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    The Ocean Race 2023 leg 3: Capetown to Itajaí, Brazil

    I cant get my head around the whole boat design of probably all the boats being too fragile for a round the world race. Surely building a boat that is 500kg heavier would be faster overall if you did not have to back off so much. (They are probably caring 100kg of carbon repair kit anyway)
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    Keeping our Multihulls shiny side Up!

    I think on any cruising boat the boards up thing would not do much at all. A light round hull day boat maybe but why would you try and get the boat to slip sideways down a wave anyway? The rudders are going to stop the stern from side slipping so all that will happen is the boat will...
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    The Ocean Race 2023 leg 3: Capetown to Itajaí, Brazil

    11th Hour have done an amazing job IMHO fixed rudder, fixed main, fixed crack in bow, hoisted main to full height and now sailing 3nm per 4 hours faster than the others
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    overload clutch as anti capsize safety

    Correct. Easing the traveller is like a fine tune of the main. If you want to depower the boat very quickly to prevent a capsize you must dump the main fully. Exactly the same as say a F18 beachcat. You work the traveller to keep the boat going but if you get overpowered dumping the traveller...
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    The Ocean Race 2023 leg 3: Capetown to Itajaí, Brazil

    looking at the wind is there any reason that that 11th Hour can not swing past Stewart Island and pick up a couple of rudders from a power boat and keep going? Would not even slow them down much.
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    overload clutch as anti capsize safety

    or you could sail an old Fountaine Pajot catamaran. The mast will fall down before it capsizes.
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    Weighing with Load Cells

    Load cells are what gives the information to the digital readout. The whole assembly are called scales I guess.
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    The Ocean Race 2023 leg 3: Capetown to Itajaí, Brazil

    just looking at these boats flying along I wonder why they dont make them more like the Americas cup boats. Less drag and the hull would be stronger(Less big flat panels)
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    Reefing setup (hooks, boom clutches, etc)

    Google Karver reef hooks. You would not bother with these on a boat under 50'
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    Weighing with Load Cells

    Generally the crane load cell will not be accurate enough. Hire a inline cell of the rough weight of the boat and put it on the crane hook.(plenty of companies do this) All our OMR racing weights are done this way. The other option is hire 4 cells connected to the one readout and put the boat on...
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    ORC57 #3 construction started...!

    A couple of points which may or may not help. I am a big fan of Garmin chartplotters(and we have had Raymarine and B&G on board at the same time but the Garmin is easier to read and use. A 150m2 code 0 is the go to sail for cruising. Faster when under 5kn TWS and less scary over 15kn. A carbon...
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    Building 15m carbon-fibre performance catamaran - "CarbonBee"

    Great project. She looks great and has the potential of being very fast
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    RORC Caribbean 600 2023

    I wonder what maserati is up to in the pacific?
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    RORC Caribbean 600 2023

    My instinct says that Maserati has been able to reduce their reaching sail size because when they are foiling they can generate more apparent etc etc The foiling penalty must be small.
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    And now there's a Gunboat 68 for sale (GB6804)

    Interesting the Gunboat 60 appears to go up wind in a high pointing mode matching angles with those top 55' racing monos. Not sure if they have worked out that that is the best VMG or she is being sailed by a bunch of mono sailors. On the other hand Tosca is going down wind at around 140 TWA...
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    RORC Caribbean 600 2023

    That gunboat 68 is one very fast cruising boat!!! I am sure Alex contributes to its speed but very impressive none the less. It will be interesting to see if she can catch Pyewacket.
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    Ava goes to the Caribbean 600

    Good luck to them. What a great adventure, sailing the boat there from NZ single handed then enjoying the experience.
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    Grainger R42 - 12.8mts Performance Cruiser Trimaran

    Upwind speed for venom was really impressive. They have obviously got it sorted now
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    2023 Sydney to Hobart

    Insurance companies are really good.....until something goes wrong and you need to make a claim. Patience seems to work with some of them. Good luck.
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    Dear Mr. Sidecar

    On the way down to the sail past. Bugger all wind and sidecar was moving nicely. I think the squaretop jib was choking simply because there was not enough wind to hold the battens up against gravity. I guess you could make a couple of carbon foam battens for the head or reduce the head size...

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