Jealousy? Heh. That’s an interesting take on things.
The foil shapes, systems and tech we can see, lots.Ha ha. But what else do we have to focus on?
Either way, knowing which one is in LEQ12 vs OD mode is not helpful unless you know what they are testing. Suggesting anyone here can tell if the AP is on or off is simply foolish.
So which is it?
But, let’s say you want to keep running down this rabbit hole…if both boats are in the same mode, either one AP completely sucks if AP is on for both, or one boat configuration completely blows if AP is off for both, or one of the crews can’t sail worth a damn, AP or no.
So which is it?
Ah, but it is the speculation which is the fun?
But those broad statements only make the issuer look foolish in due course? IMHO that is.I don't disagree, but speculation invites the use of words such as maybe, might, could, possibily, etc, etc, as well as a tone of discussion and curiosity.
Not broad statements by some that significant absolutes have already been determined - from watching a few videos...
But those broad statements only make the issuer look foolish in due course?
Without knowing what they are testing or what the differences are between the boats, it is impossible to say that either one AP sucks or doesn't, is off or on (you may think you know, but you in fact do not), etc... The same AP code with different foils could behave very differently based on the lift, angle, drag, etc. It may look unstable to you (I believe this is your "one boat configuration completely blows" case) but we don't have the numbers to back it up. It might be unstable, same speed, but better angle. You'd never be able to judge that unless you have the telemetry, which we don't, especially considering the videos are edited in a way to catch non-sailors interest.
You are fighting a Losing battle using logic and facts vs how many seagulls flew by in a frame of video shot on a potato at an indeterminate distance.Of course it's possible to see WHAT is happening in a video.
But it is not necessarily possible to see WHY it is happening.
That is the key point that you are missing.
And the fact that this is a testing phase, so it is possible to see a lot of aspects that may not be optimal.
It's not that difficult to understand.
This isn't spin, this is just push back at you suggesting that you know everything, when you are clearly not taking all the relevant factors into account.
Oh, there’s no reason for push back on that. My record of being right speaks for itself...and will continue to do so. Just wait.This isn't spin by some of us, this is just push back at you suggesting that you know everything…
The one to leeward is the LEQ12. It's got the dayglo bits of tape on the stern mast and the bowsprit.Gee, I don’t know Moz. You tell me.
I think it runs a little lower in the water, but seemed faster for it... but very hard to tell with such a long zoom lens, and it looks very gusty.
"ETNZ clearly doesn’t care about crew safety"I looked at two. I don't know where you're from, but there's nothing defamatory here. It's the rambling opinion of someone with no experience as a rac