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    Default Farr Design 781

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    "The 13m IRC Daysailer combines the best regatta performance under IRC with want for a small crew size and a beautiful, striking appearance."

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    Default Re: Farr Design 781

    13 meter daysailor. itmustbeniiiiiiiice.

    I like that the helm is so far forward.

    Assuming that the proportions are real, she must draw 12' of water so she's ruled out of the chesapeake and most LIS racecourses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    13 meter daysailor. itmustbeniiiiiiiice.

    I like that the helm is so far forward.

    Assuming that the proportions are real, she must draw 12' of water so she's ruled out of the chesapeake and most LIS racecourses
    I love the effort. It would be too deep for me here in San Francisco. I have requested more information from Farr. It is currently (LOL!) out of my budget but if fortune turned - it would be the boat I would want to have or likely build for myself in carbon and cold molded cedar.
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    So does the weather wheel control the leeward rudder or are both wheels locked together? I guess they would be. So you'd have that weather rudder just creating drag while you sailed upwind?

    Obviously I am out of touch with modern yacht design.

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    Default Re: Farr Design 781

    If you're doing it right, the weather rudder doesn't present much drag at all.
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    These go-fast boats are impressive, but not for me.
    As I've stated before, "Tiller in one hand, glass of wine in the other" is my idea of sailing.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.
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    So they are locked, like on a scow? I assumed so but wasn't sure. And these boats are made to be sailed heeled like that upwind, even with the plumb bows?

    Speaking of scows, what do we think of these ugly-arsed new designs with the rounded off nose? It literally looks like a soap dish skimming across the water, though obviously people have done their homework and they are fast for their size. Just seems like pure hell if you are beating into a sea of any kind. Even a relatively small one.

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    Default Re: Farr Design 781

    The twin rudders (canards) also help when using larger combinations of asymmetrically cambered foil shapes which will demands more control over the larger wetted surface.
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    Default Re: Farr Design 781

    I have never heard a rudder called a canard before, is that an American thing, like guys/braces,etc.?

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