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    Default Sheeted in and charging hard

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    I'm struck by the contrast.

    This thing is an assemblage of countless advances in material techology, construction methods, and design... and still there's just a guy standing there with his hand on a wheel, trying to make it go well, just as there has been for a thousand years.
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    Default Re: Sheeted in and charging hard

    On a broad reach
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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Default Re: Sheeted in and charging hard

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Looks like it was drawn with a straightedge!
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    ^ Ayup, 'cept in this case it is justifiable in the pursuit of flat-out hullspeed.
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    Default Re: Sheeted in and charging hard

    There just isn't time for the water to go round any curves.Maybe there would be if Mr Coanda got involved and it would go a bit slower.Its the boat of a sailor I have huge admiration for and I watched it returning to it's berth after a day of tuning in preparation for the Route du Rhum last year.As with all the giant trimarans I find the steering gear fascinating and sensible in as much as its all out in the open where it can be scrutinised.

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