new mini, who says it needs to be beautifull

JMOD

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looks purpose built. Not very pretty, but pretty cool none the less.

more pictures and stories here:

https://www.facebook.com/notes/team-lalou-multi-lalou-roucayrol/le-mini-650-arkema-3-mise-à-leau-dun-bateau-révolutionnaire/1040310426057308

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Roleur

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Can't see the top of the rig, but how do you reef and keep the forestay connected?

Foils and a wing sail... Is it fast?

 
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Doug Lord

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Unlike the IMOCA 60's with their Dali foils that don't foil(foil assist only), this boat has rudder T-foils, a necessary ingredient for foiling-so it might actually foil.....

More power to them!

 
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neuronz

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They have my respect for trying, but that wing looks pretty far from having an advantage over classic mains in terms of lift and drag. Hope they get it sorted.

 

neuronz

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Unlike the IMOCA 60's with their Dali foils that don't foil(foil assist only), this boat has rudder T-foils, a necessary ingredient for foiling-so it might actually foil.....

More power to them!
Just had a closer look at the picture and the more interesting feature are actually the canting foils!

 

Kevlar Edge

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making the panels crosscut will not work. The panels should be built to match the wing structure.

being restricted to polyester makes this tough. Contender makes a poly code zero cloth thats woven poly taffeta on a poly mono film.

it would make a very stable poly cloth, ( class legal) that would work well along with a better cloth pattern to smooth out the wing.

 

SCARECROW

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Once you go to foils, why persist with the scow bow?
because the way stability is limited in the class the more form stability your hull has the more added stability you can generate by canting the keel. Your ballast is limited such that in the worst load case (ie keel fully canted etc) you can only lean over 10 degrees. if you have a wide platform with a lot of form stability it will take more ballast or cant to achieve this. So its a win-win with regards to vessel power.

 
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ColinG

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Yes, but once the foils are deployed, the form stability forward is irrelevant. I am not talking about skinny boats, just no need for the bulk forward

 

oioi

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In lighter airs wouldn't you want to maximise water line length whilst reducing wetted surface area. Not sure the scow delivers this.

 

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