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  1. Rain Man

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Yeah, you can tell the skiers around here that did their twenties in Whistler in the 80's.  They have a different technique for turning left and right.  
  2. Rain Man

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    The rudder is a NACA 0013 with the aft end narrowing to the trailing edge about 4" short of where it should be.  I suspect it was 0013 instead of a standard 0012 to allow a bigger shaft and higher angles of attack without stalling.  To make it balance they shortened it in the fore and aft...
  3. Rain Man

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    The "tall backer" definitely could not stand up in the boat, except under the open hatch, but he could sleep in all the berths!  I think we agree that a bit more RM would allow more SA especially downwind, which is the boat's weak point. The rumour about the rudder is that there was a mould...
  4. Rain Man

    What brands from the 70s/80s would you resurrect?

    Dash 34 - only built properly with vacuum bagging, modern rudder and keel foil, and a carbon rig.  Still a great design (see the FP picture of Midnight Rambler which looks like a Dash 34 from above) but needed better execution than what was available at the time.

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