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About Panoramix

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  1. Apparently the scow bow makes the boat drier and easier to sail...
  2. There is a rêvolution 22, that was launched in 2012.
  3. Kelt was a company from South Brittany, the boats had the reputation of being seaworthy and good cruisers. AFAIK, they were well built nevertheless they were cruising boats rather than yachts so nothing fancy. Gilles Ollier (multiplast founder and architect of many high performance big multihulls) was the architect of at least several designs and the boats had the reputation of being relatively fast. I don't know about the kelt 9m, it wasn't common here.
  4. It really depends of the boat. Some do, some don't ! True offshore boats will always be heavier than a daysailer but you can build an offshore boat that is strong and light. One extreme case would be the class 40 boats, they go through lot of abuse and hardsailing that most cruisers would not withstand, yet they are quite light. they are just well engineered.
  5. The Bepox is a rocket ship. Its big brother won the Transquadra solo and they've effectively banned these boats by introducing new rules!
  6. From the data you gave and from the physics, I am pretty sure that the pod drive is more efficient. The efficiency of a brushless motor is close enough to 1 (0.95 may be ?) to not worry about it. The propeller of an outboard is too close to the surface and the numbers show that you are indeed benefiting from the extra depth. Yes, ideally, you would need more data points but the trend is clear and unlike my Irish friend I won't punish you and won't force you to listen to Patrick Bruel (extra points for those who resist finding him on You Tube).
  7. Yes carbon is nice too but apart from top racers, few people sail carbon boats for obvious reasons. Between a stiff plywood boat and a bendy production grp one, my choice is made... except that plywood is expensive to build nowadays... I still think that there is something special about helming a plywood boat even a very modest one, IMO it is down to the fact that the boat is naturally stiff so conveys back more info to its crew. When structures killed the Super Calin with the Pogo2, I was gutted, otherwise the SC would have become the 21st century Muscadet.
  8. The fun factor of a plywood boat tends to be really high up!
  9. I imagine the designer wanted a narrow boat when sailed flat and a powerful and wide boat when heeled. It makes sense to want this as powerful boats are draggy when flat. Somehow it is a monohull that is starting to evolve toward a trimaran. Does it work ? I don't have a clue, it might be very draggy when heeled but I suspect that this was designed by somebody who was creative, a fairly experimented sailor and bold enough to try something different.
  10. Yes, the waarschip is superior in probably all aspects (assuming it is stiff and watertight enough to go offshore), but people who buy a Muscadet, buy it for this : Second hand I think that they are about 10 000€ so not really good value for money if you want to only use it as a pocket cruiser but great vfm if you want a boat that can offer tight one design racing + daysailing + cruising.
  11. Would be a nice barebone pocket cruiser as long as you don't mind running backstays.
  12. If you are nostalgic of plywood, a brand new Muscadet can be yours for the sum of 46 000€
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