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  1. Come on, how can you not love this:
  2. Mainsheet is on the dodger. I think it's a great boat, more like a fast expedition boat, in no way related to the JPK race boats. I'd rather see a potential X-4.6 client as their prey here.
  3. So maybe not a daysailer, but surely an idea for the senior couple. Here is what I had in mind: Obviously an unconventional rig. A high-peaked gaff sacrifices little in upwind performance, but makes it so much easier to lower the mast alone. The mainsail is somewhat large, but it sports three reefs. There is a rather long keel that allows for a lot of ballast, but it will also house a centreboard. The combination allows her to dry out on legs and sneak into very safe, secluded anchorages. However, there is a cutout in front of the rudder. This allows for better, tighter manoeuvres th
  4. Basic lever principle would have been my answer. But this one is good, too.
  5. Good question. Just speculating here:
  6. Coming back to the original question, I believe the JPK 38 is capable of planing while being a rather comfortable boat.
  7. Balta is surely a very creative architect. Here is Etoile Horizon once more. I think she was even built along IMOCA standards? Yes, I too think this concept works very well on certain angles: 'Idee' by Georg Nissen
  8. Etoile Horizon with her former rig. Coolboat.
  9. That was quite funny. Especially with this one. You do remember the title of this thread, right? Look, it's ok that you love her. And I'm sure she has many qualities. Maybe the fastest great forward locker in New England or something, I don't know/care. But she is more Songsan than E-Type. Definitely not material for this thread.
  10. There are few Spirit of Tradition boats that really make the cut and stand out on their own. Most will always be just a very expensive compromise. Laughed at by those who have a really fast boat and are committed to racing, loathed by those who think that a boat only 'truly' becomes classic over time, or, sometimes with the story it has to tell. Let me give you one example: Komatsu Azzura is 'just' a S&S 34. But the stories she has to tell? The S2H races, the British PM buying one on the spot, being bought on a credit card by Michael Winfield? The twists and tweaks he made to it? Thes
  11. Says the one who has spent what, a year, as one of the rather active clowns in this circus? Come on.
  12. I did not. Apart from making a point, that is.
  13. Sure. You said: Vulnerable = those who are most likely to die from covid-19 or have serious illness. Which is less that 0.8% of the population. The vulnerable group, i.e. those who are most likely to die from covid-19 or have serious illness is certainly far bigger that (sic!) 0.8% of the population. People older than 65 account for ca. 80% of all deaths. 17% of all US citizens are older than 65. That you don't get tired of this is beyond me. Fascinating. Bit like an ugly car crash.
  14. Don't overburden him. Plus: it's somewhat entertaining from afar. But you're right on the issue.
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