Canting keel, centerline daggerboard directly forward of keel, water ballast tanks. Hauls ass uphill, then at the weather mark, dump the ballast tanks, raise the daggerboard and you are planing your ass off downhill. Fast up and down, just a little more crew work.What's zappen'n with this ultracool boat?
You should post that vid of you guys overtaking that riviera I think on the swan ?Haven't logged in for a while, off season and all that, but in case your wondering Cadillac will be back better than ever with a smaller and slimmer bulb, a couple of improvements to the deck layout, slightly reduced P and as a result a lower IRC just under 1.14 meaning we don't have to beat the Farr 40 and Melges 32 over the line. We went out for a spin last weekend in 15-20 knots 4 up to try the new Onesails 11 sqm jib. It looked good but was made for 20k plus and we were better with the 16 sqm no 2 headsail managing 7 k+ upwind and 16k downwind in flat water. Last year with the larger short an bulky bulb we thought we were tripping over it and slower down wind (relatively speaking as we were still quicker than the M32). At this early stage we are confident we are quicker all round and it is a better boat to sail but we may sail 5 up in 20k plus. Mind you we only need 4 to handle the boat in any weather and the 5th would just be for weight upwind. We are also planning to do some offshore day races if we can satisfy the safety requirments so that should be fun.
I'd like to provide more video footage but keep in mind this is a one -off and there is no marketing team behind it so if I can get something I'll post it. In our mind 30ft sports boats or Super 30's like the C&C 30, Farr 280, M32 etc are too heavy and lack the get up and go of smaller sports boats. The Cadillac concept is a lighter boat with greater hull shape stability, a smaller rig and less crew which makes for more fun. Anyone looking to build something different in the 30 ft range should have a good look at the Cadillac.