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chesirecat

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That rudder could be shaped that way for cavitation reasons, since cavitation can climb up. 
Water (turbulent water) can run down the leading edge causing stalls,  particularly when trying to bear off with the boat heeled the wrong or not kept perfectly flat. This mod could also increase strength reducing flex.

 

Stingray~

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Water (turbulent water) can run down the leading edge causing stalls,  particularly when trying to bear off with the boat heeled the wrong or not kept perfectly flat. This mod could also increase strength reducing flex.
From the video I posted just now in the ‘comparison’ thread.

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Nutta

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It it me or is impossible to have a clue from isolated video in unknown wind strength, no idea of boat set up or what they are trying to do in a given session.. 

I can’t help but think people just sit on thread for teams they don’t support making random guesses 
Has Ben's rabble managed a quick AC boat yet? Ever?

 

barfy

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Don't need a lot at 35 plus knots.
But you might if you need to maneuver as a low rider in starts. I know it didn't happen often last cycle, but it did happen. Max said big focus on trying to get the other boat to lay down in the starts.

 

Nutta

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Cute, last time out only one team did, the winner. Artemis, oracle, TJ, team France, BAR none of them did  so they are all sit slow dogs too.. 

this time? No one knows including you oh so humble kiwis 
The BAR boats have a bit of history, designed with the might of F1, Concorde, and the Pope himself, yet have still to produce anything competitive. 

This time, new boats, new venue, maybe they'll do the job right and produce something fast...

 

atwinda

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The BAR boats have a bit of history, designed with the might of F1, Concorde, and the Pope himself, yet have still to produce anything competitive. 

This time, new boats, new venue, maybe they'll do the job right and produce something fast...
Ben is a bit like a guitarist who can play with the best but can't write his own music- He might have a hit when he can pay the right songwriter, but otherwise, it's just background noise.

 

KingMonkey

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Has GBR ever produced a quick AC boat, asking for a friend?
The David Holland 12m White Crusader II was generally considered to be quick although Harold Cudamore used the more conservative first boat until the fleet race which he won easily in the second boat. GBR Challenges Rob Humphreys twin fin was also supposed to show big gains over the first boat but came too late and they never got used to it. 
 

... but in short the answer is no or else they would have won it. 

 

JALhazmat

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Ben is a bit like a guitarist who can play with the best but can't write his own music- He might have a hit when he can pay the right songwriter, but otherwise, it's just background noise.
What kinda guitar did ETNZ rock up to San Fran with? Because it didn’t matter what anyone did with it it wasn’t closing the show.

In contrast the one Ben was using back then sure worked and played good tune..

point being no one has won the AC driving a slow boat ( speed or vmg for the Bermuda conspriracy pedants) 

 
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RobG

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Ben is a bit like a guitarist who can play with the best but can't write his own music- He might have a hit when he can pay the right songwriter, but otherwise, it's just background noise.
Classic troll. When was the last time an AC winner was designed by the guy at the helm? 

 
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