Agree. I had a Columbia Carbon 32. Hull had a somewhat flatter entry to promote planing.
Kernan designed it to plane all the way to Honolulu in the Transpac.
Upwind in chop was an entirely different matter! No so good……
All other thing being equal…..an anchored buoy will only move with a change in wind direction.
Unless the anchor moves or shitty line stretches or some dumb fuck in a powerboat roars by.
The gust that moved the bot may very well been had a wind shift in it.
I thought the bots did a fine job...
Lot of windage on these things.
Gusty conditions can overcome the BOT’s ability to say stationary.
Watched a start recently at the pin end. Gust pushed the BOT several feet downwind just before the start, changing the line.
Took a bit of time for it to regain it’s position.
Not major and...
From the M15 facebook page.
"Sailed in 10-20 today. Oversteered the jibe and over we go. Low tide, mast stuck in mud and won’t budge. As my crew and I are hanging out on the hull waiting for a motor boat, noticed spider crack in middle of hull. Cause? Need to be repaired?
Sucked to get...
The Carbon 32 had multiple rudder failures. And only 6 boats built.
Shaft was a frickin rectangle. Maybe .75-1.0” thick on one side, 3-4” the other way.
The carbon fiber strands would explode under load.