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    Not sure if this is better off here or the bilge.

    Sent to me by a Finnish friend this morning. An interesting design. It makes me think of some of the benefits of bilge keels taken to an extreme.

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    https://infinitiyachts.com/operation-fire-fox/

    The specialty of the yacht is the one-piece DSS foil wing that slides through the carbon fiber hull, which makes the yacht seem to fly at a high speed above the water surface.


    The DSS (dynamic stability system) is a fin that can be pushed from the side of the yacht into the horizontal water to the side, the side profile of which creates a lifting force in motion and reduces the tilt of the yacht
    https://remonews.com/finlandeng/the-...ir-feet-sport/

    https://www.doylesails.com/infiniti-52-the-big-reveal/

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    Default Re: Operation Fire Fox

    trolling ted hoppe
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Operation Fire Fox

    Oh look! “His” and “hers” wheels!
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    Default Re: Operation Fire Fox

    sometimes it's nice to have a spare

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    Default Re: Operation Fire Fox

    I've sailed with Hugh Welbourn, the inventor of the DSS system. I think the Open 60 foilers have eclipsed the DSS boat.

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    Oh man!
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    Default Re: Operation Fire Fox

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    trolling ted hoppe
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    Short handing at 7 crew. Foiling is pretty trick.
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