[quote name='Wing sail' post='2115216' date='Jan 30 2009, 04:28 PM'][quote name='Scarecrow' post='2115208' date='Jan 30 2009, 07:21 PM']Would you stop talking in the third person. You've made 4 posts on SA and they're all in this thread. Its pretty clear where your allegance lies.[/quote]
Thank You, Scarecrow
but I am asking questions , I want to know , learn, seak advise from others
I think a thread is to ask questions and get answers. DOES someone else OUT THERE have a WING??
like M&M if so show me Please, yes Wings have been around for yearsbut know one has done what Harbor Wing is doing if there is someone else tell me
I want a winged powered boat
How informative. Now I can see why it rates a front page mention.
[quote name='Lew_Sipfher' post='2114692' date='Jan 30 2009, 11:40 AM']Spam, spam, spam, spam,
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[quote name='Lew_Sipfher' post='2115338' date='Jan 30 2009, 06:05 PM'][quote name='justonemoreboatplease' post='2115174' date='Jan 30 2009, 05:53 PM']Dude, what rock do you live under? Wing walker sailed through a North Atlantic hurricane while crossing the pond something like a decade ago and did just fine.[/quote]
Asshat: it is a reasonable question. If you can't explain it, just say. Otherwise why don't you be decent enough to just direct me to a link where I can read this story.
The theory is stated in the thread by many. Weathervane. Less resistance than conventional stayed rig. Can you read? I have no clue where the link to the story is. I'm not the one pimping this thing. It was some time ago. Maybe even before Mr. Gore invented the internet.
[quote name='codezero' post='2115516' date='Jan 30 2009, 10:21 PM'][quote name='robertmackeralman' post='2115484' date='Jan 31 2009, 03:33 AM']planes can fly at a 100knots. A wing has less resistance than a stayed mast.[/quote]
As I said above, I know very well they do... But as I understand, a "reefed" wingsail behaves somewhat like a wind vane... I've seen wind vanes on strong weather, and I'm not reassured...
But heck, if, as justonemoreboat said, wing-whathisname sails through hurricanes all the time, then I guess it's all right.
Not sure what more you guys want. The theory of why it SHOULD work is explained in the thread. The fact that the boat crossed the Atlantic and survived a hurricane on the crossing is a fact.
I was not aboard for the crossing but did "sail" - its actually as far from sailing as anything I have ever done - the boat in breeze. I was amazed how well the theory worked... the rig would adjust as fast as the boat changed aspect in breeze. The wing was contained within the length and width of the trimaran platform so it could be placed in slip. Did not need a mooring. But is was also slow. Maybe it was conservative (heavy) platform build, maybe it was conservative (small) rig size but it was slow compared to other multis I sailed at the time... especially downwind.
Anyway, I still don't get the front page merit of this.
If Wing Ding wants a wingsail boat he can go buy one. There are a few for sale. No doubt its the future and will be as good an investment as the stock market.
If we want to talk wing technology, what is so new here? Why is it suddenly the perfect cruising platform? Anybody...
The solar aspect (if high output, affordable cost, and reasonable weight - its on the wing up high remember) would be new if its for real but nothing yet seems to suggest it is. Numbers anyone?