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Groucho Marx

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  1. Horrid, definitely - but hard left? Did you really say hard left? La la land, much?
  2. The AC75s are in actuality, leeward proas? Think about it. And don't play the ballast game; even conventional dagger/centreboards carry weight. To sink them.
  3. Am I missing your subtle innuendo; thought I made it overly obvious I was referring to NZ. Where the first glass 12 metre (Kiwi Magic) was built - when the 12s were all alloy - and the glass Kiwi was considered a grossly unfair cheat. Remember Conner's whinging?
  4. Always this quasi-religious reference to the boring !2 metres; the 12s, in reality of the time period, were complete and utter pigs/dogs/turkeys - and they were NOT the apotheosis of yacht design of the period. In that semi-outlaw/outrageous country of radical yacht design and development, you know the one I'm referring to, where the oinker 12s were blindly considered the peak of race yacht development, there had already been, for a number of years, truly advanced, lightweight and outrageously fast sailing designs from Farr, Whiting, Davidson and Young. And dare I mention the other outlaws o
  5. Vestas, a one way track proa with very special high speed foils, is 65 knot fast, that is definitely fast - but the AC75s, which sail both port and starboard tacks and gybes, have hit what, according to gossip, mid to late 50s? Getting close, cobra?
  6. Editor: churlish, ignorant, beyond backward in terms of yachting development? Very much so.
  7. Agreed, "day at office" is a beyond stupid expression - but think it was started by the Aussies? Jimmy uses it.
  8. Salty, you are obviously a far right, defecation for brains, bore.
  9. Wing mast is ready to paint. Chord is a little less than the original at 450mm. Old wing mast was 520mm. A bit too greedy? Conservatism rules. But new mast is lighter too. And has more carbon because the outer skin is only 2mm. Central web is also thicker than original at 4.5mm. About time. Groucho is on mooring waiting. Looks okay in black/yellow livery. Like a wasp.
  10. Always looked the faster of the competition (well, obviously) and was pointing considerably higher when beating as well.
  11. Hyper sensitive, beyond angry, US proa freaks, your asinine, demented posting history sucks defecation. Are you not embarrassed? Rhetorical question.
  12. From my suck and see experience you set the D mast rotation and automatically the windward and leeward mains move to correct? shape. Granted this setup is much smaller scale and far less sophisticated than the AC75s - but it works fine for me. The two mains are only connected at mast peak and clew - so the sails can slide on each other.
  13. To Alaska in 10 x 10 metre comfort?
  14. MOD 70 with locked mainsail sheet; just asking for trouble? But that system has been improved since those days. All I'm saying is that you could have an AC75 (with tri foiler configuration) that would be less complex to build/sail and have similar or better performance than present set up. And especially in light conditions. when the non-foiling, heavy AC75s are an unfunny joke.
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