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bgulari

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  1. Truth is I was wearing gloves and they got chopped off too and I don't know what exactly happened
  2. Doug its nothing that personal, but over the years you have driven me to madness more than once
  3. no ama foils, damnit I replied
  4. Just to put it out there my ideal boat would basically be a superfoiler with centerline T foils one of these https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/557294, a flight controler and a couple servos. Anyone that says that a z foil boat is better behaved than a moth should think real hard about it, Scale an A cat to 11ft and it would be almost unsailable, the interia in the pitch axis makes it a bit easier.
  5. How about some more info on what it is like to be placed into a team like Q and the 52 series. I think it would be very interesting to hear/read and some around here might learn something. Very impressive, everyone is so good at every job they do. Everyone on the Quantum team is amazing I dont know how to explain but it is the way it is.
  6. Would try to focus on the bow, luff of the kite, AWA, and check in on boatspeed vs target
  7. So the thing that is newest to me is a 52ft tiller boat. Everything else that I have driven with a tiller are fairly neutral, this thing can push and pull hard when it builds a bit of momentum.
  8. Something he who shall not be named knows more about how to make sail with its uPtIp foils..
  9. Sorry about not putting up a crew list. On the boat is Kyle Bavin, Norman berge, Charlie Smythe, and of course Jonathan Mckee.
  10. I will resist commenting from here on out as someone who has the time to comment all day long versus sailing know much more than me.
  11. If you built a control system with sensor trailing the actuator you would Get laughed out of controls class. From my memory response improves up to around two wavelengths of the fundamental frequency with lead. Past that great reduction in improvement. But believe the hype of someone who is using other compromised foiling boats as proof what a good idea it is. Where's the video instead of single pictures
  12. the wand is in the wrong spot
  13. No problem but I don't think you are giving a fair appraisal of the talent either. Fast boats shifty conditions, and sometimes stuff just rolls your way.
  14. We saw in the Olympic final that the pool of talent in the nacra 17 class was pretty shallow. If you can do two penalty turns in a 15 minute race and still pass all but the other medalists it suggests that there were a number of people in the top ten that weren't competitive. Maybe you should look at race results a bit closer
  15. Wonder how far the tip would have to come out of the water for you?
  16. Simon, Macca is spot on here
  17. If it is light be ready for the little doggie
  18. Easy enough to do but has to happen with an inducer. The real holy grail is to be able to get the LE to twist with aerodynamic pressure
  19. So sorry I have not posted in quite some time but some of the comments in here have motivated me to at least write a tiny bit. The first time I stepped into a Nacra 17 was in the Miami OCR last year, I bought a boat 3 months later and that was the first time I was able to sail daily. I switched crews one week before the Miami SWC we got at high as third most of the way through the regatta and I started sailing worse once there was more off the water distractions of friends and family showing up. Clearwater I had changed some foil angle setup things, I do not have access to a VPP so I am doing this on the fly. The change I made was a definite mistake and boat speed showed it. The worlds was the most challenging sea state I have had to race a dinghy in, next time I will be ready for that stuff. There was more off the water distractions for me than I had ever to deal with. 6 months of full time sailing with a good team mate and coaching and unlimited resources from now till the games, if you discount me fine but I dont think I would.
  20. Oats is out Main damage
  21. No doubt pretty good, here we go again, I got a couple things cooking that might let our boy give it a go.
  22. UptiP is that now a registered trade mark?
  23. Yes I understand, I feel a bit sorry about feeding him the troll but they need food too.