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Interesting, in a confusing kind of way..

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A wetted surface phobia? 

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optical delusion

 

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4 hours ago, See Level said:

Here's the plans

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Fuck!

Now my eyes hurt twice in one thread!!!

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There was a design by a lady designer in a recent WoodenBoat issue( yeah, I’m one of those people) which had that same configuration. I thought it was odd looking and unnecessary. 

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what's it rate?

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10 hours ago, Bump-n-Grind said:

what's it rate?

not a second look .

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IIrc, In our local rating rules cat versions of that are banned, sort of half way between a cat and monohull that was tried pre WW1, an attempt to increase stability  by moving bouyancy outwards..

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Two wrongs don't make a right.

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The legendary pointing ability of a catamaran and the raw planing speed of a lead mine.  Perfect for the sailor who cherishes his annual fireside chats with the PHRF review board.

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On 6/29/2020 at 11:35 AM, Navig8tor said:

Well it seemed like a good idea at the time.........

no it didnt

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In NZ we had the Silver Bullet. Grant Firth design? Rumour was the owner had the decision of a new Elliott 55 - Future Shock or the Bullet. Didn't really work out......

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Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.

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I'm trying to find the reasoning, however faulty, behind this thing. An attempt to add stability aft may be a "reason". I think at most speeds this configuration would add wetted area. I mean the perimeter to area ratio for three triangles is going to be higher than for a single half-ellipse. And just where you want a full shape to maximize the pressure recovery, huge chunks of the hull have been cut out. I suspect it may be faster in reverse, or being dropped from a crane.

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