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BobBill

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Scows with chines; Scows with chines then "soft wings" beats spendy and impractical  foils. to me!!!

The future?

Like to see with/on keeler.

 
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LionessRacing

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Myrtle Beach,
The drag of a hull, without a "Step" (think Hydroplane powerboats or floats on a sea plane) will never diminish to the point achievable with foils.

Those examples work due to very high power, that gets the boat up and planing, and reduces the skin drag.  

Even with a step, you won't likely get there, especially in any kind of waves using sail power. 

A  simpler hull form will be cheaper, easier to understand and always slower for the same amount of wind and sail area. 

 
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