDER the hull. And they are less horizontal as well, reaching a lot deeper.
  14. What's the weight of the keel? Maybe you can just heel it 90 degrees by pulling on the main halyard.
  15. The horizontal foil might be a tad close to the free surface. In that position it will create a sizeable wave. Also the lift will be reduced since the low pressure area, which contributes the majority of the lift, is restricted by the free surface. Do you plan to cant the rig? Otherwise your daggerboard and rig forces will not be parallel, requiring additional buoyancy.