100ft carbon sloop Comanche - absolutely awesome!

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  1. daiquiri
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  2. Doug Lord
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    Great video-thanks! I think foils like WOXI's DSS are going to make narrow boats faster again-we'll have to see.
     
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    Wow! I'm inspired to start working in carbon fiber! That is one impressive boat! Wait... My wallet... Oh. That is a really cool video! Nice find!
     
  4. daiquiri
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    Yes, we shall see. There are limits to both ways of attaining the high speeds. Planing hul approach has to deal with high hull plating pressures and slamming loads, while foiling approach have to cope with cavitation and with high structural load on foils and their attachment to the hull. As the boat speed increases, so do these problems. So both approaches have their pros and cons.
     
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    WOW! A hundred foot 49er that cost as much as the national debt of a small country. It is beautiful.
     
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    I thought it was the worlds largest laser.

    An impressive technological achievement, none the less.
     
  8. Doug Lord
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    Comanche

    I found something in Pro Boat that might interest you guys-it's the daggerboard foil that might have been!
    Published in Pro Boat, courtesy of VPLP-Verdier*:
    * check the 2015 IMOCA 60 thread for their cool new Open 60 foil for BP.
     

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    Comanche did good with toe-in daggerboards. I am looking at the Sydney start surge that must be the outrage speed phenomena of the year.
    How do you read that?
     
  10. Kapteeni Kalma
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    They got heel, then more heel, and even more speed over competition!

    "Look at that thing go! We must be doing something wrong," - heard on Oats.

    They won't tell.
     
  11. Kapteeni Kalma
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    Closer look the bow was often proud. Comanche was short-waterlining with aftmast design. Unheard. Un-balance? No surprise that Jim Spithill fresh from AC was there.
     
  12. daiquiri
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    daiquiri Engineering and Design

    Looks like Google translator is still very far from perfection...
     
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    Wow, that is one gorgeous boat. Should do well in the SH race.
     
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    daiquiri

    is something lost in translation? Man up and tell.
     

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    Wild oats xi, a 9 yr old boat, beat it boat for boat in the Sydney Hobart race.
     
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