Oh I doubt that. Unless he passes a single floating object a wave isn't a static anything.Timing a whitecap transiting the length in 5.66 seconds, if the boat is 74 feet (? - on deck?) I get 7.7 knots.
I actually thought it looked better than I expected, it did appear to be moving, it didn't fall over and there was some breeze. Not saying it's a good boat, but is anyone prepared to admit it may have done a bit better than some of the more dire predictions?
Looks like American Magic has probably encountered dugg… unfortunately there is no actual footage in the video, but the preview shot is click bait of dugg.
Lmao.Timing a whitecap transiting the length in 5.66 seconds, if the boat is 74 feet (? - on deck?) I get 7.7 knots.
and it'll all be the fault of one brent swainLmao.
The 30' has barely any wake, so at best it is doing a lazy 5kts maybe up to 5.5 at most, on a reach.
Pulling away from seeker at about 2 kts, that puts seeker around 3, up to a max of 4 kts.
No wavelets in between small waves, relatively small waves with barely a white cap or two away from seekers influence, so 7-8 kts and fading wind.
With a substantially reefed main, and significant heel.
Yawn. Wake me when he gets 15 kts.
Call the CG when he is in 20 with 10' wave height. It should be quite v entertaining.
My money is still on a broad reach in 15 - 20, with 5' waves. This will be the BSO's earliest true weak spot.
The windward stem will lift and try going A over T, as the unbalanced rig digs in at the leeward forward quarter.
I don't like Bent's design / build method, but to be fair the BSO is an abomination of the method, stretching it to absurd.and it'll all be the fault of one brent swain
Junk rig sails generally alternate sides. That way there is no 'favored' side and it should point equally well (or badly) on either tack.Should the sails all be on the same side of their masts?
Truely an idea worthy of someone named Doug. Also add some lifting foils.Maybe he can put that dinghy(?) on slides and a winch system so he can shift the weight of it to the high side. That would be so ingenious and show once again how amazingly smarter then everyone else he is. How heavy is that thing and how does one get it off there? When she is about to go over you release the straps?
I like those. I think I'll weld a bunch of them onto the 10 foot aluminum ladder I use for a combination bowsprit and diving platform. I know they have holes - I know I can bolt them - but I'm a self made man in a free country and I've never met my mother or been within 100 yards of a dock.So he ends up using Harken roller bearing sheaves to replace his rusting homebuilt ones. May as well buy the well proven Harken low profile flip flop blocks which would be self aligning and not foul.