Herfy

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  1. Herfy

    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    Now that we are seeing that the design actually works, these boats are coming along nicely. The Mule look very nice, but to me this whole AC design concept still looks very awkward, contrived and nowhere near as elegant as the F50's. Some of the earlier AC flying cats were very unstable and hard to fly (based upon finding the loop holes in the rules), but the changes they have made in the F50 are remarkable. They made enough changes in the design in order to maximize the performance on a stable platform. Maybe I am just used to seeing the F50 type boats fly? F50
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    Unless your foiling system adds so much drag that it slows down the boat. The guy in the video even says you can't tell that it is up on the foils except that you are higher out of the water. No sudden acceleration that everyone notices when a boat typically jumps up on the foils.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    It looks like foiling is just for the sake of "foiling" on this boat, it is not any faster than non-foiling. With all of the drag of the dual t-foils and control systems, I bet it is slower than even a non-foiling Cat of the same design without the drag of the foils.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    I had an old 17 foot Glastron with a basic 88hp Johnson outboard and it did over 45knots flat out.... These boats will easily be faster than what we saw in Bermuda, and easier to sail. Just the normal evolution without all the constrains from the AC rules.
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    AC75 vs F50 and Maxis

    It doesn't look any faster. The narrator even says that you can't really tell when it gets up on the foils, which would indicate that there is no dramatic acceleration. So what is the point of "foiling" if it doesn't give you a performance/speed advantage?
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Wow, they are passing the power boats.
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    The Winning Foils AC36

    It is easy to keep secrets when you aren't doing anything...lol. I thought ETNZ was going to do it all by simulator, after all that is how they designed the boat.
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    Team NYYC

    I think this is closer to this design than your other "fixed mast. The Sailingworld article also mentioned "the ball joint of its rotating mast-wing section"
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    Team NYYC

    Interesting article. They claim that it can take off in 9 knots of wind and the picture does show that the earlier pictures were photoshopped on the foils and a few other places. you can clearly see the stays through the sail window and that second window indicating that it is a dual sail.
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    Team NYYC

    it could be a future visual guide to align the twin sails when they begin to separate them, or just an aid for the sailors when crossing from side to side.
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    Team NYYC

    it looks to me like the second foil produced too much lift when it entered the water and they got too high out of the water. When they learn to balance the lift on the foils they should be able to gybe on the foils.
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    Team NYYC

    I love the earlier MP references. The birds that fly past look quite large and are dark in color. I would guess they are crows (which are common on the coast of RI) and the literature states that they typically have a cruising speed in the 25 - 32 mph range.
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    Larry's AC50 Circus

    Wow, and what do you think you will get for your 15th birthday? A new PS?
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    Team NYYC

    I see on the AM facebook page that someone commented: "saw it sailing Friday, no foiling and it did fall over"